How to Use Hammer | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

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

Hammer Basic Controls

Base Game Controls

Triangle button.png Standard Attack
O button.png Big Bang
Hold R2.png
While charging, R2.png + L stick.png
Charged Attack
While charging, O button.png
Power Charge
L2.png Aim Slinger (unsheathed)
L2.png + R2.png
Fire Slinger

Iceborne Exclusive Controls

L2.png + O button.png
Fire Clutch Claw
While charging, L2.png
Slinger Burst

Best Hammer Combos

Big Bang

Big Bang.gif
The Big Bang is the highest damaging combo for the Hammer. Fully executing this combo will allow you to deal a significant amount of damage to the monster you are fighting. This combo is the most effective when you are hitting the head of a downed monster.

While executing this combo, you can use the Left Stick to slightly change the direction of where you are hitting in case you are slightly off of your target.

O button.png > O button.png > O button.png > O button.png > O button.png

Charged Brutal Upswing

Charged Brutal Upswing.gif

The Charged Brutal Upswing is a very simple move to do in the game. Executing this simple move allows you to hit the monster's head, dealing a decent amount of damage to them. This move also allows players to reach heads that are higher than usual.

Hold R2.png > Release during the second charge

Spinning Flying Smash

Spinning Flying Smash.gif

This is a new move exclusive to players who own the Iceborne DLC. Executing this move will make the player clutch claw to the monster and hit them multiple times while they are spinning. A very good perk in executing this move is when the monster is moving, you will spin more and this makes you hit the monster multiple times.

Hold R2.png > Release during the third charge > L2.png

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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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