Monster Hunter World Long Sword Guide - Best Long Sword Builds, 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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