Charge Blade Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Charge Blade Guide Combos Controls and Moveset

This is a guide to the Charge Blade, a weapon in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn about new Charge Blade controls and combos, how to elemental boost the Shield and the Sword, how to use the Savage Axe -like Switch Skill as well as details on other Charge Blade Switch Skills.

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Charge Blade Controls

Sword Controls

Switch PC Action
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Weak Slash
Buttons X + Buttons A

X + A
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Left Click + Right Click
Forward Slash
During a combo
Left Analog + Buttons A

Left Stick + A
During a combo
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right Click

Directional Button + Right Click
Fade Slash
Button zR + Buttons X

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

MB4 + Left Click
Morph Slash
Button zR + Buttons A

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

MB4 + Right Click
Charge
Button zR zR
MH Rise - M4 Click
MB4
Guard
Hold,
Buttons A A
Hold,
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Charged Double Slash
Buttons ZL + Buttons X

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

Middle Click + Left Click
Morphing Advance
Buttons ZL + Buttons A

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

Middle Click + Right Click
Counter Peak Performance

Axe Controls

Switch PC Action
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Rising Slash
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Element Discharge
Buttons X + Buttons A

X + A
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Left Click + Right Click
Amped Element Discharge
Button zR zR
MH Rise - M4 Click
MB4
Morphed Slash

Useful Combos

Sword: Basic Combo
Sword: Forward Slash Sword: Return Stroke Sword: Spinning Slash
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Elemental Roundslash Combo
(Power Mode requires more than 1 phial)
Sword: Charged Double Slash Sword: Shield Thrust Axe: Amped Element Discharge Axe: Element Boost Spinning Slash
Hold Buttons A
A
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
Button zR zR
MH Rise - M4 Click MB4
Sword: Sword Mode-boosting Combo
(During Elemental Boost Only)
Sword: Charged Double Slash (While Charging) Sword: Condensed Element Slash
Hold
Buttons A
A
Hold,
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Button zR + Buttons A
zR + A
MH Rise - M4 Click+ MH Rise - Right Click
MB4 + Right Click
Hold,
Buttons X
A
Hold,
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Axe: Combo into Amped Element Discharge
Axe: Dash Slam Axe: Element Discharge II Axe: Amped Element Discharge
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 A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Axe: Combos from Axe Mode into Element Discharge
Axe: Rising Slash Axe: Element Discharge II Axe: Rising Slash Axe: Element Discharge II
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Buttons X X
MH Rise - Left Click Left Click
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click

Charge Blade Silkbind Attacks

Official Charge Blade Preview Video

List of Silkbind Attacks

Morphing Advance

MH Rise - Charge Blade Morphing Advance Silkbind Attack

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

Morphing Advance is a silkbind attack where the hunter will dash in the input direction while morphing into Axe Mode. While dashing, your Hunter will have knockback protection so use this to close the gap between you and the monster efficiently!

Counter Peak Performance

MH Rise - Charge Blade Counter Peak Performance Silkbind Attack

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

This silkbind attack holds your hunter to the ground with threads. When hit by an attack, the Charge Blade phials will automatically be fully charged and can be chained to a Super Elemental Discharge!

Axe Hopper

MH Rise - CB Axe Hopper

This new Silkbind Attack can be switched out with Counter Peak Performance.

The axe is raised overhead then slammed down, launching the hunter into the air. This also allows using a powerful Element Discharge while the hunter is moving upwards.

Charge Blade Switch Skills and Best Setup

Switch Skills are unlocked as you progress in the game. The very first one is obtained after finishing the ★3 Village Urgent Quest, Feathered Frenzy.

The best Switch Skills we recommend for each slot are marked in red.

Controls Original Skill Switch Skill
zR + A
MB4 + Right Click
Condensed Element Slash Condensed Spinning Slash
zR (Axe)
zR+A (Sword)
MB4 (Axe)
MB4 + Right Click (Sword)
Morph Slash Counter Morph Slash
zL + A
Middle Click + Right Click
Counter Peak Performance
Wirebug Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1
Axe Hopper
Wirebug Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Condensed Spinning Slash

MH Rise - CB Condensed Spinning Slash

Switched With Controls
Condensed Element Slash
Hold Buttons X or MH Rise - Left Click while charging
Release Buttons X or MH Rise - Left Click at the right time

Hold X or Left Click while charging release X or Left Click
Description
Activates the Element Regeneration system while charging. The shield rotates and acts as a spinning saw blade. Switches the weapon to Axe mode and turns energy into phials.

