Best Hunting Horn Builds for Iceborne 2020-2021 | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Want to learn about the best Hunting Horn Builds for Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne? Look no further than our best endgame builds for Hunting Horn! This build is made on Iceborne's last patch and is a build that is centered around Iceborne's Meta Endgame builds.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Hunting Horn Recommended Skills

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Best Skills for Hunting Horn

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Hunting Horn Endgame Meta Build

Endgame Fatalis Armor Build

Weapon Decorations
Fatalis Menace Wailer Challenger Jewel+ 4 x1
Challenger Jewel+ 4 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Beta + Attack Jewel+ 4 x3
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x2
Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Vambraces Dragonclaws Beta + Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Waist Dragonbarbs Beta + Critical/Maintenance Jewel 4 x3
Legs Dragonfeet Beta + Flawless/Evasion Jewel 4 x3
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Fatalis Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 7 Critical Eye 7
Agitator 7 Evade Window 5
Tool Specialist 5 Weakness Exploit 3
Critical Boost 3 Stun Resistance 3
Peak Performance 3 Horn Maestro 2
Evade Extender 2 Flinch Free 1
Fatalis Legend 4
hunter guide A Hunting Horn skilll setup that's focused on damage. The slugger skill was removed in favor of dealing damage and other QoL skills like Evade WIndow, Horn Maestro, and Flinch Free to ensure that the buffs never stops coming.

Hunting Horn Meta Builds for Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Full Offense Build

Full Offense Build Sleep Horn Build Awakened Paralysis Horn Build
Awakened Support with Earplugs Build Awakened Wide Area Healer Build
Weapon Decorations
The Rasping Ballad Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Handicraft/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Armor Kaiser Mail Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Sonorous Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Earplug/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Earplugs Jewel+ 4 x1
Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Garuga Greaves Beta + Earplugs Jewel+ 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Charm Handicraft Charm IV None

Full Offense Build Skill List

Skills
Horn Maestro 2 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Handicraft 5
Critical Boost 3 Non-elemental Boost 1
Earplugs 5 Evade Window 1
Critical Eye 7 Heat Guard 1
Latent Power 1 Teostra Technique
hunter guide Who said Hunting Horns are only meant for support? Here's our non-elemental Acidic Glavenus Horn with a Teostra set. Horn Maestro is kept as usual for lengthier buffs and the majority of other skills are damage skills for more offensive capability.

Sleep Horn Build

Full Offense Build Sleep Horn Build Awakened Paralysis Horn Build
Awakened Support with Earplugs Build Awakened Wide Area Healer Build
Weapon Decorations
Nyx Barone II Critical Jewel 2 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Sleep Jewel 1 x2
Armor Artian Mail Beta + Sleep Jewel+ 4 x1
Vambraces Damascus Vambraces Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Sonorous Jewel 1 x1
Waist Artian Coil Beta + Earplug/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Sonorous Jewel 1 x1
Legs Garuga Greaves Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Charm Earplugs Charm IV None

Sleep Horn Build Skill List

Skills
Horn Maestro 2 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Handicraft 2
Critical Boost 3 Sleep Attack 4
Earplugs 5 Evade Window 1
Critical Eye 7 Peak Performance 1
Tool Specialist 1 Ancient Divinity
hunter guide A more flexible ailment build featuring the Artian set for the Ancient Divinity secret. Dubbed as the baby golden lune set, it's ailment buildup together with sleep4 can allow you to knock these monsters to sleep. Not only does this present a good flinch shot, it also gives you a window to apply all of your buffs for free.

Awakened Paralysis Horn Build Build

Full Offense Build Sleep Horn Build Awakened Paralysis Horn Build
Awakened Support with Earplugs Build Awakened Wide Area Healer Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Bindhorn Brace/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Earplugs Jewel+ 4 x2
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Grand God's Peer Garbs Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Beta + Attack Jewel+ 4 x2
Waist Grand God's Peer Belt Beta + Earplug/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Legs Brachydium Greaves Beta + Sonorous Jewel+ 4 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x2
Charm Challenger Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Attack Melody III Sharpness Increase VI Attack Increase V x3

Awakened Paralysis Horn Build Skill List

Skills
Agitator 7 Attack Boost 7
Health Boost 3 Critical Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Earplugs 5
Maximum Might 5 Horn Maestro 2
Evade Window 1 Evade Window 1
Brachydios Will 3 Rajang Will 2
hunter guide A maximum might agitator build featuring a mix of Rajang and raging brachy set. What it differs from the previous build is it's more focused on QoL skills to ensure your safety which allows you to play buffs much more easier. Even so, don't forget to launch an offensive too!

