Weakness Exploit Skill Effects | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

This is a guide to the Weakness Exploit Skill in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Learn what the Weakness Exploit Skill does at each level, which Armor and Decoration have this skill, and our builds that use Weakness Exploit.

Weakness Exploit Effects

Effects at Each Level

Skill Effect
Increases the affinity of attacks that exploit a monster weak spot.
Level Effect by Level
1 Attacks that hit weak spots have 15% increased affinity
2 Attacks that hit weak spots have 30% increased affinity
3 Attacks that hit weak spots have 50% increased affinity

Monster Weak Spots

Monster Hunter Rise - Weak Spots.png
Weak spots are monster parts that have raw hit zone values (HZV) of 45 or higher. Raw HZVs on a specific monster part can vary depending on the raw damage type inflicted on the monster part.

Raw Damage Type Description
(Sword Icon)
Primarily dealt by bladed weapons such as the Long Sword and Insect Glaive. This damage type also has the ability to sever monster tails.
(Hammer Icon)
Primarily dealt by blunt weapons such as the Hammer and Hunting Horn. Accumulating this damage type results in flinches, exhaustion, and monster KOs.
(Ammo Icon)
Projectile damage is the primary damage type of all ranged weapons.

You can check the individual hit zone values of monster parts in the Physiology tab of the Large Monster Hunter Notes.

Equipment with the Weakness Exploit Skill


Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Legs Image Remobra Feet S 52
Weakness Exploit Lv. 1
Waist Image Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
Arms Image Valstrax Braces 80
Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
Dragonheart Lv. 1
Head Image Valstrax Helm 80
Weakness Exploit Lv. 1
Dragonheart Lv. 1
Head Image Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power Lv. 1
Weakness Exploit Lv. 1
Torso Image Zinogre Mail S 62
Latent Power Lv. 1
Weakness Exploit Lv. 1


Tenderizer Jewel 2

Builds with Weakness Exploit

High Rank Builds

Available Builds
Great Sword Image Critical Great Sword Build
Hub 7★
Great Sword Image Sheathing Great Sword Build
Hub 6★-7★
Great Sword Image High Rank Starter Build
Hub 4★-5★
Long Sword Image Full Affinity Build
Hub 7★
Heavy Bowgun Image Pierce Build
Hub 7★
100% Affinity
Hub 7★
Raw Damage & Crits
Hub 6★-7★
Dual Blades Image Elemental Build
Hub 7★
Dual Blades Image Critical Element
Hub 6★-7★
Hammer Image Affinity & Knock-Out Power
Hub 7★
Hammer Image Critical Hammer
Hub 6★-7★
Hammer Image Starter
Hub 4★-5★
Hunting Horn Image Comfort Horn
Hub 7★
Hunting Horn Image Rampage Horn
Hub 7★
Hunting Horn Image Mid-High Rank
Hub 6★-7★
Lance Image Balancing Lancing
Hub 4★-5★
Charge Blade Image Balanced Charge Blade/Impact Phials
Hub 7★
Charge Blade Image Critical Discharger/Elemental Phials
Hub 7★
Charge Blade Image Evasive Charge Blade
Hub 6★-7★
Insect Glaive Image Weakness Exploit 100% Affinity
Hub 7★
Light Bowgun Image Pierce Ammo Build (Recommended for Night Owl)
Hub 7★
Light Bowgun Image Slicing Ammo Build
Hub 7★
Bow Image Offense and Utility (Recommended for Sinister Soulpiercer)
Hub 7★
Bow Image Elemental Set
Hub 7★
Dual Blades Image Raw Damage Build
Hub 7★
Great Sword Image Tigrex Great Sword 90% Affinity Build
HR 40+
Great Sword Image 2.0 100% Affinity Narga Great Sword Build
HR 40+
Master's Touch Nargacuga Build
HR 40+
Dual Blades Image 2.0 Endgame Teostra Critical Blast Build
HR 40+
Dual Blades Image 2.0 Raw Damage Night Wings with Master's Touch Build
HR 40+
Hammer Image Raw Attack and Critical Damage
HR 40+
Dual Blades Image 2.0 Kushala Daora Soul Ramping Ice Affinity Build
HR 40+
Dual Blades Image 2.0 Elemental Crit Build
HR 40+
Hunting Horn Image 2.0 Damage Oriented Build
HR 40+
Hunting Horn Image 2.0 K.O Slugger Build
HR 40+
Hunting Horn Image 2.0 K.O Slugger Build
HR 40+
Lance Image Critical Lance Build
HR 40+
Lance Image Raw Damage Monster
HR 40+
Switch Axe Image 50% Affinity Rex Gnasher Charge Blade Build
HR 40+
Charge Blade Image Raw Damage Charge Blade
HR 40+
Insect Glaive Image Raw Damage Build
HR 40+
Bow Image Rapid Raw Damage
HR 40+
Bow Image Raw Piercer
HR 40+
Bow Image Elemental Build
HR 40+
Long Sword Image 2.0 Long Sword Raw Build
HR 40+
Switch Axe Image Master's Touch Nargacuga Switch Axe Build
HR 40+

Low Rank Builds

Not used for any builds.

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Speed Eating Speed Sharpening Spread Up
Stamina Surge Stamina Thief Steadiness
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