MHW: ICEBORNE | What Are Elemental Attributes - Damage & Blight Guide

Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide & tips about elemental attributes, damage, & blights from monsters!!

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What Are Elemental Attributes?

Attributes That Determine Elemental Damage & Blights

Attributes That Determine Elemental Damage & Blights

Elemental attributes in Monster Hunter World determine the elemental damage your hunter can dish out on monsters and vice-versa. It is an important factor as hunting changes if you're aware of a monster's elemental strengths & weaknesses.

List Of Elemental Attributes

Attributes Have Strengths & Weaknesses

There are five elemental attributes in MHW and each react differently to each other. For example, fire is weak to water, & etc. This applies to monsters with attacks that have elemental attributes, making them weak to one or immune to another.

Attribute Strength & Weakness Chart

Attribute Strength Weakness
Fire Ice Water
Water Fire Thunder
Thunder Water, Dragon Ice
Ice Thunder, Dragon Fire
Dragon Dragon Dragon, Thunder, Ice

Negate Elemental Attributes With Resistances

Negate Elemental Attributes With Resistances

You can negate a specific elemental attribute by wearing armor that can negate them - these are called elemental resistances. You can check the armor's elemental resistance through the equipment info.

What Are Elemental Blights?

Monster Attacks With Elemental Attribute

Monster Attacks With Elemental Attribute

You'll receive an elemental blight when you're hit by a monster attack with an elemental attribute. If you're hit by a Rathalos's fire ball, you'll receive the fireblight and its effects. If a Jyuratodus spits on you, you'll receive the waterblight, etc.

Monsters That Inflict Elemental Blight

Blight Monster
Fireblight - Anjanath
- Azure Rathalos
- Bazelgeuse
- Behemoth
- Lavasioth
- Lunastra
- Pink Rathian
- Rathalos
- Rathian
- Teostra
Waterblight - Barroth
- Jyuratodus
Thunderblight - Behemoth
- Kirin
-Tobi-Kadachi
Iceblight - Legiana
Dragonblight - Deviljho
- Xeno'jiiva

Blights Have Negative Effects On Hunters

Blights Have Negative Effects On Hunters

Blights can be dangerous as they have negative effects on hunters. This can include decreasing HP, making the hunter more susceptible to stuns, and even decrease their stamina recovery speed.

Elemental Blight Types & Effects

Blight Effect
Fireblight Decreases HP over time
Waterblight Slows down stamina gauge recovery
Thunderblight Can be stunned more easily
Iceblight Increases stamina consumption of actions
Dragonblight Negates weapon & ammo elemental attributes

How To Cure Elemental Blight

How To Cure Elemental Blight

You can cure elemental blights by consuming a Nulberry while hunting or placing down a Cleanser Booster in the field. Blights can also be cured over time or via a Hunting Horn's negate blight song. Wearing the coinciding Mantle will also negate blight effects.

Dodge-Rolling Can Cure Several Blights

Dodge-Rolling Can Cure Several Blights

Dodge-rolling can cure several blights such as fireblight and thunderblight. This is useful when you don't have the items mentioned above to cure these specific blights.

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