6 Top Light Bowguns in Monster Hunter World

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When on the hunt for monsters, you need to be quick and nimble while attacking them from a distance to keep them at bay.

The Light Bowgun has got you covered when it comes to this and with its constant and accurate attacks on weak spots on monsters.

Monsters don’t just stand still in Monster Hunter World, they will pounce, claw, bite, body slam or even send forth meteorites at hunters which requires you to dodge and quickly roll away which makes the Light Bowgun a great weapon to use against them.

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Criteria

We have deemed these weapons as the best by their capabilities of using specific ammo types along with their unique features and aesthetics that give Light Bowgun users an advantage when facing off monsters and keeping a distance from them.

Best Light Bowguns

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

1) Karma (Odogaron Tree)

Light Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernblast

  • Attack: 234
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 30%
  • Deviation: None
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1-0-0
  • Crafting Materials: Teostra Claw+ x2, Odogaron Claw+ x6, Odogaron Fang+ x5, Odogaron Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2
  • Pierce Ammo 1,2,3
  • Spread Ammo 1,2
  • Sticky 1
  • Paralysis Ammo 1
  • Exhaust Ammo 1
  • Thunder Ammo 1
  • Poison Ammo 1
  • Sleep Ammo 1
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Rapid-Fire Ammo:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2
  • Spread Ammo 1
  • Exhaust Ammo 1

This Light Bowgun has a powerful and ornate look with its hand cannon design and a red body along with gold inlays based on the Odogaron theme.

With its high affinity and arsenal it can be used with many builds that focus on dealing critical hits for a high damage output, dealing maximum damage with its Rapid-Fire Normal Ammo for concentrating on weak spots and its Rapid Fire Spread ammo to break off parts.

2) Dai-Onigashima (Workshop Tree)

Light Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernblast

  • Attack: 221
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Deviation: High
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1-0-0
  • Crafting Materials: Xeno’jiiva Claw x4, Bazelgeuse Wing x4, Bazelgeuse Talon x4, Bazelgeuse Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2
  • Pierce Ammo 1,2
  • Spread Ammo 1,2,3
  • Sticky 1,2,3
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Auto Loading Ammo:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2
  • Pierce Ammo 1
  • Spread Ammo 1

Simple and Beautiful is what you would call the design and feel of the Dai-Onigashima with its rough yet simple style that looks much like a medieval musket.

While the Dai-Onigashima is not as superior in combat capabilities compared to other weapons, it is mainly a skill based weapon and due to its simple traits, it can easily be part of any builds that use its ammo types.

3) Gulguleth’s Wail (Vaal Hazak Tree)

Light Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernblast

  • Attack: 260
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Deviation: Low
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 2-0-0
  • Crafting Materials: Xeno’Jiiva Veil x3, Vaal Hazak Talon x6, Vaal Hazak Tail x2, Vaal Hazak Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 1,3
  • Spread Ammo 1,3
  • Sticky 1
  • Exhaust Ammo 1,2
  • Paralysis Ammo 1
  • Sleep Ammo 1
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

This Light Bowgun comes from the Valhazaak tree and has an undead crossbow theme that fits very well in this case with its simple yet sinister look.

Simple and direct with its combination of ammo types, this weapon works well with builds that focus on ammo capacity for chaining combinations of ammo types at monsters to maximize damage and efficiency.

4) Cataclysm’s Trigger (Nergigante Tree)

Light Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernblast

  • Attack: 260
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Deviation: Average
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1-0-0
  • 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
  • Recover 1,2
  • Paralysis Ammo 2
  • Sleep Ammo 1
  • Water Ammo
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Armor Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Rapid- Fire Ammo:

  • Normal 1,2
  • Spread 1

Power and precision is what the Cataclysm’s Trigger represents with its aesthetic appearance drawn from the Nergigante’s style and design.

With its standard 3 Normal and Spread ammo, this weapon works well with builds that focus on specific ammo types and with an increased magazine.

5) Empress Shell “Blaze” (Lunastra)

Light Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernblast

  • Attack: 247
  • Augmentation: 1
  • Affinity: 20%
  • Deviation: Average
  • Mods: 3
  • Decoration: 1-0-0
  • Crafting Materials: Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Horn x2, Teostra Horn+ x3, Bazelgeuse Gem x1

Ammo Types:

  • Normal Ammo 1,2,3
  • Pierce Ammo 1,2,3
  • Spread Ammo 1
  • Sticky 1,2
  • Recover 1
  • Poison Ammo 1,2
  • Paralysis Ammo 1,2
  • Flaming Ammo
  • Freeze Ammo
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Armor Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Rapid- Fire Ammo:

  • Normal 1,2
  • Freeze Ammo
  • Flaming Ammo

The Empress Shell “Blaze” has a powerful and beautiful design with a cobalt blue finish along with gold inlays much like its heavy bowgun counterpart and blue regal theme.

One of the most flexible of all the Light Bowguns in MHW, its three configurations which are “Blaze,Styx and Ruin” can perform well with any build that uses their features as the base of any Light Bowgun build.

6) Devil’s Madness (Deviljho)

Light Bowgun Special Ammo: Wyvernblast

  • Attack: 299
  • Augmentation: 2
  • Affinity: -25%
  • Deviation: Average
  • 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 1,2,3
  • Poison Ammo 2
  • Sleep Ammo 1
  • Exhaust Ammo 1,2
  • Dragon Ammo
  • Slicing Ammo
  • Demon Ammo
  • Tranq Ammo

Always crude and vicious in design, the Devil’s Madness is one odd looking Light Bowgun since it comes from the Deviljho tree which shows its intimidating raw power..

This is considered one the best Light Bowgun when it comes to raw damage and when using Sticky Ammo coupled with its Wyvernblast, it can cripple and blow away any monster that dares cross your path.

Verdict

Much like a lot of Light Bowguns, these ones we have chosen are subjective and work well with several builds in MHW focusing on the base stats and ammo availability while also adding style.

While not every Light Bowgun is the best match for everyone, keep in mind that these weapons can be modified and augmented in different ways to fit your needs and comfortability.

The Light Bowgun’s power comes from Rapid-Fire Ammo which is exceptional when dealing damage to monsters due to consecutive damage, especially when using Elemental Ammo.

The ability to continuously fire projectiles allows it to match the damage output of the Heavy Bowgun and with the added advantage of maneuverability, it can be quite the tool when fighting monsters and staying safe.

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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