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Gunlance - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide

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

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Recommended Iceborne Starter Gunlance Builds

Jyura Demolisher Build

Jyura Demolisher Build
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WeaponDecorations
Jyura DemolisherVitality Jewel 1
Ironwall Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Barroth Helm α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Banbaro Mail α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Banbaro Vambraces α + Tenderizer Jewel 2
Banbaro Coil α +Expert Jewel 1
Dodogama Greaves β +Expert Jewel II 4
Expert Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm 3-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 4Guard Lvl 3
Offensive Guard Lvl 3Health Boost Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Handicraft Lvl 3
Speed Eating Lvl 1Mushroomancer Lvl 1
Capacity Boost Lvl 1Marathon Runner Lvl 1

Points of Recommendations

  • Easily accessible when starting Iceborne
  • Capacity Boost skill from armor
  • Uses both physical and artillery attacks
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Recommended Iceborne Endgame Gunlance

Versatile Artillery Build

Artillery & Defense Build
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WeaponDecorations
Any Gunlance of your preferenceAny Decorations of your preference
ArmorDecorations
Zorah Headgear α +Brace Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 2
Zorah Hide α +Footing Jewel 2
Artillery Jewel 2
Uragaan Vambraces β + Ironwall Jewel 1
Def Lock Jewel 1
Zorah Spine α +Footing Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Uragaan Greaves β +Ironwall Jewel 1
"Razor Sharp / Spare Shot" Charm-
Skills
Artillery Lvl 5Guard Lvl 5
Tremor Resistance Lvl 3Iron Skin Lvl 1
Flinch Free Lvl 1Guard Up
Razor Sharp / Spare ShotHealth Boost Lvl 3
Capacity BoostFocus Lvl 3

Points of Recommendations

  • Versatile with any Gunlance
  • Artillery Skill increased to Lvl 5
  • Can block almost all incomng attacks
  • Sharpness loss rate is halved
  • Increased loading capacity for higher DPS

Artillery Focused Build For Gunlance

Artillery Focused Build For Gunlance
WeaponAugmentation
Decorations
Kjarr Buster "Bomber"Health Regen
Attack Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Xeno'jiiva Headgear γShield Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Ironwall Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αMagazine Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αIronwall Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Xeno'jiiva Spine γExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Xeno'jiiva Spurs γArtillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Attack Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 5
Critical Boost Lvl 3Artillery Lvl 3
Guard Lvl 3Blight Resistance Lvl 2
Guard UpCapacity Boost
Power Prolonger Lvl 1Elemental Airborne
Razor Sharp/Spare ShotCritical Status

Strengthen Explosive Attacks From Shells

This build focuses on the artillery skill to increase the attack power of the Gunlance's explosive shells. It will also lower the cooldown of Wyvern's Fire so you can use it more often!

Physical Damage Build For Gunlance

Physical Damage Build For Gunlance
WeaponAugmentation
Decorations
Taroth Buster PoisonAttack Increase
Handicraft Jewel 3
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αElementaless Jewel 2
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αTenderizer Jewel 2
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kushala Cocoon γIronwall Jewel 1
Ironwall Jewel 1
Drachen Greaves αIronwall Jewel 1
Master's Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Guard Up Lvl 3
Non-elemental BoostAirborne
Master's TouchElemental Airborne

Focus On Dealing Physical Damage

Despite only having a shelling normal level of 3, the weapon's performance in other aspects is excellent. The build will increase your affinity by 15% and will also provide you with a white sharpness gauge for physical attacks!

Kjarr Buster "Water" Build For Gunlance

WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Buster "Water"Affinity Increase
ArmorDecorations
Kaiser Crown γTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Bazel Mail βArtillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces γTenderizer Jewel 2
Vaal Hazak Coil γJumping Jewel 2
Artillery Jewel 1
Ironwall Jewel 1
Kaiser Greaves γJumping Jewel 2
Stream Jewel 1
Flood Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Attack Boost Lvl 4
Critical Boost Lvl 3Water Attack Lvl 4
Guard Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Artillery Lvl 3Recovery Speed Lvl 2
Evade Extender Lvl 2Dragon Attack Lvl 1
Master's Touch-

Hunt With Exceptional Elemental Damage

This build specializes in dealing elemental type damage, especially against monsters that are weak against the water element. This loadout will also help your mobility by increasing your evasion distance!

Survival Focused Build For Gunlance

Survival Focus Build For Gunlance
WeaponAugmentation
Decoration
Taroth Buster "Poison"Health Regen
Ironwall Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Xeno'jiiva Headgear γShield Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Bazel Mail βVitality Jewel 1
Medicine Jewel 1
Xeno'jiiva Claws γArtillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Bazel Coil βMagazine Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γMinds' Eye Jewel 2
Medicine Jewel 1
Medicine Jewel 1
Earplugs Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Health Boost Lvl 3
Recovery Up Lvl 3Artillery Lvl 3
Guard Lvl 3Blight Resistance Lvl 2
Power Prolonger Lvl 2Special Ammo Boost Lvl 1
Critical Boost Lvl 1Guard Up
Mind's Eye/BallisticsCapacity Boost
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot-

Heavy Focus On Defense

This skill puts a heavy emphasis on your defense and survivability. Skill such as Health Boost, Recovery Up, Guard, and more were included to ensure that you have enough sustain to take on difficult monsters and outlast them in fights!

Best Skills For Gunlance

Recommended Skills For Attacking

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Artillery
★★★

Essential for Gunlance hunters that increase your firepower. Damage output is different when this skill is not equipped
Attack Boost
★★★

As this skill will increase your attack power and affinity rate, it is useful for all weapons
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
Maximum Might
★★★

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

Attack increases when HP is full
Latent Power
★★・

Increases affinity and reduces stamina depletion
Agitator
★★・

Increases attack and affinity rate

Recommended Supporting Skills

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Razor Sharp/Spare Shot
★★★

Will lower the rate of Gunlance's fast sharpness loss
Handicraft
★★★

Extends the sharpness gauge for your weapon, allowing you to fight for longer
Speed Sharpening
★★★

Extremely useful for the Gunlance as the weapon's sharpness decreases quickly
Protective Polish
★★★

Will stop the weapon's sharpness from decreasing for a certain time
Guard Up
★★・

Will allow you to block normally unguardable attacks
Guard
★★・

Decreases the impact of attacks and reduces stamina depletion when blocking
Master's Touch
★★・

Prevents weapon from losing sharpness when landing critical hits
Earplugs
★★・

Will negate both small and large monster roars
Flinch Free
★・・

Will prevent knockback and tripping

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