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Best Weapon Tier List for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. Learn the popularity of the best ranked weapon types for beginners, solo & multiplayer, affinity & more in MHR Sunbreak!

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Tier List Criteria & Notes

S・Easily able to deliver stable and powerful hits
・Although initially difficult to wield, it can prove to be a strong weapon with practice
A・Provides a good balance of delivering powerful hits and ease of handling
・Neither dependent on the kind of quest nor the monster type for its success
B・May be difficult for beginners to deliver powerful hits
・Doesn't necessarily lose to other weapons with regard to its actual capability to deal high damage

No Weapon Type Is Truly "Best"

As for that, in Monster Hunter there is no single weapon that can truly be said to be the "best". If you manage to gain enough proficiency with it, any weapon you use will be highly effective. Focus on mastering a specific weapon to get the most results out of it.

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Light Bowgun

mhr-lightbowgun
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Excellent Firepower With Elemental Ammo

1Easy firepower with Piercing Ammo
2Easy to evade attacks using Wyvern Counter
3Can fight from a distance and has a lot of mobility

Light Bowgun can complete quests at high speed due to its firepower when rapid firing piercing ammo. Also powerful with its Critical Firepower and elemental ammo. Wyvern Counter makes it possible to complete quests with a sense of stability.

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Bow

Bow
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Unique Combination of Offensive & Defensive Abilities

1Impressive firepower when keep attacking weak points
2If mastered, the Dodgebolt is extremely powerful
3Switch Skill Swap can be used to restore stamina while maintaining charge

As in Rise, Dodgebolt is a powerful move that deals damage while avoiding enemy attacks. Furthermore, Switch Skill Swap during a charge enables stamina recovery while maintaining the charge. Bow is very difficult to master, but the potential is tremendous.

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Heavy Bowgun

mhr-heavybowgun
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Powerful Ranged Attacks

1Can deal massive damage using Spread Ammo.
2High survivability due to strong guard performance
3Convenient for speedruns

Heavy Bowguns is powerful when it comes to Spread Builds. Users simply shoot the monster at point-blank range to inflict heavy damage. The shield parts can also be upgraded by equipping Guard and Guard Up skills, which is best suited for offense and defense.

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Charge Blade

Charge Blade
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Air Dash And Ultra Element Discharge Are Powerful

1Air Dash and Spinning Slash can easily cause massive damage
2Ultra Element Discharge is as powerful as ever
3Counter Peak Performance and Axe Hopper can now be used together

New Silkbind Attack "Air Dash" is extremely powerful. It is a high-firepower move with a long no-flinching time, just hitting the Air Dash and Spinning Slash combo in rapid succession is enough to keep up a one-sided attack on the monster. In Sunbreak, the power of Ultra Element Discharge was also proportionally improved because of the higher elemental damage of the weapons.

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Switch Axe

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Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Excellent Counter And Ease Of Handling

1Elemental Burst Counter is both an offensive and a defensive skill
2Easy-to-use transformation combos
3Rampage Decoration "Switcher Jewel 3" is useful

Elemental Burst Counter allows for high firepower counters while safely blocking monster attacks. Equipping Rampage Decoration "Switcher Jewel 3" also makes gauge management super comfortable. You can get firepower just by using basic combos while preventing monster attacks with Silkbind Attacks.

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Great Sword

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Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

New Silkbind Attack "Strongarm Stance" Is Powerful

1Strongarm Stance can produce powerful counters
2Just repeating draw attack is enough to fight
3Have multiple skills that prevents character from being blasted away

Through the Strongarm Stance, there are more possibility of dealing a True Charge Slash/Rage Slash to enemies. True Charged Slash is now easier to handle than before and can aggressively inflict heavy damage. Not only concerned with hitting the True Charged Slash, the strategy of safely damaging the enemy with a draw attack is also powerful.

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Long Sword

Long Sword
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
S Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Abundance Of Counter Skills Is A Strength

1Strong Counter By Sacred Sheathe Combo
2Spirit Reckoning Combo Is High Firepower
3Easier gauge management with Silkbind Sakura Slash

Long Sword's fighting style has changed drastically compared to that of Rise, with Sacred Sheathe Combo and Spirit Reckoning Combo as its mainstays, which are very powerful. However, it is also much more difficult to control than in Rise, so we gave it an A rank.

