MHW Iceborne Best Hunting Horn Builds [Top 7] (2024)

MHW Iceborne Best Hunting Horn Builds [Top 7]

At this point, with no one even using the hunting horn really, I think any build will do the job. Just depends on what kind of job you are looking to do. The buffing, supporting and pixie dust shooting melody blunt weapon of a horn surprisingly does have very good raw DPS and Elemental damage builds. It’s a seemingly versatile, useful and underrated weapon if you can just forget about the fact that you are swinging a gigantic horn around your head that chimes out cute little notes with each attack. Yeah good luck. Here are some good stable builds that should keep you in the right direction on your Hunting Horn Journey.

7. Best MR Starter Set for Hunting Horn Newcomers Build:

What’s Awesome About Starter Set for Hunting Horn Newcomers Build:

  • Bazel Valdi Rooksearer
  • Accessible and Easy to Make
  • Perfect for Players Beginning Their Master Rank Journey
  • Bone Armor Set
  • Horn Maestro Skill
  • Health Boost Skill
  • Slugger and Attack Boost Skills
  • Part Breaker and Critical Boost

Build Details:

  • Health Boost Increases Maximum Health Cap
  • Slugger Makes it Easier to Stun Monsters (KO)
  • Part Breaker Makes it Easier to Break/Sever Parts of Large Monsters
  • Breaking/Wounding Parts Makes Monster More Vulnerable
  • Attack Boost Might Not Be As Good As You Think

Armor Set:

  • Bone Helm alpha
  • Bone Mail beta
  • Bone Vambraces beta
  • Bone Coil beta
  • Bone Greaves alpha

6. Best Hunting Horn Support Sleep Build:

  • Taroth Pipe Sleep Hunting Horn
  • Sleep is a Hidden Element in Weapon (Need Free Element Skill to Unlock)
  • Safi and Artian Armor Sets
  • Dragonvein Awakening and Ancient Divinity
  • Great for Guiding Lands (Gathering Materials)
  • Multiple Wallbangs = Lost of Dropped Materials
  • KO and Sleep Combined in a Single Weapon
  • Good White Sharpness
  • Free Element Skill
  • Sleep Skill
  • Earplugs Skill
  • ATK UP (L) Melody
  • Recovery Speed (L) Melody
  • Impact Echo (L) Melody

Build Details:

  • 2 Pc Artian Unlocks Ancient Divinity (Boosts Abn Status Dmg for Crit Hits)
  • Abnormal Status Dmg is Paralysis, Poison, Sleep and Blast
  • 3 Pc Safi Unlocks Dragon Vein Awakening (Boosts Elemental Dmg and Affinity)
  • Best with Teammate's Using Greatsword or Other High Dmg Weapon
  • When Monster Wakes Up Enraged
  • Monster’s Enraged are Vulnerable to Wall Bangs
  • With Every Wall Bang the Monster Drops Materials
  • Free Element Skill Unlocks Weapon’s Hidden Element
  • Earplugs Grants Protection from Roars (Uninterrupted Attack/Melodies)
  • ATK UP is the Best All Rounder Buff
  • Impact Echo is Great for KO/Stun
  • Affinity Increase, Health Regen and Status Eff Up Weapon Augments

Armor Set:

  • Safi Crested Crown beta
  • Safi Crested Chest beta
  • Artian Vambraces alpha
  • Artian Coil beta
  • Safi Crested Boots beta
  • Earplugs Charm (Can Swap with Attack as Needed)

5. Comfy Build 100% Affinity (no WEX) w/ Earplugs and Regen - Permanent Purple Sharpness

  • Teostra’s Technique Awakened Ability
  • Dragonvein Awakening
  • Utility Skills
  • Affinity/Attack Increase, Earplugs (L) Melody and Sharpness Increase Awakened Abilities
  • Extended Health Recovery
  • 100% Affinity
  • No Weakness Exploit
  • Permanent Purple Sharpness
  • Getting Crits without 1st Softening Body Parts (Rajang’s Head)
  • No Clutch Claw/Mantles, Just Bam Bam
  • Evade Window Skill
  • Base Affinity 5% + Attack IV 5% + Affinity Increase V 10% + Critical VII 40% + Safi Set Bonus 20% + Affinity Up Song 20% = 100% Affinity

Build Details:

  • 100% Affinity Guarantees Crit Hits On All Parts of the Monster
  • Teostra’s Touch Guarantees Permanent Purple Sharpness
  • Extended Health Recovery is Good for when Safi’s Life Drain on Attacks
  • Evade Window Extends the Invulnerability Period while Evading
  • Purple Sharpness is the Seventh Level of Sharpness (Highest Level)
  • Sharpness is a Factor in Determining the Cutting Power/ DMG of Weapon
  • Utility Skills are Master’s Touch, Blight Resistance, Evade Window, Horn Maestro and Handicraft

