The Patrons have spoken and Lance is the next META sets to be covered. Lance uses Raw, Elemental, and Status very well in MHW Iceborne so this will be a full series with a video covering each.
The META is MHW Iceborne is a lot more complex and nuanced than in the base game. Differences in damage amongst top contenders are within the single percents of damage and it’s a pretty great time over all.
Raw Lance works amazingly as a catch all build choice in Monster Hunter World Iceborne. But unlike in base Monster Hunter World, it is not the end all be all best damage option.
Elemental and Status both can beat these sets given the right conditions.
But they are so close that we end up with many viable options for optimal damage.