Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Best Armor Guide – High and Low Rank Armor, Armor Stats

In this Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Guide, we will be showing you some of the best armor you can get in the game and advantages of each armor, low or high rank.

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne Best Armor

The following is a list of the best armor you can find in Monster Hunter: World Iceborne expansion.

5-star Melee Armor

Versatile for all the Melee Weapons

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Odogaron Helm Bleeding Resistance (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Odogaron Vambraces Constitution (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Death Stench Heel Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
152 12 9 -10 -5 -7

Skills

  • Bleeding Resistance (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Constitution (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Handicraft (Level 1)

For Charge Blades

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Diablos Helm Critical Draw (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist High Metal Coil Capacity Boost (Level 1)
Leg Death Stench Heel Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
128 9 -3 -3 4 -5

Skills

  • Critical Draw (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Evade Extender (Level 1)
  • Capacity Boost (Level 1)
  • Handicraft

For Dual Blades

Equipment Name Skill
Head Rathalos Helm Attack Boost (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Rathalos Braces Fire Resistance (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Death Stench Heel Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
152 14 7 -10 3 -13

Skills

  • Attack Boost (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Fire Resistance (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Handicraft (Level 1)

For Great Sword

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Diablos Helm Critical Draw (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Death Stench Grip Focus (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Death Stench Heel Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
156 14 5 -8 1 -9

Skills

  • Critical Draw (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Focus (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Handicraft (Level 1)

For Long Sword

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Death Stench Grip Focus (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Death Stench Heel Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
146 10 6 -6 4 -9

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Focus (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Handicraft (Level 1)

For Gunlance

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Barroth Helm Guard (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Lumu Vambraces Artillery (Level 1)
Waist High Metal Coil Capacity Boost (Level 1)
Leg Anja Greaves Artillery (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
102 0 -2 -2 3 -3

Skills

  • Artillery (Level 2)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Guard (Level 1)
  • Capacity Boost (Level 1)

For Switch Axe

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Death Stench Heel Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco
Phial

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
130 7 1 -1 1 -5

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Evade Extender (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Handicraft

4-star Melee Armor

Versatile Armor

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest High Metal Mail Earplugs (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil Item Prolonger (Level 1)
Leg Hornetaur Greaves Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
84 -2 -9 3 4 4

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 1)
  • Earplugs (Level 1)
  • Evade Extender (Level 1)
  • Item Prolonger (Level 1)
  • Handicraft

For Gunlance

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Barroth Helm Guard (Level 1)
Chest High Metal Mail Earplugs (Level 1)
Arms Lumu Vambraces Artillery (Level 1)
Waist High Metal Coil Capacity Boost (Level 1)
Leg Anja Greaves Artillery (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
90 -3 -4 -2 5 0

Skills

  • Guard (Level 1)
  • Earplugs (Level 1)
  • Artillery (Level 2)
  • Capacity Boost (Level 1)

3-star Melee Armor

Recommended

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Kulu Mail Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Arms Barroth Vambraces Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil Item Prolonger (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
64 -4 -12 3 1 0

Skills

  • Constitution (Level 1)
  • Stamina Surge (Level 1)
  • Marathon Runner (Level 1)
  • Item Prolonger (Level 1)
  • Focus (Level 1)

2-star Melee Armor

Recommended

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Jagras Helm Speed Eating (Level 1)
Chest Bone Mail Attack Boost (Level 1)
Arms Jagras Vambraces Palico Rally (Level 1)
Waist Hunter’s Coil Scenthound (Level 1)
Leg Kulu Greaves Critical Eye (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
38 0 3 0 -1 4

Skills

  • Speed Eating (Level 1)
  • Attack Boost (Level 1)
  • Palico Rally (Level 1)
  • Scenthound (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)

5-star Ranged Armor

For Bow

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Tzitzi Mail Constitution (Level 1)
Arms Odogaron Vambraces Constitution (Level 1)
Waist Diablos Coil Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
110 4 -5 -5 -8 2

Skills

  • Constitution (Level 3)
  • Marathon Runner (Level 1)
  • Focus (Level 1)

For Heavy Bowgun

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist Odogaron Coil Critical Eye (Level 1)
Leg Kulu Greaves Critical Eye (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
108 4 -4 1 -1 -1

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
  • Evade Extender (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 2)

4-star Ranged Armor

For Bow

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Anja Mail Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Arms Barroth Vambraces Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil Item Prolonger (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
80 -2 -10 1 -1 2

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 1)
  • Marathon Runner (Level 2)
  • Item Prolonger (Level 1)
  • Focus (Level 1)

For Heavy and Light Bowgun

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex Evade Window (Level 1)
Chest Tzitzi Mail Constitution (Level 1)
Arms Anja Vambraces Special Ammo Boost (Level 1)
Waist Anja Coil Fire Resistance (Level 1)
Leg Anja Greaves Artillery (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
100 8 -10 -4 -5 2

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 1)
  • Constitution (Level 1)
  • Special Ammo Boost (Level 1)
  • Fire Resistance (Level 1)
  • Artillery (Level 1)

3-star Ranged Armor

For Bow

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Kulu Mail Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Arms Barroth Vambraces Marathon Runner (Level 1)
Waist Pukei Coil Poison Attack (Level 1)
Leg Jyura Greaves Focus (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
66 -4 -6 0 0 1

