A guide on how to use Light Bowgun in Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Includes changes in Light Bowgun moves (Silkbind attacks), gameplay trailer and recommended combos in MH Rise!
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Controls Of Light Bowgun
|Hold +or||Select Ammo|
Press ZL to aim the Light Bowgun. You'll be holding this button all the time during the combat.
Shoots out the ammo by pressing ZR. This move automatically changes to reload if you've run out of ammo.
|+→+||Step → Slide|
Pressing B button right after you've fired a shot allows you to take a step, reducing recoil time. Press B again after taking a step to perform sliding. By tilting the L-stick, you can slide to your desired direction.
Place explosive rounds that detonates when attacked. The number of explosive ammo is displayed on right down corner and it replenishes after a certain time. Undetonated explosive rounds disappear over time.
|+→+||Step → Slide|
You can also perform step and sliding after placing Wyvernblast to reduce recoiling time.
Press X to reload the selected ammo. Press hold X to reload all ammo in sequence.
Press Y to quickly sheathe your bowgun.
Select the ammo you want to fire. If you've run out of the ammo, it automatically switch to another ammo in sequence.
Swings your bowgun to perform a melee attack. You can use this move to detonate Wyvernblast.
New Silkbind Attacks Of Light Bowgun
Surge forward quickly. By pressing ZR, you can unleash a powerful close-range severing attack. By performing an attack after this move, you'll automatically reload.
Uses a Wirebug to vault you forward. You can fire, reload, or fire a Wyvernblast directly below you while midair. Can be followed up with Fire, Reload, or Wybernblast but you'll mainly be using it for evading purposes.
Changes From Past Monster Hunter
Hold X To Reload All Ammo
You can now reload all ammo in sequence by holding the X button.
Cluster Bomb Is Available
The Cluster Bomb, which wasn't available in previous MHW, is now available. Unlike other ammos, you can't move around with the L-stick when aiming with Cluster Bomb.
Tips On How To Use Light Bowgun
Characteristics Of The Light Bowgun
|1||High Mobility Ranged Attacker|
|2||Shoots Out 3 Ammo With Rapid Fire|
|3||Become A Supporter With Status Afflictions|
|4||Firepower Is Relatively Low|
|5||Fewer Ammo Capacity|
|6||Can't Guard Enemy's Attack|
High Mobility Ranged Attacker
Light Bowgun allows you to move around quickly while shooting the target. You'll be able to avoid enemy's attack and move to the best position to target enemy's weak spots.
Shoots Out 3 Ammo With Rapid Fire
Light Bowgun can shoot out 3 ammo in one shot with Rapid Fire feature. Not only you can shoot enemy more frequently, you can also save the ammo consumption as well.
Become A Supporter With Status Afflictions
Light Bowgun can carry multiple status affliction ammo. Help your party member by afflicting status effects such as paralyze.
Firepower Is Relatively Low
Light Bowgun's damage per one shot is low compare to other weapon types. Use Rapid Fire to increase the frequency of your attack. You can also use fixed damage ammo such as Cluster Bomb and Sticky Ammo to deal heavy damage.
Fewer Ammo Capacity
Compared to Heavy Bowgun, Light Bowgun's ammo capacity is fewer. In previous Monster Hunter series, you needed to use skills such as Ammo Up and Spare Shot to compensate this weakness.
Can't Guard Enemy's Attack
You can't guard while equipping the Light Bowgun. Since there are no counter moves as well, the only way to protect yourself is to dodge or use Fanning Vault to evade enemy's attack.