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

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This is a guide to the Gunlance, a weapon in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak (MH Rise). Read on to learn about new Gunlance controls and combos, how to use Gunlance shelling, Gunlance's Blast Dash as well as details on Gunlance Switch Skills.

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Balance Changes (Update 10.0)

Gunlance Balance Changes and Fixes
(Update 10.0)
・Hail Cutter: Wirebug Gauge recovers more quickly, and Wyvern's Fire cooldown reduction has been increased.

・Shelling levels 4 and 5 have been adjusted.
・[Normal Type (Levels 4 and 5)]
 ・ Shelling (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Shelling (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Charged Shelling (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Charged Shelling (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Wyvern's Fire (Level 4): Attack power increased; Elemental scaling slightly increased
 ・ Wyvern's Fire (Level 5): Attack power increased; Elemental scaling increased
 ・ Burst Fire (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Burst Fire (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased

・[Long Type (Levels 4 and 5)]
 ・ Shelling (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Shelling (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Wyvern's Fire (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased; Elemental scaling slightly increased
 ・ Wyvern's Fire (Level 5): Attack power increased; Elemental scaling increased
 ・ Burst Fire (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Burst Fire (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased

・[Wide Type (Levels 4 and 5)]
 ・ Shelling (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Shelling (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Charged Shelling (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Charged Shelling (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Strong Charged Shelling (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Wyvern's Fire (Level 4): Attack power increased; Elemental scaling slightly increased
 ・ Wyvern's Fire (Level 5): Attack power increased; Elemental scaling increased
 ・ Burst Fire (Level 4): Attack power slightly increased
 ・ Burst Fire (Level 5): Attack power slightly increased

・Fixed a bug where the delay was set too short between performing a sidestep after a large backstep.
・Guard Edge: Fixed a bug where sometimes you could not perform a Guard Edge immediately after stopping moving while guarding.
・Wyvern's Fire: Fixed a bug where the aftereffects of Wyvern's Fire would appear displaced on certain types of Gunlances.
・Wyvern's Fire: Fixed a bug where the explosion from Wyvern's Fire would sometimes not properly register a sloped surface when using Wyvern's Fire on a slope.
・Wyvern's Fire: Fixed a bug where you could not combo into Wyvern's Fire after chaining an Overhead Smash into a sidestep.

Gunlance was fun to use in MHRise so it's great that it got really great buffs across the board, mostly to keep up with the damage needed to dispose of MR monsters! What more, the cooldown for the Wyvern Fire and Wirebug cooldown after using Hail Cutter were shortened - making these already staple moves an even greater pick.

Gunlance is very comfortable to use in Sunbreak!

Weapon Changes in Sunbreak

Gunlance New Sunbreak Attacks and Moves

Official Gunlance Preview Video

Silkbind Attack: Bullet Barrage

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gunlance Bullet Barrage Silkbind Attack

The hunter uses a Wirebug to close in on the monster, then it unleashes everything loaded in the Gunlance! Note that a full reload will be done first if any of the ammunition (including Wyvern's Fire cooldown) is not ready before performing the attack, so time it properly!

The reload and blast dash also cannot be stopped by roars or enemy attacks.

Switch Skill: Erupting Cannon

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gunlance Erupting Cannon Switch Skill

This Switch Skill fires an exploding stake at the target. The Gunlance heats up after the explosion, indicated by a blue flame, and enhances all slashing attacks for a limited time. This will likely switch with the Wyrmstake Cannon.

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How Good is the Gunlance?

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The Gunlance is a weapon that can easily deal damage. However, since there's a big windup time for its attacks, it needs knowledge of a monster's moves so it doesn't get interrupted. The Gunlance is also slow, making it difficult to move around the battlefield.

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Gunlance Strengths

MH Rise - Gunlance Strengths

Check IconShelling neglects monster armor

Check IconPhysical attacks are strong too

Check IconLong reach and can aim high places

Check IconOne of the best with guarding

Shelling Neglects Monster Armor

Shelling attacks ignore monster armor so Gunlance players revolve their playstyle around it. This is mostly where the Gunlance shows its full potential!

Physical Attacks Are Equally Strong!

Though shelling is where the power lies, Gunlance's physical attacks are not too shabby either! Depending on the situation, you can build your Gunlance for poking only!

Long Reach and High Aim

Like the Lance, the Gunlance also has a long reach and can aim high. This enables the hunter to reach the high heads of Anjanath or hit flying enemies like Rathalos!

Gunlances Can Guard!

