Best Builds for Long Sword (Base Game) | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

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This article is the best build for the Long Sword in Monster Hunter World (Base Game). Read on to learn all the best armor sets to use for the Long Sword and the best skills to help you level up faster.

Monster Hunter World Long Sword Best Builds

Gala/Nergigante Long Sword Build

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Sword "Fire" Brace Jewel 3 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Gala Suit Top Hat Alpha
( Nergigante Helm Alpha )
Mighty Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x2
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Armor Drachen Mail Alpha Mighty Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Drachen Vambraces Alpha Mighty Jewel 2 x2 ] x2
Waist Drachen Coil Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Legs Drachen Greaves Alpha Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Charm Health Charm III None

Skills

Skills
Critical Eye 6 Attack Boost 5
Health Boost 3 Critical Boost 3
Weakness Exploit 3 Maximum Might 2
Power Prolonger 1 Flinch Free 1
Non-elemental Boost 1 -

Empress Long Sword Build

Weapon Decorations
Taroth Sword "Fire" Brace Jewel 3 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Drachen Armet Alpha Brace Jewel 3 x1
Head Drachen Armet Alpha Flawless Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Armor Empress Mail Beta Expert Jewel 1 x3
Vambraces Drachen Vambraces Alpha Mighty Jewel 2 x1
Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Waist Drachen Coil Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Legs Drachen Greaves Alpha Critical Jewel 2 x1
Charm Exploiter Charm II None

Skills

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Attack Boost 4
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Peak Performance 3 Maximum Might 1
Power Prolonger 1 Flinch Free 1
Airborne 1 Non-elemental Boost 1

Divine Drachen Long Sword Build

Weapon Decorations
Divine Slasher Brace Jewel 3 x1
Armor Decorations
Head Drachen Armet Alpha Elementless Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 1 x1
Armor Drachen Mail Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Drachen Vambraces Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Drachen Coil Beta Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Legs Drachen Greaves Alpha Mighty Jewel 2 x1
Charm Handicraft Charm III None

Skills

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Attack Boost 4
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Handicraft 3 Maximum Might 1
Focus 1 Flinch Free 1
Non-elemental Boost 1 -

Calamity Long Sword Build

Weapon Decorations
Reaver "Calamity" -
Armor Decorations
Head Nergigante Helm Alpha Expert Jewel 1 x1
Armor Drachen Mail Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Vambraces Drachen Vambraces Alpha Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Waist Drachen Coil Alpha Mighty Jewel 2 x1
Legs Drachen Greaves Alpha Critical Jewel 2 x1
Charm Handicraft Charm III None

Skills

Skills
Critical Eye 7 Attack Boost 4
Critical Boost 3 Weakness Exploit 3
Handicraft 3 Maximum Might 1
Power Prolonger 1 -

Monster Hunter World Long Sword Best Skills

Skill Description Priority
Health Boost Increases health. High
Weakness Exploit Increases the affinity of attacks that exploit a monster weak spot. Medium
Non-elemental Boost Powers up non-elemental weapons you have equipped. Medium
Earplugs Grants protection from large monsters' roars. Low
Focus Increases the fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks. Low

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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 Bow Icon.jpegBow
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