Check out this Monster Hunter Rise (Switch) guide on the best Insect Glaive builds. Includes recommended equipment, skills, and changes from past games to MH Rise.
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Changes To The Insect Glaive
Changes From Past Games
|1||Descending Thrust removed|
|2||Rock Steady effect (skill) from extracts has returned|
|3||Kinsect mechanics have changed|
|4||Lost the ability to mount monsters|
|5||Tornado Slash now easier to use|
> Possible to animation cancel by recalling your Kinsect, so you won't fall on your back
The Insect Glaive has unfortunately received a lot of nerfs, leaving a lot to be desired. This is one weapon that has seen a lot of its uniqueness and glory taken over by the addition of the Wirebug. Losing the ability to mount monsters and use Descending Thrust are also two big negatives for the Glaive.See Insect Glaive Combo Info Here
Best Skills For The Insect Glaive
The following section includes information from Monster Hunter: World. It will be updated when MHR comes out.
Example Recommended Skills
|Skill||Recommendation / Overview|
Hitting monster weak spots can do critical hits and increased damage
Does not lower your weapon's sharpness when dealing critical hits
|Razor Sharp/Spare Shot|
Halves the rate at which your weapon loses sharpness
Increases your maximum health
Sharpen your weapon faster
The above are some often used skills from Monster Hunter World. They mostly focused on weapon sharpness, health, and critical hits, and it's likely that builds in MHR will also take similar skills.
Recommended Insect Glaive Builds
This section is a work in progress. It will be updated once MHR comes out!
Build Characteristics & Overview
The Insect Glaive is a high mobility weapon that allows you to traverse a battlefield quickly. It also has the interesting Extract system which gives it a bit of flexibility. Unfortunately the weapon seems to have taken a bit of a hit with the changes in MHR. That being said, it's still possible to dish out good damage with it, so don't despair.