To do this, press zR + A and hold X. The Charge Blade shield will start spinning and can be swung onto an enemy. Hold X whenever it hits the enemy, and release afterward. Perfect timing is crucial for this move so take note!

This Switch Skill should be used immediately after acquiring. This allows you to charge your phials while in Axe mode! It greatly helps in maintaining phial charges while also dealing high damage in Axe mode.

Counter Morph Slash

MH Rise - CB Counter Morph Slash

Switched With Controls
Morph Slash In Sword Mode,
Button zR + Buttons X or MH Rise - M4 Click+ MH Rise - Left Click

In Axe Mode,
Button zR or MH Rise - M4 Click

In Sword mode, zR + X or MB4 + Left Click.
In Axe Mode, zR or MB4
Description
A more defense-focused switching attack with a longer blocking effect. If successful, the follow-up Element Discharge Slash's damage increases.

This Switch Skill lengthens the Morphing Guard Point for the Charge Blade. If you're used to utilizing that specific guard point, we suggest getting this Switch Skill. If not, stick to Morph Slash because Counter Morph Slash can hinder the fast and fluid morphing combos of the Charge Blade.

Axe Hopper

MH Rise - CB Axe Hopper

Switched With Controls
Counter Peak Performance
Buttons ZL + Buttons A or MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - M4 Click

zL + A or Middle Click + MB4
Description
Slam the Axe overhead, using recoil and Ironsilk to propel you to the air. While airborne, you can execute a Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED).

This move is instant access to Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED). Though this is a very easy way to execute SAED, we don't recommend using this because the capability of Counter Peak Performance to charge your phials after blocking an attack is too good.

The DPS from this is not worth it compared to the sheer utility offered by Counter Peak Performance.

Charge Blade Attacks and Moves

Weak Slash

Switch Controls In Sword Mode,
Buttons X
X
PC Controls In Sword Mode,
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Basic Combos Slash up by pressing X or Left Click again
Hold A or Right Click for a Charged attack
Hold zR or MB4 to switch to Axe mode

A stationary slash attack that does not move the hunter. The very basic starting point for all combos.

Forward Slash

Switch Controls In Sword Mode,
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
PC Controls In Sword Mode,
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
Basic Combos Slash up by pressing X or Left Click
Hold A or Right Click for a Charged attack
Hold zR or MB4 to switch to Axe mode

An advancing slash move while in Sword mode. Useful when you need to close the gap between you and the monster.

Charged Double Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Charged Double Slash

Switch Controls In Sword Mode, hold
Buttons A
A
PC Controls In Sword Mode, hold
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click after doing a spin attack
Press zR or MB4 after to switch to Axe Mode

A charged move that executes two slashes when released at the right time. This is the most effective way to get phial charges.

Morph Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Morph Slash

Switch Controls
Button zR+Buttons X
zR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click after transformation to do a upward slash attack
Press A or Right Click after transformation to do a Elemental Burst
Press X + A or Left Click + Right Click after transformation to do a enhanced elemental charge into an elemental burst and amped up slash

Axe: Rising Slash

Switch Controls Buttons X X
PC Controls
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click to slash up
Press A or Right Click after to do an Elemental Discharge
Press zR or MB4 to go into Sword Mode

A move in Axe Mode that swings the Axe upward hitting anything high above. Useful against flying monsters like Rathalos or monsters with an elevated head like Anjanath.

Axe: Elemental Discharge

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Elemental Discharge

Switch Controls Buttons A A
PC Controls
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click to do an upwards slash
Press A or Right Click again for an Elemental Discharge
Press X+A or Left Click + Right Click after for an Elemental Burst

Imbues phial charges on your Axe that every swing has boosted capabilities depending on the Phial.

Elemental Boost

In Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise), you can execute an elemental boost to the put phial charges to your sword and the boost the damage of your shield.

Elemental Boosting the Shield

MH Rise - Charge Blade Elementally Boosting the Shield

Switch Controls
After a Shield Thrust
Button zR zR
PC Controls
After a Shield Thrust
MH Rise - M4 Click MB4

Element boosting the shield gives you stronger axe attacks as well as access to the Super Amped Elemental Discharge.

Elemental Boosting the Sword

MH Rise - Charge Blade Elementally Boost the Sword

Switch Controls
Hold Buttons X after Charging (zR + A) then release.

Hold X after Charging (zR + A) then release.
PC Controls
Hold MH Rise - Left Click after Charging (MB4 + Right Click) then release.

Hold Left Click after Charging (MB4+ Right Click) then release.

Take note: to do this attack, your shield must be Elemental Boosted and Condensed Element Slash must be chosen as a switch skill. Element boosting the sword gives phial properties on all Sword attacks.

