Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Weapon Guide

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

Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Weapon Guide

How to use Heavy Bowgun Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Weapon Guide

The Heavy Bowgun is one of the fourteen weapon types the player can pick when hunting Monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. The weapon type benefits from its longer range, high damage, and explosive ammo compared to other weapon types.

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

List of Heavy Bowgun Weapons

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

Best Skills for Heavy Bowgun

Heavy Bowgun Controls and Combos

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

Heavy Bowgun Basic Attack Controls

Input Command
ZL Crosshairs
ZR Fire
A Load Special Ammo
X Reload
L + X or B Select Ammo
X + A Melee Attack

Heavy Bowgun Silkbind Attack Controls

Input Command
R + X Counter Shot
R + A Free Silkbind Glide

Heavy Bowgun Weapon Combos

Input Command

Heavy Bowgun. Silkbind Attacks

Here are the details for the new Silkbind Attacks of Heavy Bowgun Hunters:

Silkbind Attack Silkbind Attack Description
Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Hunter Silkbind Attack Free Silkbind GlideFree Silkbind Glide Free Silkbind Glide is one of the Silkbind Attacks that the Heavy Bowgun offers. It allows the hunter to take to the skies and follow up with a close range attack. A well timed button press can also put back the weapon.
Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Hunter Silkbind Attack Counter ShotCounter Shot Counter Shot on the other hand is another Silkbind Attack which gives the hunter a chance to retaliate against an incoming hit.
Monster Hunter Rise - Heavy Bowgun Hunter Silkbind Attack Counter ChargerCounter Charger Can be switched out with Counter Shot. A technique that enables the hunter to execute parry through Wirebugs. When parrying, the hunter deflects the attack and takes no damage from the monster. In addition, the charged shot suffers less cooldown.

Heavy Bowgun Best Weapons

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

Weapon Attack Power Element Damage Affinity Materials Suitability
Iron Assault II 100 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 1★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Rapid Caster II 100 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 2★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Cyclecaster 160 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Guerrera Cannon II (Parts: Shield) 190 None 20%
  • Coming Soon
  • For High Rank Quests
  • For 7★ Quests or higher
Despot’s Paraxosym 220 None 10%
  • Coming Soon
  • For End Game Quests

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Heavy Bowgun Combo Highlights

Here are combo highlights for the Heavy Bowgun Hunter:

← Light Bowgun Weapon Guide Bow Weapon Guide →

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