List of Base Game Switch Skills | Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

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This is a guide that lists down all of the Base Game's Switch Skills in Monster Hunter Rise. Learn more about how each Switch Skill work, their button inputs, as well as a quick preview of the moves.

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With the Sunbreak expansion and master rank will come the new Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills for all 14 weapons!
New Silkbind Attacks and Switch Skills

List of Base Game Switch Skills

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Great Sword Switch Skills

Guard Tackle

MH Rise - GS Guard Tackle

Switched With Controls
Tackle Switch Buttons A
A
while charging

PC MH Rise - Right Click
Right Click
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

MH Rise - GS Rage Slash

Switched With Controls
True Charge Slash Switch
Left Analog + Buttons X
Left Stick + X
Change direction using Left Stick while charging.

PC
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Left Click
Directional Button + Left Click Change direction using WASD 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

MH Rise - GS Adamant Charge Slash

Switched With Controls
Hunting Edge Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click
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

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Long Sword Switch Skills

Drawn Double Slash

MH Rise - LS Drawn Double Slash

Switched With Controls
Drawn Double Slash Switch
Buttons X (X) Draw weapon while sheathed.

PC
MH Rise - Left Click (Left Click) 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

MH Rise - Spirit Reckoning Combo

Switched With Controls
Spirit Roundslash Combo Switch
Button zR (zR) after Spirit Blade II

PC
MH Rise - M4 Click (MB4) 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

MH Rise - LS Silkbind Sakura Slash

Switched With Controls
Soaring Kick Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click
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

Drill Slash Combo

MH Rise - SnS Drill Slash Combo

Switched With Controls
Hard Basher Combo Switch
Buttons A (A) after a Shield Bash

PC
MH Rise - Right Click (Right Click) 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

MH Rise - SnS Sliding Slash

Switched With Controls
Advancing Slash Switch
Draw Attack when sheathed.
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
when unsheathed.
Pressing A while sliding changes attack to Jumping Rising Slash.
PC
Draw Attack when sheathed.
MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Left Click + Right Click
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

MH Rise - SnS Metsu Shoryugeki

Switched With Controls
Windmill Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons A
zL + A
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
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

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Dual Blades Switch Skills

Demon Flight

MH Rise - DB Demon Flight

Switched With Controls
Demon Flurry Rush Switch
Buttons A (A) while in Demon Mode.
Draw attack while in Archdemon Mode. Press A while in Archdemon Mode.
PC
MH Rise - Right Click (Right Click)
while in Demon Mode. Draw attack while in Archdemon Mode. Right Click 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

MH Rise - DB Feral Demon Mode

Switched With Controls
Demon Mode Switch
Button zR (zR) to enter Feral Demon Mode

PC
Press MH Rise - M4 Click(MB4) 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

MH Rise - DB Tower Vault

Switched With Controls
Piercing Bind Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click
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

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Hammer Switch Skills

Water Strike

MH Rise - HAMMER Water Strike

Switched With Controls
Side Smash Switch
Press Buttons A (A) as you are about to be hit. If successful, press A or X to follow-up with an upswing.

PC
Press MH Rise - Right Click (Right Click) as you are about to be hit. If successful, press Right Click or Left Click 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

MH Rise - HAMMER Dash Breaker

Switched With Controls
Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
Hold zR to charge before launching the attack.
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Left Click
Middle Click + Left Click
Hold MB4 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

MH Rise - HAMMER Charge Switch Courage

Switched With Controls
Charge Switch: Strength Switch
Press Buttons A (A)while charging.
Press again to disengage.
Charge level increases to maximum when diengaged.
PC
Press MH Rise - Right Click (Right Click)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

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Hunting Horn Switch Skills

Melodic Slap

MH Rise - HH Melodic Slap

Switched With Controls
Overhead Smash Switch
Left Analog + Buttons X + Buttons A
Left Stick + X + A
PC
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Left Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Directional Button + Left Click + Right Click
Description
Swings the Hunting Horn around once, generating a forwards Sonic Smash. Low damage output but effective at stunning.

Melody Mode: Echo

MH Rise - HH Melody Mode Echo

Switched With Controls
Melody Mode: Performance Switch
Press Button zR (zR) after lining up notes.

Switch
Press MH Rise - M4 Click (MB4) 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

MH Rise - HH Bead of Resonance

Switched With Controls
Earthshaker Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons A
zL + A
Switch
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
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

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Lance Switch Skills

Spiral Thrust

MH Rise - LANCE Spiral Thrust

Switched With Controls
Anchor Rage PC
Buttons zL + Buttons A
zL + A
PC
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
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

MH Rise - LANCE Shield Charge

Switched With Controls
Dash Attack Switch
Hold Button zR, → Buttons X + Buttons A
zRX + A
Press X to perform a Shield Bash then A lead into a Leaping Thrust
PC
Hold MH Rise - M4 Click, → MH Rise - Left Click +MH Rise - Right Click
MB4Left Click + Right Click
Press Left Click to perform a Shield Bash then Right Click 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

MH Rise - LANCE Insta Block

Switched With Controls
Guard Switch
Press Button zR (zR) right as you're about to be hit.After a successful Insta-Block, pressing X will lead into a Cross Sweep.

