Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Builds (2024)

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Progression Builds

Endgame Raw Builds

Endgame Elemental Builds

4/16/2021: Added Thunder and Fire builds.

4/7/2021: Replaced Goss Harag all-purpose build with Narga all-purpose. Added some enhanced builds using Weakness Exploit 2 talismans.

4/5/2021: Added Dragonsong build

4/4/2021: Changed Spinning Axe to use Attack Boost 7

4/1/2021: Added Bludgeoner Rajang builds

3/30/2021: Created page and added progression builds and some basic endgame builds. More builds soon.

Q: I can't find X armor at the blacksmith

A: Some armor pieces have different names depending on your character's gender. These include Utsushi/Channeler and Skalda/Spio as the most commonly used.

Q: I still can't find Skalda/Spio armor at the blacksmith

A: You need to get Quality Stomach from Altaroth (small monster) in HR. Also, you need a Toxic Kumori to craft it which is a random bonus material from Argosy Buddy Trading while trading for Herbs or other items with a fish icon next to them.

Q: I don't have a Weakness Exploit talisman

A: Once unlocked the third option at the melder can be used to get a basic charm with Weakness Exploit 1 without too much trouble. For better charms, the 4th or 5th options should be used but are much lower chance to get a charm with Weakness Exploit.

Q: Why Rapid Morph?

A: Rapid Morph speeds up ALL actions that involve changing from Sword or Axe or Axe to Sword. Notably, this includes Condensed Spinning Slash and the first half of AED/SAED (up to when the shield is behind the character's head). It doesn't increase the damage of AED/SAED. It's a good quality-of-life skill for all CB builds, but is not a required/core skill for CB.

Q: Why Load Shells?

A: Load Shells is basically the replacement for Focus in World. At level 2 Load Shells, it functions like Load Up in MHGU, meaning reloading at yellow phial outlines fills all your phials. This is a good choice for CB builds besides those using Condensed Spinning Slash or Counter Peak Performance extensively.

Q: How much Guard should I use?

A: (Updated 4/8/2021) In the current state of the game I recommend running 0 or 1 Guard, 0 being the default. If monsters' attacks deal too much knockback, you can use Counter Peak Performance or simply super armor with Advancing Morph, or fade back and counter with Axe Hopper, etc. Some monsters I would recommend Guard 1 for are Zinogre, Diablos, and Magnamalo.

Q: Do Offensive Guard and Rapid Morph work with Counter Peak Performance?

A: Yes.

Q: Does Counter Peak Performance let you block unblockable moves?

A: No, you still need Guard Up if you want to block unblockable moves (some lasers, gas, etc).

Q: Which level 1 decorations should I use?

A: Speed Sharpening, Flinch Free, Free Meal, Stun Resistance are all fine choices. For elemental builds, the corresponding element attack decorations should be used.

Q: Does Bombardier affect phial damage?

A: The armor skill "Bombardier" does not, but the Dango skill "Dango Bombardier" does for Impact Phials only.

Weapon

Wind Thief Sickle I/II

(Izuchi tree)

Switch Skills

Anything works

Skills

Critical Eye 4

Artillery 1

Armor

Izuchi

Izuchi

Rhenoplos

Izuchi

Lagombi

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Weapon

Regas Hyper / Elite Blade I

(Ore tree)

Switch Skills

Anything works

Skills

Critical Eye 5

Artillery 1

Attack Boost 1

Armor

Zinogre

Zinogre

Rhenoplos

Barioth

Ingot

Substitutions

Kadachi and Nargacuga torso armor can also be used.

