Monster Hunter World: Lance Guide

MHW Lance weapon

The Lance is designed to pierce and stab at monster’s weak points while all in the safety of your sturdy shield that can deflect heavy attacks from your enemies.

Bulky yet maneuverable, the Lance lets its wielder attack with 3 forward moving stabs followed by a simple hop backwards that lets them easily reposition and continue concentrating attacks on a specific spot on the monster’s body.

The Lance is quite tricky to understand and master but this guide will provide all of the strongest craftable Lances with their resource trees and materials required along with an attack guide to serve as reference for your use of the Lance.

Lance Trees

Defender

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Defender Lance V

506Immortal Dragon Scale x10%Blast300

0

Ore

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Iron Lance III

230 Earth Crystal x2, Machalite Ore x2, Iron Ore x 50%None00
Iron Lance III322Carbalite Ore x8, Dragonite Ore x5, Dragonvein Crystal x20%Paralysis(210)

1

Chrome Lance II

414 Elder Dragon Blood x2, Fucium Ore x13, Carbalite Ore x20, Firecell Stone x10%Paralysis(270)

2

Nergigante

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Presition’s Hand

483Xeno’jiiva Horn x2, Nergigante Horn+ x5, Nergigante Talon x5, Nergigante Gem x10%Dragon150

1

Legiana

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Glacial Lance II

322Paolumu Wing x4, Legiana Claw x4, Legiana Tail Webbing x3, Legiana Plate x10%Ice3000
Legiana Halberd368Daora Claw+ x2, Legiana Claw+ x5, Legiana Hide+ x3, Legiana Gem x10%Ice360

0

Kulu-Ya-Ku

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Kulu Lance III

299Odogaron Claw x2, Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak x2, Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume x4, Warped Bone x315%None00
Kulu Hasta III391Nergigante Talon x2 Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x4, Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x5, Bird Wyvern Gem x125%Sleep(360)

0

Dodogama

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Gama Pilebunker

391Fire Dragon Scale+ x4, Dodogama Jaw x4, Dodogama Tail x3, Wyvern Gem x10%Blast210

1

Thunder Element

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Thunder Lance II

322Monster Bone+ x2, Tobi-Kadachi Electrode x2, Tobi-Kadachi Membrane x2, Coral Crystal x30%Thunder1500
Lightning Spire III414Elder Dragon x3, Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ x4 Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ x6, Wyvern Gem x10%Thunder240

1

Pukei-Pukei

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Blooming Lance III

299Monster Bone+ x2, Pukei-Pukei Quill x4, Pukei-Pukei Sac x2, Poison Sac x20%Poison3600
Datura Pike391Vaal Hazak Wing x2, Pukei-Pukei Sac+ x4, Pukei-Pukei Wing x6, Bird Wyvern Gem x10%Poison540

2

Tzitzi-Ya-Ku

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Flickering Glow II

462Legiana Tail Webbing x2, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw x3, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photosphore x2, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw x3, Sharp Claw x3,0%None00
Dazzling Flash III594Daora Webbing x2, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ x5, Bird Wyvern Gem x1, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photosphore+ x30%Thunder(360)

1

Uragaan

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Brazenridge II

660Teostra Carapace x4, Uragaan Jaw x2, Uragaan Scute x4, Uragaan Ruby0%Fire120

2

Rathalos

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Flame Lance II

322Rathalos Scale x6, Rathalos Tail x2, Rathalos Plate x1, Inferno Sac x310%Fire2101
Blue Prominence437Teostra Horn+ x2, Azure Rathalos Scale+ x6, Azure Rathalos  Tail x3, Rathalos Ruby x120%Fire300

1

Bone

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Bone Lance III

253Monster Bone M x2, Ancient Bone x10%None00
Hard Bone Lance III368Monster Keenbone x2, Monster Bone+ x2, Quality Bone x20%Poison(180)

1

Heavy Bone Lance II

437Elder Dragon Bone x4, Monster Hardbone x6, Quality Bone x20, Dragonbone Relic x10%Poison(240)

1

Vaal Hazak

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Love’s Sorrow

460Xeno’Jiiva Veil x3, Vaal Hazak Talon x6, Vaal Hazak Tail x2, Vaal Hazak Gem x10%Dragon270

1

Hornetaur

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Taurus Lancel II

299Odogaron Fang x2, Hornetaur Shell x5, Hornetaur Wing x4, Hornetaur Head x20%None00
Drak Stinger368Vaal Hazak Fang+ x3, Hornetaur Carapace x8, Hornetaur Innerwing x6, Wyvern Gem x10%Paralysis(240)

1

Barroth Tree

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Carapace Lance III

345Diablos Shell x3, Barroth Claw x4, Barroth Scalp x2, Monster Bone+ x3-20%None00
Barroth Stinger III460Nergigante Horn+ x1, Barroth Claw+ x5, Barroth Ridge+ x5, Wyvern Gem x1-20%Paralysis(390)

2

Odogaron

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Garon Lance II

322Quality Bone x5, Odogaron Claw x2, Odogaron Tail x2, Odogaron Plate x115%Fire(150)0

