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

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High Rank Build: Post-Game (Hub Quest 7★ Cleared)

Best Charge Blade

Name Req. Materials
Scream in the Night Narga Medulla x1
Magnamalo Blade+ x4
Nargacuga+ Material x15 pts

Scream in the Night Dominates the Competition

Scream in the Night
 Scream in the Night Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 190 40 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Defense Grinder II
Phial Type Impact Phial

Nargacuga's Scream in the Night takes the top spot as the best all-purpose Charge Blade. Its amazing stats across the board paired with an Impact Phial type make it an great choice for any hunt in the game.

Best Elemental Charge Blades (Elemental Phials)

Name Req. Materials
Biting Edge II Monster Broth x3
Rakna-Kadaki Carapace x4
Rakna-Kadaki Silk x4
Elder Dragon Blood x2
Clutch of the Deep Wyvern Gem x1
Elder Dragon Blood x2
Golden Sludge x2
Jyuratodus+ Material x12 pts
Despot's Thundergale Narwa Carapace x4
Zinogre Jasper x1
Zinogre+ Material x15 pts
Paladire Wyvern Gem 1
Barioth Carapace 5
Freezer Sac 2
Amber Fang+ 2

Best Elemental Charge Blades Stats (Post Game)

Fire Element

Biting Edge II
 Biting Edge II Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 160 25 Fire 31
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①①
 Biting Edge II Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Fire Boost II
Silkbind Boost
Phial Type Element Phial

Water Element

Clutch of the Deep
 Clutch of the Deep Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 230 -10 Water 12
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ①①①
 Clutch of the Deep Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Affinity Boost II
Water Boost II
Brutal Strike
Phial Type Element Phial

Thunder Element

Despot's Thundergale
 Despot
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 210 0 Thunder 26
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Despot
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Thunder Boost II
Anti-Aquatic Species
Phial Type Element Phial

Ice Element

Paladire
 Paladire Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
5 170 25 Ice 26
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ①①①
 Paladire Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost IV
Affinity Boost II
Iceblight Exploit
Phial Type Element Phial

Best Armor

Balanced Charge Blade (Recommended for Impact Phials)

A raw damage set improves every attack the Charge Blade does. Attack Boost, Rapid Morph, and Artillery amplifies your Impact Phial and Non-Phial attacks. Expect massive damage from properly positioned Ultra Elemental Discharges.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Almudron Helm S 64
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power Lv. 1
Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Waist Rathalos Coil S 62
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Windproof Lv. 1
Legs Remobra Feet S 52
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot or higher
Decorations Attack Jewel 2 x3
Quickswitch Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
302 Attack Boost Lv. 7
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 1
Latent Power Lv 1
Windproof Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1

Critical Discharger (Recommended For Elemental Phials)

A critical element set for elemental damage. When Latent Power triggers, we instantly get 40% affinity. Pair this with Weakness Exploit and we have a total of 90% affinity on weak spots. All this damage is then amplified by Critical Boost and Critical Element.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power Lv. 1
Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power Lv. 1
Arms Golden Kote 70
Heroics Lv. 1
Latent Power Lv. 1
Waist Golden Obi 70
Heroics Lv. 1
Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot or more
Decorations Crit Element Jewel 2 x2
Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
334 Latent Power Lv. 4
Critical Boost Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Speed Sharpening Lv. 3
Critical Element Lv. 2
Heroics Lv. 2
Maximum Might Lv. 1

High Rank Build: Endgame (Hub Quest 6★ to 7★)

Best Charge Blades

Name Req. Materials
Scream in the Night Narga Medulla x1
Magnamalo Blade+ x4
Nargacuga+ Material x15 pts

Scream in the Night is a Stable Choice

Scream in the Night
 Scream in the Night Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 190 40 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Defense Grinder II
Phial Type Impact Phial

Scream in the Night offers amazing stats across the board and can easily take you all the way to the end of 7★ Hub Quests. It's Impact Phials makes it a steady weapon for every hunt at this stage of the game.

Best Armor

Best Talisman Skills

Recommended Talisman Skills
Razor Sharp Evade Extender Partbreaker

Evasive Charge Blade

A set build that that has slotted 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 high survivability build that doesn't lack any fire power!

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Almudron Helm S 64
Rapid Morph Lv. 2
Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power Lv. 1
Arms Almudron Vambraces S 64
Evade Window Lv. 2
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
292 Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Critical Boost Lv. 2
Latent Power Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 2

High Rank Build: Late Game (Hub Quest 4★ to 5★)

Best Charge Blade

Name Req. Materials
Kaiser Blade Quality Bone x2
Fucium Ore x6
Royal Ludroth Claw+ x4
Ore+ Material x10 pts

Kaiser Blade is a Great High Rank Starter!

Kaiser Blade
 Kaiser Blade Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
5 190 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ①ーー
 Kaiser Blade Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Defense Boost III
Silkbind Boost
Phial Type Impact Phial

Continuing through the Ore Tree, Kaiser Blade has good stats for relateively cheap materials. These factors make it an efficient all-purpose weapon at this stage of the game.

