Sunbreak Insect Glaive Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset | Monster Hunter Rise

MH Rise Sunbreak - Insect Glaive Guide Combos Controls and Moveset

This is a guide to the Insect Glaive, a weapon in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (MH Rise). Read on to learn about new Insect Glaive controls and combos, how to use Insect Glaive's Descending Thrust, the best Kinsect to use as well as details on Insect Glaive Switch Skills.

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Balance Changes (Update 10.0)

Insect Glaive Balance Changes and Fixes
(Update 10.0)
・ Adjusted all of the following weapon actions:
 ・ Double Slash (2nd Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Kinsect: Mark Target: Attack power increased
 ・ Strong Rising Slash Combo (1st Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Rising Slash Combo (2nd Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Rising Slash Combo (3rd Hit): Attack power increased
 ・ Strong Reaping Slash (1st Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Reaping Slash (2nd Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Thrust (1st Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Thrust (2nd Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Double Slash (1st Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Double Slash (2nd Hit): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Double Slash (Finisher): Attack power increased
 ・ Lead-in to Strong Rising Slash Combo: Attack power slightly increased

・ You are now impervious to damage while using Recall Kinsect, Kinsect: Recall, and Kinsect: Harvest Extract when you have yellow extract absorbed.
・ Powder Type Kinsects: Reduced the knockback time when they hit, and reduced the amount of time it takes them to transition to attacking again after hitting a monster.
・ Tetraseal Slash: Attack speed has been increased.
・ Recall Kinsect: After using this skill, Kinsect stamina depletion during Kinsect moves is reduced for a short amount of time. Additionally, the amount of health recovered when your Kinsect returns to you has been increased.
・ It is also now possible to chain this into other moves even after landing on the ground.
・ Kinsect: Mark Target: This move now executes when you release the button/key press, instead of when you first press the command.
・ Kinsect: Mark Target: The mark now flies in a slightly higher direction than the angle you are aiming.
・ Kinsect: Mark Target: Fixed a bug where the mark would disappear if it hit another player before reaching the monster.
・ Kinsect: Harvest Extract: The Kinsect now flies in a slightly higher direction than the angle you are aiming.
・ Fixed a bug where Dual Color Kinsect types would sometimes only gather one extract after colliding with certain objects.
・ Fixed an issue where the game would freeze if the player leaves the area while their Kinsect is in the process of switching between certain actions.

Insect Glaive did not seem to receive significant buffs across the board - besides some Kinsect-related QoL changes when you have absorbed the yellow extract. Insect Glaive changes are pretty good but not amazing either.

When you take into account the new Silkbind attacks and the newly introduced Skill Swap - Insect Glaive just became very comfortable to use.

Weapon Changes in Sunbreak

Insect Glaive New Sunbreak Attacks and Moves

Official Insect Glaive Preview Video

Silkbind Attack: Awakened Kinsect Attack

MH Rise Sunbreak - Insect Glaive Awakened Kinsect Attack Silkbind Attack

This attack consumes all extracts and hurls the Kinsect towards a monster to deal massive damage. The damage dealt increases if more extracts are used.

After launching the Kinsect, the hunter will close the distance with a Wirebug. This also absorbs extract, marks the target, and chains into a Vaulting Dance.

Deals More Damage If More Extracts Are Used

This new attacks deals massive damage if it can consume all three of the Insect Glaive's stored extracts. In the base game, the only damaging Silkbind Attack is Soaring Wyvern, so this new move is a welcome addition to the Insect Glaive's kit.

Equip Kinsects That Extract Two Colors

Since the damage output of this move depends on how many extracts the weapon has, it is a good idea to use Kinsects that can get two extracts in one shot to quickly fill up the extract gauge.

For this, you can opt to use Carnage Beetle or Monarch Alucanid.

Switch Skill: Kinsect Slash

MH Rise Sunbreak - Insect Glaive Kinsect Slash Switch Skill

Kinsect Slash is a new Switch Skill for the Insect Glaive that is used mid-air.

The weapon and the Kinsect are thrust forward. If it connects, it will be followed with Vaulting Dance and extract is absorbed.

If red extract is absorbed during Kinsect Slash, other extracts won't be absorbed and an Enhanced Insect Spiker will be executed instead.

Silkbind Attack: Kinsect Glide

MHRise Sunbreak - IG Kinsect Glide

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

Sends a Kinsect out then uses a Wirebug to jump into it. A great repositioning tool for the Insect Glaive that can be followed up with multiple other moves.

