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

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

Best Bow (All-Purpose)

Weapon Req. Materials
Sinister Soulpiercer Magnamalo Scale+ x5
Magnamalo Scute+ x3
Magnamalo Blade+ x3
Purple Magna Orb x1

Sinister Soulpiercer is an Excellent All-Purpose Bow!

Sinister Soulpiercer
 Sinister Soulpiercer Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 200 0 -
Element Slots
Blast 19 ②①ー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Blast Boost II
Magnamalo Soul
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Pierce Level 5 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 4 Rapid Level 5
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

It is very rare for Bows to have Blast Element. This is why the Sinister Soulpiercer takes the top spot as the best all-purpose bow in Monster Hunter Rise right now, allowing you to hunt any monster with relative ease and efficiency.

Best Elemental Bows (Post-Game)

The following bows take the top spot of their respective element. Read on to know their stats and available phials!

Best Elemental Bows (Post-Game)

Fire Element

Weaver of Flame II
 Weaver of Flame II Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 160 25 -
Element Slots
Fire 29 ②①①
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Fire Boost I
Silkbind Boost
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Recovery Spread Level 3 Pierce Level 4 Pierce Level 4 Pierce Level 4
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- -

Water Element

Porifera Bow
 Porifera Bow Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 200 0 -
Element Slots
Water 26 ③ーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Water Boost II
Waterblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Spread Level 2 Pierce Level 3 Pierce Level 3 Pierce Level 4
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - -

Thunder Element

Despot's Earlybolt
 Despot
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 210 0 -
Element Slots
Thunder 20 ①①ー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Thunder Boost II
Anti-Aquatic Species
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Rapid Level 2 Rapid Level 4 Pierce Level 4 Pierce Level 4
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- -

Ice Element

Ice Crest III
 Ice Crest III Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
5 180 25 -
Element Slots
Ice 17 ①①ー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Iceblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Rapid Level 2 Rapid Level 2 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Dragon Element

Azure Elder Bow II
 Azure Elder Bow II Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 210 0 -
Element Slots
Dragon 13 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Dragon Boost III
Anti-Aerial Species
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Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Pierce Level 1 Pierce Level 2 Rapid Level 4 Rapid Level 4
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Best Armor

Offense and Utility (Recommended for Sinister Soulpiercer)

This build allows you to dish out solid damage against any monster while greatly reducing the Bow's stamina usage via Constitution and Stamina Surge.

The remaining Lv. 1 jewel slots were used to include important QoL skills such as Stun Resistance, Reload Speed, and Flinch Free.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rakna Armguards 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Anjanath Coil S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Rakna Greaves 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1+ 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot
Decorations Attack Jewel 2 x2
Physique Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Quickload Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
316 Constitution Lv. 5
Attack Boost Lv. 4
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Stamina Surge Lv. 3
Stun Resistance Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 2
Reload Speed Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1

Critical Element (Recommended for Elemental Bows)

This build is built around our the elemental bows we've recommended above. Pumping as much damage as possible through affinity and elemental attack skills.

Always make sure you use the Elemental Attack Skill that corresponds to your bow's element before embarking on a hunt!

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Aelucanth Thorax S / Rhopessa Vertex S 62
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Lagombi Vambraces S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Ice Attack
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Remobra Belt S 52
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit + 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot
Decorations Expert Jewel 2 x2
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Quickload Jewel 1 x1
E.Attack Jewels x4 or x5
(Blaze, Stream, Bolt, Frost, Dragon)
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
282 Critical Eye Lv. 6
Fire / Water / Thunder / Ice / Dragon Attack Lv. 5
Critical Element Lv. 3
Critical Boost Lv. 2
Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
Latent Power Lv. 2
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Reload Speed Lv. 1

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

Best Bow

Weapon Req. Materials
Sinister Soulpiercer Magnamalo Scale+ x5
Magnamalo Scute+ x3
Magnamalo Blade+ x3
Purple Magna Orb x1

Sinister Soulpiercer to the Top!

Sinister Soulpiercer
 Sinister Soulpiercer Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 200 0 -
Element Slots
Blast 19 ②①ー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Blast Boost II
Magnamalo Soul
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Pierce Level 5 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 4 Rapid Level 5
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Magnamalo's Sinister Soulpiercer is an amazing bow that can take you all the way to the end of Hub 7★ Quests!

Best Armor Sets

Full Rakna-Kadaki Set

The full Rakna-Kadaki Set compliments the Sinister Soulpiercer very well!

This set Improves the Sinister Soulpiercer's Lv. 2 and 3 charge shots through its maxed Spread Up skill while ticking all of the Bow's needs in terms of comfort and stamina management.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Rakna Helm 66
Reload Speed
Lv. 1
Spread Up
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Rakna Mail 66
Reload Speed
Lv. 1
Spread Up
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rakna Armguards 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Rakna Coil 66
Spread Up
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Rakna Greaves 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
330 Constitution Lv. 4
Stamina Surge Lv. 3
Spread Up Lv. 3
Reload Speed Lv. 2

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

Best Bow

Weapon Req. Materials
Arzuros' Honeypot Carbalite Ore x3
Beast Gem x1
Arzuros Pelt+ x5
Arzuros Brace+ x3

Arzuros' Honeypot is a Great High Rank Starter!

Arzuros' Honeypot
 Arzuros
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
4 190 0 15
Element Slots
- - ①ーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Defense BoostI
Small Monster Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Spread Level 5 Spread Level 4 Spread Level 2 Spread Level 4
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - -

Arzuros' Honeypot is a great bow to start your High Rank adventures with due to its great stats and spread type charged shots. It also comes with +15 defense rating, granting you with additional survivability at this stage of the game.

