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This is a list of all 14 Weapons in Monster Hunter rise. Check here for a breakdown of all available weapon types, controls and skills in MH Rise.

Weapon Type Guides
Weapons Page Banner.pngWeapons and Weapon Types Weapon Tier ListWeapon Type Tier List Builds for Each Weapon.pngBuilds for Each Weapon Type

List of Weapons and Weapon Type Guides

Melee Weapon Guides

Melee Weapons
Great Sword Icon.jpegGreat Sword Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Long Sword Icon.jpegLong Sword Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Sword & Shield Icon.jpegSword and Shield Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Dual Blades Icon.jpegDual Blades Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Hammer Icon.jpegHammer Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Hunting Horn Icon.jpegHunting Horn Trees & Full List How to Use (Melodies and Effects) Best Builds
Lance Icon.jpegLance Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Gunlance Icon.jpegGunlance Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Switch Axe Icon.jpegSwitch Axe Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Charge Blade Icon.jpegCharge Blade Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Insect Glaive Icon.jpegInsect Glaive Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Kinsect Icon.pngKinsects Kinsect Tree and Complete Kinsect List

Ranged Weapon Guides

Ranged Weapons
Bow Icon.jpegBows Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Light Bowgun Icon.jpegLight Bowguns Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Heavy Bowgun Icon.jpegHeavy Bowguns Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds

All Monster Weapons

Aknosom.png
Aknosom
Almudron.pngAlmudron
Anjanath.png
Anjanath
Arzuros.pngArzuros
Barioth.png
Barioth
Barroth.png
Barroth
Basarios.png
Basarios
Bazelgeuse.pngBazelgeuse
Bishaten.png
Bishaten
Chameleos.pngChameleos Crimson Glow Valstrax.pngCrimson Glow Valstrax
Diablos.png
Diablos
Goss Harag.png
Goss Harag
Great Baggi.png
Great Baggi
Great Izuchi.pngGreat Izuchi
Great Wroggi.png
Great Wroggi
Jyuratodus.png
Jyuratodus
Khezu.png
Khezu
Kulu-Ya-Ku.png
Kulu-Ya-Ku
Kushala Daora.pngKushala Daora
Lagombi.png
Lagombi
Magnamalo.pngMagnamalo Mizutsune.pngMizutsune
Nargacuga.png
Nargacuga
Narwa the Allmother.pngNarwa the Allmother
Pukei-Pukei.png
Pukei-Pukei
Rajang.png
Rajang
Rakna-Kadaki.png
Rakna-Kadaki
Rathalos.png
Rathalos
Rathian.pngRathian
Royal Ludroth.png
Royal Ludroth
Somnacanth.png
Somnacanth
Teostra.pngTeostra
Tetranadon.png
Tetranadon
Thunder Serpent Narwa.png
Thunder Serpent Narwa
Tigrex.png
Tigrex
Tobi-Kadachi.png
Tobi-Kadachi
Volvidon.png
Volvidon
Wind Serpent Ibushi.png
Wind Serpent Ibushi
Zinogre.png
Zinogre

New Weapons in MHRise

No New Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise)

Monster Hunter Rise - Weapons in MHrise.png

While we would love to see more weapons in MHRise, there are currently no announcements about new weapons in the game. The addition doesn't seem likely at this point, but we're keeping our eyes peeled in future DLCs!

It might be hard to imagine new weapons added into the roster, but some weapons existed in spin-off Monster Hunter games that never made it into the main games. There was the Tonfa, the Magnet Spike, the Accel Axe, and the Medium Bowgun.

Which Weapon Would You Like to See in MH Rise?

All Weapon Controls and Switch Skills

All 14 Weapons received an overhaul with the introduction of Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Check out a quick overview here!

