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Builds and Best Equipment for Long Sword

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Deepest Night
 Deepest Night Long Sword Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 180 40 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Deepest Night Long Sword Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Remobra Suit S 52
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Anjanath Coil S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Weakness Exploit
Decorations Sheath Jewel 2 x3
Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
306 Attack Boost Lv. 4
Critical Boost Lv. 3
Speed Sharpening Lv. 3
Quick Sheath Lv. 3
Stun Resistance Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
Latent Power Lv. 2
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Bolstering offense while offering great utility, this build aims to enhance all facets of the Long Sword's technical play style. Pairing this set with the Deepest Night allows its wearer to reach 90% affinity when striking weak spots of monsters.

Long Sword Builds and Best Equipment

Best Long Sword Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Long Sword I
 Sinister Long Sword I Long Sword Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 13
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Long Sword I Long Sword Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Barioth Vambraces 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Aelucanth Crura / Rhopessa Crura 24
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Total 120 Critical Eye Lv. 7
Latent Power Lv. 2
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build goes all in on pumping Affinity into the Long Sword. Wearers can reach 60% affinity when Latent Power Lv. 2 is active, making it a stable build in terms of damage output for almost all hunts at this stage of the game.

Builds and Best Equipment for Great Sword

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Dark of Night
 Dark of Night Great Sword Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 180 35 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Dark of Night Great Sword Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Anjanath Helm S 60
Focus
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Anjanath Mail S 60
Focus
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit
Decorations Attack Boost 2 x2
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
284 Focus Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Attack Boost Lv. 4
Critical Boost Lv. 2
Stun Resist Lv. 3
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Marathon Runner 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build pumps as much damage as possible through Affinity Skills and Attack Boost. Focus lv. 3 is included to significantly reduce the Great Sword's charging time.

Great Sword Builds and Best Equipment

Best Great Sword Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Gossblade I
 Gossblade I Great Sword Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 170 -15 Ice 15
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Gossblade I Great Sword Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Affinity Boost I
Ice Boost I
Brutal Strike

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Barioth Helm 20
Torso Torso Goss Harag Mail 30
Arms Arms Goss Harag Braces 30
Waist Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Aelucanth Crura / Rhopessa Crura 24
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Total 124 Critical Eye Lv. 4
Critical Draw Lv. 3
Punishing Draw Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 A build which prioritizes the Great Sword's sheathed attacks. True Charge Slash is of course powerful, but this set focuses on a Level 3 Critical Draw boost to bring the Gossblade's negative Affinity up to 25% when using sheathed attacks.

Builds and Best Equipment for Hunting Horn

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Rampage Agitato IV
 Rampage Agitato IV Hunting Horn Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 190 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Rampage Agitato IV Hunting Horn Sharpness
Rampage Skills
-
-
-
Blue Melody
Earplugs (S)
Red Melody
Health Recovery (S)
Green Melody
Sonic Wave
Rampage Agitato IV Skills
Attack Boost II
or
Sharpness Type I
Non-elemental Boost Attack Melody II

Armor

Weapon Name Req. Materials
Rampage Agitato IV Tigrex Fang+ x2
Apex Bubblefoam x1
Defender Ticket 7 x1
Rampage Agitato IV Skills
Attack Boost II
or
Sharpness Type I
Non-elemental Boost Attack Melody II
Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Hunter's Mail S 32
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Handicraft
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Sinister Gauntlets S 64
Handicraft
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Anjanath Coil S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Hunter's Greaves S 32
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 2 or higher
Decorations Attack Jewel 2 x2
Sonorous Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
250 Attack Boost Lv. 7
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Handicraft Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 1
Hellfire Cloak Lv. 1
Stun Resistance Lv. 1
Maximum Might Lv. 1
Horn Maestro Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build is completely built around the Rampage Agitato IV's recommended rampage skills, sporting great damage and insane survivability.

