GUN LANCE – MIX IN THE ADVANCE OF TECHNOLOGY

HISTORY

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.

Check out my post for Lance here

Monster Hunter World – I see an Anjanath, Can we call the royal army?

 

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MOVE SET

I do not own any ownership to the video below – this is the introduction video of official MHW channel on Youtube.


Similar to Lance, hitting triangle will result in a three thrusts combo, while mixing in circle will result in a overhead slam.

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Basic moveset of Gun Lance

 

 

This explosion can be triggered at any points during your standard thrust attack. You can either shoot out all current ammunition at once or mixing it to every attacks, but of course, you do need to reload if all fires are shot.

Reload Gunlance
Ammunition of Gunlance is shown next to sharpness bar, you will need to check and reload to unleash the power of this weapon

Exclusively in Monster Hunter World this time, Gun Lance also having another finisher, firing a direct missile to impale the monster and explode after few seconds.

 


BREAK DOWN

STRENGTH

  • Contains many unique traits of Lance
  • Capable of deliver massive damage with both the stab and shell attacks
  • As shell attack can be incorporated at any normal attacks, in the right hand, this open up combo fluidity
  • In the past, Gun Lance also famous for the ability to target unique monster parts with its wide arc of explosion

WEAKNESS

  • Just as the Lance, this will need sometime to master the pace of attack is slow and will require proper ammunition management.
  • Sharpness reduce very quickly after each shots
  • Limit option in evasion moves
  • Almost all animation make the players open to attacks
  • As the explosion is very large, hunters will need to be cautious while playing online to avoid friendly fire situation

CONCLUSION

If you already using the Lance and want some more spice, Gun Lance is the perfect choice. While keeping many advantages of Lance, this weapon still manage to deliver several new feasts

Please note that Gun Lance does have several types of “Shot Types” where your shell attack behave differently. I haven’t had a chance to experience this in the beta, so I will comeback and revise this post when the official game come out on 26 – December.

 

 

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