Monster Hunter World (MHW)

Best Charge Blade Builds for Iceborne 2023-2024

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

Charge Blade Endgame Meta Build

Endgame Fatalis Armor Builds

Weapon Decorations
True Fatalis Charger Ironwall Jewel+ 4 x1
Critical/Protection Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Beta + Critical/Protection Jewel 4 x2
Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x3
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Alpha + Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x1
Waist Dragonbarbs Alpha + Charger/Protection Jewel 4 x1
x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Legs Dragonfeet Beta + Charger/Protection Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Ironwall/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Fatalis Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Agitator 7
Attack Boost 4 Divine Blessing 5
Evade Window 2 Stun Resistance 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Focus 3 Artillery 5
Guard 3 Capacity Boost 1
Offensive Guard 3 Fatalis Legend 4
hunter guide A full Fatalis build used for the Chargeblade, It makes use of all the meta offensive skills to improve its damage while also providing Focus for faster charging. You can reduce the amount of attack jewels to add some more Tool Specialist to improve its survivability.

Charge Blade Meta Builds

Brachy Charge Blade Build

Brachy Charge Blade Build Poison Charge Blade Build Elemental Charge Blade Build
High-Damage Charge Blade Build High-Damage Ice Build
Weapon Decorations
Lightbreak Charge Blade Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Guardian Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
1 Free Slot
Armor Brachydium Mail Beta + Enhancer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Enhancer Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Brachydios Braces Alpha + Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Waist Brachydium Faulds Beta + Brace/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Legs Stygian Greaves Beta + Enhancer/Evasion Jewel 4 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Charm Attack Charm V None

Brachy Charge Blade Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 7 Agitator 7
Artillery 5 Focus 3
Health Boost 3 Power Prolonger 3
Offensive Guard 3 Flinch Free 1
Capacity Boost 1 Guard 1
Weakness Exploit 1 Evade Window 1
Guard Up 1 Brachydios Will 4
hunter guide A standard offensive Impact Phial build featuring the Lightbreak Charge Blade. The Artillery Skll increases the Impact Phial's damage for more damage!

Poison Charge Blade Build

Brachy Charge Blade Build Poison Charge Blade Build Elemental Charge Blade Build
High-Damage Charge Blade Build High-Damage Ice Build
Weapon Decorations
Luna Eostre Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Guardian Jewel 2 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Alpha + Guardian Jewel 2 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Armor Pride Mail Beta + Guardian/Handicraft Jewel 4 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Rex Roar Braces Alpha + Charger Jewel 2 x1
Waist Zorah Spine Alpha + Charger Jewel 2 x2
Legs Zorah Spurs Alpha + Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
3 Free Slots
Charm Attack Charm V None

Poison Charge Blade Build Skill List

Skills
Health Boost 3 Artillery 5
Attack Boost 7 Focus 3
Offensive Guard 3 Tremor Resistance 1
Handicraft 2 Earplugs 1
Capacity Boost 1 Guard 3
Guard Up 1 Flinch Free 1
Zorah Magdaros Essence
hunter guide With the Charge Blade's ZSD, it is easy to proc ailments against monsters. Poison is extremely effective against MR monsters and their high HP pool. This build aims to inflict poison to shave the majority of the monster's HP while still having damage via Artillery for the CBs Impact Phial.

Elemental Charge Blade Build

Brachy Charge Blade Build Poison Charge Blade Build Elemental Charge Blade Build
High-Damage Charge Blade Build High-Damage Ice Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Hellshield Guardian/Expert Jewel 4 x1
---
Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Guardian Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Guardian Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None
Awakened Ability
Teostra Essence Element Increase VI
Element Increase V x2 Sharpness Increase V

Elemental Charge Blade Build Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 6 Critical Eye 5
Health Boost 3 Focus 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Offensive Guard 3 Blast Attack 2
Heat Guard 1 Blight Resistance 1
Capacity Boost 1 Evade Window 1
Guard Up 1 Teostra Essence
Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide An Elemental CB Build. The Safi Blade has been augmented with a Teostra Essence to utilize the permanent sharpness uptime to prevent damage loss.

High-Damage Charge Blade Build

Brachy Charge Blade Build Poison Charge Blade Build Elemental Charge Blade Build
High-Damage Charge Blade Build High-Damage Ice Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Bindshield Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x1
---
Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Guardian/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Beta + Enhancer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Kaiser Coil Beta + Enhancer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Shield Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Enhancer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 1 x1
Charm Master's Charm IV None
Awakened Ability
Teostra Essence Attack Increase VI Attack Increase V x3

High-Damage Charge Blade Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 4 Attack Boost 4
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Power Prolonger 3 Guard 3
Offensive Guard 3 Health Boost 3
Blast Attack 2 Heat Guard 1
Blight Resistance 1 Capacity Boost 1
Evade Window 1 Guard Up 1
Teostra Essence Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide A Life-Drain build that has high damage via Attack Augments for the Safi weapon. While it lacks affinity skills to get 100% critical strikes, the raw damage it provides more than makes up for it.

