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

Want to learn about the best Bow 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 Bow Recommended Skills

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Best Skills for Bows

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Bow Endgame Meta Build

Endgame Fatalis Armor Build

Weapon Decorations
Bow of Vice & Violence
Attack: 444
Attack Jewel+ 4 x1
Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Alpha + Expert Jewel 1 x2
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Armor Dragonhide Alpha + Challenger Jewel+ 4 x2
Shaver Jewel 3 x1
Vambraces Dragonclaws Beta + Challenger Jewel+ 4 x1
Critical/Physique Jewel 4 x2
Waist Dragonbarbs Alpha + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x2
Legs Dragonfeet Beta + Forceshot Jewel 3 x1
Challenger/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Charm Attack Charm V None

Fatalis Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Attack Boost 7
Agitator 7 Evade Window 5
Constitution 5 Critical Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Normal Shots 2
Spread/Power Shots 2 Clutch Claw Boost 1
Bow Charge Plus 1 Fatalis Legend 4
hunter guide A raw damage type build for the Bow. We make use of all the staple skills a bow needs such as Evade Window, and the Shot boosts. The build focusing on raw damage means this build can be brough to pretty much any hunt and still deal damage (excluding Alatreon on which you'll still want an elemental build)

Bow Meta Builds for Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Bow builds has always been focused more on Elemental Damage due to their attacks natually inflicting elemental damage as well as their speedy attacks.

Fire Bow Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Glavenus Arrow II
Attack: 300
Expert Jewel 1 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Armor Silver Solmail Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Waist Shara Ishvalda Coil Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Charm Master's Charm IV None

Fire Bow Build Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 6 Critical Eye 7
Spread/Power Shots 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
Weakness Exploit 3 Critical Boost 2
Health Boost 3 Constitution 3
Slinger Capacity 5 Silver Rathalos Essence 4
hunter guide A Silver Sol build for the bow. It features a max fire attack and Critical eye as well as a max Weakness Exploit to ensure your elemental crit damages.

Water Bow Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Laguna Shot II
Attack: 288
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x1
Armor Kirin Jacket Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Physique Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Silver Solcoil Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Stream Jewel 1 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Charm Flood Charm V None

Water Bow Build Skill List

Skills
Water Attack 6 Critical Eye 7
Spread/Power Shots 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
Weakness Exploit 3 Critical Boost 3
Slinger Capacity 5 Constitution 3
Silver Rathalos Essence 4
hunter guide Another Silver Sol build but now, featuring a water elemental bow. Max critical skills to maximize the Silver Sol's True Critical Element makes this build's DPS extremely potent against enemies weak to water.

Thunder Bow Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Thundering Strikebow
Attack: 264
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x1
Armor Kirin Jacket Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Silver Solcoil Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Bolt Jewel 1 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Shock Charm V None

Thunder Bow Build Skill List

Skills
Thunder Attack 6 Critical Eye 6
Spread/Power Shots 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
Weakness Exploit 3 Critical Boost 1
Health Boost 3 Health Boost 3
Slinger Capacity 5 Silver Rathalos Essence 4
hunter guide Another one for the thunder Element!

Ice Bow Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Mist Glacia
Attack: 276
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x1
Armor Kirin Jacket Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Silver Solcoil Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Frost Jewel 1 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Frost Charm V None

Ice Bow Build Skill List

Skills
Ice Attack 6 Critical Eye 6
Spread/Power Shots 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
Weakness Exploit 3 Critical Boost 1
Health Boost 3 Constitution 3
Slinger Capacity 5 Silver Rathalos Essence 4
hunter guide An Ice build for the bow featuring once again, the Silver Sol set. One of the most effective elements in the game due to many Elder Dragons being weak to ice

Dragon Bow Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Alatreon Commandment
Attack: 336
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x1
Armor Kirin Jacket Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Silver Solcoil Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Dragon Jewel 1 x1
Legs Silver Solgreaves Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Charm Wyrmsbane Charm V None

Dragon Bow Build Skill List

Skills
Dragon Attack 6 Critical Eye 7
Spread/Power Shots 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
Weakness Exploit 3 Critical Boost 1
Health Boost 3 Constitution 3
Slinger Capacity 5 Silver Rathalos Essence 4
hunter guide You may have guessed it at this point, a SIlver Sol build for the Dragon Element!

Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Kjarr Bow "Stream"
Attack: 288
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Furor/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
1 Empty Slot
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Furor/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Furor Jewel 2 x2
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Frost Jewel 1 x1
Charm Frost Charm V None

Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow Skill List

Skills
Ice Attack 6 Resentment 4
Critical Boost 3 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Evade Window 3
Constitution 3 Blight Resistance 2
Spread/Power Shots 1 Bow Charge Plus 1
Weapon Skill:
Critical Element
Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide A full Safi set partnered with a Taroth bow to make your attacks gain Critical Element. Weakness Exploit 3 partnered by the Safi set ensures a 100% critchance against monster weakspots. Resentment will always be active due to the self-damage that the Safi set inflicts on the hunter.

