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

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Endgame Build (Update 3.0): HR 100+

3.0 Ultra Element Discharger NEW

Best Charge Blade: Ikaji Immortal NEW

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Ikaji ImmortalIkaji Immortal
Ikaji Immortal Charge Blade Sharpness
ーーー 240 -
Affinity Element/Status
0%
Thunder Image 16
Phial Type Impact Phial

Ikaji Immortal's very high attack rating makes it the best Charge Blade for Ultra Elemental Discharges. It also comes with Dulling Strike, which is an amazing ramp up skill to have whenever we take advantage of green sharpness weapons.

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Almudron Helm SAlmudron Helm S ②②ー
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Vaik Mail SVaik Mail S ③②①
Tigrex Braces STigrex Braces S ③ーー
Bludgeoner Lv. 2
Mind's Eye Lv. 1
Bazelgeuse Coil Bazelgeuse Coil ②②ー
Guard Lv. 1
Load Shells Lv. 1
Bazelgeuse GreavesBazelgeuse Greaves ③ーー
Artillery Lv. 2
Guard Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Attack Boost Lv. 3
Decorations
Defense 324
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 4 | Bludgeoner Lv. 3
Offensive Guard Lv. 3 | Artillery Lv. 3
Rapid Morph Lv. 3 | Guard Lv. 2
Load Shells Lv. 2 | Mind's Eye Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1

Revolving around Ikaji Immortal and ultra element discharges, this build pumps as much attack as possible into the Charge Blade through Bludgeoner, Attack Boost, and Offensive Guard.

Rapid Morph is added for faster transitions between the Sword and Axe forms while increasing their transitional attack damage at the same time. Load Shells Lv. 2 allows us to fill phials completely from yellow charge levels, giving us more time to dish out damage during hunts.

3.0 Balanced Charge Blade Build NEW

Best Charge Blade: Scream in the Night

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Scream in the NightScream in the Night
Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
②ーー 190 -
Affinity Element/Status
40%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Scream in the Night's great stats across the board makes it a very efficient Charge Blade to build around in Update 3.0.

Best Armor NEW

Armor Slots Skills
Almudron Helm SAlmudron Helm S ②②ー
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Vaik Mail SVaik Mail S ③②①
Valstrax BracesValstrax Braces ②ーー
Anjanath Coil S Anjanath Coil S ②①①
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Ingot Greaves SIngot Greaves S ①ーー
Talisman Skill Attack Boost Lv. 3
Decorations
Defense 296
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7 | Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 3 | Speed Sharpening Lv. 3
Rapid Morph Lv. 3 | Critical Eye Lv. 2
Protective Polish Lv. 2 | Flinch Free Lv. 1
Dragonheart Lv. 1

This build improves the offensive capabilities of our Charge Blade across the board. Attack Boost and Weakness Exploit enhance our non-phial attacks while impact phial damage is increased through Artillery. Rapid Morph is retained for faster and more damaging transitions while Critical Eye Lv. 2 gives us just enough of a boost to reach 100% affinity on weak spots.

Lastly, Protective Polish is added alongside Speed Sharpening for extra sharpness management but you swap them out for Master's Touch or Razor Sharp if you prefer those skills instead.

High Rank Build (Update 3.0): HR 40 to 99

3.0 Raw Damage Climber

Best Charge Blade: Scream in the Night

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Scream in the NightScream in the Night
Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
②ーー 190 -
Affinity Element/Status
40%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Scream in the Night's amazing stats across the board still allows it to compete against the new Charge Blades of Update 3.0, making it the perfect weapon to use for the climb towards the current endgame.

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Almudron Helm SAlmudron Helm S ②②ー
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Barioth Mail SBarioth Mail S ②①①
Rathalos Braces SRathalos Braces S ②ーー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Anjanath Coil S Anjanath Coil S ②①①
Attack Boost Lv. 2
HunterHunter's Greaves S ②ーー
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
1 additional ② slot
Decorations
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7 | Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Stun Resistance Lv. 3 | Critical Boost Lv. 3
Master's Touch Lv. 3 | Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Flinch Free Lv. 1 | Maximum Might Lv.1
Quick Sheath Lv.1

Maximize Scream in the Night's damage with this build granting both high base damage with Attack Boost, Critical Boost, and Weakness Exploit. Rather than Speed Sharpening, we opted to utilize Master's Touch instead because of our high affinity rating.

