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This is a guide and gameplay preview of the Lance weapon in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR). Learn about the new changes and moves available for the Lance, with details on its new Silkbind Attacks.

Lance Tier List Ranking

Tier List Ranking B Rank Icon

The Lance is very simple to use but difficult to master. You have to optimize guard counters and poking to maximize your damage output so it requires high monster knowledge.

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Lance Controls

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
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
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 New Moves

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Twin Vine

Twin Vine.jpg

The Twin Vine silkbind attack attaches the hunter to the monster. While connected, the hunter can freely jump back beside the monster to close the gap faster.

Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png

Anchor Rage

Anchor Rage.jpg

The Anchor Rage is a silkbind attack that increases your attack damage when hit by an attack. The attack increase also depends on the power of the attack received!

Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png

Improved Backstep Distance

They improved the backstep and increased the distance greatly! This helps in mobility and avoiding attacks.

While weapons are unsheathed, Buttons B.png

Wide Sweep Charged Attack

Charged Attacking.png

Doing a Wide Sweep with the Lance allows you to charge the attack before it relases automatically. Lance attacks are usually in precise pinpoints but this attack covers a wide area which is new.

Hold Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png

Lance Returning Moves

Power Guard

The Power Guard is a returning move that allows you to greatly withstand and reduce the stun time of attacks. It is one of the best counter tools of the Lance against enemy monsters if timed correctly.

While Charging Counter Thrust,Buttons B.png

Charged Counter Thrust

This is the Power Guard's counter attack against enemy attacks. It has a higher damage than the normal Counter Thrust used on the normal Counter Thrust input but is way harder to use.

While Using Power Guard,Buttons X.png

Lance Recommended Combos

Basic Thrust Triple Combo

Bread and Butter Combo

Button Inputs
Buttons X.pngButtons X.pngButtons X.pngButtons B.png (step-evade)

This is Lance's bread-and-butter move. As a Lance user, you will use this combo more often that not. The consistency and frequency of using this combo will maximize your damage as a Lance main!

Attack While Guarding

Attack While Guarding

Button Inputs
Button zR.png + Buttons A.pngButtons B.pngButtons X.pngButton zR.png + Left Analog.png + Buttons X.png

This is a combo that allows you to connect Guard Dash by striking after Power Guard. This can be used even when an enemy is attacking you!

Lance Strengths and Weaknesses

Lance Strengths

Lance Strengths

Check IconOne of the best with guarding.

Check IconCan counterattack!

Check IconLong reach and can aim high places.

One of the Best Weapons for Guarding

The Lance is top tier when it comes to guarding. It can tank almost all monster attacks with minimal damage to the hunter!

Can Counterattack After Guarding

The Lance can also counterattack after absorbing damage from a guard. Use this wisely for maximum damage!

Long Reach and High Aim

Being physically long gives Lance the advantage with reach. It can easily reach heads position high up like Deviljho or Glavenus!

Lance Weaknesses

Lance Weaknesses

Check IconVery poor mobility.

Check IconDPS is not very high.

Check IconCan be easily interrupted.

A Poor Mobility Weapon

The Lance provides poor mobility while hunting. When unsheathed, the Lance will slow down the hunter to a crawl leaving him unable to properly reposition.

No High DPS Attacks

The Lance also does not have any attack that dishes high damage. It relies on consistent poke damage while guarding monster attacks.

Easily Interrupted by Allies

When playing with allies, Lance users can be tripped by certain attacks (from Long Swords, for example). Because of this, Hunters have to incorporate the Flinch Free skill to Lance builds.

How to Use the Lance

Stay Beside the Monster

Stay Beside Monsters

The power of the Lance relies on consistent poke damage so it is necessary that you are beside the monster at all times. Learning to play very aggressively while knowing when to guard is the sign of a good Lance player.

Use Anchor Rage When Possible

Use Anchor Rage

The Anchor Rage gives the Lance a much-needed attack boost. Use it whenever possible to mitigate the low DPS disadvantage!

Always Guard Against Attacks

Always Guard Against Attacks

It is not advisable to sheathe your weapon every time you reposition yourself. Use Lance's guard to tank enemy attacks to maximize your DPS!

Make Full Use of the Counter-Thrust

Use CounterThrust

The Lance has a capability to counter-thrust after successfully guarding against an attack. As mentioned earlier, consistent damage is the key to using the Lance so counter-thrusting is one of the key moves a Lance user should know!

Sheathe Your Weapon!

Sheath Your Weapon

If you really need to reposition, always do it while the Lance is sheathed. When unsheathed, the Lance reduces you to a crawl making moving painfully slow. To reposition while unsheathed, use Twin Vine to dash towards the monster!

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