Weapons Directory
▼ Great Sword ▼ Long Sword ▼ Sword and Shield ▼ Dual Blades
▼ Hammer ▼ Hunting Horn ▼ Lance ▼ Gunlance
▼ Switch Axe ▼ Charge Blade ▼ Insect Glaive ▼ Bow
▼ Light Bowgun ▼ Heavy Bowgun

Great Sword Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Title Card.png

Great Sword Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Vertical Slash
Charge
Buttons X.png
Charge Slash
Buttons Y.png
Sideward Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Upward Slash
While Charging
Buttons A.png
Tackle
Button zR.png
Guard
In the air Button zR.png
Falling Thrust
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Hunting Edge
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Power Sheathe

Useful Combos
True Charged Slash Combo
Charged Slash
Buttons X.png
(Hold)
Strong Charged Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
(Hold)
Strong Wide Slash
Buttons A.png
True Charged Slash
Buttons X.png
(Hold)
Forward Lunging Attack Combo
Wide Sweep
Buttons A.png
Tackle
Buttons A.png
Leaping Wide Slash
Buttons A.png
Stationary Combo
Wide Sweep
Buttons A.png
Rising Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png

Great Sword Switch Skills

Guard Tackle

Switched With Controls
Tackle
Buttons A.png
while charging
Description
A forward-dashing attack using the flat side of the blade. More cumbersome that your standard tackle, but strong and allows you to guard.

Rage Slash

Switched With Controls
True Charge Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Change direction using L Analog while charging.
Description
Strike from a unique stance. Not as powerful that True Charge Slash but when met with an attack, Rage Slash will increase its damage.

Adamant Charged Slash

Switched With Controls
Hunting Edge
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Description
Uses a Wirebug to dash forward, and deliver a Strong Charged Slash. Has knockback protection as you dash forth.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Long Sword Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Long Sword Title Card.png

Long Sword Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Vertical Slash
Buttons A.png
Thrust
While Attacking
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Directional Fade Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Fade Slash
Button zR.png
Spirit Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Foresight Slash
Button zR.png+
Buttons B.png
Special Sheathe
While in Special Sheathe
Buttons X.png
Iai Slash
While in Special Sheathe Button zR.png
Iai Spirit Slash
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Soaring Kick
After Soaring Kick hits Button zR.png
Helmbreaker/Falling Thrust
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Serene Pose

Useful Combos
Basic Combo
Step Slash
Buttons X.png
Overhead Slash
Buttons X.png
Thrust
Buttons X.png
Rising Slash
Buttons X.png
Spirit Blade Combo (Needs Spirit Gauge)
Spirit Blade I
Button zR.png
Spirit Blade II
Button zR.png
Spirit Blade III
Button zR.png
Spirit Blade Roundslash
Button zR.png
Fade Slash Combo (Needs Spirit Gauge)
Fade Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Spirit Jumping Slash
Button zR.png
Spirit Blade III
Button zR.png
Spirit Roundslash
Button zR.png
Spacial Sheathe Combo 1
Step Slash
Buttons X.png
Special Sheathe
Button zR.png +
Buttons B.png
Iai Slash
Buttons X.png
Spirit Blade II
Button zR.png
Special Sheathe Combo 2
Step Slash
Buttons X.png
Foresight Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Spirit Roundslash
Button zR.png +
Buttons B.png
Foresight Slash Combo (When Successful)
Step Slash
Buttons X.png
Foresight Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Spirit Roundslash
Button zR.png

Long Sword Switch Skills

Drawn Double Slash

Switched With Controls
Drawn Double Slash
Buttons X.png

(Draw weapon while sheathed)
Description
A drawn attack that unleashes two attacks in a row. You can absorb attacks while moving forward and this move can be comboed with R to go straight to Spirit Blade II!

Spirit Reckoning Combo

Monster Hunter Rise - Spirit Reckoning Combo.gif
Switched With Controls
Spirit Roundslash Combo
Button zR.png after Spirit Blade II
Description
Changes into a Spirit Blade at the third strike. Drives forward using Dividing Slash then finishes with the Spirit Reckining combo. Difficult to pull off, but has high damage.

