Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Weapon Guide

Guide on how to use the Bow weapon in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise), including commands, combos, upgrades, and new silkbind attacks.

Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Weapon Guide

How to use Bow Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Weapon Guide

The Bow is one of the fourteen weapon types the player can pick when hunting Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. The weapon type benefits from its mid-range attacks, coatings that give buffs, unlimited arrows, and special arrows compared to other weapon types.

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

List of Bow Weapons

For a list of recommended weapon skills, read our Bow Skill Guide:

Best Skills for Bow

Bow Controls and Combos

Here is a breakdown of Basic Controls and Combos for the Bow Hunter:

Bow Basic Attack Controls

Input Command
ZL Aim
ZR Shoot
A Melee Attack
X Load/Unload Coating
L + X or B Select Coating
X + A Dragon Piercer

Bow Silkbind Attack Controls

Input Command
R + X Focus Shot
R + A Herculean Draw

Bow Weapon Combos

Input Command
ZR (Hold), ZR +A Arc Shot
ZR (Hold), ZR + LS (Up), A (Multiple taps) Power Shot
ZR + LS (Up), LS + B, A, A Charging Sidestep Combo

Bow Silkbind Attacks

Here are the details for the new Silkbind Attacks of Bow Hunters:

Silkbind Attack Silkbind Attack Description
Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Hunter Silkbind Attack Herculean DrawHerculean Draw When armed with a bow, the hunter can use Herculean Drawn, a special attack that enables the hunter to quickly dash in the direction he’s facing. Using this attack temporarily sharpens the hunter’s attack. If used with Ironsilk, the draw strength is improved.
Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Hunter Silkbind Attack Focus ShotFocus Shot The bow also grants Focus Shot, a useful evasive move done while crouched down. This attack encourages stamina regen and can even punish the monster’s attack when the timed correctly which can help a hunter get by unscathed. Use the Left stick to switch directions.
Monster Hunter Rise - Bow Hunter Silkbind Attack Herculean DrawAerial Aim Can be switched out with Focus Shot. A technique that involves shooting arrows while suspended on a Wirebug. The hunter can also employ a close-ranged attack below him.

Heavy Bowgun Best Weapons

Here is a list of Best Weapons for the Heavy Bowgun Hunter:

Weapon Attack Power Element Damage Affinity Materials Suitability
Kamura Iron Bow II 70 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 1★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Wroggi Revolver II 110 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 2★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Kulu Piercer 160 None 30%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Flaming Rage Bow 240 Fire 9 -20%
  • Coming Soon
  • For All-Around Elements
  • For End Game Quests

All Best Weapons

Bow Highlights

Here are highlights for the Bow Hunter:

← Heavy Bowgun Weapon Guide All Weapon Guides →

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