Sunbreak Charge Blade Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset | Monster Hunter Rise

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This is a guide to the Charge Blade, a weapon in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (MH Rise). Read on to learn about new Charge Blade controls and combos, how to elementally 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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Balance Changes (Update 10.0)

Charge Blade Balance Changes and Fixes
(Update 10.0)
・ Adjusted all of the following weapon actions:
・ [Morph Slash]
 ・ Axe: Ultra Element Discharge (Elemental Phial Explosion): Attack power slightly increased; Elemental scaling increased
 ・ Axe: Ultra Element Discharge (Impact Phial Explosion): Attack power slightly increased
・ [Counter Morph Slash]
 ・ Axe: Ultra Element Discharge (Elemental Phial Explosion): Attack power slightly increased; Elemental scaling increased
 ・ Axe: Ultra Element Discharge (Impact Phial Explosion): Attack power slightly increased

・ Added combos that chain from small and medium guard reactions.
・ Axe: Ultra Element Discharge: The height of the phial explosion's hit detection has been increased.
・ The window of time available for entering combo commands after a Forward Dodge in Sword mode was moved earlier, making it easier to chain it into other attacks.
・ The phial charge failure animation will no longer trigger when performing a Charge action (e.g., for a Condensed Element Slash) after charging a phial from a zero phial state in Sword mode.
・ Sword Boost Mode now lasts longer.
・ Axe: Amped Element Discharge: It is now easier to chain from Element Boost into the preparatory action for an Amped Element Discharge.
・ Sword: Shield Thrust: It is now easier to chain this into Charged Double Slash combos.
・ Fixed a bug where the hit detection for the downward axe attack in the Midair Ultra Element Discharge was slightly slower when you had phials charged compared to when you didn't have any phials charged, when performing the Discharge directly before hitting the ground.
・ Axe: Amped Element Discharge: Made it more difficult for this attack not to connect during frame drops (due to shortness of the hit detection time window).
・ Fixed a bug where the Sword mode recovery animation for getting up from the ground would trigger instead of the Axe mode animation when recovering from certain types of reactions (extreme knockbacks, non-recoverable knockbacks, and whirlwinds) in Axe mode.
・ Fixed a bug where the blinking effect on the HUD would sometimes look displaced when your energy is overcharged.

Charge Blade received some buffs across the board and the update fixed the weird SAED hitzone that caused pain to all Charge Blade users in base Rise.

Besides Ready Stance, which gives Charge Blade user a really huge guard-counter opening, all the additional Switch Skills in the Sunbreak expansion proved to be lacking and so there isn't much change for this weapon - gameplay-wise.

Weapon Changes in Sunbreak

Charge Blade New Sunbreak Attacks and Moves

Official Charge Blade Preview Video

Silkbind Attack: Ready Stance

MH Rise Sunbreak - Charge Blade Ready Stance Silkbind Attack

This Silkbind Attack binds the axe and sword together. When hit by an attack while in this stance, it lowers your guard reaction, allowing you to easily chain sword and axe attacks.

You can chain an attack even without blocking anything. The type of attack you can execute after the guard depends on the input and the amount of knockback taken. Guarding against a heavy knockback attack can be followed up with an Amped Element Discharge.

Switch Skill: Phial Follow-up: Firing Pin

MH Rise Sunbreak - Phial Follow-up Firing Pin Switch Skill
Unlike the regular Phial Follow-up, this Switch Skill has the elemental energy build up on the target instead of in your weapon. This means less elemental energy is generated for your phials. You can apply multiple lumps of elemental energy on monsters with an Element Boosted Sword or with a Shield Thrust using an Element Boosted Shield.

You can detonate the built-up energy in Axe Mode, and doing so will extend the duration of the Elemental Boost.

Silkbind Attack: Air Dash

MHRise Sunbreak - CB Air Dash

This silkbind attack provides Hunters with quick aerial maneuvers that can be used to be aggressive or defensive. It can be followed up with a Jumping Slash or Phial Explosion, both giving advantages in different situations.

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak
Release Date and New Monsters

How Good is the Charge Blade?

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 changes with Charge Blade in Sunbreak offered great alternative playstyles for this really technical weapon. The new switch skills and the addition of the Chain Crit armor skill made playing the Condensed Spinning Slash playstyle as viable as the Elemental Discharge playstyle - giving the Charge Blade more flexibility.

