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Want to learn about the best Light Bowgun 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 Light Bowgun Recommended Skills

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Monster Hunter World Iceborne Light Bowgun Endgame Meta Build

Endgame Fatalis Armor with Alatreon LBG Build

Weapon Decorations
Alatreon Dominator
Attack: 338
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Dragonhead Beta + Blaze Jewel+ 4 x3
Armor Dragonhide Beta + Critical/Maintenance Jewel 4 x1
Expert Jewel+ 4 x2
Vambraces Brachydios Braces Beta + Evasion Jewel+ 4 x1
Shaver Jewel 3 x1
Waist Dragonbarbs Beta + Critical/Maintenance Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer/Protection Jewel 4 x2
Legs Dragonfeet Beta + Release/Protection Jewel 4 x3
Charm Challenger Charm V None

Fatalis Build Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Agitator 7
Fire Attack 6 Divine Blessing 5
Evade Window 4 Stun Resistance 3
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Critical Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Tool Specialist 2
Clutch Claw Boost 1 Fatalis Legend 4
hunter guide An Elemental LBG setup featuring the Alatreon LBG and the Fatalis Armor set. Just make sure to change your elemental deco according to your target's elemental weakness! This build's defensive option is locked on it's evade window 4 so make sure to pay attention to the monster's attacks!

Light Bowgun Meta Builds for Monster Hunter World Iceborne

Pierce Light Bowgun Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Ten Thousand Volts
Attack: 403
Release/Protection Jewel 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Release/Protection Jewel 4 x2
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Armor Brachydium Mail Beta + Release/Protection Jewel 4 x1
KO Jewel 2 x1
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Beta + KO Jewel 2 x2
Waist Brachydium Faulds Beta + Flawless/Medicine Jewel 4 x1
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Legs Golden Hakama Beta + Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Flawless/Medicine Jewel 4 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Skill List

Skills
Agitator 7 Artillery 5
Health Boost 3 Recovery Up 3
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Divine Blessing 3
Slugger 3 Peak Performance 3
Tool Specialist 3 Weakness Exploit 1
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot 1 Brachydios Will 2
Brachydios Will 4
hunter guide A Pierce ammo build featuring the Ten Thousand Volts LBG. It come with Agitator 7 and Artillery 5 for more Sticky Ammo damage.

Stormslinger Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Adept Stormslinger
Attack: 416
Attack Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Furor Jewel+ 4 x1
Trueshot Jewel 1 x2
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Charger Jewel 2 x2
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Bolt Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Furor Jewel+ 4 x1
Furor Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Charm Shock Charm V None

Stormslinger Build Skill List

Skills
Thunder Attack 6 Focus 3
Resentment 5 Health Boost 3
Special Ammo Boost 2 Blight Resistance 2
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Critical Boost 3
Evade Window 3 Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide When we use Sticky Ammo, never neglect the Artillery skill! This build is capable of going for thunder damage via it's thuner ammo and impact damage via Stickay
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Safi'jiiva Armor Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Alatreon Dominator
Attack: 338
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Blaze Jewel+ 4 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x2
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Furor Jewel+ 4 x1
Furor Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Furor Jewel 2 x2
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None

Safi'jiiva Armor Build Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 6 Resentment 5
Health Boost 3 Free Elem/Ammo Up 3
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Evade Window 3 Blight Resistance 2
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot 1
hunter guide An elemental LBG build featuring the Alatreon Dominator. Swap the elemental jewels with the respective elemental ammo you wish to use to maximize your DPS!

Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Alatreon Dominator
Attack: 338
Frost Jewel 1 x2
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Blaze Jewel+ 4 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x2
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Blaze Jewel+ 4 x1
Resistor Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Escadora Armguards Beta + Frost Jewel+ 4 x1
Mind's Eye Jewel 2 x1
Waist Escadora Might Beta + Frost Jewel+ 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Resistor/Attack Jewel 4 x1
Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None

Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 7 Fire Attack 6
Ice Attack 6 Health Boost 3
Dragon Resistance 3 Blight Resistance 3
Critical Boost 3 Evade Window 1
Mind's Eye/Ballistics 1 Razor Sharp/Spare Shot 1
Safi'jiiva Seal
hunter guide An Alatreon Counter setup featuring double Elemental Skill to counter both his fire active and ice active states.

KO Bowgun Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Aquashot
Attack: 325
Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Zorah Headgear Alpha + Flawless Jewel 2 x2
Armor Frostfang Mail Beta + KO/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
KO Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Frostfang Braces Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x2
Waist Zorah Spine Alpha + Release Jewel 3 x1
Flawless Jewel 2 x1
Legs Frostfang Greaves Alpha + Flawless Jewel 2 x2
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None
Awakened Ability
Attack Increase V x3 Attack Increase VI Zorah Magdaros Essence

KO Bowgun Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 6 Artillery 5
Slugger 5 Health Boost 3
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Peak Performance 3
Critical Eye 2 Tremor Resistance 1
Flinch Free 1 Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
Zorah Magdaros Essence Frostfang Absolute Art
hunter guide When we say KO Bowgun, It's always stickies, this time, we added a slugger skill for more stun buildup against monsters. Aim for the head!

