Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best heavy bowgun builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, and changes from past games to MH Rise.
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Changes To The Heavy Bowgun
Changes From Past Games
|1||Can now perform charge shots|
|2||Can now perform a sidestep dodge|
The Heavy Bowgun has gained the ability to perform charge shots, and can now even perform a sidestep dodge attack. This is helpful, due to the weapon's overall low mobility.Check Out Changes To The Heavy Bowgun In Detail Here
Best Skills For The Heavy Bowgun
The following section includes information from Monster Hunter: World. It will be updated when MHR comes out.
Example Recommended Skills
|Skill||Recommendation / Overview|
Required when using normal ammo
|Spread / Power Shots|
Required when using spread type ammo
Required when using piercing type ammo
Increases affinity when stamina is full
Increased affinity when hitting monster's weak spots
|Free Elem/Ammo Up|
Draws out a percentage of hidden element, and increases clip size of certain ammo
The above skills were often used for the Heavy Bowgun in Monster Hunter World. The majority of skills taken for this weapon revolve around customizing its ammo, so your choice will likely depend on what type of ammo you decide to go for.
Recommended Heavy Bowgun Builds
This section is a work in progress. It will be updated once MHR comes out!
Build Characteristics & Overview
The Heavy Bowgun is a higher damage alternative to the Light Bowgun. As a downside, however, you will find your movements are significantly slower. This can be remedied by the fact that the weapon has a built-in guard ability!