Learn the differences in cutting (sever), blunt, & ammo damage plus their use & explanation in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne with this guide and tips.
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Cutting (Sever) Damage & Its Effects
Damage Type Dealt By Swords
Cutting (sever) damage is dealt by swords in Monster Hunter World, which is most of the weapons in the game. When you attack with these weapons, you deal cutting or severing type of damage.
Most Effective In Cutting Tails
Weapons with cutting damage are most effective when you want to cut off a monster's tail. Some monsters have "breakable" tails that need blunt weapon damage but most monster tails in MHW can be cut off with severing damage.How To Identify Breakable Parts!
Certain Ammo Can Deal Cutting Damage
Even when you equip ranged weapons such as bowguns, you can still deal cutting (sever) damage by equipping certain types of ammo. If you aim properly at monster tails, you can still cut them off even with ranged weapons.
Blunt Damage & Its Effects
Damage Type Dealt By Blunt, Nonbladed Weapons
Weapons such as Hammers and Hunting Horns dish out blunt type of damage. They do very heavy strikes and batting damage that can break tough monster parts.
Hit Monster Head For Chance To Stun
If you use blunt damage weapons, aim at the head of the monster to accumulate the chance to stun the monster. When successful, the monster will be knocked down and open for free hits.
Certain Bladed Weapon Moves Deal Blunt Damage
Great Swords, Sword & Shield, and Charge Blades have certain attacks that can deal blunt type of damage. Bowguns can also do blunt damage by using a certain type of special attack.
Ammo Damage & Its Effects
Ammo Damage Is Dealt By Ranged Weapons
Ranged weapons such as bows, light bowgun and heavy bowgun, inflict ammo damage to their targets. They can use specific ammo to implement a certain type or element of damage.
Different Ammo Types Have Different Effects
When using ranged weapons, you can equip ammo that have specific damage types or element damage attributes. This makes the ranged weapon dynamic and flexible against any type of monster.