Hunting Horn Builds and Best Equipment

Best Hunting Horn Build

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Strum I
 Sinister Strum I Hunting Horn Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 120 0 Blast 13
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Strum I Hunting Horn Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Blue Melody
Sonic Barrier
Red Melody
Attack + Defense Up
Green Melody
Health Regeneration

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Nargacuga Braces 26
Waist Waist Nargacuga Coil 26
Legs Legs Volvidon Greaves 20
Total 128 Evade Extender Lv. 3
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Latent Power Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build strikes a good balance between offense and defense. Maxed Out Evade Extender greatly increases the distance covered when dodge rolling, increasing the Hunting Horn's mobility when unsheathed. At the same time, Critical Eye and Latent Power offer a decent bonus in affinity when Latent Power is active.

Builds and Best Equipment for Sword and Shield

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Flash in the Night
 Flash in the Night Sword & Shield Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 180 30 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Flash in the Night Sword & Shield Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Anjanath Vambraces S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Slugger
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Golden Obi 70
Heroics
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Weakness Exploit
Decorations Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
KO Jewel 2 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
324 Latent Power Lvl 3
Weakness Exploit Lvl. 3
Stun Resistance Lvl. 3
Speed Sharpening Lvl. 3
Attack Boost Lvl. 2
Slugger Lvl. 3
Critical Boost Lvl. 3
Heroics Lvl. 1
Maximum Might Lvl. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Reaching 110% Affinity on weak spots, this set maximizes the Sword and Shield's damage via critical strikes. Slugger is also included to enhance the weapon's bash attacks, making knockouts easier.

Sword and Shield Best Builds and Equipment

Best Sword and Shield Build (Low Rank)

Best Equipment for Low Rank

Weapon

Hidden Edge I
 Hidden Edge I Sword & Shield Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 120 30 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Hidden Edge I Sword & Shield Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Affinity Boost I
Master Rider

Armor

Catered to those who prefer to block with the Sword and Shield, this particular armor combination ensures minimal knock back, chip damage, and stamina cost when blocking most attacks!

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Diablos Helm 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Diablos Mail 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Basarios Vambraces 22
Guard
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barroth Coil 18
Guard
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Barroth Greaves 18
Guard
Lv. 1
Total 118 Guard Lv. 5
Stamina Surge Lv. 1
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build is focused around the new Guard Slash attack. Counter attack with the shield, then follow up with the Perfect Rush. Pulling this off requires a defensive build, so this setup uses Guard to reduce knockback from attacks and allow more enemy attacks to be countered.

Builds and Best Equipment for Dual Blades

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Sinister Famineblades
 Sinister Famineblades Dual Blades Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 200 0 Blast 20
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①ー
 Sinister Famineblades Dual Blades Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Blast Boost II (Best Choice)
Magnamalo Soul

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Nargacuga Helm S 60
Evade Window
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Jelly Vest S 62
Blast Attack
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Rakna Armguards 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Almudron Coil S 64
Evade Window
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Jelly Boots S 62
Blast Attack
Lv. 1
Talisman Constitution
Decorations Brace Jewel x1
Defense Jewel x2
Evasion Jewel x3
Sprinter Jewel x2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
314 Evade Window Lv. 5
Blast Attack Lv. 3
Constitution Lv. 3
Defense Boost Lv. 2
Marathon Runner Lv. 2
Stamina Surge Lv. 1
Power Prolonger Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build focuses on granting its wearer as much comfort as possible in terms of stamina cost reduction while bolstering the Sinister Famineblades blast damage with Blast Attack. Evade Window is also added to provide much needed iframes for the Dual Blades' short but quick dashes.

Dual Blades Builds and Best Equipment

Best Dual Blades Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Blades I
 Sinister Blades I Dual Blades Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 13
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Blades I Dual Blades Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Wroggi Helm 16
Torso Torso Almudron Mail 30
Razor Sharp
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Nargacuga Braces 26
Waist Waist Nargacuga Coil 26
Legs Legs Almudron Greaves 30
Razor Sharp
Lv. 1
Total 128 Evade Extender Lv. 3
Razor Sharp Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build offers defensive utility that enables Dual Blades to dish out its damage with relative comfort. Evade Extender affects Demon Mode's dashes, further increasing the mobility of the Dual Blades. Razor Sharp is included to prevent sharpness loss during hunts in this stage of the game.

