Powder Mantle Skill Effects | Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

This is a guide to the Powder Mantle Skill in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise): Sunbreak. Learn what the Powder Mantle Skill does at each level, which Armor and Decorations have this skill, and our builds that use Powder Mantle.

Powder Mantle Skill Effects

Skill Effect
Continuously attacking a large monster will cause powder to form around you. The color and effects of the powder will change over time.
Level Effect by Level
1 Get sent flying when wreathed in red, and you'll receive explosive damage. Attack when in blue for an explosive finish.
2 Reduced required hit count.
3 Further reduces required hit count.

Powder Activation Varies per Weapon

The Powder Mantle skill will activate after dealing a number of hits from your weapon (not counting a Buddy's or other non-weapon-related sources). Hits from Kinsects, Wyrmstake Cannon, and phials count. The number of hits required before activation will depend on the type of weapon equipped and skill level (weapon tree and rarity are not counted).

The table below details our tests with each Master Rank Kamura weapon in the Training Area and can serve as an approximation of the number of hits needed before a powder effect appears around the hunter.

Weapon No. of Hits (Lvl. 1) No. of Hits (Lvl. 2) No. of Hits (Lvl. 3)
Great Sword 13 10 7
Long Sword 26 20 14
Sword & Shield 34 26 17
Dual Blades 78 56 38
Lance 27 20 14
Gunlance 30 23 16
Hammer 27 20 14
Hunting Horn 31 22 16
Switch Axe 31 22 16
Charge Blade 52 38 26
Insect Glaive 33 24 17
Light Bowgun 300 225 150
Heavy Bowgun 100 75 51
Bow 150 112 75

Powder Changes Color Over Time

Once a red powder effect appears around you, its color will alternate between blue and red every 10 seconds regardless of whether you are attacking or not.

When the powder is red, you will lose your powder effect when you are sent flying and take explosive damage as a result (in a similar fashion to Hellfireblight).

When the powder is blue, the next hit with your weapon will cause explosive damage. Take note that this is not considered as Blast damage and will not be affected by Blast Attack. You will not lose your powder effect if you are sent flying while the color is blue.

Blue Powder Explosion Scales with Attack

The damage done by the powder's blue explosion scales with attack power.

To increase the overall damage dealt with the explosion, consider pairing Powder Mantle with other damage-boosting skills like Attack Boost, Agitator, Peak Performance, Foray, Resentment or Resuscitate.

Equipment with Powder Mantle Skill


Master Rank

Armor Base Defense Skills
Waist IconRisen Kaiser Coil 124
Ballistics Lv. 2
Powder Mantle Lv. 1
Head IconRisen Kaiser Horns 124
Critical Eye Lv. 2
Powder Mantle Lv. 1
Torso IconRisen Kaiser Mail 124
Critical Eye Lv. 3
Powder Mantle Lv. 1

Builds with Powder Mantle

Master Rank Builds

Available Builds
Dual Blades Image Meta Elemental DPS Build
Hunting Horn Image Rooksearer Dereliction Raw
Gunlance Image TU3 Normal Shelling Crit Build
Gunlance Image TU3 Long Shelling Crit Build
Insect Glaive Image Asterism Bloodlust Raw
Heavy Bowgun Image TU3 Raw Pierce Build
Long Sword Image Max DPS Lucent Narga Long Sword
Sword and Shield Image TU3 Elemental Sword and Shield Builds
Hunting Horn Image TU3 Poison Buildup Boost Build
Gunlance Image TU3 Sneak Attack Powder Mantle Build
Charge Blade Image Powder Mantle Elemental AED Build
Insect Glaive Image TU3 Poison Glaive Build
Light Bowgun Image TU3 Endgame Spread Build
Great Sword Image Blast Buildup Greatsword Build
Hammer Image TU3 Powder Mantle Blast Build
Lance Image Aggressive Powder Mantle Build
Lance Image Defensive Powder Mantle Build
Switch Axe Image TU3 Chaotic Gore Magala Switch Axe Build
Gunlance Image TU3 Wide Shelling Poison Build

Builds and Best Armor for Each Weapon

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Critical Draw Critical Element Critical Eye
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Diversion Divine Blessing Dragon Attack
Dragon Resistance Dragonheart Earplugs
Element Exploit Embolden Evade Extender
Evade Window Fire Attack Fire Resistance
Flinch Free Focus Foray
Fortify Free Meal Furious
Geologist Good Luck Grinder (S)
Guard Guard Up Guts
Handicraft Hellfire Cloak Heroics
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Ice Resistance Intrepid Heart Item Prolonger
Jump Master Kushala Blessing Latent Power
Leap of Faith Load Shells Mail of Hellfire
Marathon Runner Master Mounter Master's Touch
Maximum Might Mind's Eye Muck Resistance
Mushroomancer Normal/Rapid Up Offensive Guard
Paralysis Attack Paralysis Resistance Partbreaker
Peak Performance Pierce Up Poison Attack
Poison Resistance Powder Mantle Power Prolonger
Protective Polish Punishing Draw Quick Breath
Quick Sheathe Rapid Fire Up Rapid Morph
Razor Sharp Recoil Down Recovery Speed
Recovery Up Redirection Reload Speed
Resentment Resuscitate Sleep Attack
Sleep Resistance Slugger Sneak Attack
Spare Shot Special Ammo Boost Speed Eating
Speed Sharpening Spiribird's Call Spread Up
Stamina Surge Stamina Thief Status Trigger
Steadiness Stormsoul Strife
Stun Resistance Teostra Blessing Thunder Alignment
Thunder Attack Thunder Resistance Tremor Resistance
Tune-Up Wall Runner Wall-Runner (Boost)
Water Attack Water Resistance Weakness Exploit
Wide-Range Wind Alignment Wind Mantle
Windproof Wirebug Whisperer

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