So why is Defense Boost a TRAP? Not because its a defensive skill, defensive skills are fine. It’s because its a BAD DEFENSIVE SKILL.
This is the case in MHW Iceborne AND Base MHW.
There are so many better defensive armor skills in Monster Hunter World Iceborne to use than Defense Boost 7. Its just hugely inefficient return on investment, for the same amount of skill investment you can get 3-5 times the defensive value.