Silkbind Sakura Slash

Switched With Controls
Soaring Kick
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Description
A whirlwind-like attack, dashing past the target with a Wirebug. Increases the Spirit Gauge by 1.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Sword and Shield Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Sword and Shield Title Card.png

Sword and Shield Guide: Combos, Controls, and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Chop
Buttons A.png
Lateral Slash
Left Analog.png
Buttons A.png
Shield Attack
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Advancing Slash
Button zR.png Guard
Button zR.png+
Buttons A.png
Guard Slash
During a combo,
Left Analog.png
Buttons A.png
Backstep
During a backstep, hold
Buttons A.png
Charged Slash
After a backstep
Buttons X.png
Leaping Slash
After a Leaping Slash or Guard Slash
Buttons X.png
Perfect Rush
Button zR.png
Buttons Y.png
Use Item
Buttons zL.png
Buttons X.png
Falling Shadow
Buttons zL.png
Buttons A.png
Windmill

Useful Combos
Basic Combo
Chop
Buttons X.png
Side Slash
Buttons X.png
Lateral Slash
Buttons A.png
Return Stroke
Buttons A.png
Powerful Combo
Lateral Slash
Buttons A.png
Return Stroke
Buttons A.png
Spinning Rising Slash
Buttons A.png
Spinning Reaper
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Monster-Stunning Combo
Shield Attack
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons A.png
Shield Bash
Buttons A.png
Hard Bash
Buttons A.png
Charged Slash Combo
Chop
Buttons X.png
Charged Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons A.png
( ↓ Analog and Hold A)
Hit Monster Jump Slash
Buttons X.png
Falling Bash
Buttons A.png

Sword and Shield Switch Skills

Drill Slash Combo

Switched With Controls
Hard Basher Combo
Buttons A.png
after a Shield Bash
Description
A derivative of the Shield Slam that converts Thrust to a Drill Slash. Basically a multi-hit attack with great potential when combined with an elemental weapon.

Sliding Slash

Switched With Controls
Advancing Slash Draw Attack when sheathed.
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
when unsheathed.

Pressing A while sliding changes attack to Jumping Rising Slash.
Description
A sliding attack that slashes the target twice. High reach but no ability to turn. Allows for follow up jumping attack.

Metsu Shoryugeki

Switched With Controls
Windmill
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
A jumping Wirebug attack that uses the shield to uppercut the target. Can perform a Guard at the start and can finish off with a Falling Bash.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 2

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Dual Blades Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Dual Blades Title Card.png

Dual Blades Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Double Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons X.png
Double Slash Return Stroke
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons X.png
Circle Slash
Buttons A.png
Lunging Strike
Buttons A.png
+
Buttons A.png
Roundslash
Button zR.png Demon Mode
Buttons ZL.png
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Piercing Bind
Buttons ZL.png
Buttons A.png
Silkbind Attack: Shrouded Vault

Demon Mode Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Demon Fangs
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons X.png
Twofold Demon Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons X.png
Sixfold Demon Slash
Buttons A.png
Demon Flurry Rush
Button zR.png Demon Mode Cancel
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Blade Dance (Demon Mode)
Demon Mode (in the air or on a ledge) +
Buttons A.png
Midair Spinning Blade Dance

Archdemon Mode Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Demon Fangs
Buttons A.png
Demon Flurry Rush
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Demon Flurry I (Press again for II and III)

Useful Combos
Basic Combo
Double Slash
Buttons X.png
Double Slash
Return Stroke
Buttons X.png
Circle Slash
Buttons X.png
Demon Mode Combo
Demon Fangs
Buttons X.png
Twofold Demon Slash
Buttons X.png
Sixfold Demon Slash
Buttons X.png
Blade Dance
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Stationary Combo
Lunging Strike
Buttons A.png
Spinning Slash
Buttons A.png
Double Slash
Buttons X.png
Lunging Strike
Buttons A.png
Archdemon Mode Combo
Demon Flurry I
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Demon Flurry II
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Demon Flurry III
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png

Dual Blades Switch Skills

Demon Flight

Switched With Controls
Demon Flurry Rush
Buttons A.png
while in Demon Mode

Draw attack while in Archdemon Mode. Press A while in Archdemon Mode.
Description
An attack performed by slamming down both blades. A successful hit vaults you into the air, slicing your target as you spin upwards. Effective against monsters with weakpoints high above.

Feral Demon Mode

Switched With Controls
Demon Mode
Press Button zR.png to enter Feral Demon Mode
Description
A more offernsive verson of Demon mode. You switch to an attack-focused stance, dealing slashing attacks when dodging.

