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LBG (Light Bowgun) Build 3.0 - Best Armor & Skills

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Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best LBG (light bowgun) builds for 3.0. Includes recommended equipment, skills, best armor, mods, & endgame builds in MH Rise.

Table of Contents

Overview Of All LBG Builds

New Builds List

The following are new builds for Update 3.0.

BuildRecommendation
Piercing Build★★★★
Sticky Build★★★★
Slicing Build★★★★
Flaming Ammo Build★★★
Rampage Build★★★

Piercing LBG Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Night Owl
Mod: Silencer
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188-40%-
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Rapid FirePierce Lv 1, Pierce Lv 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadRhenoplos Helm SAbsorber Jewel 1
ChestVaik Mail SSalvo Jewel 3
Critical Jewel 2
Quickload Jewel 1
ArmsJyuratodus VambracesSalvo Jewel 3
Critical Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
WaistChrome Metal CoilSalvo Jewel 3
Mighty Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsArzuros Greaves SPierce Jewel 3
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv. 2
Skills
Pierce Up Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Rapid Fire Up Lv. 3, Recoil Down Lv. 1, Reload Speed Lv. 1, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
224-33-9-5-2
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team ・Able to use Pierce Lv 2 ammo with rapid fire
・Can reach up to 100% crit
・Rapid Fire Up and Critical Boost skill make a very high DPS build

Sticky LBG Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Sinister Shadow Bolt
Mod: Silencer
AttackElementAffinityDefense
198-0%-
DecorationThrift Jewel 2
Sniper Jewel 1
Rapid FireExhaust Lv. 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadVaik Helm SAttack Jewel 2
Quickload Jewel 1
ChestRhenoplos Mail SAttack Jewel 2
Quickload Jewel 1
ArmsBarroth Vambraces SAbsorber Jewel 1
Absorber Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil SAttack Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
Brace Jewel 1
LegsBazelgeuse GreavesCapacity Jewel 3
TalismanSpare Shot Lv. 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Ammo Up Lv. 3, Artillery Lv. 3, Recoil Down Lv. 3, Spare Shot Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 2, Reload Speed Lv. 2, Affinity Sliding Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1, Steadiness Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
27650-4-7-2
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Able to use Sticky Lvl 3 ammo
・Very high DPS, reaching Attack Boost 7
・Aim for the enemy's head causes stun
・Has an option of using Slicing Ammo as well

Slicing LBG Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Despot's Wildfire
Mod: Long Barrel
AttackElementAffinityDefense
196-10%-
DecorationThrift Jewel 2
Rapid FireNormal Lv 2, Piercing Thunder, Slicing
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadVaik Helm SThrift Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
ChestVaik Mail SSalvo Jewel 3
Thrift Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
ArmsJyuratodus VambracesSalvo Jewel 3
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
WaistChrome Metal CoilSalvo Jewel 3
Critical Jewel 2
Quickload Jewel 1
LegsGolden HakamaQuickload Jewel 1
Quickload Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv. 2
Skills
Critical Boost Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Spare Shot Lv. 3, Recoil Down Lv. 3, Rapid Fire Up Lv. 3, Reload Speed Lv. 3, Ammo Up Lv. 2, Latent Power Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
268-17-6-90
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Very good DPS with Critical Boost 3 and Rapid Up 3
・Works best against enemies with severable weak parts
・Can't shoot or reload while walking

Flaming Ammo LBG Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Rathling Phoenix
Mod: Long Barrel
AttackElementAffinityDefense
190-0%-
DecorationAbsorber Jewel 1
Rapid FireFlaming Ammo
Rampage SkillElement Exploit

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadVaik Helm SAttack Jewel 2
Quickload Jewel 1
ChestUroktor Torso STrueshot Jewel 2
ArmsBarroth Vambraces SQuickload Jewel 1
Quickload Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil STrueshot Jewel 2
Blaze Jewel 1
Blaze Jewel 1
LegsHunter's Greaves SThrift Jewel 2
TalismanSpare Shot Lv. 2-
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Fire Attack Lv. 5, Spare Shot Lv. 3, Reload Speed Lv. 3, Ammo Up Lv. 2, Special Ammo Boost Lv. 2, Affinity Sliding Lv. 1, Stun Resistance Lv. 1, Recoil Down Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2464-30-40
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Can rapid fire Flaming Ammo and can use Piercing Fire Ammo
・Use Elemental Reload as your Switch Skill
・Hitting parts weak against fire will trigger the Element Exploit skill

