List of Controls | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

List of controls

This is a comprehensive guide on the list of controls found in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR) for the Nintendo Switch! Read on to learn more about the list of controls In-game, During Quests, Weapons Sheathed, and more!

Basic Controls

Basic Controls

Basic Controls: In-Game

Confirm/Cancel

Button Action
Buttons A
- Confirm (Menu Selection)
- Talk to Villagers
- Use Facility/Object
Buttons B
- Cancel (Menu Selection)

Moving

Button Action
Butto L
- Player Movement
(Hold)
Butto R
- Dash

Camera Controls

Button Action
R Analog
- Move Camera
(Tap Once)
Butto L
- Camera Reset

Menu Controls 1

Button Action
Buttons +
- Opens Start Menu
Minus Button
- Opens Chat Menu

Menu Controls 2

Button Action
Buttons LR Arrows
- Scrolling
Buttons UD Arrows
- Select/Perform Action
(Hold)
Butto L
- Show Custom Radial Menu
(Hold)
Butto L + Arrow Buttons
- Choose Menu
(Hold)
Butto L + Button R
- Select a shortcut.

Basic Controls: During Quests

Button Action
(Hold)
Butto L+
Buttons Y or Buttons A
- Item Bar: Scroll
(Hold)
Butto L+
Buttons x or Buttons b
- Ammo/Coatings Bar: Scroll (Gunners)
(Hold)
Minus Button
- Open Detailed Map

Basic Controls: Weapons Sheathed

Button Action
Buttons A
- Gather
- Carve from slain monster
- Use Endemic Life
- (While Jumping) Stop Midair[/align]
Buttons B
- Crouch
- (While moving) Dodge
- (While Sliding) Jump
(Hold)
Butto R
- Dash
- (While on sloped terrain) Slide
Buttons Y
- Use Item
Buttons X
- Ready Button

Basic Controls: Weapon Drawn

Button Action
Buttons B
- Evade
Buttons Y
- Sheathe Weapon
(Blademasters)
Buttons zL + Buttons A or Buttons X
- Silkbind Attacks
(Gunners)
Buttons zL + Buttons A or Buttons X
- Silkbind Attacks

Wirebug Controls

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Button Action
(Hold)
Buttons zL + Button zR
- Move to targeted location
(Hold)
Buttons zL + Buttons A
- Dart forwards
(Hold)
Buttons zL + Buttons X
- Jump forwards at an upward angle
(Hold)
Buttons zL + Buttons B
- Wirefall
When hit by an enemy attack, use Wirefall to pull yourself towards or away from the enemy.

How to Use Wirebugs

Palamute Controls

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Button Action
(Hold)
Buttons A
- Ride
While Riding
Left Analog
- Move
(Hold)
Butto R
- Dash
Buttons X
- Attack
Buttons zL + Left Analog
while dashing
- Drift
Button zR
- Jump
Buttons B
- Dismount
Buttons B
while dashing
- Jumping Dismount

How to Ride Palamutes

Wyvern Riding Controls

Wyvern Riding

Button Action
(Hold)Button R + Left Analog
- Move
Buttons B - Evade & Emergency Evade
Buttons X
- Light Attack
Buttons A - Strong Attack
Buttons Y
- Launch Monster
Buttons Bright after launching to a wall - Regain Control of Wyvern
Buttons X + Buttons A
- Mounted Punisher

How to Mount and Ride Monsters

Weapon Controls

Sword and Shield Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Sword and Shield Title

Button Action
Buttons X Chop
Buttons A Lateral Slash
Left AnalogButtons A
Shield Attack
Buttons XButtons A
Advancing Slash
Button zR Guard
Button zR+Buttons A
Guard Slash
During a combo, Left AnalogButtons A
Backstep
During a backstep, hold
Buttons A
Charged Slash
After a backstep
Buttons X
Leaping Slash
After a Leaping Slash or Guard Slash
Buttons X
Perfect Rush
Button zRButtons Y
Use Item
Buttons zLButtons X
Falling Shadow
Buttons zLButtons A
Windmill

