Monster Hunter: World is one of the most successful action role-playing games of recent times and that’s because of its sheer scale. The Monster Hunter series has always provided players with hundreds of hours’ worth of gameplay and there are so many different ways to play the game that it adds great replay value too.
Any good role-playing game offers players a great deal of customization, weapons, and classes to play as – and Monster Hunter: World is on top of the food chain when it comes to that aspect. There are so many different weapons to play with which all have different types of playstyles, advantages, and disadvantages.
One of the most interesting weapons in Monster Hunter: World is the Insect Glaive. Unlike some of the other weapons, the Insect Glaive is a bit difficult to master because it’s very stylish and does not have basic tank/lightweight properties.
But once you get the hang of it, the weapon is very rewarding to use and features many different combos to pull off which is not something every weapon in the game can do.
Like every other weapon in the game, the Insect Glaive comes with its own upgrade path and unique movesets. So, it can be confusing how to get the Insect Glaive and use it in Monster Hunter World because there’s a lot to learn. Luckily for you, we’ve created a thorough guide that will help you get started with this awesome weapon – so, let’s get right into it!
How to get the Insect Glaive in Monster Hunter World
There is no special way to obtain the Insect Glaive in Monster Hunter World. You are allowed to select it just like the other weapons, which will make it your primary weapon of choice until you change your equipment at a later point.
When you’re done building your character, you are given the choice of picking a weapon of your preference from 14 choices – and the Insect Glaive is one of them.
If you picked another weapon, then you should check your Item Box and see if you have the Insect Glaive. If not, you’ll have to buy it from the Armory or get it forged if you have the materials required – which differ based on types and variations and the game tells you about them by itself.
So, whichever way you obtained the Insect Glaive from – now you can go ahead on your monster-slaying journey!
How to Use the Insect Glaive in Monster Hunter World
The Insect Glaive is one of the most agile weapons in the game and it’s known for its speed too. Combining a decent share of strength, agility, speed, and style – it’s the coolest weapon that you can use in the game.
Not only that, but it’s great for aerial combat too which is not something every weapon in the game can offer.
The weapon isn’t heavy, so you keep it on your back while it is drawn so it allows you to use quick attacks very easily. It has many types of direct attacks, sweeps, and aerial attacks that you can pull off with a little bit of experimentation. The latter, of course, is done by vaulting yourself over a monster.
One of the coolest things about this weapon is that if you vault on top of an enemy, you can mount it which puts you in a cool animation that allows you to repeatedly strike blows onto the monster. You can do this for as long as your stamina bar lasts – and a lot of damage can be dealt in this time.
You simply have to try out different combos and see which ones work the best for you. There’s no specific cheat code that you can enter to be powerful, every player will find a different move more suited for their playstyle than the other. The crucial part is to keep an eye on your Stamina bar so that you know how long you can keep a chain up before you will have to do something a little different.
Like most other weapons, it also has an upgrade path that the game does a great job at explaining. The more you work on the ability tree, the stronger your Insect Glaive will become.
Another interesting thing to note is that if you use a Kinsect (explained below) that has a specific dust cloud, such as poison from a poisonous dust attachment or smoke from something related to fire – you can enhance your strategies.
For example, if you attack the dust cloud, it will explode and deal damage to smaller nearby monsters. And if you leave the dust clouds strategically, you can have other players in a co-op attack them at the right time once you leave them behind too.
How to Use Kinsects on Insect Glaive
The Kinsects are essentially buffs that you can use on your Insect Glaive, which act as an upgrade and help you out by adding extra strength and abilities to your weapon. You have the Culldrone and Mulldrone Kinsects that are at level 1 in the beginning.
The former is meant for offensive options, while the latter is for healing teammates, which gives it a defensive property.
If you want to upgrade your Kinsects, you can visit the Smithy in the Workshop and pick the ‘Nurture a Kinsect’ option which will allow you to pick from the Kinsects that you have. You upgrade Kinsects by applying monster items on them, which can have Power, Heal, and Speed properties.
The elemental upgrades help you balance your weapon against enemies that are weaker to certain elements – allowing you to fight them with more ease. Adding all these different types of buffs will make your Insect Glaive unique and powerful, and you can apply all four types of them at once too which are:
- Green – Increase in Healing.
- Red – Increase in Attack.
- White – Increase in movement speed.
- Orange – Increase in your overall defense.
If you manage to apply all four buffs at the same time, it adds additional time to how long they will last before running out.
The Best Monster Hunter World Insect Glaive Build
There is no ideal Insect Glaive build because of the fact that there are so many and each of them come with their own unique advantages and disadvantages. To provide a recommendation in this regard would be similar to telling you how to create your own avatar in the game – which just doesn’t work.
But if you have more materials than you need and still want to try something based on someone else’s preference, we do have a few suggestions:
- Evening Calm – Attack 190, Affinity 40%, Kinsect Level 7.
- Catastrophe’s Light – Attack 651, Affinity 0%, Elemental Dragon 150, Elderseal High.
- The Nexus Dragon Soul.
- Pseudocath III.
And that’s it for our thorough guide on how to get and use Monster Hunter World’s Insect Glaive weapon. We hope that you found it useful and are already out on your way to get the best weapon of your choice.
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