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Hunting Horn - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide

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

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Mad Bone Horn Build
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WeaponDecorations
Mad Bone Horn 1Earplug Jewel 3
ArmorDecorations
Bone Helm α +Earplug Jewel 3
Bone Mail α +Attack Jewel 1
Bone Vambraces α + Sonorous Jewel 1
Bone Coil α +KO Jewel 2
Beo Greaves β +Earplug Jewel 3
Handicraft Charm 3-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Attack Boost Lvl 4
Health Boost Lvl 3Slugger Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Horn Maestro Lvl 2
Partbreaker Lvl 2-

Points of Recommendations

  • Easy to craft when starting Iceborne
  • Can easily cause stuns and assist allies
  • Weapon branches from Heavy Bone Horn Ⅱ

Iceborne Middle Phase Build

WeaponDecoration
The Rasping BalladElementless Jewel 2
ArmorsDecorations
Fulgur Helm β +Tenderizer 2
Tenderizer 2
Nargacuga Mail β +Vitality Jewel 1
Nargacuga Braces β +Vitality Jewel 1
Acidic Glavenus Coil β +Expert Jewel 4
Naragcuga Greaves α +Vitality Jewel 1
Sonorous Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Handicraft Lv5Evade Window Lv3
Weakness Exploit Lv3Health Boost Lv3
Stamina Surge Lv2Critical Eye Lv2
Peak Performance Lv1Horn Maestro Lv1
Non-elemental Boost Lv1True Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
(Set Bonus)

High & Stable Damage

The Rasping Ballad has high attack & plays Attack Up (L). Non-elemental Boost raises the base damage and Health Boost & Evade Window raises the chance of survival. Also, you won't lose the sharpness because of the Handicraft.

Plays All Melody Effects Extended

The Rapsing Ballad plays All Melody Effect Extended. Because of this, you don't need to raise Horn Maestro to level 2.

Iceborne Late Phase (MR~70) Build

WeaponDecoration
Bazel Valdi RooksearerSonorous Jewel 1
Sonorous Jewel 1
ArmorsDecorations
Fulgur Helm β +Expert Jewel 4
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cista β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Damascus Vambraces β +Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Shara Ishvalda Coil α +Handicraft Jewel 3
Vitality Jewel 1
Garuga Greaves β +Expert Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 2
Razor Sharp Charm-
Skills
Critical Eye Lv7Handicraft Lv5
Weakness Exploit Lv3Health Boost Lv3
Critical Boost Lv3Horn Maestro Lv2
Recovery Up Lv1Razor Sharp/Spare Shot

High Attack With Purple Sharpness

Bazel Valdi Rooksearer has purple sharpness with Handicraft. By utilizing Razor Sharp Charm, it reduces the sharpness loss by half and enjoy long lasting 80% affinity. Critical Boost will higher the critical damage as well.

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Plays Attack UP (L)

In addition to the high critical damage mentioned above, Bazel valdi Rooksearer plays Attack Up(L) which boosts more power. It also plays several recovery melodies so you can utilize both in solo or multi play.

Alternative: Evasion Jewel

If you prefer to play safe than having high damage, switch Critical Jewel with Evasion Jewel or Jumping Jewel. You can raise up to Lv3 and it will help you evade monsters attack more easily.

Lunastra Earplugs Build For Hunting Horn

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

Lunastra Earplugs Build For Hunting Horn
WeaponDecorations
Empress Roar "Blaze"Affinity Increase
Sonorous Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αTenderizer Jewel 2
Attack Jewel 1
Bazel Helm βTenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αJumping Jewel 2
Drachen Greaves αJumping Jewel 2
Earplugs Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 6Earplugs Lvl 5
Attack Boost Lvl 4Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Boost Lvl 3Evade Extender Lvl 2
Horn Maestro Lvl 1Power Prolonger Lvl 1
GutsMaster's Touch

Lunastra Weapon Build With Earplugs

This build is centered around its Earplugs, Evade Extender, and Guts skills that allow you to move the area around freely while hunting. Even without γ equipment, you'll be able to activate high-tier skills.