Armor Set:

  • Safi’s Frosthorn
  • Kaiser Crown beta
  • Safi Crested Chest beta beta
  • Kaiser Vambraces beta beta
  • Safi Crested Belt beta
  • Safi Crested Boots beta
  • Attack Charm IV

4. Infinite Might Pill Popper Wide Rang Immortality Ultimate Bard Build

What's Awesome About Infinite Might Pill Popper Wide Rang Immortality Ultimate Bard Build:

  • Sonorous Eisfyl (Velkhana)
  • Tigrex Essence
  • Good Support
  • Teammates Love You
  • Consistently Apply Might Pills to Team for Whole Hunt
  • Support Focuses on Attack Buffs Not Health Regen
  • Enhance Teammates Then Further Enhance Teammates Uhhmmm… Enhancements
  • All Out Support/ Sacrifice Your DPS to Increase Teammates
  • Attack Up (L) andDefense Up (L) Melodies
  • Max Stamina Up
  • Echo Wave
  • Best Notes for Attack Buff Melodies
  • Free Meal Skill, Wide Range, Speed Eating and Quick Sheathe Skills
  • Bandit Mantle+

Build Details:

  • 2 Pc Tigrex Essence Unlock Free Meal Secret (Max Free Meal Level)
  • Free Meal Gives You a Chance of Consuming Food/Item for Free
  • Free Meal Potentially Giving You 20 Might Pills/Items Instead of 5 (Max Carry)
  • Wide Range Allows Certain Items to Affect Nearby Allies
  • Speed Eating Increases Meat/Item Consumption Speed
  • Quick Sheath Helps to Access Items Easier
  • Affinity Increase and Health Regen
  • Bandit Mantle Causes Monsters to Drop More Items When You Attack Them
  • Mega Demon Drug/Mega Demon Skin Start of Hunt/When Someone Dies
  • Demonshel/Hardshell Powder Every Three Minutes
  • Adamant/Might Pills Every 20 Seconds

Armor Set:

  • Tigrex Helm beta
  • Rex Roar Mail beta
  • Felshroud Braces alpha
  • Tigrex Tassets beta
  • Ruinous Greaves beta
  • Friendship Charm V (Wide Range)

3.Raw DPS Pipe Crusher Build

  • Reach Blast Threshold Almost 2x Faster than Safi’s Shatterhorn
  • 927.92 EFR (Effective Raw)
  • Teostra’s Technique and Brachydios Will
  • 100% Crit When Monster is Enraged
  • Critical Status Skill
  • Master’s Touch Skill
  • Attack Melody IV
  • Horn Maestro Skill
  • Agitator and Peak Performance Skills

Build Details:

  • Critical Status Boosts Status Damage on Crit Hits
  • More Crit Status Damage Means More Status Procks (Blast)
  • Attack Melody IV Buffs Attacks
  • Horn Maestro Increase the Duration of Hunting Horn Melodies
  • Peak Performance Increases Attack When Health is Full
  • Brachydios Will Unlocks Agitator Secret (Maxes Agitator Level)

Armor Set:

  • Kaiser Crown y (Arch Tempered)
  • Brachydium Mail beta
  • Kaiser Vambraces beta
  • Kaiser Coil beta
  • Brachydium Greaves beta
  • Challenger Charm V (Agitator +5)

2. Kjarr Pipe Dragon Build

What’s Awesome About Kjarr Pipe Dragon Build:

  • Kjarr Pipe Dragon
  • 5 Pc Safi Armor Set
  • True Dragonvein Awakening
  • 720 Base Dragon Damage
  • Great Elemental Damage
  • Critical Eye Skill
  • Resentment Skill
  • Blight Resistance
  • Wyrmsbane Charm IV (Dragon Attack)

Build Details:

  • True Dragonvein Awakening Boost Affinity, Attack and Elemental Dmg
  • Critical Eye Skill Boosts Affinity
  • Resentment Increases Attack When You Have Red Health
  • Blight Resistance Grants Protection Against All Elemental Blights

Armor Set:

  • Safi Crested Crown beta
  • Safi Crested Chest beta
  • Safi Crested Vambraces beta
  • Safi Crested Belt beta
  • Safi Crested Boots beta
  • Wyrmsbane Charm V

1. Kjarr Water Hunting Horn Elemental Build

The Kjaar Water Hunting Horn Is Top Tier! | Elemental Hunting Horn Builds | Mhw iceborne | Meta

What’s Awesome About the Kjarr Water Hunting Horn Build:

