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Hammer Gameplay and New Moves

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

Hammer Controls

Button Action
Overhead Smash
Buttons A.png Side Smash
Button zR.png Charge
(release while charging)Button zR.png Charged Attack
(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

Hammer New Moves

Official Hammer Preview Video

Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon

Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon.jpg

Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon sends the hunter flying while making a spinning attack. You can opt to charge the attack initially for more damage!

Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png

Impact Crater

Impact Crater

Impact Crater is a silkbind attack that launches the hunter in the air then slamming the hammer downwards with great force, creating a crater on the ground.

Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png

Charge Mode Change

The hammer gains an alternate charge attack for Monster hunter Rise! It's a new move that changes the hammer's default spinning charge attack into one strong slam. To know what mode you currently have, refer to the color of the hammer icon on the right side of your sharpness.

New Charge Mode Default Charge Mode
blueSlam Attack YellowSpinning Attack

Hammer Returning Moves

Spinning Jump Attack

spinning jump attack
The Hammer's spinning jump attack makes its return in Monster Hunter Rise. It's a strong jump attack that can deal multiple damage in a single move. Furthermore, it is also great against tall monsters since you can hit them from the jump's peak until you reach the ground.

While in a Slope, Button zR.png

Hammer Strengths and Weaknesses

Hammer Strengths

Hammer Strengths

Check IconCan stun monsters.

Check IconHigh single-hit attack damage.

Check IconHigh mobility weapon.

Can Stun Monsters

Hammers dishes out blunt damage which could trigger stuns to monsters when hit on the head enough!

High Single-Hit Damage

Like the Great Sword, the Hammer has high single-hit attack damage. This can be achieved when the hammer is fully charged!

High Mobility

Unlike the Great Sword though, the hunter can move freely while the Hammer is unsheathed. You can even charge while moving but this consumes stamina so be careful!

Hammer Weaknesses

Hammer Weaknesses

Check IconReach is very short.

Check IconCannot cut tails.

Check IconHas no guarding options.

Very Short Reach

The Hammer has a very short reach that cannot reach the heads of some monsters like Deviljho or Galvenus. The aerial attacks that come with the Silkbind Attacks make up for this though!

Cannot Cut Tails

Because it outputs blunt damage and not cutting damage, the Hammer cannot cut tails. This is okay though as most Hammer users focus on the head - and only the head.

No Guarding Options

The Hammer also does not have guarding options but is mitigated by its high mobility. Take advantage of this and position yourself properly!

How to Use the Hammer

Aim For the Head!

Aim for the Head

Take advantage of the blunt damage and always aim for the head to accumulate stun damage!

Make Sure the Charge Attack Hits

Make Sure Charge Attacks Hit

Hammers have one of the highest single-hit damage for any weapon so when you charge the Hammer, make sure it hits! It can charge up to 3 levels which can be stored while moving so reposition properly and make it count!

Evade Monster Attacks and Counter

Evade and Counterattack

Counterattack by repositioning yourself frequently. The monster will always move its head so perfect timing is key!

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