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This is an article about Switch Skills, a new feature in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). If you want to know more about new Silkbind Attacks Switch Skills, which Regular Move Switch Skills you can switch out as well as how to unlock them, read on!

What are Switch Skills?

Silkbind and Regular Attack Switching

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Switch Skills is a new mechanic introduced in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) that allows you to customize your Hunter's silkbind attacks and regular attacks. These can be changed on the fly, even mid-hunt!

Switch Skills that can be switched out includes two (2) regular moves and one (1) Silkbind Attack. Use these to your advantage when out on hunts!

Two Regular Moves Can Be Switched

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You can switch out two (2) regular moves per weapon. Switching regular moves can drastically change your playstyle because of the combo changes so keep this in mind!

Only One Silkbind Attack Can Be Switched

MH Rise Silkbind Switch Skill.png

For Silkbind Attack switching, only one (1) of the two Silkbind attacks are swappable. You also cannot choose which one to take out - the Switch Skill is set for a certain Silkbind attack.

How to Change Switch Skills

Three Skill Types to Swap In

MHRise Switch Skill TypesEnlarge

The game gives you options to swap in three (3) types of skills, each with its own choices - Switch 1 to 3 gives you 2 choices each. This gives the hunter a whopping 8 skill combinations per weapon!

Description
Switch 1 Swap Regular Move 1
Switch 2 Swap Regular Move 2
Switch 3 Swap Silkbind Move

You are given 2 choices of skills to swap per skill type. Skills reserved for Switch Skill Slot 1 will only be swappable to other Switch Slot 1skill and so on. Keep this in mind when you build your combos!

Where To Change Switch Skills

Change Switch Skills Anywhere With an Item Box

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You can change Switch Skills anywhere that has an item box. These places are as follows:

Your Room Buddy Plaza
Training Area Gathering Hub
Hub Prep Area In the Village near Hinoa
Inside your Camp Tent

How to Unlock Switch Skills

Switch Skills Unlocked During the Story

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Switch Skills won't be available at the start of the game and needs to be unlocked during the story. Just talk to Master Utsushi when his prompt appears in your Map!

Unlock Conditions
▼ First Set Reach Village Quest ★3 or Hub Quest ★2 then talk to Master Utsushi.
▼ Second Set Create or upgrade a total of 8 unique weapons of the same weapon type.
▼ Third Set Set of quests unlocked from Hub ★4 and higher.

Quest Types and List of Quests

First Set: Unlocked at ★3 Village Quest Rank

MH Rise Switch Skills Village 3 Star.png

This is a list of all Switch Skills that will be unlocked after finishing the ★3 Urgent Quest, Feathered Frenzy. Talk to Master Utsushi after you have finished this Urgent Quest. He will give you the Switch Skills for all fourteen (14) weapons.

