This is a list of the best Sword and Shields for the highest potential elemental damage in Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne. The Safi'jiiva, Kjarr, Alatreon and Fatalis weapons dominate each category with its potential in their respective element brackets. Read on to learn more!
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Each monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW) has elemental weaknesses and resistances that will allow you to hunt more efficiently. The best way to find out what a monster is weak to is through the Monster Field Guide.
Elemental Damage can be found in certain weapons. Note that not all weapons have elemental damage.
Elemental Builds are the most efficient when equipping the Safi'jiiva or Kjarr weapons while being paired with the Safi'jiiva armor set. This armor set effect is activated by wearing 3 pieces of Safi'jiiva armor for the maximum output.
Though, if only the weapon's elemental effect is to be considered, the Kjarr weapon will win more often than not. With the exception of the dragon element where Alatreon weapons dominate.
This is a collection of weapons that can be obtained during the Safi'jiiva Siege. By using Awakened Materials, these weapons have Awakened Abilities.
You can increase elemental damage of Safi'jiiva weapons with awakened abilities. Though, awakening weapons does take time and requires a good amount of grinding. at Awakened Level 23, a weapon is considered fully awakened and the weapon begins to change in appearance.
This is a collection of weapons that can be obtained during the Fury of El Dorado Event Quest.
Kjarr and rank 8/12 Taroth weapons have one of three possible weapons skills; Critical Element which increases elemental damage, as well as Critical Status Effects and Kulve Taroth Essense.
Alatreon weapon stats have high dragon element ratings. They also naturally have purple sharpness and average Elderseal which is why it beats out the Kjarr and Taroth weapons in the Dragon Elemental Damage category.
Where the Kjarr and Taroth weapons fall short in sharpness, the Alatreon weapons dominate from the outset.
Another note-worthy mention for the Dragon Elemental Damage are the Fatalis Weapons. They strong base stats though their elemental rating is not remarkable, they make up for it with good sharpness, high Elderseal and two level four slots.
|Kjarr Slicer "Stream"|
|Kjarr Slicer "Water"|
|Kjarr Slicer "King"|
|Kjarr Slicer "Myth"|
|Great Swords||Long Swords|
|Sword and Shields||Dual Blades|
|Switch Axe||Charge Blades|
|Insect Glaives||Light Bowguns|
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