Welcome to the latest instalment in our Monster Hunter: World weapons crafting guide. This one focuses on the Insect Glaive, the weapon of choice for those that like to spend a ton of time airborne.

It's kind of like a staff from martial arts movies, crossed with some of the Horn's functionality. You can fire insects out to harvest from an enemy, then use that to buff yourself.

If that sounds like you, read on for our complete list of Switch Axes in the game, including all upgrade trees, and how to craft each one of them.

Insect Glaive

Ore Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Iron Blade I Iron Ore 248 0
Iron Blade II Iron Ore x 2 279 0
Iron Blade III Earth Crystal x 2 / Machalite Ore x 2 / Iron Ore x 5 310 0
Steel Blade I Dragonite Ore x 2 / Machalite Ore x 5 / Monster Bone M x 2 341 0
Steel Blade II Monster Bone+ x 2 / Dragonite Ore x 5 / Coral Crystal x 2 / Machalite Ore x 10 403 0
Steel Blade III Carbalite Ore x 8 / Dragonite Ore x 5 / Dragonvein Crystal x 2 434 3
Chrome Blade I Fucium Ore x 8 / Carbalite Ore x 5 / Dragonite Ore x 10 / Dragonvein Crystal x 3 496 1
Chrome Blade II Elder Dragon Blood x 2 / Fucium Ore x 13 / Carbalite Ore x 20 / Firecell Stone 558 2

Nergigante Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Nergal Reaper Nergigante Carapace x 2 / Nergigante Regrowth Plate x 4 / Nergigante Tail x 2 / Nergigante Talon x 3 620 1
Catastrophe's Light Nergigante Gem / Nergigante Horn+ x 5 / Nergigante Talon x 5 / Xeno'jiiva Horn x 2 651 1

Rathalos Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Flame Glaive I Rathalos Scale / Rathalos Webbing x 2 / Flame Sac x 2 / Rathalos Marrow 372 0
Flame Glaive II Rathalos Scale x 6 / Rathalos Tail x 2 / Rathalos Plate / Inferno Sac x 3 465 3
Rathmaul Rathalos Carapace x 4 / Rathalos Medulla / Rathalos Scale+ x 6 / Rathalos Wing x 2 527 1
Firedance Rathmaul Azure Rathalos Carapace x 4 / Azure Rathalos Scale+ x 6 / Azure Rathalos Wing x 3 / Rathalos Ruby 589 1

Kulu-Ya-Ku Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Kulu Blade I Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale x 3 310 0
Kulu Blade II Radobaan Scale x 3 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume x 2 / Boulder Bone x 3 341 0
Kulu Blade III Odogaron Claw x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume x 4 / Warped Bone x 3 434 0
Ya-Ku Wrath I Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x 3 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ x 4 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ x 6 465 0
Ya-Ku Wrath II Brutal Bone x 3 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x 4 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x 3 / Odogaron Claw+ x 2 496 0
Ya-Ku Wrath III Bird Wyvern Gem / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x 5 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x 4 / Nergigante Talon x 2 527 0

Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Luminous Blade I Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw x 2 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Scale x 3 372 0
Luminous Blade II Legiana Tail Webbing x 2 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw x 3 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore x 2 / Sharp Claw x 3 434 0
Destroyer Bo I Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ x 3 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore+ / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Scale+ x 5 / Lightcrystal 496 1
Destroyer Bo II Legiana Wing x 2 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ x 4 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ x 4 / Piercing Claw x 5 527 1
Destroyer Bo III Bird Wyvern Gem / Daora Webbing x 2 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Claw+ x 5 / Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Photophore+ x 3 558 1

Ice Element Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Frost Blade I Legiana Claw x 3 / Legiana Scale x 4 / Frost Sac x 2 / Coral Crystal x 3 434 0
Frost Blade II Carbalite Ore x 5 / Legiana Tail Webbing x 2 / Legiana Webbing x 3 / Shamos Scale+ x 5 465 3
Freeze Gale I Freezer Sac x 3 / Fucium Ore x 5 / Legiana Scale+ x 5 / Legiana Wing x 3 496 2
Freeze Gale II Elder Dragon Blood x 3 / Legiana Claw+ x 5 / Legiana Hide+ x 3 / Wyvern Gem 527 2

