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Monster Hunter World: Armor Skills - Armor Skills Guide

In Monster Hunter World, all weapons, armors and charms have special abilities. These skills give you special boosts. High-rank armor has 2 abilities or offers decoration slots to add your own abilities.

There are many armors that you can make and wear in Monster Hunter: World. And there are a couple of levels of complexity to the statistics that every set and every single piece has. Apart from generic defense and specialized elemental defense stats, there are armor skills and armor abilities.

The armor skills are more specialized stats and buffs that are not necessarily related to your defense. Skills tend to be esoteric and contextual. Each piece of armor has its own abilities and skills are rarely repeated within a set. A lot of mixing and matching is required to get the most out of a skill.

There are dozens of skills, every time you sort your equipment - both when changing your equipment at an item box and when choosing a new forge in the workshop - you can choose to "sort by skill" by clicking the right stick clicks. This will highlight items (if any) that carry this ability.

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All armor skills

  • Adrenaline: Temporarily reduces stamina depletion when health is 40% or less.
  • Affinity sliding: Sliding increases your affinity for a short time (1 level).
  • Agitator: Increases attack power and affinity when large monsters get angry.
  • Airborne: Increases the damage caused by jumping attacks.
  • Aquatic Expert: Improves mobility in water.
  • Artillery: Increases explosive attacks such as cannonballs, wyverns fire and sticky ammunition (3 levels).
  • Attack Boost: Increases attack power and improves affinity at higher levels (7 levels).
  • BBQ Master: Increases the player's skill in cooking meat.
  • Explosive attack: Increases the speed of the explosion.
  • Blast resistance: Guarantees protection against blastblight. (3 steps)
  • Bleeding resistance: Guarantees protection against bleeding. (3 steps)
  • Blight resistance: Provides protection from all elemental blights. (3 steps)
  • Blindsider: Improves the effectiveness of flash attacks and items.
  • Bombardier: Increases the damage of explosive objects.
  • Botanist: Increases the amount of herbs and other consumable items you collect.
  • Capacity boost: Increases the cannon's grenade capacity and increases the cannon's vial capacity.
  • Carving Pro: Prevents recoil while carving.
  • Cliffhanger: Reduces stamina exhaustion when dodging ivy or wall climbing.
  • Constitution: Reduces the loss of stamina when performing movements such as evasive maneuvers, attacking, running, etc. (5 levels).
  • Critical Boost: Increases critical hit damage.
  • Critical eye: Increases affinity (7 levels).
  • Critical Draw: Increases the affinity for draw attacks. (3 steps)
  • Constitution: Reduces the loss of stamina during endurance-draining movements such as evasive maneuvers etc.
  • Defense Boost: Increases defense. Level up to also improve resistances (7 levels).
  • Detector: Shows rare collection points on the wildlife map.
  • Divine blessing: Has a predetermined chance of reducing damage done. (3 steps)
  • Dragon attack: Increases the attack power of the dragon element. (Elemental attack power has a maximum limit.) (5 levels)
  • Kite Resistance: Increases resistance against dragons. Also improves defense at higher levels.
  • Dungmaster: Lets hit monsters with dung posts that are more likely to walk.
  • Ear plug: Reduces the negative effect of a large monster's roar (5 levels)
  • Effluvia Resistance: Build a resistance to effluvia.
  • Effluvial Expert: Removes or reduces environmental damage in the Decay Valley
  • Entomologist: Reduces the chance of destroying the bodies of small insect monsters
  • Evade Extender: Increases the dodge distance (3 levels)
  • Evade Extender: extends the invulnerability time when dodging (5 levels)
  • Fire attack: Increases the fire element attack power (5 levels)
  • Fire Resistance: Increases fire resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. (3 steps)
  • Recoil-free: Prevents fallbacks and other reactions to minor damage.
  • Focus: Increases the fill rate for weapons with indicators and the loading speed for weapons with loading attacks
  • The Forager's Luck: Increases your attack and defense every time you fall in combat (2 times)
