Focus Skill Effects | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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

Focus Effects

Effects at Each Level

Skill Effect
Increases the fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks.
Level Effect by Level
1 5% faster gauge fill rate and 5% faster charge times.
2 10% faster gauge fill rate and 10% faster charge times.
3 20% faster gauge fill rate and 15% faster charge times.

Weapons Affected by Focus

Type Effect
Great Sword Image Great Sword Improves charging speed of the great sword's charged slashes.
Long Sword Image Long Sword The Long Sword's Spirit Gauge fills faster.
SNS ICON.pngSword & Shield Increases charge level speed time. The change so small that you're better off using other skills instead.
Dual Blades Image Dual Blades Improves the fill rate of Dual Blades' Demon Gauge
Hammer Image Hammer Improves the charging speed of Hammer swings, similar to Great Swords.
Lance Image Lance Improves the charge time of Wide Sweep.
Gunlance Image Gunlance Shortens the charge times of Wyvern's Fire and Charged Shelling. We do not recommend using this skill on Gunlances due to how miniscule the improvement is.
Bow Image Bow Improves the bow's charge rate. Not recommended since Charging Sidestep and Dodgebolt are still more efficient in managing the bow's charges.
Heavy Bowgun Image Heavy Bowgun Improves the charge rate of the HBG's charged shots (Hold zR).

If a weapon type isn't on this list, then it isn't affected by Focus in any way.

Equipment with the Focus Skill


Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Image Anjanath Helm 26
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Head Image Anjanath Helm S 60
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Torso Image Anjanath Mail 26
Focus Lv. 1
Torso Image Anjanath Mail S 60
Focus Lv. 2
Waist Image Bone Coil 10
Focus Lv. 1
Waist Image Bone Coil S 32
Focus Lv. 1
Legs Image Bone Greaves S 32
Focus Lv. 1
Legs Image Dober Greaves 52
Focus Lv. 1
Heroics Lv. 1
Torso Image Dober Mail 52
Focus Lv. 1
Heroics Lv. 1
Head Image Ibushi's Helm 66
Focus Lv. 1
Stormsoul Lv. 1
Waist Image Khezu Coil 16
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Waist Image Khezu Coil S 38
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Legs Image Khezu Greaves S 38
Focus Lv. 1
Slugger Lv. 1
Head Image Khezu Helm S 38
Focus Lv. 1
Recovery Up Lv. 1


Charger Jewel 2

Builds with Focus

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★
Hammer Image Critical Hammer
Hub 6★-7★
Hunting Horn Image Comfort Horn
Hub 7★
Switch Axe Image Comfortable All-Rounder
Hub 7★
Charge Blade Image Critical Eye Charge
Hub 4★-5★
Great Sword Image 2.0 100% Affinity Narga Great Sword Build
HR 40+

Low Rank Builds

Available Builds
Hammer Image Maximum KO
Village 4★-6★
Hunting Horn Image Mid Game Slugger
Village 4★-6★
Hunting Horn Image Horn Maestro
Village 1★-4★

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Artillery Attack Boost Ballistics
Blast Attack Blast Resistance Blight Resistance
Bludgeoner Bombardier Botanist
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.

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