New Kinsect Bonuses

Boosted Powder Extract

MH Rise Sunbreak - Boosted Powder Extract
After using several assisted attacks, a powder containing all 3 extracts will appear in the air, allowing hunters to collect them by simply moving through it. Attacking marked targets makes the special extract appear faster. The special extract can be used up to two times and can also extend triple up time.

This bonus is obtained using the Exalted Alucanid and Gleambeetle Kinsects unlocked after reaching MR3.

Powder Vortex

MH Rise Sunbreak - Powder Vortex
As a Powder-type, the Kinsect will automatically attack a marked body part and leave behind extract dust powder. Activating Powder Vortex with zR + X + A draws in all the powder to the last marked point to cause an explosion.

This bonus is obtained using the Bilbobrix and Ladytower Kinsects unlocked after reaching MR3.

Powder Vortex Controls
Button zRButtons XButtons A
zR + X + A
(while the Kinsect is deployed)
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

MB4 + Left Click + Right Click
(while the Kinsect is deployed)

Kinsect Charge

MH Rise Sunbreak - Kinsect Charge
With Kinsect Charge, the Kinsect can automatically charge itself even when it's not on you. Using zR + X + A with the Kinsect out makes charging faster.

This bonus is obtained using the Foliacath and Fleetflammer Kinsects unlocked after reaching MR3.

Kinsect Charge Controls
Button zRButtons XButtons A
zR + X + A
(while the Kinsect is deployed)
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

MB4 + Left Click + Right Click
(while the Kinsect is deployed)

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Release Date and New Monsters

How Good is the Insect Glaive?

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 new changes further improved the current capabilities of the Insect Glaive, especially in the Kinsect department. The new Switch Skills added more options to initiate aerial attacks and further bolstered IG's movement mid-flight. These improvements makes the Insect Glaive a really great weapon to pick up in Sunbreak!

Weapon Tier List

Insect Glaive Strengths

MH Rise - Check IconHigh mobility and aerial attacks

Check IconStrong buffs from Kinsect

Check IconGreat at mounting monsters

Check IconImproved offensive capability

High Mobility and Aerial Attacks

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Has Access to Aerial Attacks
The Insect Glaive offers the most mobility out of all the weapons in Monster Hunter. You can attack midair and keep attacking if you do the correct moves.

Strong Buffs from Kinsect

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Get Buffs from Kinsects
The Kinsect can get different extracts from various parts of a monster, giving the Insect Glaive user several buffs to their attack power, speed, and defense.

Extract Color Description
MH Rise - Insect Glaive Red Extract
(Red)
Increases Attack
MH Rise - Insect Glaive White Extract
(White)
Movement speed boost
MH Rise - Insect Glaive Orange Extract
(Orange)
Knockback protection when attacking

Great at Mounting Monsters

Being mostly airborne, Insect Glaive users are the best at triggering Wyvern Riding.

Improved Offensive Capability

Insect Glaive has received more upgrades to its kit in Sunbreak, with the addition of Awakened Kinsect Attack, Kinsect Slash, and new Kinsect Bonuses.

Whether you prefer fighting on the ground or would like to launch aerial onslaughts at a monster, the Insect Glaive can adapt to the playstyle you prefer.

Insect Glaive Weaknesses

Check IconInsect Glaive is Nerfed in Monster Hunter Rise

Check IconWeak without Kinsect extracts

Check IconCan quickly lose sharpness

Check IconNo guarding option

Insect Glaive is Nerfed in Monster Hunter Rise

This is not true at all! If all, Insect Glaive is buffed in MH Rise considering the new Dual Color capability of the Kinsects! The Descending Thrust move that most people feared to be gone is now discovered to be present in the Switch Skill Diving Wyvern. Do not be afraid, Insect Glaive is here to stay!

Weak Without Kinsect Extracts

The Insect Glaive is much weaker if you don't make use of the buffs. You will suffer from less attack speed, less attack power, less vault distance, and less defense. These buffs do not last for a long time either so keep an eye out for when they are blinking (near expiration)!

Can Quickly Lose Sharpness

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Access to Quick Attacks
With the Insect Glaive's fast attack speed, you will find yourself losing sharpness quicker than most weapons. Keep an eye out for skills that manages sharpness like Master's Touch or Razor Sharp.

Sharpness Guide

No Guarding Option

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Midair Dodge
Insect Glaive users will have to time their dodges precisely and take advantage of their aerial abilities because the Insect Glaive cannot guard.

