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Bow - Best Loadout Build & Skill Guide

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

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Fire Elem. True Critical Element Build

Fire Elem. True Critical Element Build
WeaponAugment
Decoration
Silver WrathbowYour Preference
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorDecoration
Silver Sol α+Expert Jewel 1
Physique Jewel 2
Silver Solmail α +Vitality Jewel 1
Silver Solbraces β+Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Tentacle Coil β+Physique Jewel 4
Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Silver Solgreaves α+Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Master's Charm Ⅳ-
Skill
Fire Attack Lv6Critical Eye Lv6
Slinger Capacity Lv5"}]Constitution Lv5
Weakness Exploit Lv3Health Boost Lv3
Critical Boost Lv2Windproof Lv2
Stamina Surge Lv1Bow Charge Plus Lv1
Slinger Ammo Secret
(Set Bonus)"}]
True Critical Element
(Set Bonus)"}]

Strong Fire Attack With Silver Sol α Armor

This build focuses on the fire element, specializing in True Critical Element. If you don't need fire element, switch Silver Sol α to β.

Augmentation Is Up To Your Preference

Silver Wrathbow's raw affinity is originally high (20%) so you will have 100% when loaded with Critical Eye Lv.6 (30%) and Weakness Exploit (50%). Our recommendation is to use Element/Status Effect Up.

Unlock Silver Rathalos And Get This Loadout

You need materials from Silver Rathalos to create this build.

Learn How To Unlock Silver Rathalos From Here

Non-Fire Elem. True Critical Element Build

Non-Fire Elem. True Critical Element Build
WeaponAugment
Decoration
Weapon with Slot Lv1 or aboveDepends on your weapon
Any Element Jewel 1
ArmorDecoration
Silver Solhelm β+Physique Jewel 4
Vitality Jewel 1
Kirin Jacket α+Vitality Jewel 1
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Kirin Longarms β+Physique Jewel 4
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Silver Solcoil β+Expert Jewel 4
Vitality Jewel 1
Silver Solgreaves β+Tenderizer/Physique Jewel 4
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Any Element Charm-
Skill
Critical Eye Lv6Any Element Attack Lv6
Slinger Capacity Lv5"}]Constitution Lv5
Weakness Exploit Lv3Health Boost Lv3
Windproof Lv3Bow Charge Plus Lv1
Divine Blessing Lv1Critical Boost Lv1
Slinger Ammo Secret
(Set Bonus)
True Critical Element
(Set Bonus)"}]

Non-Fire Elem True Critical Element Build

Use Silver Sol β+ loadout for non-fire element build. Kirin Longarms β+ has drastically raises Critical Eye's level and also has several jewel slots. Use any element charm of your preference to boost elemental attack.

Augment Depends On Your Affinity

This build it bit tough to realize Critical Eye 7 so if you want to make your affinity 100%, you need to depend on the weapon's affinity or jewels.

Mid-Phase: High Affinity All Elem. Build

High Affinity All Elem. Build
WeaponDecoration
Weapon with slot 1Any Element Jewel 1
ArmorDecoration
Tentacle Cowl β+Expert Jewel 1
Rimeguard Mail β+Tenderizer Jewel 2
Expert Jewel 1
Rimeguard Vambraces β+Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tentacle Coil α+Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Garuga Greaves β+Expert Jewel 4
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Any Element Charm-
Skill
Critical Eye Lv6Any Element Attack Lv6
Constitution Lv4Health Boost Lv3
Critical Draw Lv3Weakness Exploit Lv3
Flinch Free Lv1Stamina Surge Lv1
Bow Charge Plus Lv1Maximum Might Lv1
Element Acceleration
(Set Bonus)
Critical Element
(Set Bonus)

High Affinity With High Element Attack

Critical Eye & Weakness Exploit boosts the affinity and Critical Element adds extra elemental damage. By using the bow with raw affinity of 10%, you can realize 100% affinity with augmentation.

Use Decoration To Power Up

The build above is not using any level 4 jewel. By using level 4 jewel such as Tenderizer/Physique Jewel or Tenderizer/Vitality Jewel, you can boost your skill level more.