List of Switch Skills
Unlocked at ★3 Village Quest Rank
Great SwordGreat Sword
Tackle
Original Skill
Guard Tackle
Switch Skill
A shoulder thrust that withstands all attacks. Keeps you from faltering or falling when attacked, making it useful for standing your ground while charging. A forward-dashing attack using the flat side of the blade. More cumbersome that your standard tackle, but strong and allows you to guard.
Long SwordLong Sword
Soaring Kick
Original Skill
Silkbind Sakura Slash
Switch Skill
A quick Wirebug-induced jump kick. A missed kick ends the attack with a single slash, while a successful kick can be followed with either a Plunging Thrust or a Spirit Helm Breaker.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
A whirlwind-like attack, dashing past the target with a Wirebug. Increases the Spirit Gauge by 1.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
Sword and ShieldSword and Shield
Advancing Slash
Original Skill
Sliding Slash
Switch Skill
A drawn attack where you perform a downward slash while stepping forward. Negates stagger and knockbacks. A sliding attack that slashes the target twice. High reach but no ability to turn. Allows for follow up jumping attack.
Dual BladesDual Blades
Demon Flurry Rush
Original Skill
Demon Flight
Switch Skill
A spinning multi-hit attack performed on the ground. Only available when Demon or Archdemon Mode is active. An attack performed by slamming down both blades. A successful hit vaults you into the air, slicing your target as you spin upwards. Effective against monsters with weakpoints high above.
LanceLance
Dash Attack
Original Skill
Shield Charge
Switch Skill
A charging attack using the Lance. Continue to speed up after a certain amount of time. A charging attack with the shield up. Can only dash for a limited amount of time while fending off attacks with the shield. Crashing into a monster deals shield-based blunt damage.
GunlanceGunlance
Hail Cutter
Original Skill
Ground Splitter
Switch Skill
Uses a Wirebug to launch you upwards performing a Rising Slash going up and an Overhead Smash going down. Can reload in midair that reduces Wyvern's Fire cooldown.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Scrapes the ground while slashing upwards. Increases shell, Wyrmstake Shot, and Wyvern Fire damage temporarily.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
HammerHammer
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Original Skill
Dash Breaker
Switch Skill
A spinning attack using a Wirebug. Moves along an arc pattern like a midair spinning attack on slopes, but is just as effective on flat terrain.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Forward rush using Wirebugs. Enemy attack damage is negated while launching forward!
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Hunting HornHunting Horn
Melody Mode: Performance
Original Skill
Melody Mode: Echo
Switch Skill
An action that affects invigorating melodies. Two attacks of the same note in a row generates a melody effect. Press zR to boost your own abilities. A mode focused on combat. An action that affects invigorating melodies. Generates a melody effect from the Staff using zR, while boosting your own abilities. A mode focused on applying various melody effects.
Switch AxeSwitch Axe
Invincible Gambit
Original Skill
Soaring Wyvern Blade
Switch Skill
A Wirebug technique to surge forward and dish out three strikes. You are impervious to knockdowns during the process making this useful in a pinch.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Launches you in the air while ending with a Forward Slash in midair. If Forward Slash connects, an explosion occurs.
Wirebug Recovery Speed: Medium
Charge BladeCharge Blade
Condensed Element Slash
Original Skill
Condensed Spinning Slash
Switch Skill
While charging, elemental energy gathers on the sword and strengthens it. Damage dealt by the sword is increased. Reinforcing the sword requires the shield to be elementally boosted. 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.
Insect GlaiveInsect Glaive
Tornado Slash
Original Skill
Tetraseal Slash
Switch Skill
Performed after a bludgeoning attack, using the entire body to swing the weapon. With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press A. Delivers four strikes on the spot. One of the attacks is hit with the handle's seal, which can lure in Powder Kinsects. With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press A.
Light BowgunLight Bowgun
Fanning Vault
Original Skill
Fanning Maneuver
Switch Skill
A jumping action using Wirebugs. Shots can be fired while in midair. You can also fire Wyvernblasts while airborne.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Uses wirebug as a level to quickly flank left or right. Increases attack power temporarily.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Heavy BowgunHeavy Bowgun
Mech-Wyvernsnipe
Original Skill
Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe
Switch Skill
Fires a specialized shot, different depending on the weapon. Has its own gauge, and replenishes over time. Fires a specialized shot, different depending on the weapon. Has its own gauge, and replenishes over time. Regular Wyvernheart and Wyvernsnipe deals less damage but can heal the hunter.
BowBow
Charging Sidestep
Original Skill
Dodgebolt
Switch Skill
Evasive skill that covers a lot of ground. Raises your charge level while dodging, and controls the direction of dodge using the left analog stick. Spinning evade that doubles as an attack. Making it a near-miss can fill up the charge level considerably. Allows you to move forward, backwards, left, or right.

Second Set: Unlocked by Crafting Weapons

MH Rise Switch Skills Unlocked By Crafting Weapons

The second set of Switch Skills is unlocked by crafting or upgrading different weapons of the same weapon type. From our testing, it seems that this set of Switch Skills is unlocked after crafting or upgrading eight (8) times. Take note, this needs to be unlocked per weapon.