Insect Glaive Controls

Switch PC Action
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Rising Slash Combo
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Wide Sweep
Button zRButtons X

zR + X
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click

MB4 + Left Click
Kinsect: Harvest Extract
Button zRButtons A

zR + A
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right Click

MB4 + Right Click
Kinsect: Recall
Button zRButton R

zR + R
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Shift Button

MB4 + Shift
Kinsect: Fire
Button zR
zR
MH Rise - M4 Click
MB4
Kinsect: Mark Target
Button zRButtons B

zR+ B
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Space Button

MB4 + Space
Vault
Midair,
Buttons X
X
Midair,
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Aerial Attack
Midair,
Buttons A
A
Midair,
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Jumping Advancing Slash
Midair,
Buttons B
B
Midair,
MH Rise - Space Button
Space
Midair Evade
Buttons ZLButtons X

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

Middle Click + Left Click
Silkbind Attack: Silkbind Vault
Buttons ZLButtons A

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

Middle Click + Right Click
Silkbind Attack: Recall Kinsect

Useful Combos

Combo for Brief Openings
Thrust Reaping Slash Double Slash
Left Analog + Buttons X
Left Stick + X
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Left Click
Directional Button + Left Click
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Basic Combo with Red Extract Stocked
Leaping Slash Strong Rising Slash Combo Tornado Slash
Left Analog + Buttons A
Left Stick + A
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button+ MH Rise - Right Click
Directional Button + Right Click
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Midair Combo
Vault Midair Evade Jumping Advancing Slash
Button zRButtons B
zR + B
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Space Button
MB4 + Space
While midair,
Buttons B
B
While midair,
MH Rise - Space Button
Space
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click

Insect Glaive Silkbind Attacks

Silkbind Vault

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Silkbind Vault

Switch Controls
Buttons zLButtons X
zL + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click

Silkbind Vault is a Silkbind Attack, where you can jump forward and upward midair, making you gain more air time. This move can be combined with a variety of attacks, making it a highly useful lead.

Recall Kinsect

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Recall Kinsect

Switch Controls
Buttons zLButtons A
zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click

Recall Kinsect is a Silkbind Attack where you can recall your Kinsect while simultaneously avoiding attacks from opponents. Players can also recall their Kinsect midair, whereas you would normally have to be on the ground to do it. While moving, the Kinsect will also execute spinning attacks.

When your Kinsect returns to you, you will get healed and your Kinsect's stamina will be fully restored.

Diving Wyvern

MH Rise - IG Diving Wyvern

Switch Controls
Buttons zLButtons A
zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click

This new Descending Thrust-like Silkbind Attack for the Insect Glaive stabs the monster from above! It can be switched out for Recall Kinsect.

The radius of the attack is small but will deal heavy damage at the site of the collision.

Awakened Kinsect Attack

MH Rise Sunbreak - Awakened Kinsect Attack

Switch Controls
Buttons zLButtons A
zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click

The hunter consumes one Wirebug and all their extracts with the Awakened Kinsect Attack. They launch their Kinsect onto the monster, dealing a lot of damage in the process, and follows suit to attack and gain an extract depending on which body part they hit. The hunter can also chain this attack with a Vaulting Dance.

Kinsect Glide

MHRise Sunbreak - IG Kinsect Glide

Switch Controls
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
then
Buttons X.png Jumping Slash
Buttons A.png Jumping Advancing Slash
Buttons B.png Midair Evade

Sends a Kinsect out then uses a Wirebug to jump into it. A great repositioning tool for the Insect Glaive that can be followed up with multiple other moves.

Insect Glaive 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 ・ Leaping Slash
・ Advancing Roundslash
2 ・ Tornado Slash
・ Tetraseal Slash
3 ・ Jumping Advancing Slash
Kinsect Slash
4 ・ Recall Kinsect
・ Diving Wyvern
Awakened Kinsect Attack
5 ・ Silkbind Vault
Kinsect Glide

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Advancing Roundslash

MH Rise - IG Advancing Roundslash

Switched With Controls
Leaping Slash Draw Weapon while unsheathed.
Left Analog + Buttons A or

MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right Click with weapon unsheathed while on ground.

Left Stick + A or Directional Button + Right Click with weapon unsheathed while on 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.

Replaces your usual drawing attack with a dash spinning move that can counter attacks. Any attack met while dashing will propel you to the air, giving the Insect Glaive a much-needed boost. This takes a lot of getting used to because the counterattack opportunity is only present while dashing.