  • Kjarr Pipe Water
  • 5 Pc Safi Set
  • True Dragonvein Awakening
  • Great Against Monsters Weak Against Water
  • 1176 Raw Attack
  • 600 Water Damage
  • Huge Amount of White Sharpness
  • Element Attack Boost and Element Effectiveness Up Melodies
  • Blight Negated Melody
  • Resentment , Water, Attack and Coalescence Skills

Build Details:

  • True Dragonvein Element Boosts Attack, Elemental Dmg and Affinity
  • Affinity Increase and Element Up Weapon Augments
  • Element Effectiveness Up Boosts Effects of Any Active Element Song
  • Blight Negated Melody Negates Blight Procking Coalescence Much Easier
  • Coalescence Temp Boosts ATT after Recovering from Blight
  • Resentment Boosts ATT when You Have Red Health in Gauge
  • Water Attack Increases the Power of Water Attacks
  • Critical Eye, Water Attack, Resentment, Critical Boost and Coalescence for Good DPS

Armor Set:

  • Safi Crested Crown beta
  • Safi Crested Chest beta
  • Safi Crested Vambraces beta
  • Safi Crested Belt beta
  • Safi Crested Boots beta
  • Flood Charm V

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MHW Iceborne Best Hunting Horn Builds [Top 7] (2024)


What is the best hunting horn in Iceborne? ›

Best Hunting Horn: MHW Iceborne

Def. The Fatalis Menace Wailer takes the top spot as the best all-purpose Hunting Horn in MHW: Iceborne. With Attack Boost, knockback protection and a base attack rating of 1470, using this horn right ensures a non-stop onslaught from you and your companions.

What are the best skills for hunting horn? ›

Try getting Attack Boost., Horn Maestro, and Weakness Exploit. Horn maestro is a must have. Slugger and Stamina Thief are great as well, even in multiplayer with the amount of hits you will be dishing to both the head and everywhere else that monster will get ko'd super fast and be forever hungry and slow.

What armor is good for hunting horn? ›

Imo the best overall armor and weapons for HH is full Fatalis set with Kulve Taroth's Wrath β+ (pants). HH has the lowest amount of ''required skills'' in your set, which is Horn Maestro. Just slot in a Sonorous Jewel +4 to get HM to level 2, then all the rest goes into damage and quality of life skills.

Is the Hunting Horn in Monster Hunter rise? ›

The Hunting Horn is one of 14 weapons available in Monster Hunter Rise. This page covers every tree available for the Hunting Horn. These are just the final forms available for each of the weapons currently.

Why is hunting horn unpopular? ›

In previous games, the Hunting Horn was much more difficult to use. Unlike its more popular cousin, the Hammer, the Hunting Horn lacked the raw damage that players would use to stun monsters into submission. Instead, each swing of this blunt weapon played a note, with each button representing a different tune.

Can you break both of Ceadeus horns? ›

Ceadeus' beard, head, tail, and horns can be broken. When its horns are broken the larger one is broken off and can be carved twice.

Does hunting horn stack with food? ›

Good Hunting! I think the hunting horn health boost is taking the same boost as the food buff since both don't stack while food + skill do stack. Something to keep in mind.

Do Hunting Horn songs stack? ›

No. For balance purposes they do not stack. That's why it's advised to bring different songs on the party if you have more than one horn.

Do Hunting Horn melodies stack? ›

Multiple horns do not stack. The last played song wins. This means if you give Attack (L), and someone else then plays Attack&Defense (S), your attack buff gets overwritten.

How long does hunting horn buff last? ›

This lasts for 3 full minutes, or 4 minutes if you have Horn Maestro (always use it, it's only a 5 gem skill). You should never be hunting with this effect off, it's essential.

Can hunting horn cut tails in Monster Hunter Rise? ›

Being a blunt weapon, it is normally impossible to cut tail of monsters, unless deliberately using the Hilt Stab attack.

How to spin the hunting horn mhw? ›

after you attack press the clutch claw button you will spin the horn in place "which does a good amount of damage" then you use one of the notes based on your weapon to add the song. You have to push the clutch claw button right after any normal attack.

What is the best weapon in Monster Hunter world Iceborne? ›

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S TierHeavy Bowgun Great Sword Dual Blades Light Bowgun
A TierBow Sword and Shield Long Sword Charge Blade
B TierSwitch Axe Hammer Insect Glaive Gunlance
C TierLance Hunting Horn
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What is the strongest monster in Monster Hunter world Iceborne? ›

For real though Ancient Leshen gave me all kinds of headaches, definitely the hardest monster I've approached, and for basically no reward too... Hardest boss? Fatalis hands down. The only boss that pros struggled for hours and days to defeat and even to this day, still carts good hunters every now and then.

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