Guard Up Skill Effects | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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

Guard Up Effects

Effects at Each Level

Skill Effect
Allows you to guard against ordinarily unblockable attacks.
Level Effect by Level
1 Reduces damage taken by 30%.
2 Reduces damage taken by 50%.
3 Reduces damage taken by 80%.

Reduces damage from unblockable attacks

Unlike Monster Hunter World, Guard Up now have 3 levels which might make it slightly confusing due to how its description is written. Basically, Guard Up still allows you to block normally unblockable moves but depending on your Guard Up skills, you'll still take massive damage from it. If an unblockable attack would deal 100 damage to you with a level 1 Guard Up skill, you'll instead, take 70 damage.

Equipment with the Guard Up Skill


Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Arms Image Bazelgeuse Braces 72
Guard Up Lv. 1
Load Shells Lv. 1
Torso Image Bazelgeuse Mail 72
Agitator Lv. 1
Guard Up Lv. 2
Legs Image Foot of Ibushi 66
Guard Up Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Stormsoul Lv. 1
Waist Image Jyuratodus Coil 48
Guard Up Lv. 1
Legs Image Jyuratodus Greaves 48
Guard Up Lv. 2


Shield Jewel 2

Builds with Guard Up

High Rank Builds

Available Builds
Gunlance Image 2.0 Long / Wide Shelling Build
HR 40+

Low Rank Builds

Not used for any builds.

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Bow Charge Plus Bubbly Dance Capture Master
Carving Master Carving Pro Chameleos Blessing
Constitution Counterstrike Critical Boost
Critical Draw Critical Element Critical Eye
Defense Boost Diversion Divine Blessing
Dragon Attack Dragon Resistance Dragonheart
Earplugs Evade Extender Evade Window
Fire Attack Fire Resistance Flinch Free
Focus Fortify Free Meal
Geologist Good Luck Guard
Guard Up Handicraft Hellfire Cloak
Heroics Horn Maestro Hunger Resistance
Ice Attack Ice Resistance Item Prolonger
Jump Master Kushala Blessing Latent Power
Leap of Faith Load Shells Marathon Runner
Master Mounter Master's Touch Maximum Might
Mind's Eye Muck Resistance Mushroomancer
Normal/Rapid Up Offensive Guard Paralysis Attack
Paralysis Resistance Partbreaker Peak Performance
Pierce Up Poison Attack Poison Resistance
Power Prolonger Protective Polish Punishing Draw
Quick Sheath Rapid Fire Up Rapid Morph
Razor Sharp Recoil Down Recovery Speed
Recovery Up Reload Speed Resentment
Resuscitate Sleep Attack Sleep Resistance
Slugger Spare Shot Special Ammo Boost
Speed Eating Speed Sharpening Spread Up
Stamina Surge Stamina Thief Steadiness
Stormsoul Stun Resistance Teostra Blessing
Thunder Alignment Thunder Attack Thunder Resistance
Tremor Resistance Wall Runner Water Attack
Water Resistance Weakness Exploit Wide-Range
Wind Alignment Windproof Wirebug Whisperer

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    • Give us the ability to change our layered armor display. What I mean is, ya know how armor looks different on the male and female models? well, I wish there was the ability to change the appearance from the male models of armor, to the female models, and the reverse without changing the gender of your character itself. This would be really nice, as imo some armor pieces look better as the male model version.

    • >>[10]
      Orange version
      Head : default
      Chest : 15,100,45
      Arm : 11,80,40
      Leg : 11,70,70

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