Monster Hunter World

A mathematical weapon tier list for MHGU

MonsterHunterWorld9 - A mathematical weapon tier list for MHGU

TL;DR:

Rank Weapon (from best to worst)
S HBG
A+ Bow
A
B+ Long Sword, Lance
B Dual Blades, Switch Axe, Great Sword
C+ Insect Glaive, LBG
C Sword & Shield, Charge Blade, Hammer
D+ Gunlance
D
E+ Hunting Horn
E
F+
F
G+
G
H+ Prowler

Some notes and observations according to the data:

  • Congratulations to Insect Glaive for being the most 'balanced' weapon! (Its median z-score is the closest to 0). LBG was close behind.

  • The most effective styles for GS, LS, HBG and Bow are Valor. Hammer, HH and IG are toss-ups between Guild/Valor. The most effective styles for SnS, DB, Lance, SA and CB are Striker. The most effective style for LBG is Adept.

  • GL enjoyed the most 'diversity' in styles with Striker, Adept and Valor each being used equally.

  • Aerial and Alchemy were used just once for CB and SA respectively.

  • Bow is probably quite a bit higher than it should be,

  • Remember, this isn't a ranking of how good a weapon it is – it's a ranking of how quickly that weapon (+ style) can be used by the best of the best to kill some specific G-rank monsters and Deviants under very strict circumstances. Also, the math I used is pretty flawed and I probably messed up here and there.


I was curious about what the weapon balance was like in MHGU – there weren't many resources aside from /u/jeck95's work. And I had too much time on my hands.

I came up with the above tier list by ranking them by their mean sample standardized score from each set of the quickest TA runs of a quest. For calculating the mean and standard deviation of completion time of each quest, I decided to exclude both the quickest and longest run. They are ranked within 0.5 categories (i.e S for weapons with a z-score less than -2.0, A+ for ones with a score less than -1.5 and so on). Only runs from the TA wiki were used.

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(I couldn't really compare average times as there were, surprisingly, no quests with a run for EVERY weapon).

The data I used is assembled below. For the monsters the number values are how many seconds it took for the fastest run with that weapon.


Median z-scores (a lower score is better)

  1. HBG: -2.28

  2. Bow: -1.62

  3. LS: -0.94

  4. Lance: -0.80

  5. DB: -0.46

  6. SA: -0.39

  7. GS: -0.25

  8. IG: 0.13

  9. LBG: 0.17

  10. SnS: 0.57

  11. CB: 0.69

  12. Hammer: 0.75

  13. GL: 1.27

  14. HH: 2.15

  15. Prowler: 5.04

Frostpeak Gammoth (mean: 613.19, standard deviation: 116.24)

  1. HBG (Valor): 395.43

  2. GS (Valor): 411.48

  3. LS (Valor): 444.00

  4. SA (Striker): 544.56

  5. DB (Striker): 560.00

  6. IG (Valour): 573.88

  7. CB (Striker): 613.10

  8. Lance (Striker): 640.31

  9. Hammer (Valor): 651.26

  10. SnS (Striker): 687.30

  11. LBG (Adept): 668.00

  12. HH (Guild): 747.31

  13. GL (Adept): 817.08

  14. Prowler: 1683.75

No runs for Bow.

Hellblade Glavenus (mean: 833.99, standard deviation: 196.22)

  1. HBG (Valor): 529.81

  2. LS (Valor): 559.91

  3. Lance (Striker): 632.38

  4. DB (Striker): 693.38

  5. SnS (Striker): 732.60

  6. IG (Guild): 752.68

  7. SA (Striker): 797.03

  8. GS (Valor): 813.88

  9. GL (Striker): 964.26

  10. CB (Aerial): 968.80

  11. Hammer (Valor): 1026.93

  12. Prowler: 1232.05

  13. HH (Valor): 1451.93

No runs for LBG or Bow.

Akantor (mean: 472.50, standard deviation: 107.03)

  1. HBG (Valor): 228.33

  2. Bow (Valor): 237.06

  3. LBG (Adept): 403.20

  4. LS (Valor): 416.33

  5. DB (Valor): 417.48

  6. GS (Valor): 430.31

  7. CB (Valor): 462.06

  8. SnS (Striker): 526.33

  9. Lance (Striker) 564.41

  10. SA (Adept): 572.70

  11. IG (Adept): 577.28

  12. Hammer (Adept): 590.36

  13. GL (Valor): 608.30

No runs for HH or Prowler.

Hyper Deviljho (mean: 481.09, standard deviation: 75.75)

  1. HBG (Valor): 279.80

  2. LS (Valor): 377.95

  3. Lance (Striker): 420.68

  4. DB (Striker): 449.00

  5. LBG (Adept): 471.56

  6. IG (Guild): 506.35

  7. Hammer (Guild): 537.90

  8. CB (Striker): 604.21

  9. Prowler: 862.58

No runs for GS, SnS, HH, GL, SA or Bow.

Shagaru Magala (mean: 200.27, standard deviation: 29.91)

  1. HBG (Valor): 118.28

  2. Bow (Valor): 151.96

  3. LS (Valor): 194.45

  4. DB (Striker): 209.35

  5. LBG (Adept): 215.25

  6. SnS (Striker): 230.35

  7. IG (Valor): 290.60

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No runs for GS, Hammer, HH, Lance, GL, SA, CB or Prowler.

Teostra (mean: 253.49, standard deviation: 39.56)

  1. Bow (Valor): 199.00

  2. SA (Alchemy): 212.20

  3. Lance (Striker): 212.68

  4. IG (Guild): 250.23

  5. LS (Valor): 250.90

  6. Hammer (Guild): 280.58

  7. GS (Valor): 314.36

No runs for SnS, DB, HH, GL, LBG, HBG or Prowler.

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