Switch Axe Builds and Best Armor | Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

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

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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

TU3 Chaotic Gore Magala Switch Axe Build

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Frevel/Sursis Switch Axe Sharpness
340 0 -30% / 15%
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Dragon Image 44
Phial Type Power
Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kaiser HornsRisen Kaiser Horns ③②ー
Risen Kaiser MailRisen Kaiser Mail ②②ー
Risen Kushala GrandeRisen Kushala Grande ④②ー
Burst Lv. 2
Wind Mantle Lv. 1
Sinister Grudge Tassets Sinister Grudge Tassets ④②①
Arc Greaves / Storge GreavesArc Greaves / Storge Greaves ③②ー
Razor Sharp Lv. 1
Spare Shot Lv. 1
Bloodlust Lv. 1
Talisman Attack Boost Lv.3; one ②① slot
Rampage Decoration
Build Merits Free Title Update 3 introduced the Chaotic Gore Magala Weapons. These weapons benefit massively from the Bloodlust skill; by overcoming the Frenzy virus, the weapons' afiinity will turn from negative to positive. Paired with Weakness Exploit, this weapon can easily reach 100% affinity on weak spots. Coalescence will also provide an added boost in damage, as it activates after overcoming the Frenzy virus.
Powder Mantle complements the aggressive, chain attacks of the Switch Axe. The combos on this weapon can activate this skill quickly. Then, the blast damage from the blue aura will provide a boost to your DPS, as long as you time it right!
Wind Mantle works well with the Switch Axe. Using silkbind attacks, such as the Elemental Burst Counter and the Switch Charger will activate it, lowering the cooldown of your wirebugs significantly. This will make use of all of what Switch Axe has to offer in utility.
We equipped this build with the Mail of Hellfire for an extra boost in damage. You would mainly stay at the Red Swap Scroll while attacking, since this build focuses primarily on raw damage. However, it will also decrease your armor this way, so one point of this skill is enough.
This build assumes that no Armor Augmentations have been made.

Master Rank Switch Axe Builds

High Rank Build

MH Rise - High Rank Switch Axe 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 Switch Axe builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Switch Axe Builds

Latest Builds Rank
3.0 Morphing Rampager Build HR 100+

Low Rank Build

MH Rise - Low Rank Switch Axe Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Switch Axe Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Razor Sharp Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Switch Axe Skills

Best Skills for Switch Axe
Rapid Morph
Speeds up morph speed and damage.
Weakness Exploit
up to 50% bonus affinity when striking enemy weakspots.
Critical Eye
Higher affinity means more damage. Try to aim for at least 80-100% affinity for final builds.
Evade Extender
More distance covered per dodge means you can easily get out of harms way or move to a better position faster to hit enemy weakspots.
Attack Boost
More damage. Try to aim for level 4 for extra stat bonus.
Razor Sharp
Switch Axes are known for their rapid sharpness loss. Razor Sharp allows you to efficiently maintain your sharpness during hunts.
Evade Window
Longer invincibility frames greatly improves the Switch Axe's survivability since the Switch Axe can't guard and must only rely on evasion.
Power Prolonger
Extends buffed up state.
Faster Switch Axe charging.
Flinch Free
A must have skill for multiplayer.

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