Rampage LBG Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Abyssal Gale Bolt
Mod: Long Barrel
AttackElementAffinityDefense
190-0%-
Decoration-
Rapid FirePierce Ammo 2, Spread Ammo 2, Shrapnel Ammo 2, Dragon Ammo
Rampage SkillAnti-Aerial Species

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadRakna-Kadaki HelmQuickload Jewel 1
Absorber Jewel 1
ChestRakna-Kadaki MailThrift Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
ArmsWroggi Vambraces SSalvo Jewel 3
WaistRakna-Kadaki CoilThrift Jewel 2
Thrift Jewel 2
LegsVaik Greaves SSalvo Jewel 3
Brace Jewel 1
TalismanAny Talisman with 3 slotsSalvo Jewel 3
Skills
Spread Up Lv. 3, Reload Speed Lv. 3, Spare Shot Lv. 3, Rapid Fire Up Lv. 3, Ammo Up Lv. 2, Recoil Down Lv. 2, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
26615-4-3-134
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Rapid fire Spread can easily clear waves
・Can easily clear sub quests with poison and sleep ammo
・Can stun with Sticky Ammo 2 and 3

Older LBG Builds

View Older (Pre 2.0) Endgame Builds Here

Sticky LBG Build (Talisman Difficulty: Hard)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Sinister Shadow Bolt
Mod: Silencer
AttackElementAffinityDefense
198None0%-
DecorationArtillery Jewel 2
Sniper Jewel 1
Rapid FireNormal Lv. 2

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadPukei-Pukei Helm SAttack Jewel 2
ChestVaik Mail SCapacity Jewel 3
Attack Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
ArmsRhenoplos Braces SAttack Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil S 2
Quickload Jewel 1
Quickload Jewel 1
LegsVaik Greaves SCapacity Jewel 3
Absorber Jewel 1
TalismanSpare Shot
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 5, Spare Shot Lv. 3, Artillery Lv. 3, Ammo Up Lv. 3, Recoil Down Lv. 3, Special Ammo Boost Lv. 2, Reload Speed Lv. 2, Steadiness Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
25656-8-51
Build Materials List

Sticky LBG Build (Talisman Difficulty: Med-Low)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Sinister Shadow Bolt
Mod: Silencer
AttackElementAffinityDefense
198None0%-
DecorationArtillery Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
Rapid FireExhaust Lv. 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadUtsushi Mask (H) SAbsorber Jewel 1
ChestVaik Mail SCapacity Jewel 3
Trueshot Jewel 2
Absorber Jewel 1
ArmsRhenoplos Braces SAttack Jewel 2
Quickload Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil S 2
Quickload Jewel 1
Brace Jewel 1
LegsVaik Greaves SCapacity Jewel 3
Sniper Jewel 1
TalismanSpare Shot
Skills
Spare Shot Lv. 3, Artillery Lv. 3, Attack Boost Lv. 3, Ammo Up Lv. 3, Recoil Down Lv. 3, Razor Sharp Lv. 2, Special Ammo Boost Lv. 2, Reload Speed Lv. 2, Wirebug Whisperer Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Steadiness Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
25683-5-50
Build Materials List

Piercing LBG Build (Talisman Difficulty: Med-Low)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Night Owl
Mod: Long Barrel
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188None40%-
DecorationAttack Jewel 2
Rapid FirePierce Lv 1, Pierce Lv 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadRhenoplos Helm SDefense Jewel 1
ChestS. Studded Vest SAbsorber Jewel 1
Absorber Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SAttack Jewel 2
WaistSkalda Elytra S
LegsGolden HakamaDefense Jewel 1
Defense Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 4, Pierce Up Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Recoil Down Lv. 2, Stun Resistance Lv. 1, Normal - Rapid Up Lv. 1, Latent Power Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2581031-82
Build Materials List