Sword and Shield Gameplay and New Moves

Long Sword Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Long Sword Title

Button Action
Buttons X
Vertical Slash
Buttons A
Thrust
While Attacking
Left Analog +Buttons X +Buttons A
Directional Fade Slash
Buttons X +Buttons A
Fade Slash
Button zR
Spirit Slash
Button zR + Buttons A
Foresight Slash
Button zR+ Buttons B
Special Sheathe
While in Special Sheathe Buttons X
Iai Slash
While in Special Sheathe Button zR
Iai Spirit Slash
Buttons zL +Buttons X
Soaring Kick
After Soaring Kick hits Button zR
Helmbreaker/Falling Thrust
Buttons zL +Buttons A
Serene Pose

Long Sword Gameplay and New Moves

Dual Blades Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Dual Blades Title

Button Action
Buttons X Double Slash
Buttons A Lunging Strike
Buttons XButtons A
Blade Dance (Demon Mode)
Button zR Demon Mode / Cancel
Demon Mode (in the air or on a ledge) +Buttons A
Midair Spinning Blade Dance
Buttons ZLButtons X
Silkbind Attack: Piercing Bind
Buttons ZLButtons A
Silkbind Attack: Shrouded Vault

Dual Blades Gameplay and New Moves

Great Sword Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Great Sword Title

Button Action
Buttons X
Vertical Slash
Charge Buttons X
Charge Slash
Buttons Y
Sideward Slash
Buttons X + Buttons A
Upward Slash
While Charging Buttons A
Tackle
Button zR
Guard
In the air Button zR
Falling Thrust
Buttons zL + Buttons X
Hunting Edge
Buttons zL + Buttons A
Power Sheathe

Great Sword Gameplay and New Moves

Hammer Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Hammer Title

Button Action
Overhead Smash
Buttons A Side Smash
Button zR Charge
(release while charging)Button zR Charged Attack
(while charging)Buttons A Charge Switch
Button zR Guard
Buttons zL + Buttons X
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Buttons zL + Buttons A
Impact Crater

Hammer Gameplay and New Moves

Hunting Horn Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Hunting Horn Title

Button Action
Buttons X Left Swing
Buttons A Right Swing
Buttons XButtons A
Backwards Strike
Button zR Perform
Button zRButtons X
Magnificent Trio
Buttons zLButtons X
Silkbind Attack: Slide Beat
Buttons zLButtons A
Silkbind Attack: Earthshaker

Hunting Horn Gameplay and New Moves

Lance Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Lance Title

Button Action
Buttons X Mid Thrust
Buttons A High Thrust
Buttons X + Buttons A
Wide Sweep
Button zR + Left Analog + Buttons X
Guard Dash
Button zR + Buttons X + Buttons A
Dash Attack
Button zR + Buttons A
Counter-thrust
Button zR Guard
Buttons zL + Buttons X
Twin Vine (Kunai Jab)
Buttons zL + Buttons B
Twin Vine (Launch while guarding)
Buttons zL + Buttons A
Anchor Rage

Lance Gameplay and New Moves

Gunlance Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Gunlance Title

Button Action
Buttons X Lateral Thrust
Buttons A Shelling
(Hold)Buttons A Charged Shelling
Buttons X + Buttons A
Rising Slash
Button zR + Buttons X
Guard Thrust
Button zR + Buttons A
Reload
Button zR + Buttons X + Buttons A
Wyvern's Fire
Button zR Guard
Buttons zL + Buttons X
Haill Cutter
Buttons zL + Buttons A
Guard Edge

Gunlance Gameplay and New Moves

Switch Axe Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Switch Axe Title

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X Overhead Slash
(Rapidly Press)Buttons A Wild Swing
Buttons X + Buttons A
Rising Slash
Left Analog + Buttons X
Forward Slash
Button zR Morph/Reload
Buttons zL + Buttons X
Invincible Gambit
Buttons zL + Buttons A
Switch Charger

Sword Controls

Button Action
Buttons X Overhead Slash
Buttons A Double Slash
Buttons X + Buttons A
Element Discharge
Button zR Morph

Switch Axe Gameplay and New Moves

Charge Blade Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Charge Blade Title