Best Armor

Critical Eye Charge build

Max Critical Eye set for the early High Rank mission for the Charge Blade. Slugger is also in so using Impact Phials can allow you to stun monsters easily but the build's main appeal is the max Critical Eye you get which greatly improves your DPS.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Izuchi Helm S 36
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Torso Izuchi Mail S 36
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Arms Kamura Braces S 30
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Heroics Lv. 1
Waist Khezu Coil S 38
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Legs Ingot Greaves S 40
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
180 Critical Eye Lv. 7
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Slugger Lv. 1
Focus Lv. 1
Heroics Lv. 1
Recovery Speed Lvl. 1

Low Rank Build: Mid Game (Village Quest 4★ to 6★)

Best Charge Blades

Impact Phials rule supreme in the early and mid stages of Monster Hunter Rise. The phials' armor penetration, knock out damage, and relative ease to build around makes it more efficient than Elemental Phials.

That's not to say that Elemental Phials are completely useless at this stage of the game though!

Name Req. Materials
Sinister Slasher I Magnamalo Scute x2
Magnamalo Scale x4
Magna Ghostprism x3
Magnamalo Blade x2
Hidden Arsenal I Nargacuga Cutwing x4
Nargacuga Blackfur x2
Narga Tailspike x1
Tigrex Divide I Tigrex Fang x2
Tigrex Scale x2
Tigrex Claw x5

Sinister Slasher I is a Great Starter Weapon in Mid Game

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Sinister Slasher I Stats
Sinister Slasher I
 Sinister Slasher I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 20
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Slasher I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Phial Type Impact Phial

Sinister Slasher I is a great all-purpose weapon in Monster Hunter Rise's mid game. Boasting amazing stats across the board and the Blast Element, this particular Charge Blade performs well against all matchups at this stage of the game.

Hidden Arsenal I for Affinity Lovers

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Hidden Arsenal I Stats
Hidden Arsenal I
 Hidden Arsenal I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 120 30 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Hidden Arsenal I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost I
Defense Grinder I
Phial Type Impact Phial

Those who want to bolster the Charge Blade's regular sword and non-phial axe attacks with crits but keep the knockout power of Impact Phials may go for Nargacuga's Hidden Arsenal I.

Similar to the Sinister Slasher I, this Charge Blade offers amazing stats across the board; with the most notable stats being its generous sharpness bar and 30% affinity rating.

Tigrex Divide I is a Raw Damage Monster

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Tigrex Divide I Stats
Tigrex Divide I
 Tigrex Divide I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 160 -20 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Tigrex Divide I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost I
Brutal Strike
Phial Type Impact Phial

Catered to those who prefer to dish out as many Ultra Element Discharges as humanly possible, the Tigrex Divide I offers an insanely high attack rating (160) for the mid game and a great sharpness bar.

You can pump its attack rating even further by activating its Attack Boost II Rampage Skill!

Best Elemental Charge Blades (Mid Game)

Element Phials can potentially outperform Impact Phials, but they require a lot more work and investment than the latter. Despite this, we've listed down the best Elemental Phial Charge Blades for the mid game below:

Best Mid Game Elemental Charge Blades

Fire Element

Dear Lutemis I
 Dear Lutemis I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 100 0 Fire 22
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Dear Lutemis I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Fire Boost I
Small Monster Exploit
Phial Type Element Phial

Water Element

Vaik Veil II
 Vaik Veil II Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 140 0 Water 22
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Vaik Veil II Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost II
Water Boost II
Dulling Strike
Phial Type Element Phial

Thunder Element

Usurper's Lightning I
 Usurper
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 120 0 Thunder 20
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Usurper
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Thunder Boost I
Anti-Aquatic Species
Phial Type Element Phial

Ice Element

Weissritter II
 Weissritter II Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 110 20 Ice 19
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Weissritter II Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost II
Iceblight Exploit
Phial Type Element Phial

Best Armor

Mid Game Morpher

Picking up after one of 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!

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Almudron Helm 30
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Torso Volvidon Mail 20
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Arms Basarios Vambraces 22
Guard Lv. 1
Waist Volvidon Coil 20
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Legs Diablos Greaves 30
Guard Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
122 Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Guard Lv. 2
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1
Offensive Guard Lv. 1

Charged Bunker

This defensive set goes all in on bolstering the Charge Blade's blocking prowess, ensuring that you can easily dish out Elemental Discharges from blocking almost all attacks without using Counter Peak Performance.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Diablos Helm 30
Guard Lv. 1
Torso Diablos Mail 30
Guard Lv. 1
Arms Basarios Vambraces 22
Guard Lv. 1
Waist Barroth Coil 18
Guard Lv. 1
Legs Diablos Greaves 30
Guard Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
130 Guard Lv. 5
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Stamina Surge Lv. 1

Artillery (Recommended for Impact Phials)

Catered to those who love Impact Phials, this set offers a balance offense and defense. Guard enables you to stand your ground against most attacks at this stage of the game while the damage of Imapct Phials is bolstered through the use of Artillery and Offensive Guard.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Diablos Helm 30
Guard Lv. 1
Torso Rhenoplos Mail 14
Artillery Lv. 1
Arms Rhenoplos Braces 14
Artillery Lv. 1
Waist Barroth Coil 18
Guard Lv. 1
Legs Diablos Greaves 30
Guard Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
106 Guard Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 2
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Stamina Surge Lv. 1
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Stun Resistance Lv. 1

Affinity (Recommended for Elemental Phials)

The addition of Counterpeak Performance and Morphing Advance allows Charge Blade users to replace a staple of Charge Blade builds, Guard.

