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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.

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Best Equipment For Sunbreak (Melee)

Weapons

Element Weapon
Fire C Rathalos Sword X
Water C Almudron Wings X
Thunder C Thunderblade
Ice C Daora's Scythe X
Dragon C Silver Sword

Weapon choice is fairly straightfoward for the melee build as we'll be focusing on maximizing elemental damage. These should go well with the Dual-Bladed Chain which received a buff to elemental attack scaling.

Armor

Canyne Majestic Set

Canyne Majestic Set Image
Canyne Majestic Set
Defense Fire Water
490 -4 10
Thunder Ice Dragon
0 0 -4
The Canyne Majestic set has the highest defense in the game. It has great Water resistance and neutral resistance against Thunder and Ice, making it a fair choice for an endgame set. For an alternative, we recommend the C Sinister Grudge set below to complement it and round out resistances.

C Sinister Grudge Set

C Sinister Grudge Set Image
C Sinister Grudge Set
Defense Fire Water
480 6 -4
Thunder Ice Dragon
-4 2 2
The C Sinister Grudge set has the second highest defense in the game, matched only by the C Valstrax - Eclipse and Canyne Rimeguard sets. This is our pick for an alternate armor set as it covers the Fire and Dragon resistances that the Canyne Majestic set is weak to.

Recommended Palamute Gear

Gear Name Rationale
MH Rise - Palamute Gear Dual Bladed Chain
Dual-Bladed Chain
Version 13 buffs the damage of the Dual-Bladed Chain, notably elemental damage, making it our first pick for the build. You'll ideally want your Palamutes to abuse their Windmill-like move while it's active by using moves like the Hammer's Courage moves or the Gunlance's Hail Cutter.
MH Rise - Blitz Scroll
Blitz Scroll
The Blitz Scroll raises your Palamute's attack speed while active. It's a great DPS boost while the Dual-Bladed Chain is also being used.
MH Rise - Palamute Gear Guarding Parasol
Guarding Parasol
The Guarding Parasol also received buffs in Version 13, but not to the degree of the Dual-Bladed Chain. Use this gear if you'd rather have defensive Palamutes or extra stuns, but don't expect similar damage.

Recommended Palamute Skills

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Attack Up (S) Attack 5 1 Increases attack. (Will stack)
Artful Dodger Defense 10 2 Increases the likelihood of blocking and deflecting attacks.
Element Attack Up Attack 15 2 Increases the power of elemental attacks.
Melee-Centric Attack 35 1 Prioritizes melee attacks, making them slightly more powerful. (Doesn't stack with Ranged-Centric)
Counter Attack 40 2 Causes a counter when a block or deflection succeeds.

As your Palamutes must stick close to monsters to maximize melee damage, we can improve their survivability with Artful Dodger and Counter. Melee-Centric is also required, so the Dual-Bladed Chain is used to its fullest. The other skills were picked to boost damage.

Make sure to set your Palamute behavior to Basic since this lets them get close to monsters.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

Best Equipment For Sunbreak (Ranged)

Weapons

C Jelly Travel Bag X

C Jelly Travel Bag X ImageC Jelly Travel Bag X
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
9 225 255
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Paralysis 16
The C Jelly Travel Bag X is an excellent weapon for your Palamutes. It has a good amount of Paralysis to lock down monsters, and it is ranged, making it ideal for the Shuriken or Palamute Silkbinder.

Disastaroo Bell

Disastaroo Bell ImageDisastaroo Bell
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
9 235 235
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Sleep 23 10
The Disastaroo Bell has a similar purpose to our previous recommendation, which is to create a huge opening. Hunters using weapons with strong wake-up moves, such as the Great Sword, will certainly appreciate having this weapon for their Palamutes.

C Ibushi Pure Sword

C Ibushi Pure Sword ImageC Ibushi Pure Sword
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
10 265 295
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Dragon 18
The C Ibushi Pure Sword can also be considered for a raw build. It beats out Amatsu's C Cursed Wind as it doesn't have to deal with negative affinity.