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Dual Blades

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Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Excellent Invincibility Time

1Many excellent evade techniques such as Demon Flight and Shrouded Vault
2Damage power is especially high during Feral Demon Mode
3Easy-to-use Silkbind Attacks

The new Silkbind Attack "Spiral Slash" is not in itself a high-powered attack. However, its strength lies in its ability to close the distance between you and the enemy. You may also use this ability while in mid-air, making it an amazing skill to have for any situation.

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Sword and Shield (SNS)

Sword and Shield
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

High Damage & Stuns

1Shield attack has high damage and can stagger monsters
2Twin Blade Combo is very strong
3Excels at both offense and defense

Compared to Rise, the attacks with the sword have been strengthened, and combined with a greater number of hands, its can now produce considerably higher firepower. It is agile in its movements, with many easy-to-handle actions. Metsu Shoryugeki also remains strong, but it has become a well-balanced weapon that is strong enough without relying on it.

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Lance

Lance
Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

High Stability When Guard Is Up

1High defensive capabilities
2Can use guard to counter attack
3Spiral Thrust is as powerful as ever

Although not much has been changed with the Lance, it is still a solid weapon with a guard that can produce decent damage. Also, this weapon's skill ceilling is higher than the other weapons in the game.

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Gunlance

Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

High Damaging Bullet Barrage

1Bullet Barrage is powerful
2Guard Edge can be used for both attack and defense
3Excellent compatibility with the new skill "Redirection"

With the new Switch Skills "Bullet Barrage" and "Erupting Cannon", the damage problem from Rise has been solved. It is especially compatible with the new skill Redirection, which allows the user to use Bullet Barrage more often by recovering the gauge while avoiding monster attacks.

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Insect Glaive

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Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Powder Vortex Is A Safe Way To Deal Damage

1Unique gameplay, employing Essences and Insects to attack
2 Powder Vortex deals massive damage
3Boosted Powder Extract also works well with Powder Vortex

Powder Vortex can deal heavy damage from a distance. Once you are able to learn how to control the insects, you will immediately feel its strength especially when used with Boosted Powder Extract.

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Hammer

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Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

High Damage And Can Stun

1Balance patch have increased the power of charge attacks
2Can stun monsters by attacking their head
3Balance patch increased the power of Charge Switch: Strength and Water Strike

The hammer is one of the weapon types that has undergone many changes. Charge Switch: Strength and Water Strike, which were rarely used in Rise, have been improved and are much easier to use. Other adjustments are also good and actions such as charge attacks are now more powerful. Another strength is that the new Switch Skills are excellent.

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Hunting Horn

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Sunbreak Tier MH: Rise Tier
B Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)
A Tier
* 3 levels in a Tier
(S / A / B)

Excellent New Technique & Melody

1A must-have for multiplayer due to melodies
2Magnificent Trio and Infernal Melody are incredibly strong
3Slide Beat's dodge potential is excellent

The new Sharpness Recovery can be extremely powerful if used correctly. It is possible to contnuously attack without shapening your weapon during hunts.

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Anonymous 8

Imagine mentioning that a weapon is really strong because of NargacugaLBG, the NargaLBG isn't even in used on top runs, Raw Pierce is really niche because in this game most monsters have bad shot hitzones and in the contrary, Slice and Elemental ammo become the best options

Anonymous 7

Great sword has similar times with the long sword how is it not s?

Anonymous 6

You know, maybe gunlance would be slightly higher, if you didn't try to maintain it's sharpness with a skill that never triggers while you use shells, due to them never critting.
This just shows laughable misunderstanding of how Gunlances actually work.

Anonymous 5

wow you guys really **** at using those bottom tier weapons

Connor 4

Ease of usage, utility in multiplayer, and damage all matter when playing this game. It's difficult to balance which is more important to a given player. I think you should separate these factors into different lists instead of flattening them into one.

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