  • Reinforcements: Increases your attack and defense levels up to two times each time you rush into battle
  • Free Elem / Ammo Up: Unlocks the hidden element of your weapon. Also increases the resilience of the blowgun. (There is a cap for charging capacity.) (3 levels)
  • Free Meal: Gives you a predetermined chance to consume a meal or drink for free.
  • Geologist: Increases the frequency with which you can use a gathering point (3 levels)
  • Guardian: Reduces backwater and stamina when entering
  • Craft: Extends the weapon’s focus indicator. However, it will not increase the meter beyond its maximum
  • Heat protection: Causes damage from heat
  • Health Boost: Increases Health (3 levels)
  • Heavy Artillery: Increases the firepower of ballistae and cannons.
  • Heroics: Increases attack power and defense when health drops to 35% or less.
  • Honey Hunter: Increases the amount of honey you get when you collect in the field
  • Horn Maestro: Increases the duration of hunting horn melodies
  • Hunger Resistance: Reduces the maximum stamina exhaustion over time (3 levels)
  • Ice attack: Increases the attack power of the ice element (3 levels)
  • Ice Resistance: Increases ice resistance. Also improves defense at higher levels. (3 steps)
  • Intimidator: Reduces the chances of small monsters attacking after discovering yourself
  • Iron Skin: Grants protection against Defense Down. (3 steps)
  • Extend Item Longer: Extends the duration of some item effects
  • Jump Master: Prevents attacks that knock you back during a jump.
  • Fasting Power: Temporarily increases affinity and decreases stamina when certain conditions are met. (5 levels)
  • Leap of Faith: Allows you to take a dive when faced with large monsters and extend the dodging distance.
  • Marathon Runner: Slows down endurance in actions that continuously weaken endurance (e.g. dashing) (1 level)
  • Master Fisher: Improve your fishing skills.
  • Master Collector: Allows you to collect faster and also prevents attacks from throwing you back while collecting (1 level)
  • Master Mounter: Makes it easier to mount monsters
  • Maximum Power: Increases affinity when stamina is full.
  • Muck Resistance: Reduces the impairment of mobility if it gets stuck in monster dirt (1 level)
  • Mushroomancer: Lets you digest mushrooms that would otherwise be inedible and achieve their beneficial effects. (3 steps)
  • Normal Shots: Increases the attack power of normal ammunition and normal arrows.
  • Palico Rally: Power up Palicos
  • Paralysis Resistance: Reduces the duration of paralysis (3 levels)
  • Paralysis attack: Increases the duration of the paralysis (3 levels)
  • Partbreaker: Makes it easier to break or separate parts from large monsters. (3 steps)
  • Peak Performance: Increases attack when health is full.
  • Piercing Shots: Increases the attack power of Piercing Ammunition and Dragon Piercer.
  • Poison attack: Increases the poison build-up rate (3 levels)
  • Poison Duration: Extends the duration of your poison's effect on monsters.
  • Poison Resistance: Protects against the effects of poison (3 levels)
  • Power Prolonger: Allows long swords, double blades, insect tracks, switching axes and charging blades to stay switched on longer.
  • Pro-Transporter: Increases the speed of transporting items and reduces the chance of dropping them
  • Quick Sheath: Increases the sheath speed
  • Recovery Speed: Accelerates recovery from temporary damage (the red part of the health meter)
  • Restore Up: Increases the amount restored when restoring health
  • Resentment: Increases attack when you have scalable damage (the red part of your health meter).
  • Rsuscitate: Improves evasion and reduces stamina if they are afflicted with abnormal status effects.
  • Scenthound - Increases the fill rate of your scout flies when tracks and other tracks of monsters are found
  • Scholar- Accelerates progress on research level and special investigations. (The effect is applied on the quest results screen.)
  • Scoutfly Range Up: Extends the detection range of your Scoutflys
  • Sleep Attack: Increases the rate of sleep building. (3 steps)
  • Sleep resistance: Reduces the length of sleep. (3 steps)
  • Sling Capacity: Increases the loading capacity for slingshot ammunition extracted from the field
  • Slugger: Makes it easy to confuse monsters

This guide and the list of all armor skills will be supplemented and expanded shortly.