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Weapon

Elite Blade II

(Ore tree)

Switch Skills

Anything works

Skills

Critical Eye 5

Weakness Exploit 2

Artillery 2

Attack Boost 2

Armor

Izuchi S

Izuchi S

Rhenoplos S

Skalda S

Ingot S

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Weapon

Kaiser Blade

(Ore tree)

Switch Skills

Anything works

Skills

Critical Eye 4

Weakness Exploit 3

Artillery 2

Attack Boost 2

Armor

Zinogre S

Izuchi S

Rhenoplos S

Skalda S

Ingot S

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Weapon

Scream in the Night

(Nargacuga tree)

Rampage Skill

Attack Up

Switch Skills

Pick your favorites

Armor

Almudron S

Vaik S

Rhenoplos S

Skalda S

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Decorations

Attack x4

Magazine x2

Any level 1 decoration x4

Substitutions

You can use Barroth S torso and Rathalos S arms to craft fewer Attack decorations (and more Artillery decos) but this loses two small slots.

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Weapon

Scream in the Night

(Nargacuga tree)

Rampage Skill

Attack Up

Switch Skills

Pick your favorites

Skills

Attack Boost 4

Weakness Exploit 3

Artillery 3

Critical Boost 2

Rapid Morph 2

Load Shells 2

Latent Power 2

Armor

Almudron S

Zinogre S

Rhenoplos S

Anja S

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 2

Decorations

Attack x2

Magazine x2

Artillery x1

Any level 1 decoration x6

Notes

Inspired by CB runners いわたわし and しーどまぅん.

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Weapon

Stunning Axe

(Goss Harag tree)

Rampage Skill

Any except Ice Attack up

Switch Skills

Pick your favorites

Skills

Attack Boost 4

Weakness Exploit 3

Artillery 3

Rapid Morph 2

Load Shells 2

Critical Eye 2

Guard 1

Stun Resistance 2

Armor

Almudron S

Rhenoplos S

Rhenoplos S

Skalda S

Ingot S

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Decorations

Attack x2

Ironwall x1

Magazine x2

Any level 1 decoration x3

Notes

Many flex skills here, Attack/Guard/Load Shells can be swapped for Attack/Guard/Evade Extender/Guard Up as desired.

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Weapon

Scream in the Night

(Nargacuga tree)

Rampage Skill

Any

Switch Skills

Condensed Spinning Slash

Either

Counter Peak Performance

Skills

Attack Boost 7

Weakness Exploit 3

Rapid Morph 2

Critical Boost 2

Critical Eye 1

Latent Power 1

Armor

Almudron S

Vaik S

Rathalos S

Skalda S

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Decorations

Attack x5

Expert x1

Any level 1 decoration x3

Substitutions

Chest can be switched to Almudron S if you want Razor Sharp 2. You can use Barroth S instead of Vaik if you want to craft 1 fewer Attack decoration but it loses 1 small slot.

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Weapon

Scream in the Night

(Nargacuga tree)

Rampage Skill

Any

Switch Skills

Condensed Spinning Slash

Either

Counter Peak Performance

Skills

Attack Boost 6

Weakness Exploit 3

Critical Boost 3

Rapid Morph 2

Latent Power 2

Heroics 1

Maximum Might 1

Armor

Almudron S

Zinogre S

Rathalos S

Golden

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 2

Decorations

Attack x4

Any level 1 decoration x4

Substitutions

You can optionally drop Rapid Morph 2 for the last point of Attack by using Zinogre S helm, Remobra S chest, and Anja S waist instead.

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Weapon

Undying Blade II

(Rajang tree)

Rampage Skill

Dulling Strike

Switch Skills

Either

Either

Counter Peak Performance

Skills

Attack Boost 6

Offensive Guard 3

Artillery 3

Bludgeoner 3

Guard 1

Defense Boost 2

Armor

Barroth S

Vaik S

Rhenoplos S

Anja S

Barroth S

Talisman

Bludgeoner 2

Decorations

Attack x3

Guardian x1

Artillery x1

Blunt x1

Any level 1 decoration x6

Notes

A level 2 slot on talisman or an Attack Boost 2 talisman lets you get Attack Boost 7.

