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This is a guide to equipping skills in Monster Hunter World (MHW) Iceborne. Read on to learn about Skills, how to equip Skills, and How to Activate Set Bonus Skills.

What Are Skills

Abilities That Grants Helpful Abilities

Skills are abilities you can get by equipping armor and weapon. Each skills have their own effects and the majority of them have levels and each level increasing the potency of the skll. All skills are automatically equipped by equipping the armor piece and decorations where the skill are attached to.

Attack Boost Level 1 Attack + 3
Attack Boost Level 2 Attack + 6
Attack Boost Level 3 Attack + 9
Attack Boost Level 4 Attack + 12 and Affinity +5%
Attack Boost Level 5 Attack + 15 and Affinity +5%
Attack Boost Level 6 Attack + 18 and Affinity +5%
Attack Boost Level 7 Attack + 21 and Affinity +5%

As the table shows, the more attackboost skills you equip via armor and decorations, the more attack you get and you even get a bonus 5% affinity for your attacks!

List of All Skills

How to Equip Skills

Equip Them Via Armor

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Armor has an innate set of skills. Equipping an Armor that gives 2 levels of Attack Boost and 1 Evade Window will immediately bestow the player with 2 levels of Attack Boost and 1 level of Window (Congrats! You now have 6 bonus damage).

Equip Via Decorations

Decorations are these jewels you gain at the end of quests. They are resources that are divided into 4 sizes and each armor and some weapon have slots where you can put these decorations to further increase the skills available to you! Smaller Decorations can be equipped to bigger slots but it will occupy the whole slot as a whole.

What Are Set Bonus Skills?

armor set
Set Bonus Skills are skills that are unique to specific armor sets. They can only be equipped by equipping x number of armor piece (depending on the set). In the example above, we need to equip 2 pieces of Anjanath armor to equip the Anjanath Dominance set.

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