Best Armor

Full Izuchi Set

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Izuchi Helm S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Izuchi Mail S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Izuchi Braces S 36
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Izuchi Coil S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Izuchi Greaves S 36
Constitution
Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
180 Critical Eye Lv. 5
Constitution Lv. 3
Recovery Speed Lv. 2

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

Best Bows

Weapon Req. Materials
Sinister Bow I Magnamalo Scute x2
Magnamalo Scale x4
Magna Ghostprism x1
Magnamalo Blade x2

Sinister Bow I

Monster Hunter Rise - Sinister Bow I.png

Sinister Bow I Stats
Sinister Bow I
 Sinister Bow I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 130 0 -
Element Slots
Blast 14 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Pierce Level 4 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 3 Rapid Level 5
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

The Sinister Bow I boasts great stats across the board and decent coatings. Its inherent Blast Element solidifies its place as an efficient all-purpose weapon in this stage of the game.

Best Elemental Bows (Mid Game)

These bows take the top spot of their respective elements at this stage of the game. Click the button below to know their stats and phials:

Best Elemental Bows (Mid Game)

Fire Element

Queen Blaster II
 Queen Blaster II Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 150 0 -
Element Slots
Fire 15 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Fire Boost I
Small Monster Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Rapid Level 2 Rapid Level 3 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - -

Water Element

Spongia Bow II
 Spongia Bow II Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 140 0 -
Element Slots
Water 22 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Water Boost I
Waterblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Spread Level 2 Pierce Level 2 Pierce Level 3 Pierce Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - -

Thunder Element

Usurper's Rumble I
 Usurper
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 120 0 -
Element Slots
Thunder 14 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Thunder Boost I
Anti-Aquatic Species
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Rapid Level 2 Rapid Level 2 Pierce Level 3 Pierce Level 4
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- -

Ice Element

Arko Nulo White II
 Arko Nulo White II Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 140 5 -
Element Slots
Ice 24 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Ice Boost I
Iceblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Recovery Spread Level 2 Spread Level 2 Pierce Level 3 Pierce Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - - -

Best Armor

Critical Eye + Stamina Skills

Following up on the recommended early game set, This particular armor combination follows the same principle but takes it a step higher.

Aside from increasing affinity by 20%, Latent Power Lv. 2 further improves your stamina management as it reduces stamina consumption by 30% when active.

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Zinogre Braces 28
Constitution
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Zinogre Greaves 28
Constitution
Lv. 2
Total 132 Critical Eye Lv. 4
Constitution Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 2

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

Best Bows

Weapon Req. Materials
Steel Bow Dragonite Ore x4
Ore Material x10 pts

Steel Bow For Starters

Monster Hunter Rise - Steel Bow.png

Steel Bow Stats
Steel Bow
 Steel Bow Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
2 120 0 -
Element Slots
- - ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost I
Defense Boost II
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Pierce Level 1 Pierce Level 2 Pierce Level 3 Spread Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - - -

Steel Bow is a great weapon that features great stats and an affinity arc shot for relatively cheap materials. These factors make it an all-purpose bow that is fit for any hunt in the early stages of the game.

Best Elemental Bows (Early Game)

These bows rule their respective elements in the early stages of Monster Hunter Rise. Click the button below to know their stats and phials:

Best Elemental Bows (Mid Game)

Fire Element

Queen Blaster I
 Queen Blaster I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
2 110 0 -
Element Slots
Fire 13 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Fire Boost I
Small Monster Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Rapid Level 2 Rapid Level 2 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - -

Water Element

Spongia Bow I
 Spongia Bow I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
2 90 0 -
Element Slots
Water 20 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Water Boost I
Waterblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Spread Level 1 Pierce Level 1 Pierce Level 2 Pierce Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - - -

Thunder Element

Khezu Bow I
 Khezu Bow I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
2 90 0 -
Element Slots
Thunder 18 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Thunder Boost I
Thunderblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Recovery Spread Level 2 Spread Level 2 Spread Level 2 Spread Level 3
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Ice Element

Ice Crest I
 Ice Crest I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
2 100 20 -
Element Slots
Ice 14 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost II
Iceblight Exploit
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Affinity Rapid Level 1 Rapid Level 2 Spread Level 2 Spread Level 2
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Best Armor

Critical Eye + Constitution Combo

Bows are weapons that require a lot of stamina. With this in mind, this set offers a mix of offensive and utlity skills.

Critical Eye increases your affinity while Constitution reduces stamina consumption of fixed actions such as dodging and blocking. This covers most of the bow's attacks as well!

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Izuchi Helm 10
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Izuchi Mail 10
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Izuchi Braces 10
Constitution
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Izuchi Coil 10
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Kadachi Greaves 20
Constitution
Lv. 1
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Total 60 Critical Eye Lv. 4
Constitution Lv. 2
Recovery Speed Lv. 1

Best Skills for Bows

Bow Charge Plus
★★★
Increases s max charge level which means more damage potential. Always have Bow Chage Plus when playing a bow!
Constitution
★★★
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 80-100% affinity.
Weakness Exploit
★★★
Gives high affinity stats when hitting enemy weakspots. 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
★★
More damage.
Flinch Free
Removes interruption in multiplayer hunts.

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1 Anonymous8 days

The Endgame elemental water bow is showing the magnamalo blast element bow, not a water element bow.

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