Tower Vault

Switched With Controls
Piercing Bind
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Description
Launches a Wirebug upwards and pulls you into the air. Does not deal any damage but allows you to execute aerial combos with the Dual Blades.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Hammer Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Hammer Title Card.png

Hammer Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action

Overhead Smash
Upswing
Buttons A.png
Side Smash
Button zR.png Charge
(release while Charge Lv 1)Button zR.png Charged Side Blow
(release while Charge Lv 2)Button zR.png Charged Upswing
(release while Charge Lv 3)Button zR.png Charged Big Bang
(release while Charge Lv 3)
Left Analog.png
+ Button zR.png
Spinning Bludgeon
(while charging)
Buttons A.png
Charge Switch
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Impact Crater

Useful Combos
Basic Combo
Overhead Smash I
Buttons X.png
Overhead Smash I
Buttons X.png
Upswing
Buttons X.png
Charged Side Blow Combo
Charged Side Blow
Button zR.png(Hold)
Charged Follow-up
Buttons X.png
Overhead Smash I
Buttons X.png
Monster Stunning Combo
Charge II
Button zR.png(Hold)
Side Smash
Buttons A.png
Overhead Smash II
Buttons X.png
Upswing
Buttons X.png
Spinning Bludgeon Follow-Ups
(release Button zR.pngat charge level 3 while moving)
Charge
Button zR.png(Hold)
Spinning Bludgeon
Button L.png+Button zR.png
(Hold)
Spinning Side Smash
Buttons X.png
during first spin
Spinning Follow-up
Buttons X.png
2nd to 3rd spin
Spinning Strong Upswing
Buttons X.png
4th to 5th spin

Hammer Switch Skills

Water Strike

Switched With Controls
Side Smash
Press
Buttons A.png
as you are about to be hit.
If successful, press A or X to follow-up with an upswing.
Description
Attack that allows you to absorb an enemy attack. Perform before getting hit to negate the damage. Can be followed-up by an upswing hammer attack.

Dash Breaker

Switched With Controls
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Hold zR to charge before launching the attack.
Description
Forward rush using Wirebugs. Enemy attack damage is negated while launching forward!
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Charge Switch: Courage

Switched With Controls
Charge Switch: Strength
Press
Buttons A.png
while charging.
Press again to disengage.
Charge level increases to maximum when diengaged.
Description
Decreases charging levels, but allows you to follow from one charge into another more quickly.

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Hunting Horn Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Hunting Horn Title Card.png

Hunting Horn Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Left Swing
Buttons A.png
Right Swing
Buttons X.png
Buttons A.png
Backwards Strike
Button zR.png Perform
Button zR.png
Buttons X.png
Magnificent Trio
Button zR.png
after Slide Beat or Magnificent Trio
Infernal Melody
Buttons zL.png
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Slide Beat
Buttons zL.png
Buttons A.png
Silkbind Attack: Earthshaker

Useful Combos
Stationary Combo
Right Swing
Buttons A.png
Left Swing
Buttons X.png
Right Swing
Buttons A.png
Slide Roll
(Left/Right)
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons B.png
Forward-Moving Combo
Slide Roll
(Left/Right)
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Double Swing
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Crush
Buttons A.png
Overhead Smash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Magnificent Trio Combo
Right Swing
Buttons A.png
Left Swing
Buttons X.png
Overhead Smash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Magnificent Trio
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png

Hunting Horn Switch Skills

Melodic Slap

Switched With Controls
Overhead Smash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Description
Swings the Hunting Horn around once, generating a forwards Sonic Smash. Low damage output but effective at stunning.

Melody Mode: Echo

Switched With Controls
Melody Mode: Performance
Press Button zR.png after lining up notes.
Description
An action that affects invigorating melodies. Generates a melody effect from the Staff using zR, while boosting your own abilities. A mode focused on applying various melody effects.

