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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Meta Elemental DPS Build

Armor Slots Skills
Chaotic Helm / Nephilim HelmChaotic Helm / Nephilim Helm ④②ー
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Risen Kaiser MailRisen Kaiser Mail ②②ー
Golden LunebracesGolden Lunebraces ④②①
Chaotic Faulds / Nephilim Tassets Chaotic Faulds / Nephilim Tassets ③①①
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Resentment Lv. 2
Strife Lv. 1
Flaming Espinas HeelFlaming Espinas Heel ④①ー
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Burst Lv. 2
Talisman Attack Boost Lv.3; with one ② slot or better
Rampage Decoration
Decoration
MH Rise - Crit Element Jewel 2Crit Element Jewel 2 x1
MH Rise - Crit Element Jewel+ 4Crit Element Jewel+ 4 x1
MH Rise - Critical Jewel 2Critical Jewel 2 x2
MH Rise - Mastery Jewel 2Mastery Jewel 2 x1
MH Rise - Mastery Jewel+ 4Mastery Jewel+ 4 x1
MH Rise - Tenderizer Jewel 2Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2 MH Rise - Cornerstone Jewel 1Cornerstone Jewel 1 x1
Element Jewel 1 x1
Hard Element Jewel +4 x1
Elder Dragon Blessing Jewel 1 x2
Skills
Rampage Skill Swap between Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.
Critical Eye Lv.7 | Element Attack Lv.5
Attack Boost Lv.4 | Weakness Exploit Lv.3
Critical Boost Lv.3 | Burst Lv.3
Critical Element Lv.3 | Master's Touch Lv.3
Strife Lv.2 | Resentment Lv.2
Elder Dragon Blessing Lv.2 | Element Exploit Lv.1
Powder Mantle Lv.1 | Peak Performance Lv.1
Intrepid Heart Lv.1 | Defiance Lv. 1
Build Merits Our Meta DPS build for the Dual Blades in Sunbreak's Title Update 3! We slot in the new Strife skill from the Chaotic Gore which allows us to hit 100% affinity with any weapon provided that it does not have any negative affinity due to Strife's 10% affinity bonus from having any red gauge in your HP. Note that we do not need to hit Strife's maximum effect to get the 100% affinity from this build. 95% of the time, you will take damage during the hunt. With our defensive skills in the form of Powder Mantle and Intrepid Heart, you are incentivized to hold off on healing to maximize the uptime of your red gauge without the risk of fainting.
The build also features a healthy mix of DPS and sharpness skill such as Attack Boost Lv. 4, Critical Eye Lv. 7, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Critical Element Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Element Exploit Lv. 1 (for high elemental weakness monsters) and Master's Touch Lv. 3. This allows us to hit hard continuously without pause.
Lastly, with TU3, not only do we gain Powder Mantle for extra safety/DPS, we also gain the new Elder Dragon blessings as level 1 decorations! We add these decorations into the build to further increase our elemental damage with the exception of the Thunder DBs having no Elder Dragon blessing. In the case of Thunder DBs, we can slot in some comfort skills such as speed sharpening or Defiance to offset the emptied level 1 decoration slots.

Powder Mantle is both an offensive and defensive skill that allows you to deal burst damage to enemies or take explosion damage to get a higher knock back down time.

Below are our recommended elemental DBs for TU 3!

Recommended Elemental Dual Blades
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Elemental Dual Blade Choices

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Double DischargeDouble Discharge
Double Discharge Dual Blades Sharpness
300 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Thunder Image 69
ーーー

King of the thunder dual blades. Despite not having an Elder Dragon blessing to accompany the thunder element, Double Discharge's DPS levels can still compete with the rest of the elemental dual blades on this list.

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Magma ShreddersMagma Shredders
Magma Shredders Dual Blades Sharpness
300 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Fire Image 64
③ーー

The Magma Shredders is one of the king of fire elemental dual blades together with Wyvern Strife. It sports a 3 slot rampage skill and a high 64 fire elemental damage which allows us to deal high amounts of damage to monsters with high weakness to fire element. For the decoration slot, you can go with a Jumping Jewel to ease the weakness of Demon Flight or just outright add more Attack jewel 2 for more damage.