Amped Element Discharge

MH Rise - Charge Blade Amped Elemental Discharge

Switch Controls
Sword Mode
Buttons XButtons X + Buttons AButtons X+Buttons A

XX + AX +A
Switch Controls
Axe Mode
Buttons X + Buttons A

X + A
PC Controls
(Sword Mode)
MH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Left ClickLeft Click + Right ClickLeft Click +Right Click
PC Controls
(Axe Mode)
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

Left Click + Right Click

A very powerful move capable of hitting multiple times and depending on the phial type, can stun or deal more damage against monsters.

Super Amped Elemental Discharge

MH Rise - Charge Blade Super Amped Elemental Discharge

When the Charge Blade's Shield is Elemental Boosted, the Amped Elemental Discharge will convert to Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED) which uses all the phials stored. You know that the Super Amped Elemental Discharge is executed when the camera pans out and your Hunter swings the axe in a huge circle.

You can cancel this into a normal Amped Elemental Discharge by inputting ↓ + X or S + Left Click at the start of the SAED motion. This is usually used to conserve phials for when the monster's opening is not that huge.

Morph Moves

Sword to Axe

MH Rise - Charge Blade Sword to Axe

Switch Controls
Button zR + Buttons X
zR + X
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click

While in Sword State, make sure to charge your Phials to unleash devastating Elemental Discharges against enemies.

Axe to Sword

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe to Sword

Switch Controls
Button zR
zR
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 Click
MB4

Your Axe form is your battle mode but you are extremely vulnerable. Unleash all your damage then quickly morph back to shield form to gain mobility and guarding capabilities.

Guard Points

MH Rise - Charge Blade Guard Point

Timings Sword Mode
・At the start of Morph
(Button zR + Buttons X or MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click)
・After Spinning Slash
(Buttons X x3 or MH Rise - Left Click x3)
Axe Mode
・End of Morph Slash (Button zR or MH Rise - M4 Click)

In Sword Mode
At start of Morph zR + X or MB4 + Left ClickX (x3) or Left Click (x3)

Axe Mode
End of Morph Slash (zR or MB4)

Guard points refer to a counterpoint where if a monster uses an attack at you during this period, the attack will be blocked and you can connect an Amped Elemental Discharge using X+A.

Recommended Combos for the Charge Blade

Red Phial Collection Combo

MH Rise - Charge Blade Red Phial Collection Combo

Switch Controls
Hold Buttons AButtons X + Buttons A → Hold Buttons AButtons X

Hold AX + A → Hold AX
PC Controls
Hold MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click → Hold MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left Click

Hold Right ClickLeft Click + Right Click → Hold Right ClickLeft Click

With this combo, you can go straight to the red phials from the default white ones. Once you've done this, you can go straight to Amped Elemental Discharge or Super Amped Elemental Discharge if your shield is elemental boosted.

Super Amped Elemental Discharge from Sword & Shield Mode

MH Rise - Charge Blade Super Amped Elemental Discharge

Switch Controls
Buttons XButtons X + Buttons A (x2)

XX + A (x2)
PC Controls
MH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click (x2)

Left ClickLeft Click + Right Click (x2)

With this combo, you can go into the Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED) from the Sword & Shield Mode. It takes a long time to set up, so make sure you do this when the monster is down.

Element Discharge Loop Combo

MH Rise - Charge Blade Elemental Discharge Loop

Switch Controls In Axe mode,
Buttons XButtons AButtons XButtons A ...

XAXA ...
PC Controls In Axe Mode,
MH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right Click...

Left ClickRight ClickLeft ClickRight Click ...

You can use this combo when you want to hit the head to inflict phial damage. For impact phials, you can chain stuns as well, so you can do this while a monster is down to prolong its downtime.

The Savage Axe Loop Combo

MH Rise - Charge Blade Savage Axe Loop Combo

Switch Controls In Sword Mode, zR + A
Hold Buttons X → Hold Buttons A → Hold Buttons X → Hold Buttons A ...

Charge (zR + A) while in sword mode → hold X → hold A → hold X → hold A...
PC Controls In Sword Mode, charge MB4 + Right Click
Hold MH Rise - Left Click → Hold MH Rise - Right Click → Hold MH Rise - Left Click → Hold MH Rise - Right Click...

Charge (MB4 + Right Click) while in sword mode → hold Left Click → hold Right Click → hold Left Click → hold Right Click...

