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MH Rise Sunbreak - Hunting Horn Guide

This is a guide to the Hunting Horn, a weapon in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (MH Rise). Read on to learn about new Hunting Horn controls, best combos, all Hunting Horn songs and changes as well as details on Hunting Horn Switch Skills.

All Hunting Horn Guides
Hunting Horn 1Trees & Full List Hunting Horn 2How to Use Hunting Horn 3Best Builds
Songs and Effects

Balance Changes

Update 15.0

Hunting Horn Balance Changes and Fixes
(Update 15.0)
・Changed the effect duration of the Hunting Horn's Silkbind Shockwave from 30 seconds to 45.
・Added a damage reduction effect to the Hunting Horn's Sonic Barrier.

Update 13.0

Hunting Horn Balance Changes and Fixes
(Update 13.0)
・The Sharpness Extension melody effect now also restores some sharpness upon activation.

With the buff to Sharpness Extension, we can expect to see increased use in the melody and better sharpness maintenance as a result.

Update 10.0

Hunting Horn Balance Changes and Fixes
(Update 10.0)
・Adjusted all of the following weapon actions:
・ Left Swing: Attack power increased
・ Right Swing: Attack power increased
・ Forward Smash: Attack power slightly increased
・ Double Swing (1st Hit): Attack power increased
・ Double Swing (2nd Hit): Attack power increased
・ Backwards Strike: Attack power increased
・ Overhead Smash (1st Hit): Attack power increased
・ Overhead Smash (Finisher): Attack power increased; Stun value increased
・ Multi-crush (3rd Hit): Attack power increased
・ Chord: Attack power increased; Infernal Melody gauge buildup increased
・ Chord (Shockwave): Attack power increased; Infernal Melody gauge buildup increased
・Blight Negated melody effect: Additional effect of +10 to all resistances.
・Bead of Resonance: Size has been increased.
・Infernal Melody: Fixed a bug where the effective range and the visual effect range did not match.

Nintendo Switch
・Certain attacks have had their combos changed. Attacks that previously started from a neutral position (standing still) have now been changed to start from a moving position (movement input + attack). Neutral position now has different attacks and combos stemming from them.
・[Chained from a Crush Attack]
・ (BEFORE) X: Crush Attack Combo
・ (AFTER) X: Left Swing ⇒ Left Stick + X: Multi-crush
・ (BEFORE) X + A: Overhead Smash
・ (AFTER) X + A: Backwards Strike ⇒ Left Stick + X + A: Overhead Smash
・[Chained from a Double Swing]
・ (BEFORE) X + A: Overhead Smash
・ (AFTER) X + A: Backwards Strike ⇒ Left Stick + X + A: Overhead Smash
・Magnificent Trio: Fixed a bug where you couldn't chain into Magnificent Trio if you pressed X while keeping ZR held down during an evade.

Steam (PC)
・Certain attacks have had their combos changed.
・[Chained from a Crush Attack]
・ (BEFORE) Left Mouse: Crush Attack Combo
・ (AFTER) Left Mouse: Left Swing ⇒ WASD + Left Mouse: Multi-crush
・ (BEFORE) Left Mouse + Right Mouse: Overhead Smash
・ (AFTER) Left Mouse + Right Mouse: Backwards Strike ⇒ WASD + Left Mouse + Right Mouse: Overhead Smash
・[Chained from a Double Swing]
・ (BEFORE) Left Mouse + Right Mouse: Overhead Smash
・ (AFTER) Left Mouse + Right Mouse: Backwards Strike ⇒ WASD + Left Mouse + Right Mouse: Overhead Smash
・ Magnificent Trio: Fixed a bug where you couldn't chain into Magnificent Trio if you clicked the left mouse button while keeping mouse button 5 held down during an evade.

Hunting Horn had an overall great performance in MH Rise and it's back for more in Sunbreak.

It received a lot of increases across the board - most especially the increase in Blight Negation effectiveness of certain notes - makes Hunting Horn a great pickup even for those who wants to support their team!

