Best Light Bowguns | Recommended Light Bowguns | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

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

Best Light Bowgun: Monster Hunter World

Light Bowguns (LBGs), like Dual Blades, were extremely situational weapons Pre-Iceborne Expansion. The following LBGs were considered the best during MHW's base game experience:

Kulve Taroth Light Bowguns

Taroth Blitz Support

Taroth Blitz "Support"
 Taroth Blitz "Support" Bowgun Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
8 247 0 None
Def. Slots Mods
30 ③ーー 1
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Lv2 Normal Ammo, Flaming Ammo
Auto Reload Lv1 Normal Ammo, Lv1 Pierce Ammo, Lv1 Spread Ammo, Lv1 Poison Ammo, Lv1 Sleep Ammo, Demon Ammo

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 1 6 -
Piercing Ammo 1 2 -
Spread Ammo 1 2 -
Sticky Ammo - 2 1
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo 3 2
Poison Ammo 1 4
Paralysis Ammo 5 3
Sleep Ammo 1 4
Exhaust Ammo 5 4
Flaming Ammo 3
Water Ammo -
Freeze Ammo -
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo 1
Slicing Ammo -
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo 1
Armor Ammo 2
Tranq Ammo 2

Catered to hunters that want to pack a punch and support allies as well, the Taroth Blitz Support is one of the best Light Bowguns on this list. It has great stats across the board and a very good ammo table.

Aside from being able to Rapid-Fire Lv2 Normal Ammo, the Taroth Blitz Support also has Lv1 and Lv2 Recovery Ammo as well, enabling hunters to heal their allies at a moment's notice.

Taroth Blitz Shot

Taroth Blitz "Shot"
 Taroth Blitz "Shot" Bowgun Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
8 273 -10 Average
Def. Slots Mods
20 ③ーー 1
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Lv1 Normal Ammo, Lv2 Normal Ammo
Auto Reload None

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 6 3 3
Piercing Ammo 5 3 2
Spread Ammo 4 3 2
Sticky Ammo - - -
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo - -
Poison Ammo - -
Paralysis Ammo - -
Sleep Ammo - -
Exhaust Ammo 5 4
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo -
Freeze Ammo -
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo -
Slicing Ammo -
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo 2
Armor Ammo 2
Tranq Ammo 2

The Taroth Blitz Shot is a great Light Bowgun for hunters who prefer using Normal Ammo.

This Light Bowgun's great overall stats, ammo table, and Rapid-Fire Lv2 Normal Ammo make it a very efficient weapon to almost any hunt it is brought to.

Kjarr Blitz Ice

Kjarr Blitz "Ice"
 Kjarr Blitz "Ice" Bowgun Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
8 260 10 Average
Def. Slots Mods
- ーーー 1
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Lv1 Spread Ammo, Lv1 Exhaust Ammo, Freezing Ammo
Auto Reload None

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 3 2 -
Piercing Ammo 3 - -
Spread Ammo 3 4 2
Sticky Ammo 2 - -
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo 3 2
Poison Ammo 6 -
Paralysis Ammo - -
Sleep Ammo 5 -
Exhaust Ammo 4 -
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo -
Freeze Ammo 3
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo 2
Slicing Ammo 2
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo -
Armor Ammo -
Tranq Ammo 2

The Kjarr Blitz Ice is a great Light Bowgun that is extremely effective versus monsters that are vulnerable to Ice Element Attacks.

On top of its amazing stats and decent ammo table, this Light Bowgun's Rapid-Fire Freezing Ammo is its best and deadliest feature.

Kjarr Blitz Decay

Kjarr Blitz "Decay"
 Kjarr Blitz "Decay" Bowgun Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
8 273 10 Low
Def. Slots Mods
- ーーー 1
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Water Ammo
Auto Reload None

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 3 2 1
Piercing Ammo 4 - 2
Spread Ammo 3 - 2
Sticky Ammo 2 - -
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo - -
Poison Ammo 6 3
Paralysis Ammo 3 -
Sleep Ammo 5 -
Exhaust Ammo 5 5
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo 3
Freeze Ammo -
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo 3
Slicing Ammo 2
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo 2
Armor Ammo -
Tranq Ammo 2

Kjarr Blitz Decay is an excellent Light Bowgun that hosts amazing stats and ammo tables across the board. It's Rapid-Fire Water Ammo ensures that any monster that is weak to Water Elemental Attacks are put down with great ease.