The Gunlance is also top tier when it comes to guarding! It is possible to bombard enemies with shelling while guarding to keep this in mind!

Gunlance Weaknesses

MH Rise - Gunlance Weaknesses

Check IconShelling consumes sharpness

Check IconVery poor mobility

Check IconWyvern's Fire and Shelling Ammo needs proper management

Shelling Consumes Sharpness

Unfortunately, shelling rapidly consumes sharpness. Remember to use Guard Edge or sharpen during the fight! We suggest putting in the skills Razor Sharp or Protective Polish to slow down sharpness degradation. If not, just opt with Speed Sharpening so you can sharpen in less time.

Very Poor Mobility

When unsheathed, the Gunlance reduces the hunter to a crawl. Sheath your weapon or build your Gunlance for Evade Extend to reposition effectively! Blast Dash can be used to mitigate this but you will not have access to Charged Shelling anymore.

Wyvern's Fire and Shell Ammo Needs Proper Management

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Wyvern

In addition to managing sharpness, Gunlance users must also manage the Gunlance's Wyvern's Fire and Shelling ammo. This requires a steady presence of mind whenever you play!

Gunlance Controls

Switch PC Action
Buttons XX MH Rise - Left Click Left Click Lateral Thrust
Buttons A A MH Rise - Right Click Right Click Shelling
Hold,
Buttons A A
Hold,
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Charged Shelling
Buttons X + Buttons A

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

Left Click + Right Click
Rising Slash
After Rising Slash,
Buttons X
X
After Rising Slash,
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Overhead Smash
After Overhead Smash,
Buttons X
X
After Overhead Smash,
MH Rise - Left Click
Left Click
Wide Sweep
Button zR zR MH Rise - M4 Click MB4 Guard
Button zR + Buttons X

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

MB4 + Left Click
Guard Thrust
Button zR + Buttons A

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

MB4 + Right Click
Reload
After an attack,
Button zR + Buttons A

zR + A
After an attack,
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right Click

MB4 + Right Click
Quick Reload
Button B B MH Rise - Space Button Space Backstep
After Overhead Smash,
Buttons A A
After Hail Cutter,
Buttons A A
After Overhead Smash,
MH Rise - Right Click Left Click
After Hail Cutter,
MH Rise - Right Click Left Click
Burst Fire
After Wide Sweep, Buttons X or Buttons A
X or A
After 2 Shelling,
Buttons A
A
After Burst Fire,
Buttons A
A
After Guard Edge,
Buttons A
A
Buttons X + Buttons A (x2)
X or A
After Wide Sweep, MH Rise - Left Click or MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click or Right Click
After 2 Shelling,
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
After Burst Fire,
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
After Guard Edge,
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click (x2)
X or A
Wyrmstake Cannon
Button zR + Buttons X + Buttons A

zL + X + A
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click

MB4 + Left Click + Right Click
Wyvern's Fire
Buttons zL + Buttons X

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

Middle Click + Left Click
Hail Cutter
Buttons zL + Buttons A

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

Middle Click + Right Click
Guard Edge

Useful Combos

Basic Combo
Lunging Upthrust
Mid Thrust I Mid Thrust II Shelling
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
Buttons A A
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click
Burst Fire Combo
Rising Slash Overhead Smash Burst Fire
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 A A
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
Strong Combo
Rising Slash Overhead Smash Wide Sweep Wyvern's Fire
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
Button zR + Buttons X + Buttons A
zR + X + A
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
MB4 + Left Click + Right Click

Gunlance Silkbind Attacks

Official Gunlance Preview Video

Bullet Barrage

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gunlance Bullet Barrage

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

The new Bullet Barrage Silkbind Attack can be used in the Sunbreak demo and replaces either Hail Cutter or Ground Splitter.

The hunter uses a Wirebug and the Gunlance to launch themselves forward and sets off an explosion that unloads everything the Gunlance has loaded. The reload and blast dash also cannot be stopped by roars or enemy attacks.

A fully loaded Gunlance will perform the action quickly. Note that shells, Wyrmstake Cannon, and Wyvern's Fire will be reloaded first before the move is executed if any of them are not fully loaded or ready. When using Bullet Barrage, make sure that you are in a safe position before using it as it has a relatively long windup time.

This move costs two Wirebug charges and has a medium recovery speed.

Hail Cutter

MH Rise - Gunlance Hail Cutter

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

Hail Cutter is a Silkbind Attack that launches the hunter airborne while reloading the Gunlance. The move finishes with a downward slam where you may opt to use Burst Fire or Wyvern Fire with a shortened charge time!

