Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Dual Blade Builds and Best Armor

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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

Blood Awakening Dragon DB Comfort Build (BU)

Recommended Dual Blades

Weapon ATK DEF Affinity
Silver SlicersSilver Slicers
Silver Slicers Dual Blades Sharpness
310 0 0%
Element
/ Status
Slots Rampage Slots
Dragon Image 40
④④④
Decorations

* = check Build Merits below.

Recommended Armor Loadout

Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kushala GlareRisen Kushala Glare ③②①
Primordial MailPrimordial Mail ④④②
Burst Lv. 1
Primordial VambracesPrimordial Vambraces ④④②
Risen Kushala Cocoon Risen Kushala Cocoon ③①ー
Primordial GreavesPrimordial Greaves ④④ー
Talisman Attack Boost 3 with a ②②① slot
Rampage Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Element Exploit to increase elemental damage.
If target is immune to Dragon, consider Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.

Build Merits & 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:
Kushala Blessing
For damage, aim for any of the following:
Powder Mantle
Critical Element
Burst
For comfort, aim for the following:
Stamina Surge
Wind Mantle
Frenzied Bloodlust
Build Merits and Notes
The Bonus Update introduces a new aggressive comfort skill: Blood Awakening. While seeming like a gimmick, this skill shines in Anomaly hunts when dealing with Bloodblight.
This build uses three pieces of Primordial Malzeno armor and two pieces of Risen Kushala Daora. In these armor pieces are comfort skills such as Wirebug Whisperer and Wind Mantle, which help greatly in bringing out the Shrouded Vault switch skill when countering or I-framing monster attacks, and Constitution for stamina management. You can use Dash Juice to help reduce stamina drain when using Demon Mode.
All three levels of Blood Rite and Partbreaker are present to hasten the activation of Blood Awakening. Further damage skills are provided as listed above to strengthen your overall damage.
The Silver Slicers Dragon Dual Blades boost the health you gain from Blood Rite and Bloodblight, which makes it a good pair with the build's core skill Blood Awakening.
This build is a late bloomer in a hunt due to it requiring breaking parts and Bloodblight to be fully effective. The Dragon Conversion build is still the best for dealing elemental damage, since the element here relies heavily on the element increase of Blood Awakening.
You can at least safely recieve some Bloodblight by making use of Intrepid Heart, which significantly reduces damage and nullifies knockback when filled. Either augment your armor to gain it or augment for an extra slot to fit in another jewel!

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

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
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, most notably on Dual Blades. Max out this skill to increase damage against monsters weak to a specific element and watch your numbers go up!
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Critical Eye
★★★
More damage and Critical Element is also reliant on affinity so make sure to raise this stat when playing Dual Blades.
Critical Boost
★★★
Amplifies critical strike damage, increasing your DPS on high-affinity Dual Blades builds.
Critical Element
★★★
Amplifying elemental damage is the next step to increasing your damage output as an elemental Dual Blades player. Critical Element is similar to Critical Boost for elemental attacks and having it is near critical especially for the end game monsters and quests!
Burst
★★★
Fast, continuous hits let this skill shine to its full potential, something the Dual Blades 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
Attack Boost
★★
Increases attack power. This skill is a lesser priority as most of the Dual Blades' damage come from elemental attacks. If you must, aim for at least 4 levels.
Status Trigger
★★
Make Status Builds even better with this skill, which allows you to deal status buildup on every hit after evading successfully! For best results, we suggest pairing this with Evade Window. Take note that Demon Flight does not activate this skill.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Buildup Boost
★★
Boosts raw damage every time a status buildup attack hits, which allows you to deal significant damage, especially with Status Trigger active.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Powder Mantle
★★
This skill from the Risen Teostra Armor provides your Dual Blades combos with additional blast damage every time it activates, contributing greatly to DPS.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
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
Dereliction
★★
Using the Red Scroll increases the Dual Blades' elemental and status effect values, 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
Foray
Increases attack power whenever a monster is poisoned, paralyzed, or blighted. Best paired with Status Trigger or Status Attack skills.
Status Attack
Only consider this skill when you want more status attack on your Status Builds.
Blast | Paralysis | Poison

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 negate sharpness loss and grant you infinite stamina. Having this will give you more uptime on your attacks, increasing overall DPS in a fight!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 5
Protective Polish
or
Master's Touch
★★★
Ideal sharpness-managing skills to have due to the Dual Blades' fast-paced attacks. Equip one or the other, depending on what's more suitable to your playstyle!
Constitution
★★
A great skill to have as it allows you to manage stamina better, especially during Demon Mode.
Stamina Surge
★★
Quickly replenish your stamina after using Demon Mode, which can help you get back into the fight faster!
Marathon Runner
★★
Longer demon mode duration is always great for DPS!
Wirebug Whisperer
★★
Maxing this skill out makes your Wirebugs more readily available, which will allow you to do more Spiral Slashes in a fight.
Frenzied Bloodlust
★★
The Risen Shagaru Magala Armor introduced this new skill. After overcoming the Frenzy Virus, it grants you an extra Wirebug on your arsenal. If you have 3 Wirebugs equipped, activating this skill will allow you to access 4. For the Dual Blades, this means more silkbind attacks, like the Spiral Slash. Synergizes well with Wirebug Whisperer and/or Wind Mantle.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 5
Furious
★★
Activate this skill for a temporary infinite stamina boost, which lets you stay in Demon Mode longer.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
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. It is an ideal skill to partner with Protective Polish.
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, making it possible to pull off an extra charged attack before you can regroup.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Wind Mantle
This skill from the Risen Kushala Armor will recharge your Wirebugs faster, allowing you to do more silkbind attacks with the Dual Blades. Consider this skill only when it's possible to build around it!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 3
Embolden
Aside from the defensive boost, this skill also provides longer dodging invincibility. Slot this skill in only when possible!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2
Evade Window
Allows you to dodge enemy attacks more easily. Slot this skill in only when possible!

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Comment

17 Anonymousabout 2 years

I know this is way late but on the 3.0 build for dbs would the azure age haori be better. Allowing for more con and freedom in your talisman. I don't have a con 3 talisman but an attack 3 talisman swapped good.

15 Anonymousabout 3 years

Your 3.0 Crit Raw DB Build has a few errors. 1. The Skills at the bottom should say Crit Eye Lv.6 (3 Helm, 2 Legs, 1 Jewel) and not Lv.5, and the Talisman can be... anything else than WEx 1, personally I'm using an EE2 with the same deco slots. At 70% base, WEx 3 giving you 50% is meaningless when WEx 2 gives you the 30% you need. A stamina conservation skill like MR or Con would be best I imagine

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