List of Switch Skills
Unlocked by Crafting Weapons
Great SwordGreat Sword
Hunting Edge
Original Skill
Adamant Charged Slash
Switch Skill
Flies up using a Wirebug for a hefty Roundslash. It the attack connects, the hunter bounces up and transitions directly to the next Charged Slash attack.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Uses a Wirebug to dash forward, and deliver a Strong Charged Slash. Has knockback protection as you dash forth.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Long SwordLong Sword
Step Slash
Original Skill
Drawn Double Slash
Switch Skill
A top-down slash while moving forward. The sword takes a vertical path from top to bottom that allows you to hit any target up high. A drawn attack that unleashes two attacks in a row. You can absorb attacks while moving forward and this move can be comboed with R to go straight to Spirit Blade II!
Sword and ShieldSword and Shield
Hard Basher Combo
Original Skill
Drill Slash Combo
Switch Skill
A derivative of the Shield Slam that converts Shield Bash to a Hard Bash. Basically an attack using nothing but a shield. A direct hit to the head may stun the target. A derivative of the Shield Slam that converts Thrust to a Drill Slash. Basically a multi-hit attack with great potential when combined with an elemental weapon.
Dual BladesDual Blades
Demon Mode
Original Skill
Feral Demon Mode
Switch Skill
While active, your stamina gradually decreases while your attack and evasion change, resisting any knockback. Movement speed increases dramatically, allowing you to roam the field like a force of nature. A more offernsive verson of Demon mode. You switch to an attack-focused stance, dealing slashing attacks when dodging.
LanceLance
Guard
Original Skill
Insta-Block
Switch Skill
Your regular block using a shield. Can be used to absorb incoming attacks. Swings your shield in an arch to parry attacks. Time your guard just before a monster hits you to follow-up with a Cross Slash. Great for countering right after blocking.
GunlanceGunlance
Charged Shelling
Original Skill
Blast Dash
Switch Skill
Shelling attack from the Gunlance. Unleashes a fortified shot but needs time to charge up before firing. 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!
HammerHammer
Charge Switch: Strength
Original Skill
Charge Switch: Courage
Switch Skill
Lengthens required charge time, but allows for more powerful actions. Decreases charging levels, but allows you to follow from one charge into another more quickly.
Hunting HornHunting Horn
Earthshaker
Original Skill
Bead of Resonance
Switch Skill
Drives an Ironsilk-bound blade into the target like a stake. When it hits, the Horn is connected with the blade via a Wirebug thread and the vibration by the weapon explodes inside the target.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Places a Wirebug cocoon on the ground. If the same hunter generates melody effects, the effect also appears around the cocoon, as does as a Sonic Wave that damages monsters near it.
Only one cocoon can be placed at a time.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Switch AxeSwitch Axe
Forward Slash
Original Skill
Forward Overhead Slash
Switch Skill
Thrust the axe's blade forward while stepping. Doesn't do a lot of damage, but is very versatile. A lunging attack performed by winding up the axe and smashing it down. Difficult to pull off but delivers good damage. A subsequent Sword Mode attack will turn into a Double Slash.
Charge BladeCharge Blade
Morph Slash
Original Skill
Counter Morph Slash
Switch Skill
Motion that switches Sword to Axe, and Axe to Sword. At the start and the end of the switching, the shield can block any incoming attacks. A more defense-focused switching attack with a longer blocking effect. If successful, the follow-up Element Discharge Slash's damage increases.
Insect GlaiveInsect Glaive
Leaping Slash
Original Skill
Advancing Roundslash
Switch Skill
Downward slash technique performed while lunging forward. Can negate knockbacks without Orange Extracts. Can reach higher areas with its attack. Attack performed by spinning foward like a top. When attacked during the spin, you will use that force to jump up.
Only happens while you still have momentum.
Light BowgunLight Bowgun
Forward Dodge
Original Skill
Quickstep Evade
Switch Skill
Evasive maneuver while your Light Bowgun is drawn. Essential to create distance between you and the target. Quick evasive maneuver while your Light Bowgun is drawn. Distance covered is much smaller but requires less time to recover. Ammo fired immediately after this deals increased damage.
Heavy BowgunHeavy Bowgun
Melee Attack
Original Skill
Tackle
Switch Skill
Bludgeon attack delivered by directly smashing with the weapon. Delivers impressive damage, and may stun your taret. If a shield is equipped, incoming attacks can be blocked while executing this. A shoulder check by the Hunter. Prevents flinching and knockback, but still allow significant damage. Only use this for weak attacks that may knock you back!
BowBow
Focus Shot
Original Skill
Aerial Aim
Switch Skill
Wirebug evasive action. After landing, crouching will cause stamina to recover at a rapid pace.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
An action for firing arrows by jumping straight up with a Wirebug. Particularly damaging shots can be fired from midair. A close-range attack using an arrow can also be aimed directly underneath you.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium

Third Set: Unlocked by Doing High Rank Hub Quests (★4 and higher)

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The third set of Switch Skills is unlocked by reaching high rank in the Hub (★4 and higher). After reaching the required Hub Rank, Master Utsushi will give you a set of quests that will unlock the final set of Switch Skills!

