6 Top Long Swords in Monster Hunter World

best long swords mhw

One of the Iconic weapons of the game popular to most players that want to fight like samurai against large monstrous creatures.

The Long Sword is one of those offensive power focused weapons with a unique skill to negate virtually any damage dealing attack with one move then swiftly countering with a slash.

There are many options to choose from when it comes to Long Swords so we made a list of the most powerful and best looking Long Swords in this list.


Our chosen best Long Swords in Monster Hunter World follow a certain criteria that focus on the weapons damage output with a good mix of either Elemental or Status bonus damage attacks alongside high affinity ratings to deal maximum damage on Monsters.

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Best Long Swords

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

1) Divine Slasher (Workshop Weapon Tree)

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot


Divine Slasher

693Ace Hunter Coin x5, Brute Coin x4, Flying Coin x4, Wyvern Gem x20%Dragon(150)3-0-0


The Divine Slasher is a mastercrafted Workshop weapon that has a fierce and dragon like tone with a blood red blade.

When it comes to physical damage, this works perfectly with the Non-Elemental Boost skill that improves damage by a certain amount that is ideal for pure damage builds or for Long Sword users that don’t use elements in their builds.

2) Imperial Shimmer (Black Steel Tree)

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot


Imperial Shimmer

627Xeno’Jiiva Soulscale x5, Teostra Horn+ x5 Teostra Claw+ x2, Teostra Gem x10%Blast3000-0-0


With a Crimson coloration that shows a lot of class and prowess fitting a sword named the Imperial Shimmer that receives its coloration and design from the Elderdragon Teostra.

Blast is one of the most favored elements due to its status effect while building skills around such a status effect improve it furthermore.

Using the Imperial Shimmer is more favorable than other Blast status Long Swords due to its unleashed high blast and physical damage, allowing it to achieve a higher damage output than others.

3) Empress Sword “Styx” (Lunastra/Xeno’Jiiva)

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot


Empress Sword “Styx”

594Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Tail x2, Xeno’jiiva Horn x3, Xeno’jiiva Gem x110%Blast2403-3-0


Passive Skill: Razor Sharp 1/1 (prevents extra sharpness loss when hitting with critical hits.)

With its intricate design having a curved emerald blade and strands of flowing tendrils gives this weapon an eerie yet elegant feel.

Much more preferred for its customizability with its high decoration slot, it can be incorporated in most builds with its balanced damage and Blast status effect making it a great weapon for offense and utility.

4) Exterminations Edge (Nergigante)

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot


Extermination’s Edge

693Xeno’jiiva Horn x2, Nergigante Horn+ x5, Nergigante Talon x5, Nergigante Gem x10%Dragon1201-0-0


A deadly looking blade from the Nergigante tree, this weapon brandishes on its blade spikes from the dangerous monster that certainly looks as its name implies, Extermination’s Edge

With its raw power coupled with the Dragon element and high elderseal, this weapon can weaken elder dragons making their innate auras ineffective making them easier to fight and slay even at higher master ranks.

5) Last Dance III (Kulu-Ya-Ku)

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot


Last Dance III

561Nergigante Talon x2 Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x4, Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x5, Bird Wyvern Gem x120%Sleep(270)0-0-0


This long sword is designed like a giant scimitar rather than the katana styles of most long swords that not only looks powerful but can also bring a lot of hurt on your target whatever the situation.

With its high affinity and a fair amount of physical damage along with hidden Sleep status, this weapon is a great option for free element builds that also has great customizability due to its 3 augment slots.

6) Dragonbone Stabber III (Dragonbone)

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental DamageSlot


Dragonbone Stabber III

528Elder Dragon Bone x10, Brutal Bone x4, Dragonbone Relic x2, Wyvern Gem x10%Dragon4201-0-03

This weapon sports a simple design which appears as a charred bone that brings a reverse curved blade to the unique styles of longs swords.

The Dragonbone Long Sword carries with it the high attack values and an almost equal amount of Dragon element, making this weapon a great choice for critical element damage builds.


Slashing and precision movement is what Long Swords are designed for performing quick wide swings that can make sure each strike you make hits the target to ensure a certain victory in any hunt.

The Long Sword focuses more on solid strikes with unrelenting ferocity to unleash its full damage potential with each swing of the weapon.

The list we chose focuses primarily on their potential to be in most builds that focus on their damage types but over all can be subjective and be open to change and updates in the future.

Alway maximize your odds of success in hunts by choosing the right weapon for the right job and these 6 weapons can be of help to you with your success in Monster Hunting.

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