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This is a guide to the Defense stat in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know how defense works, how does elemental resistance work, and is it better to raise HP or defense.
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Defense flat out reduces the damage you take from all enemy Large Monsters. This doesn't include ailment damages like poison which deals fixed damage but for the most part, if you wish to take less damage, up those defense stats.
While Elemental Defense greatly reduces elemental attacks, it will not work against an enemy monster's physical attacks. Slotting fire resist gears against Rathalos will only weaken Rath's fire breath attacks while its tackles and other moves will still deal high damage. Avoid focusing on Elemental Defense unless your target monster utilizes a lot of elemental attacks.
Monster Hunter utilizes elemental defenses too by preventing elemental blights by having a high enough elemental defense to the corresponding element. Fireblight killing you through moxie? Get a high fire resist gear to survive!
Unlike previous Monster Hunter Games, HP stat is now unimportant as a statbuild or rather, it cannot be built anymore. Vitality boost which is a skill in the previous games has been removed and has been completely replaced by spiribirds. Make sure to gather some tempbuffers before heading into dangerous battles!
Since Spiribirds takes a little bit of time to gather during quests, we highly suggest getting a meal from the Dango shop instead to raise your HP and Stamina. Make sure to always grab a dango bite before heading to missions!
With the removal of Vitality Boost, your utmost focus in defensive builds should be the defense stat. Despite that, it is not imperative to get defense boost skills. Simply upgrading your armour should be enough for most hunts then get skills that boosts your weapon's capability like Guard Up for tank weapons and more damage for weapons that wish to dish out damage.
There will be tough fights where monsters use nasty elemental attacks. Despite having high defense stat, some monsters will just pierce through your defenses and one-shot hunters easily. To get through this, building a high elemental resist for the monster's element should be considered to survive the monster's attacks.
|Tips & Tricks|
|Beginner's Guide||Best Beginner Weapons|
|How to Climb Walls||How to Change Your Name|
|How to Raise Max Stamina||How to Cook Well-Done Steaks|
|All Sub-Camp Locations||All Relic Record Locations|
|Best Mining Spots: Where to Find Ore||How to Unlock Weapon Trees|
|Rampage Guide: How to Get S-Rank||Best Dango Combinations|
|How to Aim with the Bow: Manual Aim Vs. Gyroscrope||How to Use the Whetstone|
|How to Use the BBQ Spit|
|How to Farm Money||How to Farm Kamura Points|
|Which Items to Sell||Talisman Farming|
|How to Capture Monsters||How to Avoid Attacks: Frame Dodge Guide|
|How to Beat Flying Monsters||How to Beat Fish Monsters|
|How to Make Monsters Sleep||Best Buddies to Bring|
|Best Item Loadouts|
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It is smart to buy a switch for several huge games, MHR being one of them.
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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