Monster Hunter World Guide: Attack Values & You

Monster Hunter World Guide: Attack Values & You

Last updated on October 21st, 2018

It’s time again to dive into yet another semi-secret mechanic of Monster Hunter World. Today we will be talking about weapons, bloated values, and how to properly buff oneself.

Monster Hunter World: Attack Values and You

On a player’s status screen there are listed attack, sharpness, affinity, and several other important values. For right now we will focus on the listed attack value. Despite what hunters believe this listed attack value is not your true attack. Instead they are inflated by what we call Bloated values. Bloated values are what you divide listed values by to get your true raw. For example, let us look into the Divine Slasher.
Divine Slasher listed attack power of 743 divided by 3.3 Bloated Value of long swords becomes 225 raw attack. *Disclaimer: I am using the powercharm and powertalon, the statement above is strictly for educational purpose and is not stating that 225 is the Divine Slasher‘s raw attack.

Weapon and their Bloated Values

Now that we know what raw attack is, we can move on to how to properly buff oneself. There are consumable items, inventory items, Canteen food combos, and hunting horn melodies. At the bare minimum all hunters should have the Powercharm and Powertalon. If players like they can consume several items to buff their attacks even further.

Everything That Impacts Attack Power

Inventory Items

Power Charm

  • Provides +6 raw and takes up 1 inventory slot providing players a passive continuous buff.
    • Can be bought for 36,000 z after defeating Zorah Magdaros and reaching Hunter Rank 6+.

Power Talon

  • Provides +9 raw and takes up 1 inventory slot providing players a passive continuous buff.

Might Seed

  •  Provides +10 raw and it lasts for 3 minutes

Might Pill

  • Provides +25 raw and lasts for 20 seconds
    • With Item Prolonger level 3 it can last for 30 seconds.

Demondrug

  • Provides +5 raw and lasts until death

Nitroshroom

  • Provides +5 raw; acts as Demondrug

Mega Demondrug

  • Provides +7 raw and lasts until death

Demon Powder

  • Provides +10 raw and lasts for 3 minutes
    • Affects nearby allies

Hunting Horn Melodies 

Attack Up Small Melody

  • Provides +10% base raw

Attack Up Large Melody 

  • Provides +15% base raw
    • S + S = L

Attack Up Extra Large Melody

  • Provides +20% base raw

    • L + L = XL

Canteen Meal Skills

Attack Up Small Meal

  • Provides +5 raw and lasts for 10 minutes

    • 2 Meats must be included in the meal.

 Attack Up Medium Meal

  • Provides +10 raw and lasts for 10 minutes
    • 4 Meats must be included in the meal.

Attack Up Large Meal

  • Provides +15 raw and lasts for 10 minutes
  • 6 Meats must be included in the meal.

 Unstackable

Attack up boosts that do not stack:

  • Might Seed & Might Pill (replaces each other)
  • Demondrug/Nitroshroom + Mega Demondrug (Nitroshroom acts like a Demondrug so they can’t be stacked. Mega Demondrug will replace Demondrug, Demondrug cannot replace Mega Demondrug.)
  • Hunting Horn melodies from separate users will replace each other.
  • You can only have one Canteen meal active at a time.

All buffs are lost on death with the exception of Canteen meals if you have the Felyne Foodie skill activated.

So, I hope that you liked this article. If so, you may also want to read Monster Hunter World: The Canteen Explained With Ingredient Guide. I also recommend reading Monster Hunter World: The End Game Guide With Drop Percentages.

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