Guard Edge

MH Rise - Gunlance Guard Edge

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

Guard Edge is a Silkbind Attack that acts like a counter-guard but restores sharpness. Considering how Gunlance shelling eats up sharpness at a rapid rate, this is a great addition to Gunlance's arsenal!

Ground Splitter

MH Rise - GL Ground Splitter

Ground Splitter is a Switch Skill switchable with Hail Cutter. The hunter will drag the Gunlance on the ground while moving forward and strike with an upward slash. It also temporarily boosts the damage for shells, Wyrmstake Shots, and Wyvern's Fire.

Gunlance 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 ・ Charged Shelling
・ Blast Dash
2 ・ Quick Reload
・ Guard Reload
3 ・ Wyrmstake Cannon
Erupting Cannon
4 ・ Hail Cutter
・ Ground Splitter
5 ・ Guard Edge

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Blast Dash

MH Rise - GL Blast Dash

Switched With Controls
Charged Shelling
Hold Buttons A (A) and release when charged.
Can be performed midair using
Button zR + Buttons A
zR + A
Hold MH Rise - Right Click (Right Click) and release when charged.
Can be performed midair using
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right Click
MB4 + Right Click
Description
Uses recoil to travel far. Aims the Gunlance backwards then launches forward to close in the target. It is possible to use Blast Dash again while hurtling!

Blast Dash propels your hunter using the force of the Gunlance artillery. It does not have any damaging potential but is useful for closing out the distance between you and the monster. Blast Dash can be used up to three times.

Ground Splitter

MH Rise - GL Ground Splitter

Switched With Controls
Hail Cutter
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click
Description
Scrapes the ground while slashing upwards. Increases shell, Wyrmstake Shot, and Wyvern Fire damage temporarily.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
Wirebug Cost: 1

Ground Splitter drags your Gunlance on the ground, heating the tip while increasing the damage of shelling and Wyvern's Fire for a short time. Change into this Switch Skill as soon as you unlock it!

Guard Reload

MH Rise - GL Guard Reload

Switched With Controls
Quick Reload
Button zR + Buttons A
zR + A
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right Click
MB4 + Right Click
Description
Has a Guard at the start of the reload. Reloads both the shells and the Wyrmstake Cannon but only reloads less shells than normal Reload.

In Guard Reload, your artillery rounds are reduced to 3 but reloading is now guarded. This will also reload your Wyrmstake Cannon.

Erupting Cannon

MH Rise Sunbreak - Gunlance Erupting Cannon Switch Skill

Switched With Controls
Wyrmstake Cannon Switch
Press Buttons A.png after firing two shells
Press Buttons X.png after a Wide Sweep
Press Buttons A.png after a Burst Fire
Press ↓Left Analog.png after a Charged Shelling
Description
The Gunlance fires an exploding stake onto your target. When using this, the tip of the Gunlance heats up and slashing attacks are enhances for a certain period.

Replaces the consistent tick damage of Wyrmstake Cannon with a huge, single burst damage attack. Useful for breaking parts of the monster since it's a big, single point damage.

Gunlance Attacks and Moves

Charged Shelling

MH Rise - Gunlance Charged Shelling

Switch Controls Hold,
Buttons A A
PC Controls Hold,
MH Rise - Right Click Right Click

Charged Selling is an old Gunlance attack that allows you to increase a shell's damage by charging your shots. It's extremely effective for long-type Gunlance ammo due to its inherently high damage output.

Unlike the Unload Burst, charged shelling only consumes 1 ammo at the cost of dealing less damage.

Change Direction of Attack

MH Rise - Gunlance Changing Charged Shelling Direction

While charging, the direction of the Gunlance's shot can be changed by moving the joystick up or down or with W or S. Charged Shelling can be shot forward, at a 45° angle, or directly above the user.

Wyrmstake Cannon

MH Rise - Gunlance Wyvernstake Cannon

PC and Switch Controls After 2 Shelling,
Buttons A or MH Rise - Right Click
A or Right Click
After a Shelling,
↓ + Buttons A or MH Rise - S Button + MH Rise - Right Click
Down + A or S + Right Click
After a Burst Fire,
Buttons A or MH Rise - Right Click
A or Right Click
After a Guard Edge,
Buttons A or MH Rise - Right Click
A or Right Click
After a Wide Sweep,
Buttons A or MH Rise - Right Click
A or Right Click
Buttons X + Buttons A (x2)
X + A
or
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click (x2)
Left Click + Right Click

The Wyrmstake Cannon uses a large metallic stake or harpoon-like ammo which deals a massive amount of damage when fired. Accompanied by this cannon are two attacks which in turn makes the combo a devastating blow to any enemy monster.

