6 Top Heavy Bowguns in Monster Hunter World

Best Heavy Bowgun MHW

In Monster Hunter World you will be facing off with the biggest and baddest creatures of the land and with big problems, you need a big solution which is where the Heavy Bowgun comes in.

From a relatively safe distance the Heavy Bowgun can rain down a storm of bullets and bombs that can blast away any monster that enters your sights, making it a big game hunter’s dream weapon.

With its Long Range and Heavy ammo, this weapon can blow away any threats that come your way..

To help you out with picking the best Heavy Bowgun, we have deemed these 6 as some of the best among the huge selection of Heavy Bowguns that are in Monster Hunter World.

Also Read Below The Other Heavy Bowgun Guides

Criteria for Selection

Determining the best Heavy Bowgun is not only based on overall damage but also their performance in the field and also their availability of their ammunition.

Many of the Heavy Bowguns including the Defender Heavy Bowgun have been taken into account but overall, the best have been determined for their raw output, ammo flexibility as well as the focus on ammo types which is a crucial factor when facing off with challenging monsters.

6 Best Heavy Bowguns

1) Empress Cannon “Blaze” –  Affinity (Lunastra Tree)

Heavy Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernsnipe

  • Attack: 285
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 20%
  • Deviation: Average
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1
  • Crafting Materials: Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Horn x2, Teostra Horn+ x3, Bazelgeuse Gem x1

Built in Weapon Skill: Guts (prevents fainting 1x)

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 1,2,3
  • Spread Ammo 1
  • Sticky 1,2
  • Cluster Bomb 1,2
  • Recover 1,2
  • Poison Ammo 1,2
  • Paralysis Ammo 1,2
  • Exhaust Ammo 1
  • Flaming Ammo
  • Freeze Ammo
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Wyvern Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

The Empress Cannon “Blaze” is a high affinity Heavy Bowgun, elegant and beautiful much like a queen in its dark blues and sapphire body with gold inlays.

This Heavy Bowgun is able to deal critical hits with ease and synergizes well with high affinity builds which focus on either Normal or Piercing Ammo types.

Aside from the basic types of ammo, this weapon can also use Dragon Ammo to fight against tough endgame monsters with its high elder seal damage.

2) Teostra’s Flames – Cannon Heavy Bowgun (Black Steel Tree)

Heavy Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernheart

  • Attack: 270
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Deviation: Low
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 0
  • Crafting Materials: Xeno’jiiva Soulscale x5, Teostra Horn+ x5, Teostra Claw+ x2, Teostra Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 1,2,3
  • Spread Ammo 1
  • Sticky Ammo 1,2,3
  • Cluster Bomb 1,2,3
  • Poison Ammo 1,2
  • Flaming Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Wyvern Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Teostra’s Flames has an all cannon theme to its design, including a unique sound when firing its ammunition that sounds like the cannons in-game that adds to the king motif of Teostra.

This weapon is armed with Normal, Piercing and Spread ammo types that adds combat flexibility with different monsters.

Along with all levels of heavy hitting bombs, this weapon can use  Wyvern Ammo to deal heavy damage in fights.

3) Dark Devourer – Best Damage With Wyvernheart (Deviljho Tree)

Heavy Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernheart

  • Attack: 345
  • Augmentation: 2
  • Affinity: -25%
  • Deviation: High
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 0
  • Crafting Materials: Elder Dragon Blood x5, Deviljho Scalp x2, Deviljho Tallfang x5, Deviljho Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 3
  • Spread Ammo 3
  • Sticky Ammo 2,3
  • Cluster Bomb 2,3
  • Poison Ammo 2
  • Sleep Ammo 1,2
  • Exhaust Ammo 1,2
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Wyvern Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

The Dark Devourer is the highest damage dealer as a Wyvernheart Heavy Bowgun that has a very sharp and edgy design inspired by the Deviljho.