High-Damage Ice Build

Brachy Charge Blade Build Poison Charge Blade Build Elemental Charge Blade Build
High-Damage Charge Blade Build High-Damage Ice Build
Weapon Decorations
Kjarr Strongarm "Ice" Frost Jewel 1 x1
---
Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Resistor/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Brace/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Sharp Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Charger/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x2
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Ironwall/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Frost Charm V None

High-Damage Ice Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Ice Attack 6
Health Boost 3 Blight Resistance 3
Critical Boost 3 Focus 3
Evade Window 3 Flinch Free 1
Capacity Boost 1 Guard 1
Protective Polish 1 Safi'jiiva Seal 3
Safi'jiiva Seal 5
hunter guide A full piece Safi Set with Ice elemental attacks. This set goes way beyond 100% even without Weakness Exploit so feel free to hack away!

Iceborne Charge Blade Progression Build

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

Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender's Shield V ---
---
Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Armor Damascus Mail Beta Artillery Jewel 1 x3
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Alpha Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Waist Damascus Coil Beta Ironwall Jewel 1 x2
Protection Jewel 1 x1
Legs Empress Greaves Beta Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Charm Ironside Charm III None

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Guard 5 Divine Blessing 3
Focus 3 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Artillery 3
Stun Resistance 3 Capacity Boost 1
hunter guide A defensive endgame build from MHWs base game for the charge blade. It also has Artillery to improve the impact phial's damage so you can take down MR rank monsters much faster,

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Wild Force I Sharp Jewel 2 x1
---
Armor Decorations
Head Jagras Helm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Banbaro Mail Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Banbaro Vambraces Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist High Metal Coil Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Grinder Jewel 1 x1
Legs Alloy Greaves Alpha + Shield Jewel 2 x1
Charm Artillery Charm III None

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 2 Speed Eating 3
Offensive Guard 2 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Speed Sharpening 2
Windproof 1 Protective Polish 1
Capacity Boost 1 Defense Boost 2
Guard Up 1
hunter guide Block those hits perfectly but make sure to polish your weapon first! A block-oriented build that makes use of QoL skills to make you last long into the fight.

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Chrome Fortress III Attack Jewel 1 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Alpha + Challenger Jewel 2 x2
Armor Zorah Hide Alpha + Handicraft Jewel 3 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Banbaro Vambraces Alpha + Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Waist Zorah Spine Alpha + Handicraft Jewel 3 x1
Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Legs Uragaan Greaves Alpha + Attack Jewel 1 x1
Charm Handicraft Charm III None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Artillery 5 Tremor Resistance 3
Health Boost 2 Guard 2
Offensive Guard 2 Flinch Free 1
Quick Sheath 1 Handicraft 5
Capacity Boost 1 Agitator 2
Non-elemental Boost 1 Attack Boost 4
Zorah Magdaros Essence
hunter guide An Artillery build setup for the Charge Blade and its Impact Phial. We utilized the secret of the Magdaros set to raise the artillery skill to 5. Non-Elemental Boost was also mixed to further your weapon damage. Just don't add in some free elem skills or you'll ruin it!

Charge Blade Best Weapons and Skills

Recommended Weapons for Charge Blade

Weapon
Chrome Fortress III
[Atk] 972 | [Affinity] 0%
・Easy to Build
・Damage can be increased by focusing on non-elemental enhancement.
True Fatalis Charger
[Atk] 1224 | [Affinity] -20%
・Highest Raw Charge Blade
・ Has two 4-slot decoration sockets.
Luna Eostre
[Atk] 1044 | [Affinity] 10%
・Has a base affinity of 10%
・Has two 2-slot decoration sockets.
Black Lightning Eagle
[Atk] 864 | [Affinity] 10%
・Long purple sharpness
・Damage can be increased by focusing on Thunder enhancement.

Recommended Skills for Charge Blade

Skill Explanation
Health Boost
( ★★★ )
・Increase your vitality and greatly increases your survival rate. Essential for beginners who get hit a lot.
Offensive Guard
(★★★)
・Increases your damage when you perfectly guard attacks.
Guard
(★★★)
・Increases your survivability when guarding attacks.
Capacity Boost
(★★★)
・Increases your maximum shield charge duration.
Focus
(★★★)
・Increases the fill rate of your phials.
Teostra's Technique
(★★)
・Reduces the sharpness depletion of your weapon.
Zorah Magdaros Essence
(★★)
・Adds the Artillery Secret, raising the level cap of Artillery skill cap to 5.
Artillery
( ★★ )
・Increases the damage of your phial attacks.
Attack Boost
( ★★ )
・Increases your base damage and adds 5% affinity when at level 4.
Weakness Exploit
( ★★ )
・Increases your weapon's damage to a monster's weak and wounded parts.
Critical Eye
( ★★ )
・Increases your the base affinity of your weapon.

Best Skills for Charge Blades

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Comment

1 Anonymousalmost 3 years

Not sure if I'm missing something, but on the Elemental Charge Blade build the decos in the build don't match the skills that it's said you should have once it's all socketed.

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