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This is an article about the best starter weapon to use in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). If you want to know which weapons are best for beginners especially if you are new to the series, read on!

Best Beginner Weapons

Long Sword

MH Rise Starter Weapon Long Sword.jpg

Check IconPerfect for aggressive gameplay

Check IconVery high DPS

Check IconVery easy to get into and has high damage ceiling

We consider the Long Sword as the strongest weapon in the game. Coupled with how it is very easy to get into, it's the perfect beginner weapon.

It has a very long reach and powerful combos that can dish out tons of damage. Also, it has many counterattack opportunities that allow you to go full aggressive against a monster.

If you are a fledgling hunting that is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with a monster, we recommend the Long Sword!

Long Sword Controls and New Moves

Hunting Horn

MH Rise Starter Weapon Hunting Horn.png

Check IconEasy to play melodies for instant buffs

Check IconRecommended for all hunters

Check IconHas blunt damage for stunning monsters

This weapon went from being one of the most complicated to a simple weapon in the Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) hence we recommend this weapon for beginners!

Melodies are now automatically played by executing the same notes consecutively. You don't have to stay somewhere safe just to play melodies!

Hunting Horn Controls and New Moves

Dual Blades

MH Rise Starter Weapon Dual Blades.png

Check IconRecommended for hunters who likes full combos and high mobility

Check IconVery fast attacks

Check IconApplies Element and Status Effects against monsters effectively

The Dual Blades is for beginners that like full combo and high mobility weapons. This weapon has a very simple gameplay loop: Demon Mode -> Attack -> Archdemon Mode -> Attack Again. Archdemon Mode unlocks a plethora of new combos while increasing your attack damage!

This weapon is also the King of Element Attacks because it applies elemental damage more often than other weapons. Make sure to use elemental Dual Blades with the element that a monster is weak to!

Dual Blades Controls and New Moves

Light Bowgun

MH Rise Starter Weapon Light Bowgun

Check IconMore mobile than Heavy Bowgun

Check IconPuts you in a relatively safe distance

Check IconRecommended for hunters who want to try out ranged weapons

If you want to start early with ranged weapons, the Light Bowgun is a perfect starting point. It is very mobile and is relatively safer because it attacks from a distance. Though we recommend the Light Bowgun, it is still a ranged weapon with a very steep learning curve so expect to be overwhelmed by all its mechanics.

Light Bowgun Controls and New Moves

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Check out all fourteen weapons and maybe find the right weapon for you!

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Great SwordGreat Sword Long SwordLong Sword Sword and ShieldSword and Shield Dual BladesDual Blades
HammerHammer Hunting HornHunting Horn LanceLance GunlanceGunlance
Switch AxeSwitch Axe Charge BladeCharge Blade Insect GlaiveInsect Glaive BowBow
Light BowgunLight Bowgun Heavy BowgunHeavy Bowgun

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      Is April 20 confirmed?? Where’d u get the date

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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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