Armor

Canyne Majestic Set

Canyne Majestic Set Image
Canyne Majestic Set
Defense Fire Water
490 -4 10
Thunder Ice Dragon
0 0 -4
The Canyne Majestic set has the highest defense in the game. It has great Water resistance and neutral resistance against Thunder and Ice, making it a fair choice for an endgame set. For an alternative, we recommend the C Sinister Grudge set below to complement it and round out resistances.

C Sinister Grudge Set

C Sinister Grudge Set Image
C Sinister Grudge Set
Defense Fire Water
480 6 -4
Thunder Ice Dragon
-4 2 2
The C Sinister Grudge set has the second highest defense in the game, matched only by the C Valstrax - Eclipse and Canyne Rimeguard sets. This is our pick for an alternate armor set as it covers the Fire and Dragon resistances that the Canyne Majestic set is weak to.

Canyne Pride Set

Canyne Pride Set Image
Canyne Pride Set
Defense Fire Water
470 6 2
Thunder Ice Dragon
-4 -8 -4
The Canyne Pride set is fairly accessible for endgame Palamute armor as it becomes available at just MR 10. It has the relatively high defense, and its only glaring weakness is its very low ice resistance.

Recommended Palamute Gear

Gear Name Rationale
MH Rise Sunbreak - Large Shuriken
Large Shuriken
The Large Shuriken should be your first choice for ranged attack Palamutes as this hasn't been nerfed as hard for Status effect scaling. It's also a viable option while the Silkbinder is on cooldown.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Throwarm Scroll
Throwarm Scroll
The Throwarm Scroll increases your Palamutes' ranged damage output. Naturally, this scroll should be considered if you're running a ranged build to improve its effectiveness.
MH Rise Sunbreak - Palamute Silkbinder
Palamute Silkbinder
Since Version 13, the Palamute Silkbinder has been cut back significantly especially when inflicting status, making it less of a priority. However, it still deals mounting damage, making it easier to initiate Wyvern Riding for extra damage and knockdowns.

Recommended Palamute Skills

Status Build

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Artful Dodger Defense 10 2 Increases the likelihood of blocking and deflecting attacks.
Attack Up (L) Attack 15 2 Greatly increases attack. (Will stack)
Ranged Attack Up Attack 20 2 Increases ranged attack.
Status Attack Up Attack 20 3 Increases the potency of abnormal status attacks.
Ranged-Centric Attack 35 1 Prioritizes ranged attacks, making them slightly more powerful. (Doesn't stack with Melee-Centric.)

Raw Build

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Attack Up (S) Attack 5 1 Increases attack. (Will stack)
Critical Up (L) Attack 15 2 Greatly increases affinity. (Will stack)
Attack Up (L) Attack 15 2 Greatly increases attack. (Will stack)
Ranged Attack Up Attack 20 2 Increases ranged attack.
Ranged-Centric Attack 35 1 Prioritizes ranged attacks, making them slightly more powerful. (Doesn't stack with Melee-Centric.)

As most of our recommendations revolve around ranged attacks, it should come as no surprise that skills like Ranged Attack Up and Ranged-Centric are must-haves. Status Attack Up is also highly recommended for the status weapons. Rounding out the remaining memory slots, these can be filled with either Attack Up (L) or Artful Dodger, depending on your preference for damage or survivability. The raw build can also add Attack Up (S) with Critical Up (L).

To maximize the damage potential of your Palamutes, be sure to set their Behavior to Follow. Also, note that Ranged-Centric and all the other skills can be taught to your Palamutes using the new Buddy Skill Lesson feature at the Buddy Dojo.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

Best Equipment For Endgame (Update 3.0)

Weapons

C Daora's Scythe

C DaoraC Daora's Scythe
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
7 190 190
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Ice 15
C Daora Scythe matches C Crimsons Sword in terms of attack, making it a good alternative until you get the C Crimson Sword.