Tetraseal Slash

MH Rise - IG Tetraseal Slash

Switched With Controls
Tornado Slash With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press
Buttons A or MH Rise - Right Click.
(Does not follow up with Advancing Roundslash when Leaping Slash is switched out).
A or Right Click
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.

If you're using Powder Kinsects then you're going to love this. This is a multi-hit attack that marks the enemy for Kinsects to target. Tornado Slash is your high damage move but this one has almost the same value but it does it with multiple hits - definitely better if you're running an elemental or status Insect Glaive.

Diving Wyvern

MH Rise - IG Diving Wyvern

Switched With Controls
Recall Kinsect
Buttons zL + Buttons A
zL + A
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
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

The Diving Wyvern unlocks a diving move while airborne that deals significant damage. Pin-point accuracy is needed though because the radius of the hit is very small.

Once you unlock this, we recommend replacing Recall Kinsect. The health regeneration and Kinect stamina refresh are great and all but DPS is still king in MH Rise!

Kinsect Slash

MH Rise Sunbreak - Insect Glaive Kinsect Slash Switch Skill

Switched With Controls
Jumping Advancing Slash Switch
Buttons A.png in midair
Button zR.png + Buttons A.png to attack in the reticle's direction.
Description
Thrust forward with your glaive and Kinsect. If the slash connects, you'll perform a Vaulting Dance, absorbing the extract. However, absorbing the red extract won't allow you to absorb any other extract, but you'll be able to perform an Enhanced Insect Spiker as a trade-off.

A more offensive gap closer to a monster that will enable you to deal huge damage when you get the red extract. Use this while the monster is down for maximum effect.

Kinsect Glide

MHRise Sunbreak - IG Kinsect Glide

Switched With Controls
Silkbind Vault Switch
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
then
Buttons X.png Jumping Slash
Buttons A.png Jumping Advancing Slash
Buttons B.png Midair Evade
Description
Sends your Kinsect out and uses a Wirebug to quickly jump to it. The Kinsect will aim for a marker, or if there is none it would fly forward or follow the reticle. When the Kinsect hits a monster, it will absorb extract.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 2

Sends a Kinsect out then uses a Wirebug to jump into it. A great repositioning tool for the Insect Glaive that can be followed up with multiple other moves.

Awakened Kinsect Attack

MH Rise Sunbreak - Insect Glaive Awakened Kinsect Attack Silkbind Attack

Switched With Controls
Recall Kinsect Switch
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
zL + A
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
Description
A technique that hurls a Kinsect forward to inflict massive damage. All extracts are consumed and the more extract you have, the stronger the attack will be. Afterwards, you'll close in to Kinsect using a Wirebug, while absorbing extract and marking your target. The move finishes with a Vaulting Dance.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

The hunter consumes one Wirebug and all their extracts with the Awakened Kinsect Attack. They launch their Kinsect onto the monster, dealing a lot of damage in the process, and follows suit to attack and gain an extract depending on which body part they hit. The hunter can also chain this attack with a Vaulting Dance.

Insect Glaive Attacks and Moves

Extract Harvesting

MH Rise Insect Glaive Extract Harvesting

Send Kinsect
Button zR + Buttons X or MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
to send Kinsect for extraction
zR + X or MB4 + Left Click
Recall Kinsect
Button zR + Buttons A or MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right Click
to recall the Kinsect with the extracts
zR + A or MB4 or Right Click

In Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise), each extract has their own individual effects and green extract is also removed from the game. Check out the extract effects below!

Extract Effects

Extract Color Effects
Insect Glaive - Red Extract(Red) Increases Attack
Insect Glaive - White Extract
(White)
Movement speed boost
Insect Glaive - Orange Extract
(Orange)
Knockback protection when attacking

Kinsect Types and Bonuses

Kinsects have changed in Monster Hunter Rise (MHRise) with Kinsects being highly dependent on the player's choice.

Different Kinsect types can be purchased from the Smithy in Steelworks or the Hub Prep Area, each with its unique stats, type, and bonuses. Check those out if you're looking for Kinsects to use!

Kinsect Tree: List of All Kinsects

Kinsect Attack Type

Attack Type Description
Severing Will deal cutting damage while extracting
Blunt Will deal blunt (KO) damage while extracting

Kinsect Types

Type Description
Normal Normal kinsects with no special behavior
Powder Will automatically attack marked spots on a monster.
Assist When all three extracts are obtained, Assist Kinsects will also automatically attack monsters.
Speed Automatically recovers stamina when on the hunter's arm. When fully charged, the attack from this Kinsect becomes powerful.
When the charge is complete, the Insect Glaive will glow blue.

