How to Change Your Kinsect and What They Do in Monster Hunter World
The kinsect is a special feature of the insect glaive weapon type in Monster Hunter World, and it provides an assortment of buffs and debuffs, like healing and poison effects. You’ll see an option for nurturing a kinsect at the smithy, but you won’t be able to do anything with this feature unless you’re using the insect glaive.
To change your kinsect in Monster Hunter World, you can go to the smithy to nurture a kinsect and adjust your equipment from there, or you could just manage it from your room or item box instead. At the start, you’ll be able to choose between two types of kinsects. One of them will deal poison damage to monsters, while the other one will give you some extra healing if you need it. In battle, you can summon it by holding down the R2 button (RT on Xbox One) and pressing the triangle button (Y on Xbox One). You can then recall it back to you by holding down R2 and pressing the circle button (B on Xbox One).
Learning how to use your kinsect effectively is the key to mastering the insect glaive, so practice with it before going out on a quest in Monster Hunter World.
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