High Damage Build For Hunting Horn

WeaponAugmentation
Deep VeroAffinity Increase
Attack Increase
ArmorDecorations
Kaiser Crown γTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Nergigante Mail γTenderizer Jewel 2
Sonorous Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αCritical Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 1
Nergigante Coil γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Nergigante Greaves γCritical Jewel 1
Mighty Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
Critical Boost Lvl 4Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Maximum Might Lvl 3
Agitator Lvl 1Horn Maestro Lvl 1
Hasten Recovery-

Gear Focusing On High Damage

This set focuses on the Attack Up buff of the Deep Vero Hunting Horn. Combined with Critical Eye, Attack Boost, and more, when you receive the buff, make sure to hit monster weak spots to do great damage to it.

Taroth Pipe Sleep Build For Hunting Horn

Kulve Taroth Sleep Build For Hunting Horn
WeaponDecorations
Taroth Pipe SleepEvasion Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Nergigante Helm βExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Nergigante Mail γEarplug Jewel 3
Elementless Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Empress Coil γEarplug Jewel 3
Nergigante Greaves γTenderizer Jewel 2
Sonorous Jewel 1
Earplugs Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Attack Boost Lvl 4
Critical Eye Lvl 4Health Boost Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Maximum Might Lvl 3
Evade Window Lvl 3Horn Maestro Lvl 1
Non-elemental BoostHasten Recovery

Taroth Pipe Sleep Build With Elementless Attack

This Hunting Horn build features the Taroth Pipe Sleep which has the Attack Up buff. It has an overall balanced set of skills with a boost in non-elemental damage against any type of monster.

Overall Balanced Build For Hunting Horn

Overall Balanced Build For Hunting Horn
WeaponDecorations
Empress Roar "Blaze"Sonorous Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Empress Crown βExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Empress Mail βEarplug Jewel 3
Elementless Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Empress Vambraces γTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Empress Coil γEarplug Jewel 3
Dante's Leather Boots αTenderizer Jewel 2
Sonorous Jewel 1
Earplugs Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Critical Eye Lvl 5
Health Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Peak Performance Lvl 3Evade Window Lvl 3
Evade Extender Lvl 3Horn Maestro Lvl 1
GutsStamina Cap Up

Overall Balanced Build Focused On Health & Survival

In this weapon & armor set, your main focus is to survive and keep your health up during the hunt. With Evade Window & Evade Extender, you'll achieve a good amount of mobility, too.

Best Skills For Hunting Horn

Recommended Skills For Attacking

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Weakness Exploit
★★★

Hitting monster weak spots can do critical hits & increased damage
Master's Touch
★★★

Prevents sharpness loss when dealing critical hits
Handicraft
★★・

Elongates weapon's sharpness gauge but not beyond its maximum
Maximum Might
★★・

Affinity rate increases when stamina is full
Attack Boost
★★・

Increases attack power plus affinity rate at higher levels
Critical Eye
★★・

Increases you affinity rate
Critical Boost
★★・

Strengthens damage of critical hits
Peak Performance
★・・

Attack increases when HP is full
Non-elemental Boost
★・・

Strengthens non-elemental weapons you've equipped

Recommended Supporting Skills

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Horn Maestro
★★★

Lengthens duration of Hunting Horn melody buffs
Health Boost
★★★

Increases health points
Evade Window
★★・

Elongates invincibility when dodging
Evade Extender
★★・

Increases distance of rolls and dodges
Earplugs
★★・

Lessens stun duration from monster roars & shouts
Wide-Range
★★・

Items consumed will also affect surrounding players
Flinch Free
★・・

Reduces knockbacks and staggers from small amounts of damage

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Anonymous 2

He got it through 3 critical jewels, this is the same setup, but with my current jewels. I think ishvalda b coil is a better investment imo,

Anonymous 1

How did you get crit boost level 3 on "late phase MR 70+ build"?

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