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Monster Hunter World Hammer Guide - Best Hammer Build, Best MHW Hammer Armor and Charm Items

In this Monster Hunter World guide, we'll walk you through how to capture a monster, how to use the Insect Glaive, how to use both the Botanical and Ecological Research Centers, and how to understand the Monster Hunter World armor range.

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The Hammer is one of the most powerful weapons in Monster Hunter World, able to smash and pummel monsters with pure brute force. In this Monster Hunter World Hammer build guide, we’ll be walking you through the best armor and Charm items you can use in conjunction with the Hammer, in order to bring out the best of the weapon’s pure power.

If you instead need anything else to do with Monster Hunter World, including how to capture any monster in the game with the Shock Trap and Tranq Bomb technique, as well as how to track down any monster in the game using the Scout Flies, head over to our Monster Hunter World guides walkthrough hub.

Monster Hunter World Hammer Build Guide

The Hammer is one of the major damage weapons of Monster Hunter World—it might not be incredibly quick, but it can nearly always stun a monster that you manage to hit in the head. Your first choice of armor to go with the Hammer should be the Nergigante armor set, mainly because when put together it features the Attack Boost level 4 skill, which increases both your attack and your Affinity. The Nergigante Hunger skill will let you increase health while attacking, meaning you can continue to lay into monsters, and the Stamina Surge skill boosts your stamina recovery speed by 30%, so you can keep on attacking and dodging with little pause.

The Vaal Hazak armor set is also a viable choice to pair up with the Hammer, as it has the nice Peak Performance ability, which grants you a hefty +20 attack when your health of full. The Vaal Hazak Vitality skill lets you health recover all the way back up to full on its own, and the Recovery Speed ability triples the rate at which you heal naturally, meaning as long as you can hold off from being attacked for a few seconds, you’ll nearly always have that Peak Performance skill active.

The Teostra armor set can also work well alongside the Hammer, mainly because it has the Weakness Exploit skill which increases damage to the monster’s weak points by 50%. The Teostra armor set also prevents your weapon from losing sharpness during critical hits, and also gives you a nice defense bonus of +15, giving you much needed protection while you’re up close against a monster.

As for the Charms that you should take with you when using the Hammer, the Challenger Charm 1 is a good option, since it can boost you attack power and Affinity when a monster becomes enraged. The Unscathed Charm 1 is also a solid choice, since it has the same Peak Performance ability that the Vaal Hazak armor set has, which only increases when the two are equipped in conjunction.

Monster Hunter World Best Hammer Build

We might’ve given you several items options for the Hammer just above, but which are the best items to go with the powerful weapon? Just below, we’ll list what are, in our opinion, the best items you can equip in each slot when using the Hammer:

  • Headgear: Nergigante Helm
  • Chest armor: Vaal Hazak Mail
  • Gauntlets: Nergigante Vambraces
  • Coil: Vaal Hazak Coil
  • Greaves: Nergigante Greaves
  • Charm: Challenger Charm 1

Now that we’re all done our guide on the best build for the Hammer in Monster Hunter World, continue ahead to our complete weapons guide, or our guide on the best armor in the game.

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  • Avatar for SmilingJackrabbit #1 SmilingJackrabbit 4 months ago
    There is a lot of misinformation in this article. Most importantly is that the max rank is not 100, many people are already past this rank. While I'm not 100% certain as I've not achieved the rank myself, the max rank in previous titles was 999 and it is likely the same in this one. Also, while you have to reach certain milestones in the main story to unlock some armor/weapons, you do not have to defeat a monster to unlock the ability to see its armor/weapon sets, just get the correct parts from it out in the field or as a reward for breaking/slicing parts off of it during an expedition.
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  • Avatar for michellezethmayr05 #2 michellezethmayr05 3 months ago
    What weapons did you use. I know they are duel blades but what kind. I am having a hard time with kirin
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  • Avatar for MHunter411 #3 MHunter411 2 months ago
    This article is full of incomplete and incorrect information. I'd make a list, but it would be way too long.

    If you want useful information on the topic, go elsewhere.
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  • Avatar for justinfisk34 #4 justinfisk34 2 months ago
    Whoever wrote this "article" is an idiot. Building an entire set, while aesthetically pleasing, is a horrible way to build for any weapon. You need to build around what skills you want if you want the true best armor for a weapon/build. Do not listen to this "article."
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  • Avatar for dudedudex3 #5 dudedudex3 2 months ago
    I’m sorry this post is probably old but I’m a little shook because a lot of this is false info.... hr 100 is not that max what so ever it never has been
    ... Who told you only assigned quest give you hr points that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard when talking about monster hunter ... everything gets added up
    now I believe the best way to get hr points is from farming tempered elder dragons or investigations with multiple monsters/tempered monsters
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  • Avatar for throwaway09 #6 throwaway09 2 months ago
    Teostra and Nergigante have been seen together before considering they turf war. I believe it's triggered by going over a certain time on the quest you're on, but I'm not 100% positive
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  • Avatar for esutibenknight'oftep #7 esutibenknight'oftep 13 days ago
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  • This list is a fake popularity list made in Japan seven months ago that is absolutely not true. Invedtigate what youpost before duing it and stop spreading lies.
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