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Continue reading. I mathed out all of the DPS numbers on the axe combos and determined which are the best combos to use for what situations when running a Power Axe focused run in Monster Hunter World Iceborne.
The new axe fade slash, stronger upswings, better wild swings, and of course the extra Flinch Damage on Power Axe are all amazing improvements to Switch Axe. Power Axe Runs are great for trip play and great for runs where you cannot run Sword Mode reliably. A huge thank you to Tony and Icon for joining us in this run!
And yes, time stamps for combos and playstyles are in the video for those of you who want to reference them. In the mean time enjoy this explanation of the different Playstyles along with a basic Switch Axe Combo Guide for each of these 4 distinct Switch Axe Playstyles.
Welcome to guide on how to make the highest damage builds in Monster Hunter World. This is the first in my Monster Hunter Math Series and will explain the importance of EFR or Effective Raw, which is what you look at when determining which build does the highest damage. It is what speedrunners and optimizers like me look for when making builds. Out side of elemental weapons like bows and dual blades, but I will have a video in the near future on that topic.
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Please note that this guide covers the weapon before Iceborne! I will update this weapon guide in the upcoming days when I gathered enough material and got some real exposure with Iceborne monsters!
This guide still can be served as a basic tutorial on how to use the weapon and what armor skills are needed for a proper meta build.
Axe mode attacks are slow, but deal high damage and has long reach.
While it should not be your main combo for this weapon, knowing how to utilize Axe form is the first step to master the Switch Axe. Three axe swing finished with an overhead slash, can be looped indefinitely, but mostly used as a starter for combos. The hunter will move forward covering a wide distance with a thrust. This can be follow by the basic combo. You will widly swing the axe until your little yellow bar stamina run out.
While it can be a good damage dealer, the animation will lock your hunter in a place and widely open to attacks. There is another effective way to trigger this down below. Similar to the Charge Blade — which you need to charge up the shield part with the Sword attacks. Switch Axe attacks in axe form to gather energy indicate by the small bar in the sword icon and finally allow you to transform the gigantic axe to a sword.
The sword form of Switch Axe bear a similarity to the Great Sword, but is imbued with speed and a powerful Elemental Discharge ability. While this look cool and all. The unique trait of this attack is that its capable of charging up the amped state indicate by the outer light of the sword icon. During attacks hold. Attacking during Sword mode also fill up the area around the sword icon.
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During this state, your attacks will also dish out the additional explosion damage corresponding to the Phial types of the current Switch Axe. Sword mode attacks will help you achieve this state.
This also highlight the agressiveness playstyle of this weapon. You will need to maintain the uptime of this state during the hunt. This is the last thing you want to do while using Switch Axe. With that out of the waw, the key thing to remember is to use R2 at the right time and manage that little bar on the top-left corner.
This is the best combo to quickly switch from Axe mode to Sword mode.I have made the best Switch Axe compilation in this guidedrop by to quickly pick a Switch Axe for your build!
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Switch Axe gameplay is pretty straight forward without special mechanics like Charge Blade or Gunlance. Most of the armor skills to boost up your attack is enough to have a decent Switch Axe play. The only armor skill that you may want to focus on is. This skill extends the uptime of your Sword Mode and gives you some more time to deal damage.
This is suitable for new players who have trouble keeping the Sword mode constantly. This provides Razor Sharp as a three pieces bonus. If you already completed the Fifty Shade of White quest, you got yourself the material for one of the best all-rounder Switch Axe!
The Guild Palace Switch Axe has high damage and can be picked up and use pretty easily. Builder Link. After hitting MR 70, you will need to fight the Gold Rathian to get Golden Crescent — This weapon alone is enough for your end game journey.
This build combines both the Agitator and Flawless Jewel for maximum attack boosts, but this requires your HP to always at the maximum, making Health Augment is a must for this build. This build requires some riskier playstyle, but compensate for one of the best builds for the damage out there. You are good to go with Teostra master touch and Golden Crescent. The builds above are based on the MHW Build Reddit community builds as well as some of my personal input.
Skip to content. In this guide, we will take a look at what is the current best Switch Axe build in Iceborne. The only armor skill that you may want to focus on is Power Prolonger This skill extends the uptime of your Sword Mode and gives you some more time to deal damage. Best Iceborne Hunting horn in the current meta, including a guide on how to build with the Hunting Horn. Read More. To start off, let take a look at the latest weapon design contest winner!
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Use the mobility and attack power of the Axe, and when you see a chance, switch to the powerful Sword. While in Sword Mode, aim to unleash a powerful Element Discharge. Like all Weaponsit features a unique moveset and an upgrade path that branches out depending on the materials used.
