Welcome to the latest instalment in our Monster Hunter: World weapons crafting guide. This one focuses on the Lance, the weapon of choice for those of you that favour defense above all else.

With the Lance you'll generally keep your guard up at all times, prodding the monster with your big stick whenever the opportunity presents itself.

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

Lance

Ore Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Iron Lance I Iron Ore 184 0
Iron Lance II Iron Ore x 2 207 0
Iron Lance III Earth Crystal x 2 / Machalite Ore x 2 / Iron Ore x 5 230 0
Steel Lance I Dragonite Ore x 2 / Machalite Ore x 5 / Monster Bone M x 2 253 0
Steel Lance II Monster Bone+ x 2 / Dragonite Ore x 5 / Coral Crystal x 2 / Machalite Ore x 10 299 0
Steel Lance III Carbalite Ore x 8 / Dragonite Ore x 5 / Dragonvein Crystal x 2 322 1
Chrome Lance I Fucium Ore x 8 / Carbalite Ore x 5 / Dragonite Ore x 10 / Dragonvein Crystal x 3 368 1
Chrome Lance II Elder Dragon Blood x 2 / Firecell Stone / Carbalite Ore x 20 / Fucium Ore x 13 414 2

Nergigante Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Nergal Impaler Nergigante Carapace x 2 / Nergigante Regrowth Plate x 4 / ??? / ??? 460 1
Perdition's Hand Nergigante Gem / Nergigante Horn+ x 5 / Nergigante Talon x 5 / Xeno'jiiva Horn x 2 483 1

Legiana Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Glacial Lance I Legiana Claw x 3 / Legiana Scale x 4 / Frost Sac x 2 299 0
Glacial Lance II Legiana Plate / Legiana Claw x 4 / Legiana Tail Webbing x 3 / Paolumu Wing x 4 322 0
Legiana Halberd I Freezer Sac x 2 / Legiana Claw+ x 3 / Legiana Scale+ x 5 / Legiana Wing x 3 345 0
Legiana Halberd II Daora Claw+ x 2 / Legiana Claw+ x 5 / Legiana Gem / Legiana Hide+ x 3 368 0

Kulu-Ya-Ku Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Kulu Lance I Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale x 3 253 0
Kulu Lance II Radobaan Scale x 3 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume x 2 / Boulder Bone x 3 276 0
Kulu Lance III Odogaron Claw x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak x 2 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume x 4 / Warped Bone x 3 299 0
Kulu Hasta I Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x 3 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Hide+ x 4 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Scale+ x 6 345 0
Kulu Hasta II Brutal Bone x 3 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x 4 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x 3 / Odogaron Claw+ x 2 368 0
Kulu Hasta III Bird Wyvern Gem / Kulu-Ya-Ku Beak+ x 5 / Kulu-Ya-Ku Plume+ x 4 / Nergigante Talon x 2 391 0

Dodogama Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Gama Pilebunker I Dodogama Hide+ x 4 / Dodogama Scale+ x 6 / Dodogama Talon x 4 368 2
Gama Pilebunker II Dodogama Jaw x 4 / Dodogama Tail x 3 / Fire Dragon Scale+ x 4 / Wyvern Gem 391 2

Thunder Element Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Thunder Lance I Dragonite Ore x 5 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode / Tobi-Kadachi Claw x 2 / Electro Sac 276 0
Thunder Lance II Monster Bone+ x 2 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode x 2 / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane x 2 / Coral Crystal x 3 322 0
Lightning Spire I Carbalite Ore x 5 / Tobi-Kadachi Pelt+ x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Scale+ x 4 / Vespoid Innerwing x 3 368 1
Lightning Spire II Fucium Ore x 5 / Thunder Sac x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Membrane x 4 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ x 2 391 1
Lightning Spire III Elder Dragon Blood x 3 / Tobi-Kadachi Claw+ x 6 / Tobi-Kadachi Electrode+ x 4 / Wyvern Gem 414 1