Hub Rank Weapon Type Quest
★4 Sword and Shield ''Study the Sword & Shield''
Hunting Horn ''Honing Your Hunting Horn''
Switch Axe ''Study the Switch Axe''
Light Bowgun ''Learning the Light Bowgun''
★5 Great Sword ''Grasp the Great Sword''
Hammer ''Honing Your Hammer''
Lance ''Learn the Lance''
Charge Blade ''Charge Blade Coalescing''
Heavy Bowgun ''Hone Your Heavy Bowgun''
★6 Long Sword ''Learn the Long Sword''
Dual Blades ''Dissect the Dual Blades''
Gunlance ''Grasp the Gunlance''
Insect Glaive ''Invoke the Insect Glaive''
Bow ''Be One with the Bow''

List of Switch Skills
Unlocked by Hub Quests
Great SwordGreat Sword
True Charge Slash
Original Skill
Rage Slash
Switch Skill
A devastating Charged Slash attack delivering extensive damage, striking twice by making a large swing with the weapon. When striking the monster's weakspot, the second strike deals additional damage. Strike from a unique stance. Not as powerful that True Charge Slash but when met with an attack, Rage Slash will increase its damage.
Long SwordLong Sword
Spirit Roundslash Combo
Original Skill
Spirit Reckoning Combo
Switch Skill
Changes into a Spirit Blade on its third strike nd onwards. Follows from a Spirit Blade III into a Spirit Roundslash. A basic Spirit Blade combo that can easily hit the target while damaging any enemies close by. Changes into a Spirit Blade at the third strike. Drives forward using Dividing Slash then finishes with the Spirit Reckining combo. Difficult to pull off, but has high damage.
Sword and ShieldSword and Shield
Windmill
Original Skill
Metsu Shoryugeki
Switch Skill
A multi-step attack using a Wirebug's silk to spin the weapon around. Any incoming attack is negated while the weapon is spinning.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
A jumping Wirebug attack that uses the shield to uppercut the target. Can perform a Guard at the start and can finish off with a Falling Bash.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Dual BladesDual Blades
Piercing Bind
Original Skill
Tower Vault
Switch Skill
Thrusts an explosive kunai through a monster. When that body part is attacked again, it will inflict additional blows. After some time, the kunai will explode and deal additional damage based on the number of attacks dealt on that body part.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
Launches a Wirebug upwards and pulls you into the air. Does not deal any damage but allows you to execute aerial combos with the Dual Blades.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
LanceLance
Anchor Rage
Original Skill
Spiral Thrust
Switch Skill
A defensive skill requiring a shield and some patience. Efficiently braces and absorbs power of the incoming attack - a high-risk move, but the more power absorbed the greater the damage.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Two-step maneuver to counterattack. Uses the shield to parry then uses Wirebugs to pull you forward. Use this to confuse your targets and let out a flurry of strikes.
Reposition using the Left Analog after the first dash or halt altogether.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
GunlanceGunlance
Quick Reload
Original Skill
Guard Reload
Switch Skill
An action for shell reload. Allows for quicker shell reloading but does not reload the Wyrmstake cannon. 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.
HammerHammer
Side Smash
Original Skill
Water Strike
Switch Skill
A side swipe with the Hammer. Can be used as the starting point of multiple Hammer combos. Attack that allows you to absorb an enemy attack. Perform before getting hit to negate the damage. Can be followed-up by an upswing hammer attack.
Hunting HornHunting Horn
Overhead Smash
Original Skill
Melodic Slap
Switch Skill
A mighty attack that swings the Hunting Horn down from above. Effective in reducing the target's stamina. Swings the Hunting Horn around once, generating a forwards Sonic Smash. Low damage output but effective at stunning.
Switch AxeSwitch Axe
Finishing Discharge
Original Skill
Compressed Finishing Discharge
Switch Skill
Performs a thrust attack while fortifying elemental energy, ending with a massive explosion. If the Activation Gauge is full and the target is a large monster, the action becomes a Zero Sum Elemental Discharge. Puts you in a knockdown-resistant state and delivers a swift strike accompanied by an elemental explosion. The Activation Gauge has no effect on this action.
Charge BladeCharge Blade
Counter Peak Performance
Original Skill
Axe Hopper
Switch Skill
A blocking attack by the Charge Blade. If successful, phials are filled and you can lead into various attack-focused actions like Super Amped Elemental Discharge (SAED).
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
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).
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Insect GlaiveInsect Glaive
Recall Kinsect
Original Skill
Diving Wyvern
Switch Skill
Emergency evasion technique that recalls your Kinsect. As the Kinsect returns, it will heal your hunter and recover its own stamina.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
A strong attack that pulls you downward with great force. The attack has a small damage radius which means all damage is concentrated at that one specific point.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Light BowgunLight Bowgun
Reload
Original Skill
Elemental Reload
Switch Skill
Executes a reload. Reload speed depends on the ammo type. Reloads take longer than usual but boosts elemental damage of elemental shots.
Heavy BowgunHeavy Bowgun
Counter Shot
Original Skill
Counter Charger
Switch Skill
Parrying skill using Wirebugs. Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage then follow up with a powerful counterattack.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
A parry skill using Wirebugs. Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage. Will shorten the amount of time for a Charged Shot.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
BowBow
Power Shot
Original Skill
Absolute Power Shot
Switch Skill
A regular shot followed by a particularly powerful shot. Fires shots with a higher level than usual (but never over the charge level limit). Fires a powerful shot after charging. Shots are fired with a higher level than usual (but never over the charge level limit). Power Shots will cost more stamina but can stun the target.

