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

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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

TU3 Sneak Attack Powder Mantle Build

Normal Shelling Gunlance

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Fine Kamura GunlanceFine Kamura Gunlance
Fine Kamura Gunlance Gunlance Sharpness
330 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
-
④②ー
Shelling Type Normal Lv7

Long Shelling Gunlance

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
DevilDevil's Destiny
Devil
330 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Blast Image 41
③②ー
Shelling Type Long Lv7

Wide Shelling Gunlance

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Crunchy CornpopperCrunchy Cornpopper
Crunchy Cornpopper Gunlance Sharpness
330 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
-
③②①
Shelling Type Wide Lv8
Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kaiser HornsRisen Kaiser Horns ③②ー
Lambent HauberkLambent Hauberk ③①ー
Risen Kushala GrandeRisen Kushala Grande ④②ー
Burst Lv. 2
Wind Mantle Lv. 1
Sinister Grudge Tassets Sinister Grudge Tassets ④②①
Silver SolgreavesSilver Solgreaves ②②①
Talisman Attack Boost Lv.3, with a ②① slot
Rampage Decoration
Decoration
Skills
Attack Boost Lv.7 | Critical Boost Lv.3
Weakness Exploit Lv.3 | Artillery Lv.3
Speed Sharpening Lv.3 | Sneak Attack Lv.3
Agitator Lv.2 | Critical Eye Lv.2
Maximum Might Lv.2 | Load Shells Lv.2
Burst Lv.2 | Flinch Free Lv.1
Mail of Hellfire Lv.1 | Coalescence Lv.1
Powder Mantle Lv.1 | Wind Mantle Lv.1
Redirection Lv.1
Spirbird's Call Lv.1 (only for the Crunchy Cornpopper Build)
Build Merits Since the Free Title Update 3, Gunlances can now reach Lv.8 Shelling with the Shelling Level Boost Augment, making the Gunlance even more viable than before! With this new feature, there is more variety to picking a Gunlance for each Shelling type. Augment the recommended Gunlances above to max shelling level except the Crunchy Cornpopper, which is already at Lv.8 when crafted.
For other Weapon Augmentations, we recommend adding Lv.3 Attack Boost for the Normal and Long Gunlances and Lv.4 Attack Boost for the Wide Gunlance.
Powder Mantle provides an even more explosive boost to your burst damage. Activating this skill is easy with the infinite burst combo! We focused on maxing out the Attack Boost skill, as the explosive damage from Powder Mantle scales with your raw attack value.
Sneak Attack is a unique skill for the Gunlance as it provides a 20% boost to all your attacks, including shelling and Wyvern's Fire, provided you hit the monster from its back half. This becomes more valuable in multiplayer as you'll have more chances to stay behind the monster. This build focuses on shelling damage but skills that affect your melee damage are also added to accomodate different playstyles.
With Mail of Hellfire equipped, make sure to stay on the Red Swap Scroll for an increase in raw attack. However, keep your guard up; this will also lower your defense values!
This build assumes that no Armor Augmentations have been made.

Master Rank Gunlance Builds

High Rank Builds

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

►High Rank Gunlance Builds

Latest Builds Rank
3.0 Normal Shelling Build HR 100+
3.0 Long / Wide Shelling Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Gunlance Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Gunlance Builds

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

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
★★★
The Chance to reduce sharpness loss is massive for Gunlances — Especially those who prefer Burst Firing with Normal Shelling.
Attack Boost
★★
Increasing a Gunlance's attack rating is one of the most efficient ways to bolster its damage with the lance.
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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