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Long Sword - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Long Sword guide on the best loadout & armor build for this weapon. Includes recommended equipment, decorations, & skills.

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Recommended Iceborne Starter Long Sword Builds

Iron Eschaton Build

Iron Eschaton Build
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WeaponDecorations
Iron Eschaton 1Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Jagras Helm α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Bone Mail α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kulu Vambraces α + Attack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Beo Coil α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Beo Greaves β +Earplug Jewel 3
Handicraft Charm 3-
Skills
Attack Boost Lvl 6Earplugs Lvl 5
Health Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Speed Eating Lvl 2
Critical Eye Lvl 2Critical Boost Lvl 1
Pro Transporter Lvl 1-

Points Of Recommendations

  • Easily accessible when starting Iceborne
  • Focuses on high physical damage
  • Attack Jewel x2 are guaranteed items by finishing MHW

Paralysis Damage Build

Paralysis Damage Build
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WeaponDecorations
Crimson Viperfang IExpert Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Bone Helm α +Handicraft Jewel 3
Bone Mail α +Paralysis Attack 1
Vespoid Vambraces α + Handicraft Jewel 3
Girros Coil α +Expert Jewel 1
Girros Greaves β +Sheath Jewel 1
Sheath Jewel 1
Attack Charm 3-
Skills
Attack Boost Lvl 5Health Boost Lvl 3
Paralysis Attack Lvl 4Quick Sheath Lvl 2
Critical Eye Lvl 2Effuvial Expert Lvl 1
Handicraft Lvl 2Partbreaker Lvl 1

Point of Recommendation

  • Weapon can easily be farmed in early Master Rank
  • Mixture between damage and survibability
  • High paralysis gives openings for attacks or healing

Glavenus Spada Versatility Build

WeaponDecorations
Glavenus Spada IIExpert Jewel I
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Brachydios Helm β +Critical Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Brachydios Mail β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Brachydios Braces β + Challenger Jewel 2
Odogaron Coil β +Handicraft Jewel 3
Challenger Jewel 2
Glavenus Greaves β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Master's Charm 3-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Agitator Lvl 7
Handicraft Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Stamina Thief Lvl 1Health Boost Lvl 1
Blast Resistance Lvl 1Critical Boost Lvl 1
Agitator-

Point of Recommendation

  • High affinity allows you to deal large amounts of damage
  • Equipment is relatively easy to create
  • Increased Agitator Level

Iceborne Middle Phase Recommended Long Sword Builds

WeaponDecoration
Glavenus Spada IIExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorsDecorations
Brachydios Helm β +Critical Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Brachydios Mail β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Brachydios Braces β +Challenger Jewel 2
Odogaron Coil β +Handicraft 3
Challenger Jewel 2
Glavenus Greaves β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Master's Charm III
Skills
Critical Eye Lv7Agitator Lv7
Handicraft Lv3Weakness Exploit Lv3
Stamina Thief Lv1Health Boost Lv1
Blast Resistance Lv1Critical Boost Lv1
Agitator Secret
(Set Bonus)

High Affinity & Easy To Make

You can gain 90% affinity with only using materials you can get from monsters in middle phase of Master Rank.

Agitator Secret Raises Max Level Of Agitator

Brachydios loadout has set bonus skill Agitator Secret which unlocks level 7 of Agitator. Level 7 Agitator grants significant increase in attack and affinity when monster is enraged.

Iceborne Late Phase (MR~70) Recommended Long Sword Builds

WeaponDecoration
Black Tornaria
ArmorsDecorations
Rimeguard Helm β +Expert Jewel 4
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Rimeguard Mail β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Rimeguard Vambraces β +Tenderizer Jewel 2[
Rimeguard Coil β +Critical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Garuga Greaves β +Expert Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Health Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lv7Weakness Exploit Lv3
Health Boost Lv3Critical Boost Lv3
Quick Sheath Lv3Flinch Free Lv2
Divine Blessing Lv2Critical Element
(Set Bonus)"}]
Frostcraft
(Set Bonus)

100% Affinity When Attacking Wounded Part

Weapon's Affinity 15% + Critical Eye Lvl 7 Affinity 40% = 55% affinity all the time. On top of that, Weakness Exploit raises 50% when attacking wounded part of monster which sums up to 100% affinity.