Kinsect Bonuses

Bonus Description
Bonus Heal Restores the Hunter's health when collecting extracts.
Dual Color (Defense) Will always collect the targeted extract together with the orange extract.
Stamina Use Slowed Reduces stamina consumption of the Kinsect
Triple Up Time Extends the active duration after collecting all 3 extracts.
Dual Color (Attack) Will always collect the targeted extract together with the red extract
Dual Color (Speed) Will always collect the targeted extract together with the white extract
Auto-Attack Frequency Up Increases how much the Kinsect will execute attacks automatically
Idle Stamina Recovery Up Increases the stamina recovery of Kinsects while on standby
Charged Chain Attack Executes a continuous attack when the Kinsect is charged
Fast Charge Charge time for Kinsects are shortened
Boosted Powder Extract Keeps the three-color extract in the air while hitting assisted attacks
Powder Vortex Collects dust in a vortex then creates an explosion
Kinsect Charge Automatically charges its attack when the Kinsect are stopped

Kinsect Types and Bonuses

How to Get New Kinsect Bonuses

MR Rise Sunbreak - Reach MR3 to get new Kinsects

New Kinsect Bonuses
Boosted Powder Extract Powder Vortex Kinsect Charge

To get the new Kinsect bonuses available in the Sunbreak Expansion, you must first purchase the DLC. Afterwards, you have to progress enough in the expansion to reach MR3. This will unlock all the new Kinsects that have the new Kinsect bonuses. You have to purchase them in the Smithy afterwards though!

Recommended Kinsect

Gleambeetle
 Gleambeetle 7 Image
Rarity Attack Type Type(s)
7 Blunt Assist
Power Speed Heal
125 7 10
Kinsect Bonus
Boosted Powder Extract

If you are looking for great Kinsects to use, we recommend using the Gleambeetle, available in the Sunbreak expansion. It has the Kinsect Bonus Boosted Powder Extract which enables the Kinsect to automatically get all three extracts simply by assisting on attacking.

This keeps you topped up for the whole fight and the extra blunt damage from this Kinsect can help in stunning monsters!

You can buy this from the Smithy (Steelworks, Hub Prep Area, or Central Plaza in Elgado) for 9000z.

Kinsect Guide: Best Kinsect to Use and How to Upgrade

Recommended Combos for the Insect Glaive

Tri-Switch Skill Combo

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Diving Wyvern Combo

Switch Controls
Left Analog + Buttons XButtons AButtons AButtons AButtons zL + Buttons A

Left Stick + XA (x3) → zL + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button +
MH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Directional Button + Left ClickRight Click (x3) → Middle Click + Right Click

This combo utilizes the three awesome Switch Skills of the Insect Glaive. First, you close the gap using Advancing Roundslash then press A (Right Click) until it executes a Tetraseal Slash. Finally, we finish off the combo with a Diving Wyvern.

Do not be afraid of using this while the monster is attacking because Advancing Roundslash will automatically propel you upwards if met by an attack!

High Firepower Combo When Monster is Stunned

MH Rise - Insect Glaive High Firepower Combo

Switch Controls
Left Analog + Buttons AButtons XButtons XLeft Analog + Buttons AButton zR + Buttons X

Left Stick + AX (x2) → Left Stick + AzR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click

Directional Button + Right ClickLeft Click (x2) → Directional Button + Right ClickMB4 + Left Click

We recommended this combo whenever the monster cannot move. Make sure you have all three extracts collected, then perform a Leaping Slash (L + A or WASD + Right Click). Since Leaping Slash has a long downtime after, you can cancel this just by Harvesting Extract (zR + X or MB4 + Left Click).

Aerial Combo

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Aerial Combo

Switch Controls
Button zR + Buttons BButtons BButtons zLButtons AButtons AButtons X

zR + BBzL + AAX
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Space ButtonMH Rise - Space ButtonMH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click

MB4 + SpaceSpaceMiddle Click + Right ClickRight ClickLeft Click

This is our recommended combo when you're in midair. From vaulting, combining Midair Evade, Recall Kinsect, and Jumping Advancing Slash, your airtime becomes longer. This allows you to set up for the big damage move, Aerial Attack.

Evade and Attack Combo Using Recall Kinsect

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Recall Kinsect Combo

Switch Controls
Buttons zLButtons AButtons BButtons AButtons X

zL + ABAX
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Space ButtonMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click

Middle Click + Right ClickSpaceRight ClickLeft Click

This is a combo that allows you to evade midair and then immediately attack using Recall Kinsect. Evading gives you a bit of an invulnerability window, so you can avoid monster attacks. By avoiding Recall Kinsect, you can do an aerial combo.