PC
PressMH Rise - M4 Click (MB4) right as you're about to be hit. After a successful Insta-Block, pressing Left Click 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

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Gunlance 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!

Ground Splitter

MH Rise - GL Ground Splitter

Switched With Controls
Hail Cutter Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
PC
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

Guard Reload

MH Rise - GL Guard Reload

Switched With Controls
Quick Reload Switch
Button zR + Buttons A
zR + A
PC
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.

Gunlance Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

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Switch Axe Switch Skills

Forward Overhead Slash

MH Rise - SA Foward Overhead Slash

Switched With Controls
Forward Slash Swtich
Left Analog + Buttons X
Left Stick + X
PC
MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Left Click
Directional Button + Left Click
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

MH Rise - SA Compressed Finishing Discharge

Switched With Controls
Finishing Discharge Switch
Buttons X (X) after Finishing Discharge

PC
MH Rise - Left Click (Left Click) 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

MH Rise - SA Soaring Wyvern Blade

Switched With Controls
Invincible Gambit Switch
Buttons zL + Buttons X
zL + X
After jumping up, press X to perform a Forward Slash.
PC
MH Rise - M4 Click + MH Rise - Left Click
MB4 + Left Click
After jumping up, press Left Click 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

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Charge Blade Switch Skills

Condensed Spinning Slash

MH Rise - CB Condensed Spinning Slash

Switched With Controls
Condensed Element Slash Switch
Hold Buttons X (X) while charging
Release X at the right time

PC
Hold MH Rise - Left Click (Left Click) while charging
Release Left click 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

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.

Axe Hopper

MH Rise - CB Axe Hopper

Switched With Controls
Counter Peak Performance
Buttons ZL + Buttons A or MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - M4 Click

zL + A or Middle Click + MB4
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).

Charge Blade Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

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Insect Glaive Switch Skills

Advancing Roundslash

MH Rise - IG Advancing Roundslash

Switched With Controls
Leaping Slash Draw Weapon while unsheathed.
Left Analog + Buttons A or

MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Right Click with weapon unsheathed while on ground.

Left Stick + A or Directional Button + Right Click with weapon unsheathed while on 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

MH Rise - IG Tetraseal Slash

Switched With Controls
Tornado Slash With Red Extract loaded, perform a Leaping Slash and press
Buttons A or MH Rise - Right Click.
(Does not follow up with Advancing Roundslash when Leaping Slash is switched out).
A or Right Click
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

MH Rise - IG Diving Wyvern

Switched With Controls
Recall Kinsect
Buttons zL + Buttons A
zL + A
MH Rise - Middle Click + MH Rise - Right Click
Middle Click + Right Click
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

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Bow Switch Skills

Absolute Power Shot

MH Rise - BOW Absolute Powershot

Switched With Controls
Power Shot After firing an arrow,
press Buttons A or MH Rise - M4 Click

After firing an arrow,
press A or MB4
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

MH Rise - BOW Dodgebolt

Switched With Controls
Charging Sidestep
Left Analog + Buttons B or MH Rise - W ButtonMH Rise - A ButtonMH Rise - S ButtonMH Rise - D Button + MH Rise - Space Button while aiming.
Buttons B or MH Rise - Space Button during a combo.

Left Stick + B or Directional Button + Space while aming. B or Space 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

MH Rise - BOW Aerial Aim

Switched With Controls
Focus Shot
Button R + Buttons X or MH Rise - Shift Button + MH Rise - M5 Click
Press A or MB4 to continue firing arrows midair.
Press X or MB5 to follow-up with an Aerial Diving Melee Attack.
R + X or Shift + MB5
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.
Aerial Aim also retains you current bow charge level so use this at max level (3 or 4)
Wirebug Gauge Recovery Speed: Medium
Wirebug Cost: 1

Bow Guide: Combos, Controls and Moveset

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Light Bowgun Switch Skills

Elemental Reload

MH Rise - LBG Elemental Reload

Switched With Controls
Reload
While unsheathed, Buttons X or MH Rise - M5 Click

While unsheathed press X or MB4
Description
Reloads take longer than usual but boosts elemental damage of elemental shots.

Quickstep Evade

MH Rise - LBG Quickstep Evade

Switched With Controls
Forward Dodge
While unsheathed, Buttons B or MH Rise - Space Button

While unsheathed press B or Space
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

MH Rise - LBG Fanning Maneuver

Switched With Controls
Fanning Vault
Button R + Buttons A or MH Rise - Shift Button + MH Rise - M4 Click

R + A or Shift + MB4
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

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Heavy Bowgun Switch Skills

Tackle

MH Rise - HBG Tackle

Switched With Controls
Melee Attack
Buttons X + Buttons A
X + A
MH Rise - M5 Click + MH Rise - M4 Click
MB5 + MB4
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

MH Rise - HBG Counter Charger

Switched With Controls
Counter Shot
Button R + Buttons X
R + X
MH Rise - Shift Button + MH Rise - M5 Click
Shift + MB5
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

MH Rise - HBG Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe

Switched With Controls
Mech-Wyvernsnipe
Press Buttons A or MH Rise - M4 Click to enter Wyvernsnipe.
(Press A or MB4 again to stop.)
Press Button zR or MH Rise - Left Click to fire.

Press A or MB4 (Press A or MB4 again to stop.) Press zR or Left Click 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

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