A guide on how to use Hunting Horn in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Includes changes in Hunting Horn moves (Silkbind attacks), gameplay trailer, and recommended combos in MH Rise!
Table Of Contents
Controls Of Hunting Horn
|after Forward Smash||Kick Up The Horn|
|+ after Forward Smash or Performance||Spinning Attack|
|after Crush||Spinning Attack With Handle|
|When the gauge is full:|
Stats Buff Melodies
|X button||Defense Up|
|A button||Attack Up|
|X + A button||Health Recovery (S)|
How to play melodies with Hunting Horn changed quite a bit from past Monster Hunter series. In Monster Hunter Rise, you can collect the note by simply pressing designated button and by lining up 2 same notes, the self improvement melody plays automatically. For example, if you want to activate Attack Up, you just need to attack with A button twice.
After lining up 3 different notes, use Magnificent Trio to activate all melody effects.
|after Magnificent Trio or Slide Beat|
|Follow Up Moves|
|L + X + A: Overhead Smash|
L + A: Crush
L + X: Forward Smash
This move can be triggered only after Magnificent Trio or Slide Beat. Fill the gauge next to the sharpness gauge by landing attacks and you can activate a special melody. This melody increases all player's attack significantly for 20 seconds.
New Silkbind Moves Of Hunting Horn
|Follow Up Moves|
|LR: Infernal Melody|
A: Right Swing
X: Spinning Attack With Handle
X + A: Overhead Smash
Uses a Wirebug to propel you forward into a spinning attack. The final performance grants a status boosts. You'll be invulnerable to knockback effects while moving forward.
|[ZL] + [A]|
Flings forth a blade, connects it to your weapon with Ironsilk, and transmits booming sonic attacks. By attaching the string to enemy's weakness such as head, you can deal heavy damage.
Recommended Combos Of Hunting Horn
Attack Up & Self-Improvement Combo
|+→→ Attack or Evade|
This combo collects A notes while performing to boost your attack. You can deal damage, maintain status buff, and fill the gauge simultaneously. Link this combo with moves with other notes or evade actions. Once you've stunned the enemy, you can follow up with other higher DPS combos.
Combo To Collect 3 Different Notes
|+ → → +|
Use this high damaging combo to collect 3 different notes. If the enemy is knocked down, follow up with Magnificent Trio or Earthshaker to deal devastating damage.
Combo To Use Toward Stunned Enemy
A combo of Magnificent Trio → Infernal Melody → Earthshaker. Use this toward the stunned enemy. Note that you'll need to collect 3 different notes and have fully filled gauge to use this combo.
Changes From Past Monster Hunter
|1||Does Not Have Complex Note Combinations|
|3||Evades When Performing|
|4||Change In Sheathing Motion|
|5||New Move "Infernal Melody"|
No More Complex Note Combinations
In previous Monster Hunter series, each hunting horn has different effects and note combinations. In Monster Hunter Rise, all Hunting Horns have same note combination and effects.
Gain Self-Improvement Automatically
In Monster Hunter Rise, you can get self-improvement buff automatically by simply playing same notes twice.
Use Magnificent Trio To Gain All Buffs
Collect 3 different notes and use Magnificent Trio to gain all Self-improvement buff at once. In this way, you don't have to play each note to gain all stats boosts.
Evades When Performing
Evading action is added at the beginning of performance. Performance action has attacking motion as well so you can dodge and attack at the same time.
Change In Sheathing Motion
In Monster Hunter Rise, you can't use sheathing attack by pressing X button once. In order to perform it, you'll need to press other button right after you've draw your weapon.
New Move "Infernal Melody"
By fully charging the gauge next to the sharpness gauge by landing attacks, you can trigger new move called Infernal Melody. Infernal Melody increases all player's attack significantly for 20 seconds.
Tips On How To Use Hunting Horn
Tips & Characteristics Of The Hunting Horn
|1||Boosts Hunter's Stats|
|2||Increases Moving Speed With Self-Improvement|
|3||Use Attack Up Buff Constantly|
|4||Use Infernal Melody Effectively|
|5||Can Stun Enemies|
Boosts Hunter's Stats
You can raise you and other hunter's stats by performing melody. Play this melody constantly to maintain stats buff.
Increases Moving Speed With Self-Improvement
By performing Slide Beat, you can improve yourself and increase your movement speed when the weapon is unsheathed. This compensates slow movement speed of Hunting Horn user.
Use Attack Up Buff Constantly
Use Attack Up Buff Constantly
Attack Up buff is an essential melody to use to increase your DPS. Use it constantly during the combat. For other melodies, use Magnificent Trio to trigger them all at once.
Use Infernal Melody Effectively
The attack boost of Infernal Melody only lasts for 20 seconds. Use it right before rushing enemy to fully utilize this effect.
Can Stun Enemies
Landing your attacks on enemies' head can cause them to stun. While the enemy is stunned, you can follow up by raising your attack with Infernal Melody and deal heavy damage with Earthshaker.