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Not sure what weapon to start with? Check out our recommended weapons for players just starting Monster Hunter World (MHW)!
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The weapons we'll be recommending were chosen based on ease of use. However, there are times when certain weapons aren't as effective against specific monsters so we can't say they are the absolute best in every situation.
With a sword and shield, not only can you guard, but you can also get quite a few hits in before backing off. You have a lot of mobility as well making it easy to handle and great for beginners.
Great swords make up for their lack of mobility with raw power. You may not be able to get many hits in, but your overall damage is incredibly high making it a good choice for hit and run strategies. Beginners will have a typically easy time making use of great swords to deal a lot of damage.
When using a long sword, as you land hits you will charge up your Spirit Gauge. You'll be unable to block, but overall long swords are quite balanced, making them easy to pick up for beginners.
The above was our recommended weapons for starting out in Monster Hunter World. They may be easy for beginners to use, but that doesn't mean they can't be used in endgame content.
If you feel other weapons are worthy or being considered in our guide, leave a comment below!
Beginner's Guide | How to Play MHW
|Base Game Guides|
|Story Walkthrough and How to Unlock Iceborne||Money Farming Guide|
|Food Guide and All Canteen Ingredients||Best Timing for Well-Done Steak|
|Best Weapons for Beginners||How to Pause Quests|
|How Do Quest Rewards Work?||How to Track Monsters|
|What is Critical Distance?||How to Use Wedge Beetles|
|How to Use the Chat Functions||Character Creation Guide|
|How to Use the Training Area||List of Crafting Recipes|
|List of Poogie Costumes||How to Break Rank Caps|
|Monster Threat Levels||How to Raise Hunter Rank Fast|
|Post-Game Content||How to Find ??? Rathian Tracks|
|Weapon and Armor Augments||Explanation of Each Status Effect|
|How To Capture Monsters||How To Hunt Monsters|
|How To Mount Monsters||Monster Parts and Weaknesses Guide|
|How to Join a Friend's Expedition||Monster Crown Size Guides|
|How to Get the Dragoon Jump Emote||Tailraider Safari Guide and Best Items to Get|
|Argosy Guide and Best Choices||How to Aim Cannons|
|Alpha or Beta Armor||Lucky Voucher Effects|
|Bowgun Special Ammo Guides||How to Equip Skills|
|Difference of Cut and Blunt Damage Type||Hunting Horn Notes and Effects|
|Unchangeable Features||Turf Wars and List of Matchups|
|List of Trophies and How to Unlock (MHW)|
|What Does Attack Do?||What Does Defense Do?||What Does Elemental Resistance Do?|
|What Does Affinity Do?||What Does Elemental Attack Do?|
|All Grimalkyne Tribes and Rewards|
Best Weapons for Beginners
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