Kinsect Guide: How to Upgrade and Best Kinsect to Use | Monster Hunter Rise | MHR (MH Rise)

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This is a guide on how to upgrade Kinsects and best Kinsect to use in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to know how to upgrade Kinsects, what are the best Kinsects, and how to unlock new Kinsects.

How to Upgrade Kinsects

Automatically Leveled Based on Equipped Insect Glaive

Monster Hunter Rise - Insect Glaive Stat Screen

Insect Glaives have a Kinsect Level stat on their stat sections. The Kinsect Level on the Insect Glaive is the one that determines what level your equipped Kinsect level will be!

Don't worry about leveling Kinsects up, just choose your favorite Insect Glaive and Kinsect then keep upgrading your weapon for stronger Kinsect stats and effects!

Insect Glaive Builds and Best Equipment

Kinsects Themselves Cannot Be Upgraded

Monster Hunter Rise - Kinsect Stat Screen

Despite having level stats on Kinsects, Kinsects themselves cannot be leveled up! Keep on upgrading your Insect Glaives to strengthen the Kinsects you equip!

Best End Game Kinsects

Carnage Beetle

Carnage Beetle
 Carnage Beetle 4 Image
Rarity Attack Type Type(s)
4 Blunt Assist
Power Speed Heal
125 6 8
Kinsect Bonus
Dual Color (Attack)

Carnage Beetle is a DPS centric Kinsect, when deployed and recalled it provides two buffs! Granting a faster collection of buffs from monsters. Its power and blunt attacks could help knockout a monster.

Having all three (3) buff gauge makes this type of Kinsect aid you in doing combo finishers.

Monarch Alucanid

Monarch Alucanid
 Monarch Alucanid 4 Image
Rarity Attack Type Type(s)
4 Severing Assist
Power Speed Heal
125 6 8
Kinsect Bonus
Dual Color (Attack)

The Monarch Alucanid is good for severing parts such as the tail. It is like the Carnage Beetle but a severing attack-type Kinsect.

Having all three (3) buff gauge makes this type of Kinsect aid you in doing combo finishers.

Bullshroud

Bullshroud
 Bullshroud 4 Image
Rarity Attack Type Type(s)
4 Blunt Speed
Power Speed Heal
90 9 8
Kinsect Bonus
Charged Chain Attack

A charged chain attack from this kinsect can easily get a monster KOed, provided that you aim its head. This gives you a chance to perform some Insect Glaive combos, dealing a good amount of damage to a KOed monster!

Grancathar

Grancathar
 Grancathar 4 Image
Rarity Attack Type Type(s)
4 Severing Speed
Power Speed Heal
90 9 8
Kinsect Bonus
Charged Chain Attack

A charged chain attack for the Grancathar can easily sever a monster's tail with its multiple hits!

Kinsect Tree: List of All Kinsects

How to Unlock New Kinsects

Progress the Game

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Like Weapon Trees, unlocking new Kinsects is dependent on your progress in the game. Your first two starting Kinsect choices will greatly expand after completing several quests and unlocking new star ranks so just keep on hunting to get more Kinsects!

Story Walkthrough and Progression Guide

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Room Guide: Things To Do Inside Your Room Training Area Guide
Canteen and Food Skills Gathering Hub Guide
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Character Creation Guide List of Controls
Palico Guide Palamute Guide
Cohoot Guide List of Settings
Can I Change My Name? Can I Change Gender?
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Attack and Elemental Attack Defense and Elemental Defense
Affinity and Negative Affinity Monster Size and Effects
Weapon- and Armor-Related Guides
How to Rollback Weapons How to Forge Weapons and Armor
Damage Types: Difference Between Sever, Blunt, Projectile Damage How to Use Weapon and Armor Designs
How to Change Armor Pigment How to Hide Armor Pieces
How to Upgrade Kinsects How Does Sharpness Work?
Gameplay Features
Wirebug Moves and Controls Silkbind Attacks
How to Lock-On and Target Settings Switch Skills Guide
Wyvern Riding Guide Turf Wars
What is the Rampage? Hunter Rank (HR) Guide
Abnormal Status and Elemental Blight Guide How to Use Photo Mode
Unchangeable Appearance Features How to Fast Travel
Fishing Guide Quest Completion Rewards
How to Carry Eggs Respawn Timers
Melding Pot Guide Solo and Offline Play Guide
Crafting List
Online Play
Multiplayer and Co-op Guide Hunter Connect and Like Function
How to use the Chat Feature How to Use Gestures
Join Requests Guide How Does Difficulty Scaling Work?

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