Skills | List of All Skills and New Skills | Monster Hunter World (MHW): Iceborne

This is a list of all Skills in the game Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. The effects of all Skills and their max levels can be found here. Find out everything you needed to know about Skills!

List of All Skills

A-F

Skill Name Skill Explanation
Adrenaline
Max Lv: 1
Temporarily reduces stamina depletion when health is at 40% or lower.
Affinity Sliding
Max Lv: 1
Increases affinity by 30% for a short time after sliding.
Agitator
Max Lv: 7
Increases attack power and affinity when large monsters become enraged.
Airborne
Max Lv: 1
Increases the damage caused by jumping attacks.
Aquatic/Polar Mobility
Max Lv: 3
Lets you move more freely in water. Also prevents you from being slowed down by terrain effects, such as deep snow.
Artillery
Max Lv: 5
Strengthens explosive attacks like gunlance shells, Wyvern's Fire, charge blade phial attacks, and sticky ammo.
Attack Boost
Max Lv: 7
Increases attack power. Also improves affinity at higher levels.
BBQ Master
Max Lv: 1
Improves your skill at cooking meat.
Blast Attack
Max Lv: 4
Increases the rate of blast buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.)
Blast Functionality
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to apply blast coatings.
Blast Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Grants protection against blastblight.
Bleeding Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Grants protection against bleeding.
Blight Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Grants protection against all elemental blights.
Blindsider
Max Lv: 1
Improves the effectiveness of flash attacks and items.
Bludgeoner
Max Lv: 1
Raises attack as your weapon loses sharpness. Also boosts ranged weapon melee attacks and odds of stunning.
Bombardier
Max Lv: 5
Increases the damage of explosive items.
Botanist
Max Lv: 4
Increases the quantity of herbs and other consumable items you gather.
Bow Charge Plus
Max Lv: 1
Increases max bow charge level by one.
Capacity Boost
Max Lv: 1
Increases the gunlance's shell capacity and charge blade's phial capacity.
Carving Pro
Max Lv: 1
Prevents knockback from attacks while carving.
Cliffhanger
Max Lv: 1
Decreases stamina depletion when evading while clinging to walls or ivy, or when moving while grappling onto an enemy.
Coalescence
Max Lv: 3
Temporarily enhances attacks after recovering from blights or abnormal status.
Coldproof
Max Lv: 1
Nullifies the effects of cold weather.
Constitution
Max Lv: 5
Reduces stamina depletion when performing stamina-draining moves such as evading, etc.
Critical Boost
Max Lv: 3
Increases the damage of critical hits.
Critical Draw
Max Lv: 3
Increases affinity when performing draw attacks.
Critical Eye
Max Lv: 7
Increases affinity.
Defense Boost
Max Lv: 7
Increases defense. Level up to improve resistances as well.
Detector
Max Lv: 1
Shows rare gathering points on the Wildlife Map.
Divine Blessing
Max Lv: 3
Has a predetermined chance of reducing the damage you take.
Dragon Attack
Max Lv: 6
Increases dragon element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.)
Dragon Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Increases dragon resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels.
Dungmaster
Max Lv: 1
Makes monsters hit with slinger dung pods more likely to run.
Earplugs
Max Lv: 5
Grants protection from large monsters' roars.
Effluvia Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Gain a resistance to effluvial buildup.
Effluvial Expert
Max Lv: 1
Nullifies or reduces environmental damage in the Rotten Vale.
Elderseal Boost
Max Lv: 1
Increases the Elderseal of weapons and dragon ammo.
Entomologist
Max Lv: 3
Decreases the chances of destroying the bodies of small insect monsters, allowing them to be carved.
Evade Extender
Max Lv: 3
Increases evade distance.
Evade Window
Max Lv: 5
Extends the invulnerability period when evading.
Fire Attack
Max Lv: 6
Increases fire element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.)
Fire Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Increases fire resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels.
Flinch Free
Max Lv: 3
Prevents knockbacks and other reactions to small damage.
Focus
Max Lv: 3
Increases the fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks.
Forager's Luck
Max Lv: 1
Increases the chance of finding rare gathering points.
Fortify
Max Lv: 1
Temporarily increases your attack and defense every time you faint up to 2 times.
Free Elem/Ammo Up
Max Lv: 3
Unlocks your weapon's hidden element. Also increases bowgun loading capacity. (There is a cap to loading capacity.)
Free Meal
Max Lv: 1
Gives you a predetermined chance of consuming a food or drink item for free.