In light of this, the set displayed below goes all in on pumping as much affinity as possible with both skills combined reaching a total of 60% affinity when Latent Power Lv. 2 is active.

This particular armor set shines when paired with Elemental Charge Blades since Elemental Phials can crit.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Zinogre Helm 28
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Latent Power Lv. 1
Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Latent Power Lv. 1
Arms Barioth Vambraces 20
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Legs Aelucanth Crura / Rhopessa Crura 24
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
120 Critical Eye Lv. 7
Latent Power Lv. 2

Low Rank Build: Early Game (Village Quest 1★ to 4★)

Best Charge Blades

Name Req. Materials
Regas Hyper Dragonite Ore x3
Machalite Ore x3
Lightcrystal x1
Wind Thief Sickle II Great Izuchi Pelt x3
Machalite Ore x3
Great Izuchi Tail x1
Rough Roller I Volvi Rickrack x2
Volvidon Shell x4
Paralysis Sac x2
Shovedown Blade I Tetranadon Beak x2
Tetra Carapace x3
Tetranadon Disc x1
Machalite Ore x2

Regas Hyper and the Ore Tree

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Regas Hyper Stats
Regas Hyper
 Regas Hyper Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 120 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Regas Hyper Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost I
Defense Boost II
Phial Type Impact Phial

The Charge Blade's Ore Tree feature great stats and Impact Phials for relatively cheap materials.

The Regas Hyper, in particular, is a great all-purpose weapon in the early stages of the game.

Wind Thief Sickle II Bolsters Affinity

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Wind Thief Sickle II Stats
Wind Thief Sickle II
 Wind Thief Sickle II Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 90 15 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Wind Thief Sickle II Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Affinity Boost II
Small Monster Exploit
Buddy Rally
Phial Type Impact Phial

Great Izuchi's Wind Thief Sickle II is also a good starter weapon. While it falls short when compared to the Regas Hyper in terms of damage, it more than makes up for it by having superior sharpness and 15% affinity rating.

You can further boost the affinity boost by activating its Affinity Boost II Rampage Skill.

Rough Roller I Grants Paralysis!

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Rough Roller I Stats
Rough Roller I
 Rough Roller I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 100 0 Paralysis 15
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Rough Roller I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Defense Boost I
Defense Grinder I
Phial Type Impact Phial

Dishing out the Charge Blade's Ultra Element Discharge can be difficult in most scenarios. Rough Roller offers a possible solution to this problem with its Paralysis Element.

Paralysis temporarily disables a monster in place for a few seconds, giving you just enough time to land a perfectly positioned Ultra Element Discharge.

Shovedown Blade I Against Magnamalo

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Shovedown Blade I Stats
Shovedown Blade I
 Shovedown Blade I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 100 0 Water 13
Defense Slots Sharpness
10 ーーー
 Shovedown Blade I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost I
Water Boost I
Dulling Strike
Phial Type Impact Phial

Those who can look past Shovedown Blade I's short green sharpness may find it a relatively cheap and viable weapon against Magnamalo later on. Its Water Element enhances the damage of your regular sword and non-discharge axe attacks.

Best Armor

Balanced Blading

Striking a good balance between offense and defense, this set enhances the Charge Blade's ability to block with Guard while bolstering its overall damage with Attack Boost.

You can swap out the head, torso, and arms slots with Izuchi Helm, Izuchi Mail, and Alloy Vambraces respectively if you prefer to maximize crits with Elemental Phials.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Barroth Helm 18
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Torso Barroth Mail 18
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Arms Jaggi Gauntlets 14
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Waist Barroth Coil 18
Guard Lv. 1
Legs Barroth Greaves 18
Guard Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
86 Attack Boost Lv. 3
Guard Lv. 2
Defense Boost Lv. 1

Rapid Morpher

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!

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Barroth Helm 18
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Torso Volvidon Mail 20
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Arms Jaggi Gauntlets 14
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Waist Volvidon Coil 20
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Legs Death Stench Heel 18
Rapid Morph Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
90 Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Attack Boost Lv. 2

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.
Critical Eye
★★
Always aim to have at least 80-100% affinity chance to maximize your DPS!
Weakness Exploit
★★
Increases affinity when striking enemy weak spots. Works well with Elemental Discharge.
Critical Boost
★★
Increases damage of critical strikes by 20%/30%/40%
Artillery
★★
Improves Elemental Discharge damage of Impact Phials
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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      Is April 20 confirmed?? Where’d u get the date

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      Player list provides all of their equipment information. But honestly that doesn't really matter mid hunt. Don't add DPS trackers. It gets really annoying hunting with someone thats just shouting out the damage numbers all hunt

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