Switch Skills Per Weapon

Great Sword Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Guard Tackle

Switched With Controls
Tackle
Buttons A.png while charging
Description
A forward-dashing attack using the flat side of the blade. More cumbersome that your standard tackle, but strong and allows you to guard.

Rage Slash

Switched With Controls
True Charge Slash
Left Analog.png + Buttons X.png
Change direction using L Analog while charging.
Description
Strike from a unique stance. Not as powerful that True Charge Slash but when met with an attack, Rage Slash will increase its damage.

Adamant Charged Slash

Switched With Controls
Hunting Edge
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Description
Uses a Wirebug to dash forward, and deliver a Strong Charged Slash. Has knockback protection as you dash forth.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Great Sword Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Long Sword Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Drawn Double Slash

Switched With Controls
Drawn Double Slash Buttons X.png
(Draw weapon while sheathed)
Description
A drawn attack that unleashes two attacks in a row. You can absorb attacks while moving forward and this move can be comboed with R to go straight to Spirit Blade II!

Spirit Reckoning Combo

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Switched With Controls
Spirit Roundslash Combo
Button zR.png after Spirit Blade II
Description
Changes into a Spirit Blade at the third strike. Drives forward using Dividing Slash then finishes with the Spirit Reckining combo. Difficult to pull off, but has high damage.

Silkbind Sakura Slash

Switched With Controls
Soaring Kick
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Description
A whirlwind-like attack, dashing past the target with a Wirebug. Increases the Spirit Gauge by 1.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Slow
Wirebug Cost: 1

Long Sword Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Sword and Shield Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Drill Slash Combo

Switched With Controls
Hard Basher Combo
Buttons A.png after a Shield Bash
Description
A derivative of the Shield Slam that converts Thrust to a Drill Slash. Basically a multi-hit attack with great potential when combined with an elemental weapon.

Sliding Slash

Switched With Controls
Advancing Slash Draw Attack when sheathed.
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png when unsheathed.

Pressing A while sliding changes attack to Jumping Rising Slash.
Description
A sliding attack that slashes the target twice. High reach but no ability to turn. Allows for follow up jumping attack.

Metsu Shoryugeki

Switched With Controls
Windmill
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
Description
A jumping Wirebug attack that uses the shield to uppercut the target. Can perform a Guard at the start and can finish off with a Falling Bash.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 2

Sword and Shield Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Dual Blades Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Demon Flight

Switched With Controls
Demon Flurry Rush
Buttons A.png while in Demon Mode

Draw attack while in Archdemon Mode. Press A while in Archdemon Mode.
Description
An attack performed by slamming down both blades. A successful hit vaults you into the air, slicing your target as you spin upwards. Effective against monsters with weakpoints high above.

