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Monster Hunter World Long Sword Guide - Best Long Sword Builds, MHW Long Sword Armor and Charm Items

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The unique Monster Hunter World Long Sword is one of the most versatile weapons in your arsenal, able to reach monsters at a fair range, while also being able to pelt them with up close, rapid attacks. In this Monster Hunter World Long Sword build guide, we’ll be walking you through the best Long Sword armor, as well as the best few Charm items you can take with you into battle while using the weapon.

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Monster Hunter World Long Sword Build Guide

The Long Sword is quite possibly one of the best weapons types to use in Monster Hunter World, as it’ll always be an effective weapon no matter the situation you’re in. Nonetheless, you’re going to want an armor set the focuses on attack power with the Long Sword, and for that we’d recommend the Nergigante armor set. The armor set increases attack power and Affinity, even more so when larger monsters become enraged, and it also speeds up stamina recovery, meaning you can dodge and attack for longer.

As an alternative to the Nergigante armor set, you might want to check out the Xeno’jiiva armor set. The Xeno’jiiva Divinity armor skill halves the sharpness loss of your equipped weapon, and the gear set can prevent you from getting knocked back from smaller attacks, lets your Dual Blade stay powered up for longer, and also increases the damage of critical hits by 30%. It’s not exactly an easy armor set to acquire, but if you’ve got the materials at your disposal then the Xeno’jiiva armor set is well worth pairing with a Long Sword.

As for Charms that will work well with a Long Sword, the Power Prolonger Charm will prolong the amount of time your Long Sword is powered up for, which is even more effective if you’ve chosen to go with the Xeno’jiiva armor set. The Mighty Charm is another solid option for an item that’ll increase your weapon Affinity, and this will only power you up even more if you’ve selected the Nergigante armor set.

Monster Hunter World Best Long Sword Build

But out of all the options listed above, which combination of armor and Charm items is the best? Check out the list just below for the items which we deem to be invaluable to a Long Sword user:

  • Headgear: Nergigante Helm
  • Chest armor: Xeno’jiiva Hide
  • Gauntlets: Nergigante Vambraces
  • Coil: Nergigante Coil
  • Greaves: Xeno’jiiva Spurs
  • Charm: Mighty Charm

This might be the end of our Monster Hunter World Long Sword guide, but make sure to continue ahead to our complete weapons guide, as well as our guide to 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 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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