This is a guide to weapon sharpness in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Find out about how sharpness works, sharpness level damage modifiers, all the skills related to sharpness, and ways to sharpen your weapon.
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Sharpness in Monster Hunter Rise is a gauge on the top left that represents your weapon's
strength. It affects whether your attacks get deflected as well as how much damage your weapon does. The lower the sharpness of your level, the more likely it is your weapon gets deflected and the lower your damage is.
|Melee Weapon||Ranged Weapon|
Ranged weapons, meaning the Light Bowgun, Heavy Bowgun, and Bow, all do not have sharpness gauges. Alternatively, all melee weapons, even those that deal blunt damage (Hammer and Hunting Horn), need to be sharpened.
|Sharpness Level||Damage Multiplier|
As you can see, red sharpness halves your damage, so keep your weapon nice and sharp to keep the damage up! In previous games, sharpness levels can go up to purple (even sky blue in a couple of games), but there is no weapon in the game with purple sharpness for now.
|Handicraft||Increases your weapon's sharpness gauge, so it's useful if you want to reach higher sharpness levels!|
|Mind's Eye||Can reduce the chance or completely prevent your attacks getting deflected. It also increases your damage against targets that have hard skin!|
|Razor Sharp||Has a small chance to prevent your weapon from losing sharpness.|
|Master's Touch||Has a chance to prevent your weapon from losing sharpness when you do critical damage (yellow numbers). Goes great with high Affinity builds!|
|Speed Sharpening||Removes sharpening cycles while sharpening with a whetstone, which has a total of 4 cycles.|
|Protective Polish||Prevents your weapon from losing sharpness right after sharpening for a certain amount of time. So if you want to keep your sharpness at white for as long as possible even while going ham, this might be useful for you.|
|Bludgeoner||This skill makes you want to have low sharpness, as it increases your attack when your sharpness gauge is yellow or green (depending the skill level) and lower.|
|Like the Bludgeoner skill, it increases your attack when your sharpness is green or lower. But unlike the Bludgeoner skill, it will increase your attack by 20%. However, it will only activate 10% of the time.|
Three items in the game can sharpen your weapon. The Whetstone is provided right from the start and doesn't run out, but it takes the most amount of cycles.
Meanwhile, you will have to fish for Whetfish and Great Whetfish. Also, the amount you can carry per hunt is limited to 5 and 3, respectively. But they are useful for when you need to quickly sharpen on the battlefield!
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