The Water Element is an Elemental Effect which can be utilized offensively by both hunters and monsters. It uses the force of pressurized water to splash and buffet opponents and cause additional damage. Monsters that are capable of using the Water Element can be found in a wide variety of environments, although a large portion lead at least partially aquatic lives. Most monsters which utilize the Water Element can inflict the Waterblight status, which leaves opponents soaked and lowers their ability to sustain stamina consumption.
The Water Element can be infused into weapons to cause additional elemental damage. When a Water weapon strikes, it releases a splash of water into the wound, which can be extremely effective against certain monsters.