It seem CAPCOM never run out of ideas, before the Kingsect Glaive introduction in Mosnter Hunter 4, an unique weapon has been introduced to the series in second generation – The Hunting Horn, capable of dealing stun damage while provide boosts to the hunter and other teammates.
This big gun has been with the series since the beginning along with other classics (Great Sword, Lance…) taken it’s first appearance in the very first title. Famous for it’s damage and and mostly it’s look, this weapon has been a Gunner’s favorite for quite some time.
We have covered all weapons for close range combat in Monster Hunter World. Today let’s kick off the range weapon list with a weapon which name say for itself – Light Bowgun a weapon introduced in the very first Monster Hunter title – along with Great Sword, Lance, Hammer and it’s brother – Heavy Bowgun
While the name hunter alway give us an impression with bow, this weapon does not appear in the first Monster Hunter version. Introduced in Monster Hunter 2 in 2006, this weapon is the third ranged weapon in the game (After Light Bowgun & Heavy Bowgun) and since then has become one of the main weapon for players who prefer dealing damage from afar (not so far to be honest)
With all those classic, I believe you guys are looking for some thing more original now, with that in mind, the designer at CAPCOM did come up with a pretty interesting weapon – a tool that can control insect while providing the hunter with aerial abilities – The Insect Glaive.
First appear in Monster Hunter 4 – one of the most critically acclaim version of Monster Hunter. Charge Blade joins the weapons list as a technical weapons, capable of transform between two types of weapon: Sword & Shield (SnS) and Axe – similar to Switch Axe
One of the very first weapon in Monster Hunter, this classic combination has been around for 14 years. Return to Monster Hunter World, this weapon keeps all the unique traits while adding some cool addition in moveset
You guys may feel a little heavy and slow by now, today, let’s change the pace to another level, using the weapon that is well known for it’s lighting speed and badassery – The Dual Blades.
Slow and heavy at first, but is one of the best raw damage weapon in the game. To add insult to the monster injury, since Monster Hunter 2, this weapon have had the ability to KO monster when landed certain of hits to the monster head – earning the infamous title “KO King”
This Odachi-like weapon first appearance can be traced back to the very first Monster Hunter title, being a cosmetically different Great Sword. This only earned its position since Monster Hunter 2, where it officially become a main weapon in the series with moveset and abilities. Nimble and deadly, this weapon has been famous for it’s “Sprit Combo” since then.
Another iconic weapon in Monster Hunter series, first appear in Monster Hunter Tri. This technical weapon start off with an impressive appearance, but don’t let that fool you, it’s categorize as “Technical Weapon” for a reason.
First appear in Monster Hunter 2, this technical weapon join the family with a blast – literally. Combine the characteristic of Lance with the explosiveness gunpowder, this weapon is capable of dealing massive damage at close range while keeping the hunter safe from the monsters.