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

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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Blood Awakening Elemental Horns

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
OpheliaOphelia's Grace
Ophelia
310 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Fire Image 45
①ーー
Blue Melody
Elemental Attack Boost
Red Melody
Sonic Wave
Green Melody
Stamina Recovery Up
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Autumn LuteAutumn Lute
Autumn Lute Hunting Horn Sharpness
350 0 -25%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Water Image 47
ーーー
Blue Melody
Elemental Attack Boost
Red Melody
Health Regeneration
Green Melody
Blight Negated
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Skytremor RumbleSkytremor Rumble
Skytremor Rumble Hunting Horn Sharpness
320 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Thunder Image 60
ーーー
Blue Melody
Stun Negated
Red Melody
Health Recovery (L)
Green Melody
Health Regeneration
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Flicker Blizzard FluteFlicker Blizzard Flute
Flicker Blizzard Flute Hunting Horn Sharpness
320 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Ice Image 68
②②ー
Blue Melody
Stamina Use Reduced
Red Melody
Health Regeneration
Green Melody
Stun Negated
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Silver SmasherSilver Smasher
Silver Smasher Hunting Horn Sharpness
300 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Dragon Image 40
④④④
Blue Melody
Blight Negated
Red Melody
Attack and Defense Up
Green Melody
Sharpness Loss Reduced
Armor Slots Skills
Valstrax Helm - EpochValstrax Helm - Epoch ④②ー
Valstrax Mail - EpochValstrax Mail - Epoch ④④ー
Primordial VambracesPrimordial Vambraces ④④②
Valstrax Coil - Epoch Valstrax Coil - Epoch ④①①
Primordial GreavesPrimordial Greaves ④④ー
Talisman Furious Lv. 2 with a ②② slot or better
Rampage Decoration
Decorations
Skills
Rampage Skill Swap between Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.
Use Element Exploit if monster has a 25 Element Hitzone (may require Rampage Slot Upgrade).
Element Attack Lv.5 | Attack Boost Lv.5
Critical Boost Lv.3 | Weakness Exploit Lv.3
Stamina Surge Lv.3 | Dragon Resistance Lv.3
Partbreaker Lv.3 | Dragon Conversion Lv.3
Latent Power Lv.2 | Protective Polish Lv.2
Blood Rite Lv.2 | Furious Lv.2
Element Exploit Lv.2 | Burst Lv.2
Blood Awakening Lv.2 | Horn Maestro Lv.1
Inspiration Lv.1 | Bloodlust Lv.1
Fire Only:
Teostra Blessing Lv.1
Ice Only:
Handicraft Lv.2 | Element Exploit Lv.1
Kushala Blessing Lv.1
Dragon Only:
Attack Boost Lv.7 | Critical Element Lv.2
Coalescence Lv.2

Build Merits and 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:
Latent Power
Stamina Surge

For damage, aim for any of the following:
Furious
Powder Mantle
Coalescence
Kushala Blessing Lv.2 (for Water and Ice builds, may replace Inspiration)
Teostra Blessing Lv.2 (for Fire builds, may replace Inspiration)
For comfort, aim for any of the following:
Speed Sharpening (can also use Whetfish)
Blood Rite
Recovery Up
Intrepid Heart
Shockproof (add as decoration, multiplayer only)
Build Merits and Notes
This build offers a safer way to play the Hunting Horn without having to rely on Dereliction and healing songs. This build can achieve comparable power with the new Blood Awakening skill which boosts both raw and element when healing with Blood Rite or Bloodblight. Also new to the Bonus Update is the Inspiration skill, which boosts attack anytime you play a melody that buffs the party. It even works when hunting solo!
For the Fire, Water, and Ice builds, consider replacing Inspiration for Teostra Blessing or Kushala Blessing if you want an extra boost to elemental damage. The decoration may be added again once you gain a slot or the Blessing skills through armor augments.
Like our other elemental builds, most of the elemental damage will come from Silkbind Shockwave. Element can be boosted really high with Dragon Conversion while taking advantage of the resistance boosts from the Blue Scroll, Furious, and Elemental Resistance Dango. The Furious talisman can only be rolled with Qurious Melding - Vigor, and while Lv.1 is usable, higher levels are ideal.

