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Charge Blade - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide

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

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Recommended Iceborne Early Game Charge Blade Builds

Chrome Fortress Build
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WeaponDecorations
Chrome Fortress 1Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Jyura Helm β +Expert Jewel II 4
Expert Jewel 1
Lumu Mail α +Earplug Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Kestodon Guards α + Ironwall Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Dodogama Coil α +Earplug Jewel 3
Vitality Jewel 1
Dodogama Greaves α +Elementaless Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Earplugs Charm 3-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Critical Eye Lvl 4
Artillery Lvl 3Health Boost Lvl 3
Focus Lvl 3Attack Boost Lvl 2
Latent Power Lvl 1Master Mounter Lvl 1
Affinity Sliding Lvl 1Capacity Boost Lvl 1
Guard Lvl 1Non-elemental Boost Lvl 1
Blast Resistance Lvl 1Blast Attack Lvl 1

Points of Recommendations

  • Easily accessible when starting Iceborne
  • Focuses on non elemental damage as it is difficult to stack elemental damage in early game
  • Has Artillery and Capacity Boost from the get-go
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Iceborne Middle Phase Charge Blade Builds

WeaponDecorations
Any Elemental Charge BladeCorresponding Elemental Attack Jewel
ArmorDecorations
Kaiser Crown γMighty Jewel 2
Charger Jewel 2
Glavenus Mail β +Expert Jewel II 4
Kaiser Vambraces γ Charger Jewel 2
Glavenus Faulds β +Magazine Jewel 2
Acidic Glavenus Greaves β +Ironwall / Expert Jewel 4
Charger Jewel 2
Corresponding Elemental Attack Charm-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Corresponding Elemental Attack Lvl 6
Maximum Might Lvl 5Focus Lvl 3
Power Prolonger Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Guard Lvl 1-

Points of Recommendations

  • Can be made early in the game (before Velkhana story point)
  • Weapons and Jewels can be substituted for different elements
  • Max affinity rate is at 80%
  • Covers most of the needs of elemental Charge Blade build

Iceborne Late Phase Charge Blade Builds

WeaponDecoration
Inescapable KarmaVitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
ArmorsDecorations
Zorah Headgear α +Charger Jewel 2
Charger Jewel 2
Zorah Hide α +Elementless Jewel 2
Artillery Jewel 1
Damascus Vambraces β +Earplug Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 1
Damascus Coil α +Earplug Jewel 3
Earplug Jewel 3
Vitality Jewel 1
Zorah Spurs β +Earplug Jewel 3
Magazine Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Earplug Lv5Handicraft Lv5
Artillery Lv5Focus Lv3
Health Boost Lv3Tremor Resistance Lv2
Guard Lv1Flinch Free Lv1
Non-elemental Boost Lv1Capacity Boost Lv1
Artillery Secret
(Set Bonus)

Artillery Lv5 & Handicraft Lv5

Zorah loadout unlocks Artillery Lv5 and Handicraft Level 5 turns its sharpness into purple. Since Inescapable Karma is non-element weapon, you can use it for any type of monsters.

High Usability

Health Boost, Focus, Earplug, Tremor Resistance supports your pleasure hunting life.

Recommended Iceborne End Game Charge Blade Builds

Melting Grasp Endgame Build

The Melting Grasp Endgame Build
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WeaponDecorations
The Melting GraspHandicraft Jewel 3
ArmorDecorations
Zorah Headgear α +Elementless Jewel 2
Magazine Jewel 2
Zorah Hide α +Sharp Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Damascus Vambraces β + Ironwall Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Damascus Coil β +Handicraft Jewel 4
Charger Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Zorah Spurs α +Charger Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Earplugs Charm 4-
Skills
Artillery Lvl 5Handicraft Lvl 5
Earplugs Lvl 5Health Boost Lvl 3
Focus Lvl 3Tremor Resistance Lvl 2
Flinch Free Lvl 1Guard Lvl 1
Capacity BoostProtective Polish
Protective PolishNon-elemental Boost

Points of Recommendations

  • Artillery max level is raised by Zorah set skill
  • Has high levels of Earplugs & Handicraft
  • Health Boost is good for survivability

