What Does Attack Do? | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

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attack stat guide
This is a guide to attack, a stat in Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne. Read on to learn about the Attack stat and it's effects.

What is the Attack Stat?

A Stat That Modifies Attack Damage

As the name implies, the Attack Stat directly increases the weapon's damage. A higher attack stat means higher damage for your blows. Take note that each weapon has a hidden divider that divides it's total attack damage by this value to get your attack's final output.

Attack Stat Modifier

Weapon Modifier
great sword.pngGreat Sword 4.8
long sword icon.pngLong Sword 3.3
sword and shield icon.pngSword and Shield 1.4
dual blades icon.pngDual Blades 1.4
hammer icon.pngHammer 5.2
hunting horn icon.pngHunting Horn 4.2
lance icon.pngLance 2.3
gunlance icon.pngGunlance 2.3
switch axe icon.pngSwitch Axe 3.5
charge blade icon.pngCharge Blade 3.6
insect glaive icon.pngInsect Glaive 3.5
bow icon.pngBow 1.2
light bowgun icon.pngLight Bowgun 1.3
heavy bowgun icon.pngHeavy Bowgun 1.5

How to Increase Attack

Increase Via Skills

attack boosts
Skills such as Attack Boost and other skills that increase attacks after a certain condition are all great ways to increase your attack stat.

Increase Via Food

attack boosts
Foods offers Felyne Skills but their basic benefit is the increase in HP, Stamina, and Stats! Foods can increase your Attack, Defense, or Elemental Resistance so if you're looking for extra damage, give the meat platter a try!

Incrase Via Items

There are a multitude of items that can increase your weapon's damage. The Powercharm and Powertalon increases your attack passively while in the Inventory and items like Demondrugs and Mightpills increase it for a certain duration.

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