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Best Sword and Shield Builds & Recommended Skills

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Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best Sword and Shield builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, and changes from past games to MH Rise.

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Changes To The Sword and Shield

Changes From Past Games

1Perfect Rush mechanics changed
2Perfect Rush damage lowered significantly
3Spiral Slash removed
4Can no longer adjust distance jumped after using Charged Slash
5Increased speed when using items while having weapon drawn
6Falling Bash is easier to use

The Sword & Shield has received several changes, one among which is the removal of Spiral Slash. Despite this, some changes are for the better and the weapon is still quite usable in its current state in Monster Hunter Rise.

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Best Skills For The Sword and Shield

The following section includes information from Monster Hunter: World. It will be updated when MHR comes out.

Example Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation / Overview
Critical Eye

Increases Affinity by up to 40%. Can be used in tandem with Critical Boost and Master's Touch.
Weakness Exploit

Increases affinity chance by up to 50% when hitting monster weak spots. A standard skill for full-on attackers.
Critical Boost

Increases the damage dealt with critical hits. Best used with a high affinity chance. Equip up to Lvl 3 for greater effect.
Any Elemental / Status Ailment Attack Skill

The Sword and Shield is a weapon that excels in inflicting elemental and status ailments. Increase your firepower by appending skills that boost your attacks.
Master's Touch

Prevents your weapon's sharpness from going down when it lands a critical hit. Can be replaced with Razor Sharp/Spare Shot.

The above are some often used skills from Monster Hunter World. A lot of these focus on increasing affinity, reducing sharpness loss, and elemental status infliction.

Recommended Sword and Shield Builds

This section is a work in progress. It will be updated once MHR comes out!

Build Characteristics & Overview

The Sword & Shield are weapons that leave you extremely agile and able to move around the battlefield, though it leaves you with short weapon range and relatively low damage. Whether or not you can effectively make use of this weapon will more often than not come down to player skill.

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