Feral Demon Mode

Switched With Controls
Demon Mode
Press Button zR.png to enter Feral Demon Mode
Description
A more offernsive verson of Demon mode. You switch to an attack-focused stance, dealing slashing attacks when dodging.

Tower Vault

Switched With Controls
Piercing Bind
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Description
Launches a Wirebug upwards and pulls you into the air. Does not deal any damage but allows you to execute aerial combos with the Dual Blades.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Dual Blades Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Lance Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Spiral Thrust

Switched With Controls
Anchor Rage
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
Description
Two-step maneuver to counterattack. Uses the shield to parry then uses Wirebugs to pull you forward. Use this to confuse your targets and let out a flurry of strikes.
Reposition using the Left Analog after the first dash or halt altogether.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Shield Charge

Switched With Controls
Dash Attack
Hold Button zR.png, press Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Press X to perform a Shield Bash then A lead into a Leaping Thrust
Description
A charging attack with the shield up. Can only dash for a limited amount of time while fending off attacks with the shield. Crashing into a monster deals shield-based blunt damage.

Insta-Block

Switched With Controls
Guard
Press Button zR.png right as you're about to be hit.
After a successful Insta-Block, pressing X will lead into a Cross Sweep.
Description
Swings your shield in an arch to parry attacks. Time your guard just before a monster hits you to follow-up with a Cross Slash. Great for countering right after blocking.

Lance Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Gunlance Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Blast Dash

Switched With Controls
Charged Shelling
Hold Buttons A.png, and release when charged

Can be performed mid-air using
Button zR.png + Buttons A.png
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!

Ground Splitter

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

Guard Reload

Switched With Controls
Quick Reload
Button zR.png + Buttons A.png
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.

Gunlance Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Hammer Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Water Strike

Switched With Controls
Side Smash
Press Buttons A.png as you are about to be hit.
If successful, press A or X to follow-up with an upswing.
Description
Attack that allows you to absorb an enemy attack. Perform before getting hit to negate the damage. Can be followed-up by an upswing hammer attack.

Dash Breaker

Switched With Controls
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
Hold zR to charge before launching the attack.
Description
Forward rush using Wirebugs. Enemy attack damage is negated while launching forward!
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Charge Switch: Courage

Switched With Controls
Charge Switch: Strength
Press Buttons A.png while charging.
Press again to disengage.
Charge level increases to maximum when diengaged.
Description
Decreases charging levels, but allows you to follow from one charge into another more quickly.

Hammer Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Hunting Horn Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Melodic Slap

Switched With Controls
Overhead Smash
Left Analog.png + Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Description
Swings the Hunting Horn around once, generating a forwards Sonic Smash. Low damage output but effective at stunning.

Melody Mode: Echo

Switched With Controls
Melody Mode: Performance
Press Button zR.png after lining up notes.
Description
An action that affects invigorating melodies. Generates a melody effect from the Staff using zR, while boosting your own abilities. A mode focused on applying various melody effects.

Bead of Resonance

Switched With Controls
Earthshaker
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
Description
Places a Wirebug cocoon on the ground. If the same hunter generates melody effects, the effect also appears around the cocoon, as does as a Sonic Wave that damages monsters near it.
Only one cocoon can be placed at a time.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 2

Hunting Horn Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Switch Axe Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Forward Overhead Slash

Switched With Controls
Forward Slash
Left Analog.png + Buttons X.png
Description
A lunging attack performed by winding up the axe and smashing it down. Difficult to pull off but delivers good damage. A subsequent Sword Mode attack will turn into a Double Slash.

Compressed Finishing Discharge

Switched With Controls
Finishing Discharge
Buttons X.png after Finishing Discharge
Description
Puts you in a knockdown-resistant state and delivers a swift strike accompanied by an elemental explosion. The Activation Gauge has no effect on this action.

Soaring Wyvern Blade

Switched With Controls
Invincible Gambit
Buttons zL.png + Buttons X.png
After jumping up, press X to perform a Forward Slash.
Description
Launches you in the air while ending with a Forward Slash in midair. If Forward Slash connects, an explosion occurs.
Wirebug Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Switch Axe Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Charge Blade Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Condensed Spinning Slash

Switched With Controls
Condensed Element Slash
Hold Buttons X.png while charging

Release Buttons X.png at the right time
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.