Bead of Resonance

Switched With Controls
Earthshaker
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
Places a Wirebug cocoon on the ground. If the same hunter generates melody effects, the effect also appears around the cocoon, as does as a Sonic Wave that damages monsters near it.
Only one cocoon can be placed at a time.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 2

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Lance Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Lance Title Card.png

Lance Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Mid Thrust
Buttons A.png
High Thrust
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Wide Sweep
Button zR.png +
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Guard Dash
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Dash Attack
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Counter-thrust
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Twin Vine (Kunai Jab)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons B.png
Twin Vine (Launch while guarding)
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Anchor Rage

Useful Combos
Basic Combo
Mid Thrust I
Buttons X.png
Mid Thrust II
Buttons X.png
Mid Thrust III
Buttons X.png
Backstep
Buttons B.png
Closing Attacks While Guarding
Guard Dash
Button zR.png +
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Leaping Thrust
Buttons A.png
Mid Thrust II
Buttons X.png
Mid Thrust III
Buttons X.png
Endless Thrusting Combo
Cancel Thrust
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
High Thrust I
Buttons A.png
High Thrust II
Buttons A.png
Cancel Thrust
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png

Lance Switch Skills

Spiral Thrust

Switched With Controls
Anchor Rage
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
Two-step maneuver to counterattack. Uses the shield to parry then uses Wirebugs to pull you forward. Use this to confuse your targets and let out a flurry of strikes.
Reposition using the Left Analog after the first dash or halt altogether.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Shield Charge

Switched With Controls
Dash Attack
Hold Button zR.png, press
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Press X to perform a Shield Bash then A lead into a Leaping Thrust
Description
A charging attack with the shield up. Can only dash for a limited amount of time while fending off attacks with the shield. Crashing into a monster deals shield-based blunt damage.

Insta-Block

Switched With Controls
Guard
Press Button zR.png right as you're about to be hit.
After a successful Insta-Block, pressing X will lead into a Cross Sweep.
Description
Swings your shield in an arch to parry attacks. Time your guard just before a monster hits you to follow-up with a Cross Slash. Great for countering right after blocking.

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Gunlance Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Title Card.png

Gunlance Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Lateral Thrust
Buttons A.png
Shelling
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
Charged Shelling
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Rising Slash
After Rising Slash,
Buttons X.png
Overhead Smash
After Overhead Smash,
Buttons X.png
Wide Sweep
Button zR.png Guard
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
Guard Thrust
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Reload
After an attack,
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Quick Reload
Button B.png
Backstep
After Overhead Smash,
Buttons A.png

After Hail Cutter,
Buttons A.png
Full Burst
After Wide Sweep,
Buttons X.png
or
Buttons A.png

After 2 Shelling,
Buttons A.png

After Full Burst,
Buttons A.png

After Guard Edge,
Buttons A.png

Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
then
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Wyrmstake Cannon
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Wyvern's Fire
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Hail Cutter
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Guard Edge

Useful Combos
Basic Combo
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Burst Fire Combo
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Strong Combo
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
toButton zR.png+
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png

Gunlance Switch Skills

Blast Dash

Switched With Controls
Charged Shelling
Hold
Buttons A.png
, and release when charged

Can be performed mid-air using
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
Uses recoil to travel far. Aims the Gunlance backwards then launches forward to close in the target. It is possible to use Blast Dash again while hurtling!

Ground Splitter

Switched With Controls
Hail Cutter
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Description
Scrapes the ground while slashing upwards. Increases shell, Wyrmstake Shot, and Wyvern Fire damage temporarily.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
Wirebug Cost: 1

Guard Reload

Switched With Controls
Quick Reload
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
Has a Guard at the start of the reload to. Reloads both the shells and the Wyrmstake Cannon but only reloads less shells than normal Reload.

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Switch Axe Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Switch Axe Title Card.png

Switch Axe Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Overhead Slash
(Rapidly Press)
Buttons A.png
Wild Swing
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Rising Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Forward Slash
Button zR.png Morph/Reload
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Invincible Gambit
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Switch Charger

Sword Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Overhead Slash
Buttons A.png
Double Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Element Discharge
Button zR.png Morph

Useful Combos
Axe Combo:
Forward Slash to Overhead Slash to Side Slash to end with Rising Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
Sword Combo:
X Slash Combo to A Slash Combo To Element Discharge to end with Element Discharge Finisher
Buttons X.png
x3 to
Buttons A.png
x2 to
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
to(rapid press)
Buttons X.png

Switch Axe Switch Skills

Forward Overhead Slash

Switched With Controls
Forward Slash
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons X.png
Description
A lunging attack performed by winding up the axe and smashing it down. Difficult to pull off but delivers good damage. A subsequent Sword Mode attack will turn into a Double Slash.