Master Rank Hunting Horn Builds

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - High Rank Hunting Horn 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 Hunting Horn builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Hunting Horn Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Earthshaker Build HR 100+
Critical Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Hunting Horn Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Hunting Horn Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Horn Support Survivor Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Skills for Hunting Horn

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
Attack Boost
★★★
Increasing the Hunting Horn's base attack is one of the most efficient ways to increase DPS.
Weakness Exploit
★★★
Increased affinity when hitting enemy weakspots. This is perfect for Hunting Horns because they should always prioritize the head.
Element Attack
★★★
Sunbreak featured buffs for elemental damage, making elemental builds viable. Be sure to max out this skill to get the most out of its potential.
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Critical Boost
★★
Amplifies critical damage by 30%/35%/40% per level, working well with Weakness Exploit.
Burst
★★
Power up with this skill, which can activate with the Hunting Horn's continuous combos. Max it out as much as possible but a single point is enough to deal impactful damage.
Dereliction
★★
Using the Red Scroll will increase element values while using the Blue Scroll increases attack values, improving overall damage. This skill is basically a free buff for the weapon since you can manage the health drain by using Hunting Horns with healing songs! For additional elemental damage, pair this skill with Strife from the Chaotic Gore Magala Armor Set.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Element Exploit
★★
This skill is ideal to have on elemental builds because of the Hunting Horn's effectiveness in targeting weakspots, making sure you pull off significant damage every time you hit them!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Powder Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides the Hunting Horn with additional blast damage every time it activates, contributing greatly to DPS.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Bloodlust
★★
Overcome the Frenzy Virus to power up with this skill; best paired with Coalescence.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Blood Awakening
★★
At Lv.2 of this skill, its maximum boost is comparable to Lv.1 Dereliction, making it a safer alternative without the health drain. Best paired with Blood Rite to heal outside of afflicted monster hunts.
Available in Sunbreak Bonus Update
Inspiration
★★
Boosts 10 raw attack for 20 seconds whenever most melodies are played. Easy to slot in and also boosts allied hunters.
Available in Sunbreak Bonus Update
Slugger
Increased stun rate is a valuable skill for Hunting Horn in both solo and multiplayer. Slot this skill only when you can!

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
Horn Maestro
★★★
This skill improves the Hunting Horn's performance speed and shockwave damage using just 1 skill slot.
Protective Polish
★★★
An amazing skill that synergizes with Speed Sharpening. Make the most of your re-sharpens by negating sharpness loss for a significant amount of time with this skill.
Speed Sharpening
★★★
With Hunting Horn chewing through sharpness, having increased sharpening speed means you can return to the fray faster!
Evade Extender
★★
Improves the Hunting Horn's ability to dodge out of harm's way and reposition.
Defiance
★★
Three levels of this skill prevent most roars, tremors, and winds from interrupting attacks. The Cornerstone Jewel is a level 1 decoration, so slot it in whenever possible!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Wirebug Whisperer
This skill will allow you to access more of your silkbind attacks. Consider this skill if your playstyle involves using Bead of Resonance.
Wind Mantle
This skill from the Risen Kushala Armor will recharge your Wirebugs faster, allowing you to do more silkbind attacks with the Hunting Horn. As with Wirebug Whisperer, consider this skill if your playstyle involves using Bead of Resonance.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Flinch Free
No singer or musician likes interruptions. Don't let allies cancel those melodies!
Intrepid Heart
Whenever the gauge above your health bar is full, this skill can be useful in preventing monster attacks from interrupting your combos.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2

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14 Anonymousalmost 2 years

Its so not. These are pretty bad sets now that the meta has settled.

13 Anonymousalmost 2 years

kinda sucks that the Kamura hunting horn is considered the "best" in terms of damage.

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