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Monster Hunter World Bowguns Guide - Best Bowguns Build, Best MHW Bowgun 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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Armor is everything in Monster Hunter World, and due to the various armor skills found throughout the massive game, it’s important to keep in mind which armor and equipment items you should be wearing while you’ve got a weapon like the Bowgun. In this Monster Hunter World Bowgun build guide, we’ll be revealing the best armor items you should be wearing when equipping a Bowgun.

If you need anything else on Monster Hunter World, including how to successfully capture a monster using the Tranq Bomb technique, as well as all the information you need to track down a monster using the Scout Flies, make sure to head over to our Monster Hunter World guides walkthrough hub.

Monster Hunter World Bowguns Build Guide

When you’re going into battle with a Bowgun, you’ll always want to take full advantage of any special ammo you’ve got stored in reserves, such as Poison or Pierce ammo which, unlike the standard ‘normal’ ammo, doesn’t come in infinite supplies. You’ll therefore want to be on the lookout for armor skills which can boost the power of said special ammo, such as the Teostra armor’s Special Ammo Boost skill, which increases the power of Bowgun special ammo and Dragon Piercer shots by 20%.

Alternatively, you might want to specialise in explosive attacks when wielding a Bowgun of any kind in Monster Hunter World. If powerful, explosive shots are what you’re after, then look no further than the Dodogama armor set, which features the Bombardier skill which boosts the damage of explosive items, while also boasting the Artillery skill, which increases the power of explosive attacks. If you find you’ve got a nice reserve of explosive ammo stocked up in your item box, then make sure to equip the Dodogama armor set.

Finally, we’d recommend trying out the Anja armor set, unlocked through slaying the powerful Anjanath in the Ancient Forest. The Anja armor set firstly boasts the aforementioned Artillery skill which increases explosive attacks, but it also has the Special Ammo Boost skill, which increases every single Bowgun special ammo, no matter what type of ammo it is. This never lets you down, as it can increase any type of ammo, from Piercer to Spread.

As for the other items that you can take into battle with you, the Normal Shots Charm works a treat for all Bowgun users, as it’ll boost the power of all standard Bowgun ammo. The Mighty Charm 1 should also work well if you’re able to avoid dodging for a while, as it’ll boost your Affinity when your stamina is full, allowing you to hone in on a monster’s weak points from afar.

Another Charm item that you might want to try out is the Awakening Charm 1, which boosts the clip sizes for all Bowgun ammo, a nice talent to have when you need to fire off shots quickly.

Monster Hunter World Best Bowgun Build

We might’ve listed all these options for you with the Bowgun, but which is the definitive best loadout for the weapon? Just below, we’ve listed what we believe are the best armor and Charm items to equip when using the Bowgun:

  • Headgear: Legiana Helm
  • Chest armor: Kaiser Mail
  • Gauntlets: Dodogama Vambraces
  • Coil: Kaiser Coil
  • Graves: Anja Greaves
  • Charm: Normal Shots Charm

We might be done with our Bowgun builds guide for Monster Hunter World, but make sure to check out our additional guides for the game, including our full weaponry guide, as well as our complete armor guide.

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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 4 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 3 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 3 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 17 days ago
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  • Avatar for esutibenknight'oftep #8 esutibenknight'oftep 12 days ago
    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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