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Master Staff: Monster Hunter World’s Best Insect Glaive Build

Capcom introduced Insect Glaives into Monster Hunter way back in the fourth entry in this classic franchise. These powerful staffs are one of the most complex weapons in the game to wield. But if you spend the time to master all of its intricacies, it’s also one of the most fun to play. New players to Monster Hunter discovered this with the release of Monster Hunter World. Now, the Insect Glaive is one of the most popular weapons available, which is why want to review what we think is Monster Hunter World’s best Insect Glaive build.

For our decision we decided to focus on the base game rather than bring the Iceborne weapons into the mix. This is for several reasons, not the least of which is that Iceborne is a paid DLC add on, and we don’t want to assume you’ve purchased that content. Also, it’s because Iceborne locks almost everything behind completion of the main game. As a result, no matter how you play, you’ll need a great weapon to carry you through the late game of Monster Hunter World, and the early Master rank missions of Iceborne.

Monster Hunter World's Best Insect Glaive Build

The Best Insect Glaive

Even without considering the expansion, there are several amazing Insect Glaives to choose from. It was hard picking just one. After serious consideration though, we feel that without a doubt, the weapon obtained from Nergigante, Catastrophe’s Light, is Monster Hunter World’s best Insect Glaive.

Take a look at those stats! A base attack of 651, 150 Dragon attack, High Elderseal, and tons of blue sharpness. It has neutral affinity, a decent Sever Boost for your Kinsect Bonus, and even a slot, which means there aren’t any obvious weaknesses to the weapon.

amazing stats!

Armor and Accessories

For master players, a mixed set might be exactly what the doctor ordered. However, for the sake of simplicity, we’ve decided to go with a single set of armor. In our estimation, the choice set to craft to support Catastrophe’s Light is the Odogaron α armor.

Odogaron α has a variety of skills that are almost tailor made for this weapon. Below are the skills in order of value to Insect Glaive users that a complete set of this armor comes with:

  • Critical Eye 5 – Increases affinity, which will take your neutral affinity very positive.
  • Odogaron Mastery 5 – This is the equivalent of the Protective Polish skill. It will keep your blade sharper longer after sharpening.
  • Speed Sharpening 3 – Increases the speed of sharpening your blade.
  • Constitution 1 – Reduces stamina drain while evading or using other stamina-draining moves.
  • Quick Sheath 1 – Decreases the time it takes to put away your weapon.
  • Bleeding Resistance 3 – Protects you from the bleeding status effect.

There you have it. Catastrophe’s Light and the Ogogaron set is what we think is Monster Hunter World’s best Insect Glaive build. While you hunt, capture, and investigate your way to the needed parts, make sure to review our other guides, you know, just in case you want to experiment with another weapon somewhere down the road.

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In a previous life, Eric was a video game developer. He helped create many games over the course of more than a decade. These days you can find him huddled in front of his laptop, consuming far more caffeine than is healthy, writing whatever it is someone needs him to write. And he couldn't be happier!

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