Pukei-Pukei Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Blooming Glaive I Pukei-Pukei Quill x 2 / Pukei-Pukei Scale x 3 / Poison Sac 310 0
Blooming Glaive II Coral Crystal x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Sac x 2 / Pukei-Pukei Shell x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Tail 341 0
Blooming Glaive III Monster Bone+ x 2 / Pukei-Pukei Quill x 4 / Pukei-Pukei Sac x 2 / Poison Sac x 2 403 0
Datura Blade I Pukei-Pukei Scale+ x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Wing x 2 / Toxin Sac x 2 / Quality Bone x 3 465 3
Datura Blade II Monster Hardbone x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Wing x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Carapace x 5 / Toxin Sac x 2 496 2
Datura Blade III Bird Wyvern Gem / Pukei-Pukei Sac+ x 4 / Pukei-Pukei Wing x 6 / Vaal Hazak Wing x 2 527 2

Dodogama Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Gama Cane I Dodogama Hide+ x 4 / Dodogama Scale+ x 6 / Dodogama Talon x 4 496 2
Gama Cane II Dodogama Jaw x 4 / Dodogama Tail x 3 / Fire Dragon Scale+ x 4 / Wyvern Gem 527 2

Bone Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Bone Rod I Monster Bone S 279 0
Bone Rod II Monster Bone S x 2 310 0
Bone Rod III Monster Bone M x 2 / Ancient Bone 341 0
Hard Bone Rod I Monster Bone L / Monster Bone M x 5 / Boulder Bone x 2 434 0
Hard Bone Rod II Monster Bone+ x 2 / Monster Bone L / Sturdy Bone x 4 465 0
Hard Bone Rod III Monster Keenbone x 2 / Monster Bone+ x 2 / Quality Bone x 2 496 3
Aerial Rod I Monster Hardbone x 4 / Monster Keenbone x 6 / Quality Bone x 10 527 1
Aerial Rod II Elder Dragon Bone x 4 / Monster Hardbone x 6 / Quality Bone x 20 / Dragonbone Relic 589 1

Vaal Hazak Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Hazak Entoma I Deceased Scale x 6 / Vaal Hazak Fang+ x 5 / Vaal Hazak Membrane x 4 / Vaal Hazak Talon x 4 589 1
Hazak Entoma II Vaal Hazak Gem / Vaal Hazak Tail x 2 / Vaal Hazak Talon x 6 / Xeno'jiiva Veil x 3 620 1

Anjanath Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Flammenkaefer Anjanath Fang x 2 / Anjanath Scale x 3 / Anjanath Pelt x 2 / Flame Sac 403 0
Flammenkaefer+ Anjanath Fang+ x 4 / Anjanath Scale+ x 5 / Inferno Sac x 3 / Anjanath Plate 558 0
Gnashing Flammenkaefer Anjanath Gem / Anjanath Pelt+ x 4 / Anjanath Nosebone+ x 2 / Vaal Hazak Fang+ x 5 651 0

Water Element Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Aqua Rod I Boulder Bone x 2 / Jyuratodus Shell / Jyuratodus Scale x 3 / Aqua Sac 341 0
Aqua Rod II Sturdy Bone x 5 / Jyuratodus Fin x 3 / Jyuratodus Fang x 2 / Gajau Skin x 3 372 0
Aqua Rod III Monster Bone+ x 2 / Jyuratodus Fang x 4 / Coral Bone x 2 / Gajau Whisker x 3 434 0
Water Glaive I Quality Bone x 5 / Gajau Scale x 5 / Jyuratodus Carapace x 2 / Jyuratodus Scale+ x 3 465 1
Water Glaive II Grand Gajau Whisker x 3 / Jyuratodus Fin+ x 4 / Monster Hardbone x 3 / Torrent Sac x 3 527 1
Water Glaive III Elder Dragon Bone x 4 / Jyuratodus Fang+ x 5 / Jyuratodus Fin+ x 6 / Wyvern Gem 589 1

