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

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

Best Gunlances

Name Req. Materials
Ortlinde Rathian Ruby x1
Rathian Scale+ x5
Rakna-Kadaki Spike x3
High Commendation x2
Admiral's Arbalance Firecell Stone x3
Magna Soulprism x1
Rakna-Kadaki Carapace x3
Golden Sludge x2
Howlitzer Buddy Ticket x2
Beast Gem x1
Narga Razor x2
Zinogre Claw+ x2

Best Gunlance Stats (Post-Game)

These gunlances take the top spot of their respective shelling types, offering amazing stats across the board along with high shelling levels.

Ortlinde for Normal Shelling

Ortlinde
 Ortlinde Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 200 0 Poison 26
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Ortlinde Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Poison Boost I
Small Monster Exploit
Shelling Type Normal 5

Admiral's Arbalance for Wide Shelling

Admiral's Arbalance
 Admiral
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 210 10 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①①
 Admiral
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost IV
Dragon Exploit
?
Shelling Type Wide 4

Howlitzer for Long Shelling

Howlitzer
 Howlitzer Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
5 180 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
10 ①ーー
 Howlitzer Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost III
Defense Boost III
Buddy Rally
Shelling Type Long 5

Best Armor

All-Rounded Gunlancing

A comfort build that utilizes the majority of a Gunlance's much needed skills. Offensive Guard, when triggered, grants a massive attack bonus which further strengthens your lance attacks while shelling damage is amplified by Artillery.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Jyuratodus Helm 48
Torso Torso Diablos Mail S 64
Guard
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Rathalos Coil S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Windproof
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Diablos Greaves S 64
Guard
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Evade Extender Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 Slot or higher
Decorations Artillery Jewel 2 x3
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
300 Attack Boost Lv. 5
Guard Lv. 3
Offensive Guard Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 3
Evade Extender Lv. 3
Windproof Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1

Pure Shelling

A shelling focused build with Artillery and Load Shells for maximum shelling capability. Razor Sharp also makes sure that you can just keep on firing shells at the enemy.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Utsushi Mask (H) S / Channeler Hair-tie S 52
Razor Sharp
Lv. 2
Spare Shot
Lv. 2
Torso Torso Basarios Mail S 52
Guard
Lv. 1
Load Shells
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rhenoplos Braces S 42
Artillery
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Narwa's Fauld 76
Artillery
Lv. 1
Guard
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Basarios Greaves S 52
Load Shells
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Evade Extender Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 Slot or higher
Decorations Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Ironwall Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
274 Artillery Lv. 3
Guard Lv. 3
Evade Extender Lv. 2
Razor Sharp Lv. 2
Spare Shot lv. 2
Load Shells Lv. 2
Defense Boost Lv. 1
Wirebug Whisperer Lv. 1

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

Best Gunlances

Name Req. Materials
Ortlinde Rathian Ruby x1
Rathian Scale+ x5
Rakna-Kadaki Spike x3
High Commendation x2
Admiral's Arbalance Firecell Stone x3
Magna Soulprism x1
Rakna-Kadaki Carapace x3
Golden Sludge x2
Howlitzer Buddy Ticket x2
Beast Gem x1
Narga Razor x2
Zinogre Claw+ x2

Best Gunlance Stats (Endgame)

These gunlances earn the top spot of their respective shelling types, easily taking you all the way to the current end of Monster Hunter Rise!

Ortlinde for Normal Shelling

Ortlinde
 Ortlinde Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 200 0 Poison 26
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Ortlinde Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Poison Boost I
Small Monster Exploit
Shelling Type Normal 5

Admiral's Arbalance for Wide Shelling

Admiral's Arbalance
 Admiral
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 210 10 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①①
 Admiral
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost IV
Dragon Exploit
?
Shelling Type Wide 4

Howlitzer for Long Shelling

Howlitzer
 Howlitzer Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
5 180 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
10 ①ーー
 Howlitzer Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost III
Defense Boost III
Buddy Rally
Shelling Type Long 5

Best Armor

Best Talisman Skills

Recommended Talisman Skills
Razor Sharp Speed Sharpening Quick Sheathe

All-Rounded Shelling

No Artillery skills but Evade Extender and Guard makes this build pretty easy to use. You also get a bonus ammo capacity from Load Shells which is great for the Burst Fire. Works best with Normal Type Shelling Gunlances.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Jyuratodus Helm 48
Torso Torso Basarios Mail S 52
Guard
Lv. 1
Load Shells
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Basarios Vambraces S 52
Guard
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Nargacuga Coil S 60
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Basarios Greaves S 52
Load Shells
Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
264 Guard Lv. 3
Evade Extender Lv. 3
Load Shells Lv. 2
Critical Eye Lv. 1
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Defense Boost Lv. 1
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1

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

Best Gunlances

Name Req. Materials
Imperial Guardlance Inferno Sac x3
Fucium Ore x5
Wyvern Gem x1
Ore+ Material x10 pts
General's Arbalance I Magna Ghostprism x2
Inferno Sac x3
Gracium x3
Tetranadon Beak+ x1
Canyne Cannon II Buddy Ticket x2
Rathalos Marrow x1
Commendation x1
Golden Muck x2

Best Gunlance Stats (Late Game)

These gunlances are the best starting weapons for their respective shelling types in High Rank.

