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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): Sunbreak. Learn about the best Heavy Bowguns for the Sunbreak expansion and the best Skills and Armor pieces to use with the Heavy Bowguns for Low Rank, High Rank, and Master Rank.

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

TU1 Raw Pierce Build

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Devil's Conduit ③①ー 360 0
Affinity Element
0%
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Rampage Slots
Special Ammo Wyvernsnipe
Armor Slots Skills
Astalos HelmAstalos Helm ④②①
Archfiend Armor BauloArchfiend Armor Baulo ③②ー
Golden LunebracesGolden Lunebraces ④②①
Gore Coil Gore Coil ④②ー
Agitator Lv. 1
Coalescence Lv. 1
Arc Greaves / Storge GreavesArc Greaves / Storge Greaves ③②ー
Razor Sharp Lv. 1
Spare Shot Lv. 1
Bloodlust Lv. 1
Talisman Wirebug Whisperer Lv.2; with one ② slot
Rampage Decoration
Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Kushala Daora Soul
Build Merits This build continues the raw damage domination of Heavy Bowguns with skills centered around using Pierce Ammo. Aim to shoot at a monster's weakspot to maximize your damage output with the help of Critical Boost, Weakness Exploit, Pierce Up, and Chain Crit.
Use Qurious Weapon Crafting and augment Devil's Conduit to expand its Rampage Slots to three, which will allow you to use Daora Soul Jewel 3.
As with most HBG builds, Wirebug Whisperer is maxed out so you can use your Silkbind moves more frequently. This cooldown reduction is significant enough to make Shield Mods unnecessary in hunts, allowing you to use Power Barrels instead.

Master Rank Heavy Bowgun Builds

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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