MHW: ICEBORNE | What Are Skills - How To Activate Skill System Guide

Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide to learn about the game's skill system. Find out what are skills, how to activate them, skill levels, set bonuses and more!!

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What Is The Skill System In MHW?

Skills Boost & Improve Hunter Gameplay

Skills Boost & Improve Hunter Gameplay

In Monster Hunter World, skills are what boost and change the way players hunt in the game. Skills can boost attack or defense power, increase amount of items gathered, increase affinity, and more.

Skills Personalize How Players Hunt In-Game

Depending on your build, Hunters have the liberty to play around with their skills in the game. These can change how you move during the hunt, how your weapons do damage, and how monsters can react towards you.

How To Activate Skills In-Game

Wear Armor With Specific Skills

Wear Armor With Specific Skills

The simple way of activating a skill in Monster Hunter World is to wear a piece of armor that has the specific skill you want. Once you equip this piece of armor, that skill will be implemented onto your hunter.

Matching Skills Increase Their Levels & Effects

Matching Skills Increase Their Levels & Effects

When you wear several pieces of armor that have matching skills, this will increase the skill's level and improve their effects. The higher the level of the skill, the stronger and more powerful its effect is.

Wear Armor Pieces With Set Bonuses

Wear Armor Pieces With Set Bonuses

You can also activate your skills by wearing armor pieces that have set bonuses - this means wearing a certain number of armor pieces crafted from a single monster. Set bonuses can be very powerful, so be sure to check them out & see if they fit into your builds.

Improve Skills With Charms & Jewels

Improve Skills With Charms & Jewels

If you're lacking skill points to increase your skill level, you can improve them further by equipping charms or jewels. Charms are an equipment slot of their own while jewels can be fitted into armor or weapons, depending if they have slots.

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