This Light Bowgun has also seen success with using Lv3 Spread Ammo if built around and modded correctly.

Devil's Madness

Devil's Madness
 Devil
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
7 299 -25 High
Def. Mods Augments Slots
- 3 2 ーーー
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire None
Auto Reload None

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 3 2 1
Piercing Ammo - - 2
Spread Ammo - - 2
Sticky Ammo 2 1 1
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo - -
Poison Ammo - 5
Paralysis Ammo - -
Sleep Ammo 5 -
Exhaust Ammo 5 5
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo -
Freeze Ammo -
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo 3
Slicing Ammo 2
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo 2
Armor Ammo -
Tranq Ammo 2

The Devil's Madness is undoubtedly, the best Spread Ammo Light Bowgun Pre-Iceborne Expansion.

With a whopping 299 base attack, hunters who could offset its -25% affinity penalty with the right skills and augments will ram through any monster they face.

Best Light Bowgun: MHW Iceborne

Pierce Ammo

Fatalis Depths
 Fatalis Depths Bowgun Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
12 371 -30 Very High
Def. Mods Augments Slots
- 4 - ④④ー
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Lv1 Normal Ammo, Lv2 Normal Ammo, Lv2 Pierce, Lv2 Spread, Lv2 Sticky Ammo, Slicing Ammo
Auto Reload None

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 5 4 3
Piercing Ammo 5 4 3
Spread Ammo 5 4 3
Sticky Ammo 2 2 1
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo - 1
Poison Ammo - 1
Paralysis Ammo - 1
Sleep Ammo - 1
Exhaust Ammo - 1
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo -
Freeze Ammo -
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo 3
Slicing Ammo 2
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo -
Armor Ammo -
Tranq Ammo 2

The Fatalis Depths is an amazing multi-purpose Light Bowgun that is especially effective with Pierce Ammo. Hunters who can build around it with the right skills, augments, and bowgun mods can hunt any monster with great ease and speed.

Spread Ammo

Blizzard Gust
 Blizzard Gust Bowgun Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
12 338 15 Average
Def. Mods Augments Slots
- 4 - ーーー
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Freeze Ammo
Auto Reload None

Ammo Table
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 4 - 1
Piercing Ammo - - 1
Spread Ammo - - 3
Sticky Ammo - - -
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo 2 1
Poison Ammo - -
Paralysis Ammo - -
Sleep Ammo - -
Exhaust Ammo 4 -
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo -
Freeze Ammo 4
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo -
Slicing Ammo 3
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo 1
Armor Ammo 1
Tranq Ammo 2

The Blizzard Gust earned the title of Spread Ammo Light Bowguns with its amazing stats across the board.

Hunters can easily reach 100% affinity if its 15% base affinity is complimented with the right skills, and augments. This maximizes the Spread Ammo's damage output, making the Blizzard Gust an excellent option for almost any hunt.

Sticky Ammo

Safi's Aquashot
 Safi
Rarity Attack Affinity Dev.
12 325 5 Very High
Def. Slots Mods
- ④ーー 5
Special Ammo Wyvernblast
Rapid Fire Lv2 Sticky Ammo, Water Ammo
Auto Reload Lv2 Pierce Ammo

Ammo Table
NOTICE:
Certain clip sizes can be improved via specific Bowgun Awakened Abilities.
Ammo Type Lvl 1 Lvl 2 Lvl 3
Normal Ammo 4 - -
Piercing Ammo - 1 1
Spread Ammo - - -
Sticky Ammo - 1 1
Cluster Ammo - - -
Recover Ammo - 1
Poison Ammo - -
Paralysis Ammo - 2
Sleep Ammo - 2
Exhaust Ammo - 1
Flaming Ammo -
Water Ammo 2
Freeze Ammo -
Thunder Ammo -
Dragon Ammo -
Slicing Ammo -
Wyvern Ammo -
Demon Ammo 1
Armor Ammo -
Tranq Ammo 2

Safi's Aquashot retains its title as the best Light Bowgun for Sticky Ammo versus the Fatalis Depths.

This Light Bowgun can increase its base attack rating with Awakened Abilities. This is important as Sticky Ammo rely on Attack rating and the Artillery Skill to boost its damage.

Find out how to Awaken Safi'jiiva weapons by clicking the link below:
Upgrading Safi'jiiva Weapons

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