Pukei-Pukei Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Blooming Lance I Pukei-Pukei Quill x 2 / Pukei-Pukei Scale x 3 / Poison Sac 230 0
Blooming Lance II Coral Crystal x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Sac x 2 / Pukei-Pukei Shell x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Tail 253 0
Blooming Lance III Monster Bone+ x 2 / Pukei-Pukei Quill x 4 / Pukei-Pukei Sac x 2 / Poison Sac x 2 299 0
Datura Pike I Pukei-Pukei Scale+ x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Wing x 2 / Toxin Sac x 2 / Quality Bone x 3 345 2
Datura Pike II Monster Hardbone x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Wing x 3 / Pukei-Pukei Carapace x 5 / Toxin Sac x 2 368 2
Datura Pike III Bird Wyvern Gem / Pukei-Pukei Sac+ x 4 / Pukei-Pukei Wing x 6 / Vaal Hazak Wing x 2 391 2

Rathalos Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Flame Lance I Rathalos Scale / Rathalos Webbing x 2 / Flame Sac x 2 / Rathalos Marrow 299 0
Flame Lance II Rathalos Scale x 6 / Rathalos Tail x 2 / Rathalos Plate / Inferno Sac x 3 322 1
Red Tail Rathalos Carapace x 4 / Rathalos Medulla / Rathalos Scale+ x 6 / Rathalos Wing x 2 391 1
Blue Tail Azure Rathalos Carapace x 4 / Azure Rathalos Scale+ x 6 / Azure Rathalos Wing x 3 / Rathalos Ruby 414 1
Blue Prominence Azure Rathalos Scale+ x 8 / Azure Rathalos Tail x 3 / Rathalos Ruby / Teostra Horn+ x 2 437 1

Bone Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Bone Lance I Monster Bone S 207 0
Bone Lance II Monster Bone S x 2 230 0
Bone Lance III Monster Bone M x 2 / Ancient Bone 253 0
Hard Bone Lance I Monster Bone L / Monster Bone M x 5 / Boulder Bone x 2 322 0
Hard Bone Lance II Monster Bone+ x 2 / Monster Bone L / Sturdy Bone x 4 345 0
Hard Bone Lance III Monster Keenbone x 2 / Monster Bone+ x2 / Quality Bone x 2 368 3
Heavy Bone Lance I Monster Hardbone x 4 / Monster Keenbone x 6 / Quality Bone x 10 391 1
Heavy Bone Lance II Elder Dragon Bone x 4 / Monster Hardbone x 6 / Quality Bone x 20 / Dragonbone Relic 437 1

Vaal Hazak Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Hazak Wächter Deceased Scale x 6 / Vaal Hazak Fang+ x 5 / Vaal Hazak Membrane x 4 / Vaal Hazak Talon x 4 437 1
Love's Sorrow Vaal Hazak Gem / Vaal Hazak Tail x 2 / Vaal Hazak Talon x 6 / Xeno'jiiva Veil x 3 460 1

Hornetaur Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Taurus Lance I Hornetaur Shell x 3 / Hornetaur Wing x 2 / Monster Fluid x 2 276 0
Taurus Lance II Odogaron Fang x 2 / Hornetaur Shell x 5 / Hornetaur Wing x 4 / Hornetaur Head x 2 299 0
Dark Stinger I Hornetaur Carapace x 5 / Hornetaur Innerwing x 4 / Monster Broth x 2 / Dragonvein Crystal x 3 322 1
Dark Stinger II Azure Rathalos Wing x 2 / Hornetaur Carapace x 5 / Hornetaur Innerwing x 4 / Novacrystal 345 1
Dark Stinger III Hornetaur Carapace x 8 / Hornetaur Innerwing x 6 / Vaal Hazak Fang+ x 3 / Wyvern Gem 368 1

Barroth Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Carapace Lance I Barroth Claw / Barroth Shell x 3 / Barroth Ridge x 2 253 0
Carapace Lance II Dragonite Ore x 3 / Barroth Claw x 2 / Barroth Tail / Kestodon Shell x 3 276 0
Carapace Lance III Diablos Shell x 3 / Barroth Claw x 4 / Barroth Scalp x 2 / Monster Bone+ x 3 345 0
Barroth Stinger I Barroth Carapace x 3 / Barroth Claw+ x 2 / Barroth Ridge+ x 2 / Kestodon Carapace x 5 391 1
Barroth Stinger II Barroth Carapace x 3 / Barroth Claw+ x 4 / Diablos Carapace x 3 / Gastodon Carapace x 5 437 2
Barroth Stinger III Barroth Claw+ x 5 / Barroth Ridge+ x 5 / Nergigante Horn+ / Wyvern Gem 460 2