No Talisman Pierce Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Night Owl
Mod: Long Barrel
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188None40%-
DecorationAttack Jewel 2
Rapid FirePierce Lv. 1, Pierce Lv. 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadRhenoplos Helm SAbsorber Jewel 1
ChestS. Studded Vest SAbsorber Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SAttack Jewel 2
WaistSkalda Elytra S
LegsGolden HakamaDefense Jewel 1
Defense Jewel 1
Talisman
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 4, Pierce Up Lv. 2, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Recoil Down Lv. 2, Stun Resistance Lv. 1, Normal - Rapid Up Lv. 2, Latent Power Lv. 2
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2681004-113
Build Materials List

Slicing LBG Build (Difficulty: Med-High)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Despot's Wildfire
Mod: Long Barrel
AttackElementAffinityDefense
196None10%-
DecorationBrace Jewel 1
Rapid FIreNormal, Pierce, Slicing Lv. 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadVaik Helm SAbsorber Jewel 1
Absorber Jewel 1
ChestZinogre Mail SQuickload Jewel 1
ArmsPukei-Pukei Braces SAbsorber Jewel 1
WaistSkalda Elytra S
LegsGolden HakamaQuickload Jewel 1
Quickload Jewel 1
TalismanSpare Shot
Skills
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Spare Shot Lv. 3, Recoil Down Lv. 3, Reload Speed Lv. 3, Ammo Up Lv. 2, Latent Power Lv. 2, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
266551-117
Build Materials List

Shrapnel LBG (Talisman Difficulty: Low)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Sinister Shadow Bolt
AttackElementAffinityDefense
198None0%-
DecorationAttack Jewel 2
Defense Jewel 1
Rapid FireExhaust Lv. 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadRakna-Kadaki HelmAbsorber Jewel 1
Absorber Jewel 1
ChestRakna-Kadaki MailAttack Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SAttack Jewel 2
WaistRakna-Kadaki CoilTrueshot Jewel 2
Trueshot Jewel 2
LegsHunter's Greaves SCharger Jewel 2
TalismanAny with 2 level 2 slotsCharger Jewel
Charger Jewel 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Spread Up Lv. 3, Focus Lv. 3, Reload Speed Lv. 2, Recoil Down Lv. 2, Special Ammo Boost Lv. 2, Stun Resistance Lv. 1, Defense Boost Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
29216-4-4-71
Build Materials List

Best Light Bowgun Builds For High Ranks

Build For After Clearing Narwa

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Night Owl
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188-40%-
DecorationAttack Jewel 2
Rapid FirePierce Lv. 1, Pierce Lv. 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadRhenoplos Helm SAbsorber Jewel 1
ChestZinogre Mail SAbsorber Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SAttack Jewel 2
WaistSkalda Elytra S
LegsGolden HakamaDefense Jewel 1
Defense Jewel 1
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 4, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Pierce Up Lv. 2, Latent Power Lv. 2, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Recoil Down Lv. 2, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Stun Resistance Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2681004-113
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・This build functions very well even without using a Talisman!
・Can reach 100% Crit Rate and activate Critical Boost Lv. 2

★6 LBG Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Jaeger Prime
AttackElementAffinityDefense
170None0%-
Decoration
Rapid FireNormal, Dragon Lv. 2

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadTetranadon Helm S
ChestTetranadon Mail S
ArmsRathalos Braces S
WaistAnjanath Coil S
LegsTetranadon Greaves S
Talisman
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 4, Normal - Rapid Up Lv. 3, Speed Eating Lv. 1, Evade Extender Lv. 1, Hunger Resistance Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
242411-84-2
Build Materials List

LBG Build Craftable At ★4

Recommended Weapon

Weapon Name
Jaeger II
AttackElementAffinityDefense
150None0%-
Rapid FireNormal, Dragon Lv. 2

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadTetranadon Helm S
ChestTetranadon Mail S
ArmsLagombi Vambraces S
WaistBaggi Coil S
LegsTetranadon Greaves S
Talisman
Skills
Normal - Rapid Up Lv. 33, Critical Eye Lv. 2, Attack Boost Lv. 2, Speed Eating Lv. 1, Evade Extender Lv. 1, Ice Attack Lv. 1, Sleep Resistance Lv. 1, Hunger Resistance Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
192-913-692
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamThe Jaeger II is a very powerful weapon that will let you shoot and reload while walking. Coupled with a boost to regular ammo, attack, and crit, this makes for a very high DPS build.