Weapon Tier List

Charge Blade Strengths

MH Rise - Charge Blade Strengths

Check IconElement Discharges are very powerful.

Check IconCan easily switch between Sword and Axe Modes.

Check IconHas inherent guard between attacks

Check IconCan stun monsters by using Impact Phials

Element Discharges Are Very Powerful

The Charge Blade's power is all on the element discharges. 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 Points. When a monster hits you during a Guard Point, you can immediately execute an Element Discharge!

Can Stun Using Impact Phials

Using Charge Blades with Impact Phials is a good way to stun monsters, as long as 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 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

The Charge Blade has very long attack animations that are sometimes difficult to time. For example, Super Amped Elemental Discharges / Ultra Element Discharges have a long wind-up animation before hitting the monster!

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
Morph 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

Morphing Advance

MH Rise - Charge Blade Morphing Advance

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! This uses one Wirebug and has fast Wirebug recovery speed.

You can follow up the Morphing Advance with X or Left Click to do a Spinning Slash, changing it back to Sword Mode. You can also press A or Right Click instead to perform an Element Discharge II axe attack or X + A or Left + Right Click to use an Amped Element Discharge.

Counter Peak Performance

MH Rise - Charge Blade Counter Peak Performance

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. You can even follow up by elementally boosting your sword with a Condensed Element Slash or finishing with an Amped Element Discharge! This costs one Wirebug to use and has medium Wirebug recovery speed.

Axe Hopper

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Hopper

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

This Silkbind Attack can be switched out with Counter Peak Performance and Ready Stance. It uses one Wirebug and has a medium Wirebug recovery speed.

The axe is raised overhead and then slammed down, launching the hunter into the air. The hunter can also attack while airborne with a Midair Element Discharge Slash with A or Right Click or an Ultra Element Discharge with X + A or Left Click + Right Click.

Ready Stance

MH Rise Sunbreak - Charge Blade Ready Stance

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

This Silkbind Attack binds the axe and sword together to act as a powerful guard. When hit by an attack while in this stance, it lowers your guard reaction, allowing you to easily chain sword and axe attacks. It costs one Wirebug and has fast Wirebug recovery. This move can be swapped with Axe Hopper or Counter Peak Performance.

Note that this will not block all attacks! However, you can still follow up with an attack even if you don't block anything, and it will be treated as if you took minor knockback. The following are the moves you can follow up with after guarding:

Switch PC Attack
After Minor Knockback
Buttons AA MH Rise - Right ClickRight Click Axe: Element Discharge II
Buttons XX MH Rise - Left ClickLeft Click Sword: Return Stroke
Button zRzR MH Rise - M4 ClickMB4 Sword: Morph Slash
After Major Knockback
Buttons XX MH Rise - Left ClickLeft Click Sword: Morph Slash
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
Axe: Amped Element Discharge

Air Dash

MHRise Sunbreak - CB Air Dash

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

This silkbind attack provides Hunters with quick aerial maneuvers that can be used to be aggressive or defensive. It can be followed up with a Jumping Slash or Phial Explosion, both giving advantages in different situations.

Charge Blade Switch Skills and Best Setup

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 ・ Morph Slash
・ Counter Morph Slash
2 ・ Condensed Element Slash
・ Condensed Spinning Slash
3 ・ Phial Follow-Up
Phial Follow-Up: Firing Pin
4 ・ Counter Peak Performance
・ Axe Hopper
Ready Stance
5 ・ Morphing Advance
Air Dash

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 - Right Click

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

Axe Hopper can give 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.

Phial Follow-up: Firing Pin

MH Rise Sunbreak - Phial Follow-up Firing Pin

Switched With Controls
Phial Follow-up Switch
Shield Thrust during Elemental Boost or sword attacks in Sword Boost Mode.
Continuing to attack will amplify the energy built up on your target
Description
Lowers the pressure of elemental energy generated through Shield Thrust using Elemental Boost or sword attacks while in Sword Boost Mode. The elemental energy generated builds up on your target, but disappears over time. Can be detonated by any attack in Axe mode, and extending the time limit of the Elemental Boost.

Leaves a 'firing pin' on the monster that you need to hit at a later time to unlease huge damage. Really good for slow monsters that are easy to hit.

