Any tips on weapons best at dps or best overall? I rather try to master a weapon I'll still use later in the game versus flip flopping around.
I’m not really sure which weapon is the the best overall for DPS. I just tryed them all in training mode and quickly narrowed it down to 3 weapons which were the Insect Glaive, bow and duel blades. After that I tryed all of those on proper quest and then narrowed it down to 1, the Insect Glaive. It’s got a low damage compared to other weapons but hits fairly fast and I’ve always preferred agile quick combat style so it fits it nicely and it also felt the most comfortable for me when in fight.
my advice would be just choose the one that feels best for you. You’ll get plenty of upgrades and you’ll have various different types of that weapon in the end. For example I have four Insect Glaives now; an Ice one , thunder one, fire one and poison one, depending what I’m hunting I’ll take the one with the element that the monster is weakest too.
So far, I like the hammer, long sword, bow and like you, the insect glaive. I think I'll end up using the hammer or glaive late in the game.
The hammer's combos, damage, charged attack mechanics and being able to roll is what I like about it. Only thing is that I'll have to learn the monsters' behaviors and patterns to maximize the potential of that weapon since it doesn't have much reach and it's slow.
I really like the wide attacks/reach, speed, mobility and being able to string combos with the glaive. I probably won't use the aerial attacks all that much. Getting used to using the bug in combat is gonna be fun.