Weapon Changes in Sunbreak

Hunting Horn New Sunbreak Attacks and Moves

Official Hunting Horn Preview Video

Silkbind Attack: Silkbind Shockwave

MH Rise Sunbreak - Hunting Horn SIlkbind Shockwave Silkbind Attack

When this Silkbind Attack is used, the hunter jumps up with the Wirebug then plays a short melody. Afterwards, all follow-up attacks performed deal additional hits for a short period of time.

The additional hits come from small melodic orbs that stay for in the air for a moment before bursting to deal impact damage. These can be useful for stunning monsters faster!

Switch Skill: Swing Combo

MH Rise Hunting Horn - Swing Combo Switch Skill

This Switch Skill uses the momentum of the Hunting Horn to deal an additional hit by swinging sideways rather than smashing overhead. This two-hit attack lets you quickly shift directions, so it helps with repositioning during a hunt.

Silkbind Attack: Sonic Bloom

MHRise Sunbreak - HH Sonic Bloom

Not introduced in any trailer, Sonic Bloom is an additional Silkbind Attack added to the Sunbreak Expansion.

It is a single burst damage move that deals an insane amount of damage after playing melodies. Useful for when a monster is asleep and you get that 2x wake up damage multiplier!

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Release Date and New Monsters

How Good is the Hunting Horn?

Tier List Ranking

MHRise Ranking Sunbreak Ranking
A Rank Icon
(S - A - B)
3 Level Tier
S Rank Icon
(SS - S - A)
3 Level Tier

The Hunting Horn continues to perform as the perfect hybruid: both a damage dealer and support weapon. The addition of new melodies like Sharpness Regeneration gives it the ability to maintain high sharpness & the inherent sharpness damage multiplier.

However, with how the meta is shifting into elemental damage, this is one of the weapons that do not fully maximize that shift.

Weapon Tier List

Hunting Horn Strengths

Check IconReceive melody effects automatically

Check IconMagnificent Trio is powerful

Check IconCan stun monsters

Check IconGreat support

Check IconLong reach

Receive Melody Effects Automatically

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Receive Melody Effects Automatically
In previous games, Hunting Horn players were required to use the Perform action before yielding the results of the notes they played. In Monster Hunter Rise, for the first time, players can receive these boons as soon as the notes are played, making it much easier to continue moving and acting while simultaneously providing buffs to the team.

Great Support with Melodies

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Supports with Melodies
There is a multitude of melodies that can buff the Hunting Horn user and the other hunters. The variety of possible boosts, such as Attack Up, Defense Up, and Sonic Barrier, allows them to assist the team effectively to suit the situation.

Magnificent Trio is Powerful

By playing three notes and pressing zR + X, MB4 + Left Click, R2 + Triangle, or RT + Y, players can execute the new Magnificent Trio attack, which allows them to provide the effects of all stored Notes.

Like previous games, this requires the player to first Perform the notes, but being able to gain the advantages of all notes while simultaneously inflicting an attack makes it a significant buff to the Hunting Horn.

Can Stun Monsters

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Attack the Head to Stun Monsters
Every time the Hunting Horn hits the monster's head, it builds stun damage that can lead to a KO. While a monster is KO'd, Hunting Horn users can either use this time to build up more stun damage so that a monster is perma-stunned or to refresh their melodies.

Long Reach

The Hunting Horn has a surprisingly long reach, and can even aim for body parts positioned higher than most, like the head and the tail.

Hunting Horn Weaknesses

Check IconCannot guard

Check IconMelodies need to be refreshed

No Guarding

It is one of the two heavy weapons that cannot guard (the other being the hammer). However, with the new Silkbind Attack, Slide Beat, it might be possible to go through attacks without getting damaged.

This is not true as the Hunting Horn was shown to have a high damage output. With the Bonuses the horn gives itself and allies, the damage can go even further!

Melodies Need to be Refreshed

Melodies need to be refreshed every few minutes. Although Monster Hunter Rise improves the situation by removing the need to use the Perform action, players will need to keep melodies in mind at all times while battling to maximize their effectiveness.

