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
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
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
|Power Prolonger||Increases the duration of bonus effects|
|Attack Boost||Increases attack damage for all weapons|
|Maximum Might||Increases affinity rate when stamina is full|
|Weakness Exploit||Attacking a monster's weak spots will increase your affinity|
|Critical Boost||Increases damage dealt from critical hits|
|Handicraft||Increases your weapon's sharpness gauge|
|Agitator||Increases weapon damage and affinity rate when monster is enraged|
|Jump Master||Negates knockback during jumps|
|Master Mounter||Makes it easier to mount monsters and down mounted monsters|
|Airborne||Increases jump attack damage|
|Earplugs||Negates monster roars, and allows you to attack them|
|Evade Window||Increases the invulnerability time when dodging attacks|
Best Insect Glaive Skills To Equip
|1||Bonus duration +10%|
|2||Bonus duration +20%|
|3||Bonus 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!
|3||Attack +9 and Affinity +5%|
|4||Attack +12 and Affinity +5%|
|5||Attack +15 and Affinity +5%|
|6||Attack +18 and Affinity +5%|
|7||Attack +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!
|1||While active, increases affinity by 10%|
|2||While active, increases affinity by 20%|
|3||While 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!
|1||Attacks that hit weak spots have 15% increased affinity|
|2||Attacks that hit weak spots have 30% increased affinity|
|3||Attacks 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!
|1||Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 30%|
|2||Increases damage dealt by critical hits to 35%|
|3||Increases 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!
|1||Weapon sharpness +10|
|2||Weapon sharpness +20|
|3||Weapon sharpness +30|
|4||Weapon sharpness +40|
|5||Weapon 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.
|1||Makes 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.
|1||Jumping 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!
Alternative Insect Glaive Skill List
|1||Very slightly increases invulnerability window|
|2||Slightly increases invulnerability window|
|3||Increases invulnerability window|
|4||Greatly increases invulnerability window|
|5||Massively 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!
|1||While active, grants attack +4 and increases affinity by 3%|
|2||While active, grants attack +8 and increases affinity by 6%|
|3||While active, grants attack +12 and increases affinity by 9%|
|4||While active, grants attack +16 and increases affinity by 12%|
|5||While 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!
|1||Negates 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.
|1||Slightly reduces the effects of weak monster roars|
|2||Reduces the effects of weak monster roars|
|3||Nullifies weak monster roars|
|4||Nullifies weak monster roars and reduces the effects of strong monster roars|
|5||Nullifies 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!