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Light Bowgun Builds and Best Armor (LBG)

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

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Latest Sunbreak MR Build

Silver Shooter Rapid Fire Pierce

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Silver ShooterSilver Shooter ④④④ 320 0
Affinity Element
0%
-
Rampage Slots
Armor Slots Skills
Risen Kaiser HornsRisen Kaiser Horns ③②ー
Risen Kushala IramRisen Kushala Iram ③②①
Virtue / Prudence BracesVirtue / Prudence Braces ③①ー
Primordial Coil Primordial Coil ④④②
Burst Lv. 2
Tempest HakamaTempest Hakama ④④ー
Talisman Rapid Fire Up Lv.3; with ①①① slot or better
Rampage Decoration
Decoration
Skills
Rampage Skill Swap between Wyvern Exploit, Anti-Aerial Species, Anti-Aquatic Species, or Fanged Exploit depending on the monster.

Build Merits and Augments

Weapon Augments
Armor Augments Armor augments are not necessary for this build. 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:
Frenzied Bloodlust
Heaven-Sent
Razor Sharp

For damage, aim for any of the following:
Mail of Hellfire
Coalescence
For comfort, aim for any of the following:
Intrepid Heart
Evade Extender
Defiance
Blood Rite
Kushala Blessing Lv.3
Build Merits and Notes
Primordial Malzeno's Light Bowgun, the Silver Shooter, beats out its regular counterpart, the Vigil Kugel as it has more slots and a larger Pierce 2 clip size, which more than makes up for its slightly lower raw. Thanks to all the slots it has, it can easily work around its drawbacks while slightly extending its range as well. The talisman also opens up several options since Rapid Fire Up can be rolled with Qurious Melding - Cyclus.
While this won't beat out our previous Dereliction set in terms of damage, it is far safer to use and should be able to catch up with enough Mail of Hellfire augments. It also has the added benefit of not suffering from negative affinity while Bloodlust's Frenzy isn't cleared.
The Critical Firepower Switch Skill is required to take advantage of its 10% boost. However, unlike other Pierce options, no mod should be used to reach Fastest reload speed and to have no deviation with Dango Temper. If you can deal with Fast reload speed, you can attach the Long Barrel instead for additional raw damage.

Master Rank Light Bowgun Builds

High Rank Builds

MH Rise - High Rank Light Bowgun Build

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 Light Bowgun builds to spice up your hunts.

►High Rank Light Bowgun Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Spread & Slicing Build HR 100+
Pierce & Slicing Build HR 100+
Sticky Ammo Build HR 100+

Low Rank Builds

MH Rise - Low Rank Light Bowgun Build

Village Quests - Low Rank Hub

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

►Low Rank Light Bowgun Builds

Latest Builds Rank
Offense and Utility Build Village Quest ★4 to ★6

Best Light Bowgun Skills

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
★★★
Increases affinity when hitting enemy weakspots, which can increase your DPS significantly.
Ammo Type Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on what you're going to use! We recommend maxing this skill out before anything else.
Normal/Rapid Up | Spread Up | Pierce Up
Element Attack
★★★
Sunbreak featured buffs for elemental damage, making elemental builds viable. Be sure to max out this skill to get the most out of its potential.
Fire | Water | Ice | Thunder | Dragon
Attack Boost
★★★
Increases DPS for all ammo types. Aim for at least 4 levels of this skill.
Rapid Fire Up
★★
Increases Rapid Fire Damage by 5/10/20% per level. A must-have for any rapid fire builds!
Critical Boost
★★
Amplifies critical damage by 30/35/40% per level, working well with Weakness Exploit.
Burst
★★
Continuous shots from the Bowgun can power you up with this skill. Max it out whenever possible but a single point is enough to deal impactful damage.
Dereliction
★★
Using the Red Scroll will increase element values while using the Blue Scroll increases attack values, improving overall damage. Don't fear the depleting health; with how the Bowgun playstyle works, you'll never have to worry about getting hit! For additional elemental damage, pair this skill with Strife from the Chaotic Gore Magala Armor Set.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Element Exploit
★★
This skill is ideal to have on elemental builds, making sure you pull off significant damage every time you hit elemental hit zones!
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 1
Critical Element
★★
Increases elemental damnage during critical hits. Slot this skill in whenever your affinity is close to or at 100%!
Maximum Might
Increases affinity when Stamina is at maximum. Slot in this skill if you need more affinity to reach 100% from other skills.
Dragon Conversion
When activated, this skill from the Risen Crimson Glow Valstrax Armor will benefit elemental builds, increasing DPS even further! Only consider this skill when you can build around it.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 4
Bloodlust
Overcome the Frenzy Virus to power up with this skill; best paired with Coalescence.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Mail of Hellfire
Attack on Red Scroll will increase your raw power by 15. This is a fun skill to consider when you can build around it!
Available in Sunbreak Base Game

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
Recoil Down
★★★
This skill reduces the time between shots, greatly helping with DPS and preventing you from staying in place for too long.
Reload Speed
★★★
Ideal skill to output more DPS throughout the fight!
Spare Shot
★★★
Increased DPS by giving you a chance to shoot ammo for free.
Steadiness
★★★
Reduces deviation, which will make your shots more accurate. At level 3, this skill also extends your range. Slot this skill in if you're eating for Dango Temper.
Ballistics
★★
Ballistics helps extend your critical distance, allowing you to hit optimal damage from far away. This skill helps with positioning safely and makes the new Critical Firepower Switch Skill more usable.
Ammo Up
★★
Increases ammo clip size for bowguns, which lets you shoot more and, in turn, increases DPS. For most Bowgun builds, 2 levels of this skill is enough.
Evade Extender
★★
A great comfort skill to have. Evade Extender greatly helps with survivability, considering Bowgunners should avoid getting hit at all costs.
Tune-Up
Introduced in the Sunbreak Expansion, this skill increases the power of your attached mods. Tune-Up is a nice pickup for most bowgun builds, but only consider this skill when you can build around it.
Available in Sunbreak Base Game
Intrepid Heart
Whenever the gauge above your health bar is full, this skill can be useful in clutch situations.
Available in Sunbreak Free Title Update 2

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10 Anonymous@Game8about 2 years

Yes, it goes into the Talisman!

9 Anonymousabout 2 years

Where does the Spread Jewel 3 Slot in. For some reason it won't let me slot this Decoration into anything. I assume it goes into the Talisman?

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