How To Use Lance | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

This is a guide on how to use everyone's favorite blocking weapon in Monster Hunter World (MHW), the Lance. Read on more to learn about their controls and how to effectively use it.

Lance Basic Controls

Base Game Controls

Triangle button.png
Mid Thrust
O button.png High Thrust
Triangle button.png + O button.png
Wide Sweep
R2.png Guard
R2.png + Triangle button.png
Guard Thrust
R2.png + O button.png
Counter Thrust
R2.png + Dodge
Power Guard
R2.png + Move + Triangle button.png
Guard Dash
R2.png + Triangle button.png + O button.png
Dash Attack
Midiar R2.png
Dash Attack
L2.png Hold

Iceborne Exclusive

L2.png + R2.png
Slinger Burst
L2.png + Triangle button.png
Leaping Thrust
L2.png + Triangle button.png + O button.png
Dash Attack

Lance Defensive Power

The unique aspect of the Lance in Monster Hunter World (MHW) is its ability to block while attacking. The combination of the shield with the lance allows for versatile and precise attacks against hard hitting mosters.

Blocking Monster Attacks

The Lance is matched with a shield that gives you the ability to block monster attacks. Even against the strongest monster, when times correctly, the shield will protect you from damage.

Counter Thrust

The counter thrust is an efficient move that allows you to counter a monster's attack with your own. This move will protect you from incoming damage while dealing damage to the monster at the same time. You can also charge this attack to deal more damage!

Dash Attack

The Lance allows the hunter to move quickly through battle with the dash attack. Though, one unique thing you can do is dash towards a monster, when you are in contact with the monster, you will continue to deal damage as you dash.

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How to Use Each Weapon

Melee Weapons
Great Sword Icon.jpegGreat Swords Long Sword Icon.jpegLong Swords
Sword & Shield Icon.jpegSword and Shields Dual Blades Icon.jpegDual Blades
Hammer Icon.jpegHammers Hunting Horn Icon.jpegHunting Horns
Lance Icon.jpegLances Gunlance Icon.jpegGunlances
Switch Axe Icon.jpegSwitch Axe Charge Blade Icon.jpegCharge Blades
Insect Glaive Icon.jpegInsect Glaives
Ranged Weapons
Light Bowgun Icon.jpegLight Bowguns Heavy Bowgun Icon.jpegHeavy Bowguns
Bow Icon.jpegBows

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