Please see Weapon Mechanics for details on the basics of your hunter tools. The switch axe morphs between axe and sword modes. Axe mode boasts power and long reach, while sword mode features faster attacks and explosive finishers. For full details, including rare 9 and above weapons added with Iceborne please see Switch Axe Weapon Tree. The Switch Axe is a complicated weapon that is extremely powerful in the hands of a master.
It has two forms, axe mode and sword mode, and a phial system that adds additional effects to sword mode. Axe form has excellent reach and good mobility. It is also capable of a rapid chain attack that depletes stamina. Axe mode attacks can be combo-ed into sword mode.
Sword mode has rapid attacks with the added bonus of the phial. Sword form is capable of an Elemental Discharge attack, where the hunter thrusts the sword forward, builds up rapid hitting power, and then unleashes it in a massive explosion. Being in sword form drains the phial gauge, and the Elemental Discharge takes a chunk out of it. The gauge will recover naturally in axe form, but if it gets too low it will have to be reloaded before sword form can be used again.
The type of phial determines what bonus is gained whenever the switch axe is in sword form. Phials can give bonus attack, elemental attack, status effects, or even drain a monster's stamina. Attacking in Sword Mode consumes the Switch Gauge. Switching from Sword Mode to Axe Mode refills a small amount of the gauge.
The gauge will also refill automatically over time. Attacks in Sword Mode utilize the effects of the switch axe's phial, making them much harder to deflect. This makes Sword Mode useful for targeting tough body parts. Land enough attacks on a monster while in Sword Mode to enter an Amped State, which increases your attack power.
The number of hits it takes to enter Amped State depends on the type of switch axe phial. See the article on Attack Power for more information.The Ultimate Switch Axe Builds - ZSD IMMORTALITY & MAX DPS - MHW Iceborne
A powerful version of the slinger shot that is more likely to make monsters flinch. Requires slinger ammo. This page shows a visual gallery of all different styles for Switch Axes.These Switch Axe has Power Element phial instead of Power Element ones and normally has more base damage than their elemental counter part.
One of the best looking Switch Axe, and also a powerful one. For elemental Switch Axe, you will need those that have power element phial, as this will empower your Sword mode attacks and increase element damage. A straight upgrade from the Anjanath weapon tree, the Lohenbeil has Fire element with Base Damage. The Ice Damage comes with Base Damage.
The amount of sharpness on this one is also pretty impressive as well. Zinogre Switch Axe. This comes with Thunder and Damage. Not much to said about this one, except it is a good one for monsters like Anjanath or Teostra. The remaining will depend on your liking, either something to boost WEX like Rajang Helm or a quick boost to attack like Brute Tigrex is good to go. For raw damage, the best one currently is Golden Crescent. With the addition of Poison, this out damage all other raw contentder when the monsters are weak to Poison as well.
The other variant of this build is to switch between Ruinous Light or Undying Axe. This is only when the monster is immune or Poison resistant. The Switch Axe this time got a quick upgrade to the arsenal of moveset and also power up its gameplay in the process. Your next goal is the Ruinous Light and the Golden Crescent. Check out my other 14 weapons guide here. Skip to content. Love the Swag Axe?
Read More. Table Of Contents. Best Iceborne Hunting horn in the current meta, including a guide on how to build with the Hunting Horn. To start off, let take a look at the latest weapon design contest winner! The Below is a quick list of the current best Charge….The Bow is probably one of the best-designed weapons in the game.
Not because it has the highest damage it comes closebut because to a casual player, it is one of the easiest weapons to pick up. But in the hands of a serious hunter, this is one of the most complex weapons in the game. So before you dig into this article, I highly recommend you watch this video.
So here are the top 5 best Bow builds. The first one is a build based around the Dragon Piercer. Next is a build based around the Thousand Dragons shot that was introduced in Iceborne. For those who may not know how this works, you can load your slinger ammo into an arrow and then shoot it.
Based on the slinger ammo loaded, you can do some pretty chunky damage with it.
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Just Blast. While still off-meta, there are two feasible builds here: Blast and CC. Now that we have finally reached our first round of Elemental Bows, we can talk about what makes Elemental Bows the best. In short, the elemental motion values for Bow were buffed in Iceborne.
On top of that, the Bow also strikes often enough to take advantage of the way Elemental damage is calculated. Team Darkside, known for their amazing speed runs and crazy monster related shenanigans, has created a video that features an elemental build for each element.
And finally, we reach our meta builds. There will be plenty of variations in skills among these builds, but the common theme is to use an elemental bow with Silver Rathalos and Garuga Greaves.
This gives you the damage skills you need while boosting elemental damage. The builds shown here are good enough to be used in speedruns with minor tweaks tailored toward the monster the runner is slaying.
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