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This is a guide to the best builds and equipment for Charge Blades in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. Learn about the best Charge Blades for the Sunbreak expansion, and the best Skills and Armor pieces to use with the Charge Blades for Low Rank, High Rank, and Master Rank.

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Blood Awakening Elemental Savage Axe (BU Build)

Recommended Charge Blades

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Flamlion BladeFlamlion Blade
Flamlion Blade Charge Blade Sharpness
320 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Fire Image 60
②ーー
Phial Type Impact Phial
Decorations
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Divine Fieldblade+Divine Fieldblade+
Divine Fieldblade+ Charge Blade Sharpness
310 0 20%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Water Image 58
①ーー
Phial Type Impact Phial
Decorations
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Demonlord BladeDemonlord Blade
Demonlord Blade Charge Blade Sharpness
330 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Thunder Image 18
②②ー
Phial Type Impact Phial
Decorations
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
DaoraDaora's Worldbearer
Daora
320 0 10%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Ice Image 62
①ーー
Phial Type Impact Phial
Decorations
Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
UnheilskraftUnheilskraft
Unheilskraft Charge Blade Sharpness
320 0 20%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Dragon Image 30
②ーー
Phial Type Impact Phial
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 Weakness Exploit 2 with a ②②① slot or better
Rampage Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Element Exploit to increase elemental damage against monsters weak to each element
Alternative:
Swap between Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.
Critical Eye Lv. 5 | Element Attack Lv.5
Attack Boost Lv. 4 | Blood Awakening Lv. 3
Blood Rite Lv. 3 | Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Wirebug Whisperer Lv. 3 | Partbreaker Lv. 3
Master's Touch Lv. 3 | Critical Boost Lv. 2
Guard Lv. 2 | Element Exploit Lv. 2
Critical Element Lv. 2 | Ballistics Lv. 2
Burst Lv. 1 | Powder Mantle Lv. 1
Wind Mantle Lv. 1 | Intrepid Heart Lv. 1

For the Fire and Dragon:
Element Exploit Lv. 3
For the Water and Ice Build:
Kushala Blessing Lv.1
For the Thunder Build:
Element Exploit Lv. 3 | Critical Element Lv. 3

Build Merits and Augments

Weapon Augments
MH Rise - Elemental BoostElemental Boost Lv 8
MH Rise - Attack BoostAttack Boost Lv 1
For Water/Thunder/Dragon Weapon:
MH Rise - Elemental BoostElemental Boost Lv 6
MH Rise - Rampage Slot UpgradeRampage Slot Upgrade Lv 1
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:
Powder Mantle
Element Exploit
Critical Boost
Burst
For comfort, aim for any of the following:
Recovery Up
Wind Mantle
Frenzied Bloodlust
Guard
Build Merits and Notes
Blood Awakening is a new aggressive comfort skill introduced in the Bonus Update. Paired with Blood Rite, this skill becomes formidable late in a hunt or when dealing with large monsters that inflict Bloodblight.
This build leans toward comfort. If seeking for more elemental damage and a consistently higher overall DPS, we recommend the Dragon Conversion build.
For the Charge Blade play style, this focuses on the use of Condensed Spinning Slash. The switch skill Ready Stance is helpful in bringing out damage faster, since they can cancel Elemental Discharge axe swings.
For sharpness maintenance, we included Risen Teostra's waist piece and maxed out Master's Touch. High affinity weapons and affinity-boosting skills are used to ensure that you get the most out of sharpness preservation.
One level of Blood Rite can be exchanged for two more levels of Guard if needed since they share the same jewel slot requirement. However, recovering health and activating Blood Awakening will take longer, requiring more hits.
Intrepid Heart comes handy in receiving Bloodblight since it significantly reduces damage and negates knockback when filled. If armor is to be augmented, you can put in Recovery Up which synergizes with Blood Rite.

Master Rank Charge Blade Builds

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - High Rank Charge Blade 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 Charge Blade builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Charge Blade Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Ultra Element Discharger Build HR 100+
Balanced Charge Blade Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Charge Blade Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Charge Blade Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Mid Game Morpher Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Charge Blade 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!

Main Damage Skills

Best Skills Explanation
Weakness Exploit
★★★
A staple skill for any meta builds. Use this skill to increase your DPS with your sword attacks, especially in between AEDs.
Element Attack
★★★
Sunbreak featured buffs for elemental damage, making elemental builds viable. Max out this skill to increase damage for Charge Blades with Element Phials!
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Burst
★★★
Activate this skill with ease with both the Charge Blades AED and Savage Axe attacks, improving overall DPS.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Element Exploit
★★
Amplify your elemental AED and Savage Axe hits with this skill. A single point of it is enough to deal significant damage.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
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
Powder Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides the Charge Blade 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 Charge Blade's elemental 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

AED Charge Blade Playstyle

Best Skills Explanation
Attack Boost
★★★
Focus on maxing out this skill when using an Impact AED build.
Offensive Guard
★★★
Doing moves such as the Guard Point or Counter Peak Performance activates this skill, increasing your damage values. Be sure to max it out!
Artillery
★★
Improves phial hits for Impact Phial builds.
Slugger
Improves stun rate. Useful for solo play due to the lower enemy ailment resistance. Also useful for multiplayer to give the team openings to deal damage. Only viable with Impact AED Builds.
Partbreaker
Easily break monster parts with the AED's reach.

Savage Axe Charge Blade Playstyle

Best Skills Explanation
Critical Eye
★★★
With the Savage Axe playstyle, this skill will provide more DPS the higher its level. Always aim for 80-100% affinity to amplify base damage efficiently!
Critical Boost
★★★
Further amplifies critical hit damage. Make sure to have high affinity first before equipping!
Attack Boost
★★
For the Savage Axe playstyle, 4 levels of this skill is more than enough.
Offensive Guard
★★
Get a boost in your DPS after blocking with Ready Stance. Only slot this if you can.
Critical Element
★★
Increases elemental attacks whenever you land critical hits.
Maximum Might
Doing Savage Axe combos won't consume stamina; with this skill, you can get up to 30% affinity whenever it's activated.
Bloodlust
Overcome the Frenzy Virus to power up with this skill; best paired with Coalescence.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game

Best Comfort Skills

These are skills that make 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
Rapid Morph
★★★
A Charge Blade's best friend. Rapid Morph is still an amazing skill for Charge Blade builds as it makes the transitions between its two forms as seamless as possible. The damage increase for its morphing attacks further improves its value.
Load Shells
★★★
Get your Charge Blade into full potential as soon as possible with this skill, decreasing the time it takes to fill all your bottles!
Guard
★★★
This skill decreases the impact and stamina consumption upon guarding a strong attack with Guard Point or Ready Stance, making it easier to get back into your combos!
Protective Polish
or
Master's Touch
★★★
Be sure to consider these skills for the Savage Axe Playstyle, which can eat up sharpness fast!
Guard Up
★★
Lets you guard normally unguardable attacks. A single point of this skill is enough for most fights.
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
Wind Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Kushala Armor will recharge your Wirebugs faster after a Counter Peak Performance or Ready Stance.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Flinch Free
★★
Useful especially in multiplayer where minor attacks can interrupt your attacks, especially when trying to fill your bottles!
Speed Sharpening
Reduces a cycle for sharpening with each level. Useful for getting your sharpness level up mid-fight.
Handicraft
Increases sharpness. Be sure to consider this skill for the Savage Axe Playstyle
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

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