Non Gamma Survivability Build For Charge Blade

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

Non Gamma Survivability Build
WeaponAugmentations
Diablos Tyrannis IIAttack Increase
Health Regen
ArmorDecoration
Bazel Helm βEarplug Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 1
Damascus Mail βArtillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Diablos Nero Braces βMagazine Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Bazel Coil βElementaless Jewel 2
Death Stench Heel βVitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Handicraft Lvl 5
Artillery Lvl 3Focus Lvl 3
Health Boost Lvl 3Guard Lvl 1
Capacity BoostNon-elemental Boost

Emphasis On Ease of Use

This loadout was created for players who want to get up close and personal with monsters. You will be able quickly charge up your phials, and earplugs allow you to continue hitting an enemy despite their roars (when they are vulnerable).

Can Be Used Without Decorations

This loadout is still viable even if there are some decoration pieces missing. The key to this loadout are the Earplug skills and Attack increase from the augmentations.

Extreme DPS Build For Charge Blade

Extreme DPS Build For Charge Blade
WeaponAugmentations
Diablos Tyrannis IIAttack Increase
Health Regen
ArmorDecoration
Dragonking Eyepatch αHandicraft Jewel 3
Nergigante Mail γElementaless Jewel 2
Elementaless Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Kushala Grip γArtillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Nergigante Coil γHandicraft Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 1
Nergigante Greaves γCharger Jewel 2
Magazine Jewel 2
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Handicraft Lvl 5Attack Boost Lvl 4
Focus Lvl 3Artillery Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Maximum Might Lvl 2
Agitator Lvl 1Guard Lvl 1
Non-elemental BoostCapacity Boost
Hasten Recovery-

Extremely High DPS

The Diablos Tyrannis II is a high damage weapon. Paired with the skills listed above, you will be able to deal extremely high damage to the monster. With the Charge Blades' ability to block incoming attacks, you need not worry of hoarding stability type skills.

Taroth Strongarm Ice Build For Charge Blade

Taroth Strongarm Ice Build For Charge Blade
WeaponDecoration
Taroth Strongarm IceIronwall Gem 1
ArmorDecoration
Kaiser Crown γMagazine Jewel 2
Critical Jewel 2
Damascus Mail βFrost Jewel 1
Frost Jewel 1
Frost Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces αFrost Jewel 1
Damascus Coil βFrost Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Kaiser Greaves γTenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Ice Attack Lvl 5
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Focus Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Critical Boost Lvl 1
Guard Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Master's TouchCritical Element

Specialized For Monsters Weak To Ice

This build has a higher damage output against Diablos Tyrannis II builds when facing Monsters weak to ice. This loadout will also provide you with high affinity without sacrificing your weapon's sharpness due to the Handicraft skill.

Extreme Survivability Build For Charge Blade

Extreme Survivability Build For Charge Blade
WeaponAugmentation
Diablos Tyrannis IIHealth Regen
ArmorDecoration
Guild Cross Circlet βArtillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Artillery Jewel 1
Damascus Mail βMedicine Jewel 1
Medicine Jewel 1
Medicine Jewel 1
Zorah Claws γMagazine Jewel 2
Protection Jewel 1
Damascus Coil βFriendship Jewel 1
Friendship Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Empress Greaves αElementaless Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Earplug Charm III-
Skills
Earplugs Lvl 5Wide-Range Lvl 4
Health Boost Lvl 3Recovery Up Lvl 3
Focus Lvl 3Artillery Lvl 1
Divine Blessing Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Guard Lvl 1Non-elemental Boost

High Sustain For Increased Survivability

This build will focus on your Hunter's survivability when fighting against strong monsters. In addition to your increased durability, you will also be equipped with the Diablos Tyrannis II, one of the strongest non-elemental Charge Blade in the game!

Kjarr Strongarm "King" Attack Build

Kjarr Strongarm King Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Strongarm KingHealth Regen
ArmorDecoration
Kaiser Crown γMagazine Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Damascus Mail βBlaze Jewel 1
Blaze Jewel 1
Blaze Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces γTenderizer Jewel 2
Kulve Taroth's Malice γCritical Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γCharger Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Fire Attack Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Focus Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Critical Boost Lvl 2
Guard Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Master's TouchCritical Element

Increased Fire Damage Output

This build is designed to extremely increase your fire damage output. Make sure to aim for the Monster's weak spots to deal as many critical hits as you can!

