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Want to learn about the best Gunlance 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 Gunlance Recommended Skills

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne Gunlance Endgame Meta Build

Endgame Fatalis Armor Build with Safi'jiiva Gunlance

Weapon Decorations
Safi's Shatterbuster Artillery Jewel+ 4 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Alpha + Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Stonethrower/Evasion Jewel 4 x3
Vambraces Dragonclaws Beta + Charger/Maintenance Jewel 4 x3
Waist Tentacle Coil Gamma + Brace/Maintenance Jewel 4 x1
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Legs Dragonfeet Beta + Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Stonethrower/Physique Jewel 4 x2
Charm Earplugs Charm V None

Fatalis Build Skill List

Skills
Earplugs 5 Artillery 5
Evade Window 5 Guard 5
Slinger Capacity 5 Tool Specialist 5
Stun Resistance 3 Focus 3
Evade Extender 3 Recovery Speed 2
Weakness Exploit 2 Constitution 2
Capacity Boost 1 Flinch Free 1
Guard Up 1 Fatalis Legend 4
hunter guide A max evade extender build for Gunlances. It comes with several tanking skills, damaging skills, and similar to our midgame build, it also comes with slinger capacity for increased Wyvern Stake duration.

Gunlance Meta Builds for Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Long-Shelling Hazak Build
Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Long-Shelling Safi Build Normal-Shelling Safi Build
Weapon Decorations
Lightbreak Gunlance Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Brachydium Mail Beta + Stonethrower/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Sharp Jewel 2 x1
Stonethrower Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Alpha + Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Waist Brachydium Faulds Alpha + Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Legs Brachydium Greaves Beta + Stonethrower/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Charm Ironside Charm V None

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Skill List

Skills
Agitator 7 Critical Eye 6
Artillery 5 Guard 5
Health Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Critical Boost 3 Slinger Capacity 3
Evade Extender 2 Capacity Boost 1
Protective Polish 1
hunter guide The Wide shelling playstyle has always been about poke and fire. The high affinity and damage from Agitator, Critical Eye, and Artiller is enough to demolish your target's HP. And don't forget to use WSB for more shelling damage especially with the extra ammo from Slinger Capacity.

Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Long-Shelling Hazak Build
Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Long-Shelling Safi Build Normal-Shelling Safi Build
Weapon Decorations
Lightbreak Gunlance Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Evasion Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Armor Zorah Hide Alpha + Sharp Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Waist Zorah Spine Beta + Jumping/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Jumping/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Evasion Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Charm Ironside Charm V None

Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Skill List

Skills
Artillery 5 Slinger Capacity 5
Guard 5 Evade Window 4
Health Boost 3 Focus 3
Evade Extender 3 Tremor Resistance 3
Flinch Free 1 Capacity Boost 1
Guard Up 1 Protective Polish 1
Silver Rathalos Essence 2 Zorah Magdaros Essence 3
hunter guide A pure shelling build utilizing the Stonethrower skill and the Artillery Secret. This build focuses on using shelling instead of normal attacks. Point that lance and fire away!

Long-Shelling Hazak Build

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Long-Shelling Hazak Build
Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Long-Shelling Safi Build Normal-Shelling Safi Build
Weapon Decorations
Deathlance Vaal Spysa Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Zorah Hide Alpha + Charger Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Waist Zorah Spine Beta + Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None

Long-Shelling Hazak Build Skill List

Skills
Artillery 5 Slinger Capacity 5
Guard 5 Tremor Resistance 3
Health Boost 3 Focus 3
Evade Extender 2 Flinch Free 1
Capacity Boost 1 Guard Up 1
Silver Rathalos Essence Zorah Magdaros Essence
hunter guide Long Shelling tends to be on the slower combo type but it's damage against units with Wyvern Stakes are astronomical. Latch that Wyvernstake with numerous amounts of Ammo then fire those charged shots for high DPS!

Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Long-Shelling Hazak Build
Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Long-Shelling Safi Build Normal-Shelling Safi Build
Weapon Decorations
True Fatalis Gunlance Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Jumping/Handicraft Jewel 4 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Beta + Tenderizer/Maintenance Jewel 4 x1
Critical/Maintenance Jewel 4 x2
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Stonethrower/Expert Jewel 4 x3
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Alpha + Stonethrower Jewel 1 x2
Waist Dragonbarbs Alpha + Jumping/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Shaver Jewel 3 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Legs Dragonfeet Beta + Jumping/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Brace/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Critical/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Agitator 7
Artillery 5 Evade Window 5
Slinger Capacity 5 Critical Boost 3
Stun Resistance 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Evade Extender 3 Tool Specialist 3
Handicraft 1 Capacity Boost 1
Clutch Claw Boost 1 Flinch Free 1
Fatalis Legend
hunter guide Normal Shelling has always been about the Gunlance Slam attack. With the high amount of base damage you get from the Fatalis lance and Agitator + Artillery, Slam the Gunlance and see all the damage burst appear!

