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Dauntless Weapons – Which one is right for you and what do they do?

Dauntless is more than just a Monster Hunter clone, it stands on its own two feet thanks to a great mix of interesting weapons, terrifying Behemoths, and a wealth of things to do. One of the best parts of the game is figuring out which weapon suits you best, and you can only do that if you’re armed with lots of knowledge about the Dauntless weapons. To help you make your choice, we’ve put together this Dauntless weapons guide for you.

Dauntless Weapons Guide

The first thing to note is that there are three different types of damage in Dauntless; there is Slashing, Blunt, and Piercing. Slashing damage is good for dealing part damage and cutting tails or breaking horns. Blunt weapons can stagger Behemoths. Piercing weapons can increase damage to the attacked area. This makes it hard to say what is the best weapon in Dauntless, but rather each has a specific usage for specific enemies.

On top of this, there are six different elements as well, each of which is deals and takes extra damage from its opposite, these are; Blaze, Frost, Shock, Terra, Umbral, Radiant. You can create weapons with these properties by using parts from a Behemoth of the corresponding element. These are the different Dauntless weapon types you can find, so here is a breakdown of the Dauntless weapon types.


A slow slashing weapon, and one that does huge damage if used correctly. It takes a lot of practice to get the timing right, but if you do you’ll be unstoppable. It has two different unique mechanics; Resolve and Determination. Resolve allows the player to ignore stagger effects, though they still take damage. Determination boosts your weapon damage and can be useful for finishing a fight quickly.

Chain Blades

The chain blades are a pair of small handheld scythes attached by a chain. They can be used at a distance, up close, and can even drag you towards your enemy when you need to close the gap. They also do slashing damage, so it makes them very effective at destroying Behemoth parts.


The only blunt weapon in the game, the hammer has a hidden cannon and can be used in a variety of ways as a result. It does good damage, but the main focus is on staggering Behemoths to allow other hunters to unleash big attacks and combos. A powerful situational weapon, and a useful one on any team.

Ostian Repeaters

The only weapon in the game, the Ostian Repeaters are good if you prefer to keep your distance rather than get up close. You can customise the weapon in order to allow for different traps and buffs, so while not as immediately useful as the other weapons, it still serves a purpose.


One of the best weapons for pure close-quarter combat, and a slashing weapon. As you attack you can build up a special meter, this, in turn, can be activated in order to give the player an increase in attack speed and a buff to the attacks themselves. It’s a good choice for those who prefer to be able to sniff their prey. A bit weird, but a good weapon anyway.

War Pike

The only weapon capable of doing piercing damage in the game. It helps weaken a Behemoth’s defence and as a result, allows you and your team to deal huge damage. As you attack more with the weapon you’ll build up a special meter, you can then use that meter to fire projectiles out.

Now you have all the weapon knowledge you need, how about a bit of armor? Head on over to our Dauntless Armor guide for more info.