This is an article about the best starter weapons in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). If you want to know which weapons are best for beginners, and the easiest weapons to pick up and learn, read on!
Perfect for aggressive gameplay
Very high DPS
Has multiple offensive counter attacks.
The Long Sword is considered the strongest weapon in the game. Coupled with how its easy to pick up combos, 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 hunter that is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with a monster, we recommend the Long Sword!
Buffs have been streamlined into attacks
Easy to chain combos
Deals 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!
Fast attacks and high mobility
Lower skill cieling due to fewer mechanics
Applies Element and Status Effects against monsters effectively
The Dual Blades is for beginners that like the 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!
More mobile than Heavy Bowgun
Puts you in a relatively safe distance
Recommended 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.
Check out all fourteen weapons and maybe find the right weapon for you!
|All Weapon Guides|
|Great Sword||Long Sword||Sword and Shield||Dual Blades|
|Switch Axe||Charge Blade||Insect Glaive||Bow|
|Light Bowgun||Heavy Bowgun|
|Tips & Tricks|
|Beginner's Guide||Best Beginner Weapons|
|Base Game Sub-Camp Locations||Sunbreak Sub-Camp Locations|
|Base Game Awards and How to Unlock||Sunbreak Awards and How to Unlock|
|Buddy Recon Locations||Sunbreak Cohoot Locations|
|MR Armor Unlock Conditions||MR Weapon Unlock Conditions|
|Things to Do Before Sunbreak||How to Get Started in Sunbreak|
|Rampage Weapons Guide||How to Unlock Weapon Trees|
|How to Raise Max Stamina||How to Cook Well-Done Steaks|
|How to Climb Walls||Best Dango Combinations|
|Rampage Guide: How to Get S-Rank||How to Aim with the Bow: Manual Aim Vs. Gyroscrope|
|Anomaly Investigations Guide||Anomaly Research Lab Guide||Badges of Heroes and How to Unlock||Elemental Damage and Resistances Guide|
|Base Game Relic Record Locations||Sunbreak Relic Records|
|Jungle Relic Records||Citadel Relic Records|
|How to Farm Money||How to Farm Kamura Points|
|Which Items to Sell||Talisman Farming|
|Best Mining Spots: Where to Find Ore||How to Farm Dango Tickets|
|How to Farm Kamura Tickets||How to Farm Buddy Tickets|
|How to Capture Monsters||How to Avoid Attacks: Frame Dodge Guide|
|How to Beat Flying Monsters||How to Beat Fish Monsters|
|How to Make Monsters Sleep||Best Buddies to Bring|
|Best Item Loadouts||How to Break Monster Parts|
|List of Unblockable Attacks|
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