High Rank Build (2.0 Update): HR 8 to 40

2.0 Raw Damage Charge Blade

Best Charge Blade: Scream in the Night

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Scream in the NightScream in the Night
Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
②ーー 190 -
Affinity Element/Status
40%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Those with a penchant for critical numbers may opt for Scream in the Night instead. This particular Charge Blade's base 40% affinity rating lets you reach 105% total affinity on weak spots when combined with the build's Critical Eye and Weakness Exploit.

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Almudron Helm SAlmudron Helm S ②②ー
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Vaik Mail SVaik Mail S ③②①
Rathalos Braces SRathalos Braces S ②ーー
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Anjanath Coil S Anjanath Coil S ②①①
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Ingot Greaves SIngot Greaves S ①ーー
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
1 additional ② slot is recommended but not required
Decorations

Total Skills and Defense

Defense 278
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 6 | Critical Eye Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3 | Artillery Lv. 3
Speed Sharpening Lv. 3 | Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Flinch Free Lv. 2 | Protective Polish Lv. 1 (Optional)

This build makes the climb to Monster Hunter Rise's current endgame relatively easy by improving the every offensive aspect of the Charge Blade.

Attack Boost improves the base attack of Charge Blades, increasing overall damage. This skill also increases phial damage alongside Artillery.

With Scream in the Night as our affinity base, Weakness Exploit and Critical Eye Lv. 3 allows us to reach 105% affinity on weak spots.

Lastly, general performance and sharpness maintenance are improved via Rapid Morph and Speed Sharpening respectively. You can even add Sharp Jewel 2 to prevent sharpness loss for 30 seconds after sharpening.

High Rank Build: HR 6 and 7

Evasive Charge Blade

Best Charge Blade: Scream in the Night

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Scream in the NightScream in the Night
Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
②ーー 190 -
Affinity Element/Status
40%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Scream in the Night is one of the best Charge Blades in Monster Hunter Rise due to its attack rating, phial type, and 40% affinity rating. This is the perfect Charge Blade for any hunt at this stage of the game.

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Almudron Helm SAlmudron Helm S ②②ー
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Zinogre Mail SZinogre Mail S ①ーー
Almudron Vambraces SAlmudron Vambraces S ①①ー
Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S ーーー
Golden HakamaGolden Hakama ①①ー

Total Skills and Defense

Defense 292
Skills
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3 | Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Critical Boost Lv. 2 | Latent Power Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 2

Best Talisman Skills

Recommended Talisman Skills
Razor Sharp Evade Extender Partbreaker

A build that that has Evade Window for extra survivability. Weakness Exploit + Latent Power coupled with the Nargacuga Charge Blade ensures a 100% affinity for Critical Boost's enhanced damage. A decent survivability build that doesn't lack any fire power!

High Rank Build: HR 4 and 5

Critical Starter

Best Charge Blade: Kaiser Blade

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Kaiser BladeKaiser Blade
Kaiser Blade Charge Blade Sharpness
①ーー 190 -
Affinity Element/Status
0%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Kaiser Blade's great stats for relatively cheap materials makes it the perfect weapon to start your high rank adventures with!

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Izuchi Helm SIzuchi Helm S ①①ー
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Izuchi Mail SIzuchi Mail S ①ーー
Kamura Braces SKamura Braces S ②ーー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Heroics Lv. 1
Khezu Coil S Khezu Coil S ①①ー
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Ingot Greaves SIngot Greaves S ①ーー

Total Skills and Defense

Defense 180
Skills
Critical Eye Lv. 7 | Attack Boost Lv. 2
Slugger Lv. 1 | Focus Lv. 1
Heroics Lv. 1 | Recovery Speed Lv. 1

This is a straightforward build that gives you a good start at High Rank. Damage is primarily increased through Critical Eye.

