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

This is a guide to the best builds and equipment for Heavy Bowguns in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn about the best Heavy Bowguns for Update 3.0, and the best Skills and Armor pieces to use with the Heavy Bowguns for Low Rank, High Rank, and Endgame.

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Latest Endgame Build

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Critical Spread Build

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Sinister Dreadvolley Sinister Dreadvolley
②①ー 220 155
Affinity Element
0%
-
Special Ammo Wyvernsnipe
Armor Slots Skills
Rakna HelmRakna Helm ①①ー
Reload Speed Lv. 1
Spread Up Lv. 1
Rakna MailRakna Mail ②①ー
Reload Speed Lv. 1
Spread Up Lv. 1
Valstrax BracesValstrax Braces ②ーー
Rakna Coil Rakna Coil ②②ー
Spread Up Lv. 1
Golden HakamaGolden Hakama ①①ー
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 and at least one ② slot.
Decorations
Skills
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3 | Recoil Down Lv. 3
Maximum Might Lv. 3 | Spread Up Lv. 3
Reload Speed Lv. 3 | Critical Boost Lv. 3
Dragonheart Lv. 1 | Flinch Free Lv. 1
Latent Power Lv. 1 | Ballistics Lv. 1
Build Merits The Spread and Slashing Build we've recommended at the start of the HR 8 to 40 climb maintains its place at the current endgame of Monster Hunter Rise. This build revolves around Spread Ammo 3 but improves crit damage from hitting weakpoints as well via Weakness Exploit and Critical Boost.

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - High Rank Heavy Bowgun 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 Heavy Bowgun builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Heavy Bowgun Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Critical Spread Build HR 100+
Critical Piercer Build HR 100+
Heavy Artillery Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Heavy Bowgun Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Heavy Bowgun Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Evasive Heavy Gunner Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Heavy Bowgun Skills

Best Skills
Pierce Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on the ammo type you're going to use!
Normal/Rapid Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on the ammo type you're going to use!
Spread Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on the ammo type you're going to use!
Wirebug Whisperer
★★★
Greatly improves Counter Shot and Silk Dash usage at level three.
Mobility and defense capabilities are improved so much that shield mods aren't mandatory anymore.
Recoil Down
★★★
Makes aiming way easier.
Reload Speed
★★★
Makes aiming way easier.
Attack Boost
★★★
Increases DPS for all ammo types.
Spare Shot
★★★
Increased DPS by giving you a chance to shoot ammo for free.
Maximum Might
★★
Increases affinity when Stamina is at maximum. As a non-stamina heavy weapon, this is an ideal skill to have.
Partbreaker
★★
Partbreaker increases damage on breakable parts by as much as 30% at level three, allowing you to break monsters down easier!
Guard
Lessens the burden of guarding.
Guard Up
For those monsters that have normally unblockable moves.

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    • Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.

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