Awakened Support with Earplugs Build

Full Offense Build Sleep Horn Build Awakened Paralysis Horn Build
Awakened Support with Earplugs Build Awakened Wide Area Healer Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Bindhorn Sonorous Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Attack Jewel+ 4 x2
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Armor Grand God's Peer Garbs Beta + Brace/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
KO Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Critical/Maintenance Jewel 4 x1
Waist Grand God's Peer Belt Beta + KO/Maintenance Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Brachydium Greaves Beta + KO/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x2
Charm Challenger Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Earplugs Melody I Sharpness Increase VI Attack Increase V x3

Awakened Support with Earplugs Build Skill List

Skills
Slugger 3 Attack Boost 7
Health Boost 3 Critical Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Maximum Might 5
Agitator 7 Horn Maestro 2
Tool Specialist 3 Flinch Free 1
Brachydios Will 3 Rajang Will 2
hunter guide A maximum might agitator build featuring a mix of Rajang and raging brachy set. The ailment isn't the key feature of the build but the damage you can dishout via the 2 secrets available for the build. Since the Hunting Horn isn't a stamina heavy weapon, it allows you to proc Maximum Might pretty easily.

Awakened Wide Area Healer Build

Full Offense Build Sleep Horn Build Awakened Paralysis Horn Build
Awakened Support with Earplugs Build Awakened Wide Area Healer Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Dreamhorn Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Golden Headdress Beta + Gobbler/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Tigrex Mail Beta + Earplugs Jewel+ 4 x1
Satiated Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Tigrex Braces Beta + Sonorous Jewel+ 4 x1
Waist Beo Coil Beta + Satiated/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Satiated Jewel 1 x1
Legs Garuga Greaves Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Charm Friendship Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Attack Melody III Sharpness Increase VI
Attack Increase V x2 Tigrex Essence

Awakened Wide Area Healer Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Earplugs 5
Health Boost 3 Critical Boost 2
Weakness Exploit 3 Free Meal 3
Speed Eating 3 Horn Maestro 2
Wide-Range 5 Attack Boost 1
Tigrex Essence
hunter guide When playing the Hunting Horn, other hunters always think of support. With this build, we're giving them exactly what they want! A full on support build featuring free meal and wide range 5, couple this with yourn horn buffs and the whole team becomes an unstoppable killing machine.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Hunting Horn Progression Build

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Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender Rally Horn V ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Armor Empress Mail Beta Steadfast Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Alpha Protection Jewel 1 x1
Waist Bazel Coil Beta KO Jewel 2 x1
Legs Empress Greaves Beta KO Jewel 2 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Charm Earplugs Charm III None

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Health Boost 3 Divine Blessing 3
Stun Resist 3 Slugger 2
Weakness Exploit 3 Earplugs 5
Horn Maestro 2 Lunastra Favor
hunter guide A starter hunting horn setup meant to get some survivability as well as good head smacking power via Weakness Exploit and Slugger.

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Mad Bone Horn I Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Jagras Helm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Bone Mail Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Pukei Vambraces Alpha + Sonorous Jewel 1 x1
Waist Lumu Coil Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Legs Bone Greaves Handicraft Jewel 3 x1
Charm Handicraft Charm III None

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Speed Eating 2 Attack Boost 4
Health Boost 3 Peak Performance 2
Survival Expert 1 Divine Blessing 2
Windproof 1 Slugger 1
Horn Maestro 2 Weakness Exploit 3
Handicraft 4 Non-Elemental Boost
hunter guide On top of the basic Weakness Exploit and Slugger skills, this build adds a few more tenacity skills like Windproof and support skills like Health Boost and Survival Expert.

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
The Rasping Ballad Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Kaiser Crown Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Kaiser Mail Beta + Critical Jewel 2 x1
Sonorous Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Kaiser Coil Alpha + Critical Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Esurient Greaves Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Handicraft Charm III None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 3 Latent Power 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Handicraft 5
Horn Maestro 2 Non-Elemental Boost
Critical Boost 3 Evade Extender 2
Health Boost 3 Heat Guard 1
Teostra Technique
hunter guide This build allows you to dish out critical hits while at the same time prevents you from losing sharpness on critical hits from Teostra Technique. This is also a build that allows you to go toe-to-toe with monsters in the end game while providing support on multiplayer sessions.

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Melee Weapons
Long Sword Icon.jpegLong Swords Great Sword Icon.jpegGreat Swords Sword & Shield Icon.jpegSword and Shield Dual Blades Icon.jpegDual Blades
Hammer Icon.jpegHammer Hunting Horn Icon.jpegHunting Horn Lance Icon.jpegLance Gunlance Icon.jpegGunlance
Switch Axe Icon.jpegSwitch Axe Charge Blade Icon.jpegCharge Blade Insect Glaive Icon.jpegInsect Glaive
Ranged Weapons
Bow Icon.jpegBow light bowgun icon.pngLight Bowgun
Heavy bowgun icon.pngHeavy Bowgun

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