Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best Switch Axe builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, and changes from past games to MH Rise.
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Changes To The Switch Axe
Changes From Past Games
|1||Axe Buff effect was changed|
-> Gauge fills up faster now
|2||Switch Gauge fills up slower|
|3||Axe also gets effects from the damage buff|
|4||Can no longer be knocked away while using Elemental Discharge Combo|
|5||Using Elemental Discharge Combo causes weapon sharpness to decrease|
|6||Can connect Sword-mode dodges into a Morph (form change)|
|7||A new Morph attack was added|
The Switch Axe has received quite a few changes since the last game in the series. There's a mix of buffs and nerfs here, so it's hard to say whether or not this weapon has benefitted overall from these changes.Check Out Switch Axe Combo Info Here
Best Skills For The Switch Axe
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
|Master's Touch|| |
Prevents sharpness loss when dealing critical hits
|Health Boost|| |
Increases health points
|Evade Extender|| |
Increases distance of rolls and dodges
The above are some often used skills from Monster Hunter World. Many of these are typical skills, including ones that help prevent loss of weapon sharpness, and ones that increase your overall health.
Recommended Switch Axe Builds
This section is a work in progress. It will be updated once MHR comes out!
Build Characteristics & Overview
The Switch Axe is not an easy weapon to use, due primarily to the multiple gauges you need to manage. This is a weapon that will likely require some expertise and practice to dive into, though if you do so you'll likely get excellent results.