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Lance Build 3.0 Guide - Best Armor & Skills

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Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best update 3.0 lance builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, endgame build, elements, and best armor in MH Rise.

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Lance Endgame Builds 3.0 Update

BuildRecommendation
Tigrex Dragonheart★★★★
Narga Dragonheart★★★★
Tigrex Guard★★★
Narga Guard★★★

Tigrex Dragonheart Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Tigrex LanceTigrex Lance Sharpness
AttackElementAffinityDefense
238--15%-
DecorationStamina Thief 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor & Skills

EquipmentDecoration
HeadValstrax HelmCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestValstrax MailGuardian Jewel 3
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsValstrax BracesCritical Jewel 2
WaistValstrax CoilCritical Jewel 2
LegsValstrax GreavesGuardian Jewel 3
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanOffensive Guard Lv. 1Ironwall Jewel 2
Skills
Dragonheart Lv. 5, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Resuscitate Lv. 3, Resentment Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stamina Thief Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
400-7-7-7-718
Build Materials List
SlotMaterials
HeadGleaming Shell x5
Crimson Liquid x2
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut x2
ChestValstrax Spineshell x2
Shimmering Scale x6
Rouge Spikewing x2
Magna Soulprism x2
ArmShimmering Scale x6
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Spineshell x2
Teostra Powder x2
WaistGleaming Shell x6
Crimson Liquid x2
Rouge Spikewing x2
Bazelgeuse Fuse x2
LegsGleaming Shell x5
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Tail x2
Red Serpent Orb x1
Key Points About This Build
Gamewith Editorial Team・Requires you to maintain less than 80% HP
・Dragonheart, Resuscitate, and Resentment greatly boosts this build's attack power
・Build for Lance experts as Dash Guard and Dragonheart requires finesse in using
・Attack boost buff from Palicoes is recommended
・Can be difficult to play when fighting with a support in multiplayer

Narga Dragonheart Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Night Rains BlackNight Rains Black Sharpness
AttackElementAffinityDefense
186-35%-
DecorationAttack Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor & Skills

EquipmentDecoration
HeadValstrax HelmCritical Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestValstrax MailGuardian Jewel 3
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsValstrax BracesCritical Jewel 2
WaistValstrax CoilCritical Jewel 2
LegsValstrax GreavesGuardian Jewel 3
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanOffensive Guard Lv. 1Ironwall Jewel 2
Skills
Dragonheart Lv. 5, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Resuscitate Lv. 3, Resentment Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Attack Boost Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
400-7-7-7-718
Build Materials List
SlotMaterials
HeadGleaming Shell x5
Crimson Liquid x2
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut x2
ChestValstrax Spineshell x2
Shimmering Scale x6
Rouge Spikewing x2
Magna Soulprism x2
ArmShimmering Scale x6
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Spineshell x2
Teostra Powder x2
WaistGleaming Shell x6
Crimson Liquid x2
Rouge Spikewing x2
Bazelgeuse Fuse x2
LegsGleaming Shell x5
Valstrax Claw+ x2
Valstrax Tail x2
Red Serpent Orb x1
Key Points About This Build
Gamewith Editorial Team・Requires you to maintain less than 80% of your HP
・Base attack is not attack as strong as the Tigrex build but the high Affinity makes up for it
・Build for Lance experts as Dash Guard and Dragonheart requires finesse in using
・Can be difficult to play when fighting with a support in multiplayer

Tigrex Guard Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Tigrex LanceTigrex Lance
AttackElementAffinityDefense
238--15%-
DecorationBrace Jewel 1
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor & Skills

EquipmentDecoration
HeadBarroth Helm STenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestDiablos Mail SGrinder Jewel 1
ArmsJyuratodus VambracesGuardian Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil SAttack Jewel 2
Drain Jewel 1
Drain Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SDrain Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv. 2Attack Jewel 2 (if slotted)
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stamina Thief Lv. 3, Critical Eye Lv. 2, Defense Boost Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2621-4-1-5-1
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
Gamewith Editorial Team・Does not use Dragonheart but instead uses Guard Lv. 3
・Be careful as the better your guard, the weaker Anchor Rage gets

Narga Guard Build

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Night Rains BlackNight Rains Sharpness
AttackElementAffinityDefense
188-35%-
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost II

