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

The Demo has been released in the Nintendo eShop!
How to Beat Mizutsune
Demo Guide and Features
Weapon Tier List

New Monsters, Moves and more – our full summary of the livestream event is here!
Digital Event - January 7th

Follow our Twitter to keep updated with new information for Monster Hunter Rise!
Game8 Monster Hunter on Twitter

List of controls.png

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: In-Game

Confirm/Cancel

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

Moving

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

Camera Controls

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

Menu Controls 1

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

Menu Controls 2

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

Basic Controls: During Quests

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

Basic Controls: Weapons Sheathed

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

Basic Controls: Weapon Drawn

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

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
Button Action
Buttons X.png Chop
Buttons A.png Lateral Slash
Left Analog.pngButtons A.png
Shield Attack
Buttons X.pngButtons A.png
Advancing Slash
Button zR.png Guard
Button zR.png+Buttons A.png
Guard Slash
During a combo, Left Analog.pngButtons A.png
Backstep
During a backstep, hold
Buttons A.png
Charged Slash
After a backstep
Buttons X.png
Leaping Slash
After a Leaping Slash or Guard Slash
Buttons X.png
Perfect Rush
Button zR.pngButtons Y.png
Use Item
Buttons zL.pngButtons X.png
Falling Shadow
Buttons zL.pngButtons A.png
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
Vertical Slash
Buttons X.png
Thrust
Buttons A.png
Directional Fade Slash
While Attacking Left Analog.png +Buttons X.png +Buttons A.png
Fade Slash
Buttons X.png +Buttons A.png
Spirit Slash
Button zR.png
Foresight Slash
Button zR.png + Buttons A.png
Iai Sheathe
Button zR.png+ Buttons B.png
Iai Slash
While in Iai Sheathe Buttons X.png
Iai Spirit Slash
While in Iai Sheathe Button zR.png
Soaring Kick
Buttons zL.png +Buttons X.png
Helmbreaker
After Soaring Kick hits Button zR.png
Serene Pose
Buttons zL.png +Buttons A.png

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
Button Action
Buttons X.png Double Slash
Buttons A.png Lunging Strike
Buttons X.pngButtons A.png
Blade Dance (Demon Mode)
Button zR.png Demon Mode / Cancel
Demon Mode (in the air or on a ledge) +Buttons A.png
Midair Spinning Blade Dance
Buttons ZL.pngButtons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Piercing Bind
Buttons ZL.pngButtons A.png
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
Vertical Slsah
Buttons X.png
Charge Slash
Charge Buttons X.png
Sideward Slash
Buttons Y.png
Upward Slash
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Tackle
While Charging Buttons A.png
Guard
Button zR.png
Falling Thrust
In the air Button zR.png
Hunting Edge
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Power Sheathe
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png

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
Button Action
Overhead Smash
Buttons A.png Side Smash
Button zR.png Charge
(release while charging)Button zR.png Charged Attack
(while charging)Buttons A.png Charge Switch
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
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
Button Action
Buttons X.png Left Swing
Buttons A.png Right Swing
Buttons X.pngButtons A.png
Backwards Strike
Button zR.png Perform
Button zR.pngButtons X.png
Magnificent Trio
Buttons zL.pngButtons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Slide Beat
Buttons zL.pngButtons A.png
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
Button Action
Buttons X.png Mid Thrust
Buttons A.png High Thrust
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Wide Sweep
Button zR.png + Left Analog.png + Buttons X.png
Guard Dash
Button zR.png + Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Dash Attack
Button zR.png + Buttons A.png
Counter-thrust
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Twin Vine (Kunai Jab)
Buttons zL.png + Buttons B.png
Twin Vine (Launch while guarding)
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
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
Button Action
Buttons X.png Lateral Thrust
Buttons A.png Shelling
(Hold)Buttons A.png Charged Shelling
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Rising Slash
Button zR.png + Buttons X.png
Guard Thrust
Button zR.png + Buttons A.png
Reload
Button zR.png + Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Wyvern's Fire
Button zR.png Guard
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Haill Cutter
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
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

Axe Controls

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

Sword Controls

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

Sword Controls

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

Axe Controls

Button Action
Buttons X.png Rising Slash
Buttons A.png Element Discharge
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Amped Element Discharge
Button zR.png 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
Button Action
Buttons X.png Rising Slash Combo
Buttons A.png Wide Sweep
Button zR.pngButtons X.png
Kinsect: Harvest Extract
Button zR.pngButtons A.png
Kinsect: Recall
Button zR.pngButton R.png
Kinsect: Fire
Button zR.png
Kinsect: Mark Target
Button zR.pngButtons B.png
Vault
Buttons X.png in midair
Aerial Attack
Buttons A.png in midair
Jumping Advancing Slash
Buttons B.png in midair
Midair Evade
Buttons zL.pngButtons X.png
Silkbind Attack: Silkbind Vault
Buttons zL.pngButtons A.png
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
Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Crosshairs
Button zR.png Fire
Buttons A.png Wyvernblast
Buttons X.png Reload
(Hold)
Button L.pngButtons X.png/Buttons B.png
Select Ammo
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons X.png
Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons A.png
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
Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Crosshairs
Button zR.png Fire
Buttons A.png Load Special Ammo
Buttons X.png Reload
(Hold)
Button L.pngButtons X.png/Buttons B.png
Select Ammo
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Melee Attack
(Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons X.png
Free Silkbind Glide
(Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons A.png
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
Button Action
Buttons ZL.png Aim
Button zR.png Shoot
Buttons A.png Melee Attack
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Dragon Piercer
(Hold)
Button L.pngButtons X.png/Buttons B.png
Select Coating
Buttons X.png Load/Unload Coating
(Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons A.png
Herculean Draw
(Hold)
Button R.png + Buttons X.png
Focus Shot

Bow Gameplay and New Moves

Wirebug Controls

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

How to Use Wirebugs

Palamute Controls

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

How to Ride Palamutes

Monster Hunter Rise Related Links

Game Mechanics Guides
How to Use Wirebugs Character Creation Guide
What Are Palamutes? What Are Palicoes?
Wyvern Riding Guide Turf Wars
Beginners Guide List of Controls
List of Settings Crafting List
Explanation of Stats

    The Like Feature

    You can save a comment for later by giving it a Like.
    As a member:Get access to several features!

    Opinions about an article or post go here.
    Opinions about an article or post
    We at Game8 thank you for your support.
    In order for us to make the best articles possible, share your corrections, opinions, and thoughts about "List of Controls | Monster Hunter Rise" with us!
    When reporting a problem, please be as specific as possible in providing details such as what conditions the problem occurred under and what kind of effects it had.

    Walkthrough Menu

    New Comment

    • I saw that Magnamalo has two names: some shoos are selling Magnamalo Amiibo and some shops and selling Magbanaki Amiibo but they’re both the same monster. Why is that?

    • I hope they have different accessories for the Palamute like how the Palico can use Palico Gadgets! Maybe fang accessories which could inflict Poison, etc.?

    All rights reserved

    Back to the Top
    Cookies help us deliver our services. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies. Learn more