Best Great Swords | Recommended Great Swords | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

This is a guide to Game8's recommended Great Swords in Monster Hunter World (MHW) and MHW Iceborne! Read on to find out which Great Swords we think are the best and our explanations as to why!

Best Great Sword: Monster Hunter World

Wyvern Ignition "Impact"
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
7 1008 -15 Fire 510
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - 2 times ①①ー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Sharpness
 Sharpness

The Wyvern Ignition Impact was the king of Great Swords before the arrival of the Iceborne Expansion. This Great Sword boasted an attack rating of 1008 and white sharpness. Its greatest strength, however, is the fact that its element is hidden. This meant that the Non-Elemental Boost Skill could be paired with the weapon and take its damage to levels that other Great Swords just could not reach at the time.

Best Great Sword: MHW Iceborne

Black Fatalis Blade
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 1632 -30 Dragon 180
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- High - ④④ー
Sharpness
 Sharpness

The Black Fatalis Blade sits atop the mountain as the Best Great Sword in MHW: Iceborne.

Hunters can offset its rather high -30% affinity penalty with skills such as Agitator, Weakness Exploit, and Critical Eye. Additionally, The Black Fatalis Blade has a whopping 1632 attack rating and purple sharpness, making this Great Sword an all-purpose powerhouse that blew the competition away upon its arrival during the Final Free Update of the Iceborne Expansion.

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