Monster Hunter World Guide - The Best Hunting Horn Build For Beginners

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Check out this great starting build for Hunting Horn users on the PC version of Monster Hunter World.
Check out this great starting build for Hunting Horn users on the PC version of Monster Hunter World. Capcom

We’re back with another Monster Hunter World beginner build guide, where we take your weapons of choice and turn them into absolute monster-killing machines at the beginning of endgame, where the best equipment and weapons lie. This time around we’ll be tackling on a weapon that’s being avoided by many beginners due to a stigma that it’s not damage-oriented. Those assumptions could not be any more wrong, as the Hunting Horn, despite its massive potential in a support role, also shines quite well as a damage dealer when built correctly. Not only that, but since you can easily boost yourself thanks to Notes, you can out-damage some of your teammates under certain conditions.

As powerful as the Hunting Horn is, it needs a deep understanding of the proper mechanics of playing Notes in order to be at peak efficiency. For starters, you can just cast the most basic ones like Attack Up and you would’ve done you and your team a big favor already. Once you start learning the Notes more by mere muscle memory, you’ll find that the Hunting Horn is probably one of the most fun weapons in the game due to how different it works from the other weapons.

Best Beginner Hunting Horn Build

  • Weapon – Heavy Bone Horn II
  • Helm – Nergigante Helm alpha
  • Mail – Dober Mail beta
  • Vambraces – Kaiser Vambraces beta
  • Coil – Nergigante Coil beta
  • Boots – Death Stench Heel beta
  • Charm – Exploiter Charm II

The starter build for Hunting Horn is pretty standard, and as you are opting into the final bone weapon it’s easier to acquire than most other sets. Weakness Exploit is a must, since the Hunting Horn’s most powerful attacks work on the same principle as the Hammer and Greatsword – choose your attacks wisely. Maximum Might is a pretty decent skill to work towards as well, given that the weapon doesn’t realty expend Stamina. Hitting higher levels of Attack Boost is also pretty optimal, and will give you higher affinity. To top off the build, add a Sonorous Jewel for the Horn Maestro skill and an Elementless Jewel to better utilize your weapon.

If you want more weapons, you can also check out these other guides from us detailing fantastic starter builds for the Bow, Charge Blade, Long Sword, Switch Axe, Lance, Sword and Shield, Gunlance, Dual Blades, Greatsword and Hammer.

Monster Hunter World is now available to play on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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