Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best Gunlance builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, and changes from past games to MH Rise.
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Changes To The Gunlance
Changes From Past Games
|1||Wyrmstake Blast removed|
|2||Can now guard during Wyvern's Fire|
|3||Can now chain midair attacks|
|4||Can interrupt Charged Shelling|
|5||Can no longer quick reload with a Jump Overhead Slash|
|6||Button to reload after side-stepping was changed|
|7||Spread-type Wyvern's Fire shelling now has a stun value|
|8||Wyvern's Fire cooldown time is now displayed|
|9||Lunging Upthrust distance decreased|
The Gunlance has received a lot of changes since Monster Hunter World, most notable of which being the removal of Wyrmstake Blast. That being said, it remains a powerful defensive weapon when used correctly.Check Out Gunlance Combo Info Here
Best Skills For The Gunlance
The following section includes information from Monster Hunter: World. It will be updated when MHR comes out.
Example Recommended Skills
|Skill||Recommendation / Overview|
Essential for Gunlance hunters that increase your firepower. Damage output is different when this skill is not equipped
Increases your attack
|Weakness Exploit|| |
Hitting monster weak spots can do critical hits & increased damage
|Critical Eye|| |
Increases your affinity rate
|Critical Boost|| |
Strengthens damage of critical hits
|Razor Sharp/Spare Shot|
Will lower the rate of Gunlance's fast sharpness loss
Extends the sharpness gauge for your weapon, allowing you to fight for longer
The above are some often used skills from Monster Hunter World. Most of them tended to be geared toward increasing damage, though more supportive options that focus on reducing sharpness loss also exist.
Recommended Gunlance Builds
This section is a work in progress. It will be updated once MHR comes out!
Build Characteristics & Overview
The Gunlance is a bulky weapon that has very powerful guard attacks. These will allow you to withstand a variety of attacks and let you stand on your own two feet against powerful foes. That being said, this weapon is somewhat slow and takes getting used to in terms of controls, so it may take you some time to get into it. Once you do however, there are a variety of good builds available that you'll likely see success with.