How Does Weapon Elemental Damage Work? | Monster Hunter World (MHW)

★ Monster Hunter Rise and its expansion MHRise: Sunbreak is out now for the Nintendo Switch & PC, then for PlayStation, XBox, & Game Pass on January 20, 2023!

Head on over to our MHRise Wiki for the latest guides and strategies about all things MHRise!

Elemental Damage
This is a guide to Elemental Damage, a damage modifying stat in Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne. Read on to learn about a Weapon's Elemental Damage, How to Increase it, and when to use which element.

What is a Weapon's Elemental Damage?

Additional Damage For Your Weapon

Elemental Damage increases your damage against monsters that sports a weakness to the said element. Elemental power is additive so a weapon with low damage but high elemental damage can still do wonders against enemies that are weak to its element.

Elemental Attacks Do Not Cause Blights

element x.png

As opposed to popular belief, Elemental Attacks from your weapons do not inflict blight against monsters. Monsters cannot be afflicted with blights in Monster Hunter World.

Elemental Damage Do Not Appear As Separate Numbers

Upon hitting an enemy, the damage you see is the total damage that comes from your raw attacks and elemental attacks.

How to Raise Elemental Attacks

Equip Element Raising Skills

Dragon.png Fire.png Thunder.png Water.png Ice.png

If you have a fire weapon, equipping a fire element boost will increase your fire attacks further! This is the best way to increase your elemental damage.

Equip a Set That Enhances Elemental Attacks

Sets like the Velkhana Armor and the Silver Sol set increases your elemental attack's critical damage while the Namielle set increases your elemental damage itself. If you're wishing to increase your elemental damage, going for these armor sets is a must.

MHW Related Links

All Beginner Guides

Beginner Guide Banner.png

Beginner's Guide | How to Play MHW

Monster Hunter World Guides

Base Game Guides
Story Walkthrough and How to Unlock Iceborne Money Farming Guide
Food Guide and All Canteen Ingredients Best Timing for Well-Done Steak
Best Weapons for Beginners How to Pause Quests
How Do Quest Rewards Work? How to Track Monsters
What is Critical Distance? How to Use Wedge Beetles
How to Use the Chat Functions Character Creation Guide
How to Use the Training Area List of Crafting Recipes
List of Poogie Costumes How to Break Rank Caps
Monster Threat Levels How to Raise Hunter Rank Fast
Post-Game Content How to Find ??? Rathian Tracks
Weapon and Armor Augments Explanation of Each Status Effect
How To Capture Monsters How To Hunt Monsters
How To Mount Monsters Monster Parts and Weaknesses Guide
How to Join a Friend's Expedition Monster Crown Size Guides
How to Get the Dragoon Jump Emote Tailraider Safari Guide and Best Items to Get
Argosy Guide and Best Choices How to Aim Cannons
Alpha or Beta Armor Lucky Voucher Effects
Bowgun Special Ammo Guides How to Equip Skills
Difference of Cut and Blunt Damage Type Hunting Horn Notes and Effects
Unchangeable Features Turf Wars and List of Matchups
List of Trophies and How to Unlock (MHW)

Stat Guides

Stat Guides
What Does Attack Do? What Does Defense Do? What Does Elemental Resistance Do?
What Does Affinity Do? What Does Elemental Attack Do?

How to Track Grimalkynes

Grimalkyne Tribes
All Grimalkyne Tribes and Rewards
Bugtrappers Protectors Troupers
Plunderers Gajalaka Boaboa

    Walkthrough Menu

    Bee apology
    Please participate in our
    site improvement survey 06/2023
    Would you assist in
    improving Game8's site?
    Bee june
    This survey will take about 1 minute.
    Your answers will help us to improve our website.
    The information collected through this survey will be used for the purpose of improving our services. In addition, the information will only be disclosed a part of a statistic in a format that will not allow identification of personal information.
    Begin Survey

    All rights reserved