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Some weapons are better when used for solo or offline hunts in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Learn more about the best weapons for solo hunters and tips for playing solo!
Encourages countering attacks
Very high DPS
The Long Sword is both at the top of our tier list and a recommendation for our best weapons for beginners for a reason. The Long Sword is great for most hunts and is especially powerful when solo since countering should be easier when you can predict monster movements more easily.
Can score stuns and tail cuts
Able to use items with weapon drawn
Knock out monsters while slicing them up with the Sword and Shield. With this weapon, you can fill in several roles yourself, whether it's by bashing heads to stun or cutting tails for extra carves.
The ability to use items without having to sheathe is also useful when solo. Whether it's for emergency healing, quickly setting a trap, or throwing Flash Bombs, there's so much you can do to make hunting easier for yourself with this ability.
High damage output
Maintains critical distance more easily
Highly mobile ranged option
Ranged weapons in Rise have great damage potential, and they're generally safe to use solo if you know what a monster is going to do. The Light Bowgun has great mobility and relies less on stamina management while also dishing out impressive numbers when hunting.
Not having to guess a monster's target is also good for maintaining critical distance, making sure that aiming for weakspots is easier and hits for optimal damage.
Monster Hunter Rise has several other weapons to choose from, all of which can be used to solo the game. Our picks above highlight weapons that get better when playing solo or offline, but mostly assume you can already read a monster.
If you're still learning the ropes, check out our guide for beginner weapons that can be picked up easily.
Hunting solo or offline can be an easier way to play since the monster will only be after you most of the time. Keep this predicatability in mind and read their moves, so you'll know when to unleash your strongest attacks or counters on them.
Since you don't have other hunters to fall back on, you'll need to make sure you're ready to take on monsters on your own. Follow basics tips like keeping yourself well stocked with items and eating before hunts so that they will go smoothly.
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