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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Hammer Builds and Best Equipment Guide

This is a guide to the best builds and equipment for Hammers in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. Learn about the best Hammers for the Sunbreak expansion, and the best Skills and Armor pieces to use with the Hammers for Low Rank, High Rank, and Master Rank.

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

TU2 Poison + Buildup Boost Build

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Kaktus UnwetterKaktus Unwetter
Kaktus Unwetter Hammer Sharpness
310 0 15%
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Fire Image 55
Armor Slots Skills
Kaiser Crown XKaiser Crown X ①①①
Risen Mizuha RobesRisen Mizuha Robes ④ーー
Risen Mizuha SleevesRisen Mizuha Sleeves ④②①
Rathalos Coil X Rathalos Coil X ②ーー
Flaming Espinas HeelFlaming Espinas Heel ④①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Burst Lv. 2
Talisman Weakness Exploit Lv.2, with ②① slots
Rampage Decoration
Build Merits This Poison Hammer build takes advantage of the new Buildup Boost skill introduced in Title Update 2. Staple offensive skills are included in the build and are fit to synergize with the build's poison-centric skills: Chameleos Blessing, Poison Attack, Buildup Boost, and Foray.
For QoL, Handicraft and Protective Polish are included to give Kaktus Unwetter's purple sharpness a bit of longevity. Flinch Free and Wirebug Whisperer are also added for utility.
During hunts, aim to hit the monster's head to take advantage of the build's 90% affinity, which can be further improved by augmenting it and adding Affinity Boost for an additional 5% boost. Make sure to also constantly buildup and proc poison on your target for maximum damage!
Additionally, remember to replace Anti-Species Decorations on the weapon's Rampage Decoration slot depending on the monster you will hunt!

Master Rank Hammer Builds

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - High Rank Hammer Builds

Gathering Hub HR 4 - HR 100+

Whether you're just breaking in the High Rank at HR 4 or are just looking for some new strategies at HR 100, we've got the best High Rank Hammer builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Hammer Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Tigrex Raw Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Hammer Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

Check out the best Hammer builds for Monster Hunter beginners or for speeding through Village Quests or Low Rank Gathering hub.

►Low Rank Hammer Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Hidden Edge Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Hammer Skills

Best Hammer Skills
Weakness Exploit
Increased affinity when hitting enemy weakspots. A vital skill for hammers who needs to stay on monster heads.
Attack Boost
Higher base attack equates to higher base damage. Simple math for a simple weapon!
Critical Eye
Flat increase to affinity. Always aim for 80-100% affinity levels!
Critical Boost
More damage from critical strikes. With Critical Eye and Weakness Exploit, this skill's value rises more.
Improves stun rate. Useful for solo due to the lower enemy ailment resistance but also works well in Multiplayer.
Stamina Thief
Some Hammer attacks can exhaust monsters. Increase their effectiveness by investing in Stamina Thief!
Speed Sharpening
Maintaining a Hammer's sharpness bar is a good way to optimize DPS.
Flinch Free
Prevents allies from flinching you and even interrrupting your charge attacks.

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