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Longsword Build 3.0 - Best Armor & Skills

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A guide on the best Longsword Build 3.0 for Monster Hunter Rise (Switch). Includes high rank, endgame, & early builds, progression, elemental build, and weapons & armor for MH Rise.

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Longsword Endgame Builds 3.0 Update

Build / WeaponRecommendation
All-Rounder Chameleos Longsword Build★★★★
Dragonheart Chameleos Longsword Build★★★★
Tigrex Longsword Build★★★
Dragonheart Valstrax Longsword Build★★★
Master's Touch Nargacuga Longsword Build★★・・

All-Rounder Chameleos Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Phantom Mirageendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
228-15%10
DecorationTenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadKaiser CrownGrinder Jewel 1
ChestBarioth Mail STenderizer Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
Diversion Jewel 1
ArmsSinister Gauntlets STenderizer Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil SCritical Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SSteadfast Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Handicraft Jewel 1
Critical Jewel 2
(If slot is available)
Skills
Critical Eye Lv. 5, Attack Boost Lv. 4, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Handicraft Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 3, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Hellfire Cloak Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Diversion Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2966-11-22-2
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・Exceed Handicraft Lv. 1 to bring out the white gauge
・Sharpness levels are a bit hard to manage
・If Talisman can't have a Handicraft Jewel decoration, then make up for it with the Handicraft Lv. 2 skill

Dragonheart Chameleos Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Phantom Mirageendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
228-15%10
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
Diversion Jewel 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadValstrax HelmCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestValstrax MailHandicraft Jewel 3
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsValstrax BracesSheath Jewel 2
WaistValstrax CoilCritical Jewel 2
LegsValstrax GreavesHandicraft Jewel 3
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Handicraft Jewel 3
Mighty Jewel 2
(If slot is available)
Skills
Dragonheart Lv. 5, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Resuscitate Lv. 3, Resentment Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Handicraft Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Diversion Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
400-7-7-7-718
Build Materials List
ArmorMaterial
Valstrax HelmGleaming Shell x5
Crimson Liquid x2
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut x2
Valstrax MailValstrax Spineshell x2
Shimmering Scale x6
Rouge Spikewing x2
Magna Soulprism x2
Valstrax BracesShimmering Scale x6
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Spineshell x2
Teostra Powder x2
Valstrax CoilGleaming Shell x6
Crimson Liquid x2
Rouge Spikewing x2
Bazelgeuse Fuse x2
Valstrax GreavesGleaming Shell x5
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Tail x2
Red Serpent Orb x1
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・Fight while keeping your HP below 80%
・Produces more attack power than other high rank builds
・Maximum affinity at 75% thanks to Weakness Exploit & Maximum Might
・Also consider making Handicraft & Maximum Might into Lv. 2

Tigrex Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Tigrine Needendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
230--20%-
Decoration-
Rampage SkillSilkbind Boost
(From Keen Edge)

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadKaiser CrownGrinder Jewel 1
ChestBarioth Mail SSheath Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsLagombi Vambraces SSheath Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil STenderizer Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SSteadfast Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv. 2Critical Jewel 2
(If slot is available)
Skills
Critical Eye Lv. 7, Attack Boost Lv. 4, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv.3 , Critical Boost Lv. 2, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Ice Attack Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2680-704-3
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1Recommended for game experts who want to speed up their hunts.
・Powerful critical attacks thanks to Attack Boost Lv. 4
・Unlock this build by hunting down Kushala Daora

Dragonheart Valstrax Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Reddnaught Blade
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188Dragon 390%-
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III
(Or Dragon Exploit)

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadValstrax HelmCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestValstrax MailCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsValstrax BracesMighty Jewel 2
WaistValstrax CoilMighty Jewel 2
LegsValstrax GreavesMighty Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Sheath Jewel 2
Skills
Dragonheart Lv. 5, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Resuscitate Lv. 3, Resentment Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Maximum Might Lv. 3
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
400-7-7-7-718
Build Materials List
ArmorMaterial
Valstrax HelmGleaming Shell x5
Crimson Liquid x2
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut x2
Valstrax MailValstrax Spineshell x2
Shimmering Scale x6
Rouge Spikewing x2
Magna Soulprism x2
Valstrax BracesShimmering Scale x6
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Spineshell x2
Teostra Powder x2
Valstrax CoilGleaming Shell x6
Crimson Liquid x2
Rouge Spikewing x2
Bazelgeuse Fuse x2
Valstrax GreavesGleaming Shell x5
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Tail x2
Red Serpent Orb x1
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・Affinity totaling at 80% thanks to Weakness Exploit & Maximum Might
・Powerful against enemies that are weak against the dragon element
・Fight while keeping your HP below 80%

