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Hunting Horn Guide - Moves & Control Changes

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The Hunting Horn - Moves & Control Changes in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) is a guide including its moves & combos, changes in controls, gameplay trailer and songs in MH Rise!!

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Controls Of The Hunting Horn

XLeft Swing
ARight Swing
X+ABackwards Strike
X after performance
Forward Smash
A after performance
LX+AOverhead Smash
A after Forward SmashKick Up The Horn
X+A after Forward Smash or PerformanceSpinning Attack
X after CrushSpinning Attack With Handle
ZRXMagnificent Trio
When the gauge is full:
Infernal Melody
ZL+XSlide Beat

Stats Buff Melodies

xX buttonDefense Up
aA buttonAttack Up
XAX + A buttonHealth Recovery (S)

Playing melodies with the Hunting Horn has changed quite a bit from past games in the Monster Hunter series. In Monster Hunter Rise, you can collect the note by simply pressing the designated button and lining up 2 of the same notes wherein the self improvement melody would play automatically. For example, if you want to activate Attack Up, you just need to attack by pressing the A button twice.


Follow Up Moves
X:Left Swing
X+A:Spinning Attack

A self improvement performance that increases speed and prevents enemies from evading your attacks. A great feature of this move is that it's easy to use with quick gauge recovery. You are able to evade as soon as the Performance move is activated, making this one of the Hunting Horn's marked features for MH Rise.

Magnificent Trio

mhr-hunting horn
Follow Up Moves
L + X + A: Overhead Smash
L + A: Crush
L + X: Forward Smash

After lining up 3 different notes, use Magnificent Trio to activate all melody effects. Very useful when activated with other moves in combos. If you can't seem to activate this move, you may have taken too much time in between pressing buttons. In this case, try to press buttons simultaneously.

Infernal Melody

mhr-hunting horn
ZR after Magnificent Trio or Slide Beat
Follow Up Moves
L + X + A: Overhead Smash
L + A: Crush
L + X: Forward Smash

A melody that significantly increases all players' attack. 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. Note that since the gauge does not fill up while this move is in effect, it is impossible to use in succession.

1.3x Increase From Infernal Melody

※ The following info is based on the demo!!

NormalMelodyInfernal Melody
Left Swing424654
Overhead Smash515666

After in-game tests, the increase in attack goes up to 1.3x and lasts for 20 seconds. Although a significant buff, it quickly becomes ineffective so it's important to make as many attacks as possible in this short time frame.

New Silkbind Moves Of The Hunting Horn

Slide Beat

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 boost. You'll be invulnerable to knockback effects while moving forward.


CommandZL+ A
Gauge Consumption2 gauge
Gauge Recovery Time17.5 seconds per gauge

Flings forth a blade, connects it to your weapon with Ironsilk, and transmits booming sonic attacks. By attaching the string to an enemy's weak part such as its head, you can deal heavy damage.

Recommended Combos Of The Hunting Horn

Attack Up & Self-Improvement Combo

L+AZR→ 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 using other notes or evade actions. Once you've stunned the enemy, you can follow up with other higher DPS combos.

Opening Attack & Buff

While Midair XAAZR

When you press X or A while the weapon is drawn, the Hunting Horn immediately moves to attack. Taking advantage of this, you may make a Left Swing midair and follow up with one or two Right Swings on the ground and end with Perform to buff yourself. A very useful combo to prepare yourself for a battle as soon as it begins.

Combo To Collect 3 Different Notes

L + AXA + X

Use this highly damaging combo to collect 3 different notes. If the enemy is knocked down, follow up with Magnificent Trio or Earthshaker to deal devastating damage.

High Power Combo


A combo that activates Magnificent Trio, Infernal Melody, and Earthshaker simultaneously. In the event that you don't have 3 notes to perform Magnificent Trio, you can work up to it and use the next moves first. If you don't have Spirit Gauge to use Infernal Melody, you can exchange this move with something else as well. In any case, utilizing Earthshaker with any combination of moves available to you maximizes this powerful combo.

Utilize On Stunned Enemy

This is a combo that is especially useful toward a stunned enemy. Note that you'll need to collect 3 different notes and must have a fully filled gauge to use this combo.

Changes From Past Monster Hunter

1Does Not Have Complex Note Combinations
2Automatic Self-Improvement
3Evades When Performing
4Change In Sheathing Motion
5New 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 the same note combination and effects.

Gain Self-Improvement Automatically

In Monster Hunter Rise, self-improvement buffs are automatically rewarded by simply playing the same notes twice.

Use Magnificent Trio To Gain All Buffs

Collect 3 different notes and use Magnificent Trio to gain all Self-improvement buffs at once. This way, you won't have to play each note one by one to gain all stats boosts.

Evades When Performing

You are able to evade at the beginning of a Performance. The Performance action has an 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 a sheathing attack simply by pressing X button once. In order to perform it, you'll need to press another 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 a new move called Infernal Melody. Infernal Melody significantly increases the attack of all players for 20 seconds.

Strengths & Weaknesses Of The Hunting Horn

Strengths Of The Hunting Horn

・Buff oneself and other party members
・Useful evasion and performance moves
・Magnificent Trio and Infernal Melody
・Strong Silkbind Attacks
・Can stun enemies easily

One of the Hunting Horn's highlights is the ability to buff not only just oneself but also all members of its party. In addition to that, MH Rise has given this weapon powerful moves to utilize such as Performance, Magnificent Trio, and Infernal Melody. For these reasons, it is an excellent weapon with both offense and defense.

Demo Evaluation

Through tests on the demo, the Hunting Horn has garnered an evaluation as a powerful weapon with no noticeable weaknesses in comparison to all the other weapons available in the game. Not only is it a high performer in both offense and defense, it also boasts of high mobility and evasion. Very useful both in solo and multiplayer games.

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Weaknesses Of The Hunting Horn

・Need to regularly use performance abilities
・Leaves openings when performing its strongest moves

Although relatively easy to operate, you would still need to take caution when fighting foes and regularly buff yourself prior to attacks. Aside from this, although moves like Magnificent Trio and Infernal Melody are powerful, they need time to activate making you vulnerable to attacks during this period. Considering these factors, this is not a weapon that can be fully utilized with just normal attacks.

Tips On How To Use Hunting Horn

Tips & Characteristics Of The Hunting Horn

1Boosts Hunter's Stats
2Increases Moving Speed With Self-Improvement
3Use Attack Up Buff Constantly
4Use Infernal Melody Effectively
5Can Stun Enemies

Boosts Hunter's Stats

You can raise the stats of yourself and other hunters by performing melodies. Play a melody constantly to maintain stat buffs.

Increases Moving Speed With Self-Improvement

By performing Slide Beat, you can improve your stats and increase your speed while the weapon is unsheathed. This compensates for the Hunting Horn's relative slowness on certain occasions.

Use Attack Up Buff Constantly

Attack Up buff is an essential melody to use to increase your DPS. Use it constantly during 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 enemies to fully utilize this effect.

Can Stun Enemies

Landing your attacks on an enemy's head can cause them to get stunned. While the enemy is stunned, you can follow up by raising your attack with Infernal Melody and deal heavy damage with Earthshaker.

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