Low Rank Build: Village Quest 4★ to 6★

Mid Game Morpher

Best Charge Blade: Sinister Slasher I

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Sinister Slasher ISinister Slasher I
Sinister Slasher I Charge Blade Sharpness
ーーー 130 -
Affinity Element/Status
0%
Blast Image 20
Phial Type Impact Phial

Sinister Slasher I boasts great stats across the board and comes with Blast Element, making it the best Charge Blade at this stage of the game.

Alternative Charge Blade: Hidden Arsenal I

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Hidden Arsenal IHidden Arsenal I
Hidden Arsenal I Charge Blade Sharpness
ーーー 120 -
Affinity Element/Status
30%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Those who prefer to pump affinity into their non-phial attacks may opt for the Hidden Arsenal I. This Charge Blade can compete with Sinister Slasher I in terms of damage due to its 30% affinity rating.

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Almudron HelmAlmudron Helm ーーー
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Volvidon MailVolvidon Mail ーーー
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Basarios VambracesBasarios Vambraces ーーー
Guard Lv. 1
Volvidon Coil Volvidon Coil ーーー
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Diablos GreavesDiablos Greaves ーーー
Guard Lv. 1

Total Skills and Defense

Defense 122
Skills
Rapid Morph Lv. 3 | Guard Lv. 2
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1 | Offensive Guard Lv. 1

Picking up after our recommended early game sets, this armor combination grants quick transitions between sword and axe via Rapid Morph form while bolstering defense with Guard.

The addition of Offensive Guard gives your attacks a small but welcome boost after a perfectly-timed block as well!

Low Rank Build: Village Quest 1★ to 4★

Rapid Morpher

Best Charge Blade: Regas Hyper

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Regas HyperRegas Hyper
Regas Hyper Charge Blade Sharpness
ーーー 120 -
Affinity Element/Status
0%
-
Phial Type Impact Phial

Regas Hyper hosts amazing stats for cheap materials. This particular Charge Blade's impact phials make it an efficient weapon against any hunt in the earliest stages of Monster Hunter Rise.

Alternative Charge Blade: Rough Roller I

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Rough Roller IRough Roller I
Rough Roller I Charge Blade Sharpness
ーーー 100 -
Affinity Element/Status
0%
Paralysis Image 15
Phial Type Impact Phial

Landing Ultra Discharges can be a tricky task for new players. Rough Roller I addresses this issue with its Paralysis Element. This is an extremely useful status to inflict on monsters because it locks them in place for a few seconds, allowing you to dish out your powerful discharges comfortably!

Best Armor

Armor Slots Skills
Barroth HelmBarroth Helm ーーー
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Volvidon MailVolvidon Mail ーーー
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Jaggi GauntletsJaggi Gauntlets ーーー
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Volvidon Coil Volvidon Coil ーーー
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Death Stench HeelDeath Stench Heel ーーー
Rapid Morph Lv. 1

Total Skills and Defense

Defense 90
Skills
Rapid Morph Lv. 3 | Attack Boost Lv. 2

This set grants faster transitions between the Sword and Axe forms of the Charge Blade with the help of Rapid Morph, enabling you to deal heavy amounts damage quicker!

Best Charge Blade Skills

Best Charge Blade Skills
Rapid Morph
★★★
Amplifies morph attack damage and speed which greatly improves the fluidity of using the weapon.
Weakness Exploit
★★★
Increases affinity when striking enemy weak spots by as much as 50% at level three.
Artillery
★★★
Improves Elemental Discharge damage of Impact Phials
Attack Boost
★★★
Increasing the Charge Blade's attack rating is an efficient way to improve overall DPS. It also increases Impact Phial damage in particular.
Critical Eye
★★
Pumping affinity into Charge Blades is a good way to bolster their regular sword and axe form attacks!
Partbreaker
★★
This skill is an efficient way to improve damage on breakable monster parts.
Critical Boost
★★
Increases damage of critical strikes by 30%/35%/40%
Evade Window
★★
Increases invulnerability frame of dodges.
Speed Sharpening
Reduces 1 cycle of sharpen animation per level.
Flinch Free
A must have for multiplayer. Prevents ally attacks from flinching the player.

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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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