Builds and Best Equipment for Hammer

Best Build for High Rank

Weapons

Night Eternal
 Night Eternal Hammer Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 180 45 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Night Eternal Hammer Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider
Sinister Shade Hammer
 Sinister Shade Hammer Hammer Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 200 0 Blast 25
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①ー
 Sinister Shade Hammer Hammer Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Blast Boost II
Magnamalo Soul

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Anjanath Vambraces S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Slugger
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Golden Obi 70
Heroics
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 +1 Lv. 2 jewel slot or more
Decorations KO Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
324 Critical Boost Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 3
Slugger Lv. 3
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Maximum Might Lv. 1
Heroics Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This set pumps as much damage as possible by boosting affinity and crit damage. Slugger 3 is also added to provide even more KO damage and is perfect for multiplayer scaling.

Hammer Builds and Best Equipment

Best Hammer Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Cyclo-Hammer I
 Cyclo-Hammer I Hammer Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 160 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Cyclo-Hammer I Hammer Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost II
Master Rider
Spiribird Doubled

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Anjanath Helm 26
Focus
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Nargacuga Mail 26
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Anjanath Vambraces 26
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Khezu Coil 16
Focus
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Aelucanth Crura / Rhopessa Crura 24
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Total 118 Critical Eye Lv. 3
Slugger Lv. 3
Focus Lv. 2
Attack Boost Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This straightforward build compliments the Hammer's KO-heavy playstyle while adding an extra bit of affinity.

Builds and Best Equipment for Lance

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Night Rains Black
 Night Rains Black Lance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 180 35 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Night Rains Black Lance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Jyuratodus Helm 48
Torso Torso Diablos Mail S 64
Guard
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Basarios Vambraces S 52
Guard
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Nargacuga Coil S 60
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Diablos Greaves S 64
Guard
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Critical Eye Lv. 1 or higher
Decorations Mind's Eye Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Expert Jewel 2 x3
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
288 Guard Lv. 5
Critical Eye Lv. 4
Offensive Guard Lv. 3
Evade Extender Lv. 3
Mind's Eye Lv. 1
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This is a build that turns defense into efficient offense. Damage is improved via Offensive Guard and Critical Eye. Defense is greatly improved through Evade Extender and Guard. Lastly, Mind's Eye is included to prevent weapon bounces on hard monster parts.

Lance Builds and Best Equipment

Best Lance Builds (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Spear I
 Sinister Spear I Lance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 10
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Spear I Lance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Diablos Helm 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Diablos Mail 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Diablos Vambraces 30
Waist Waist Anjanath Coil 26
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Diablos Greaves 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Total 146 Guard Lv. 4
Offensive Guard Lv. 2
Attack Boost Lv. 2
Stamina Surge Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Doubles down on the Lance's defensive capabilities while bolstering offense through Offensive Guard and Attack Boost.

Builds and Best Equipment for Gunlance

Best Build for High Rank

Weapons

Ortlinde
 Ortlinde Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 200 0 Poison 26
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Ortlinde Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost I
Poison Boost I
Small Monster Exploit
Shelling Type Normal 5
Admiral's Arbalance
 Admiral
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 210 10 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①①
 Admiral
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost IV
Dragon Exploit
?
Shelling Type Wide 4
Howlitzer
 Howlitzer Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
5 180 0 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
10 ①ーー
 Howlitzer Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Defense Boost III
Defense Boost III
Buddy Rally
Shelling Type Long 5

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Jyuratodus Helm 48
Torso Torso Diablos Mail S 64
Guard
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Rathalos Coil S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Windproof
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Diablos Greaves S 64
Guard
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Evade Extender Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 Slot or higher
Decorations Artillery Jewel 2 x3
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Attack Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
300 Attack Boost Lv. 5
Guard Lv. 3
Offensive Guard Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 3
Evade Extender Lv. 3
Windproof Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build provides improvements for the Gunlance's shelling and lance attacks. Defense and mobility are drastically improved through Guard and Evade Extender.