Hunting Horn Controls

Controls Action
PC
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
PS
PS4 - Triangle Button.png
Triangle
Left Swing
Switch
NSW - X
X
Xbox
XBOX - Y Button.png
Y
PC
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
PS
PS4 - Circle Button.png
Circle
Right Swing
Switch
NSW - A
A
Xbox
XBOX - B Button.png
B
PC
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Left Click + Right Click
PS
PS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png

Triangle + Circle
Backwards Strike
Switch
NSW - X + NSW - A

X + A
Xbox
XBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.png

Y + B
PC
MH Rise - M4 Click
MB4
PS
PS4 - R2 Button.png
R2
Perform
Switch
NSW - ZR
zR
Xbox
XBOX - Right Trigger.png
rt
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Middle Click + Left Click
PS
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

L2 + Triangle
Silkbind Attack: Slide Beat
Switch
NSW - ZL + NSW - X

zL + X
Xbox
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

LT + Y
PC
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click

MB4 + Left Click
PS
PS4 - R2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

R2 + Triangle
Magnificent Trio
Switch
NSW - ZR + NSW - X

zR + X
Xbox
XBOX - Right Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

RT + Y
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Middle Click + Right Click
PS
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png

L2 + Circle
Silkbind Attack: Earthshaker
Switch
NSW - ZL +NSW - A

zL + A
Xbox
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - B Button.png

LT + B

Useful Combos

Stationary Combo
Right Swing Left Swing Right Swing Slide Roll
NSW - A A NSW - X X NSW - A A
NSW - Left Analog + NSW - B
Left Stick + B
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click MH Rise - Left Click Left Click MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button +
MH Rise - Space ButtonDirectional Button + Space
PS4 - Circle Button.png Circle PS4 - Triangle Button.png Triangle PS4 - Circle Button.png Circle
PS4 -  Left Stick.png + PS4 - X Button.png
Left Stick + X
XBOX - B Button.png B XBOX - Y Button.png Y XBOX - B Button.png B
XBOX - Left Stick.png + XBOX - A Button.png
Left Stick + A
Forward-Moving Combo
Slide Roll
(Left/Right)
Double Swing Crush Overhead Smash
NSW - Left Analog + NSW - B
Left Stick + B
NSW - X + NSW - A
X + A
NSW - A A
NSW - X + NSW - A
X + A
MH Rise - A Button or MH Rise - D Button +
MH Rise - Space ButtonDirectional Button + Space
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
PS4 -  Left Stick.png + PS4 - X Button.png
Left Stick + X
PS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png
Triangle + Circle
PS4 - Circle Button.png Circle
PS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png
Triangle + Circle
XBOX - Left Stick.png + XBOX - A Button.png
Left Stick + A
XBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.png
Y + B
XBOX - B Button.png B
XBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.png
Y + B
Magnificent Trio Combo
Right Swing Left Swing Overhead Smash Magnificent Trio
NSW - A A NSW - X X NSW - A A
NSW - ZR + NSW - X
zR + X
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click MH Rise - Left Click Left Click MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click
PS4 - Circle Button.png Circle PS4 - Triangle Button.png Triangle PS4 - Circle Button.png Circle
PS4 - R2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png
R2 + Triangle
XBOX - B Button.png B XBOX - Y Button.png Y XBOX - B Button.png B
XBOX - Right Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png
RT + Y

Hunting Horn Silkbind Attacks

Slide Beat

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Slide Beat Silkbind Attack

Switch Controls
NSW - ZLNSW - X

zL + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Middle Click + Left Click
PS Controls
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

L2 + Triangle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

LT + Y

Slide Beat is a Silkbind Attack that leaps forward and does damage. In the video, it also appears that it can shake off attacks and continue moving.