Skills

  • Constitution (Level 1)
  • Stamina Surge (Level 1)
  • Marathon Runner (Level 1)
  • Poison Attack (Level 1)
  • Focus (Level 1)

For Bowgun

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Kadachi Helm Constitution (Level 1)
Chest Kulu Mail Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces Evade Extender (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil Item Prolonger (Level 1)
Leg Kulu Greaves Critical Eye (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
62 0 -15 6 3 0

Skills

  • Constitution (Level 1)
  • Stamina Surge (Level 1)
  • Evade Extender (Level 1)
  • Item Prolonger (Level 1)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)

8-star Melee Armor

Versatile Armor Set

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Rath Soul Helm β Critical Boost (Level 1)
Chest Rathalos Mail β Weakness Exploit (Level 2)
Arms Kaiser Vambraces β Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Waist Nergigante Coil β Attack Boost (Level 2)
Leg Dober Greaves β Attack Boost (Level 2)
Charm Master’s Charm III Critical Eye (Level 3)
Deco Attack Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Attack Boost (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Critical Boost (Level 1)
Critical Boost (Level 1)

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
298 8 1 -3 -5 -5

Skills

  • Critical Boost (Level 3)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 3)
  • Attack Boost (Level 5)
  • Critical Eye (Level 6)

For High Critical Hit on Weak Points of monsters

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Bazel Helm β Earplugs (Level 2)
Chest Dober Mail β Attack Boost (Level 1)
Arms Nergigante Vambraces α Agitator (Level 2)
Attack Boost (Level 2)
Waist Bazel Coil β Earplugs (Level 2)
Leg Nergigante Greaves β Maximum Might (Level 1)
Charm Exploiter Charm II Weakness Exploit (Level 2)
Deco Earplug Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Earplugs (Level 1)
Attack Boost (Level 1)
Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Critical Boost (Level 1)

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
304 6 4 -15 -3 -6

Skills

  • Earplugs (Level 5)
  • Attack Boost (Level 4)
  • Agitator (Level 2)
  • Maximum Might (Level 1)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 3)
  • Critical Eye (Level 2)
  • Critical Boost (Level 1)

6-star Melee Armor

Focused on Evasion

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head King Beetle Vertex β Evade Window (Level 2)
Chest Kulu Mail α Stamina Surge (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Arms Kadachi Vambraces α Evade Extender (Level 2)
Waist Jagras Coil α Fortify (Level 1)
Speed Eating (Level 1)
Leg Alloy Greaves α Speed Sharpening (Level 2)
Charm Handicraft Charm I Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
202 -5 -5 2 -2 3

Skills

  • Evade Window (Level 2)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Evade Extender (Level 2)
  • Speed Eating (Level 1)
  • Speed Sharpening (Level 2)
  • Handicraft (Level 1)
  • Stamina Surge (Level 1)

Focused on Sharpness

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Zorah Headgear β Handicraft (Level 1)
Chest Bone Mail α Attack Boost (Level 2)
Arms Bone Vambraces α Slugger (Level 1)
Attack Boost (Level 1)
Waist Kulu Coil α Item Prolonger (Level 2)
Leg Hornetaur Greaves α Handicraft (Level 1)
Dragon Attack (Level 1)
Charm Handicraft Charm I Handicraft (Level 1)
Deco

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
194 7 -7 -3 -5 -5

Skills

  • Handicraft (Level 3)
  • Attack Boost (Level 3)
  • Slugger (Level 1)
  • Item Prolonger (Level 2)
  • Dragon Attack (Level 1)

8-star Ranged Armor

Increased Ammo Capacity

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Nergigante Helm β Maximum Might (Level 2)
Chest Rath Soul Mail β Free Elem/Ammo Up (Level 1)
Arms Kaiser Vambraces β Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Waist Nergigante Coil β Attack Boost (Level 2)
Leg Nergigante Greaves β Maximum Might (Level 1)
Charm Awakening Charm II Free Elem/Ammo Up (Level 2)
Deco Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Critical Boost (Level 1)
Critical Boost (Level 1)
Weakness Exploit Level 1
Weakness Exploit Level 1
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Attack Boost 1

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
312 9 2 -6 -3 -12

Skills

  • Maximum Might (Level 3)
  • Free Elem/Ammo Up (Level 3)
  • Weakness Exploit (Level 3)
  • Attack Boost (Level 3)
  • Critical Boost (Level 2)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)

For Special Ammo

Slot Equipment Name Skill
Head Dragonking Eyepatch α Weakness Exploit (Level 2)
Chest Kaiser Mail β Special Ammo Boost (Level 2)
Arms Kaiser Vambraces β Weakness Exploit (Level 1)
Waist Nergigante Coil β Attack Boost (Level 2)
Leg Nergigante Greaves β Maximum Might (Level 1)
Charm Mighty Charm II Maximum Might (Level 2)
Deco Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Elementless Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Critical Boost (Level 1)
Critical Boost (Level 1)
Critical Boost (Level 1)
Non-elemental Boost (Level 1)
Critical Eye (Level 1)
Attack Jewel (Level 1)

Stats

Def Fire Water Thunder Ice Dragon
326 8 -4 -4 -4 -4

Skills

  • Weakness Exploit (Level 3)
  • Special Ammo Boost (Level 2)
  • Attack Boost (Level 3)
  • Maximum Might (Level 3)
  • Critical Boost (Level 3)
  • Critical Eye (Level 1)
  • Non-elemental Boost (Level 1)