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This is a guide to the best general Weapons and Armor to use in High Rank for Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). These builds can be used with any Weapon Type, and have general application in High Rank. Learn what Equipment you should craft to succeed in High Rank.

Builds for High Rank ★4

Best Armor

Izuchi S Series

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Izuchi Helm S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Izuchi Mail S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Arms Arms Izuchi Braces S 36
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Izuchi Coil S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Izuchi Greaves S 36
Constitution
Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
180 Critical Eye Lv. 5
Recovery Speed Lv. 2
Constitution Lv. 3
noteBuild Note The best starter High Rank set for most weapon types thanks to its High Critical Eye level. With the starter talisman, you can easily net a level 6 critical Eye which can grant a flat 30% affinity. It also has consitution 3 for stamina heavy weapon types so Bows, Dual Blades, Insect Glaives, and Hammers will love the Izuchi S set.

Aknosom S Series

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Aknosom Helm S 38
Fire Attack
Lv. 1
Quick Sheath
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Aknosom Mail S 38
Quick Sheath
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Aknosom Braces S 38
Fire Attack
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Aknosom Coil S 38
Quick Sheath
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Aknosom Greaves S 38
Fire Attack
Lv. 2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
190 Fire Attack Lv. 4
Peak Performance Lv. 3
Quick Sheath Lv. 3
noteBuild Note A great set to use for Long Sword thanks to the enhanced level 3 Quick Sheath. It is also usable by other weapon types that tends to playsafe due to Peak Performance so Dual Blades, Great Swords, and Long Swords can utilize this set easier than the others.

Wroggi S Series

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Wroggi Helm S 38
Torso Torso Wroggi Mail S 38
Arms Arms Wroggi Vambraces S 38
Ammo Up
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Wroggi Coil S 38
Ammo Up
Lv. 1
Legs Legs Wroggi Greaves S 38
Ammo Up
Lv. 1
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
190 Ammo Up Lv. 3
Poison Attack Lv. 3
Evade Extender Lv. 2
Rapid Fire Up Lv. 2
noteBuild Note A gunner build that utilizes the Rapid Fire Up skill and Ammo Up skill. Use this if you want to maximize the effects of Rapidfire for your Bowgun.

Tetranadon S Series

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Tetranadon Helm S 40
Speed Eating
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Tetranadon Mail S 40
Arms Arms Tetranadon Braces S 40
Heroics
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Tetranadon Coil S 40
Heroics
Lv. 2
Legs Legs Tetranadon Greaves S 40
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
200 Normal/Rapid Up Lv. 3
Heroics Lv. 3
Speed Eating Lv. 1
Hunger Resistance Lv. 1
Special Ammo Boost Lv. 1
noteBuild Note A great starter HR build for gunners. With level 3 Normal/Rapid Up in their skills coupled by Heroics and Ammo Boost. You can try to set your HP low enough to trigger Heroics to amp up your damage despite it being a risky play but for ranged users, this is a risk that can be taken with less danger..

Other Non-Series Candidates

Best Helm

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Khezu Helm S 38
Focus
Lv. 1
Recovery Up
Lv. 1

Best Torso Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Torso Torso Chainmail Vest S 32
Flinch Free
Lv. 2
Torso Torso Hunter's Mail S 32
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Handicraft
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Kulu-Ya-Ku Mail S 38
Horn Maestro
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 2

Best Wrist Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Arms Arms Kamura Braces S 30
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Heroics
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Leather Gloves S 30
Geologist
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Hunter's Vambraces S 32
Quick Sheath
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Alloy Vambraces S 32
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Water Attack
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Kulu-Ya-Ku Braces S 38
Slugger
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Lagombi Vambraces S 36
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Ice Attack
Lv. 1

Best Waist Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Waist Waist Bone Coil S 32
Focus
Lv. 1
Waist Waist Baggi Coil S 36
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Lagombi Coil S 36
Constitution
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Khezu Coil S 38
Focus
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 1

Best Legs Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Legs Legs Khezu Greaves S 38
Focus
Lv. 1
Slugger
Lv. 1

It's ok to make builds for 4★ Armor Pieces

Despite having low defenses, these armor pieces have great skills and is still entirely usable in the higher ranks. If you feel like crafting these armor pieces are a waste then don't be!

Upgrade Armor Pieces Using Armor Spheres

If the defense stat these armor provides isn't enough, you can upgrade them on the smithy using Armor Spheres. You can get armor spheres easily by doing sub-quests so don't hesitate to upgrade your armor!

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Builds for High Rank ★5

Best Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Barroth Helm S 50
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Barroth Mail S 50
Attack Boost
Lv. 1
Arms Arms Barroth Vambraces S 50
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Legs Ingot Greaves S 40
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
222 Attack Boost Lv. 6
Defense Boost Lv. 3
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Weakness Exploit Lv. 2
Offensive Guard Lv. 1
Affinity Sliding Lv. 1
Best Decorations to Use
Wirebug Jewel 2 Grinder Jewel 1 Medicine Jewel 2
Defense Jewel 1 Hungerless Jewel 1

★5 Build Explanation

A general raw build with high attack and some affinity stat. With this build, you get 40% affinity which is a decent amount during this rank. The build is further strengthened when equipped by weapon types with guard capabilities to trigger Offensive Guard which gives a flat 5% bonus attack and together with Attack Boost 6, you get a whoopping 13% attack bonus.

Builds for High Rank ★6

Best Weapons

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All the Nargacuga weapons have a decent amount of base damage and it also doesn't possess any element which makes it a good raw weapon. All Nargacuga weapons also have a high affinity stat hovering around 30% to 40% affinity.

All Nargacuga Weapons

Best Armor

Piece Armor Base Defense Skills
Head Head Zinogre Helm S 62
Latent Power
Lv. 1
Torso Torso Remobra Suit S 52
Arms Arms Rathalos Braces S 62
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Waist Waist Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S 32
Legs Legs Ingot Greaves S 40
Attack Boost
Lv. 2
Critical Eye
Lv. 2
Total Skills and Stats
Defense Skills
278 Weakness Exploit 3
Attack Boost 4
Critical Eye 2
Critical Boost 1
Latent Power 1
Best Decorations to Use
Wirebug Jewel 2 Grinder Jewel 1 Medicine Jewel 2
Defense Jewel 1 Hungerless Jewel 1 Recovery Jewel 1
Evasion Jewel 2 Brace Jewel 1

★6 Build Explanation

With this build together with Nargacuga weapons, you can easily reach 80-90 affinity (90-100 if Latent Power procs) when hitting enemy weakspots. A standard 6 Star Hub build to get you to 7 stars and the game's post-game content.

Builds for High Rank ★7

Build According to your Weapon

7★ is the current end game of Monster Hunter Rise. At this stage of the game, you'll want to build specific builds for your character depending on your weapons. Refer to our best build pages for each weapon for reference on how to build your chosen main weapon!

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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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