Tips on How to Use the Insect Glaive

Check IconCollect and maintain extracts

Check IconLearn and Use Kinsect Cancel

Check IconUse aerial attacks for weakspots high above

Check IconTrigger environmental hazards with the Kinsect

Check IconUse Dual Color (Attack) Kinsects

Check IconTry fighting on the ground more than in the air

Collect and Maintain Extracts

extracts 2
Try to collect extracts before you start seriously fighting the monster. The red extract is particularly important; the Insect Glaive has two different movesets for those with and without the red extract. Keep an eye out for when your extracts expire and make sure you maintain them.

Learn and Use Kinsect Cancel

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Kinsect Cancel

This handy tip allows you to basically cancel any lengthy downtime animation frames like the Insect Glaive's Tornado Slash. To do this, simply alternate between Kinsect: Harvest Extract (zR + X or MB4 + Left Click) and Kinsect: Recall (zR + A or MB4 + Right Click) after the attack!

When used with a Charged Chain Attack Kinsect, this can max out your DPS!

Kinsect Tree: List of All Kinsects

Use Aerial Attacks to Aim For Out-of-Reach Weakspots

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Aerial Attacks

The Insect Glaive is capable of great leaps to reach high locations and attack from the air. It provides the advantage of allowing players to attack weak spots which would be difficult to reach with other melee weapons. You can even finish it with the Switch Skill Diving Wyvern which stabs your Insect Glaive downwards like the Descending Thrust!

Trigger Environmental Hazards With Kinsect

Insect Glaive users can direct their Kinsect to trigger things in the environment like Flashflies so make sure to keep an eye out for these.

Use Dual Color (Attack) Kinsects

The red extract is arguably the most important and hard to get extract for Insect Glaive users. Not only does it increase your attack, but it also unlocks a plethora of new combos you can use.

Therefore, we recommend getting a Kinsect with Dual Color (Attack) Kinsect Bonus. This allows you to extract a red extract together with the extract that the body part produces. This is a great way to get red extract considering most of them can be extracted from the head.

Kinsect Tree: List of All Kinsects

Fight on the Ground, Less in the Air

MH Rise - Insect Glaive Fight on the Ground

After collecting all three extracts, we recommend fighting on the ground. It is quite tempting to fight airborne considering Insect Glaive is known for its superior airborne prowess but the motion value for airborne attacks is way less than on the ground. Do not waste your extract up time!

Changes from MHW: Iceborne

Check IconDescending Thrust is now the Switch Skill Diving Wyvern

Check IconKinsect Control changed from L2 to zR

Check IconRemoved the jump buff from White Extracts. Jumping power is buffed in general.

Check IconNo more green extracts. Healing will depend on if the Kinsect has the Bonus ''Bonus Heal''

Check IconGetting orange and white extracts provide Earplugs and Flinch Free.

Descending Thrust is now in the Switch Skill Diving Wyvern

MH Rise - IG Diving Wyvern

When you unlock the Switch Skill Diving Wyvern, you can see a Descending Thrust-like attack from Monster Hunter World (MHW). If your gameplay revolves around this, feel better because it's back in MH Rise!

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Kinsect Control changed from L2 to zR

If you're used to hitting the bottom-left shoulder button in directing the Kinsect, that's gonna change in MH Rise. zL is now reserved for activating Silkbind Attacks so they moved the Kinsect Control button to the other side, zR.

No More Jump Buff from White Extracts

White extracts in MH Rise do not provide jump buff anymore. Instead, they increased the general raw jumping power of the hunter.

Green Extract is Gone

You can no longer get a green extract from monsters in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). The only way you can get healing from Kinsects is by using one with the ''Bonus Heal''.

Getting Orange and White Extracts Provide Earplugs and Flinch Free

When you get orange and white extracts from a monster, your hunter will now have Earplugs and max Flinch Free - very useful when going full ham even when against roars! This allows safer engagements, even if you still don't have red extracts to boost your attack.

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Melee Weapons
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Guide | Weapon Tree
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Guide | Weapon Tree
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Guide | Weapon Tree
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Guide | Weapon Tree
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Guide | Weapon Tree | Melodies
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Guide | Weapon Tree
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Guide | Weapon Tree
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Guide | Weapon Tree | Kinsects

Ranged Weapon Guides

Ranged Weapons
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