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Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) - Long Sword Builds and Best Equipment Guide

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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Blood Awakening Master's Touch Long Sword Build

Recommended Long Sword

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Silver SevererSilver Severer
Silver Severer Long Sword Sharpness
310 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Dragon Image 49
④④④
Decorations

Recommended Armor Loadout

Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kushala GlareRisen Kushala Glare ③②①
Primordial MailPrimordial Mail ④④②
Burst Lv. 1
Primordial VambracesPrimordial Vambraces ④④②
Risen Kaiser Coil Risen Kaiser Coil ④③ー
Primordial GreavesPrimordial Greaves ④④ー
Talisman Frenzied Bloodlust 2 with a ②②① slot or better.
Rampage Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.

Build Merits & 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:
Ballistics
For damage, aim for any of the following:
Coalescence
Frostcraft

For comfort, aim for the following:
Defiance
Wind Mantle
Frenzied Bloodlust
Build Merits and Notes
The Bonus Update introduces a new aggressive comfort skill: Blood Awakening. Paired with Blood Rite, this skill is valuable when fighting against monsters with broken parts or Bloodblight.
Silver Severer is the choice weapon for this build due to its available 3 ④ slots and boosted health gain from Blood Rite and Bloodblight. Desperate Roar+ is alternative for going all-out Raw at the expense of weapon slots.
To make up for the weapon's Raw damage, additional damage skills like Attack Boost and Attack Boost Augments are recommended.
Affinity skills are maxed out to ensure that you can get the most out of Master's Touch in sharpness management. A Frenzied Bloodlust talisman, along with Wind Mantle, is included to boost your usage of any powerful Silkbind attacks like Serene Pose or Sakura Silkbind Slash.
You can aim for augmenting your armor Frostcraft to deal more overall damage, but if you already have a Frostcraft Lv. 3 talisman, you can augment for Frenzied Bloodlust instead.
Intrepid Heart is included and can help you recieve Bloodblight much safer since it significantly reduces damage and negates knockback when filled.

Master Rank Long Sword Builds

High Rank Builds

Long Sword

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 Long Sword builds to spice up your hunts.
►High Rank Long Sword Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Phantom Mirage Raw Damge HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

Long Sword 2

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

If you're just starting out in Village Quests, or looking to progress your quick sheath builds in the early game, we've got you covered with the best builds to rocket you straight to High Rank.
►Low Rank Long Sword Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Latent Power Affinity ★4 to ★6

Best Long Sword Skills

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
Weakness Exploit
★★★
A staple skill for any meta build. Increases your affinity when hitting weak spots by 50% at max rank, increasing your DPS significantly.
Critical Boost
★★★
Amplifies critical damage by 5% per level, ideal for Long Swords since you want to focus on getting your weapon to the highest affinity possible.
Critical Eye
★★★
Critical Eye increases affinity, working hand-in-hand with Long Sword builds being mostly critical-focused.
Attack Boost
★★★
Increases damage values for the Long Sword. Max this skill out whenever possible or aim for 4 levels.
Burst
★★★
The Long Sword's continuous combos activates this skill with ease, buffing you up throughout a fight. Max it out whenever possible, but a single point is enough for most fights.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Status Trigger
★★
With the Long Sword's continuous combos, this skill makes Status Builds viable. Best paired with Evade Window. Take note that Iai Spirit Slash and Foresight Slash do not activate Status Trigger.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Buildup Boost
★★
Increases your attack by 20%. Along with Status Trigger, this is an ideal skill to consider with Status Builds.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Element Attack
★★
Sunbreak featured buffs for elemental damage, making elemental builds viable. Max out this skill to increase damage against monsters.
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Powder Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides the Long Sword with additional blast damage every time it activates, contributing greatly to DPS.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Dereliction
★★
Using the Red Scroll increases the Long Sword's elemental and status values while using the Blue Scroll increases both attack and stun potency, improving overall damage. Just be wary of your health!
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Bloodlust
★★
Overcome the Frenzy Virus to power up with this skill; best paired with Coalescence.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Dragon Conversion
When activated, this skill from the Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax Armor will benefit elemental builds, increasing DPS even further!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 4
Element Exploit
Amplify your elemental damage against monsters weak to a specific element with this skill. A single point of it is enough to deal significant damage.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1

Best Comfort Skills

These are skills that makes 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
Quick Sheathe
★★★
As the name implies, this skill speeds up weapon sheathing, including your Special Sheathe. This means that transitioning into an Iai Slash or Spirit Slash gets way quicker and, in turn, improves overall DPS.
Wirebug Whisperer
★★★
Greatly increases the Longsword's safety by granting it more counters which also indirectly increases your damage output by having your silkbind skills up faster.
Master's Touch
★★
Every time a critical strike hits, this skill prevents your weapon from losing sharpness. This is an ideal skill for most high affinity builds and for weapons with manageable sharpness.
Protective Polish
★★
Due to the Long Sword's continuous combo hits, it will deplete sharpness fast. Always consider maxing this skill out to keep your sharpness high, up to a maximum of 90 seconds!
Speed Sharpening
★★
Reduces a cycle for sharpening with each level. Synergizes well with the Protective Polish skill.
Defiance
★★
Three levels of this skill prevent most roars, tremors, and winds from interrupting your charged attacks. The Cornerstone Jewel is a level 1 decoration, so slot it in whenever possible!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Flinch Free
★★
Useful especially in multiplayer where minor attacks can interrupt your attacks!
Intrepid Heart
Whenever the gauge above your health bar is full, this skill can be useful in preventing monster attacks from interrupting your combos, making it possible to pull off an extra charged attack before you can regroup.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Wind Mantle
This skill from the Risen Kushala Armor will recharge your Wirebugs faster, giving you more utility with your Long Sword.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Handicraft
Increases weapon sharpness and it can also unlock new sharpness levels for some weapons. Amazing for the Long Sword but only slot this skill in if you can.

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Comment

20 Anonymous12 months

Hello! i just wanna point out that im a little confused with the last update build, critical eye lvl6 doesnt add up with what is shown on the build, if you can clarify why, it'll be good to know <3

14 Anonymous@Game8over 1 year

Hi Anon! Thanks for pointing this out; this was our mistake! We've now fixed it on this page as well as in our Master Rank Long Sword Builds page, and it should reflect on those pages soon enough.

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