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Weapon

Undying Blade II

(Rajang tree)

Rampage Skill

Dulling Strike

Switch Skills

Either

Counter Morph Slash

Axe Hopper

Skills

Attack Boost 7

Artillery 3

Bludgeoner 3

Load Shells 2

Rapid Morph 2

Stun Resistance 2

Armor

Almudron S

Rhenoplos S

Rhenoplos S

Anja S

Hunter S

Talisman

Bludgeoner 2

Decorations

Attack x3

Magazine x2

Blunt x1

Any level 1 decoration x4

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Weapon

Undying Blade II

(Rajang tree)

Rampage Skill

Dulling Strike

Switch Skills

Either

Counter Morph Slash

Axe Hopper

Skills

Attack Boost 7

Artillery 3

Bludgeoner 3

Load Shells 2

Rapid Morph 2

Stun Resistance 2

Critical Eye 2

Armor

Almudron S

Rhenoplos S

Rhenoplos S

Anja S

Ingot S

Talisman

Bludgeoner 2

Slots: 2-0-0

Decorations

Attack x3

Magazine x2

Blunt x1

Any level 1 decoration x5

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Weapon

Dragonsong

(Dragon tree)

Rampage Skill

Dragon Boost II or Element Exploit*

Switch Skills

Pick your favorites

Skills

Attack Boost 7

Dragon Attack 5

Weakness Exploit 3

Bludgeoner 3

Rapid Morph 2

Critical Eye 2

Mind's Eye 1

Armor

Almudron S

Vaik S

Tigrex S

Skalda S

Ingot S

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Slots: 1-0-0

Decorations

Dragon x5

Attack x5

Blunt x1

Notes

*Element Exploit increases elemental damage by 30% but only on hitzones of 25 or above. Many monsters despite being weak to an element only have one or two parts where this would activate, so it may not always be better than Dragon Boost II.

Substitutions

You can use Rathalos S gloves instead if you want to craft fewer Attack decorations but this loses Mind's Eye 1.

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Weapon

Die Walküre

(Thunder tree)

Rampage Skill

Thunder Boost

Switch Skills

Pick your favorites

Skills

Attack Boost 6

Thunder Attack 5

Weakness Exploit 3

Rapid Morph 2

Load Shells 2

Critical Boost 2

Latent Power 1

Armor

Almudron S

Vaik S

Rathalos S

Skalda S

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Slots: 1-1-0

Decorations

Bolt x5

Attack x4

Magazine x2

Notes

Zinogre CB has better raw stats but much lower element compared to Die Walküre making it less suitable for SAED spam. It also has the unique Anti-Aquatic species making it useful for certain matchups.

Substitutions

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Weapon

Despot's Thundergale

(Zinogre tree)

Rampage Skill

Thunder Boost II or Anti-Aquatic

Switch Skills

Condensed Spinning Slash

Either

Counter Peak Performance

Skills

Attack Boost 7

Thunder Attack 5

Weakness Exploit 3

Rapid Morph 3

Critical Boost 2

Latent Power 1

Armor

Almudron S

Vaik S

Rathalos S

Skalda S

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Slots: 1-1-0

Decorations

Bolt x5

Attack x5

Quickswitch x1

Notes

Zinogre CB has better raw stats but much lower element compared to Die Walküre making it less suitable for SAED spam. It also has the unique Anti-Aquatic Species ramp-up skill making it useful for certain matchups.

Substitutions

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Weapon

Biting Edge II

(Rakna-Kadaki tree)

Rampage Skill

Fire Boost

Switch Skills

Pick your favorites

Skills

Attack Boost 6

Fire Attack 5

Weakness Exploit 3

Rapid Morph 2

Load Shells 2

Critical Boost 2

Latent Power 1

Armor

Almudron S

Vaik S

Rathalos S

Skalda S

Golden

Talisman

Weakness Exploit 1

Slots: 0-0-0

Decorations

Blaze x5

Attack x4

Magazine x2

Notes

Zinogre CB has better raw stats but much lower element compared to Die Walküre making it less suitable for SAED spam. It also has the unique Anti-Aquatic species making it useful for certain matchups.

Substitutions

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