Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Weapon Guide

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

Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Weapon Guide

How to use Great Swords in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Weapon Guide

The Great Sword is one of the fourteen weapon types the player can pick when hunting Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. The weapon type benefits on powerful charge attacks, quick blocking in exchange for weapon sharpness, and highest damage per hit compared to other weapon types.

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

List of Great Sword Weapons

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

Best Skills for Great Sword

Great Sword Controls and Combos

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

Great Sword Basic Attack Controls

Input Command
X Overhead Slash
A Wide Sweep
X + A Rising Slash
A (while Charging) Tackle
A (after Tackle) Leaping Wide Slash
ZR (while Midair) Plunging Thrust
ZR Guard
X (while Holding) Charged Slash
LS + X (Hold) Strong Charged Slash
A (after Strong Charged Slash) Strong Wide Slash
X (after True Charged Slash) True Charged Slash

Great Sword Silkbind Attack Controls

Input Command
ZL + X Hunting Edge
ZL + A Power Sheathe

Great Sword Weapon Combos

Input Command
X (Hold), LS + X (Hold), A, X True Charged Slash Combo
A, A, A Forward Lunging Attack Combo
A, X + A, A Stationary Combo
X + A, X + A
X + A, X + A, X
X, L, B, Y
X, L, X (Hold), X (Hold), ZL + A
X, L, X, X, ZL + A
X (Charge), ZL + A
X (Charge) + A

Great Sword Silkbind Attacks

Here are the details for the new Silkbind Attacks of Great Sword Hunters:

Silkbind Attack Silkbind Attack Description
Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Hunter Silkbind Attack Power SheathePower Sheathe Power Sheathe allows the hunter to boost his attack temporarily after putting back the weapon.
Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Hunter Silkbind Attack Hunting EdgeHunting Edge Hunting Edge is another Silkbind Attack that allows the hunter to charge at the enemy. When the enemy is struck, the hunter can follow up with a Charged Slash or Charged Plunging Thrust while airborne. When facing an enemy that relies on ranged attacks, Hunting Edge can also be used to move out of an incoming projectile while punishing the enemy with an upward attack.
Monster Hunter Rise - Great Sword Silkbind Attack Adamant Charged SlashAdamant Charged Slash Can be switched out with Hunting Edge. A technique using a Wirebug to dash forward, and deliver a Strong Charged Slash. Also allows you to withstand knockdown attacks by hardening your body as you dash forth.

Great Sword Best Weapons

Here is a list of Best Weapons for the Great Sword Hunter:

Weapon Attack Power Element Damage Affinity Materials Suitability
Buster Sword I 110 None 0%
  • 1,000 Zeny
  • Machalite Ore x3
  • Ore x8 Points
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 1★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Carapace Sword II 130 None -20%
  • 2,600 Zeny
  • Dragonite Ore x2
  • Barroth Scalp x2
  • Barroth x10 Points
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 2★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Buster Blade 140 None 0%
  • 3,000 Zeny
  • Monster Bone+ x2
  • Dragonite Ore x3
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Kamura Cleaver V 150 none 0%
  • 12,000 Zeny
  • Carbalite Ore x8
  • Baggi Scale + x3
  • Lightcrystal x2
  • Guild Ticket x3
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Gossblade I 170 Ice 15 -15%
  • 10,500 Zeny
  • Goss Harag Brace x3
  • Goss Harag Fur x2
  • Block of Ice x1
  • Massive Bone x3
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Colossal Axeblade 180 None 0%
  • 8,000 Zeny
  • Carbalite Ore x3
  • Gracium x2
  • Herbivore + x20 Points
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Golem Blade I 180 None 0%
  • 12,000 Zeny
  • Stoutbone x4
  • Monster Keenbone x3
  • Piercing Claw x5
  • For High Rank Quests
  • For 7★ Quests or higher
Gossblade II 200 Ice 17 -15%
  • 16,800 Zeny
  • Basarios Carapace x2
  • Stoutbone x2
  • Goss Harag x10 Points
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Dark of Night 180 None 35%
  • 42,000 Zeny
  • Tigrex Claw+ x3
  • Narga Medulla x1
  • Nargacuga + x10 Points
  • For High Rank Quests
  • For 7★ Quests or higher
Abominable Great Sword 230 Ice 20 -15%
  • 42,000 Zeny
  • Goss Harag Brace+ x2
  • Goss Harag Fur+ x2
  • Block of Ice+ x1
  • Goss Harag Bile x1
  • For End Game Quests

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Great Sword Highlights

Here are highlights for the Great Sword Hunter:

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