Diablos Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Diablos Rod I Twisted Horn / Diablos Fang x 2 / Diablos Shell x 4 / Monster Bone+ x 3 496 0
Diablos Rod II Monster Keenbone x 4 / Diablos Ridge x 4 / Diablos Tailcase x 2 / Diablos Marrow 620 3
Tyrannis Glaive I Blos Medulla / Diablos Carapace x 6 / Diablos Ridge+ x 5 / Majestic Horn x 3 682 1
Tyrannis Glaive II Black Diablos Carapace x 4 / Black Spiral Horn+ x 3 / Nergigante Horn+ x 2 / Wyvern Gem 713 1

Tobi-Kadachi Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Pulsar Rod I Tobi-Kadachi Claw / Tobi-Kadachi Scale x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Pelt x 2 341 0
Pulsar Rod II Tobi-Kadachi Electrode x 2 / Tobi-Kadachi Claw x 3 372 0
Pulsar Rod III Monster Bone+ x 2 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode x 2 / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane x 2 / Warped Bone x 2 434 0
Kadachi Pillar I Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Pelt+ x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Scale+ x 4 / Dragonvein Crystal x 3 465 1
Kadachi Pillar II Majestic Horn x 2 / Thunder Sac x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ x 4 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ x 2 527 1
Kadachi Pillar III Nergigante Talon x 2 / Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ x 6 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ x 4 / Wyvern Gem 558 1

Odogaron Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Garon Rod I Odogaron Claw x 2 / Odogaron Scale x 4 / Odogaron Fang x 2 403 0
Garon Rod II Quality Bone x 5 / Odogaron Claw x 2 / Odogaron Tail x 2 / Odogaron Plate 434 0
Temptation's Trident Odogaron Claw+ x 4 / Odogaron Fang+ x 3 / Odogaron Scale+ x 8 / Dragonbone Relic 465 1
Vice Odogaron Claw+ x 6 / Odogaron Fang+ x 5 / Odogaron Gem / Teostra Claw+ x 2 496 1

Dragonbone Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Dragonbone Glaive I Ancient Bone x 5 / Boulder Bone x 5 / Coral Bone x 5 / Warped Bone x 5 310 0
Dragonbone Glaive II Monster Bone+ x 6 / Monster Bone L x 8 / Sturdy Bone x 8 341 0
Dragonbone Glaive III Brutal Bone x 4 / Elder Dragon Bone x 10 / Dragonbone Relic x 2 / Wyvern Gem 496 2

Kirin Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Indigo Flash Kirin Thunderhorn x 3 / Kirin Hide x 3 / Kirin Tail / Lightcrystal 341 0
Azure Bolt Kirin Azure Horn x 4 / Kirin Hide+ x 5 / Kirin Mane x 4 / Dragonvein Crystal x 5 434 0
Verdant Levin Kirin Azure Horn x 6 / Kirin Thundertail x 3 / Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4 / Novacrystal x 2 496 0

Blacksteel Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Blacksteel Glaive I Coral Crystal x 10 / Dragonvein Crystal x 10 / Earth Crystal x 10 / Lightcrystal 310 0
Blacksteel Glaive II Firecell Stone / Fucium Ore x 5 / Carbalite Ore x 10 / Wyvern Gem 341 0
Daora's Entom Daora Claw+ x 3 / Daora Tail x 2 / Daora Webbing x 4 / Nergigante Carapace x 5 527 1
Daora's Tethidine Daora Claw+ x 4 / Daora Gem / Daora Horn+ x 5 / Xeno'jiiva Wing x 2 558 1

Xeno'jiiva Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Xeno Shmaena Xeno'jiiva Claw x 4 / Xeno'jiiva Gem / Xeno'jiiva Shell x 6 / Xeno'jiiva Tail x 2 558 2