Odogaron Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Garon Lance I Odogaron Claw x 2 / Odogaron Scale x 4 / Odogaron Fang x 2 299 0
Garon Lance II Quality Bone x 5 / Odogaron Claw x 2 / Odogaron Tail x 2 / Odogaron Plate 322 0
Garon Dhara I Odogaron Claw+ x 4 / Odogaron Fang+ x 3 / Odogaron Scale+ x 8 / Dragonbone Relic 345 0
Garon Dhara II Odogaron Claw+ x 6 / Odogaron Fang+ x 5 / Odogaron Gem / Teostra Claw+ x 2 391 0

Water Element Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Aqua Horn I Boulder Bone x 2 / Jyuratodus Shell / Jyuratodus Scale x 3 / Aqua Sac 253 0
Aqua Horn II Sturdy Bone x 5 / Jyuratodus Fin x 3 / Jyuratodus Fang x 2 / Gajau Skin x 3 276 0
Aqua Horn III Monster Bone+ x 2 / Jyuratodus Fang x 4 / Coral Bone x 2 / Gajau Whisker x 3 322 0
Water Spike I Quality Bone x 5 / Gajau Scale x 5 / Jyuratodus Carapace x 2 / Jyuratodus Scale+ x 3 345 1
Water Spike II Grand Gajau Whisker x 3 / Jyuratodus Fin+ x 4 / Monster Hardbone x 3 / Torrent Sac x 3 391 1
Water Spike III Elder Dragon Bone x 4 / Jyuratodus Fang+ x 5 / Jyuratodus Fin+ x 6 / Wyvern Gem 437 1

Dragonbone Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Dragonbone Lance I Ancient Bone x 5 / Boulder Bone x 5 / Coral Bone x 5 / Warped Bone x 5 230 0
Dragonbone Lance II Monster Bone+ x 6 / Monster Bone L x 8 / Sturdy Bone x 8 253 0
Dragonbone Lance III Brutal Bone x 4 / Elder Dragon Bone x 10 / Dragonbone Relic x 2 / Wyvern Gem 368 1

Bazelgeuse Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Rookslayer Lance Bazelgeuse Fuse x 4 / Bazelgeuse Scale+ x 5 / Bazelgeuse Talon x 3 / Firecell Stone 414 0
Bazel Myniad Rookslayer Bazelgeuse Gem / Bazelgeuse Talon x 4 / Bazelgeuse Wing x 4 / Xeno'jiiva Wing x 3 460 0

Kirin Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Thunderpike Kirin Thunderhorn x 3 / Kirin Hide x 3 / Kirin Tail / Lightcrystal 253 0
Thunderspear Kirin Azure Horn x 4 / Kirin Hide+ x 5 / Kirin Mane x 4 / Dragonvein Crystal x 5 345 0
Thunderpiercer Kirin Azure Horn x 6 / Kirin Thundertail x 3 / Xeno'jiiva Shell x 4 / Novacrystal x 2 368 0

Blacksteel Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Blacksteel Lance I Coral Crystal x 10 / Dragonvein Crystal x 10 / Earth Crystal x 10 / Lightcrystal 230 0
Blacksteel Lance II Firecell Stone / Fucium Ore x 5 / Carbalite Ore x 10 / Wyvern Gem 253 0
Icesteel Spear Daora Claw+ x 3 / Daora Tail x 2 / Daora Webbing x 4 / Nergigante Carapace x 5 391 1
Daora's Fang Daora Claw+ x 4 / Daora Gem / Daora Horn+ x 5 / Xeno'jiiva Wing x 2 414 1

Xeno'jiiva Tree

Weapons Materials Required Base Attack Jewel Slots
Xeno Zauta Xeno'jiiva Claw x 4 / Xeno'jiiva Gem / Xeno'jiiva Shell x 6 / Xeno'jiiva Tail x 2 391 2