Bow Controls and New Moves | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MHRise)

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

Bow Controls

Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Aim
Button zR.png Shoot
Buttons A.png Melee Attack
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Dragon Piercer
(Hold)
Button L.pngButtons 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

Draw to end with Arc Shot

Input
(Hold) Button zR.png to Button zR.png + Buttons A.png

Power Shot

Draw to Shoot to end with Power Shot

Input
(Hold)Button zR.png to Button zR.png+(Any Direction) to (Press Quickly) Buttons A.png

Charging Sidestep Combo

Shoot to Charging Sidestep to Power Shot to end with Power Volley

Input
Button zR.png+(Any Direction) to Button L.png + Buttons B.png to Buttons A.png to Buttons A.png

Bow New Moves

Charging Side-step

Charging Side-step.png

Input
Buttons zL.png + Button zR.png to Buttons B.png + Button L.png

With this combo, you can side-step while charging your bow as long as you still have stamina left. If you side-step too much, you lose stamina and do less damage with your shot.

Instant Shots

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Input
(After Charged Attack) Buttons A.png

After firing a charged shot, you can quickly follow it up with two more extra instant shots if you have enough stamina.

Charged Rapid Fire

Charged Rapid Fire.gif

Input
Buttons zL.png + Button zR.png + Button zR.png + Button zR.png + Buttons A.png

With this combo, you can rapidly fire arrows while you are charging for a power shot.

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Herculean Draw

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Herculean Draw is a Silkbind Attack that makes the Bow user evade then temporarily buff their attack power.

Input (Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons A.png

Focus Shot

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Focus Shot is a Silkbind Attack that makes the Bow user backflip with the help of the Wirebug, crouch, then rapidly recover stamina.

Input (Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons X.png

Bow Returning Moves

Charging Sidesteps

Input
Buttons zL.png then hold Button zR.png, Buttons B.png + Left Analog.png

The Charged sidesteps return in Monster Hunter Rise! It's an evasive maneuver that also allows you to charge your shots for more damage. Overcharging it is a waste of Stamina however, so once you reach three charges, fire away!

Power Shot

After firing a charged shot, you can do a follow up attack that shoots more arrows. If you have enough stamina, you can do another shot that shoots more arrows.

Input
After Charged shot, Buttons A.png

Normal Shots Into Power Shots

After shooting three times, you can use Power Shots to unleash more arrows from your attacks at the expense of more stamina.

Input
After three normal shots, Buttons A.png

Bow Strengths and Weaknesses

Strengths

Check IconCharged shots

Check IconHigh mobility

Check IconCoatings

Charged Shots

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You can make any of the Bow's attacks more powerful by charging it from level 1 up to level 3 (level 4 if you have the Bow Charge Plus skill).

High Mobility

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Bow users can quickly evade with Charging Sidestep. This also charges the bow by one level.

Coatings

Bow users can also use different types of Coatings to either empower the user (Power or Close Range) or apply Status Ailments to the monster (Blast, Sleep, Paralysis, or Poison).

Coating Effect
Close-range Coating Arrows designed to deal more damage to nearby targets, at the cost of a reduced maximum range.
Power Coating An arrow coating that increases the attack power of arrows.
Paralysis Coating An arrow coating that applies paralysis effects to arrows.
Poison Coating An arrow coating that applies poison effects to arrows.
Sleep Coating An arrow coating that induces sleep.
Blast Coating An arrow coating that applies explosive powder to arrows.

Weaknesses

Check IconHigh stamina consumption

Check IconPrecision needed

Check IconLow defense

High Stamina Consumption

The Bow is a very stamina-heavy weapon. Builds around the Bow in Monster Hunter World (MHW) often have skills that lessen stamina consumption like Constitution

Precision Needed

Bow users have to aim precisely at a monster's weak points to completely optimize their damage.

Low Defense

The Bow, as a ranged weapon, takes more physical damage, making dodging perfectly an important skill for any Bow user.

How to Use the Bow

Maximize Focus Shot Use

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Focus Shot looks to be a game-changing ability since one of the biggest weaknesses of the Bow is that it consumes a lot of stamina. Try to use it as much as possible to keep your attacks continuous.

Charge Your Attacks

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Charging the Bow's attacks, whether it be the Rapid Shot or the Quick Shot, increases its damage by a lot. However, keep your eye on your stamina as charging your attacks can eat away at it very quickly!

Utilize the Charging Sidestep

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The Charging Sidestep is both useful for evading and empowering your shots by one level. It is highly recommended that you weave this move into your combos.

Support with Arc Shots

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Instead of doing damage, it looks as though the Arc Shots in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR) now apply buffs to whoever is in the targeted area. Provide support to your allies with Arc Shots whenever it is needed!

Use Coatings

Bow users should look to use Coatings as much as possible not only to do more damage, but to provide support to their teammates by paralysing, poisoning, or knocking out the monster.

Types of Coatings and Effects

Coating Effect
Close-range Coating Arrows designed to deal more damage to nearby targets, at the cost of a reduced maximum range.
Power Coating An arrow coating that increases the attack power of arrows.
Paralysis Coating An arrow coating that applies paralysis effects to arrows.
Poison Coating An arrow coating that applies poison effects to arrows.
Sleep Coating An arrow coating that induces sleep.
Blast Coating An arrow coating that applies explosive powder to arrows.

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