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Best Skills For Light Bowgun

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

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Light Bowgun Features & Overview

High Mobility During Hunts

The Light Bowgun is known to be one of the most mobile weapons in Monster Hunter World. You can keep shooting ammo even while moving and you aren't locked into animation, leaving your free to dodge when a monster attacks.

Can Play As Support Weapon

Due to its mobility and steady stream of shots, the Light Bowgun is ideal in playing a support role in multiplayer mode. Adding abnormal status effects such as Paralysis, Sleep, or Stun can greatly help in any hunt.

Recommended Skill List For Light Bowgun

Skill Recommendation Criteria
Attack Boost Increases attack power and affinity at later level, allowing you to deal more damage to the monster
Weakness Exploit You'll deal more damage and have increased affinity rate when landing hits on monster weak spots
Critical Boost Damage of critical hits is increased, letting you deal more damage to monster's health when landing critical hits
Agitator Attack & affinity increases when monster is enraged which lets your attacks hit harder than when monsters are calm
Peak Performance Attack power is increased when HP bar is full
Special Ammo Boost Increases damage of bowgun special ammo
Normal Shots Adds more attack damage to normal ammo & arrows
Piercing Shots Adds more power to piercing ammo & the Dragon Piercer move
Spread/Power Shots Increases damage of spread ammo & power shot arrows
Maximum Might Since this weapon doesn't readily consume stamina, you'll have increased affinity rates when your HP bar is full
Critical Eye Increases affinity rate, allowing for more chances of making critical hits
Free Elem/Ammo Up Increases the amount of ammo loading capacity, best when using rapid fire

Best Light Bowgun Skills To Equip

Attack Boost

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

Critical Skill To Have For Any Weapon

Since this skill increases a weapon's raw physical damage and then increases affinity rate at later levels, it's a very important basic skill to have in any loadout or build.

Weakness Exploit

Lvl Effect
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

Allows For Efficient Hunting

Weakness Exploit gives you bigger chances to deal more damage to monster weak spots, making it easier for you to break monster parts or lower monster health. Utilize the Light Bowgun's reach to target weak spots & make for efficient hunts.

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Critical Boost

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

Combine With Attack Boost & Weakness Exploit

When you combine this skill with Attack Boost, Weakness Exploit, and Critical Eye, you'll be dealing a whole lot of damage to any monster you encounter in any hunt.

Agitator

Lvl Effect
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%

Deal More Damage When Monster Is Enraged

The Agitator skill boosts your attack and affinity rate when the monster is enraged. Since monsters enrage multiple times during a fight, you'll be able to do more damage to it and defeat it more easily.

Special Ammo Boost

Lvl Effect
1 Increases the power of bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer by 10%
2 Increases the power of bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer by 20%

This skill is useful in increasing the attack power of the Light Bowgun's Wyvernblast, allowing it to deal vasts amount of damage to any monster it hits.

Normal Shots

Lvl Effect
1 Increases the power of normal ammo and normal arrows

A recommended skill to equip for Light Bowgun users as it powers up your Light Bowgun's normal ammo. It's best in tandem with the Spread/Power Shots skill.

Spread/Power Shots

Lvl Effect
1 Increases the power of spread ammo and power shot arrows

A useful skill to increase the damage of your Light Bowgun's spread ammo. Recommended for all Light Bowgun users. It's best in tandem with the Normal Shots skill.

Piercing Shots

Lvl Effect
1 Increases the power of piercing ammo and Dragon Piercer

This skill is useful when using piercing ammo as it boosts their attack power. However since there are only choice moments to use piercing ammo, this skill is at a lower priority.

Maximum Might

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

Best For Weapons That Don't Consume Stamina

Since the Light Bowgun doesn't consume that much stamina except for dodging, this skill will help you increase your affinity rate. You'll be able to deal more damage when your stamina bar is full.

Critical Eye

Lvl Effect
1 Affinity +3%
2 Affinity +6%
3 Affinity +10%
4 Affinity +15%
5 Affinity +20%
6 Affinity +25%
7 Affinity +30%

Skill To Increase Damage

Critical Eye essentially increases your affinity rate. Having a higher affinity rate allows you to deal more damage with weapons, letting you kill monsters faster.

Free Elem/Ammo Up

Lvl Effect
1 Draws out 33% of hidden element and expands clip size for some ammo
2 Draws out 66% of hidden element and expands clip size for some ammo
3 Draws out 100% of hidden element and expands clip size for some ammo

Crucial For Rapid Fire Builds

This skill is highly important when you want to fully utilize the Light Bowgun's rapid fire feature. This increases your loading capacity, letting you shoot more ammo at your target.

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