Iceborne Early Game Bow Build

Dragon Perforator Build

Dragon Perforator Build
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WeaponDecorations
Dragon Perforator 1Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Jagras Helm α +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Kulu Mail α +Physique Jewel 2
Kulu Vambraces β + Expert Jewel II 4
Kulu Coil α +Physique Jewel 2
Kadachi Greaves α +Elementless Jewel 1
Attack Charm 3-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 5Attack Boost Lvl 5
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Constitution Lvl 3
Handicraft Lvl 3Speed Eating Lvl 2
Critical Boost Lvl 2Item Prolonger Lvl 2
Stamina Surge Lvl 1Critical Boost Lvl 1
Velkhana DivinityNamielle Divinity

Points of Recommendations

  • Easily accessible when starting Iceborne
  • Item Prolonger allows for easier stamina management
  • As it is difficult to stack elemental damage early on, focuses on non elemental damage
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Iceborne Endgame Bow Build

Versatile Elemental Bow Build

Endgame Elemental Bow Build
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WeaponDecorations
Any Elemental Bow-
ArmorDecorations
Rimeguard Helm β +Physique Jewel 2
Any Elemental Jewel
Rimeguard Mail β +Vitality Jewel 1
Any Elemental Jewel
Kaiser Vambraces α + Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tentacle Coil α +Vitality Jewel 1
Vitality Jewel 1
Any Elemental Jewel
Tentacle Greaves β +Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Any Elemental Jewel
Any Elemental Charm-
Skills
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Constitution Lvl 3
Stamina Surge Lvl 3Health Boost Lvl 3
Quick Sheath Lvl 2Divine Blessing Lvl 2
Critical Element Lvl 2Element Acceleration Lvl 2
Heat Guard Lvl 1Bow Charge Plus Lvl 1

Points of Recommendations

  • Build focusing on high elemental damage
  • Strong against monsters with elemental weaknesses
  • Stamina management is good with Stamina Surge & Constitution
  • Elemental Jewels can be switched out with other decorations

High Dragonseal Build

WeaponDecorations
Dragonseal Aldbow IIDragon Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
ArmorDecorations
Rimeguard Helm β +Expert Jewel II 4
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Rimeguard Mail β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Vitality Jewel 1
Odogaron Vambraces α + Vitality Jewel 1
Tentacle Coil α +Vitality Jewel 1
Dragon Jewel 1
Dragon Jewel 1
Tentacle Greaves β +Tenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Wyrmsbane Charm 3-
Skills
Dragon Attack Lvl 6Constitution Lvl 4
Critical Eye Lvl 4Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Health Boost Lvl 3Divine Blessing Lvl 2
Quick Sheath Lvl 2Bow Charge Plus Lvl 1
Stamina Surge Lvl 1-

Points of Recommendations

  • High Dragon Elemental attack and high affinity
  • Dragon elements can be swapped out for other elements
  • High survivability along with quick and strong bow attacks

MHW: Fire Attack Build For The Bow

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

Fire Attack Build For The Bow
WeaponAugmentation
Anja Arch ⅢAffinity Increase
Affinity Increase
Affinity Increase
ArmorDecorations
Drachen Armet αSpread Jewel 3
Blaze Jewel 1
Rathalos Mail βBlaze Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αPhysique Jewel 2
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Rathalos Coil βTenderizer Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γForceshot Jewel 3
Expert Jewel 1
Fitness Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 5Fire Attack Lvl 4
Constitution Lvl 4Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Attack Boost Lvl 1Normal Shots
Spread/Power ShotsCritical Boost Lvl 1
AirborneBow Charge Plus
Critical ElementElemental Airborne

Set Focuses On Building Fire Damage

This armor set for the Bow is focused on doling out huge amounts of fire damage. This build also decreases the negative affinity rate, allowing you to do more damage than we just simply equipping the weapon.

