I play with the Insect Glaive quite a bit and I'm stuck with the default Kinsects. Any idea as to how to get new Kinsects?

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You can purchase, upgrade, and change the element of Kinsects the same way you would craft and upgrade weapons, at the smithy.

Kinsects have two trees, or "lineages", starting from either the Mauldrone, which deals blunt damage, or the Culldrone, which deals cutting damage. These trees are revealed as you obtain the required items, just like weapon trees.

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    So do I need to upgrade my current kinsects in order to unlock more from the kinsects tree? Commented Feb 5, 2018 at 10:27
  • You need to upgrade Kinsects in order to then continue to upgrade to the higher tiers, but the tiers themselves are unlocked by Story progression, not by crafting better kinsects.
    – SGR
    Commented Aug 29, 2018 at 8:11

Each base kinsect has an upgrade tree similar to other weapons. As you upgrade it you will eventually have to choose a branch to continue on, and many of these drastically change the look and damage your kinsect does.

  • This doesn't provide any new information Commented Feb 10, 2018 at 21:01

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