There are multiple ways to achieve this combo so practice what feels comfortable the most to you.

Remember to Reload your Wrymstake Cannon Using Normal / Guard Reloading

With Ammo Without Ammo
Switch Controls
Buttons zRButtons A
zR + A
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 ClickMH Rise - Right Click
MB4 + Right Click

Reloading your Wrymstake Cannon is different from reloading the ammo in your Gunlance. Always keep in mind that you cannot successfully perform a Wyrmstake Cannon combo if your Gunlance is empty.

Reload them using Normal Reload or Guard Reload, Quick Reload will not reload the Wyrmstake Cannon.

Wyvern Fire

MH Rise - Gunlance Wyvern Fire

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

The Gunlance is charged and unleashes an explosive shot after a few seconds. You can adjust the Gunlance's aim while winding up the attack.

Wyvern Fire will force you to stay in place until the weapon is fired and also has a long cooldown, so it is better to use this move when the monster is down.

Block Attacks When Using Wyvern Fire

MH Rise - Gunlance Wyvern Fire Block

While the Wyvern Fire isn't a new move to the Gunlance, it has received a new feature wherein it can guard the user against attacks while the Gunlance is charging the move.

Burst Fire

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Burst Fire

Switch Controls
After Using Overhead Smash,
Buttons A
A
PC Controls
After Using Overhead Smash,
MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click

The Burst Fire is a returning move in Monster Hunter Rise! Burst Fire is a move that quickly fires all the current shells you have and is a great move to use for Gunlances with normal ammo types due to its massive amount of ammunition.

Recommended Combos for the Gunlance

Full Firepower Combo

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Full Firepower Combo

Switch Controls
Buttons X + Button AButtons XButton AButtons XButton A

X + AXAXA
PC Controls
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right Click

Left Click + Right ClickLeft Click Righ ClicktLeft ClickRight Click

This combo utilizes all of the high damage moves of the Gunlance but leaves you open to counterattacks. Only use this combo when the monster is down.

Wyrmstake Cannon + Guard Edge Combo

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Wyrmstake Cannon + Guard Edge Combo

Switch Controls
Button zR + Button AButton A
zL + AA
PC Controls
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Right Click
MB4 + Right ClickRight Click

With this combo, you can start prepping the Wyrmstake Cannon when the monster roars as that is your opening. Quickly transferring into guard edge can help block against the attack after the roar which then leaves the monster open for you to blast them with your readied Wyrmstake Cannon.

Guard Edge Burst Fire Combo

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Full Blast End in Guard Edge Combo

Switch Controls
Button zR + Button AButtons XButton A

zL + AXA
PC Controls
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right Click

Middle Click + Right ClickLeft ClickRight Click

This combo allows you to enter into a Guard Edge and then transfer into a Burst Fire. You can also integrate movements for repositioning yourself while slamming down attacks.

Infinite Burst Fire Combo

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Infinite Full Burst Combo

Switch Controls
Buttons X + Button AButtons XButton AButtons XButton zR + Button A → ....

X + AXAXzL + A → ...
PC Controls
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - Left ClickMH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click → ....

Left Click + Right ClickLeft ClickRight ClickLeft ClickMiddle Click + Right Click → ...

A full combo that bombards the target with endless Burst Fires using Ammo Up and Reload Speed and goes well with Normal Shelling Gunlances.

Fast Wyrmstake Cannon Combo from Charged Shelling

Monster Hunter Rise - Gunlance Fastest Wyrmstake Cannon Combo

Switch Controls
Hold Buttons A → ↓ + Buttons A

Hold ADown + A
PC Controls
Hold MH Rise - Right ClickMH Rise - S Button + MH Rise - Right Click

Hold Right ClickS + Right Click

This combo enables your Wyrmstake Cannon to execute faster if shot from Charged Shelling. Combine this with the Switch Skill Guard Reload and you will have an infinite combo.

Tips on How to Use the Gunlance

Check IconUse the Wyvern Fire

Check IconShelling bypasses Monster Armor

Check IconUse Guard Edge to recover sharpness

Check IconUse Wyrmstake Cannon

Check IconUse traps to lock a monster in place for your high artillery combos

Check IconKnow the different shelling types' individual pros and cons

Check IconMaster the three types of reload

Check IconWyvern Fire can flinch allies

Deal a Lot of Damage With Wyvern Fire!