Kjarr Strongarm "Water" Attack Build

Kjarr Strongarm Water Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Strongarm WaterHealth Regen
ArmorDecoration
Kaiser Crown γMagazine Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 2
Damascus Mail βStream Jewel 1
Stream Jewel 1
Stream Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces γCharger Jewel 2
Kulve Taroth's Malice γCritical Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γCharger Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Exploiter Charm II-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Water Attack Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Critical Boost Lvl 3
Focus Lvl 3Guard Lvl 1
Guard Up Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Master's TouchCritical Element

High Water Damage

This build has a high water damage, perfect for monsters that are weak to the element. It also has a white sharpness gauge which is why the Handicraft skill is not necessary.

Kjarr Strongarm "Spark" Attack Build

Kjarr Strongarm Spark Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Strongarm SparkHealth Regen
ArmorDecoration
Kaiser Crown γMagazine Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Damascus Mail βBolt Jewel 1
Bolt Jewel 1
Bolt Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces γTenderizer Jewel 2
Kulve Taroth's Malice γCritical Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γCharger Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Handicraft Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Thunder Attack Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Focus Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Critical Boost Lvl 2
Guard Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Master's TouchCritical Element

High Thunder Attack DPS

This build uses the skills to increase the damage output of your thunder weapon. It also has a high affinity rate and sharpness so you can focus on hitting the monster's weak spots!

Kjarr Strongarm "Decay" Attack Build

Kjarr Strongarm Decay Attack Build
WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Strongarm DecayHealth Regen
ArmorDecoration
Kaiser Crown γMagazine Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 2
Damascus Mail βDragon Jewel 1
Dragon Jewel 1
Dragon Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces γCharger Jewel 2
Kulve Taroth's Malice γCritical Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γCritical Jewel 2
Ironwall Jewel 1
Exploiter Charm II-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Dragon Attack Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Critical Boost Lvl 3
Focus Lvl 3Guard Lvl 1
Guard Up Lvl 1Capacity Boost
Master's TouchCritical Element

Dragon Damage Increased

The Dragon attack attribute has been increased to its maximum. This equipment has a high affinity and is most effective when hunting against Elder Dragons.

Best Skills For Charge Blade

Recommended Skills For Attacking

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Weakness Exploit
★★★

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

Increases the power of charged phials when in axe mode
Handicraft
★★★

Increases weapon damage and sharpness. Will allow you to sharpen less often and focus on hunting
Maximum Might
★★・

Increases affinity when stamina is full. Since the Charge Blade does not use much stamina, this is a great skill to have
Non-elemental Boost
★★・

Increases damage output for non-elemental weapons
Attack Boost
★★・

Increases overall damage output for all weapons
Critical eye
★★・

Increases affinity rate
Critical Boost
★★・

Increases damage done by critical hits. Preferably taken at Level 3 if damage increases by 80%
Master's Touch
★★・

Eliminates the need to constantly sharpen your weapon so you can hunt more efficiently
Critical Element
★★・

Increases elemental damage of weapons. Perfect when hunting monsters weak to certain elements

Recommended Supporting Skills

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Health Boost
★★★

Increases maximum health for more survivability
Capacity Boost
★★★

Increases maximum number of shield charges
Guard
★★★

Reduces damage taken when guarding against monster attacks
Earplug
★★・

Allows you to attack monsters when they roar
Protective Polish
★★・

Weapons will not lose their sharpness for a time after sharpening. Great when paired with weapons that have white sharpness
Focus
★★・

Will allow for faster phial charges
Speed Sharpening
★★・

Faster sharpening to avoid wasting time, or getting hit by the monster
Power Prolonger
★・・

Bonuses will last longer, allowing you to deal more damage
Guard Up
★・・

Will allow you to guard against ordinarily unblockable attacks

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Earplug 3 decoration can't slot into Dodogama Coil α +; it only has slots for 1 and 2.

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