Silkbind Shockwave

Silkbind Shockwave.gif

Switch Controls
NSW - ZLNSW - X

zL + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Middle Click + Left Click
PS Controls
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

L2 + Triangle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

LT + Y

Earthshaker

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Earthshaker Silkbind Attack

Switch Controls
NSW - ZL + NSW - A

zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Middle Click + Right Click
PS Controls
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png

L2 + Circle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - B Button.png

LT + B

Earthshaker is a Silkbind Attack that attaches the Ironsilk to a blade and drives it into the monster. The hunter then uses the horn to pound sonic waves into the afflicted body part, dealing damage to it.

Bead of Resonance

MH Rise - HH Bead of Resonance

Switch Controls
NSW - ZL + NSW - A

zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Middle Click + Right Click
PS Controls
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png

L2 + Circle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - B Button.png

LT + B

Bead of Resonance is a unique attack that allows for long-distance usage of melody effects. In it, the hunter places a Wirebug cocoon which creates the same effects the hunter plays on the Horn. This allows teammates to battle near the cocoon while the Hunting Horn user stays out of the fray.

The cocoon also creates a Sonic Wave which damages nearby enemies, further benefiting the hunters who fight near it.hand glows white) and gains affinity for 30 seconds. During this duration, all attacks deal additional hits.

Sonic Bloom

MHRise Sunbreak - HH Sonic Bloom

Switch Controls
NSW - ZL + NSW - A

zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Middle Click + Right Click
PS Controls
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png

L2 + Circle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - B Button.png

LT + B

A single burst damage move that deals an insane amount of damage after playing melodies. Useful for when a monster is asleep and you get that 2x wake up damage multiplier!

Hunting Horn Switch Skills

Switch Skills are unlocked with different conditions as you progress in the game. Base game MHRise provides Hunters with three (3) slots of Switch Skills, with the Sunbreak expansion adding two (2) more.

Note: Skills in red are exclusive to the Sunbreak expansion.

Skill Slot Switch Skill Choices
1 ・ Overhead Smash
・ Melodic Slap
2 ・ Melody Mode: Performance
・ Melody Mode: Echo
3 ・ Crush Attack Combo
Swing Combo
4 ・ Earthshaker
・ Bead of Resonance
Sonic Bloom
5 ・ Slide Beat
Silkbind Shockwave

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Melodic Slap

MH Rise - HH Melodic Slap

Switched With
Overhead Smash
Description
Swings the Hunting Horn around once, generating a forward Sonic Smash. Low damage output but effective at stunning.
Controls
Switch
NSW - Left Analog + NSW - X + NSW - A
Left Stick + X + A
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button +
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Directional Button + Left Click + Right Click
PlayStation
PS4 -  Left Stick.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png
Left Stick + Triangle + Circle
Xbox
XBOX - Left Stick.png + XBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.png
Left Stick + Y + B

We suggest using this one because it increases how much stun you can bring to the table. The Hunting Horn itself is powerful enough so sacrificing a little bit of damage for extra KO is fine.

Melody Mode: Echo

MH Rise - HH Melody Mode Echo

Switched With
Melody Mode: Performance
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.
Controls
Switch
Press NSW - ZR (zR) after lining up notes.

PC
Press MH Rise - M4 Click (Middle Click) after lining up notes.

PlayStation
Press PS4 - R2 Button.png (R2) after lining up notes.

Xbox
Press XBOX - Right Trigger.png (RT) after lining up notes.

This allows you to input one melody at a time and play it with zR, Middle Click, R2 or RT. This feels like the old Hunting Horn where you can play notes after lining them up. This one plays notes immediately, not like the old games where the player will play for a long time while being susceptible to attacks.

Bead of Resonance

MH Rise - HH Bead of Resonance

Switched With
Earthshaker
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
Controls
Switch
NSW - ZL + NSW - A
zL + A
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
PlayStation
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png
L2 + Circle
Xbox
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - B Button.png
LT + B

A support-oriented Silkbind Attack that switches out Earthshaker. This allows the Hunting Horn user to place a resonance bead that will play notes even if the Horn user is far away. The cocoon also creates a Sonic Wave which damages nearby enemies, further benefiting the hunters who fight near it.