Gunlance Builds and Best Equipment

Best Gunlance Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Diablos Gunlance I
 Diablos Gunlance I Gunlance Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 160 -10 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
10 ーーー
 Diablos Gunlance I Gunlance Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Affinity Boost I
Defense Boost I
Dulling Strike
Shelling Type Wide 3

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Diablos Helm 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Rhenoplos Mail 14
Artillery
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rhenoplos Braces 14
Artillery
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barroth Coil 18
Guard
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Diablos Greaves 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Total 106 Guard Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 2
Stamina Surge Lv. 1
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Stun Resistance Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build amplifies the Gunlance's shelling with the use of Artillery and Offensive Guard while bolstering its defensive capabilities with Guard.

Builds and Best Equipment for Charge Blade

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Scream in the Night
 Scream in the Night Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 190 40 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Scream in the Night Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Defense Grinder II
Phial Type Impact Phial

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Almudron Helm S 64
Rapid Morph
Lv. 2
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Rathalos Coil S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Windproof
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Remobra Feet S 52
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot or higher
Decorations Attack Jewel 2 x3
Quickswitch Jewel 2 x1
Artillery Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
302 Attack Boost Lv. 7
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Artillery Lv. 1
Latent Power Lv 1
Windproof Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build improves all of the Charge Blade's attacks through Attack Boost and Weakness Exploit.Rapid Morph is included to further increase the damage and speed of all of its Morph attacks.

Charge Blade Builds and Best Equipment

Best Charge Blade Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Slasher I
 Sinister Slasher I Charge Blade Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 20
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Slasher I Charge Blade Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Phial Type Impact Phial

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Almudron Helm 30
Rapid Morph
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Volvidon Mail 20
Rapid Morph
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Basarios Vambraces 22
Guard
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Volvidon Coil 20
Rapid Morph
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Diablos Greaves 30
Guard
Lv. 1
Total 122 Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Guard Lv. 2
Speed Sharpening Lv. 1
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build enables the wearer to easily transition between sword and axe forms quickly while amplifying its morph attacks via Rapid Morph. Offensive Guard is also included to provide an extra boost in damage after perfectly-timed blocks.

Builds and Best Equipment for Switch Axe

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Sinister Shadowslice
 Sinister Shadowslice Switch Axe Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 200 0 Blast 23
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②①ー
 Sinister Shadowslice Switch Axe Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Blast Boost II
Magnamalo Soul
Phial Type Power
Night's Crescent
 Night
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 180 40 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Night
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Boost Equipped Coating
Phial Type Poison 17

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Almudron Helm S 64
Rapid Morph
Lv. 2
Torso Torso Almudron Mail S 64
Razor Sharp
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Anjanath Coil S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Arzuros Greaves S 36
Talisman Skill Evade Extender Lv. 1; Lv.2 jewel slots would be great but not required.
Decorations Charger Jewel 2 x3
Quickswitch Jewel 2 x1
Jumping Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Attack Jewel 2 x1 or more
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
286 Attack Boost Lv. 5 - 7
Focus Lv. 3
Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Razor Sharp Lv. 2
Evade Extender Lv. 2
Power Prolonger Lv. 2
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Providing as much comfort as possible, this set grants its wearer easy transitions between sword and axe forms via Rapid Morph and manages rapid sharpness loss through Razor Sharp. Focus is also added to improve phial buildup during sword mode while Evade Extender greatly improves mobility and evasion distance.

Switch Axe Builds and Best Equipment

Best Switch Axe Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Axe I
 Sinister Axe I Switch Axe Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 17
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Axe I Switch Axe Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Phial Type Power

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Almudron Helm 30
Rapid Morph
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Almudron Mail 30
Razor Sharp
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Almudron Vambraces 30
Evade Window
Lv. 1
Rapid Morph
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Volvidon Coil 20
Rapid Morph
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Almudron Greaves 30
Razor Sharp
Lv. 1
Total 140 Rapid Morph Lv. 3
Razor Sharp Lv. 2
Evade Window Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build grants faster and more powerful transitions between the Switch Axe's two forms via Rapid Morph while addressing the weapon's rapid sharpness loss with Razor Sharp.