C Mizuha Wand

C Mizuha Wand ImageC Mizuha Wand
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
7 170 190
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Poison 15
C Mizuha Wand is especially effective when paired with Status Attack Up and Ranged Attack Up equipped skills.

C Crimson Sword

C Crimson Sword ImageC Crimson Sword
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
7 190 190
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
10% Dragon 20
This is the best weapon for Palamutes as of Update 3.0. It gives the highest attack points with 10% affinity to boot, it also provides a dragon elemental attack of 20.

Armors

Canyne Mizuha Set

Canyne Mizuha Set Image
Canyne Mizuha Set
Defense Fire Water
296 -12 8
Thunder Ice Dragon
0 8 -6
The Canyne Mizuha have good ice and water resistances compared to the Kushala set. Although the Kushala set offers better ice resistance, the Canyne Mizuha has neutral thunder resistance and much more resistant to dragon elemental attacks.

Canyne Kaiser Set

Canyne Kaiser Set Image
Canyne Kaiser Set
Defense Fire Water
296 8 -6
Thunder Ice Dragon
2 -2 -4
The Canyne Teostra set offer a better fire and thunder resistance, it's one of the Palamute sets that has a 4 point fire resistance for each piece, one of the highest in the game. The Canyne Rakna set offers the same fire resistance but only has 115 defense for each piece.

Canyne Valstrax Set

Canyne Valstrax Set Image
Canyne Valstrax Set
Defense Fire Water
310 -2 -2
Thunder Ice Dragon
-2 -2 8
The Canyne Valstrax set may be negative in most elemental resistances but it offers the highest defense for your Palamute as of recent update. It also provides great dragon elemental resistance making it an overall well-rounded armor set for your Palamute.

Recommended Palamute Gear

Gear Name Rationale
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Guarding Parasol.jpg
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.
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Heal Blade.jpg
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 details on the different Palamute Gears, read our tier list down below!
Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

Recommended Palamute Skills

Skill Name Type Level Slots Description
Element Attack Up Attack 15 2 Increases the power of elemental attacks.
Attack Up (L) Attack 15 2 Greatly increases attack. (Will stack)
Ranged Attack Up Attack 20 2 Increases ranged attack.
Status Attack Up Attack 20 3 Increases the potency of abnormal status attacks.

Depending on your weapon of choice any of these skills will benefit you in hunts, but make sure to equip the Element Attack Up and Attack Up (L) when using any of the recommended weapons mentioned above. For the C Mizuha Wand you might want to equip Ranged Attack Up and the Status Attack Up for better effectiveness.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

Best Endgame Equipment (Pre-Update 2.0)

Weapons

Barking Bell

Barking Bell ImageBarking Bell
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
6 160 160
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Sleep 20 5
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 S, 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 ImageC 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.

C Rakna Lamp

C Rakna Lamp ImageC Rakna Lamp
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
6 155 175
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
25% Fire 15
The C Rakna Lamp stands out for its high affinity and fire elemental properties, making it a good choice for Palamute high rank weaponry.

C Narwa's Staff

C NarwaC Narwa's Staff
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
7 175 175
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Thunder 20
The C Narwa's Staff provides a balanced ranged and melee attacks with 20 thunder element making it the better choice among other thunder elemental Palamute weapons.

Armors

Canyne Ibushi Set

Canyne Ibushi Set Image
Canyne Ibushi Set
Defense Fire Water
220 -2 2
Thunder Ice Dragon
2 0 -4
The Canyne Ibushi set is the third strongest Palamute armor in-game currently, but has better rounded elemental defense as compared to the two above it.

Canyne Narwa Set

Canyne Narwa Set Image
Canyne Narwa Set
Defense Fire Water
260 4 2
Thunder Ice Dragon
8 -6 -8
The Canyne Narwa set is one of the strongest Palamute Armor in game. Ahead of the Ibushi by 20 points, the Narwa is the endgame gear for HR7 - before Update 2.0.