Master's Touch Nargacuga Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Deepest Nightendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188-40%-
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadValstrax HelmCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestValstrax MailCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsValstrax BracesMastery Jewel 2
WaistValstrax CoilMastery Jewel 2
LegsValstrax GreavesMastery Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Sheath Jewel 2
Skills
Dragonheart Lv. 5, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Resuscitate Lv. 3, Resentment Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Master's Touch Lv. 3
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
400-7-7-7-718
Build Materials List
ArmorMaterial
Valstrax HelmGleaming Shell x5
Crimson Liquid x2
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut x2
Valstrax MailValstrax Spineshell x2
Shimmering Scale x6
Rouge Spikewing x2
Magna Soulprism x2
Valstrax BracesShimmering Scale x6
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Spineshell x2
Teostra Powder x2
Valstrax CoilGleaming Shell x6
Crimson Liquid x2
Rouge Spikewing x2
Bazelgeuse Fuse x2
Valstrax GreavesGleaming Shell x5
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Tail x2
Red Serpent Orb x1
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1Recommended for those who prioritize relative ease and comfort in battle.
・Sharpness consumption is greatly reduced thanks to Master's Touch
・Fight while keeping your HP below 80%

Older Endgame Builds

View Older (Pre 3.0) Endgame Builds Here

Chameleos Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Mirage Finsword Iendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
216-15%-
DecorationTenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadKaiser CrownGrinder Jewel 1
ChestBarioth Mail STenderizer Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
Diversion Jewel 1
ArmsSinister Gauntlets STenderizer Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil SCritical Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SSteadfast Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Handicraft Jewel 3
Critical Jewel 2
Skills
Critical Eye Lv. 5, Attack Boost Lv. 4, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Handicraft Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 3, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Hellfire Cloak Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Diversion Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2966-11-22-2
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・Surpases Deepest Night longsword in attack power.
・Handicraft Jewel Lv. 2+ makes weapon reach white level on the gauge.
・Slightly hard to manage sharpness levels.

Ultimate Tigrine Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Tigrine Needendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
236--20%-
Decoration-
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadKaiser CrownGrinder Jewel 1
ChestBarioth Mail SExpert Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsBarioth Vambraces SSheath Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil STenderizer Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
Diversion Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SDefense Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv. 2Critical Jewel 2
Skills
Critical Eye Lv. 7, Attack Boost Lv. 4, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 2, Maximum Might Lv. 2, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Diversion Lv. 1, Defense Boost Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2900-8-14-3
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・The best build for farming materials fast.
・Able to deliver powerful attacks with Attack Boost Lv. 4.
・The buffs brought by the Attack Boost II and Wirebug Whisperer skill make this an all-rounder build.
・Unlock this build by hunting down Kushala Daora

Razor Sharp Tigrine Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Tigrine Needendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
236--20%-
Decoration-
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadUtsushi Mask (H) S (Male)
Channeler's Hair-tie S (Female)
Brace Jewel 1
ChestBarioth Mail SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsLagombi Vambraces SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil SAttack Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SSteadfast Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Razor Jewel 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Critical Eye Lv. 4, Razor Sharp Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 3, Spare Shot Lv. 2, Wirebug Whisperer Lv. 1, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Ice Attack Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
246-1-3-150
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・Critical Eye Lv. 4 balances out the negative affinity of Tigrine Need.
・Easy to use even for beginners.
・The buffs brought by the Attack Boost II and Wirebug Whisperer skill make this an all-rounder build.

Powerful Deepest Night Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Deepest Nightendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188-40%-
DecorationTenderizer Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadKaiser CrownGrinder Jewel 1
ChestBarioth Mail SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsLagombi Vambraces SAttack Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil SCritical Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SSteadfast Jewel 1
TalismanQuick Sheath Lv. 2Critical Jewel 2
Mighty Jewel 2
Skills
Critical Eye Lv. 7, Attack Boost Lv. 7, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 3, Maximum Might Lv. 2, Ice Attack Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2680-704-3
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・An easy build enough to use even for beginners.
・Able to deliver stable & powerful attacks.

Master's Touch Deepest Night Longsword Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Deepest Nightendgame longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188-40%-
DecorationTenderizer Jewel II
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadSkull Visage SSheath Jewel 2
Sheath Jewel 2
ChestBarioth Mail SMastery Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SMastery Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil SMastery Jewel 2
Steadfast Jewel 1
Steadfast Jewel 1
LegsGolden HakamaDiversion Jewel 1
Defense Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv2Critical Jewel 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 4, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Master's Touch Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Stun Resistance Lv. 3, Fortify Lv. 1, Maximum Might Lv. 1, Latent Power Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Diversion Lv. 1, Defense Boost Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
3002-4-4-53
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MH Rise tip1・A build for those who put priority on ease with regard to battles.
・Master's Touch lowers sharpness consumption to a great degree.
・Up attack power with a Talisman with Weakness Exploit Lv2 & Critical Jewel decoration.