Long-Shelling Safi Build

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Long-Shelling Hazak Build
Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Long-Shelling Safi Build Normal-Shelling Safi Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Shatterbuster Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Armor Zorah Hide Alpha + Shield Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Jumping/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None
Awakened Ability
Zorah Magdaros Essence Long Shelling II
Slot Upgrade VI Sharpness Increase V x2

Long-Shelling Safi Build Skill List

Skills
Artillery 5 Slinger Capacity 5
Guard 5 Evade Window 3
Health Boost 3 Focus 3
Evade Extender 3 Tremor Resistance 2
Flinch Free 1 Capacity Boost 1
Guard Up 1 Razor Sharp/Spare Shot 1
Silver Rathalos Essence Zorah Magdaros Essence
hunter guide When it comes to long-shelling, Wyvern Stakes are always the way to go and when you focus on using Wyvern Stake Blasts, you should always add Stone Thrower. Attach the stake and fire away with our long-shelling Safi build!

Normal-Shelling Safi Build

Agitator Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Artillery Wide-Shelling Brachydios Build Long-Shelling Hazak Build
Normal-Shelling Fatalis Build Long-Shelling Safi Build Normal-Shelling Safi Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Shatterbuster Jumping/Handicraft Jewel 4 x1
Jumping/Handicraft Jewel 4 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Beta + Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Armor Zorah Hide Alpha + Earplug Jewel 3 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Waist Beo Coil Beta + Earplug/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Earplugs Jewel+ 4 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None
Awakened Ability
Zorah Magdaros Essence Normal Shelling II
Slot Upgrade VI Sharpness Increase V x2

Normal-Shelling Safi Build Skill List

Skills
Artillery 5 Slinger Capacity 5
Guard 5 Earplugs 5
Health Boost 3 Evade Extender 3
Handicraft 2 Tremor Resistance 2
Flinch Free 1 Capacity Boost 1
Guard Up 1 Razor Sharp/Spare Shot 1
Silver Rathalos Essence Zorah Magdaros Essence
hunter guide Another Normal Shelling featuring the Safi Gunlance to still get the Artillery Secret from Zorah Magdaros. It makes use of the Safi weapon's ability to add one armor set essence to equip the Beo Coil for an easy health boost 3 setup. A more defensive build but definitely not lacking in damage.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Gunlance Progression Build

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Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender Gunlance V ---
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Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Steadfast Jewel 1 x1
Armor Empress Mail Alpha Ironwall Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Xeno'jiiva Claws Beta Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Waist Empress Coil Beta Shield Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Legs Death Stench Heels Ironwall Jewel 1 x2
Charm Artillery Charm III None

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Health Boost 3 Divine Blessing 1
Stun Resistance 1 Capacity Boost 1
Guard 5 Guard Up 1
Artillery 3 Handicraft 2
Flinch Free 1
hunter guide A fullblown normal shelling setup from the base game. It comes with all the necessary defensive skills for tanking as well as the artillery skill to suplement the gunlance's shelling damage.

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Mammoth Gunlance I Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Kulu Helm Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Banbaro Mail Alpha + Sharp Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Banbaro Vambraces Alpha + Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Waist High Metal Coil Alpha + Ironwall Jewel 1 x2
Legs Alloy Greaves Alpha + Challenger Jewel 2 x1
Charm Artillery Charm III None

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Slinger Capacity 2 Critical Boost 1
Offensive Guard 2 Speed Eating 1
Health Boost 3 Capacity Boost 1
Defense Boost 2 Speed Sharpening 2
Windproof 1 Artillery 3
Guard Up 1 Non-elemental Boost 1
Protective Polish 1 Agitator 1
Guard 3
hunter guide A starter gunlance setup from early monsters in Iceborne. Similar to the first build but we added in some health jewels and an elementless jewel to further increase it's raw damage. Make sure to sharpen before the a fight to maximize the protective polish skill!

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Deathlance Vaal Spysa Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Pride Helm Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x1
Armor Damascus Mail Beta + Brace Jewel 3 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Lumu Vambraces Alpha + Ironwall Jewel 1 x2
Waist Beo Coil Alpha + Stonethrower Jewel 1 x1
Legs Damascus Greaves Alpha + Stonethrower Jewel 1 x2
Charm Earplugs Charm III None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Artillery 3 Focus 3
Health Boost 3 Guard 5
Earplugs 5 Flinch Free 1
Guard Up 1 Slinger Capacity 3
Capacity Boost 1
hunter guide Charge and fire! A long shelling non-elemental build for a mid-game gunlance setup. Stonethrower is mixed in to increase WSBs duration by increasing the amount of slinger inserted into the gunlance.

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