G-N

Skill Name Skill Explanation
Geologist
Max Lv: 3
Increases the number of times you can use a gathering point.
Guard
Max Lv: 5
Reduces knockbacks and stamina depletion when guarding.
Guard Up
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to guard against ordinarily unblockable attacks.
Guts
Max Lv: 1
Above a certain health threshold, you withstand an attack that would normally cart you (once only).
Handicraft
Max Lv: 5
Extends the weapon sharpness gauge. However, it will not increase the gauge past its maximum.
Health Boost
Max Lv: 3
Increases health.
Heat Guard
Max Lv: 1
Nullifies damage from heat.
Heavy Artillery
Max Lv: 2
Increases the firepower of ballistae and cannons.
Heroics
Max Lv: 7
Increases attack power and defense when health drops to 35% or lower.
Honey Hunter
Max Lv: 1
Increases the quantity of honey you receive when gathering in the field.
Horn Maestro
Max Lv: 1
Increases the effect duration of hunting horn melodies.
Hunger Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Reduces maximum stamina depletion over time. However, does not work against cold environments that reduce stamina.
Ice Attack
Max Lv: 5
Increases ice element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.)
Ice Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Increases ice resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels.
Intimidator
Max Lv: 3
Reduces the chances small monsters will attack after spotting you. (No effect on certain monsters.)
Iron Skin
Max Lv: 3
Grants protection against Defense Down.
Item Prolonger
Max Lv: 3
Extends the duration of some item effects.
Jump Master
Max Lv: 1
Prevents attacks from knocking you back during a jump.
Latent Power
Max Lv: 5
Temporarily increases affinity and reduces stamina depletion when certain conditions are met.
Leap of Faith
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to do a dive-evade when facing towards large monsters, and extends the dive-evade distance.
Marathon Runner
Max Lv: 3
Slows down stamina depletion for actions which continuously drain stamina (such as dashing).
Master Fisher
Max Lv: 1
Improves your skill at fishing.
Master Gatherer
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to gather more quickly, and also prevents attacks from knocking you back while gathering.
Master Mounter
Max Lv: 1
Makes it easier to mount monsters.
Maximum Might
Max Lv: 5
Increases affinity as long as stamina is kept full for a period of time.
Mind's Eye/Ballistics
Max Lv: 1
Prevents attacks from being deflected. Also shortens the distance before ammo and arrows reach maximum power.
Muck Resistance
Max Lv: 1
Reduces impairments to mobility while stuck in monster muck.
Mushroomancer
Max Lv: 3
Lets you digest mushrooms that would otherwise be inedible and gain their advantageous effects.
Non-elemental Boost
Max Lv: 1
Powers up non-elemental weapons you have equipped.
Normal Shots
Max Lv: 1
Increases the attack power of normal ammo and normal arrows.