Garon Dhra

391Teostra Claw+ x2, Odogaron Claw+ x6, Odogaron Fang+ x5, Odogaron Gem x130%Fire(210)

0

Water Element

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Aqua Horn III

322Monster Bone+ x2, Jyuratodus Fang x4, Coral Bone x3, Gaju Whisker x30%Water2100

Water Spike III

437Elder Dragon Bone x3, Jyuratodus Fin+ x6,  Jyuratodus Fang+ x5 Wyvern Gem x10%Water300

1

Dragonbone

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Dragonbone Lance III

368Elder Dragon Bone x10, Brutal Bone x4, Dragonbone Relic x2, Wyvern Gem x10%Dragon420

1

Bazelgeuse

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Bazel Myniad  Rookslayer

460Xeno’Jiiva Wing x3, Bazelgeuse Wing x4, Bazel Geuse Talon x4, Bazelgeuse Gem-10%Blast210

2

Kirin

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Thunderpiercer

368Xeno’Jiiva Shell x4, Kirin Azure Horn x6, Kirin Thundertail x3, Novacrystal x210%Thunder540

0

Black Steel

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Blacksteel Lance II

253Firecell Stone x1, Fucium Ore x5, Carbalite Ore x10, Wyvern Gem x10%Dragon1500
Daora’s Fang414Xeno’Jiiva Wing x2, Daora Horn+ x5, Daora Claw+ x4, Daora Gem x110%Ice240

1

Xeno’Jiiva

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Xeno Zauta

391Xeno’jiiva Claw x4, Xeno’jiiva Shell x6, Xeno’jiiva Tail x2, Xeno’jiiva Gem x115%Dragon180

2

Workshop Weapon

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Elder Babel Spear

460Ace Hunter Coin x5, Brute Coin x4, Flying Coin x4, Wyvern Gem x20%Fire(330)1
Sapphire Star Lance437First Fleet Ticket x2, Rathalos Wing x2, Omniplegia Sac x3, High Commendation x10%Paralysis180

0

Deviljho

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Fiendish Tower

529Elder Dragon Blood x5, Deviljho Scalp x2, Deviljho Tallfang x5, Deviljho Gem x1-25%Dragon210

0

Lunastra

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Empress Lance “Blaze”

414Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Horn x2, Teostra Horn+ x3, Bazelgeuse Gem x120%Blast180

2

Lunastra/Nergigante

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Daamge

Slot

Empress Lance “Ruin”

437Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Wing x3, Nergigante Horn+ x3 Nergigante Gem x10%Blast150

2

Lunastra/Xeno’Jiiva

Weapon Name

AttackMaterials RequiredAffinityElementElemental Damage

Slot

Empress Lance “Styx”

414Research Commission Ticket x1, Lunastra Tail x2, Xeno’jiiva Horn x3, Xeno’jiiva Gem x110%Blast240

2

Attacks

Guard

This is the guard position of the Lance where it can block most attacks without issues and little to no knockback along with the starting position of special attacks like the Dash Attack and Counter Thrust.

Dash Attack

While in your Guard Stance, you will be able to charge at your enemies which lets you do multiple instances of damage as your Lance strikes them continuously until you run out of stamina or end your attack with a Finishing Twin Thrust.

As you move with your charge, you can slide from side to side and even hop or face the opposite direction you are facing with the evade button.

Finishing Twin Thrust

This forward thrust can be initiated from your Dash Attack which allows you to strike twice with a weak first hit and a heavier second hit.

Counter Thrust

As a defensive counter attack, your shield will glow allowing you to block from a wider blocking angle then after you will hold the Counter Thrust for a brief moment then attack with your Lance.

If you get attacked while in this stance, there will be a significant reduction to damage received and the stamina drained while in this stance will stop and automatically attack with your Lance.

Mid Thrust

This is your forward facing move that can hit the legs or a ground target 3x then you will pause for a moment then continue again..

To lessen the pause time, you may hop back to reposition so that you can immediately continue attacking.

High Thrust

With the same mechanics of the Mid Thrust, the High Thrust hits a higher position like the chest, head or tails of your target.

Jumping Thrust

This attack is similar to the Falling Slash but does not initiate mounting but can deal multiple strikes if timed correctly.

Wide Sweep

Basically it uses your lance to swat away smaller monsters or if the monster repositions out of your line of attack.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Mobile weapon when attacking.
  • Moderate focused damage.
  • Easy to learn combo attacks.

Cons

  • High Stamina required for mobility.
  • Slow walk speed.

Overview

The Lance is preferred by tank type hunters that focus on defense while being able to attack and gain aggro from monsters while hunting alone or in a party.

Fearless and charging head on into battle with your Lance facing your enemy and focusing your attacks on weak spots with your Lance thrusts and blocking with your shield while waiting for your next opening is the way to fight with this weapon.

The Lance is very straightforward and has simple moves although is difficult to get used to its slow positioning movement but once you do, it feels fast and nimble as it is able to focus on certain spots of monsters, breaking them and overall weakening them.

James Barron

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