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

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Heavy Bowgun 1Trees & Full List Heavy Bowgun 2How to Use Heavy Bowgun 3Best Builds

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

TU3 Elemental Pierce Build

Recommended Elemental Light Bowguns
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Fire Elemental Light Bowgun

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Six Paths CrossingSix Paths Crossing ①①① 350 0
Affinity Element
0%
-
Rampage Slots
Special Ammo Wyvernheart

Water Elemental Light Bowgun

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Heavy Crab BusterHeavy Crab Buster ③ーー 350 0
Affinity Element
0%
-
Rampage Slots
Special Ammo Wyvernsnipe

Thunder Elemental Light Bowgun

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Skyshot ThunderstormSkyshot Thunderstorm ④ーー 340 0
Affinity Element
0%
-
Rampage Slots
Special Ammo Wyvernsnipe

Ice Elemental Light Bowgun

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
EgilEgil ②ーー 360 0
Affinity Element
0%
-
Rampage Slots
Special Ammo Wyvernsnipe
Armor Slots Skills
Chaotic Helm / Nephilim HelmChaotic Helm / Nephilim Helm ④②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Risen Kushala IramRisen Kushala Iram ③②①
Archfiend Armor EpineArchfiend Armor Epine ④ーー
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 2
Chaotic Faulds / Nephilim Tassets Chaotic Faulds / Nephilim Tassets ③①①
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Resentment Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Archfiend Armor ScerosArchfiend Armor Sceros ③②②
Resentment Lv. 1
Dereliction Lv. 1
Talisman Ammo Up Lv.2; with ① slot
Rampage Decoration
Decorations
Skills
Rampage Skill Use Element Exploit if monster has a 25 element hitzone, otherwise use Kushala Daora Soul
Element Attack Lv.5 | Attack Boost Lv.5
Critical Eye Lv.4 | Resentment Lv.4
Spare Shot Lv.3 | Dereliction Lv.3
Reload Speed Lv.2/Lv.3 | Strife Lv.2
Kushala Blessing Lv.2 | Razor Sharp Lv.2
Ammo Up Lv.2 | Critical Element Lv.2
Evade Extender Lv.2 | Recoil Down Lv.1
Element Exploit Lv.1 | Burst Lv.1
Steadiness Lv.1
Teostra Blessing Lv.2 (Fire Only)
Build Merits Pierce elemental ammo continues to be a powerful option for the Heavy Bowgun thanks to easier access to Teostra and Kushala Blessings as well as the new skill Strife. We're also adding Dereliction, as it remains a powerful elemental boosting skill especially when paired with Strife.
We've also added Bowgun staples like Spare Shot and Burst. Depending on the Bowgun, you may reduce levels of Recoil Down and Reload Speed to free up slots and fit in other skills as needed.
Due to the limited supply of elemental ammo you can carry, be sure to bring combines for every hunt as well as a Farcaster if you must restock. To maximize the number of hits each shot does, use the Setting Sun switch skill with a Power Barrel.
For weapon augments, we recommend pumping Attack Boost augments to as high as you can since this also improves elemental damage. Affinity augments can be considered if you want to switch decorations around to improve how often you can deal crits.

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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