Builds and Best Equipment for Insect Glaive

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Evening Calm
 Evening Calm Insect Glaive Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
6 190 40 - -
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ②ーー
 Evening Calm Insect Glaive Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider
Kinsect Level 7

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Remobra Suit S 52
Arms Arms Dober Vambraces 52
Waist Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Master Mounter
Decorations Enhancer Jewel 2 x 1
Brace Jewel 1 x 1
Steadfast Jewel 1 x 3
Grinder Jewel 1 x 3
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
268 Weakness Exploit 3
Critical Boost 3
Stun Resist 3
Speed Sharpening 3
Latent Power 2
Power Prolonger 2
Dragon Attack 1
Flinch Free 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This set offers a good balance of Offense and Utility skills that fit most of the Insect Glaives needs.

Insect Glaive Builds and Best Equipment

Best Insect Glaive Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Staff I
 Sinister Staff I Insect Glaive Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Elem.
3 130 0 Blast 13
Defense Slots Sharpness
- ーーー
 Sinister Staff I Insect Glaive Sharpness
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Kinsect Level 3

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Zinogre Braces 28
Constitution
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Zinogre Greaves 28
Constitution
Lv. 2
Total 132 Critical Eye Lv. 4
Constitution Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 2
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Addressing all of the needs of the Insect Glaive in Low Rank, this build grants a decent affinity rate while reducing stamina usage via Constitution and Latent Power.

Builds and Best Equipment for Bow

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Sinister Soulpiercer
 Sinister Soulpiercer Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 200 0 -
Element Slots
Blast 19 ②①ー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Blast Boost II
Magnamalo Soul
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Pierce Level 5 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 4 Rapid Level 5
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rakna Armguards 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Anjanath Coil S 60
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Rakna Greaves 66
Constitution
Lv. 2
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1+ 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot
Decorations Attack Jewel 2 x2
Physique Jewel 2 x1
Brace Jewel 1 x1
Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
Quickload Jewel 1 x1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
316 Constitution Lv. 5
Attack Boost Lv. 4
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Stamina Surge Lv. 3
Stun Resistance Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 2
Reload Speed Lv. 1
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build increases damage through affinity skills and attack boost. The bow's heavy stamina consumption is managed by Constitution and Stamina Surge. Quality-of-Life skills were also included to fill the remaining Lv. 1 slots.

Bow Builds and Best Equipment

Best Bow Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Bow I
 Sinister Bow I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 130 0 -
Element Slots
Blast 14 ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Blast Boost I
Magnamalo Soul
Arc Shot Charge Shot Lv 1 Charge Shot Lv 2 Charge Shot Lv 3 Charge Shot Lv 4
Brace Pierce Level 4 Spread Level 3 Spread Level 3 Rapid Level 5
Close-Range Power Poison Para Sleep Blast Exhaust
- - -

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Zinogre Braces 28
Constitution
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Zinogre Greaves 28
Constitution
Lv. 2
Total 132 Critical Eye Lv. 4
Constitution Lv. 3
Latent Power Lv. 2
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Bows are one of the most stamina-hungry weapons in the game. This build grants decent affinity while addressing its stamina problems through Constitution and Latent Power.

Builds and Best Equipment for Light Bowgun

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Night Owl
 Night Owl Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 180 40 -
Element Slots
- - ②ーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Affinity Boost II
Master Rider
Deviation Recoil Reload Mods Special Ammo Cluster Bomb Type
None Average Above Avg. None Wyvernblast -

Armor

Weapon Name Req. Materials
Night Owl Narga Medulla x1
Tigrex Fang+ x3
Nargacuga+ Material x15
Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Rhenoplos Helm S 42
Pierce Up
Lv. 2
Torso Torso Shell-Studded Vest S 52
Pierce Up
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Legs Ingot Greaves S 40
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 or higher with a Lv. 1 slot
Decorations Absorber Jewel 1 x3
Attack Jewel 2 x2
Steadfast Jewel 1 x2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
284 Attack Boost Lv. 6
Pierce Up Lv. 3
Recoil Down Lv. 3
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Stun Resistance Lv. 3
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This build maximizes the Night Owl's effectiveness with Piercing Ammo.