Alatreon Armor Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Kjarr Bow "Water"
Attack: 324
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Armor Escadora Soul Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Escadora Might Beta + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Stream Jewel 1 x1
Charm Flood Charm V None

Alatreon Armor Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Water Attack 6
Attack Boost 4 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Dragon Resistance 3
Constitution 3 Critical Boost 2
Stamina Surge 2 Blight Resistance 1
Resentment 1 Evade Window 1
Spread/Power Shots 1 Bow Charge Plus 1
Alatreon Divinity Safi'jiiva Seal
Weapon Skill:
Critical Element
hunter guide A dual armorset build featuring a 2 piece Alatreon set and a 3 piece Safi set. While the damage gained from Alatreon's set isn't extremely high, the resistances it gives are all positive and makes going for elemental resistance skills easier against monsters.

Namielle Stamina Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Boltbow
Attack: 312
Bolt Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Tentacle Cowl Gamma + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Armor Safi Crested Chest Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Bolt Jewel+ 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Legs Tentacle Greaves Gamma + Critical/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Charm Master's Charm IV None
Awakened Ability
Element Increase VI Element Increase V x4

Namielle Stamina Build Skill List

Skills
Thunder Attack 6 Critical Eye 6
Constitution 4 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Critical Boost 3
Stamina Surge 3 Blight Resistance 3
Evade Window 2 Tool Specialist 1
Spread/Power Shots 1 Bow Charge Plus 1
Namielle Divinity Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide A bow's ability to easily land attacks ensures a near permanent uptime for Namielle's Elemental Acceleration set skill.

Safi'jiiva Armor Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Hellbow
Attack: 312
Spread Jewel 3 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Physique Jewel+ 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Armor Rimeguard Mail Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Waist Rimeguard Coil Beta + Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Charm Blaze Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Element Increase VI Element Increase V x4

Safi'jiiva Armor Build Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 6 Critical Eye 4
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Health Boost 3 Constitution 3
Quick Sheath 2 Stamina Surge 2
Spread/Power Shots 1 Blight Resistance 1
Evade Window 1 Bow Charge Plus 1
Flinch Free 1 Velkhana Divinity
Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide A critical element build featuring the Velkhana's True Critical Element set skill and the Safi's bonus affinity set skill.

All-Element Silver Sol Build

Fire Bow Build Water Bow Build Thunder Bow Build
Ice Bow Build Dragon Bow Build Elemental Kulve Taroth Bow
Alatreon Armor Build Namielle Stamina Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
All-Element Silver Sol Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Hellbow
Attack: 312
Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Silver Solhelm Beta + Expert Jewel+ 4 x1
Spread Jewel 3 x1
Armor Silver Solmail Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Vambraces Silver Solbraces Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Waist Silver Solcoil Beta + Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x1
Legs Golden Hakama Beta + Refresh/Expert Jewel 4 x2
Charm Blaze Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Element Increase VI Element Increase V x4

All-Element Silver Sol Build Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 6 Critical Eye 6
Slinger Capacity 3 Health Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Constitution 3
Critical Boost 3 Windproof 3
Stamina Surge 2 Spread/Power Shots 1
Bow Charge Plus 1 Silver Rathalos Essence
hunter guide A universal armor set for all Bow elements. A great armor set for the Safi bows, just change the charm and the level 1 jewel to gain that maximum Elemental boost skill.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Bow Progression Build

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Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender Powerbow V
Attack: 264
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Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Armor Nergigante Mail Beta Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Protection Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Kulu Vambraces Beta Spread Jewel 3 x1
Waist Empress Coil Beta Physique Jewel 2 x2
Legs Empress Greaves Beta Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Evasion Jewel 2 x1
Charm Fitness Charm III None

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Constitution 5 Divine Blessing 3
Stamina Surge 2 Evade Window 3
Health Boost 3 Stun Resistance 3
Tool Specialist 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
Spread/Power Shots 1 Lunastra Favor 2
hunter guide A stamina focused spread build for the bow. Make sure to come close and personal to maximize those shots!

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Anjanath Flamebow I
Attack: 264
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Armor Decorations
Head Anja Helm Alpha + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Armor Kulu Mail Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Kulu Vambraces Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Waist Lumu Coil Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Legs Viper Kadachi Greaves Alpha + Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Charm Fitness Charm III None

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 2 Fire Resistance 1
Stamina Surge 1 Critical Eye 2
Critical Boost 1 Pro Transporter 1
Divine Blessing 2 Windproof 1
Evade Window 1 Constitution 4
Spread/Power Shots 1 Weakness Exploit 3
Health Boost 2 Bow Charge Plus 1
hunter guide Another spread build but this time, using an elemental bow. SPread is still the game so make sure to stay close and make thos arrows count!

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Anjanath Flamebow II
Attack: 312
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Armor Decorations
Head Rimeguard Helm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Forceshot Jewel 3 x1
Armor Rathalos Mail Alpha + Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Rimeguard Vambraces Beta + Spread Jewel 3 x1
Waist Tentacle Coil Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x3
Legs Lavasioth Greaves Alpha + Mighty Bow Jewel 2 x1
Charm Fitness Charm III None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Constitution 5 Divine Blessing 2
Spread/Power Shots 2 Stamina Surge 1
Quick Sheath 1 Flinch Free 1
Coalescence 1 Bow Charge Plus 1
Critical Eye 2 Health Boost 3
Velkhana Divinity 2
hunter guide More Critical Element is the game with our mid-game bow build featuring anothe fire elemental bow to get you through the frosty monsters of Iceborne!

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