MH Rise - Gunlance Deal Damage With Wyvern Fire

Wyvern Fire is the most powerful attack the Gunlance can deliver. Make sure it hits the monster so it would not be wasted!

Shelling Bypasses Monster Armor

MH Rise - Gunlance Shelling Bypasses Monster Armor

Shelling bypasses monster armor so you may bombard any part of the body regardless of the toughness!

Use Guard Edge to Recover Sharpness

MH Rise - Gunlance Use Guard Edge

Guard Edge is a great addition to Gunlance's arsenal. This is very useful considering that shelling rapidly decreases Gunlance sharpness! You may also use armor skills like Handicraft or Speed Sharpening to mitigate the rapid sharpness decrease.

Always Lodge a Wyrmstake Cannon Into Monsters

MH Rise - Gunlance Use Wyrmstake Cannon

The Wyrmstake Cannon is Gunlance's main DPS improving skill. It almost doubles your damage so always make sure that the monster has a Wyrmstake cannon in it and keep firing on it with shells!

The Wyrmstake Cannon Gets Triggered By Wyvern's Fire

The Wyvern's Fire used to be Gunlance's strongest move but is replaced by the less flashy Wyrmstake Cannon. The Wyvern's Fire is a burst attack and using it on a monster that has a Wyrmstake Cannon will make the Cannon proc extra explosions from the Wyvern's Fire. The deadliest artillery combo.

Don't Hesitate To Use Traps

MH Rise - Gunlance Use Traps
Traps are a valuable item in Monster Hunter games. It allows you to ensnare a monster and potentially capture it when its HP is low. With Gunlance's bursty nature, a single opening can prove fatal to monsters, and using traps is a surefire way to get that opening.

List of All Traps and Bombs | Monster Hunter Rise

Know Your Shelling Types

The Gunlance's playstyle, while fixed into the DPS tank role, will vary greatly depending on their weapon's shelling type.

Ammo Best Movesets and Playstyles
Normal Most Ammo capacity, gets high damage from Burst Fire due to ammo quantity.
Spread Least ammo capacity, benefits greatly from a poke, fire, quick reload style of play.
Long Medium ammo capacity, has the highest shelling damage and can benefit the most from Wyrmstake Cannon and Shelling only playstlyle.

Master the Three Types of Reload

Reload Slow Reload Speed
Bullets and Wyrmstake are both reloaded
Quick Reload Fast Reload Speed
Only the bullets are reloaded
Guard Reload
Switch Skill
Can Guard while reloading
Fast Reload Speed that includes the Wyrmstake but reloads only 3 bullets

It is important to know when to use these types of reloading. Wyrmstake Cannon is very powerful but it is cumbersome to reload. A great Gunlance player knows if the situation calls for Reload or Quick Reload.

The Switch Skill Guard Reload is the middle ground but you don't unlock it until the Hub ★6 so it's a long way to go. By that time, you should have mastered both Reload and Quick Reload.

Switch Skills Guide: How to Unlock Switch Skills

Wyvern Fire Can Flinch Allies

Be careful when using the Wyvern Fire if your teammates are nearby. The explosion can flinch them and will disrupt their combo. Maintain proper decorum and use Wyvern Fire only when there isn't an ally nearby or let them know if you will use it so they can back off.

Gunlance Known Bugs and Fixes

Update 3.5 Bug Fixes

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There are a couple of bugs related to the Gunlance that Update 3.5 that are now fixed!

  1. First is when Gunlance players jump off a ledge while dodging, it occasionally prevented them from using the Aerial Burst (called Aerial Shelling in-game).
  2. The second is a cosmestic bug related to Rampage Gunlances. Its appearance used to change whenever the Gunlance player changes the shelling type and performs a Wyrmstake Cannon attack.

Update 3.5: Ghosts 'n Goblins Resurrection Collaboration, DLC, and Patch Notes

Changes from MHW: Iceborne

Check IconWyvern Fire can be shot while guarding

Check IconWyvern Fire cooldown is shown (below the Wyrmstake Cannon icon)

Check IconBurst Fire now possible from the start of a combo

Check IconSpread Shelling has the stun values

Wyvern Fire Cooldown is Shown Under the Wyrmstake Cannon Icon

MH Rise - Gunlance Wyvern Fire Meter Appears Now

The cooldown for the Wyvern Fire is now displayed with an orange meter below the Wyrmstake Cannon icon. You can now see (at a glance) if Wyvern Fire is ready!

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