Read this Wyvern Riding Guide for Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Includes info on how to ride monsters, wyvern riding controls, time limit, wirebug gauge, evade, parry, & more.Check Out The Jan 7th Digital Event Summary Here
What Is Wyvern Riding?
A Way To Mount Monsters
Wyvern Riding is a new form of action players can take in Monster Hunter Rise. It involves mounting a monster and using it to move around! It's also possible to even attack monsters while mounted like this.
Time Limit On Riding
Wyvern Riding has a time limit to it - when you deal damage to enemies while mounted you'll see your timer increase. Conversely, taking damage will lower your remaining time.
Charge Your Gauge To Unleash A Powerful Attack
It's possible to fill up your Wyvern Riding Gauge by evading enemy attacks at the right time. Filling up your gauge will let you unleash a powerful attack called a "Mounted Punisher", dealing significant damage to the enemy.
How To Ride Monsters
Put Enemies In A Mountable State
By approaching an enemy that has been put in a susceptible condition known as the "Mountable State", the Ride Wyvern button will appear.
How To Make Enemies Susceptible
- 1. Deal damage using the Wirebug
- 2. Target a downed monster after the turf war
- 3. Use Puppet Spider (Endemic Life)
- 4. Launch another monster
1. Deal Damage Using The Wirebug
You can make a monster susceptible by dealing damage with aerial attacks and Silkbind moves. If you want to make it susceptible quickly, unleash a Silkbind attacks.All Silkbind Attacks List
2. Aim After The Turf War
After 2 monsters are battling against each other, the defeated monster become susceptible. Use Endemic Life called Stinkmink to attract 2 monsters.
3. Use Puppet Spider
By using an Endemic Life called Puppet Spider, you can make the monster susceptible at once. Use it against the monster you have hard time hitting your Silkbind attacks.
4. Launch Another Monster
Once you ride the monster, you can launch the monster you are riding to another monster to make it susceptible. By using this, you can chain the Wyvern Riding.
Be Aware Of Cooldown Time
You can't make the monster susceptible right after you've finished Wyvern Riding. You'll need to wait a bit to finish the cooldown time to use another Wyvern Riding on the same monster.
How To Attack / Move While Wyvern Riding
Controls Of Wyvern Riding
|after certain move||Emergency Evading|
|before getting hit||Shrugging off Attacks|
|while downed||Down Evade|
|+ when gauge is full||Mounted Punisher|
Move - Left Control Stick + (R)
Wyvern Riding allows you to freely move around while mounted by using the left control stick while holding down R. It's also possible to attack and evade.
Light Attack - (X)
A swift basic attack. Pressing the X button repeatedly will let you launch a series of attacks.
Strong Attack - (A)
A slower, lumbering attack with a wide animation but proportionally higher damage. You can also chain this by pressing the button repeatedly.
Evade / Emergency Evade / Parry - (B)
It's possible to regularly evade attacks, or perform an Emergency Evade. Also, dodging at just the right moment will provide you with a bonus to your Wyvern Riding gauge. It's also possible to "parry" enemy attacks if you time your dodge well, temporarily flinching/stunning them.
Note that Emergency Evades will use up one Wirebug gauge.
Launch Monster - (Y)
Running a monster you're currently riding into a wall by pressing Y will end your riding experience. It's also possible to destroy walls or down monsters if you aim a sufficiently large creature into them!
You can also chain launches by pressing the B button right when your monster collides with a wall. This will allow you to stay on the monster and keep dealing damage to it. However, it will cost you a wire gauge each time!
Mounted Punisher - (X + A)
Once your Wyvern Riding gauge is filled up to the max, you can unleash a Mounted Punisher attack. This attack has a time limit however, so after some time passes, you'll be dismounted.
It's also possible to down the monster by pressing X and A while your gauge is full.
Different Monsters Have Different Attack Patterns
Some monsters will have different combinations of attack patterns with the L button. It'll be worth your while to try mounting a wide variety of monsters and see what they have to offer!Check Out A List Of New Monsters Here
Wyvern Riding Tips
Damage Decrease When Wyvern Riding
While you are using Wyvern Riding, the damages dealt by other hunters decrease. If you are playing multi-player mode, leaving the monster in Wyvern Riding status for long time reduces the chance of other hunters attacking.
Utilize Susceptible Status
The susceptible status of the monster lasts for about 15 seconds. Since the monster in this status cannot move, use this time to sharpen your weapon, heal, or attack before using Wyvern Riding.
Increase Wirebug Gauge
You'll be consuming Wirebug Gauge to perform Emergency Evade while riding the monster. Make sure you pick up the wirebug on the field to increase your max gauge to 3.
Use Mounted Punisher At The End
The Mounted Punisher forces you to end your Wyvern Riding. Use it right before the gauge runs out to fully utilize Wyvern Riding time.