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This is a guide to the best builds and equipment for the Bow 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

Bonus Update Berserk Strife Bows

Recommended Spread Bows

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
QueenQueen's Rhapsody+ ④①ー 330 0
Affinity Element
0%
Fire Image 41
Rampage Slots
Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Chelae WarbowChelae Warbow ④②① 340 30
Affinity Element
0%
Water Image 23
Rampage Slots
Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Khezu Que CKhezu Que C'est+ ③ーー 330 0
Affinity Element
0%
Thunder Image 42
Rampage Slots
Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Alluring EveliaAlluring Evelia ④ーー 340 0
Affinity Element
0%
Ice Image 20
Rampage Slots
Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Crimson PlumeCrimson Plume ②ーー 310 0
Affinity Element
0%
Dragon Image 48
Rampage Slots

Recommended Pierce and Rapid Bows

Element Rapid Bows Pierce Bows
Fire IconFire Lohenbogen+ or Hyperion Creeping Darkness
Water IconWater Elysian Manna+ Drothdymion+
Thunder IconThunder Thundering Strikebow+ Oppressor's Answer
Ice IconIce Heaven's Breath Daora's Toxotes
Dragon IconDragon Auftauchen/Disparition or Untergang Silver Striker
Armor Slots Skills
Chaotic Helm / Nephilim HelmChaotic Helm / Nephilim Helm ④②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Virtue / Prudence MailVirtue / Prudence Mail ③①①
Ammo Up Lv. 3
Handicraft Lv. 3
Strife Lv. 2
Primordial VambracesPrimordial Vambraces ④④②
Primordial Coil Primordial Coil ④④②
Burst Lv. 2
Valstrax Greaves - EpochValstrax Greaves - Epoch ④③ー
Talisman Berserk Lv. 1 with a ②②① slot or better
Rampage Decoration
Decorations
Skills
Rampage Skill Swap between Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.
Use Element Exploit if monster has a 25 Element Hitzone (may require Rampage Slot Upgrade).
Element Attack Lv.5 | Attack Boost Lv.4
Shot Type Up Lv.3 | Critical Boost Lv.3
Weakness Exploit Lv.3 | Critical Element Lv.3
Ammo Up Lv.3 | Stun Resistance Lv.3
Charge Master Lv.3 | Strife Lv.3
Handicraft Lv.3 | Kushala Blessing Lv.3
Critical Eye Lv.2 | Burst Lv.2
Blood Rite Lv.2 | Bow Charge Plus Lv.1
Berserk Lv.1 | Element Exploit Lv.1
Blood Awakening Lv.1
Spread Fire Only:
Teostra Blessing Lv.1
Spread Water Only:
Maximum Might Lv.2 | Reload Speed 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:
Handicraft
Ammo Up
Critical Eye
For damage, aim for any of the following:
Powder Mantle
Bloodlust + Coalescence
Adrenaline Rush
Teostra Blessing Lv.2 (for Fire builds)
For comfort, aim for any of the following:
Reload Speed Lv.2
Blood Rite
Recovery Up
Partbreaker
Constitution (when using Red Scroll)
Stamina Surge (when using Red Scroll)
Build Merits and Notes
Being able to roll for Berserk as a talisman with Vigor melding opens more options for an infinite stamina build. Rolling for Lv.2 Berserk is possible and recommended, but the build can work with just a single level of the skill. While Berserk can let you survive several attacks that would've otherwise been a cart, it's still best to avoid getting hit to not have to swap to the Red Scroll to heal up and slow the drain.
Berserk is key to this build since the Blue Scroll easily activates Strife's maximum boosts and infinite stamina. However, maintaining at least 60% red health is necessary to keep these buffs. This can be accomplished with Kushala Blessing Lv.3 to mitigate the drain, either an Immunizer or Gourmet Fish to boost recovery, and Lv.4 Super Recovery Dango. Blood Rite is also included to heal up when attacking broken parts and to activate Blood Awakening. Palicoes with the Healing Clover Bat are also great to have for additional recovery.
Spread bows are our main recommendation for this build, as these have a higher damage output and synergy with Dodgebolt. However, this also works as a Rapid or Pierce build by swapping the appropriate decorations. For Bows with less than a single Lv2 slot, they'll have to give up a level of Critical Element. Those with additional slots should aim to get Reload Speed or Maximum Might.