Water Bowgun Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Aquashot
Attack: 325
Furor Jewel+ 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Safi Crested Crown Beta + Furor Jewel+ 4 x1
Stream Jewel 1 x2
Armor Safi Crested Chest Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Safi Crested Vambraces Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Safi Crested Belt Beta + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Stream Jewel 1 x1
Legs Safi Crested Boots Beta + Stream Jewel+ 4 x1
Furor Jewel 2 x1
Stream Jewel 1 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None
Awakened Ability
Elemental Capacity III Reload Assist Attack Increase V x3

Water Bowgun Build Skill List

Skills
Water Attack 6 Resentment 5
Critical Boost 3 Health Boost 3
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Evade Window 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Blight Resistance 2
Safi'jiiva Seal 3 Safi'jiiva Seal 5
hunter guide A water elemental build featuring 5 Safi Armor pieces for the life drains. Keep firing and don't stop!

Piercing Agitator Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Aquashot
Attack: 325
Release/Protection Jewel 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Brachydium Helm Beta + Release/Protection Jewel 4 x2
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Armor Brachydium Mail Beta + Flawless/Medicine Jewel 4 x1
KO Jewel 2 x1
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Brachydium Braces Alpha + KO Jewel 2 x2
Waist Brachydium Faulds Beta + Flawless/Medicine Jewel 4 x1
Maintenance Jewel 1 x1
Legs Golden Hakama Beta + Artillery Jewel+ 4 x1
Flawless/Medicine Jewel 4 x1
Charm Razor Sharp Charm None
Awakened Ability
Attack Increase V x4 Attack Increase VI

Sticky Agitator Build Skill List

Skills
Agitator 7 Artillery 5
Health Boost 3 Recovery Up 3
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Divine Blessing 3
Slugger 3 Peak Performance 3
Tool Specialist 3 Weakness Exploit 1
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot Brachydios Will 2
Brachydios Will 4
hunter guide A full agitator.artillery build using the Safi Aquashot. Similar to other bowgun setups, focus on stickies when loading artillery and slugger to your skill for more stun buildup!

Ammo Saving Pierce Build

Pierce Light Bowgun Build Stormslinger Build Safi'jiiva Armor Build
Hot and Cold Light Bowgun Build KO Bowgun Build Water Bowgun Build
Piercing Agitator Build Ammo Saving Pierce Build
Weapon Decorations
Safi's Aquashot
Attack: 325
Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
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Armor Decorations
Head Nargacuga Helm Alpha + Artillery Jewel 1 x2
Armor Zorah Hide Alpha + Release Jewel 3 x1
Artillery Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Zorah Claws Alpha + Release/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Waist Nargacuga Faulds Beta + KO/Vitality Jewel 4 x1
Legs Nargacuga Greaves Alpha + Attack Jewel 1 x1
Trueshot Jewel 1 x1
Charm Attack Charm V None
Awakened Ability
Zorah Magdaros Essence Attack Increase VI Attack Increase V x3

Ammo Saving Pierce Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 7 Artillery 5
Peak Performance 3 Health Boost 3
Free Elem/Ammo Up 3 Evade Window 2
Flinch Free 2 Slugger 1
Special Ammo Boost 1 Nargacuga Essence 3
Zorah Magdaros Essence 3
hunter guide Hate reloading? Our Ammo Up + Razorsharp build got you covered! More ammo loaded to your gun + reusable ammo from the nargacuga set ensures you'll never run out of ammo for the entire hunt! (mostly at least)

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Light Bowgun Progression Build

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Starter Iceborne Build

Weapon Decorations
Defender Light Bowgun V
Attack: 286
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Armor Decorations
Head Guild Cross Circlet Beta Expert Jewel 1 x2
Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Rathalos Mail Beta Protection Jewel 1 x1
Vambraces Empress Vambraces Beta Forceshot Jewel 3 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Odogaron Coil Beta Critical Jewel 2 x1
Legs Empress Greaves Beta Critical Jewel 2 x2
Charm Stun Charm III None

Starter Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Critical Eye 4 Weakness Exploit 3
Divine Blessing 3 Health Boost 3
Stun Resistance 3 Critical Boost 3
Wide-Range 2 Normal Shots 1
Lunastra Favor 2
hunter guide A normal ammo build featuring the Defender LBG. It uses the Lunastra secret to make your ranged attacks hit for full damage much easier. To learn more about this, check our guide on Critical Distance!

What Is Critical Distance?

Early Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Anja Buster ⅠV
Attack: 299
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Armor Decorations
Head Anja Helm Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Armor Bone Mail Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Pukei Vambraces Alpha + Blaze Jewel 1 x1
Waist Lumu Coil Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x2
Legs Viper Kadachi Greaves Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Charm Blaze Charm III None

Early Iceborne Skill List

Skills
Fire Attack 6 Fire Resistance 1
Attack Boost 2 Health Boost 3
Peak Performance 2 Survival Expert 1
Divine Blessing 2 Windproof 1
Evade Window 1 Constitution 1
Weakness Exploit 3
hunter guide A fire element LBG setup. It's a great set to use if you want to rush the Iceborne quests since most iceborne target monsters are weak to fire.

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build

Weapon Decorations
Azure Soulscorcher
Attack: 312
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Armor Decorations
Head Acidic Glavenus Helm Alpha + Vitality Jewel 1 x1
Armor Lavasioth Mail Alpha + Attack Jewel 1 x2
Vambraces Kaiser Vambraces Alpha + Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Waist Shara Ishvalda Coil Alpha + Release Jewel 3 x1
Mighty Jewel 2 x1
Legs Kirin Leg Guards Alpha + Attack Jewel 1 x1
Charm Attack Charm III None

Mid-Late Iceborne Progression Build Skill List

Skills
Attack Boost 6 Weakness Exploit 3
Maximum Might 3 Free Elem/Ammo Up 3
Health Boost 3 Fire Attack 3
Critical Eye 2 Heat Guard 1
hunter guide A flaming ammo build to maximize the Azure Soulscorcher rapidfire.

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