The Fire Element is an Elemental Effect which can be utilized offensively by both hunters and monsters. It uses the intense heat of flames to scorch opponents and cause additional damage. Monsters that are capable of using the Fire Element can be found in a wide variety of environments, as the fire is generally produced by their own bodies and does not come from the environment, but deserts and volcanoes are common habitats. Most monsters which utilize the Fire Element can inflict the Fireblight status, which gradually lowers health.
The Fire Element can be infused into weapons to cause additional elemental damage. When a fire weapon strikes, it releases a burst of flame into the wound, which can be extremely effective against certain monsters.