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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

TU3 Endgame Spread Build

Weapon Slots ATK DEF
Abyssal HailstormAbyssal Hailstorm ーーー 380 0
Affinity Element
-15%
-
Rampage Slots
Armor Slots Skills
Kaiser Crown XKaiser Crown X ①①①
Risen Kaiser MailRisen Kaiser Mail ②②ー
Golden LunebracesGolden Lunebraces ④②①
Anjanath Coil X Anjanath Coil X ④①①
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Arc Greaves / Storge GreavesArc Greaves / Storge Greaves ③②ー
Razor Sharp Lv. 1
Spare Shot Lv. 1
Bloodlust Lv. 1
Talisman Attack Boost Lv.3; with one ② 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 This build relies on Spread Ammo 3 to shred through monsters weak to shot-type damage. With plenty of affinity-boosting skills, the set can turn around the negative affinity of the Abyssal Hailstorm, even allowing us to run Critical Boost reliably. Title Update 3 gives us the Risen Kaiser Mail, improving affinity without relying on Maximum Might. If your MR isn't high enough yet, you can use the Archfiend Armor Baulo while only losing some affinity.
This uses the Long Barrel to slightly increase power and range, making the build easier to use. If you want to boost power even more at the cost of range, you'll have to use the Critical Firepower Switch Skill with Ballistics and a Tune-Up boosted Silencer. A combination of the Attack Boost and Affinity Boost augments almost guarantees crits, hitting up to 95% affinity when hitting weak spots.

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 Skills Explanation
Pierce Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on the ammo type you're going to use!
Normal/Rapid Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on the ammo type you're going to use!
Spread Up
★★★
Get one of the three ammo type skills depending on the ammo type you're going to use!
Wirebug Whisperer
★★★
Maxed out Wirebug Whisperer significantly decreases the cooldown of your wirebug charges, resulting in more frequent uses of maneauver skills for better positioning.
Recoil Down
★★★
Makes aiming way easier.
Reload Speed
★★★
Can significantly increase the viability of certain ammo types of a bowgun by making them reload faster.
Attack Boost
★★★
Increases DPS for all ammo types.
Spare Shot
★★★
Increased DPS by giving you a chance to shoot ammo for free.
Maximum Might
★★
Increases affinity when Stamina is at maximum. As a non-stamina heavy weapon, this is an ideal skill to have.
Partbreaker
★★
Partbreaker increases damage on breakable parts by as much as 30% at level three, allowing you to break monsters down easier!
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, provided you can find the right pieces for it that'll work with the rest of the staples.

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