Recommended Armor & Skills

EquipmentDecoration
HeadBarroth Helm SCritical Jewel 2
Drain Jewel 1
ChestDiablos Mail SDrain Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SCritical Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil STenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
LegsBarroth Greaves SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv. 2Attack Jewel 2 (if slotted)
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Stamina Thief Lv. 2
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2863-52-5-4
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
Gamewith Editorial Team・Does not use Dragonheart but instead uses Guard Lv. 3
・Be careful as the better your guard, the weaker Anchor Rage gets
・If your talisman has no slots, remove the Attack Jewel. Affinity offers far better value

Older Endgame Builds

Older (Pre 3.0) Endgame Builds
Build / WeaponRecommendation / Skills
Blos Lance Firepower Build (Guard 1)★★★★
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Defense Boost Lv. 3, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Critical Eye Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1
Blos Lance Firepower Build (Guard 3)★★★
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stamina Thief Lv. 3, Critical Eye Lv. 2, Defense Boost Lv. 1
Narga Lance Critical Build (Guard 1)★★★★
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Teostra Blessing Lv. 1, Critical Eye Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1, Stamina Thief Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Narga Lance Critical Build (Guard 3)★★★
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Stamina Thief Lv. 2

Blos Lance Firepower Build (Guard 1)

Weapon NameSharpness
Diablos SpearDiablos Spear
AttackElementAffinityDefense
250--22%
Decoration― ― ―
Rampage SkillAffinity Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadBarroth Helm STenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestVaik Mail SGuardian Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ArmsJyuratodus VambracesGuardian Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil SAttack Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
Defense Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SDefense Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv2Expert Jewel 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Defense Boost Lv. 3, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Critical Eye Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Flinch Free Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
250-20-2-30
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Very high DPS when Offensive Guard is activated.
・Still deals reliable damage even if you don’t get a Offensive Guard Skill.
・Even with only Lvl 1 Guard, you can still effectively use Spiral Thrust.
・Works really well with the Palico’s Rousing Roar ability

Blos Lance Firepower Build (Guard 3)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Diablos SpearDiablos Spear
AttackElementAffinityDefense
250--22%
Decoration― ― ―
Rampage SkillAffinity Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadBarroth Helm STenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
ChestDiablos Mail SGrinder Jewel 1
ArmsJyuratodus VambracesGuardian Jewel 3
Ironwall Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
WaistAnjanath Coil SAttack Jewel 2
Drain Jewel 1
Drain Jewel 1
LegsIngot Greaves SDrain Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv2Attack Jewel 2 (Optional)
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Stamina Thief Lv. 3, Critical Eye Lv. 2, Defense Boost Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2621-4-1-5-1
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Guard Lv 3 helps decrease the impact of attacks and reduces stamina depletion by 15%.
・Lower Critical Eye skill level than the above Guard 1 build.
・The higher the Guard, the weaker the counterattack of Anchor Rage, so be careful.

Narga Lance Critical Build (Guard 1)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Night Rains BlackDiablos Spear
AttackElementAffinityDefense
18835%
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadBarroth Helm SCritical Jewel 2
Drain Jewel 1
ChestVaik Mail SGuardian Jewel 3
Tenderizer Jewel 2
Brace Jewel 1
ArmsKaiser VambracesAttack Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
LegsBarroth Greaves SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv 2Attack Jewel 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Teostra Blessing Lv. 1, Critical Eye Lv. 1, Guard Lv. 1, Stamina Thief Lv. 1, Flinch Free Lv. 1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2861-64-5-3
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Higher Crit Rate and Sharpness Level than Diablos Spear.
・Even with only Lvl 1 Guard, you can still effectively use Spiral Thrust.

Narga Lance Critical Build (Guard 3)

Recommended Weapon

Weapon NameSharpness
Night Rains BlackDiablos Spear
AttackElementAffinityDefense
18835%
DecorationCritical Jewel 2
Rampage SkillAttack Boost III

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecoration
HeadBarroth Helm SCritical Jewel 2
Drain Jewel 1
ChestDiablos Mail SDrain Jewel 1
ArmsRathalos Braces SCritical Jewel 2
WaistAnjanath Coil STenderizer Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
Grinder Jewel 1
LegsBarroth Greaves SAttack Jewel 2
Grinder Jewel 1
TalismanWeakness Exploit Lv 2Attack Jewel 2
Skills
Attack Boost Lv. 7, Offensive Guard Lv. 3, Guard Lv. 3, Weakness Exploit Lv. 3, Critical Boost Lv. 3, Speed Sharpening Lv. 3, Defense Boost Lv. 2, Stamina Thief Lv. 2
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
2863-52-5-4
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial Team・Guard Lv 3 helps decrease the impact of attacks and reduces stamina depletion by 15%.
・The higher the Guard, the weaker the counterattack of Anchor Rage.
・Critical Boost is prioritized on this build.