Best Longsword Builds - High Rank

High Survivability 6★ Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Hidden Saber II6 star longsword build
AttackElementAffinityDefense
160-35%-
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadZinogre Helm S-
ChestBarioth Mail S-
ArmsBarioth Vambraces S-
WaistSkalda Elytra S (Male)
Spio Elytra S (Female)
-
LegsBarioth Greaves S-
Skills
Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Maximum Might Lv. 2, Latent Power Lv. 1, Critical Eye Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
268-5-1155
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamA build that utilizes a high-affinity Longsword forgeable from Nargacuga. Add a Zinogre Helm to double the effect of this build.

High Survivability 5★ Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Keen Edge IIkeen edge II
AttackElementAffinityDefense
170-0%-

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadAknosom Helm S-
ChestAknosom Mail S-
ArmsBarroth Vambraces S-
WaistAknosom Coil S-
LegsBishaten Greaves S-
Skills
Quick Sheath Lv. 3, Attack Boost Lv. 2, Fire Attack Lv. 1, Peak Performance Lv. 1, Affinity Sliding Lv. 1, Maximum Might Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
216-10-136-10
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamAknosom Armor provides points for the Quick Sheath skill. If your defense isn't much of a worry, you can just keep your build at 4★.

High Survivability 4★ Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Keen Edge IIKeen Edge
AttackElementAffinityDefense
170None0%-
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

Equipment
HeadAknosom Helm S
ChestAknosom Mail S
ArmsArzuros Vambraces S
WaistAknosom Coil S
LegsHunter's Greaves S
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
177-10-3-564
Skill
Quick Sheath Lv3, Attack Boost Lv2, Defense Boost Lv2, Wirebug Whisperer Lv2, Peak Performance Lv1, Fire Attack Lv1, Stun Resistance Lv1, Counterstrike Lv1
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamAknosom Armor provides points for the Quick Sheath skill. You can also freely expand to add Defense to this set as High Rank monster hit harder than the low rank ones. The Counterstrike skill also helps as you may find yourself getting thrown around in higher quests.

Best Longsword Builds - Low Rank

High DPS 2★ Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Iron DevilIron Devil
AttackElementAffinityDefense
100None0%-
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

Equipment
HeadIzuchi Helm
ChestHunter's Mail
ArmsAlloy Vambraces
WaistAlloy Coil
LegsBaggi Greaves
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
44-4-2-501
Skills
Attack Boost Lvl 2, Critical Eye Lvl 3, Water Attack Lvl 1
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamThis build focuses on damage and using powerful high-DPS skills as much as possible. Although it's not necessary, you also have the option of equipping a Bone Coil if you want to activate Focus.

High Survivability 4★ Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Castello Saif IICastello Saif II
AttackElementAffinityDefense
150None-10%+8
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

Equipment
HeadBasarios Helm
ChestLudroth Mail
ArmsLudroth Braces
WaistBasarios Coil
LegsIngot Greaves
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
11473126
Skills
Attack Boost Lvl 1, Defense Boost Lvl 3, Speed Sharpening Lvl 1, Stamina Surge Lvl 1, Marathon Runner Lvl 1, Critical Eye Lvl 1
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamThe long sword is a very high-performance weapon that allows you to deal damage without necessarily relying on a few super high DPS moves. Because of that, it's possible to spec more defensively to make for a safer overall playstyle. The build above should hold you out even past 5★ village quests.

Longsword - Recommended Skills

Skill NameEffect / Reason
Attack Boost
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases overall attack power. At higher levels, it also increases Affinity
【Reason】
Increases the damage of your every attack. Aim for at least Level 4 or higher
Quick Sheath
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases weapon draw speed
【Reason】
Quick Sheath greatly helps when using attack moves from a sheathed Long Sword. However, this skill requires Lv 3 to have a significant effect
Weakness Exploit
(Priority: ☆★★)
【Effect】
Increases damage done when attacking a monster's weak point.
【Reason】
The Longsword will take advantage of the Weakness Exploit as it can easily focus on a single damage
Critical Eye
(Priority: ☆☆★)
【Effect】
Increases affinity
【Reason】
Increases the chance of getting critical hits whenever you attack an enemy
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Anonymous 2

No Crit Boost consideration?

Anonymous 2

No Crit Boost consideration?

Anonymous 1

I think there's a mistake here. In the low level build your recommended weapon is the Iron Devil, which is a hammer.

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