Air Dash

MHRise Sunbreak - CB Air Dash

Switched With Controls
Morphing Advance Switch
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
then
Buttons X.png in midair: Jumping Slash
Buttons A.png for Phial Explosion
Description
Raises the Hunter up while whirling an axe then propels you away with Phial Explosion. Damage often leaves monsters mountable and you can control your fall direction to some degree. If no Phial explosion was triggered, you'll fall straight down.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

This silkbind attack provides Hunters with quick aerial maneuvers that can be used to be aggressive or defensive. It can be followed up with a Jumping Slash or Phial Explosion, both giving advantages in different situations.

Ready Stance

MH Rise Sunbreak - Charge Blade Ready Stance Silkbind Attack

Switched With Controls
Counter Peak Performance Switch
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
zL + A
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
Description
Binds sword and shield with Ironsilk and enters a guard stance. After guarding, a heavy knockback leaves you in Sword Mode, and lowers your guard reaction so you're able to chain sword/axe attacks.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Puts the Hunter in a guarding position that will enable them to take on attacks with lower reaction time. It can be chained with multiple attacks as well!

Charge Blade Attacks and Moves

Sword: Weak Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Sword 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
Press zR + X or MB4 + Left Click after to morph to Axe Mode

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

Sword: Forward Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Sword 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
Press zR + X or MB4 + Left Click after to morph to Axe Mode

An advancing slash move while in Sword Mode. Useful when you need to close the gap between you and the monster. Forward Slash also functions as the sword draw attack.

Sword: Fade Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Sword Fade Slash

Switch Controls During a Sword Mode combo,
Left Analog + Buttons A
Left Stick + A
PC Controls During a Sword Mode combo,
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right Click
Directional Button + Right Click
Basic Combos Hold A or Right Click for a charged attack
Press X + A or Left Click + Right Click after to do a Shield Thrust
Press zR + X or MB4 + Left Click after to morph to Axe Mode

This move can help with positioning by allowing you to move quickly after an attack. You can use it to line up your Amped Element Discharges. It has a Guard Point at the end as well.

Sword: Charged Double Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Sword 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 to do a Spinning Slash
Press X + A or Left Click + Right Click after to do a Shield Thrust
Press zR + X or MB4 + Left Click after to morph to Axe Mode

A charged move that does two slashes when released at the right time. This is the most effective way to get phial charges. Failing to get the timing right will do a single-hit weaker Charged Rising Slash that doesn't charge the phials as much.

Axe: Smash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Smash

Switch Controls While sheathed,
Button zR+Buttons X
zR + X
PC Controls While sheathed,
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click after to do a Rising Slash
Press A or Right Click after to do an Element Discharge
Press zR or MB4 to morph into Sword Mode

This move acts as the axe draw attack, allowing you to use axe attacks without having to morph from Sword Mode first.

Axe: Rising Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Rising Slash

Switch Controls In Axe Mode, Buttons X X
PC Controls In Axe Mode,
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click again to do an Overhead Slash
Press A or Right Click after to do an Element Discharge
Press zR or MB4 to morph 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: Element Discharge

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Element Discharge

Switch Controls In Axe Mode, Buttons A A
PC Controls In Axe Mode,
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Basic Combos Press X or Left Click to do a Rising Slash
Press A or Right Click again for an Element Discharge
Press X+A or Left Click + Right Click after for an Amped Element Discharge

Imbues phial charges on your axe so that every swing has phial-boosted capabilities.

Elemental Boost

In Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise), you can execute an Elemental Boost to put charged phials to your sword, boost the damage of your axe attacks, and improve your shield's guard capacity.

Elementally Boosting the Shield

MH Rise - Charge Blade Elementally Boosting the Shield

Switch Controls
After a Shield Thrust or Cancelling Amped Element Discharge,
Button zR zR
PC Controls
After a Shield Thrust or Cancelling Amped Element Discharge,
MH Rise - M4 Click MB4

Elementally boosting the shield gives you stronger axe attacks. This also changes the Amped Element Discharge to the Super Amped Elemental Discharge (also known as the Ultra Element Discharge). In addition, the boosted shield improves your guarding ability and triggers small explosions when blocking attacks.

Elementally Boosting the Sword

MH Rise - Charge Blade Elementally Boost the Sword

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

Hold X after Charging (zR + A) then release.
PC Controls
Hold MH Rise - Left Click after Charging (MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right Click) then release.