Lance - High Rank Builds

Equipment For High Rank 4★ Quests

Recommended Weapon

WeaponSharpness
Kulu SkewerKulu Piercer Sharpness
AttackElementAffinityDefense
160-25%-
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecorations
HeadIzuchi Helm S-
ChestKamura Garb S-
ArmsKamura Braces S-
WaistKamura Obi S-
LegsKulu-Ya-Ku Greaves S-
Skills
Critical Eye Lv7, Wirebug Whisperer Lv3, Wall Runner Lv1, Heroics Lv1, Stun Resistance Lv1
Defensefirewaterthundericedragon
1659-3-12-1
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamHaving Critical Eye be at its maximum of level 7 makes this a very crit-focused build. The Wirebug Whisperer skill will also allow you to potential take a lot of hits.

Lance - Low Rank Builds

Equipment For ★2 & Above Quests

Recommended Weapon

WeaponSharpness
Iron Lance IIIron Lnace 2
AttackElementAffinityDefense
100-0%-
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecorations
HeadIzuchi Helm-
ChestHunter's Mail-
ArmsAlloy Vambraces-
WaistChainmail Belt-
LegsBaggi Greaves-
Skills
Critical Eye Lv2, Attack Boost Lv2, Guard Lv1
DefenseFiewaterthundericedragon
38-3-2-311
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamThe Chainmail Belt has low defenses, but its Guard skill makes it perfect for the Lance. Even at level 1, you can reduce knockback, making it a perfect weapon in the early game.

Equipment For ★4 & Above Quests

Recommended Weapon

WeaponSharpness
Wind Thief Lance IIWind Thief Lance II Sharpness
AttackElementAffinityDefense
100-15%-
Decoration-

Recommended Armor

EquipmentDecorations
HeadBasarios Helm-
ChestBasarios Mail-
ArmsBasarios Vambaces-
WaistBarroth Coil-
LegsKadachi Armor Greaves-
Skills
Guard Lvl 3, Defense Boost Lvl 2, Speed Sharpening Lvl 1, Constitution Lvl 1, Critical Eye Lvl 1
DefenseFiewaterthundericedragon
115-2-9103-8
Build Materials List
Key Points About This Build
MHR Editorial TeamWhen you think of the Lance, you should think of an immovable force. Having level 3 guard, as well as a boost to defense will let you be exactly that - this build relies on extensive use of your own guard ability as well, so don't forget to use it!

Lance - Recommended Skills

Skill NameEffect / Reason
Attack Boost
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases Attack. At higher levels, it also increases Affinity
【Reason】
Hit harder with higher damage. Aim to at least get this to Lv. 4
Offensive Guard
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Succeed in guarding at the right time and you will receive an increase for the attack.
【Reason】
A skill required for the Lance, this will up your attack when doing Guards. No reason to not get this as it can easily trigger with a Lance
Weakness Exploit
(Priority: ★★★)
【Effect】
Increases the affinity of attacks that exploit a monster weak spot.
【Reason】
Raises your Affinity, allowing you to deal more damage
Critical Boost
(Priority: ★★☆)
【Effect】
Increases the damage of critical hits.
【Reason】
A must-have if you rely on Affinity to deal damage
Guard Up
(Priority: ★★☆)
【Effect】
Monster attacks that cannot be usually guarded can now be guarded
【Reason】
Since it expands the attacks you can guard against, this is a must for the Lance
Guard
(Priority: ★★☆)
【Effect】
Decreases the impact of attacks and reduces stamina consumption
【Reason】
Guard without being thrown off! It will also let you keep your guard for longer
Stamina Thief
(Priority: ★☆☆)
【Effect】
Increases certain attacks' ability to exhaust monsters.
【Reason】
Good when striking with your shield. Equip if you have 1 free slot
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wtfmate 2

There are also 4x Grinder grinder Jewels. Speed Sharpening only goes up to level 3.

518961lancerrrr 1

Hello,
Thank you for the guide! Can you explain to me why speed sharpening lvl 3 is necessary for the end game guild?

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