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Greatsword Guide - Combos & New Moves

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A guide on Greatsword in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Includes changes in great sword moves (Silkbind Attacks), gameplay trailer, and recommended combos (moveset) in MH Rise!

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Controls Of Greatsword

XOverhead Slash
Hold XCharge
AWide Sweep
X+ARising Slash
A while chargingTackle
ZR in midairPlunging Thrust
ZL+XHunting Edge
ZL+APower Sheathe

Overhead Slash


Bear the sword on your shoulder and swing it down. The speed of this attack is faster when the weapon is sheathed.

Follow-Up Moves

After The Overhead SlashFollowup Action
L+XPower Charged Slash
True Charged Slash
Charged Slash Combo

The Overhead Slash can follow up with Charged Slash. Main use of the Overhead Slash is to follow up with Power Charged Slash and True Charged Slash.

Charged Slash

CommandHold X

By holding down X button to charge and release to perform the Charged Slash. You can charge up to 3 levels and more you charge, the more damage you deal to the enemy.

Follow-Up Moves

While ChargingAction
Tackle Combo
After Charged SlashAction
L+XPower Charged Slash
True Charged Slash
Charged Slash Combo

While charging, press A button to cancel the charge and tackle opponent. After you've cancelled this Charged Slash, the next Charged Slash will become True Charged Slash.

Wide Sweep


Swings your sword horizontally. You can chain combo by performing Wide Sweep after Power Charged Slash or Tackle.

Follow-Up Moves

After Wide SweepAction
AATackle → Leaping Wide Sweep

Performing Wide Sweep after Tackle allows you to leap forward.

Rising Slash

CommandX + A

Swings your sword upword. You might not use this move frequently since this move can't be follow up with other effective moves.


CommandA while charging

You can use Tackle while charging to cancel the Charged Slash. By cancelling the Charged Slash, your next Charged Slash will become True Charged Slash instantly.

Follow-Up Moves

After TackleAction
L+XPower Charged Slash
True Charged Slash
Tackle Combo
XLeaping Wide Sweep

After using Tackle, you can follow up with Charged Slash or Leaping Wide Sweep. Leaping Wide Sweep allows you to get closer to the enemy while attacking.

Plunging Thrust

CommandZR in midair

A plunging attack which pierce through the enemy below you. The falling speed of Plunging Thrust is faster than normal aerial attack which allows you to attack enemy underneath you quickly.

Recommended Combos Of Greatsword

Sheathe & Unsheathe Repeatedly

Hold XZL+A → Repeat

A quick combo of sheathing Overhead Slash and unsheathing with Power Sheathe. Even though this combo might be simple, you can deal damage safely.

Basic Charged Slash Combo

Hold XL+ Hold XL+ HoldX

Charged Slash can be performed up to 3 times consecutively. If a True Charged Slash hits against a weak point, the damage of the second attack increases.

Tackle & True Charged Slash Combo

XL+ Hold XA while charging → L+ HoldX

Perform an Overhead Slash or Charged Slash. Then, cancel the 2nd charge by tackling to unleash True Charged Slash quickly.

Wide Sweep & True Charged Slash Combo

XL+ Hold XAL+ HoldX

The effect of charging continues while using Wide Sweep by using it right after the Charged Slash. You can follow up to True Charged Slash after Wide Sweep. Use this combo towards stunned or trapped enemy.

True Charged Slash & Power Sheathe Combo

L+ Hold XZL+A

Simple combo which uses Power Sheathe after performing True Charged Slash. This allows you to keep a distance from the enemy after using True Charged Slash while increasing the attack for your next move.

New Silkbind Attacks Of Greatsword

Hunting Edge

hunting Edge
[ZL] + [X] when the weapon is unsheathed

A forward leaping attack. After landing a hit, press [X] or [ZR] to follow up with Plunging Thrust or Charged Slash for an additional damage. You can change the direction of which way you are facing with this move as well.

Power Sheathe

power sheathe
[ZL] + [A] when the weapon is unsheathed

Power Sheathe increases the your attack power for short period of time as you sheathe the weapon. You can also keep a distance from enemy by using this move.

Tips On How To Use Greatsword

Characteristics Of The Great Sword

1Powerful Charged Slash
2Hit & Run Strategy
3Can Guard Enemy's Attack
4Low Mobility

Devastating Attack Of Charged Slash

The Charged Slash of Great Sword is one of the most powerful attack in the game. Look for enemy's opening and deal devastating damage with this move.

Hit & Run Strategy Is Effective

You can deal heavy damage by simply repeating sheathing attack and unsheathing the weapon. In case of emergency, you can guard enemy's attack as well.

Low Mobility

In exchange for its high attack, the movement speed when the weapon is unsheathed is extremely slow. Since you'll be sheathing your weapon frequently, a skill called Quick Sheath which increases the sheathing speed was frequently used in the previous Monster Hunter World.

Use Wirebug For Faster Movement

In Monster Hunter Rise, you can compensate this slow movement by using Wirebug. A new move Hunting Edge and Power Sheathe both allows Great Sword user to move quickly so use it effectively to dodge enemy's attack.

Learn More On Wirebug From Here

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