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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Meta DPS Bow Build (TU 3)

Armor Slots Skills
Golden LunehelmGolden Lunehelm ②②ー
Foray Lv. 1
Burst Lv. 2
Onmyo KariginuOnmyo Kariginu ③②①
Silver SolbracesSilver Solbraces ④①①
Flaming Espinas Bowels Flaming Espinas Bowels ④①①
Burst Lv. 1
Risen Kaiser CuisseRisen Kaiser Cuisse ④①①
Talisman Attack Boost Lv.3 With a ② slot.
Rampage Decoration
MH Rise - Attack Jewel 2Attack Jewel 2 x1
MH Rise - Charge Jewel 2Charge Jewel 2 x1
MH Rise - Mighty Bow Jewel 4Mighty Bow Jewel 4 x1
MH Rise - Refresh Jewel 2Refresh Jewel 2 x1
MH Rise - Sprinter Jewel+ 4Sprinter Jewel+ 4 x1
MH Rise - Tenderizer Jewel 2Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Element Jewel 1 x5

MH Rise - Quickload Jewel 1Quickload Jewel 1 x2
Quickload is a great jewel but if you don't swap out coatings too much, this can be replaced by two Ironshell Jewels if you're using Ice/Water bows. If bows are not using these two elements, keep the Quickload Jewel into your kit.
Bow Ammo Type Up 3x1
Bow Ammo Type Up+ 4x1
Change depending on your chosen bow's ammo type.
Element Attack Lv.5 | Attack Boost Lv.4
Burst Lv.3 | Weakness Exploit Lv.3
Stamina Surge Lv.3 | Critical Element Lv.3
Charge Master Lv.3 | Marathon Runner Lv.3
Bow Ammo Up Lv.3 | Status Trigger Lv.2
Constitution Lv.2 | Teostra Blessing Lv.2
Fire Attack Lv.2 | Reload Speed Lv.2*
Foray Lv.1 | Embolden Lv.1
Element Exploit Lv.1 | Bow Charge Plus Lv.1

As mentioned above in the decoration section, Reload Speed can be removed in favor of two Ironshell decoration 1 to hit Kushala's blessings if the player does not swap coatings but we still highly recommend retaining the Reload Speed.
Build Merits A DPS meta bow for Sunbreak's Title Update 3. We slot in the necessary stamina skills and elemental DPS skills to ramp up the bow's elemental damage through the roof while minimizing down time due to stamina management. Thanks to Title Update 3, we now gain access to Teostra's Blessing and Kushala Daora's Blessing through level 1 decorations but the build will need to sacrifice Reload Speed to slot in the Ironshell decoration that is needed to further increase the DPS of Ice and Water elemental bows. Thankfull, the new Teostra leggings innately comes with Teostra's Blessings level 2 so this is not the case for fire elemental bows.

Below are the recommended elemental bows to use with this build.

Recommended Elemental Bows
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Recommended Fire Element Bow

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
HyperionHyperion ーーー 300 0
Affinity Element
Fire Image 49
Rampage Slots

A good rapid bow with a high amount of Affinity which can push our affinity to a hundred (albeit with some excess). However, Hyperion does not have any decoration slots so our build's current skills will remain as is but make sure to change your rampage slots depending on the current monster you're hunting to get a steady additional 5% DPS.

Recommended Water Element Bow

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Chelae WarbowChelae Warbow ④②① 340 30
Affinity Element
Water Image 23
Rampage Slots

A strong water elemental spread bow. With this bow, you gain a ④②① which can allows us to complete the build's DPS skills. We can slot in an Element Jewel 2 in the ② slot then replace the previously used deco slots with two Ironshell Jewel 1. The level 4 slot can be slotted in with a Trueshot Jewel+ 4 to gain some damage boost to Dragon Piercer or an Evasion/Jump Jewel 4 for increased evasion capabilities.

Recommended Ice Element Bow

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
HeavenHeaven's Breath ③ーー 300 0
Affinity Element
Ice Image 53
Rampage Slots

Similar to the Chelae Warbow but as a rapid bow. We have an extra Lv. 3 slot so slotting in an Frost Jewel+ 2 here then replacing the previous two level 1 slots two Ironshell Jewel 1 will maximize our Ice elemental damage.

Recommended Thunder Element Bow

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Khezu Que CKhezu Que C'est+ ③ーー 330 0
Affinity Element
Thunder Image 42
Rampage Slots

A spread bow with a lv. 3 slot. Slot in a Hard Bolt Jewel 3 in this slot then replace the three level 1 slots with three Hungerless Jewel 1 or three Steadfast jewels against anomaly monsters.

Recommended Dragon Element Bow

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Crimson PlumeCrimson Plume ②ーー 310 0
Affinity Element
Dragon Image 48
Rampage Slots

Same as the rest of the non fire bows. Use the Two slot to equip a Dragon Jewel+ 2 then replace the two now unslotted jewels with other comfort skills. With only two slots available, we recommend two Cornerstone Jewels for additional safety against enraged monsters.

Master Rank Bow Builds

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - High Rank Bow 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 Builds to spice up your hunts

►High Rank Bow Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Elemental Builds 3.0 HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

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Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Bow Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Sinister Bow Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Skills for Bows

Bow Charge Plus
Increases your bow's max charge level which means more damage potential. This is a must-have skill for any endgame bow build!
Reduces stamina costs of dodging which is vital to the Bow.
Stamina Surge
Increases stamina recovery and is vital for stamina heavy weapons.
Critical Eye
Increases affinitty. Always try to aim for at least 50-100% affinity.
Weakness Exploit
Increases your affinity on a monster's weak spots. A great skill for bow users.
Critical Boost
Amplifies critical hits. Make sure to have high affinity first before slotting in critical boosts!
Attack Boost
Increasing the attack rating of bows is one of the most efficient ways to improve DPS.
Flinch Free
Removes interruption in multiplayer hunts.

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