This combo utilizes the Savage Axe -like Switch Skill, Condensed Spinning Slash. If Savage Axe is your go-to Charge Blade move back in Monster Hunter World (MHW), then you'll see how great it looks in MH Rise. Condensed Spinning Slash uses phials to attack an area multiple times so when you're using an Impact Phial Charge Blade, a stun is very likely.

Also, feel free to use this beside your allies because this does not throw them airborne!

Tips on How to Use the Charge Blade

Check IconCounterattack using Counter Peak Performance

Check IconCharge Phials in Sword Mode, Discharge in Axe Mode

Check IconTransfer the Charge from Sword to Shield for Bonus Damage in Axe Mode

Counterattack using Counter Peak Performance

MH Rise - Charge Blade Use Counter Peak Performance

The addition of the Counter Peak Performance gives the Charge Blade counterattack capabilities (besides the Guard Points). Use this silkbind attack when able because it can be chained into an Amped or Super Amped Elemental Discharge!

Charge Phials in Sword Mode, Discharge in Axe Mode

MH Rise - Charge Blade Discharge Using Axe

Phials make Charge Blades a force to be reckoned with. Always take time to collect phials during sword mode and discharging them using Axe mode. This is the basic gameplay loop for the Charge Blade!

Overcharging Can Cause Swords to Bounce-Off

MH Rise - Charge Blade Attacks Bounce Off When Overcharged.jpg

If you attack with the Charge Blade, you accumulate charge on your sword that can be transferred to your shield. If you charge with the Sword too much, your attacks will bounce off. Always load the charge using zR + A or MB4 + Right Click depending on the number of phials you need.

Phial Charge Accumulation Colors

These are the different colors of the phials when your Charge Blade is charging. Do not let it reach overcharge because your attacks will bounce off.

MH Rise - Charge Blade Charge Blade Phial No Charge No Charge
MH Rise - Charge Blade Yellow Phial Charge 3 Phials
MH Rise - Charge Blade Red Phial Charge 5 Phials
MH Rise - Charge Blade Phial Over Charge Overcharged

Transfer the Charge from the Blade to the Shield for Bonuses

MH Rise - Charge Blade Elementally Boosting the Shield

Switch Controls
Buttons XButtons X + Buttons A (x2) → Button zR

XX + A (x2) → zR
PC Controls
MH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click x2 → MH Rise - M4 Click

Left ClickLeft Click + Right Click (x2) → MB4

When phials are fully charged, take time to transfer the charges from the sword to the shield. When your shield is charged, it gives you increased attack power and guarding!

Also when your shield is charged, you gain access to the Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED) which dishes out tons of damage!

How Good is the Charge Blade?

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The Charge Blade offers high damage due to Axe Mode's phial discharge moves and high defense because of the guard points however this is a weapon that is very hard to master. Once you mastered using the Charge Blade though, you have one of the best weapons in your hands.

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Charge Blade Strengths

MH Rise - Charge Blade Strengths

Check IconThe elemental discharge move is very powerful.

Check IconCan be easily switched between Sword and Axe modes.

Check IconHas inherent guard between attacks

Check IconCan stun monsters by using Impact Phials

Elemental Discharges Are Very Powerful

Charge Blade's power is all on the elemental discharge. The phials can also vary between an Impact or Element Phial each with different uses. The Charge Blade is very flexible!

Easy Switch Between Sword and Axe

In Sword Mode, the hunter has good mobility and can guard with a shield. In Axe Mode, the hunter has poor mobility but greater damage. Charge Blade users can easily switch between the two!

Guard Points Between Attacks

Charge Blades have guard frames called Guard Point. When a monster hits your guard point, you can immediately execute an Elemental Discharge!

Can Stun Using Impact Phials

Using Charge Blades with Impact Phials is a good way to stun monsters - considering that you are hitting them on the head.

Charge Blade Weaknesses

MH Rise - Charge Blade Weaknesses

Check IconA very complicated weapon

Check IconVery long attack animations

Most Complicated Weapon in the Game

This weapon is the most complicated weapon in the game. There are a lot of technicalities to this weapon so it is not beginner-friendly. A deep understanding of the underlying mechanics is required!

Long Attack Animations

Charge Blades have very long attack animations that are sometimes difficult to time. For example, Elemental Bursts have a long wind-up animation before hitting the monster!

Changes from MHW: Iceborne

Check IconSavage Axe can be derived from the Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill

Savage Axe is Now in the Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill

MH Rise - CB Condensed Spinning Slash

The Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill is shown to have the animation and movements of the Savage Axe in MHW: Iceborne. You can charge phials while in Axe Mode with this Switch Skill so if you like using the Savage Axe in World, then you'll use this one all the time!

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