Water & Lighting Attack Build For The Bow

Water & Lighting Attack Build For The Bow
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Taroth Arrow Water / Thunder
► How To Get This Weapon
Affinity Increase
Spread Jewel 3
ArmorDecorations
Rath Soul Helm βStream Jewel 1
Stream Jewel 1
Rathalos Mail βStream Jewel 1
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Kulve Taroth's Malice βForceshot Jewel 3
Stream Jewel 1
Kirin Leg Guards βExpert Jewel 1
Expert Jewel 1
Fitness Charm II-
Skills
Water Attack Lvl 4Critical Eye Lvl 4
Free Elem/Ammo Up Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Critical Boost Lvl 3Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Constitution Lvl 3Attack Boost Lvl 1
Normal ShotsSpread/Power Shots
Critical BoostHandicraft Lvl 1
Bow Charge PlusCritical Element

Swap Decorations To Switch Elements

This Bow build is multi-purpose and switching between decorations allows you to change the elemental attack of this set. Make sure to swap out the decorations to achieve the most effective elemental damage.

Kjarr Bow "Stream" Build For The Bow

Kjarr Bow Stream Build For The Bow
WeaponAugmentation
Kjarr Bow "Stream"
► How To Get This Weapon
Affinity Increase
ArmorDecorations
Kushala Glare βAttack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Attack Jewel 1
Drachen Mail αSpread Jewel 3
Drachen Vambraces αTenderizer Jewel 2
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Empress Coil βTenderizer Jewel 2
Mighty Bow Jewel 2
Kaiser Greaves γForeceshot Jewel 3
Frost Jewel 1
Fitness Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 6Ice Attack Lvl 3
Attack Boost Lvl 4Weakness Exploit Lvl 3
Constitution Lvl 3Tool Specialist Lvl 2
Normal ShotsSpread/Power Shots
Critical Boost Lvl 1Bow Charge Plus
Critical ElementElemental Airborne

Build For Ice Elemental Attack & Damage

Focusing on the ice elemental stat power of the Kjarr Arrow "Stream", this build centers on creating massive ice attack damage on monsters prone to the element. Augmenting for affinity is required to negate the low affinity rate of the weapon.

Dragon Attack Build For The Bow

Dragon Attack Build For The Bow
WeaponAugmentation /
Decorations
Dragonbone Bow ⅢSlot Increase x 2
Affinity Increase
Dragon Jewel 1
Dragon Jewel 1
Tenderizer Jewel 2
ArmorDecorations
Rathalos Helm βDragon Jewel 1
Rathalos Mail βDragon Jewel 1
Kaiser Vambraces γForceshot Jewel 3
Drachen Coil αSpread Jewel 3
Kaiser Greaves γMighty Bow Jewel 2
Dragon Jewel 1
Fitness Charm III-
Skills
Critical Eye Lvl 7Dragon Attack Lvl 5
Weakness Exploit Lvl 3Constitution Lvl 3
Attack Boost Lvl 2Normal Shots
Spread/Power ShotsConstitution Lvl 1
Bow Charge PlusCritical Element

Build With High Dragon Elemental Attack

This build boasts of an extremely high dragon elemental stat that can be used when facing Elder Dragons, etc. You can also increase your affinity rate by removing the Dragon Jewels and slotting in Critical Jewels or Expert Jewels in the weapon slots.

Best Skills For Bow

Recommended Skills For Attacking

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Normal Shots
★★★

Attack power of normal ammunition is increased
Spread/Power Shots
★★★

Attack power of spread ammo & power shot arrows is increased
Bow Charge Plus
★★★

Max bow charge is upped by one level
(Element) Attack
★★★

Increases attack damage with specific element
Critical Element
★★★

Increases elemental damage when dealing critical hits
Weakness Exploit
★★★

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

Increases you affinity rate
Attack Boost
★・・

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

Strengthens damage of critical hits

Recommended Supporting Skills

Skill Recommendation / Overview
Health Boost
★★★

Increases health points
Constitution
★★★

Lessens stamina consumption of stamina-draining moves
Stamina Cap Up
★★・

Stamina cap is increased
Stamina Surge
★★・

Stamina recovery is quicker

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Anonymous 7

Please can somebody post good builds if these are not useful? Or at least can you tell me where i can find some early MR bow build? i'm MR 16 and still using HR build because i don't have time to go for a trial&error approach in building sets ;(

Thanks

Anonymous 6

builds are still horrible lol

Anonymous 5

i wonder... how do the writer of this site manage to finish the game? it must have been really hard to fight monsters with this kinda build especially endgame ones

Anonymous 4

handicraft on bow? lol... keep it up

Anonymous 3

These are not good builds, 4 piece silver los is endgame bow meta now.

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