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Mud ShreddersMud Shredders
Mud Shredders Dual Blades Sharpness
300 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Water Image 62
②①ー

For Water Dual Blades, the Mud Shredders is the best general water elemental dual blades. It synergizes well with the Element Exploit and Elemental Bane rampage decoration to deal high amounts of damage to monsters with high water elemental weakpoints. For the decoration slot, we recommend getting an additional attack jewel for more DPS and a Flinch Free to avoid tripping when not in Demon Mode.

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
DaoraDaora's Ventus
Daora
310 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Ice Image 54
②ーー

Daora's Ventus is easily the best Dual Blades among all the existing Ice elemental DBs. It sports a high raw damage of 310 and an above average ice elemental value allowing it to take the best of both worlds. It works universally for all monsters weak to the Ice element. For decoration slot, an Attack Jewel 2 will bump up the build's DPS slightly.

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Crimson TwinwingCrimson Twinwing
Crimson Twinwing Dual Blades Sharpness
330 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Dragon Image 52
②ーー

Crimson Twinwing is still our dragon elemental DB choice. Shangri-La/Hades DB is great when you're running a bloodlust build but with this set, we completely forego Bloodlust so going for Crimson Twinwing is the best choice moving forward. We can also add in an Attack Jewel 2 to bump our Attack Boost from 4 to 5 to gain some more DPS for the build.

Master Rank Dual Blades Builds

High Rank Builds

High Rank Dual Blades 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 Dual Blades builds to spice up your hunts.
►High Rank Dual Blades Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Raw Damage HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

Low Rank Dual Blades Builds

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

Latest Builds Rank
Affinity Latent Power ★4 to ★6

Best Skills for Dual Blades

Skills
Fire, Water, Thunder, Ice, Dragon Attack.
★★★
Elemental skills are vital to the DB. They can maximize the damage dealt by elemental skills so increasing the elemental damage of your weapons is a must.
Critical Element
★★★
Amplifying elemental damage is the next step to increasing your damage output as an elemental DB player. Critical Element is similar to Critical Boost for elemental attacks and having it is near critical especially for the end game if playing elemental DB
Critical Eye
★★★
More damage and Critical Element is also reliant on affinity so make sure to raise your affinity when playing DB.
Weakness Exploit
★★★
50% affinity when striking enemy weak spots at max rank is extremely valuable for a weapon that likes to deal damage.
Blast Attack
★★★
Having Blast Attack greatly amps up the damage of blast type dual blades. It's a great skill to have if you don't wish to play elemental dual blades.
Evade Window
★★★
Allows you to dodge enemy attacks more easily. At the hands of an expert, a dual blade user with Evade Window is nearly untouchable and it opens up new ways to approach enemy attacks.
Attack Boost
★★
Attack Boost is a lesser priority as most of the Dual Blade's damage comes from elemental attacks. It's a great skill but make sure to increase your affinity first and get the necessary damage skills.
Marathon Runner
★★
Longer demon mode duration is always great.
Stamina Surge
★★
Quickly replenish your stamina after using Demon Mode.
Constitution
★★
A great skill to have as it allows you to dodge even while in Demon Mode with ease.
Protective Polish
★★
A neat skill to have for Dual Blades as the Dual Blade's sharpness rapidly decreases due to its fast attacking nature.
Razor Sharp
★★
Same reason as Protective Polish but it doesn't need a whetstone to use in exchange of half effectivity.
Flinch Free
A must have skill for multiplayer. It's placed lower as a needed skill since the Dual Blades' attacks doesn't get interrupted once used.
Critical Boost
Raw damage isn't the strongest point of the Dual Blades so putting Critical boost on DB isn't as effective as the other weapons.
Evade Extender
Longer dashes means you can get out of harms way more easily or reach enemy weakspots.

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