It also stacks melody effects from the same hunter so it's perfect for support-oriented gameplay. If you play Hunting Horn mainly to support, use Bead of Resonance. If you value DPS more than anything, Earthshaker is the obvious choice.

Swing Combo

MH Rise Hunting Horn - Swing Combo Switch Skill

Switched With
Crush Attack Combo
Description
Two-hit attack that can be delivered from either the left or right. Allows you to quickly shift directions, making it useful for repositioning.
Controls
Switch
Press NSW - X after Left Swing
Press NSW - A after Right Swing
Press NSW - Left Analog to move left or right

PC
Press MH Rise - Left Click after Left Swing
Press MH Rise - Right Click after Right Swing
Press MH Rise - A Button or MH Rise - D Button to move left or right

PlayStation
Press PS4 - Triangle Button.png after Left Swing
Press PS4 - Circle Button.png after Right Swing
Press PS4 -  Left Stick.png to move left or right

Xbox
Press XBOX - Y Button.png after Left Swing
Press XBOX - B Button.png after Right Swing
Press XBOX - Left Stick.png to move left or right

In contrast to Crush Attack Combo where the Hunter is stationary, Swing Combo allows for mobility and meneuverability while slapping the monster with the Horn. Use this if you want to reposition while dishing damage and hitting all notes.

Silkbind Shockwave

Silkbind Shockwave.gif

Switched With
Slide Beat
Description
For a short period, any attack performed causes the silk to vibrate while creating a time-delayed shockwave that triggers additional hits. Additional hits do major elemental, stun, exhaust, and part damage.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1
Controls
Switch
NSW - ZL + NSW - X
zL + X
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click
PlayStation
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png
L2 + Triangle
Xbox
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png
LT + Y

The hunter uses one Wirebug and attacks upwards and lands back down to play a melody. The hunter is then empowered (their Hunting Horn and right hand glows white) and gains affinity for 30 seconds. During this duration, all attacks deal additional hits.

Sonic Bloom

MHRise Sunbreak - HH Sonic Bloom

Switched With
Earthshaker
Description
Places a Wirebug cocoon on the ground. When attacking, vibrations are sent to the cocoon charging it up. When full, it would explode and deal huge stun and exhaust damage. Note: Playing Magnificent Trio pops the cocoon at the end of the combo.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 2
Controls
Switch
NSW - ZL + NSW - A
zL + A
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
PlayStation
PS4 - L2 Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.png
L2 + Circle
Xbox
XBOX - Left Trigger.png + XBOX - B Button.png
LT + B

A single burst damage move that deals an insane amount of damage after playing melodies. Useful for when a monster is asleep and you get that 2x wake up damage multiplier!

Hunting Horn Attacks and Moves

Magnificent Trio

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Magnificent Trio

Switch Controls
NSW - ZR + NSW - X
zR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click
PS Controls
PS4 - R2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png
R2 + Triangle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Right Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png
RT + Y

Magnificent Trio is a new technique that plays three Hunting Horn Notes at once. In addition to executing a multi-hit attack, it also allows you to provide the effects from all stored Hunting Horn notes, making it a highly powerful action.

Infernal Melody

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Gauge for Infernal Melody

Input
After the gauge is filled, use Button zR, MH Rise - M4 Click, PS4 - R2 Button.png or XBOX - Right Trigger.png after a Magnificent Trio or a Slide Beat.

Use zR, MB4, R2, or RT after Magnificent Trio or a Slide Beat.

Infernal Melody is a super song that requires you to fill the Hunting Horn's gauge to unleash the move. This executes multiple attacks while playing the Song of Raging Flame which boosts yourself and your allies' attacks by 20% for a while.

Take note: you can only use Infernal Melody after a Magnificent Trio or Slide Beat.

Hunting Horn Songs and Melodies

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Only Has Three Melodies


▲ Sinister Strum II Melodies

With all the changes in the Hunting Horn, which includes automatic melody performance which encourages a fast-paced playstyle, the melody system has changed as well. There is now only a total of three notes that can be played with a single Hunting Horn. This encourages building multiple Horns for different situations!

