Monster Hunter

Monster Hunter Rise: The Best Bunny Dango Combinations

New mechanics are, without a doubt, the most difficult thing about Monster Hunter games. Capcom tries to help players out with little tutorials, but they’re not always helpful when it comes to explaining the nuances of new systems. It’s what makes Monster Hunter so...

MHW: Iceborne Best Lance Build Guide

Well, friends, we’ve done it. Over the past few months, we’ve covered almost all of the fourteen weapon types in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, discussing the basic building blocks of strong builds and showing how these fundamentals are used in the meta. We want...

MHW: Iceborne Best Hammer Build Guide

I can (and will) get poetic about the various Monster Hunter weapon types while writing these guides. The allure of a fantasy RPG makes it nigh on impossible — who among us doesn’t want to imagine ourselves as heroes wielding a graceful Long...

MHW: Iceborne Best Light Bowgun Build Guide

Welcome back, hunters! I hope you’ve been enjoying the Monster Hunter: Rise demo — it’s only available until February 1st, so be sure to download it while you can. It’s a great time to test the waters of the new game before it comes out in March. For now,...

MHW: Iceborne Best Sword and Shield Build Guide

Happy New Year, hunters! Exploring the ins and outs of Monster Hunter builds was one of the highlights of a pretty rough year, and starting the new year with another guide feels like a sign of good things to come. Speaking of good things, the Monster...

MHW: Iceborne Best Hunting Horn Build Guide

I've always liked the bard classes in RPGs. The mechanics aren't always perfect, but who can resist the allure of bringing down baddies with a jaunty tune designed to bolster allies and add a bit more bite to the end of a blade? That said, I wandered through the...

MHW: Iceborne Best Gunlance Build Guide

Do you want a weapon tapered to a dangerous point, heavy enough to pack a wallop but dextrous enough to slip between a monster’s scales and pierce the soft flesh beneath? Are you drawn to the call of a weapon that takes damage as well as it deals it, fending off even...

MHW: Iceborne Best Greatsword Build Guide

The Greatsword is an iconic fantasy weapon that lives up to its name in  Monster Hunter. It's certainly one of the more generic weapon types, but it fits the mood of the series so well — a hunter faces off against overwhelming odds and towering behemoths,...

MHW: Iceborne Best Heavy Bowgun Build Guide

The Fatalis has been released, and all I can say is wow. There's no question about it — the new weapons and armor wipe the floor with everything else. I can't tell if I'm more impressed with the truly broken armor or disappointed by the fact that such a powerful...

MHW: Iceborne Best Bow Build Guide

Before we start on our MHW: Iceborne best Bow build guide, have you seen the trailer for Monster Hunter Rise? I’ve loved my time spent in the New World with the resolution and controls of the PS4, but I’ll admit I’m excited to play Monster Hunter on a portable system...

MHW: Iceborne Best Insect Glaive Build Guide

The Insect Glaive is a new introduction to the Monster Hunter canon. Much like the Charge Blade, it was added in Monster Hunter 4 and quickly rose in popularity due to its unique play style and impressive mobility. I was a big fan of the IG at its release, and swapped...

MHW: Iceborne Best Charge Blade Build Guide

I’m not exactly the best at remembering combos, which made the Charge Blade an intimidating obstacle. It haunted and vexed me — half sword and shield, half mighty axe, wholly difficult for my easily-overwhelmed mind.  There’s a beauty to its complexity, though....

MHW: Iceborne Best Longsword Build Guide

Are you new to the Longsword in MHW? Perhaps you're a seasoned veteran seeking an edge after the latest update? Whichever the case, the best Longsword build for MHW is vital if you want to be competitive. With the best Longsword, every second of combat is...