Monster Hunter Rise - Best Skills for Switch Axe

Recommended Weapon Skills for your Switch Axe Build or Loadout in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Skills are organized by type and their skill effects.

Monster Hunter Rise - Best Skills for Switch Axe

All Best Skills for Switch Axe in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise - Switch Axe Best Skills

The Switch Axe is one of the fourteen weapon types the player can pick when hunting Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. The weapon type benefits from its two weapons modes namely Sword mode and Axe mode compared to other weapon types. The Sword mode deals extra damage, faster attacks and explosive finishers while Axe mode have power and long reach.

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For a list of weapon attacks and combos, read our Switch Axe Weapon Guide:

Weapon Guide for Switch Axe

For a list of weapon upgrades and weapon tree, read our Switch Axe Weapon List:

List of Switch Axe Weapons

Switch Axe Recommended Skills

Monster Hunter Rise - Switch Axe Recommended Skills

Here is list of recommended skills for the Switch Axe Hunter:

This is a tentative list based from previous Monster Hunter games. Skills are to be confirmed and changed when Monster Hunter Rise is officially released worldwide.

Switch Axe Weapon Offensive Skills

Recommended Skill Skill Effect
Attack Boost Increases attack power. Also improves affinity at higher levels.
Critical Boost Increases the damage of critical hits. Synergizes well with weakness, exploit, maximum might, and critical eye skills.
Critical Eye Increases affinity.
Weakness Exploit Increases affinity when attacking monster weak points.
Agitator Increases attack power and affinity when large monsters become enraged.. Allows you to deal more damage when monster is angered.
Partbreaker Makes it easier to break or sever parts of large monsters.

Switch Axe Weapon Defensive Skills

Recommended Skill Skill Effect
Evade Window Extends the invulnerability period when evading.
Evade Extender Increase evade distance.
Earplugs Grants protection from large monsters’ roars.
Divine Blessing Has a predetermined chance of reducing the damage you take.
Health Boost Increases health.

Switch Axe Weapon Utility Skills

Recommended Skill Skill Effect
Power Prolonger Allows long swords, dual blades, insect glaives, switch axes, and charge blades to stay powered up longer.
Focus Increases the fill rate for weapons with gauges and the charge rate for weapons with charge attacks.
Quick Sheathe Speeds up weapon sheathing.
Mind’s Eye/Ballistics Prevents attacks from being deflected. Also shortens the distance before ammo and arrows reach maximum power.
Speed Sharpening Speeds up weapon sharpening when using a whetstone.
← Hunting Horn Weapon Skills Charge Blade Weapon Skills →

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Long Sword Hunter Guides

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Sword and Shield Hunter Guides

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Dual Blades Hunter Guides

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Hunting Horn Hunter Guides

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Hunting Horn Weapon List

Switch Axe Hunter Guides

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Charge Blade Hunter Guides

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Insect Glaive Hunter Guides

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Light Bowgun Hunter Guides

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