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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 Sunbreak and the best builds and Armor pieces to use with the Hammers for Low, High, and Master Rank.

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

BU Blood Awakening Blast Hammer Build

Recommended Hammer

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
DevilDevil's Die
Devil
320 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Blast Image 34
③②ー
Decorations

Recommended Armor Loadout

Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kushala GlareRisen Kushala Glare ③②①
Primordial MailPrimordial Mail ④④②
Burst Lv. 1
Risen Mizuha SleevesRisen Mizuha Sleeves ④②①
Risen Kushala Cocoon Risen Kushala Cocoon ③①ー
Primordial GreavesPrimordial Greaves ④④ー
Talisman Buildup Boost 2 with a ②② slot or better.
Rampage Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.

Build Merits & Augments

Weapon Augments
Armor Augments Armor Augments for this build are not necessary. However, feel free to add as you please once you get comfortable with your build! Generally, you'd want to get better skills and more slots for your armor.
Replaceable skills already on the armor:
Chameleos Blessing
Kushala Blessing
For damage, aim for any of the following:
Powder Mantle
Critical Boost

For comfort, aim for the following:
Defiance
Focus
Frenzied Bloodlust
Build Merits and Notes
The Bonus Update introduces a new comfort skill available for the hammer: Blood Awakening. Paired with Blood Rite, this skill is valuable when fighting against monsters with broken parts or Bloodblight.
If you can get Buildup Boost to Lv.3 through augments or a talisman, the Risen Mizuha arms can be swapped out for Primordial Vambraces to max out Blood Awakening and make more space for decorations.
This build uses two pieces of Primordial Malzeno armor, Risen Chameleos arms, and two pieces of Risen Kushala Daora armor.
The switch skill Charge Switch: Strength is best suited for this build to max out damage and health gained from Blood Rite. Considering that endgame monsters are significantly faster, Wirebug Whisperer and Wind Mantle have been included to support evasive switch skills such as Keeping Sway. Having Water Strike is also recommended when negating damage.
Devil's Die is still the choice hammer for dealing high damage. Charge Master, Teostra Blessing, and Blast Attack have been added to increase the improve the weapon's blast potential. The included affinity skills and augments places this weapon at 80% affinity.
You can at least safely recieve some Bloodblight by making use of Intrepid Heart, which significantly reduces damage and nullifies knockback when filled.

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 Damage Skills

These skills make it possible to deal extra damage! Aim for these skills for maximum DPS to defeat those monsters easier and finish those quests faster!

Best Skills Explanation
Weakness Exploit
★★★
A staple skill for any meta builds. Most of the monsters in Rise and Sunbreak have their heads as their main weakspots. With the Hammer's playstyle of always going for KOs, this skill provides a significant boost to your DPS! Always max out this skill whenever possible.
Attack Boost
★★★
This skill increases the Hammer's damage values, which allow you to deal significant damage!
Critical Eye
★★★
Always aim for 80-100% affinity to amplify the Hammer's base damage efficiently!
Critical Boost
★★★
Further amplifies critical hit damage. Make sure to have high affinity first before equipping!
Slugger
★★
Improves stun rate. Useful for solo play due to the lower enemy ailment resistance. Also useful for multiplayer to give the team openings to deal damage.
Powder Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides the Hammer with additional blast damage every time it activates, contributing greatly to DPS.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Dereliction
★★
Using the Blue Scroll to increase both attack and stun potency, improving overall damage; just be wary of your health!
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Burst
Get a damage boost upon hit and a further boost after 5 consecutive attacks. Consider this skill for the Courage Hammer playstyle.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Bloodlust
Overcome the Frenzy Virus to power up with this skill; best paired with Coalescence.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Blood Rite
Get constant heals while attacking broken parts. Synergizes well with Partbreaker.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Partbreaker
Easily break monster parts with this skill. Pair it with Blood Rite to get more utility out of it!
Bludgeoner
Increases attack power the more your weapon loses sharpness. Best skill to use for Hammers with either blue sharpness or below or sharpness that can quickly deplete (e.g., Gornir and Finishing Hammer, respectively).

Best Comfort Skills

These are skills that make managing weapon mechanics a lot easier. Damage is only part of the equation - taking time to slot in comfort skills that increase consistency & comfort will also increase overall DPS!

Best Skills Explanation
Focus
★★★
This skill makes it easier to execute more charged attacks, increasing overall DPS.
Stamina Thief
★★★
Hammers can apply Exhaust whenever it hits the monster, especially the head. This skill can make exhausting a monster easier, providing more openings for you and your team to deal damage!
Defiance
★★
Three levels of this skill prevent most roars, tremors, and winds from interrupting your charged attacks. The Cornerstone Jewel is a level 1 decoration, so slot it in whenever possible!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Flinch Free
★★
Useful especially in multiplayer where minor attacks can interrupt your attacks.
Speed Sharpening
★★
Reduces a cycle for sharpening with each level. Useful for getting your sharpness level up mid-fight.
Intrepid Heart
Whenever the gauge above your health bar is full, this skill can be useful in preventing monster attacks from interrupting your combos, making it possible to pull off an extra charged attack before you can regroup.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Constitution
This skill will help you conserve stamina better while you're running around charging your hammer. Only slot this skill in whenever possible.
Stamina Surge
Another stamina conserving skill. Only slot this skill in whenever possible.
Marathon Runner
Reduces stamina depletion while charging the Hammer. Only slot this skill in whenever possible.

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Comment

17 Anonymous8 months

The MR build says it has blood rite 3 in it but the build only ever gets blood rite 1. Am i missing something or?

10 Anonymousalmost 2 years

Talisman for Hr 100+ is wrong (kinda), you only need ②① slots

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