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This is a guide to the skills and equipment to equip for your Palamute in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Learn what equipment is best to use, with best builds for Low Rank, High Rank, and endgame.

Best Equipment For Low Rank (1★ to 4★ Quests)

Weapons

Aknosom Pennon or Ludroth Chakram Early On

C Aknosom Pennon
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 80 80
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Fire 10
C Ludroth Chakram
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 80 80
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Water 10

Once you get Aknosom or Ludroth, you can get either one of them, because they deal decent damage and you can choose which element is more suited for you, Fire or Water,

Kadachi Sail or Basarios Axe Later On

C Kadachi Sail
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 90 90
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
5% Thunder 5
C Basarios Axe
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 105 85
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
-10% 5

Kadachi Sail and Basarios Axe are the highest damage weapons you can get before hitting 5★ quests, while Basarios Axe has higher raw damage it has -5% affinity so the tradeoff is less critical hits as compared to the slightly weaker but more reliable Kadachi Sail.

Armor

Basarios Set after Kamura

C Basarios Helm
C Basarios Mail
Defense Fire Water
28 1 -1
Thunder Ice Dragon
1 1 -1

The armor is not really worth getting because it should last you just fine until you get to the Basarios set. The Basarios Set has well-rounded elemental resistances, so it's a good all-around set.

Rathian Set for Magnamalo

C Rathian Helm
C Rathian Mail
Defense Fire Water
28 3 1
Thunder Ice Dragon
-1 1 -2

If you want your Palamute to be well-equipped for Magnamalo, you can give them a Rathian set with a higher fire resistance.

Gear

Gear
Guarding Parasol
Giant Shuriken
Heal Blade Scroll

Guarding Parasol

The Guarding Parasol is accessed pretty early and is the best melee weapon for Palamutes and should be used if you're using a melee weapon as well.

Giant Shuriken

The Giant Shuriken is a decent ranged weapon and should be used if you're using ranged to trigger the Heal Blade Scroll.

Heal Blade Scroll

The weapon, with the Heal Blade Scroll, can trigger healing as you and the Palamute are both attacking the monster.

For more on Palamute Gear, read our tier list down below!
Palamute Gear Tier List

Skills

At this point, you should have only three skill memory slots, and this build assumes you've gotten to at least Level 5 with your Palamute.

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Health Up (L) Defense 10 2 Increases maximum health. (WIll stack)
Status Attack Up Attack 20 3 Increases the potency of abnormal status attacks.

These are the best three skills that you can get with a Level 5 Palamute. These skills aren't that important and it's better to get a Palamute that will meet your skill builds for later on.

Best Equipment For High Rank (4★ to 6★ Quests)

Weapons

Jelly Manteau

C Jelly Manteau
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
3 70 90
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Paralysis 8

The Jelly Manteau has a paralysis element chance, and with the Palamute being an offensive buddy, they'll find themselves attacking a lot. This gives a better chance of paralyzing a monster, giving you much needed windows to recover or go to town on them! It does better ranged damaged, so make sure your Palamute uses ranged gear!

Narga Shuriken

C Narga Shuriken
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
3 85 105
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
20%

The Narga Shuriken is the ideal ranged weapon as it almost matches the higher damaged melee weapons but it has high affinity. This will complement the Ranged Build

Armor

Tigrex Set

C Tigrex Helm
C Tigrex Mail
Defense Fire Water
50 2 0
Thunder Ice Dragon
-2 1 -1

The Tigrex set is a good choice because it has well-rounded elemental resistances as compared to the other 50 defense armors available to Palicoes.

Gear

Gear
Giant Shuriken Diversion Scroll

Giant Shuriken

The Giant Shuriken is a decent ranged weapo.n and should be used if you're using ranged to maximize the damage of thte Manteau and the Shuriken.

Diversion Scroll

The scroll will allow the Palamute to divert attention from you. It will be better than the Heal Blade Scroll for this ranged build as a ranged Palamute might be better doing the Pincer formation rather than sticking to you.

Skills

This build assumes you have a Level 10 Palamute with four skill memory slots.

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Attack Up (S) Attack 5 1 Increases attack. (Will stack)
Knockout King Attack 10 1 Increases likelihood of stunning and tiring monsters.
Negate Stun Defense 10 2 Prevents stun.

Here, the skills focus on attack, as Palamutes are the offense-focused Buddy. Knockout King and Attack Up (S) will make a Palamute's attacks better, more damage and a chance of stunning monsters, which grants you openings. Negate Stun is present so that the Palamute can attack as often as possible, allowing Knockout King to get more chances to trigger..

Best Equipment For Endgame (7★ Quests and higher)

Weapons

Barking Bell

Barking Bell
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
6 160 160
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
0 Sleep 20

While it isn't the strongest, the Barking Bell has a sleep element chance, meaning it could put monster to sleep. Going off the same idea as Jelly Manteau, since Palamutes are offensive buddies constantly on the attack, they have a higher chance of affecting monsters with their element.

Goss Harag Club S

C Goss Harag Club S
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
6 190 170
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
-5% Ice 10

The Goss Harag Club S is 5 points below the highest melee damage weapon, the Tigrex Maul, but it has a -5% affinitiy compared to Tigrex Maul's -20%, so its a safer bet to choose the Goss Harag Club S.

Armor

Ibushi Set

C Ibushi's Horn
C Ibushi's Armor
Defense Fire Water
110 -1 1
Thunder Ice Dragon
1 0 -2

The Ibushi set is the third strongest Palamute armor in-game currently, but has better rounded elemental defense as compared to the two above it.

Narwa Set

C Narwa's Mane
C Narwa's Armor
Defense Fire Water
130 2 1
Thunder Ice Dragon
4 -3 -4

The Narwa set is the strongest Palamute Armor in game. Ahead of the Ibushi by 20 points, the Narwa is the endgame gear as of now.

Gear

Gear
Guarding Parasol Heal Blade Scroll

Guarding Parasol

The Guarding Parasol is accessed pretty early and is the best melee weapon for Palamutes and should be used if you're using a melee weapon as well.

Heal Blade Scroll

The weapon, with the Heal Blade Scroll, can trigger healing as you and the Palamute are both attacking the monster.

Skills

This build assumes you have a Level 25 Palamute with five skill memory slots.

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Attack Up (S) Attack 5 1 Increases attack. (Will stack)
Knockout King Attack 10 1 Increases likelihood of stunning and tiring monsters.
Status Attack Up Attack 20 3 Increases the potency of abnormal status attacks.

Same logic as the previous build, but this build switches out Negate Stun for Status Attack Up. This will be most useful when equipping the Barking Bell as the idea is for the Sleep to trigger as often as possible for more openings against the monster.

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      Is April 20 confirmed?? Where’d u get the date

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      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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