Best Light Bowgun Builds For Low Ranks

DPS Focused 2★ Build

Recommended Weapons

Weapon Name
Hunter's Rifle II
AttackAffinityDefense
900%-
Decoration-
Rapid FireLv 2 Normal Ammo

Recommended Armor

Equipment
HeadIzuchi Helm
ChestHunter's Mail
ArmAlloy Vambraces
WaistAlloy Coil
LegsBaggi Greaves
Skills
Attack Boost Lv 2, Critical Eye Lv 3, Water Attack Lv 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
44-4-2-501
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamThe Light Bowgun has relatively low overall damage, but is distinctly good at avoiding enemy attacks. For that reason, we think it's more important to emphasize Attack Boosts, rather than increasing its defense.

★4 Build

Recommended Weapons

Weapon Name
Cross Blitz
AttackAffinityDefense
1100%-
Decoration-
Rapid FireLv2 Normal Ammo, Piercing Fire Ammo

Recommended Armor

Equipment
HeadBarroth Helm
ChestTetranadon Mail
ArmsTetranadon Braces
WaistAlloy Coil
LegsKadachi Greaves
Skills
Attack Boost Lv 1, Critical Eye Lv 2, Water Attack Lv 1, Constitution Lv 1, Special Ammo Boost Lv 1, Normal - Rapid Up Lv 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
85-64100
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamThis armor specializes in buffing up your regular ammo. Special ammo is also boosted here, so make sure you use Wyvernblast assertively whenever you feel you can land it as well.

LBG Recommended Skills & Mods

Recommended Skills

SkillEffect / Reason
Normal - Rapid Up
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases Bowgun normal shot damage.
【Reason】
This is a simple dps increase. Depending on the weapon you can change this out for a skill that buffs Penetrating or Spread instead.
Ammo Up
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases Bowgun loading capacity
【Reason】
The higher your capacity, the less you have to reload overall, leading to an overall increase in DPS! This works well when paired with Spare Shot.
All Elemental Attack Boosts
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases elemental damage of a specified type.
【Reason】
The Light Bowgun's rapid fire elemental ammo is quite strong and works very well with elemental Attack Boosting skills. If you have room in your build, you should also consider Critical Element.
Spare Shot
(Priority: ★☆☆)
【Effect】
Lets you occasionally get shots off without expending ammo/resources on bowguns and the bow.
【Reason】
This will give you a max 20% chance of not using up ammo for some abilities. This is an excellent skill, but can't always be relied on, hence having a relatively low priority.

Use Mods To Buff The LBG

ライト

The light bowgun can use 2 parts. to improve the gun's performance. The Long Barrel is usually a must-have as it increases the base attack power of the gun. However, the Silencer reduces the recoil by 1 level so equip the Silencer if you want more control.

Mod Types & & Effects

ModEffect
Silencer・Reduces the monster's aggro towards the user
・Lowers recoil by 1
・Reduces range
Long Barrel・Increases attack power
・Increases range
・Must keep distance to be fully effective requiring the user to move

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Anonymous 2

Why Charger Jewels on the Shrapnel build?? As far as i know, LBGs dont have any charged attacks or anything similar

iShar#1771 1

Fore Sticky, B***arios LBG is an option. It RFs Sticky 1 for a free 40% bonus damage that can be further boosted by Rapid Fire Up (and you can use the Cluster eff 1 ramp up). A Spare Shot 2 charm and Pukei Bracers will let you keep Spare Shot 2 and use Wroggi armor for RFU.

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