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

Best Gunlance (Early Iceborne)

Best Early Normal Shelling

Chrome Halberd II
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
10 552 0 Blast 330
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - - ①①ー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Shelling Type Normal Lv5
Sharpness
 Sharpness

Best Early Wide Shelling

Jyura Demolisher II
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
10 598 0 Water 420
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - - ③①ー
Shelling Type Wide Lv5
Sharpness
 Sharpness

Best Early Long Shelling

Anjanath Flamelance II
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
10 621 -20 Fire 600
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - - ーーー
Shelling Type Long Lv5
Sharpness
 Sharpness

Best Gunlance Lategame (Pre and Post Fatalis)

True Fatalis Gunlance (Normal Shelling)

True Fatalis Gunlance
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 897 -20 Dragon 150
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- High - ④④ー
Shelling Type Normal Lv7
Sharpness
 Sharpness

Why is it Good?

The True Fatalis has the highest possible level for its shelling type (level 7) and for a Fatalis Weapon, it only sports -20% affinity which can easily be offset by skills. Furthermore, shelling cannot crit so even leaving your affinity on -20% is completely fine.

Consummate Gunlance (Long)

Consummate Gunlance
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 644 -30 Dragon 390
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- High - ーーー
Shelling Type Long Lv6
Sharpness
 Sharpness

The Conssumate Gunlance comes from the jho tree and is naturally burdened with negative affinity. Thanks to the Gunlance's shelling, affinity isn't much of an issue so this can be completely ignored. The Consummate Gunlance also comes with Purple Sharpness so slotting in a protective polish can help it dish more damage.

Xeno Hamta (Long)

Xeno Hemta+
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 644 15 Dragon 300
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- Low - ④④ー
Shelling Type Long Lv6
Sharpness
 Sharpness

The Xeno Hamta is another Long Shelling type Gunlance. As opposed to the Consummate Gunlance, it has positive affinity and features 2 level 4 slot decorations. It however, doesn't have purple sharpness which can actually make it deal less damage on some builds.

Lightbreak Gunlance (Wide)

Lightbreak Gunlance
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 690 0 Blast 270
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - - ④③ー
Shelling Type Wide Lv7
Sharpness
 Sharpness

For a weapon that causes explosions, the Lightbreak Gunlance is a fitting end game weapon for the Gunlance. It has 1 level 4 deco slot and 1 level 3 deco slot. The level 3 deco slot can easily house in Coalescence for some easy firepower during boss fights and it also features blast which can increase its damage output even further.

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