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

Best Switch Axe (Early Iceborne)

Saber's Bite II

Saber's Bite II
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
10 910 0 Sleep 420
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- - - ③③ー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Phial Type Exhaust Phial
Sharpness
 
Sharpness

Why is it Good?

Saber's Bite is one of the easiest Switch Axe you to craft. It also features a sealed element making it possible to upgrade its damage via the Non-Elemental Boost decoration. It also has an exhaust phial which, if used with the Switch Axe's new move ZSD, can quickly stun monters.

Best Switch Axe Lategame (Pre and Post Fatalis)

Evanescent Glow

Evanescent Glow
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 980 0 Dragon 510
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
30 High - ①①ー
Hidden Element This weapon's element is Hidden and will require the Free Elem/Ammo Up skill to unlock.
Phial Type Power Phial
Sharpness
 
Sharpness

Why is it Good?

Similar to the Saber's Bite II, it's a non-elemental weapon but this time, it has higher damage, purple sharpness, AND a Power Phial. This makes the Evanescent Glow one of the better weapons to have before facing the end game monsters.

True Fatalis End

True Fatalis End
 Weapon Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
12 1225 -30 Dragon 150
Def. Elderseal Custom Slots
- High - ④④ー
Phial Type Power Phial
Sharpness
 
Sharpness

Why is it Good?

Switch Axes wants to deal damage and the Fatalis Weapon are your bestfriends when it comes to damage. The Fatalis weapons has the highest raw damage in the whole game. This is somehow heldback by the weapon's negative affinity but it can easily be offset by skills.

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