Melody Effect
Self-Improvement Temporarily boosts movement speed and prevents your attacks from being deflected.
Attack Up Temporarily boosts attack by around 10%.
Defense Up Temporarily boosts defense by around 10%.
Health Recovery (S) Restores a sliver of health.
Infernal Melody Boosts attack by 20% for a period of time.

All Hunting Horn Songs and Effects

Same Melodies Don't Stack

Playing the same melodies at the same time only refreshes the melody timer not stack the effects and time. For example, if you play an Attack Up melody one after another, it will not stack the attack buff and the remaining melody timer.

Infernal Melody Can't Be Played Simultaneously

If there are two Hunting Horn users in your party and both have Infernal Melody ready, only one can play the Song of Raging Flame at a time. The other Horn user must wait for the first Song of Raging Flame to expire before they can play!

Recommended Combos For the Hunting Horn

Fastest Combo to Reach Magnificent Trio

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Fastest Combo To Magnificent Trio

Switch Controls
NSW - Left Analog + NSW - XNSW - ANSW - X + NSW - ANSW - ZR + NSW - X

Left Stick + XAX + AzR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button +
MH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Directional Button + XAX + AzR + X
PS Controls
PS4 -  Left Stick.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.pngPS4 - Circle Button.pngPS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.pngPS4 - R2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

Left Stick + TriangleCircleTriangle + CircleR2 + Triangle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Stick.png + XBOX - Y Button.pngXBOX - B Button.pngXBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.pngXBOX - Right Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

Left Stick + YBY + BRT + Y

Magnificent Trio is very powerful to have as early as possible. This is the combo that can get you the Magnificent Trio as fast as possible, just by adding a forward direction input to the first move!

Melody Mode: Echo Iteration

MH Rise - HH Melody Mode Echo

Switch Controls
NSW - Left Analog + NSW - XNSW - ANSW - X + NSW - ANSW - ZRNSW - ZR + NSW - X

Left Stick + XAX + AzRzR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Left Click
MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - M4 ClickMH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Directional Button + Left ClickRight ClickLeft Click + Right ClickMB4MB4 + Left Click
PS Controls
PS4 -  Left Stick.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.pngPS4 - Circle Button.pngPS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.pngPS4 - R2 Button.pngPS4 - R2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

Left Stick + TriangleCircleTriangle + CircleR2R2 + Triangle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Stick.png + XBOX - Y Button.pngXBOX - B Button.pngXBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.pngXBOX - Right Trigger.pngXBOX - Right Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

Left Stick + YBY + BRTRT + Y

Once you unlock the Melody Mode: Echo Switch Skill, you can input zR to perform the queued notes before executing Magnificent Trio. This gives you an additional damage move from Perform while keeping Magnificent Trio active.

If you have a Sonic Barrier Hunting Horn, we suggest doing this so you would have Sonic Barrier active and not get knocked back when you execute Magnificent Trio.

Highpower Combo For Whenever Monsters are Stunned

MH Rise - Hunting Horn High Firepower Hunting Horn Combo When Stunned

Switch Controls
NSW - Left Analog + NSW - XNSW - ANSW - X + NSW - ANSW - ZRNSW - ZR + NSW - X

Left Stick + XAX + AzRzR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Left Click
MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - M4 ClickMH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Directional Button + Left ClickRight ClickLeft Click + Right ClickMB4MB4 + Left Click
PS Controls
PS4 -  Left Stick.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.pngPS4 - Circle Button.pngPS4 - Triangle Button.png + PS4 - Circle Button.pngPS4 - R2 Button.pngPS4 - R2 Button.png + PS4 - Triangle Button.png

Left Stick + TriangleCircleTriangle + CircleR2R2 + Triangle
Xbox Controls
XBOX - Left Stick.png + XBOX - Y Button.pngXBOX - B Button.pngXBOX - Y Button.png + XBOX - B Button.pngXBOX - Right Trigger.pngXBOX - Right Trigger.png + XBOX - Y Button.png

Left Stick + YBY + BRTRT + Y

This combo is recommended when you've played all three notes and are ready to do Magnificent Trio.