Recommended Palamute Gear

Gear Name Rationale
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Guarding Parasol.jpg
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.
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Heal Blade.jpg
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 details on the different Palamute Gears, read our tier list down below!
Palamute Gear Tier List

Recommended Palamute Skills

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.

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

Using the same logic as the previous build, 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.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

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

Weapons

C Jelly Manteau S

C Jelly Manteau S ImageC Jelly Manteau S
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
6 150 170
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Paralysis 12
The Jelly Manteau S 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!

C Narga Shuriken S

C Narga Shuriken S ImageC Narga Shuriken S
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
6 140 160
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
20%
The Narga Shuriken S 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

Canyne Tigrex S Set

Canyne Tigrex S Set Image
Canyne Tigrex S Set
Defense Fire Water
230 4 0
Thunder Ice Dragon
-4 2 -2
The Canyne Tigrex S set is a good choice because it has well-rounded elemental resistances compared to other sets.

Recommended Palamute Gear

Gear Name Rationale
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Large Shuriken.jpg
Giant Shuriken
The Giant Shuriken is a decent ranged weapon and should be used if you're using ranged to maximize the damage of the Manteau or the Shuriken.
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Diversion.jpg
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.

For more details on the different Palamute Gears, read our tier list down below!
Palamute Gear Tier List

Recommended Palamute Skills

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.

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

Here, the skills focus is on attack, as Palamutes are the offense-focused Buddy. Knockout King and Attack Up (S) will make a Palamute's attacks better, dish out more damage, and provides a chance to stun monsters, which in turn 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.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

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

Weapons

C Aknosom Pennon

C Aknosom Pennon ImageC Aknosom Pennon
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 80 80
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Fire 10
In early low rank C Aknosom Pennon is the best fire elemental weapon you can have for your Palamute. Hold on to this until you have access to C Basarios Axe or C Kadachi Sail.

C Ludroth Chakram

C Ludroth Chakram ImageC Ludroth Chakram
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 80 80
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
Water 10
C Ludroth Chakram is a good water elemental weapon. Much like C Aknosom in terms of stats. Have this in your arsenal when dealing monsters that are weak to water.

C Kadachi Sail

C Kadachi Sail ImageC Kadachi Sail
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 90 90
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
5% Thunder 5
C Kadachi Sail boasts a 90 attack on top of its 5% affinity. This is a definite must have in low rank.

C Basarios Axe

C Basarios Axe ImageC Basarios Axe
Rarity Melee Dmg Ranged Dmg
2 105 85
Affinity Element Defense Bonus
-10% 5
C Basarios Axe while having the highest attack during low rank, it also has a negative affinity. -10% afffinity are pretty low odds to deal -25% less damage plus you won't be using it for long. Just use it until you have access to the Jelly Manteau S.

Armor

Canyne Basarios Set

Canyne Basarios Set Image
Canyne Basarios Set
Defense Fire Water
56 2 -2
Thunder Ice Dragon
2 2 -2
The Kamura Set should last you just fine until you get to the Canyne Basarios set. The Basarios Set has well-rounded elemental resistances, so it's a good all-around set.

Canyne Rathian Set

Canyne Rathian Set Image
Canyne Rathian Set
Defense Fire Water
56 6 2
Thunder Ice Dragon
-2 2 -4
If you want your Palamute to be well-equipped for Magnamalo, you can give them a Canyne Rathian set with a higher fire resistance.

Recommended Palamute Gear

Gear Name Rationale
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Guarding Parasol.jpg
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.
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Large Shuriken.jpg
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.
Monster Hunter Rise - Palamute Gear Heal Blade.jpg
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 details on the different Palamute Gears, read our tier list down below!
Palamute Gear Tier List

Recommended Palamute Skills

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.

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.

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.

Palico and Palamute Buddy Skills Guide

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