Compressed Finishing Discharge

Switched With Controls
Finishing Discharge
Buttons X.png
after Finishing Discharge
Description
Puts you in a knockdown-resistant state and delivers a swift strike accompanied by an elemental explosion. The Activation Gauge has no effect on this action.

Soaring Wyvern Blade

Switched With Controls
Invincible Gambit
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
After jumping up, press X to perform a Forward Slash.
Description
Launches you in the air while ending with a Forward Slash in midair. If Forward Slash connects, an explosion occurs.
Wirebug Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Charge Blade Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Charge Blade Title Card.png

Charge Blade Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Sword Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Weak Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Forward Slash
(during a combo)
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons A.png
Fade Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
Morph Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Charge
Button zR.png Guard
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
Charged Double Slash
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons X.png
Morphing Advance
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Counter Peak Performance

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Rising Slash
Buttons A.png
Element Discharge
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Amped Element Discharge
Button zR.png Morphed Slash

Useful Combos

Sword Combos

Forward Slash to Return Stroke to end with Spinning Slash
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
Charged Double Slash to Shield Thrust to Amped Element Discharge to end with Element Boost Spinning Slash
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
to Button zR.png
Charged Double Slash While CHarging to Condensed Element Slash
(Hold)
Buttons A.png
to Button zR.png+
Buttons A.png
to (Hold)
Buttons A.png

Axe Combos

Dash Slam to Element Discharge II end to Amped Element Discharge
Button L.png+
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons A.png
Rising Slash to Element Discharge II
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons A.png

Charge Blade Switch Skills

Condensed Spinning Slash

Switched With Controls
Condensed Element Slash
Hold
Buttons X.png
while charging

Release
Buttons X.png
at the right time
Description
Activates the Element Regeneration system while charging. The shield rotates and acts as a spinning saw blade. Switches the weapon to Axe mode and turns energy into phials.

Counter Morph Slash

Switched With Controls
Morph Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons X.png
in Sword Mode
Button zR.png in Sword Mode
Description
A more defense-focused switching attack with a longer blocking effect. If successful, the follow-up Element Discharge Slash's damage increases.

Axe Hopper

Switched With Controls
Counter Peak Performance
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
Slam the Axe overhead, using recoil and Ironsilk to propel you to the air. While airborne, you can execute a Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED).
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Insect Glaive Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Insect Glaive Title Card.png

Insect Glaive Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons X.png
Rising Slash Combo
Buttons A.png
Wide Sweep
Button zR.png
Buttons X.png
Kinsect: Harvest Extract
Button zR.png
Buttons A.png
Kinsect: Recall
Button zR.pngButton R.png
Kinsect: Fire
Button zR.png
Kinsect: Mark Target
Button zR.png
Buttons B.png
Vault
Buttons X.png
in midair
Aerial Attack
Buttons A.png
in midair
Jumping Advancing Slash
Buttons B.png
in midair
Midair Evade
Buttons zL.png
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Silkbind Vault
Buttons zL.png
Buttons A.png
Silkbind Attack: Recall Kinsect

Useful Combos
Thrust to Reaping Slash to end with Double Slash
Button L.png +
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons X.png
Leaping Slash to Strong Rising Slash Combo to end with Tornado Slash
Button L.png +
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons X.png
to
Buttons A.png
Vault to Midair Evade to Jumping Advanced Slash
Button zR.png +
Buttons B.png
to
Buttons B.png
to
Buttons A.png

Insect Glaive Switch Skills

Advancing Roundslash

Switched With Controls
Leaping Slash Draw Weapon while unsheathed.
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons A.png
with your weapon unsheathed while on the ground.
Description
Attack performed by spinning foward like a top. When attacked during the spin, you will use that force to jump up. Only happens while you still have momentum.

Tetraseal Slash

Switched With Controls
Tornado Slash
With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press
Buttons A.png

(Does not follow up with Advancing Roundslash when Leaping Slash is switched out)
Description
Delivers four strikes on the spot. One of the attacks is hit with the handle's seal, which can lure in Powder Kinsects. With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press A.