Imperial Guardlance for Normal Shelling

Imperial Guardlance
 Imperial Guardlance Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
5 190 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ①ーー
 Imperial Guardlance Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Defense Boost III
Silkbind Boost
Shelling Type Normal 4

General's Arbalance I for Wide Shelling

General's Arbalance I
 General
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
4 150 10 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①①
 General
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Dragon Exploit
?
Shelling Type Wide 3

Canyne Cannon II for Long Shelling

Canyne Cannon II
 Canyne Cannon II Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 140 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
5 ーーー
 Canyne Cannon II Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost III
?
Buddy Rally
Shelling Type Long 3

Best Armor

Artillery Starter

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Barroth Helm S 50
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Rhenoplos Mail S 42
Artillery
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rhenoplos Braces S 42
Artillery
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Barroth Coil S 50
Guard
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Barroth Greaves S 50
Guard
Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
234 Guard Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 3
Defense Boost Lv. 3
Offensive Guard Lv. 2
Stun Resistance Lv. 2
Attack Boost Lv. 1

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

Best Gunlances

Name Req. Materials
Diablos Gunlance I Diablos Ridge x4
Diablos Fang x3
Diablos Tailcase x2
Fiore Nulo White II Altaroth Jaw x3
Block of Ice x2
Neopteron Material x10 pts
Sinister Gunlance I Magnamalo Scute x2
Magnamalo Scale x3
Magnamalo Shell x2
Magna Ghostprism x3

Diablos Gunlance I for Wide Shelling

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Diablos Gunlance I Stats
Diablos Gunlance I
 Diablos Gunlance I Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 160 -10 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
10 ーーー
 Diablos Gunlance I Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Affinity Boost I
Defense Boost I
Dulling Strike
Shelling Type Wide 3

The Diablos Gunlance I is an amazing weapon with great stats across the board! It shells are Wide Lv. 3, easily making it the best Gunlance at this stage of the game in terms of shelling and Wyvern's Fire damage.

Fiore Nulo White II for Normal Shelling

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Fiore Nulo White II Stats
Fiore Nulo White II
 Fiore Nulo White II Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Ice 17
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Fiore Nulo White II Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost II
Element Exploit
Silkbind Boost
Shelling Type Normal 3

The Fiore Nulo White II is one of the few Gunlances at this stage of the game that can reach Lv. 3 Normal Shells. We recommend this Gunlance to anyone who prefers to use the Gunlance's Burst Fire during hunts.

Sinister Gunlance I for Long Shelling

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Sinister Gunlance I Stats
Sinister Gunlance I
 Sinister Gunlance I Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 25
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Gunlance I Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Shelling Type Long 2

Looking to add a bit of range to your shells? The Sinister Gunlance I offers great stats and Lv. 2 Long Shells.

Best Armor

Mid-Game Artillery Build

This set increases your shell's damage through the use of the Artillery skill while bolstering your block prowess with 3 points in Guard.

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

Defensive Set

This set goes all in on defense! Having maxed out Guard means that you remain unfazed by most attacks at this stage of the game.

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

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

Best Gunlances

Name Req. Materials
Eizenlitter Gunpowder x3
Firestone x2
Ore Material x10 pts
Barroth Loader I Flame Sac x2
Barroth Claw x2
Barroth Shell x4
Barroth Tail x1

Eizenlitter Is Great for Burst Fire

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Eizenlitter Stats
Eizenlitter
 Eizenlitter Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 120 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Eizenlitter Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost I
Defense Boost II
Shelling Type Normal 2

Eizenlitter offers solid sharpness, attack, and Normal Shelling Lv. 2. These factors make it a great choice for those who prefer to slaplance and use the Gunlance's Burst Fire as much as possible.

Barroth Loader I is Great for Shelling

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Barroth Loader I Stats
Barroth Loader I
 Barroth Loader I Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
2 130 -20 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
15 ーーー
 Barroth Loader I Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Affinity Boost I
Defense Boost I
Brutal Strike
Shelling Type Long 2

The Barroth Loader may seem to be an inferior weapon, but its high attack makes it an excellent choice for anyone who likes to use the Gunlance purely for its shelling.

Best Armor

Built Around Artillery

This set is built around the Artillery skill, which increases your gunlance's shell and Wyvern's Fire damage by 20% at level 2. This skill also reduce's the cooldown of Wyvern's Fire by 30% at level 2.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Barroth Helm 18
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Rhenoplos Mail 14
Artillery
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rhenoplos Braces 14
Artillery
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barroth Coil 18
Guard
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Barroth Greaves 18
Guard
Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
66 Guard Lv. 2
Artillery Lv. 2
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Stun Resistance Lv. 1

Best Skills for Gunlance

Best Gunlance Skills
Guard
★★★
Improved guard ability.
Artillery
★★★
More shelling damage.
Evade Extender
★★
Easy repositioning which can allow you to hit weakspots more easily or get out of harms way.
Load Shells
★★
Increased ammo capacity means more firepower for Gunlance.
Razor Sharp
★★
Chance to reduce sharpness reduction is massive for Gunlances.
Speed Sharpening
For those quick moments where you need to bring your sharpness up during the middle of a fight.
Guard Up
For monsters that have normally unblockable attacks.
Flinch Free
Prevents ally from flinching you. Useful in multiplayer.

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1 Anonymous6 days

Id honestly swap the Rathalos waist with Anja waist, you lose the windproof (which honestly who cares) and gain a 2 slot

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