Powerful Special Sheath

Quick Sheathe skill makes you less unguarded and Frostcraft skill charges power during sheathing, raising your attack.

Razor Sharp Charm As Alternative

Razor Sharp Charm activates Razoor Sharp skill which reduces the sharpness to be dull. If you don't need Health Boost, switch with Razor Sharp Charm instead. Black Tornaria have enough white sharpness so choose depend on how you like to play.

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Iceborne Endgame (MR70~) Recommended Long Sword Builds

WeaponAugment / Decoration
Hellish SlasherHealth Regen×1
Affinity Increase×1
Elementless Jewel 2
ArmorsDecorations
Rex Roar Helm β +Expert Jewel 4
Rex Roar Mail β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Rex Roar Braces β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kirin Hoop β+Critical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Resistor Jewel 1
Garuga Greaves β+Expert Jewel 1]
Critical Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Razar Sharp Charm-
Skills
Critical Eye Lv7Attack Boost Lv6
Weakness Exploit Lv3Blight Resistance Lv3
Critical Boost Lv3Health Boost Lv2
Free Meal Lv2Non-elemental Boost Lv1"}]
Free Meal Secret
(Set Bonus)
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot Lv1

※*Augmentation only available after reaching MR 100

Augmenting Two Equipments

Because this weapon has 5 augmenting slots, you can attach both Health Regen and Affinity Increase. When used with Critical Eye and Weakness Exploit, you will have 100% Affinity On Wounded Part.

Alternative: Health Boost Level 3

Rex Roar Braces β+ has Heath Boost level 2 so if you don't need high affinity, switch Critical Jewel with Vitality gem.

Elementless Damage Build For Long Sword

*Following information are Monster Hunter World's best loadout, not Iceborne.

Elementless Damage Build For Long Sword
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Taroth Sword FireAffinity Increase
Tenderizer Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αMighty Jewel 2
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αElementless Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αExpert Jewel 1
Attack Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 7
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 2Maximum Might Lvl 1
AirborneNon-elemental Boost
Master's TouchElemental Airborne

Elementless Build With White Weapon Sharpness

In this Long Sword build, you'll be focusing on dealing non-elemental damage! Weapon sharpness won't be an issue as the weapon has a white gauge and Master's Touch will keep it from losing sharpness with every critical hit.

Survival & Health Build For Long Sword

Survival & Damage Build For Long Sword
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Taroth Sword FireAffinity Increase
Earplug Jewel 3
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αEarplug Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αElementless Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Gala Suit Tail αTenderizer Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αVitality Jewel 1
Earplug Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Attack Boost Lvl 4
Critical Eye Lvl 4Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Boost Lvl 3Health Boost Lvl 3
AirborneNon-elemental Boost
Slinger CapacityMaster's Touch
Elemental Airborne-

Balanced Build Focusing On Survival & Health

This Long Sword build is generally balanced between survival, health boost, and damage capability. With skills such as Earplugs, you can last through monster roars. Plus with the Taroth Sword Fire, you'll have decent enough sharpness.

Supremacy Blade Build For Long Sword

Supremacy Blade Build For Long Sword
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Supremacy BladeAffinity Increase
Elementless Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αTenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γAttack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αExpert Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Attack Boost Lvl 5Critical Eye Lvl 7
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 5Airborne
Non-elemental Boost-

High Attack, Affinity Rate, & Sharpness!

A build centered around the powerful Supremacy Blade, this complements the weapon's high raw damage with better affinity rates and higher sharpness.

Kjarr Sword "Fire" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Sword "Fire"Attack Increase
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αHandicraft Jewel 3
Blaze Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αTenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αExpert Jewel 1
Blaze Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Critical Boost Lvl 3
Attack Boost Lvl 3Fire Attack Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Enhances Fire Elemental Attack Damage

With the Kjarr Sword Fire's high fire attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more fire damage when you land critical hits.

