6 Top Bows in Monster Hunter World

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One of the most traditional long range weapons known to all hunters, the Bow has remained a popular weapon which is great for taking a chunk out of your enemy’s health from far away.

The Bow has a variety of coating options and innate elemental damage types that makes this the middle ground of melee and ranged weapons.

There are so many options for Bows in Monster Hunter World and we have chosen the ones that fit a certain criteria that make them good for almost any build and aid with different playstyles.

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Criteria

Our chosen best Bows in Monster Hunter World follow a certain criteria that focus on the weapons ability to deal damage using the different coatings along with the Bow itself and how they can be used in builds.

Although there are many Bows available, some may outperform others that have similar elemental properties as well as well as stats.

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Best Bows

Based on our criteria, the following are our chosen best 6 Bows in Monster Hunter World:

1) Rathslinger III – (Rathalos Tree)

Attack

Materials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot

Augment

216

Azure Rathalos Scale+ x6, Azure Rathalos Carapace x4, Azure Rathalos Wing x3, Rathalos Ruby x120%Fire2401-0-0

2

Arrow Coating

  • Close Range
  • Power
  • Poison

The Rathslinger III is crafted with parts taken from the Rathalos, which shows the exocticness of the bow with a display of scales crafted from the monster.

With an even amount of fire elemental damage and physical damage along with high affinity, this weapon excels greatly at dealing high combined damage and also proves effective when hunting Kirin or Vaal Hazak.

2) Flying Kadachi Strike Bow – (Kadachi Tree)

Attack

Materials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot

Augment

204

Nergigante Talon x2, Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ x4 Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ x6, Wyvern Gem x115%Thunder2701-0-0

2

Arrow Coating

  • Close Range
  • Power
  • Paralysis

With its white and blue electric themes that comes from the Tobi-Kadachi, which has a resemblance to the Kirin line of equipment.

A great weapon for critical builds with its above average affinity that can shave off the spikes of Nergigante easily making it less of a threat especially on hunting arch-tempered Nergigante or any other monster that is weak against thunder damage.

3) Dragonbone Bow III – (Dragonbone Tree)

Attack

Materials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot

Augment

180

Elder Dragon Bone x10, Brutal Bone x4, Dragonbone Relic x2, Wyvern Gem x10%Dragon4201-1-0

3

Arrow Coating

  • Close Range
  • Sleep
  • Paralysis

Simple in design resembling much like the Hunter’s bow but with dark and charred highlights, that looks like it often used Dragon Piercer.

High Dragon element damage is what this bow is great for even though low level of Elderseal it can definitely wreak havoc on monsters that are susceptible to the Dragon Element accompanied with the 2 coatings that can disable monsters.

4) Legia Snow Fletcher – (Legiana Tree)

Attack

Materials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot

Augment

180

Daora Claw+ x2, Legiana Claw+ x5, Legiana Hide+ x3, Legiana Gem x10%Ice3900-0-0

1

Arrow Coating

  • Close Range
  • Power
  • Poison
  • Sleep

With its Double Bow design that is based form the monster materials of the Legiana with its blue and white color schemes.

Much like the Dragon Bow with its low physical damage and very high elemental damage the Legia Snow Fletcher is a great bow in most missions that require the Ice Element in conjunction with sleep and poison coatings that are effective status types on most monsters.

5) Empress Arrow “Blaze” – (Lunastra)

Attack

Materials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot

Augment

216

Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Horn x2, Teostra Horn+ x3, Bazelgeuse Gem x120%Blast1202-1-0

1

Passive Skill: Guts (prevents an attack that would be fatal 1x)

Arrow Coating

  • Close Range
  • Power

With its dark blue steel limbs and glowing emerald riser this Bow is not just beautiful and regal in design but also provides three types of configurations depending on the materials that also changes its look in the process.

High affinity and a fair amount of physical and blast elemental damage this Bow can fit many builds that focus on blast damage or even critical blast damage against Kushaladaora, Barroth or Radobaan which makes farming them a bit easier.

6) Villainous Brace – (Deviljho)

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot

Augment

276

Elder Dragon Blood x5, Deviljho Scalp x2, Deviljho Tallfang x5, Deviljho Gem x1-25%Dragon2100-0-0

2

Arrow Coating

  • Close Range
  • Power
  • Poison

Designed after the Deviljho the Villainous Brace looks more like an Arrow Slingshot rather than a Bow that looks a lot like the jaw of the Deviljho.

The Villainous Brace is a weapon usually avoided by bow users due to its negative affinity but as for raw physical and elemental damage along with its high Elderseal, that can be considered the hardest hitting of all the Bows that are used when hunting Elder Dragons.

Verdict

May it be raining down arrows or shooting off a devastating Dragon Piercer towards your target, the Bow can definitely get the job done when it comes to monster hunting.

Every Bow can be crafted and wielded for specific uses may it be Physical or Elemental damage that can be incorporated in many offensive builds although they do not have mods on them unlike the other two ranged weapons but makes up for in Elemental Damage and unlimited arrows.

Maximizing the effect of Elemental damage and Status ailments makes the Bow a great weapon to have in many hunts either alone or providing damage assistance to melee fighters without disrupting their tempo in high risk missions.

James Barron

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