Tips on How to Use the Hunting Horn

Check IconUse support melodies to support teammates

Check IconUse Attack Up and Sonic Barrier

Check IconPlay Notes While Attacking

Check IconAim for the Monster's Head

Check IconUse Magnificent Trio when there is a big opening

Check IconSelf-Improvement while in Melody Mode: Performance has an invincibility frame at the start

Use Melodies to Support Teammates

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Supporting Teammates
It should go without saying that Hunting Horn users should use melodies and keep them active as their priority.

They can queue up melodies outside of fights and play them during fights to not waste time queuing up the melodies. Hunting Horn users should also combo playing the notes with effective timing to ensure they can play the notes as quickly as possible during a battle.

Use Attack Up and Sonic Barrier

With how the melodies have changed from the past games to Rise, some melodies are not present anymore per weapon. If possible, look for weapons with Attack Up (increases attack) and/or Sonic Barrier (one-time knockback protection). These are great offensive melodies that help the now DPS-inclined Hunting Horn.

Play Notes While Attacking

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Play Melodies While Attacking

With their new potential to unleash melodies as soon as they're played, Hunting Horn users are more equipped than ever to provide buffs for their team while dishing out attacks at the same time!

Aim for the Monster's Head

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Attacks the Head
The Hunting Horn, like the Hammer, is a blunt weapon. This allows its users to aim for a stun when attacking the head, and its comparatively long reach makes this achievable.

Stun locking a monster is incredibly useful for Hunting Horn mains and the other hunters as well, so try to aim for the head as much as possible.

Use Magnificent Trio When There is a Huge Opening

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Use Magnificent Trio When There is an Opening

Whenever you need to play Magnificent Trio, we suggest waiting for a huge opening before playing the notes. Unless you have Sonic Barrier, any attack can interrupt you while playing. Execute this attack while the monster is stunned, downed, trapped, or paralyzed.

Self-improvement (zR) has an iFrame

MH Rise - Hunting Horn Self Improvement Has An iFrame

When you execute Self-improvement (zR) while on Melody Mode: Performace, the initial breakdance motion has a huge invulnerability frame at the start. Use this to negate roars and other attacks!

Changes from MHW: Iceborne

Check IconMelody effect automatically plays when the same notes played one after the other

Check IconSelf-improvement note is on Perform (zR)

Check IconAn invincibility frame is present at the start of Perform (zR)

Check IconEncore is replaced by Infernal Melody

Check IconNo more multi-notes combos

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) Related Guides

MH Rise - Weapons Partial Banner

Weapon Type Guides
MH Rise - Weapons Page BannerWeapons and Weapon Types MH Rise - Weapon Tier ListWeapon Type Tier List MH Rise - Builds for Each WeaponBuilds for Each Weapon Type

Melee Weapon Guides

Melee Weapons
MH Rise - Great Sword IconGreat Sword
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Long Sword Icon Long Sword
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Sword & Shield IconSword and Shield
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Dual Blades IconDual Blades
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Lance IconLance
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Gunlance Icon Gunlance
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Hammer Icon Hammer
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Hunting Horn IconHunting Horn
Guide | Weapon Tree | Melodies
MH Rise - Switch Axe IconSwitch Axe
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Charge Blade IconCharge Blade
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Insect Glaive IconInsect Glaive
Guide | Weapon Tree | Kinsects

Ranged Weapon Guides

Ranged Weapons
MH Rise - Light Bowgun IconLight Bowgun
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Heavy Bowgun IconHeavy Bowgun
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Bow IconBow
Guide | Weapon Tree

Comment

4 Anonymousover 1 year

Why don't you have the recommend switch skills page anymore. That was so helpful and now it's gone

3 Anonymousover 3 years

the comment above is wrong, the highest dps belongs to the long sword with 4 min 40, look it up on youtube

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