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This is a comprehensive guide on the Throwing Kunai in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn how much damage the throwing kunai has and its multiple uses!

Throwing Kunai - Basic Information

Name Throwing Kunai ImageThrowing Kunai
Name (JP) 投げクナイ
Description A standard throwing kunai. Flies straight and true. Allows for precise aiming.
Rarity 4 Type Other Items
Sell Price 0 Hold Limit

Where to Get the Throwing Kunai

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Location Summary
Provided in your inventory.

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The Throwing Kunai is an indispensable tool that can be used effortlessly and continuously. Much like the BBQ Spit and the Whetstone, the Throwing Kunai will forever remain in your item pouch. It fits into a specific item slot so that it doesn't take up precious inventory space!

Rampage Quest Kunai

A temporary Kunai can be collected and used during rampage quests called Exploding Kunai. Exploding Kunai explode like Barrel Bombs on contact with any surface.

How to Use the Throwing Kunai

Set in a Shortcut!

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You can set a Throwing Kunai in your shortcuts which you can access by pressing the L button! By default, Shortcut 1 should have the Throwing Kunai already set.

Cycle Through Consumables

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Cycling through your consumables should eventually lead you to your Throwing Kunai! You can then press the ZR Button to aim then press the A Button to throw.

When to Use the Throwing Kunai

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The Throwing Kunai has many uses as it is a versatile tool that can find purpose in many situations. It deals a small amount of damage, often only in the single digits, but what it lacks in damage it makes up for in usability.

Triggering Bombs From a Distance

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A Throwing Kunai can be a good ranged trigger for Large Barrel Bombs and Mega Barrel Bombs since triggering these bombs in a short-range can knock you off your feet and deal damage.

Attacking Endemic Life

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Using the Throwing Kunai to attack Endemic Life, specifically the Scale Lizard, Rock Lizard, and Boulder Lizard makes them drop more materials compared to the regular interaction.

Getting the Attention of Monsters

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If a Monster has not spotted you yet, you can get its attention by using a Throwing Kunai. This tactic is ideal if you set up a Pitfall Trap or Shock Trap in the path of the monster or if you placed Trapbugs on the ground to make it flinch.

While Riding Palamutes

You can use your Throwing Kunai while riding your Palamute to deal quick damage as the Large Monster you are fighting runs away!

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