O - Z

Skill Name Skill Explanation
Offensive Guard
Max Lv: 3
Temporarily increases attack power after executing a perfectly-timed guard.
Palico Rally
Max Lv: 5
Powers up Palicoes.
Para Functionality
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to apply paralysis coatings.
Paralysis Attack
Max Lv: 4
Increases the rate of paralysis buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.)
Paralysis Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Reduces the duration of paralysis.
Partbreaker
Max Lv: 3
Makes it easier to break or sever parts of large monsters.
Peak Performance
Max Lv: 3
Increases attack when your health is full.
Piercing Shots
Max Lv: 1
Increases the attack power of piercing ammo and Dragon Piercer.
Poison Attack
Max Lv: 4
Increases the rate of poison buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.)
Poison Functionality
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to apply poison coatings.
Poison Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Reduces damage while poisoned.
Power Prolonger
Max Lv: 3
Allows long swords, dual blades, insect glaives, switch axes, and charge blades to stay powered up longer.
Pro Transporter
Max Lv: 1
Increases your speed while transporting items and decreases the likelihood of dropping them.
Protective Polish
Max Lv: 1
Weapon sharpness does not decrease for a set time after sharpening.
Provoker
Max Lv: 1
Increases the attention drawn when attacking a monster.
Quick Sheath
Max Lv: 3
Speeds up weapon sheathing.
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
Max Lv: 1
Halves sharpness loss. For bows and bowguns, shots have a chance not to expend coatings or ammo.
Recovery Speed
Max Lv: 3
Speeds healing of recoverable damage (the red portion of the health gauge).
Recovery Up
Max Lv: 3
Increases the amount recovered when restoring health.
Resentment
Max Lv: 5
Increases attack when you have recoverable damage (the red portion of your health gauge).
Resuscitate
Max Lv: 1
Improves evasion and reduces stamina depletion when afflicted with abnormal status effects.
Safe Landing
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to quickly recover from heavy attacks that blow you back when you have your weapon unsheathed.
Scenthound
Max Lv: 1
Increases your scoutflies' gauge fill rate when you find tracks and other traces left by monsters.
Scholar
Max Lv: 1
大型モンスターの調査が進みやすくなる。
Scoutfly Range Up
Max Lv: 1
Expands your scoutflies' detection range.
Sleep Attack
Max Lv: 3
Increases the rate of sleep buildup. (Elemental buildup has a maximum limit.)
Sleep Functionality
Max Lv: 1
Allows you to apply sleep coatings.
Sleep Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Reduces the duration of sleep.
Slinger Capacity
Max Lv: 3
Increases loading capacity for slinger ammo obtained in the field. Limits the amount of ammo used when firing certain shots.
Slugger
Max Lv: 3
Makes it easier to stun monsters.
Special Ammo Boost
Max Lv: 2
Increases the power of bowgun special ammo, Dragon Piercer, and Thousand Dragons.
Speed Crawler
Max Lv: 1
Increases movement speed while crouching.
Speed Eating
Max Lv: 3
Increases meat-eating and item-consumption speed.
Speed Sharpening
Max Lv: 3
Speeds up weapon sharpening when using a whetstone.
Spread/Power Shots
Max Lv: 1
Increases the attack power of spread ammo, power shot arrows, and Thousand Dragons.
Stamina Surge
Max Lv: 3
Stamina Surge
Stamina Thief
Max Lv: 3
Increases certain attacks' ability to exhaust monsters.
Stealth
Max Lv: 3
Makes it easier for monsters to lose sight of you.
Stun Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Reduces stun duration.
Survival Expert
Max Lv: 3
Extra health is recovered from environmental interactables like Sporepuffs or Wiggly Litchi.
Thunder Attack
Max Lv: 5
Increases thunder element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.)
Thunder Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Increases thunder resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels.
Tool Specialist
Max Lv: 5
Reduces the recharge time for specialized tools.
Tremor Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Grants protection against ground tremors.
Water Attack
Max Lv: 6
Increases water element attack power. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.)
Water Resistance
Max Lv: 3
Increases water resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels.
Weakness Exploit
Max Lv: 3
Increases the affinity of attacks that exploit a monster weak spot.
Wide-Range
Max Lv: 5
Allows the effects of certain items to also affect nearby allies.
Wind Proof
Max Lv: 5
Grants protection against wind pressure.

Secrets

Skill Bonus Secret
Set Requirement
New Max level
Bombardier Secret Commission Alchemy Max Level: 5
Latent Power Secret Zinogre Essence Max Level: 7
Artillery Secret Brachydios Will or Zorah Magdaros Essence Max Level: 5
Slugger Secret Diablos Ambition Max Level: 5
Free Meal Secret Tigrex Essence Max Level: 3
Maximum Might Secret Rajang Will and Glavenus Essence Max Level: 5
Agitator Secret Brachydios Will and Brachydios Essence Max Level: 5
Divine Blessing Secret Gold Rathian Essence Max Level: 5
Slinger Ammo Secret Silver Rathalos Essence Max Level: 5
Stamina Thief Secret Deviljho Essence Max Level: 5

Secrets allow you to increase the limit of a certain skill that it's allowed skill level. This will open up new builds that can greatly increase the potential of your character.

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