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Want to learn about the best Lance Builds for Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne? Look no further than our best endgame builds for longsword! 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 Lance Recommended Skills

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne Lance Endgame Meta Build

Endgame Fatalis Armor Build

Weapon Decorations
True Fatalis Lance Attack Jewel+ 4 x1
Challenger Jewel+ 4 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Alpha + Brace Jewel 3 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x2
Attack Jewel+ 4 x1
Vambraces Dragonclaws Beta + Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x3
Waist Dragonbarbs Beta + Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Critical/Maintenance Jewel 4 x2
Legs Rimeguard Greaves Gamma + Shield Jewel 2 x1
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Fatalist Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 7 Critical Eye 7
Agitator 7 Guard 5
Tool Specialist 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Critical Boost 3 Stun Resistance 3
Peak Performance 3 Offensive Guard 3
Evade Window 1 Flinch Free 1
Guard Up 1 Fatalis Legend 4
hunter guide A fully fledged tank build for Lances. Guard Up, Guard 5, and the increased stamina from the Fatalis Set ensures no attacks will ever get through to you (except for pin attacks). Peak Performance can. You can swap the Rimeguard Greaves if the Peak Performance Lance doesn't suit your playstyle, if you do, we highly recommend the Kushala Crus Beta+ for Evade Extender to increase your mobility.

Lance Meta Builds for Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Evade Lance Build

Evade Lance Build Awakened Guard Lance Build Awakened Evade Lance Build
Weapon Decorations
Alatreon Gleam Dragon Jewel 1 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Dragon Jewel 1 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Escadora Might Beta + Dragon Jewel+ 4 x1
Dragon Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Frostfang Braces Beta + Tenderizer/Protection Jewel 4 x1
Brace/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Waist Tentacle Coil Beta + Critical/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Legs Kulve Taroth's Wrath Beta + Expert Jewel 1 x2
Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Charm Evasion Charm V None

Evade Lance Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Dragon Attack 6
Evade Window 5 Constitution 4
Health Boost 3 Critical Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Evade Extender 3
Divine Blessing 3 Recovery Speed 2
Resentment 1 Flinch Free 1
Frostfang Absolute Art 1
hunter guide An evasion build set focusing on the lance's sidestep playstyle. Maximum Evade WIndow, Evade Extender, and Constitution ensures massive mobility that allows you to hit any monsterpart with ease.

Awakened Guard Lance Build

Evade Lance Build Awakened Guard Lance Build Awakened Evade Lance Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Bindsnout Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Guardian/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Rex Roar Mail Beta + Jumping/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Garuga Greaves Beta + Brace/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Guardian Jewel 2 x1
Charm Ironside Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Teostra Essence Attack Increase VI
Attack Increase V x2 Sharpness Increase V

Awakened Guard Lance Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Guard 5
Attack Boost 4 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Offensive Guard 3 Blast Attack 2
Evade Extender 3 Flinch Free 1
Heat Guard 1 Guard Up 1
Teostra Technique
hunter guide Want to be the team's tank instead? Our Guard Lance build featuring a Safi weapon is here! Evade Extender is retained for repositioning but the other evasion skills has been replaced with guard skills to give you the ability to tank monster hits with ease. Offensive Guard is added to get those damage boosts when perfect blocking.

Awakened Evade Lance Build

Evade Lance Build Awakened Guard Lance Build Awakened Evade Lance Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Shattersnout Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Evasion Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Rex Roar Mail Beta + Jumping/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Jumping/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Legs Grand God's Peer Feet Beta + Critical/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Brace/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Charm Challenger Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Attack Increase VI Attack Increase V x2
Sharpness Increase V Teostra Essence

Awakened Evade Lance Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Evade Window 5
Attack Boost 4 Health Boost 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Agitator 5 Blast Attack 2
Evade Extender 3 Flinch Free 1
Teostra Technique
hunter guide Another dodge lance build featuring the Teostra set. With the Teostra Set + the lance's range. Critical Hits will rain on the enemy due to the Weakness Exploit skill which ensures you an unlimited sharpness for the whole mission.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Lance Progression Build

Early Iceborne Progression Build Mid-Late Iceborne Build MHW Related Links

Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender Lance V ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Ironwall Jewel 1 x3
Armor Bazel Mail Beta Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Protection Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Xeno'jiiva Claws Beta Handicraft Jewel 3 x1
Waist Empress Coil Beta Shield Jewel 2 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Legs Empress Greaves Beta Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Charm Stun Charm III None

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Health Boost 3 Divine Blessing 3
Stun Resistance 3 Slugger 2
Weakness Exploit 3 Earplugs 5
Horn Maestro 2
hunter guide A basic endgame setup for MHWs base game. It comes with all the QoL skills to make you survive the early stages of Iceborne and be able to start crafting your MR gears.

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Barroth Halberd I Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Jagras Helm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Banbaro Helm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Greaves Banbaro Vambraces Alpha + Shield Jewel 2 x1
Waist Banbaro Coil Alpha + Challenger Jewel 2 x1
Legs Alloy Greaves Alpha + Challenger Jewel 2 x1
Charm Ironside Charm III none

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 2 Speed Eating 3
Offensive Guard 3 Health Boost 3
Speed Sharpening 2 Windproof 1
Weakness Exploit 3 Guard 3
Guard Up 1 Agitator 2
Mushroomancer 1
hunter guide A lance build that's focused on turtling. It allows you to consume healing items faster and even use some Blue mushrooms for quick healing. WIth proper utilization of perfect guarding, you can exceed a lance's normal damage output via Offensive Guard 3.

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Minqar al-Nasr II ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Clockwork Helm Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Armor Pride Mail Beta + Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Greaves Banbaro Vambraces Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Fulgur Coil Alpha + Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Uragaan Greaves Alpha + Expert Jewel 1 x1
Challenger Jewel 2 x1
Charm Challenger Charm II None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Guard 5 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Agitator 5
Critical Eye 4 Partbreaker 1
Offensive Guard 1 Item Prolonger 1
Non-elemental Boost 1
hunter guide A mid-game elementless Lance build with more focus on dealing damage to monster's weak spots. Make sure to use the Clutch Claw and enrage monsters to be able to reach that 100% affinity rate against wounded monster parts!

MHW Related Links

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Best Endgame Builds and Weapon Progression Builds

Best Builds Per Weapons

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

Best Counter Builds

Monster Counterbuilds
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