Sword Controls

Button Action
Buttons X Weak Slash
Buttons X + Buttons A
Forward Slash
(during a combo)
Left Analog + Buttons A
Fade Slash
Button zR + Buttons X
Morph Slash
Button zR + Buttons A
Charge
Button zR Guard
(Hold)Buttons A Charged Double Slash
Buttons zL + Buttons X
Morphing Advance
Buttons zL + Buttons A
Counter Peak Performance

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X Rising Slash
Buttons A Element Discharge
Buttons X + Buttons A
Amped Element Discharge
Button zR Morphed Slash

Charge Blade Gameplay and New Moves

Insect Glaive Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Insect Glaive Title

Button Action
Buttons X Rising Slash Combo
Buttons A Wide Sweep
Button zRButtons X
Kinsect: Harvest Extract
Button zRButtons A
Kinsect: Recall
Button zRButton R
Kinsect: Fire
Button zR
Kinsect: Mark Target
Button zRButtons B
Vault
Buttons X in midair
Aerial Attack
Buttons A in midair
Jumping Advancing Slash
Buttons B in midair
Midair Evade
Buttons zLButtons X
Silkbind Attack: Silkbind Vault
Buttons zLButtons A
Silkbind Attack: Recall Kinsect

Insect Glaive Gameplay and New Moves

Light Bowgun Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Light Bowgun Title

Button Action
Buttons ZL Crosshairs
Button zR Fire
Buttons A Wyvernblast
Buttons X Reload
(Hold)
Button LButtons X/Buttons B
Select Ammo
Buttons X + Buttons A
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R + Buttons X
Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R + Buttons A
Fanning Vault

Light Bowgun Gameplay and New Moves

Heavy Bowgun Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Heavy Bowgun Title

Button Action
Buttons ZL Crosshairs
Button zR Fire
Buttons A Load Special Ammo
Buttons X Reload
(Hold)
Button LButtons X/Buttons B
Select Ammo
Buttons X + Buttons A
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R + Buttons X
Free Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R + Buttons A
Counter Shot

Heavy Bowgun Gameplay and New Moves

Bow Controls

Weapon Controls Directory
Sword and Shield Long Sword Dual Blades
Great Sword Hammer Hunting Horn
Lance Gunlance Switch Axe
Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Bow Title

Button Action
Buttons ZL Aim
Button zR Shoot
Buttons A Melee Attack
Buttons X + Buttons A
Dragon Piercer
(Hold)
Button LButtons X/Buttons B
Select Coating
Buttons X Load/Unload Coating
(Hold)
Button R + Buttons A
Herculean Draw
(Hold)
Button R + Buttons X
Focus Shot

Bow Gameplay and New Moves

Monster Hunter Rise Related Links

Village Facility Guides
Room Guide: Things To Do Inside Your Room Training Area Guide
Canteen and Food Skills Gathering Hub Guide
Getting Started
Character Creation Guide List of Controls
Palico Guide Palamute Guide
Cohoot Guide List of Settings
Can I Change My Name? Can I Change Gender?
Hunter and Monster Stats
Explanation of Hunter Stats Monster Stats Explained
Attack and Elemental Attack Defense and Elemental Defense
Affinity and Negative Affinity Monster Size and Effects
Gameplay Features
Wirebug Moves and Controls Silkbind Attacks
Wyvern Riding Guide Turf Wars
Hunter Rank (HR) Guide Rampage Guide
Crafting List What is the Rampage?
How to Lock-On and Target Settings Switch Skills Guide
Abnormal Status and Elemental Blight Guide How to Use Photo Mode
Unchangeable Features How to Fast Travel
Fishing Guide Quest Completion Rewards
How to Carry Eggs Respawn Timers
Melding Pot Guide How to Upgrade Kinsects
How to Change Armor Pigment How to Hide Armor Pieces
Solo and Offline Play Guide How Does Sharpness Work?
How to Rollback Weapons How to Forge Weapons and Armor
Damage Types: Difference Between Sever, Blunt, Projectile Damage How to Use Weapon and Armor Designs
Online Play
Multiplayer and Co-op Guide Hunter Connect and Like Function
How to use the Chat Feature How to Use Gestures
Join Requests Guide How Does Difficulty Scaling Work?

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    • Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.

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      Looking good!

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