Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Lance Builds and Best Armor

★ All Title Updates now available for ALL PLATFORMS!
Title Update 4 | Title Update 5 | Bonus Update
┗ Check out all our Best Builds For Every Weapon!
┗ TU4 Monsters: Velkhana | Risen C.G. Valstrax
┗ TU5 Monsters: Amatsu | Risen Shagaru Magala
┗ Bonus Update Monster: Primordial Malzeno

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

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

All Lance Guides
Lance 1Trees & Full List Lance 2How to Use Lance 3Best Builds

If you have any suggestions or additional information, please comment them below!

Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Blood Awakening Buildup Boost BU Lance

Recommended Lance

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
DevilDevil's Deliverance
Devil
330 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Blast Image 35
③②ー
Decorations

Recommended Armor Loadout

Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kaiser HornsRisen Kaiser Horns ③②ー
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 Buildup Boost 3 with a ②②② slot
Rampage Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Guard Bash for dealing blunt damage and stun with a regular block. This synergizes with the Guard skill.
Swap between Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.
Critical Eye Lv. 6 | Attack Boost Lv. 4
Guard Lv. 4 | Blast Attack Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3 | Master's Touch Lv. 3
Blood Rite Lv. 3 | Blood Awakening Lv. 3
Partbreaker Lv. 3 | Buildup Boost Lv. 3
Critical Boost Lv. 3 | Guard Up Lv. 2
Offensive Guard Lv. 2 | Ballistics Lv. 2
Powder Mantle Lv. 2 | Burst Lv. 1

Build Merits and Augments

Weapon Augments
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:
Buildup Boost (if lacking the skill)
Offensive Guard
Bloodlust
For comfort, aim for any of the following:
Wind Mantle
Guard
Build Merits and Notes
Blood Awakening is a new aggressive comfort skill introduced in the Bonus Update. It pairs with Blood Rite and helps in dealing with large monsters that inflict Bloodblight.
Devil's Deliverance is the choice weapon for this build for fitting enough slots and to synergize with Buildup Boost. Teostra's Fire can serve as an alternative for more raw at the expense of weapon slots, but this can be compensated with armor augments.
Master's Touch is included for sharpness management since we have high affinity. Four levels of Guard are fitted into this build for a comfortable blocking experience. Feel free to adjust this according to your preference.
If you only have a Buildup Boost Lv. 2 talisman, you can still augment one more Buildup Boost skill for armor. Having Lv. 3 is recommended since you get a 20% attack power boost from landing attacks with a status weapon.
Augmenting for Intrepid Heart can be helpful in case your are hit with an attack that inflicts Bloodblight to soften the blow with greatly reduced damage and knockback. Bloodlust as an augment can also prove useful since it comes with stamina reduction when under Frenzy.

Master Rank Lance Builds

High Rank Builds

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

►High Rank Lance Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Dragonheart Lance Build HR 100+
All Rounder Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Lance Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Lance Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Guard Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Skills for Lance

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!

Best Skills Explanation
Attack Boost
★★★
Increasing the Lance's base attack is one of the most efficient ways to increase its DPS.
Weakness Exploit
★★★
A staple skill for any meta build. Increases your affinity when hitting weak spots by 50% at max rank, increasing your DPS significantly.
Offensive Guard
★★★
Grants percentage attack boost when successfully using a perfectly timed guard against an enemy attack, which a Lance player can do, especially with Insta-block.
Critical Boost
★★★
Amplified critical strike damage. Works well with Weakness Exploit and the Lance's ability to hit weakspots with ease.
Critical Eye
★★★
Increasing Affinity is an efficient way to increase DPS for Lances due to their effectiveness at hitting weak spots.
Element Attack
★★
Sunbreak featured buffs for elemental damage, making elemental builds viable. Max out this skill to increase damage against monsters.
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Powder Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides the Lance 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 Lance's elemental values while using the Blue Scroll increases both attack and stun potency, improving overall damage. Just be wary of your health! Best paired with the Strife skill from the Chaotic Gore Magala Armor Set.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Bloodlust
★★
Overcome the Frenzy Virus to power up with this skill; best paired with Coalescence.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
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
Element Exploit
Amplify your elemental damage against monsters weak to a specific element with this skill. A single point of it is enough to deal significant damage.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Burst
Only consider this skill if your playstyle revolves around the Guard Dash + Leaping Thrust combo.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Slugger
Works well with the Lance's shield moves that deals blunt damage.

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
Master's Touch
★★★
Every time a critical strike hits, this skill prevents your weapon from losing sharpness. This is an ideal skill for most high affinity builds and for weapons with manageable sharpness.
Guard
★★
Improves the Lance's guarding capability. Getting at least 3 ranks to this skill is recommended.
Embolden
★★
If a monster focuses on you, this skill will buff you up defensively and impact from incoming attacks are lowered. If you can't max this skill out, it is best paired with the Guard skill, since both skills stack.
Guard Up
★★
For enemies that use otherwise unblockable moves. 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 attacks. The Cornerstone Jewel is a level 1 decoration, so slot it in whenever possible!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Speed Sharpening
★★
Reduces a cycle for sharpening with each level.
Flinch Free
★★
Useful especially in multiplayer where minor attacks can interrupt your attacks!
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
Mind's Eye
Two points in Mind's Eye completely prevents your weapon from bouncing off of tough monster parts, allowing Lances to thrust without fear! Only slot this skill in when you can!
Evade Extender
Increases the evade distance of Lance's unsheathed hops. Only slot this in if you want more mobility with the weapon.

Monster Hunter Rise Related Links

MH Rise - Builds Partial Banner

All Builds and Best Equipment

• Weapons marked withNEW have been updated.
• Weapons withUP have been reviewed and does not warrant an updated build from the Bonus Update.
All Weapon Build Guides
Great SwordGreat Sword
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Long SwordLong Sword
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Sword & ShieldSword & Shield
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Dual BladesDual Blades
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
HammerHammer
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Hunting HornHunting Horn
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
LanceLance
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
GunlanceGunlance
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Switch AxeSwitch Axe
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Charge BladeCharge Blade
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Insect GlaiveInsect Glaive
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
BowBow
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Light BowgunLight Bowgun
NEW
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank
Heavy BowgunHeavy Bowgun
UP
Low Rank | High Rank
Master Rank

Other Builds

Other Build Guides
General High Rank Builds and Best Equipment Buddy Equipment Builds
Palico | Palamute

Comment

11 Anonymous6 months

No MoH in the build. Not even the best blast lance used. Idk this is just useless and no where near "the best build"

2 Anonymousalmost 2 years

How?

Author

    Walkthrough Menu

    Please participate in our
    site improvement survey 05/2024
    Would you assist in
    improving Game8's site?
    ×
    This survey will take about 1 minute.
    Your answers will help us to improve our website.
    We are listening to our users' valuable opinions and discussing how to act on them.
    The information collected through this survey will be used for the purpose of improving our services. In addition, the information will only be disclosed a part of a statistic in a format that will not allow identification of personal information.
    Begin Survey

    All rights reserved