Kjarr Sword "Water" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Sword "Water"Affinity Increase
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αHandicraft Jewel 3
Stream Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αHandicraft Jewel 3
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil αTenderizer Jewel 2
Xeno'jiiva Spurs γStream Jewel 1
Stream Jewel 1
Stream Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 6Critical Boost Lvl 3
Power Prolonger Lvl 1Water Attack Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Enhances Water Elemental Attack Damage

With the Kjarr Sword Water's heavy water attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more water damage when you land critical hits.

Equip Handicraft For White Sharpness

If you follow this build and have enough Handicraft skills, you can get your weapon up to white sharpness. This is crucial as the Long Sword deals a lot of hits and is prone to dulling.

Kjarr Sword "Stream" Attack Build

Kjarr Sword Ice Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Sword "Stream"Attack Increase
Frost Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Kushala Glare βTenderizer Jewel 2
Frost Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αExpert Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Coil αExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αFrost Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 6Critical Boost Lvl 3
Power Prolonger Lvl 1Ice Attack Lvl 4
AirborneCritical Element

Enhances Ice Elemental Attack Damage

With the Kjarr Sword Stream's strong ice attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more frost damage when you land critical hits.

Kjarr Sword "Spark" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Sword "Spark"Slot Increase
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αHandicraft Jewel 2
Bolt Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αAttack Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αTenderizer Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Critical Boost Lvl 3
Attack Boost Lvl 3Thunder Attack Lvl 3
AirborneCritical Element

Enhances Thunder Elemental Attack Damage

With the Kjarr Sword Spark's strong lighting attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more thunder damage when you land critical hits.

Kjarr Sword "Dragon" Attack Build

WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Kjarr Sword "Dragon"Attack Increase
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αHandicraft Jewel 3
Dragon Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αHandicraft Jewel 3
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Vaal Hazak Coil γDragon Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αTenderizer Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Master's TouchElemental Airborne
Handicraft Lvl 5Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Eye Lvl 7Critical Boost Lvl 3
Attack Boost Lvl 3Dragon Attack Lvl 3
AirborneCritical Element
Recovery Speed-

Maximizes Dragon Attack Damage

Using the Kjarr Sword "Dragon"'s strong dragon attack damage stat, this build focuses on amping up your elemental attack even more. With Critical Element, you'll deal more dragon-based damage when you land critical hits.

Best Skills For Long Sword

Recommended Skills For Attacking

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Attack Boost
★★★

Increases attack power plus affinity rate at higher levels
Weakness Exploit
★★★

Hitting monster weak spots can do critical hits & increased damage
Critical Eye
★★★

Increases you affinity rate
Critical Boost
★★★

Strengthens damage of critical hits
Non-elemental Boost
★★★

Strengthens non-elemental weapons you've equipped
Maximum Might
★★★

Affinity rate increases when stamina is full
Peak Performance
★★・

Attack increases when HP is full
Latent Power
★★・

Increases affinity & reduces stamina consumption when certain conditions are met
Agitator
★★・

When monsters are enraged, attack & affinity rate are increased

Recommended Supporting Skills

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Handicraft
★★★

Elongates weapon's sharpness gauge but not beyond its maximum
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
★★★

Halves sharpness loss of melee weapons
Master's Touch
★★★

Prevents sharpness loss when dealing critical hits
Earplugs
★★・

Lessens stun duration from monster roars & shouts
Focus
★★・

Charges gauges and charge rate faster for weapons with gauges & charge attacks
Speed Sharpening
★・・

Lessens time to sharpen weapon

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Anonymous 4

agitator should be three stars and attack up should be two stars. You get more bang for your buck with agitator 5 has 10% affinity and +20 attack as apposed to attack 7 that only gives 5% affinity and +21 attack.

Ash 3

U guys should go back and do ur math again because kjarr weapons arent the best for each element anymore...for example the Silverlos LS will out dps the Kjarr fire LS, the normal dragon bone Ls will out dps the kjarr dragon

Anonymous 2

Somethings wrong with the endgame hr70 build i think

Anonymous 1

Materials to augment the hellish slasher pls

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