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Category: Switch Axe

Comfy Set Cursed Set: Free Meal / Exhaust SA

This is the first video in a potential new series of ours: Comfy Set Cursed Set. In this video we will be covering a Free Meal Secret Set that deals extremely high damage while fitting in a nice amount of defensive and utility skills.
While not an immortal set, it is about 70% of the way there while still having competitive damage with classic META sets. MHW Iceborne allows us a lot more freedom in build choices so we can fit very high damage with A LOT of other skills. Its nice.

The other set we cover in this video our cursed set, a Sleep Exhaust Switchaxe build. Between the sleeps for free wall bangs, the exhaust flinches, and the KO damage that exhaust phials on Switch Axe deal easily with ZSDs to the head, this set is SUPER FUN to play.
However it is cursed because the damage is painfully low compared to actual damage sets. Like 20%-40% lower.

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Best Power Axe Combos: Switch Axe Combo Guide

Axe mode for the Switch Axe got some NICE BUFFS in MHW Iceborne. I mathed out all of the DPS numbers on the axe combos and determined which are the best combos to use for what situations when running a Power Axe focused run in Monster Hunter World Iceborne.

Power Axe Mode for SA along with various Motion Value Buffs has made Axe Mode actually useful in Monster Hunter World Iceborne. The new axe fade slash, stronger upswings, better wild swings, and of course the extra Flinch Damage on Power Axe are all amazing improvements to Switch Axe.

This is only the first of our Switch Axe Combo Guides we’ll be putting out. Power Axe Runs are great for trip play and great for runs where you cannot run Sword Mode reliably. It’s also the best Switch Axe Playstyle to learn if you only want to learn 1 particular playstyle, it works great against every monster in the game.

2’18 Tigrex Wild Swings Only Meme Run+Analysis

So Wild Swings are very strong after the buffs in MHW Iceborne. So here’s a helicopter run with Switch Axes that never stop wild swinging.

We’re also going to do a full analysis of the process and decision making that went into the run 😀

Now Wild Swings are not as strong as sword mode, but very strong for axe mode in Monster Hunter World Iceborne. Arguably the strongest loopable switch axe combo on axe mode, but more on that in tomorrow’s video about Power Axe Combos for SA.

While this is definitely a fun meme run and 2’18 is a pretty decent time, this is not a speedrun. We aren’t really speedrunners anymore and this run could easily have been 25-35 seconds shorter if we really wanted to refine it and reset a LOT more.

But we only had 2.5 hours to get the run down and this was our Personal Best.

A huge thank you to Tony and Icon for joining us in this run!
They’re old friends of ours and it was really nice to hunt with them again 😀

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WHY SWITCH AXE IS SO GOOD in Iceborne! + Combos & Playstyles

Hope ya’ll are ready for me to GUSH over how good Switch Axe is in MHW Iceborne. And yes, time stamps for combos and playstyles are in the video for those of you who want to reference them.

I wouldn’t consider this a full switch axe tutorial or switch axe guide, it is one of if not the most complex weapon in the game. However we do have plans for a full MHW Iceborne Switch Axe Guide.

In the mean time enjoy this explanation of the different Playstyles along with a basic Switch Axe Combo Guide for each of these 4 distinct Switch Axe Playstyles.

Monster Hunter Math: Highest DPS Builds

Welcome to guide on how to make the highest damage builds in Monster Hunter World. This is the first in my Monster Hunter Math Series and will explain the importance of EFR or Effective Raw, which is what you look at when determining which build does the highest damage.

It is what speedrunners and optimizers like me look for when making builds. Out side of elemental weapons like bows and dual blades, but I will have a video in the near future on that topic.

If you’re wondering, how damage is calculated in Monster Hunter: World, be sure to check J&T’s guides to raw and elemental damage!

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