Iceborne Charge Blade Builds (PC)

Iceborne Charge Blade Builds (PC)

Contents

Poverty Builds
Early Endgame Builds
Late Endgame Builds
Elemental Builds

 

Last Update

1/9/2020
PC iceborne builds!

 

 

Charge Blades worth crafting


Saber’s Maw II
For story progression. Later, you can make it into Glavenus CB.


Chrome Fortress III
Great all-purpose CB until it is replaced by Gold Rathian CB. Can use Elementless.


The Melting Grasp
For high phial damage builds. Can get purple sharpness but CB cannot hold it even with Master’s Touch because of sharpness loss from blocking. Can use Elementless.


Luna Eostra
This is currently the best impact charge blade. High raw, positive affinity, great sharpness, great slots. Not elementless but has very high poison. Must be MR70+ to obtain.


Ruinous Devastation
Strong with great sharpness but poor slots compared to Luna Eostra. Must be MR100+ to obtain.


Despot’s Thundergale
Best overall Thunder elemental CB


Kadachi Soul II
Highest Thunder Element CB (with custom augments)


Deep Schnegel II
Best Ice elemental CB


Glavenus Bardred
Highest Fire Element CB


Hellsire Blade
Notes:
Lower Fire Element but higher affinity and raw than Glavenus


Deep Terroir II
Best Water elemental CB


Deathaxe Vaal Aspida
Best Dragon elemental CB

 

 

Poverty Builds

No decorations? Get ready to use these for a while!

Mid-story Builds

Post-story Builds



 

 

Early Endgame Builds

Early Endgame: from completion of story to MR70.

Budget Builds

These builds have no Rare 7, 8, 11, or 12 decorations.


Above image requires Rajang helm. Will be fixed soon but for now use Fulgur helm B+ instead.

 

 

Late Endgame Builds

Late Endgame: MR70 and above.

#Guard 1 Master’s Touch


Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1
Flexible charm: Attack, Agitator, Slugger, Health Boost, Miasma etc.

#Guard 1 Master’s Touch (Kaiser Gamma)


Required Event Equipment: Kaiser Gamma
Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1
Loses about 80 defense and 1 Attack to gain 1 Agitator. For tryhard speedruns.

#Guard 3 Master’s Touch, Flexible Charm


Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1
Flexible charm: Attack, Agitator, Slugger, Health Boost, Miasma etc.
If running Affinity augment, swap 2 or 3 of the Guardian/Expert for Guardian/Attack.

#Guard 5 Master’s Touch


Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1
Flexible decorations: Challenger+

#Focusless


Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1
What a build! Used by Vanov in this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdCV5wmddR4

#Artillery 5, Flexible Charm


Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1
Flexible charm: Attack, Agitator, Slugger, Health Boost, Miasma etc.

I include this grudgingly as many people ask about it. My opinion is that Artillery Secret is not worth the sacrifice of Master’s Touch and several skill points compared to the above builds.

#Guard 5 Artillery 5


Recommended Augments: Health 1, Affinity 1

 

 

Elemental Builds

#Cookie Cutter (2 Namielle)


Can be used with any elemental CB.
Gloves are interchangeable with Shara B+. Also consider Guild Palace B+.

#Cookie Cutter (4 Namielle)


Can be used with any elemental CB. Only recommended for high base element weapons such as Beotodus and Vaal Hazak, post augment and custom upgrade.

#Cookie Cutter (Master’s Touch)


Can be used with any elemental CB.

#Cookie Cutter (True Critical Element)


Can be used with any elemental CB.

 

 

12 thoughts on “Iceborne Charge Blade Builds (PC)

  1. Vidar says:

    Should I start building a poverty build even though I’m using your All-purpose Flexible Charm build from Pre-IB? Or can this take to me to story completion?

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    • stripedypaper says:

      HR armor will have superior skills compared to anything you can make during MR story, it’s just a question of whether you need to sacrifice some of it for defense. Up to you, I know people who have beaten the story with full HR armor but it’s definitely tough toward the end

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    • Anonymous says:

      Elemental CBs are more damage for their strong matchups, but they don’t give knockdown and have has some consistency issues. I wouldn’t worry about them if you are just clearing the story. An impact charge blade would be a lot more straight forward because of the constantly shifting element matchups. Rathian, Chrome and Jagras lines are all easily accessible early on and are good options for clearing.

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    • Anonymous says:

      Very match up dependend. If you savage axe more with aed’s, then silver los wins , otherwise it can be nami. Masters touch is kinda hard to value, also matchup and wpn dependend.

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  2. Micky says:

    hey, thanks for the guide! I’ve been following it ever since base MHW. I wanted to ask whether element up augment is worth it for the elemental charge blades or is health + affinity still the way to go?

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  3. Anonymous says:

    What about the augments for the elemental CB’s?. On Beotodus CB, double elemental augment and health regen would be wise?, I want as much damage as possible but I’m not sacrificing health regen so.
    I guess the extra slot can be used for a meme augment like defense. Unless the double elemental doesn’t worth, what do you think about it?

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