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

Take note: to do this attack, your shield must be elementally boosted, and Condensed Element Slash must be chosen as a Switch Skill. Elementally boosting the sword gives all its attacks the phial properties and prevents deflection.

Axe: Amped Element Discharge

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Amped Element 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.

Axe: Super Amped Elemental Discharge /
Axe: Ultra Element Discharge

MH Rise - Charge Blade Super Amped Elemental Discharge

When the Charge Blade's Shield is elementally boosted, the Amped Element Discharge will convert to Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED), also known as Ultra Element Discharge (UED), which uses all of the phials stored. You'll 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 Element Discharge by inputting ↓ + X or S + Left Click at the start of the SAED motion. This is usually used to conserve phials when the monster's opening is not that huge.

Morph Slashes

Sword: Morph Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Sword Morph Slash

Switch Controls In Sword Mode,
Button zR + Buttons X
zR + X
PC Controls In Sword Mode,
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click

While in Sword Mode, make sure to charge your phials to unleash devastating Element Discharges against enemies. You can chain any of the other axe attacks after morphing, including the Amped Element Discharge with X + A or Left Click + Right Click.

Axe: Morph Slash

MH Rise - Charge Blade Axe Morph Slash

Switch Controls In Axe Mode,
Button zR
zR
PC Controls In Axe Mode,
MH Rise - M4 Click
MB4

Your Axe Mode is your battle mode, but it leaves you extremely vulnerable. Unleash all your damage, then quickly morph back to Sword Mode to regain mobility and guarding capabilities. This attack can be chained from most axe moves.

Guard Points

MH Rise - Charge Blade Guard Point

Timings Sword Mode
・At the start of Morph Slash
(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)
・End of Fade Slash
(Left Analog + Buttons A or MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right Click)
Axe Mode
・End of Morph Slash (Button zR or MH Rise - M4 Click)

Sword Mode
・At start of Morph Slash zR + X or MB4 + Left ClickX (x3) or Left Click (x3)
・After Spinning Slash
X (x3) or Left Click (x3)
・End of Fade Slash
Left Stick + A or Directional Button + Right Click
Axe Mode
・End of Morph Slash (zR or MB4)

Guard Points refer to the guard that automatically blocks monster attacks when they attack you during specific periods of certain attacks, usually when your shield is directly in front of an attack. Note that this consumes the weapon's sharpness. If your shield is charged, you can follow up with a Super 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 uncharged phials. Once you've done this, you can go straight to Amped Element Discharge or Super Amped Elemental Discharge if your shield is elementally 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 Element 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,
Charge(Button zR + Buttons 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(MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - 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 was 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, stunning the monster 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 Ultra Element 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 and charge phials during Sword Mode and discharge them in 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

Whenever you attack with the Charge Blade in Sword Mode, you accumulate Sword Energy. These can then be charged into your phials and then transferred to your shield. If you charge with the Sword too much, your attacks will bounce off. Always charge the phials 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 building up energy. Do not let it reach the overcharged state 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 your phials are fully charged, take time to transfer the charges from the sword to the shield to elementally boost it. When your shield is charged, it improves the attack power of your axe attacks and your guarding!

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

Changes from MHW: Iceborne

Check IconSavage Axe is now in the Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill

Savage Axe is Now in the Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill

MH Rise - Charge Blade Condensed Spinning Slash

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

Monster Hunter Rise (MHRise) Related Links

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Melee Weapons
MH Rise - Great Sword IconGreat Sword
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MH Rise - Long Sword Icon Long Sword
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MH Rise - Sword & Shield IconSword and Shield
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Dual Blades IconDual Blades
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Lance IconLance
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Gunlance Icon Gunlance
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Hammer Icon Hammer
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Hunting Horn IconHunting Horn
Guide | Weapon Tree | Melodies
MH Rise - Switch Axe IconSwitch Axe
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Charge Blade IconCharge Blade
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Insect Glaive IconInsect Glaive
Guide | Weapon Tree | Kinsects

Ranged Weapon Guides

Ranged Weapons
MH Rise - Light Bowgun IconLight Bowgun
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Heavy Bowgun IconHeavy Bowgun
Guide | Weapon Tree
MH Rise - Bow IconBow
Guide | Weapon Tree

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