Light Bowgun Builds and Best Equipment

Best Light Bowgun Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Bowgun I
 Sinister Bowgun I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 120 0 -
Element Slots
- - ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Cluster Effect I
Magnamalo Soul
Deviation Recoil Reload Mods Special Ammo Cluster Bomb Type
L Mild High Fast None Wyvernblast Arc Shot

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Bnahabra Hat 14
Recoil Down
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Zinogre Mail 28
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Barioth Vambraces 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Barioth Coil 20
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Bnahabra Boots 14
Recoil Down
Lv. 1
Total 96 Critical Eye Lv. 4
Recoil Down Lv. 2
Latent Power Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 Most Light Bowguns at this stage of the game pack high recoil for important ammo types. This build aims to manage that through Recoil Down while bolstering offense via affinity skills such as Critical Eye and Latent Power.

Builds and Best Equipment for Heavy Bowgun

Best Build for High Rank

Weapon

Fulgent Shot II
 Fulgent Shot II Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
6 180 40 -
Element Slots
- - ②①①
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost III
Pierce Effect I
Silkbind Boost
Deviation Recoil Reload Mods Special Ammo Cluster Bomb Type
None Some Above Avg. None Wyvernsnipe Arc Shot

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Rhenoplos Helm S 42
Pierce Up
Lv. 2
Torso Torso Shell-Studded Vest S 52
Pierce Up
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Legs Golden Hakama 70
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Talisman Skill Weakness Exploit Lv. 1 + 1 Lv. 2 jewel slot or more
Decorations Attack Jewel 2 x3
Absorber Jewel 1 x3
Quickload Jewel 1 x3
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
258 Attack Boost Lv. 5
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3
Pierce Up Lv. 3
Recoil Down Lv. 3
Reload Speed Lv. 3
Critical Boost Lv. 2
Flinch Free Lv. 1
Stun Resistance Lv. 1
Normal/Rapid Up Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 This set is built around Rakna-Kadaki's Fulgent Shot II. Pierce Ammo damage is maximized via Weakness Exploit, Attack Boost, and Pierce Up skills. Handling the Heavy Bowgun itself is made easier due to the addition of Recoil Down and Reload Speed skills.

Heavy Bowgun Builds and Best Equipment

Best Heavy Bowgun Build (Low Rank)

Best Build for Low Rank

Weapon

Sinister Volley I
 Sinister Volley I Bow Image
Rarity Attack Affinity Def.
3 130 0 -
Element Slots
- - ーーー
Rampage Skills
Attack Boost II
Cluster Effect I
Magnamalo Soul
Deviation Recoil Reload Mods Special Ammo Cluster Bomb Type
R Mild High Fast None Wyvernsnipe Arc Shot

Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Bnahabra Hat 14
Recoil Down
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Rathalos Mail 28
Partbreaker
Lv. 1
Windproof
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Nargacuga Braces 26
Waist Waist Nargacuga Coil 26
Legs Legs Bnahabra Boots 14
Recoil Down
Lv. 1
Total 108 Recoil Down Lv. 2
Evade Extender Lv. 2
Partbreaker Lv. 1
Evade Window Lv. 1
Windproof Lv. 1
Cohoot Icon.pngTips from Game8 There aren't a lot of options for Heavy Bowguns in the early stages of the game. With this in mind, we recommend a set which focuses on mitigating as much recoil as possible via Recoil Down while bolstering survivability through Evade Extender instead.

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2 Anonymous16 days

>>1 that build is for the charge blade above it..

1 Anonymous17 days

You can’t guard with a Switch Axe, so adding Guard and Offensive Guard is nonsensical...

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