Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best greatsword builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, & changes from past games to MH Rise.
Greatsword-Related ArticlesBest Weapon Types Tier List
Changes To The Greatsword
Changes From Past Games
|1||True Charged Slash is somewhat harder to execute|
|2||Now possible to combo Strong Wide Slash into True Charged Slash|
|3||Plunging thrust added as a new combo mid-air attack|
The Great Sword hasn't seen very many changes from what we could make out in the Demo. It retains its high-DPS, somewhat simple, easy-to-use playstyle, making it rank quite highly on our weapon tier list.Check Out Great Sword Combo Info Here
Best Skills For The Greatsword
The following section includes information from Monster Hunter: World. It will be updated when MHR comes out.
Example Recommended Skills
|Skill||Recommendation / Overview|
|Weakness Exploit|| |
Hitting monster weak spots can do critical hits & increased damage
Elongates weapon sharpness gauge but not beyond its maximum
Affinity increases when stamina bar is full
Raises the base attack of non-elemental weapons
|Attack Boost|| |
Increases attack power plus affinity rate at higher levels
Increases maximum health
The above are some skills that were commonly used in previous games. Great Swords have a slower attack that leaves the player open for attacks, so a max health boost is definitely desirable.
Recommended Greatsword Builds
This section is a work in progress. It will be updated once MHR comes out!
Build Characteristics & Overview
We're not sure what kind of builds will be effective for the Great Sword, but we feel that the addition of Silkbind attacks will give the Great Sword a degree of mobility that will make up for its otherwise slower nature.