In Monster Hunter World, when you mount a monster, you have 3 main options; Attack, Brace and Move. My understanding of these three are as follows:
- Attack stabs the monster with a knife, doing very minimal damage (1 damage per hit!).
- Brace prevents your stamina from depleting whilst they try to shake you off.
- Move allows you to move between the head, body and tail of the monster in order to avoid their attacks against you (i.e trying to bite you whilst you are on it's back or tail). With the insect glaive (and perhaps other weapons - untested), this deals a considerable amount more damage than simply attacking.
I can access the toppling special move using either Attack or Move, so I don't believe the Attack command is necessary for that.
Why would anyone use the Attack option whilst mounting? Is there an advantage to using it?