This weapon makes use of high Powered ammunition and High Damage which makes a great combination for high attack power builds which focus on maximum damage for every shot.

Consecutive shots from this Heavy Bowgun are capable of breaking crucial areas on monsters, allowing you to continue hammering on weak spots to make quick work of even Arch-Tempered creatures.

4) Griffon Blazooka – High Damage With Wyvernsnipe (Diablos Tree)

Heavy Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernsnipe

  • Attack: 330
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: -20%
  • Deviation: High
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1
  • Crafting Materials: Xeno’jiiva Tail x2, Black Spiral Horn+ x3, Black Diablos Carapace x6, Dragonbone Relic x2

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 1,2,3
  • Sticky Ammo 1
  • Cluster Bomb 1
  • Recover Ammo 1
  • Poison Ammo 1
  • Paralysis Ammo 1
  • Exhaust Ammo 1
  • Wyvern Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

The Griffon Blazooka is fashioned with Black Diablos horns on it and has the highest damage among the Wyvernsnipe Heavy Bowguns.

Its standard ammo is for long to mid range engagements and along with the Wyvernsnipe, its kit also carries a set of Paralysis and an auto-loading Exhaust ammo to weaken monsters while you reposition for your next volley of shots.

5) Destruction’s Fusillade – Spread Ammo Specialist (Nergigante Tree)

Heavy Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernheart

  • Attack: 285
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Deviation: Average
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1
  • Crafting Materials: Xeno’jiiva Horn x2, Nergigante Horn+ x5, Nergigante Talon x5, Nergigante Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 1
  • Spread Ammo 1,2,3
  • Sticky 2,3
  • Recover Ammo 1,2
  • Paralysis Ammo 2
  • Sleep Ammo 2
  • Water Ammo
  • Freeze Ammo
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Wyvern Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Armor Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Destruction’s Fusillade is powerful and threatening with a cannon-like crossbow look, its name implies having the power to unload a heavy number of shots at your prey.

Using a mix of Normal and Spread Ammo that is complemented well with the Wyvernheart that goes well for Shotgun Builds that focus on being at close range to deal maximum damage.

6) Quickquiver – Freeze/Thunder Ammo (Kirin Tree)

Heavy Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernsnipe

  • Attack: 255
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Deviation: Low
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1
  • Crafting Materials: Xeno’Jiiva Shell x4, Kirin Azure Horn x6, Kirin Thundertail x3, Novacrystal x2

Ammo Types:

  • Piercing Ammo 1,2,3
  • Normal Ammo 1,2
  • Freeze Ammo
  • Thunder Ammo
  • Exhaust Ammo 2
  • Paralysis Ammo 1,2
  • Sticky ammo 1
  • Wyvern ammo
  • Armor Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo
  • Recover Ammo

The Quickquiver has a sleek Kirin theme that is styled like a rifle which gives it a streamline look that suits hunters that like to hunt in style.

This Heavy Bowgun carries a powerful combination of ammunition that is great at armor and full body penetration.

Along with Freeze and Thunder ammo for High Elemental Damage builds, this weapon can be used to fight against monsters such as the Lunastra and Teostra that are weak against such elements.

Verdict

These Heavy Bowguns work great with several builds which may even be changed later to best suit certain playstyles as well as fighting against the many monsters you will face.

Aside from following a certain rule of “cool” in choosing these Heavy Bowguns like “Teostra’s Flames” that really stand out among the regular Heavy Bowguns, these weapons perform effectively against higher ranked monsters.

So if you’re looking for that certain ammo or damage type on your Heavy Bowgun that you need to take down that hard to kill monster, these Heavy Bowguns will definitely do the trick.

James Barron

Haven been playing pc games for as long as I can remember. I am no pro frontline man but when it comes to Support Logistics and base Management that’s where I excel in the games that I play. I usually play RTS, Simulation, Management, MOBA’S, RPG’s and the usual FPS and Survival.

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