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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to know the best & recommended armor skills for the melee weapon - Insect Glaive!!!

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Insect Glaive Features & Overview

Fast & High Mobility Weapon

Fast & High Mobility Weapon

The Insect Glaive is a staff that is used by Hunters to deal a flurry of attacks. It is also highly customizable due to the large number of different Kinsects that you equip to it.

Can Launch You Up In the Air

Can Launch You Up in the Air

The Kinsect Glaive is also unique due to the fact that it allows the hunter using it to jump up into the air. This is extra handy for mounting monsters as it is easy for you to land jump attacks, making you mount the monster more often!

Recommended Skill List For Insect Glaive

Skill Recommendation Criteria
Power ProlongerIncreases the duration of bonus effects
Attack BoostIncreases attack damage for all weapons
Maximum MightIncreases affinity rate when stamina is full
Weakness ExploitAttacking a monster's weak spots will increase your affinity
Critical BoostIncreases damage dealt from critical hits
HandicraftIncreases your weapon's sharpness gauge
AgitatorIncreases weapon damage and affinity rate when monster is enraged
Jump MasterNegates knockback during jumps
Master MounterMakes it easier to mount monsters and down mounted monsters
AirborneIncreases jump attack damage
EarplugsNegates monster roars, and allows you to attack them
Evade WindowIncreases the invulnerability time when dodging attacks

Best Insect Glaive Skills To Equip

Power Prolonger

Lvl Effect
1Bonus duration +10%
2Bonus duration +20%
3Bonus duration +40%

Increase Kinsect Bonus Durations

This is a must-have for any Insect Glaive user. Since the usage of the Insect Glaive relies heavily on the bonuses that your Kinsect provides, equip this skill to prolong the effects before having to use your Kinsect again!

Attack Boost

Lvl Effect
1Attack +3
2Attack +6
3Attack +9 and Affinity +5%
4Attack +12 and Affinity +5%
5Attack +15 and Affinity +5%
6Attack +18 and Affinity +5%
7Attack +21 and Affinity +5%

Increase Attack Power

Attack Boost is another must-have skill for all weapons as it increases your base attack damage. It will also increase your affinity at Level 3 so get the skill at that level or higher!

Maximum Might

Lvl Effect
1While active, increases affinity by 10%
2While active, increases affinity by 20%
3While active, increases affinity by 30%

Increase Affinity Rate

When your stamina is full, you will reap the benefits of this skill. Since you will only use your stamina to jump and mount the monster, this is also a great skill to have!

Weakness Exploit

Lvl Effect
1Attacks that hit weak spots have 15% increased affinity
2Attacks that hit weak spots have 30% increased affinity
3Attacks that hit weak spots have 50% increased affinity

Increase Affinity By Up To 50%

Attacking a monster's weak spot will increase your affinity rate. At the third level, it will increase it by up to 50%, making it a highly recommended skill!

Critical Boost

Lvl Effect
1Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 30%
2Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 35%
3Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 40%

Further Increase DPS

You will also be able to increase your overall DPS by equipping this skill. However, to bring out its full potential, you may need to pair it with skills that increase your affinity such as Weakness Exploit or Maximum Might!


Lvl Effect
1Weapon sharpness +10
2Weapon sharpness +20
3Weapon sharpness +30
4Weapon sharpness +40
5Weapon sharpness +50

Increase Your Weapon's Sharpness Gauge

With a higher sharpness gauge, you will be able to deal more damage to monsters, and sharpen your weapon less! Since the Insect Glaive can easily lose its sharpness, you can equip this skill to circumvent the problem.

Master Mounter

Lvl Effect
1Makes it easier to mount monsters and down mounted monsters

Indispensable Skill For the Insect Glaive

This skill is perfect for the Insect Glaive as most of the time, you will be trying to mount and down large monsters. Make your mounting easier with this skill to save time and increase your hunting efficiency.


Lvl Effect
1Jumping attack power +10%

Increase Your Jumping Attack Damage

With this skill, you will be able to increase the amount of damage you do when airborne against the monster. This is useful as it will also increase the chances of mounting the monster!

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Evade Window

Lvl Effect
1Very slightly increases invulnerability window
2Slightly increases invulnerability window
3Increases invulnerability window
4Greatly increases invulnerability window
5Massively increases invulnerability window

Make It Easier To Avoid Attacks

This skill is very useful for weapons that do not have a block feature. Since your only option is to avoid attacks, you can equip this skill to increase your window of evasion!


Lvl Effect
1While active, grants attack +4 and increases affinity by 3%
2While active, grants attack +8 and increases affinity by 6%
3While active, grants attack +12 and increases affinity by 9%
4While active, grants attack +16 and increases affinity by 12%
5While active, grants attack +20 and increases affinity by 15%

Increase DPS In Certain Situations

When a monster becomes enraged, you will deal more damage. This is useful as a monster may become more aggressive when enraged. This will allow you to still have an advantage during this phase of a hunt!

Jump Master

Lvl Effect
1Negates knockback during jumps

Prevent Getting Hit Mid-air

There may be times when a monster will suddenly hit you while you are trying to mount it. This skill will prevent accidental hits from knocking you back while in mid-air so you still have a chance to mount the monster.


Lvl Effect
1Slightly reduces the effects of weak monster roars
2Reduces the effects of weak monster roars
3Nullifies weak monster roars
4Nullifies weak monster roars and reduces the effects of strong monster roars
5Nullifies weak and strong monster roars

Use The Roar To Your Advantage

Earplugs will negate the effects of monster roars. This will allow you to continue your combo and use the brief window of opportunity to attack them while they're not doing anything!

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