Best Hammers for Iceborne | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

This is a list of the best Hammer to use in Monster Hunter World Iceborne. Learn what's the best Hammer to use in Iceborne including the best Iceborne starter Hammer up until pre and post-Fatalis Hammer!

Best Hammer (Early Iceborne)

The Hammer are one of the most flexible weapons in monster hunter world. It can focus on raw damage, status ailments, and elemental attacks. We will list all the weapons viable for each type and reasons they're good (we will also be listing only blast status weapons due to the other ailments being extremely niche/situational).

Makhlab al-Nasr I

Makhlab al-Nasr I
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
9 1092 25 Sleep 390
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - - ーーー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Sharpness
 Sharpness

(Why is it Good?)

This is a pretty easy non-elemental weapon to craft for the hammer. You only need Kulu-Ya-Ku Materials to craft it and its also a non-elemental weapon which can be boosted by a non-elemental boost decoration. It also has a good upgrade path into the banbaro tree which can further increase its damage for midgame iceborne.

Best Hammer Lategame (Pre and Post Fatalis)

Fatalis Demolisher

Fatalis Demolisher
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 1820 -20 Dragon 150
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- High - ④④ー
Sharpness
 Sharpness

When it comes to raw damage, Fatalis weapons are always king and for a weapon that loves raw damage like the Hammer, the Fatalis Demolisher can pretty much carry you all throughout the game. It also has a high elderseal rating which can be helpful against elderdragons. Furthermore, it only has -20 affinity (which is lower compared to other fatalis weapons) and can easily be offset by augmenting its affinity.

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