Counter Morph Slash

Switched With Controls
Morph Slash
Button zR.png + Buttons X.png in Sword Mode
Button zR.png in Sword Mode
Description
A more defense-focused switching attack with a longer blocking effect. If successful, the follow-up Element Discharge Slash's damage increases.

Axe Hopper

ChargeBlade Axe Hopper.gif

Switched With Controls
Counter Peak Performance
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
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).
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Charge Blade Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Insect Glaive Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Advancing Roundslash

Switched With Controls
Leaping Slash Draw Weapon while unsheathed.
Left Analog.png + Buttons A.png with your weapon unsheathed while on the ground.
Description
Attack performed by spinning foward like a top. When attacked during the spin, you will use that force to jump up. Only happens while you still have momentum.

Tetraseal Slash

Switched With Controls
Tornado Slash
With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press Buttons A.png

(Does not follow up with Advancing Roundslash when Leaping Slash is switched out)
Description
Delivers four strikes on the spot. One of the attacks is hit with the handle's seal, which can lure in Powder Kinsects. With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press A.

Diving Wyvern

Diving Wyvern Insect Glaive

Switched With Controls
Recall Kinsect
Buttons zL.png + Buttons A.png
Description
A strong attack that pulls you downward with great force. The attack has a small damage radius which means all damage is concentrated at that one specific point.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Insect Glaive Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Light Bowgun Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Elemental Reload

Switched With Controls
Reload
While unsheathed Buttons X.png
Description
Reloads take longer than usual but boosts elemental damage of elemental shots.

Quickstep Evade

Switched With Controls
Forward Dodge
Press Buttons B.png
Description
Quick evasive maneuver while your Light Bowgun is drawn. Distance covered is much smaller but requires less time to recover. Ammo fired immediately after this deals increased damage.

Fanning Maneuver

Switched With Controls
Fanning Vault
Button R.png + Buttons A.png
Description
Uses wirebug as a level to quickly flank left or right. Increases attack power temporarily.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Fast
Wirebug Cost: 1

Light Bowgun Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Heavy Bowgun Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Tackle

Switched With Controls
Melee Attack
Buttons X.png + Buttons A.png
Description
A shoulder check by the Hunter. Prevents flinching and knockback, but still allow significant damage. Only use this for weak attacks that may knock you back!

Counter Charger

Switched With Controls
Counter Shot
Button R.png + Buttons X.png
Description
A parry skill using Wirebugs. Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage. Will shorten the amount of time for a Charged Shot.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe

Switched With Controls
Mech-Wyvernsnipe
Press Buttons A.png to enter Wyvernsnipe.
(Press A again to stop.)
Press Button zR.png to fire.
Description
Fires a specialized shot, different depending on the weapon. Has its own gauge, and replenishes over time. Regular Wyvernheart and Wyvernsnipe deals less damage but can heal the hunter.

Heavy Bowgun Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

Bow Switch Skills

Choose a Weapon to Jump to Section
Great Sword Long Sword Sword and Shield Dual Blades
Lance Gunlance Hammer Hunting Horn
Switch Axe Charge Blade Insect Glaive Light Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun Bow

Absolute Power Shot

Switched With Controls
Power Shot
After loosing an arrow, press Buttons A.png
Description
Fires a powerful shot after charging. Shots are fired with a higher level than usual (but never over the charge level limit). Power Shots will cost more stamina but can stun the target.

Dodgebolt

Switched With Controls
Charging Sidestep
Left Analog.png + Buttons B.png while aiming.
Buttons B.png during a combo.
Description
Spinning evade that doubles as an attack. Making it a near-miss can fill up the charge level considerably. Allows you to move forward, backwards, left, or right.

Aerial Aim

Switched With Controls
Focus Shot
Button R.png + Buttons X.png
Press A to continue loosing arrows midair.
Press X to follow-up with an Aerial Diving Melee Attack.
Description
An action for firing arrows by jumping straight up with a Wirebug. Particularly damaging shots can be fired from midair. A close-range attack using an arrow can also be aimed directly underneath you.
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Bow Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

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For insect glaive crafting 5 would unlock the stunning avance =)

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      Git Gud

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      Player list provides all of their equipment information. But honestly that doesn't really matter mid hunt. Don't add DPS trackers. It gets really annoying hunting with someone thats just shouting out the damage numbers all hunt

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