Diving Wyvern

Diving Wyvern Insect Glaive

Switched With Controls
Recall Kinsect
Buttons zL.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
A strong attack that pulls you downward with great force. The attack has a small damage radius which means all damage is concentrated at that one specific point.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Bow Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Title Card.png

Bow Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Aim
Button zR.png Shoot
Buttons A.png
Quick Shot / Power Shot
Buttons A.png
while midair
Melee Attack
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Dragon Piercer
(Hold)
Button L.png
Buttons X.png
/
Buttons B.png
Select Coating
Buttons X.png
Load/Unload Coating
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Herculean Draw
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Focus Shot

Useful Combos
Arc Shot
(Hold) Button zR.png to Button zR.png +
Buttons A.png
Power Shot
(Hold)Button zR.png to Button zR.png+(Any Direction) to (Press Quickly)
Buttons A.png
Charging Sidestep Combo
Button zR.png+(Any Direction) to Button L.png +
Buttons B.png
to
Buttons A.png
to
Buttons A.png

Bow Switch Skills

Absolute Power Shot

Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Absolute Powershot.gif
Switched With Controls
Power Shot
After loosing an arrow, press
Buttons A.png
Description
Fires a powerful shot after charging. Shots are fired with a higher level than usual (but never over the charge level limit). Power Shots will cost more stamina but can stun the target.

Dodgebolt

Switched With Controls
Charging Sidestep
Left Analog.png
+
Buttons B.png
while aiming.
Buttons B.png
during a combo.
Description
Spinning evade that doubles as an attack. Making it a near-miss can fill up the charge level considerably. Allows you to move forward, backwards, left, or right.

Aerial Aim

Switched With Controls
Focus Shot
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Press A to continue loosing arrows midair.
Press X to follow-up with an Aerial Diving Melee Attack.
Description
An action for firing arrows by jumping straight up with a Wirebug. Particularly damaging shots can be fired from midair. A close-range attack using an arrow can also be aimed directly underneath you.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Light Bowgun Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Title Card.png

Light Bowgun Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Crosshairs
Button zR.png Fire
Buttons A.png
Wyvernblast
Buttons X.png
Reload
(Hold)
Button L.png
Buttons X.png
/
Buttons B.png
Select Ammo
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Fanning Vault

Light Bowgun Switch Skills

Elemental Reload

Switched With Controls
Reload
While unsheathed
Buttons X.png
Description
Reloads take longer than usual but boosts elemental damage of elemental shots.

Quickstep Evade

Switched With Controls
Forward Dodge
Press
Buttons B.png
Description
Quick evasive maneuver while your Light Bowgun is drawn. Distance covered is much smaller but requires less time to recover. Ammo fired immediately after this deals increased damage.

Fanning Maneuver

Switched With Controls
Fanning Vault
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Description
Uses wirebug as a level to quickly flank left or right. Increases attack power temporarily.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Heavy Bowgun Controls and Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Title Card.png

Heavy Bowgun Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Crosshairs
Button zR.png Fire
Buttons A.png
Load Special Ammo
Buttons X.png
Reload
(Hold)
Button L.png
Buttons X.png
/
Buttons B.png
Select Ammo
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Free Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R.png +
Buttons A.png
Counter Shot

Heavy Bowgun Switch Skills

Tackle

Switched With Controls
Melee Attack
Buttons X.png
+
Buttons A.png
Description
A shoulder check by the Hunter. Prevents flinching and knockback, but still allow significant damage. Only use this for weak attacks that may knock you back!

Counter Charger

Switched With Controls
Counter Shot
Button R.png +
Buttons X.png
Description
A parry skill using Wirebugs. Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage. Will shorten the amount of time for a Charged Shot.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe

Switched With Controls
Mech-Wyvernsnipe
Press
Buttons A.png
to enter Wyvernsnipe.
(Press A again to stop.)
Press Button zR.png to fire.
Description
Fires a specialized shot, different depending on the weapon. Has its own gauge, and replenishes over time. Regular Wyvernheart and Wyvernsnipe deals less damage but can heal the hunter.

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

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    • >>[9]
      Each upgrade level adds 2 points to defense. Depending on rarity the armor will have different levels to max up to. Take the total levels minus one and multiply by 2 to get the total defense plus what the armor started with.

    • Thunder God's Armor
      Pigment 2 for all is 160, 50, 15
      Head and chest 1: 35, 65, 20
      Arm1: 35, 70, 50
      Waist1: 35, 65, 40

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