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

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Elemental Builds 3.0 HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

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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

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
Bow Charge Plus
★★★
Increases maximum charge level, making it possible for your Bow to reach its maximum potential. This is a must-have skill for any endgame Bow Build, and a skill you should start considering when making one!
Charge Shot
Type Up

★★★
Increase your Charge Shot damage even more with this skill, which greatly contributes to your DPS! We recommend maxing this skill out before anything else.
Normal/Rapid Up | Spread Up | Pierce Up
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.
Element Attack
★★★
Sunbreak featured buffs for elemental damage, making elemental builds viable. Max out this skill to increase damage against monsters weak to a specific element and watch your numbers go up! Best used with Spread Bows.
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Critical Eye
★★★
Bows can do continuous attacks, so make sure to raise your affinity to get the most of out the weapon's DPS. Aim for 80-100% affinity!
Critical Boost
★★★
Amplifies critical strike damage, increasing your DPS on high-affinity Bow builds.
Burst
★★★
Fast, continuous hits let this skill shine to its full potential, something the Bow can often do! Max this skill out or put in at least a level to feel a jump in your DPS.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Element Exploit
★★
Amplify your 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
Dereliction
★★
Using the Red Scroll increases the Bow's elemental values, improving overall damage. Just be wary of your health! Best paired with the Strife skill from the Chaotic Gore Magala Armor Set and/or Resentment.
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
Adrenaline Rush
★★
Using the Dodgebolt playstyle on Bows will activate this constantly. Consider this skill for more DPS. Synergizes well with Evade Window or 2 levels of Embolden.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
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
Attack Boost
★★
Increases attack power. This skill is a lesser priority since it's much more ideal to focus on affinity with Bows. If you must, aim for at least 4 levels.
Strife
+
Berserk
★★
This skill combination from the Chaotic Gore Magala Armor Set will not only contribute to your damage, but will also ensure infinite stamina and immortality, just be wary of the health drain! You can mitigate this by slotting in skills such as 3 levels of Kushala Blessing and/or Blood Rite.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Powder Mantle
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides your Bow combos with additional blast damage every time it activates, contributing greatly to DPS. Only consider this skill whenever it's possible to build around it!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Bladescale Hone
Perfect for the Dodgebolt playstyle and for bows that don't support Power Coatings. Only consider this skill whenever it's possible to build around it!
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Critical Element
Amplifying elemental damage is the next step to increasing your damage output as a Spread Elemental Bow player. Only slot this skill in if possible!

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
Heaven-Sent
★★★
From the heavenly armor of Amatsu, maxing this skill out will grant you infinite stamina. This will make fights with the Bow much easier. Equipping this skill on its max level will allow you to forgo any stamina-managing skills, which makes it possible for you to focus more on the ones that contribute greatly to your DPS!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 5
Constitution
★★★
No Bow Build is complete without this skill! Pulling off combos will eat your stamina bar fairly quick, so having this stamina-managing skill can let you output more, increasing overall DPS!
Stamina Surge
★★★
Along with Constitution, this is a staple skill for any Bow Build. Getting your stamina back up quickly will allow you to pull off more combos, which can help you finish a monster faster! 2 levels of this skill is enough for most builds.
Reload Speed
★★★
This will allow you to switch coatings faster, from Power Coatings to Status Coatings, making a fight much more simple to manage. For Bows, 2 levels of this skill is enough.
Marathon Runner
★★
Another stamina-managing skill that can help you out while you're running around, charging your Bow!
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
Shock Absorber
Flinch Free
★★
Useful especially in multiplayer so no minor attacks can interrupt you or your team's combos!
Intrepid Heart
Whenever the gauge above your health bar is full, this skill can be useful in preventing monster attacks from interrupting your combos.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Furious
Activate this skill for a temporary infinite stamina boost. Consider this skill only when you can build around it!
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Embolden
or
Evade Window
These skills help out in extending dodging invincibility. Slot this skill in only when you're having trouble timing Dodgebolt!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2

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29 Sunbreak Walkthrough Team@Game8over 1 year

Thank you for pointing this out, Anon! We have updated the page regarding this one.

28 Anonymousover 1 year

pierce lvl 2 with 2 lvl 2 gem slots cant exsist in the game

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