Great Sword Builds and Best Equipment | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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

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Latest Endgame Build

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Dragonheart Critical Build

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Dark of NightDark of Night
Dark of Night Great Sword Sharpness
②ーー 180 -
Affinity Element/Status
35%
-
Armor Slots Skills
Valstrax HelmValstrax Helm ②①ー
Valstrax MailValstrax Mail ③①ー
Resuscitate Lv. 2
Dragonheart Lv. 1
Valstrax BracesValstrax Braces ②ーー
Valstrax Coil Valstrax Coil ②ーー
Resentment Lv. 2
Resuscitate Lv. 1
Dragonheart Lv. 1
Valstrax GreavesValstrax Greaves ③①ー
Resentment Lv. 1
Dragonheart Lv. 1
Talisman Critical Eye Lv. 3
Decorations
Skills
Dragonheart Lv.5 | Weakness Exploit Lv.3
Resuscitate Lv.3 | Critical Eye Lv.3
Focus Lv.3 | Stun Resistance Lv.3
Critical Boost Lv.3 | Resentment Lv. 3
Build Merits Crimson Glow Valstrax Full Armor brings the Dark of Night Great Sword to even high heights with built in Weakness Exploit and the huge Raw damage boost from Dragonheart activation. With 3 Levels of Critical Eye, we can achieve 100% Affinity on weak points!

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - Great Sword High Rank

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 Great Sword builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Great Sword Builds

Latest Builds Rank
2.0 Raw Damage + Critical Build HR 40 to 99

Low Rank Builds

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Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Great Sword Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Critical Draw + Critical Eye Combination Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Skills for Great Sword

Best Skills
Focus
★★★
Speeds up the Great Sword's charge attacks and is a must-have skill for any Great Sword player.
Weakness Exploit
★★★
Increases affinity when hitting weak spots. Something that a Great Sword user should always do.
Critical Boost
★★★
Further amplifies the Great Sword's high damage output.
Critical Eye
★★★
Always aim for 80-100% affinity to amplify the Great Sword's base damage efficiently!
Attack Boost
★★
Increasing base attack is always good for Great Swords!
Punishing Draw
★★
Adds a stun effect and bonus damage to your draw attacks
Critical Draw
★★
Adds affinity to your attacks for a short while after unsheathing your weapon.
Flinch Free
This skill makes it easier to perform attacks in multiplayer because It prevents other weapons from interrupting your charge attacks.
Speed Sharpening
Reduces a cycle for sharpening with each level. Useful for getting your sharpness level up mid-fight.

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Weapon Type Guides
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Melee Weapon Guides

Melee Weapons
Great Sword Icon.jpegGreat Sword Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Long Sword Icon.jpegLong Sword Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Sword & Shield Icon.jpegSword and Shield Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Dual Blades Icon.jpegDual Blades Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Lance Icon.jpegLance Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Gunlance Icon.jpegGunlance Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Hammer Icon.jpegHammer Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Hunting Horn Icon.jpegHunting Horn Trees & Full List How to Use (Melodies and Effects) Best Builds
Switch Axe Icon.jpegSwitch Axe Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Charge Blade Icon.jpegCharge Blade Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Insect Glaive Icon.jpegInsect Glaive Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
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Ranged Weapon Guides

Ranged Weapons
Light Bowgun Icon.jpegLight Bowguns Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Heavy Bowgun Icon.jpegHeavy Bowguns Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds
Bow Icon.jpegBows Trees & Full List How to Use Best Builds

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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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