How to Unlock Weapon Trees | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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This is a guide to unlocking Weapon Trees in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn how to unlock weapon trees and improve your weapon arsenal!

How to Unlock Weapon Trees

Obtain the Weapon's Core Material

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There are several unknown weapons at the beginning of monster hunter games. To unlock them, you have to obtain the item's core material. By saying core material, it means that you have to get the item that's related to that weapon category. For example, you have to obtain a Magnamalo material to unlock Magnamalo weapons.

Haven't started choosing a weapon yet? Refer to our weapon tierlist and let us help you decide for a weapon before unlocking and crafting those weapons!

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The same method works for armour

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Armour trees are also unlocked the same way as weapons. If you want to get Barroth armour, you'll have to slay barroths. There are also other core materials that are obtained in different ways like the Death Stench set that requires you to use the Meowcenaries feature or the Aelucanth set that requires you to use the Argosy.

Progress the Game

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Progressing the game is also necessary to unlock some weapon trees. You also get to fight new monsters which will unlock new core materials for weapons. 2 monsters with one stone!

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Unlock Weapon and Armor Designs

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The Weapon Designs are blueprints for blacksmiths to create a weapon or armor of that design. Simply obtaining the design unlocks that weapon or armor as a craftable in the smithy!

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Not All Item Have Armour/Weapon Counterparts

Not all materials will be able to craft weapons and armour. Some examples are the Bullfango head which is a headpiece only armour and has no weapon counterpart. Other examples are Jelly armour set and ore based armour like the Ingot Set.

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    • >>[11]
      I guess it really depends on your love for MH.
      Should you get a switch solely for MH Rise? That's 200-300 dollars for a single 60 game experience.
      BUT, if you like a lot of the other switch titles out now (BotW, Sword and Shield, or any of the awesome ports) a switch is a solid investment and with the trend of current releases, is gonna be on a roll with some momentum.

    • >>[2]
      Player list provides all of their equipment information. But honestly that doesn't really matter mid hunt. Don't add DPS trackers. It gets really annoying hunting with someone thats just shouting out the damage numbers all hunt

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