Monster Hunter World Guide - The Best Lance Build For Beginners

For players who want both defensive and offensive options - or just want to poke monsters to death.
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Check out this great starting build for Lance users on the PC version of Monster Hunter World.
Check out this great starting build for Lance users on the PC version of Monster Hunter World. Capcom

We’re back with another invaluable build guide for Monster Hunter World beginners. For the past few guides, we’ve been focused on weapons with incredibly high damage outputs, but sometimes you want your play style to be a bit more like a tank and with a deeper focus on survivability. For those instances, there’s no better – and easier – option to pick up than the Lance. Compared to the Gunlance, the Lance weapon is less complicated, and with a relatively easy build you’ll be an invaluable member to your party.

The Lance is a great weapon and a great pick up for those who want defensive options atop their offensive ones. It’s also quite easy to build with, and barring some high-level jewels, you can easily finish it and get into a true endgame build faster than most other weapons. The weapon in particular is relatively easy to build towards while still offering a ton of damage.

Best Beginner Lance Build In Monster Hunter World

  • Weapon – Garon Dhara II
  • Headgear – Dragonking Eyepatch alpha
  • Mail – Dober Mail beta
  • Vambraces – Kaiser Vambraces beta
  • Coil – Kaiser Coil beta
  • Greaves – Kaiser Greaves beta
  • Charm – Attack Charm III

This build revolves around three pieces of Kaiser gear, all of which can be obtained by farming the elder dragon Teostra. The weapon, Garon Dhara II, is also relatively easy to build, as it’s mostly just Odogaron parts. The Attack Charm III, with the boost from the Dober Mail and that one Attack Jewel you get as a reward from High Rank will push your Attack Boost to Level 6, which is invaluable for the Lance’s damage output. Overall, the build will give you:

  • Master’s Touch
  • Attack Boost +6
  • Weakness Exploit +3
  • Blast Attack +2
  • Latent Power +2

Even with no Handicraft boosts, this build will give you 30 hits of white and 40 hits of blue. The three pieces of Kaiser gear will activate Master’s Touch, which prevents your weapon from losing sharpness as long as you’re doing critical hits. Given the naturally high affinity of this build, you should have no problem proccing this effect as much as possible. To finish the build off, get an Elementless Jewel and three Critical Jewel 2, which gives you even more critical for that Master’s Touch to take effect.

If you want to test out other weapons, check out my starter builds for the Bow, Charge Blade, Long Sword and Switch Axe.

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

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