LANCE – THE KNIGHT IN THE SHINING ARMOR
Let’s welcome another classics to our list (Check out my Great Sword post here – Monster Hunter World – Give me the big gun!)
Lance has been together with Monster Hunter since the beginning of this series. At a glance, this weapon seem to lack the coolness and complex moveset, you seem to only thrusting all day 🙂
However, turn out simplicity is also a key to victory, Lance can provide a very high dps if your positioning and attacks are on point. Combine that with the trusty shield which cover almost all your body, you have the tools to stand in the front line why “poking” that angry monsters.
I do not own any ownership to the video below – this is the introduction video of official MHW channel on Youtube.
This weapon can easily get overlook by new player for a reason – there are not much eye candy in it’s moveset. Both Triangle and Circle attack are consist of three thrust, while Triangle is mid thrust and Circle is up ward thrust, however, this has been the bread & butter of Lance since the beginning.
You can do a swipe attack by hitting Triangle & Square at the same time, thus this is not the strong point of lance.
Using R2 will raise your guard up, and you can also attack while raising guard making this weapon and their brother – Gun Lance the only weapon that has this ability. Another skill is the counter attack when raising guard. During this stance, if the monster attack, you will counter back with an upward thrust.
Till now, it seem Lance is the perfect weapon for hunter who like tanking the monster, and just like another tanker, Charge is also an attack for Lance, by hitting both Triangle & Square when , you will hold your shield up and run forward using your Lance.
During this charging animation, hitting O will make the hunter jump forward, if this attack landed, the wielder can mount the monster and unleash the fury.
Finally, dodging why using Lance consist of dashing around and small hop forward, which has been used by many experienced hunters as a mean to unleash endless combo (thrusts to be exact)
- Deal considerable damage despite the simplicity in moves
- The defense coming from the weapon is one of the best in game
- Able to tanking the monster at close distance
- Easy to target certain parts of monsters thanks to the thrusts
- The charge attack is multi hits, open chances for stacking effects
- Slow in movement and attacks speed
- Yeah, simplicity in moves is a sin too
- You can feel the weight of the lance just by control it, very trouble some to use the lance if you are not used to it’s moveset.
If you are looking for some beefy defense, then Lance is your best choice, while heavy and difficult to control, this huge weapon offer the formidable strength of a wall – literally – making the attack from that huge monsters become a scratch (Just some monsters of course, don’t jump in and tanking a dragon alone bro)