Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Weapon Guide

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

Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Weapon Guide

How to use Light Bowgun Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Weapon Guide

The Light 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 high mobility, evasive capabilities, fast fire rate within short to moderate range, and access to variety of ammo types compared to other weapon types.

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

List of Light Bowgun Weapons

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

Best Skills for Light Bowgun

Light Bowgun Controls and Combos

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

Light Bowgun Basic Attack Controls

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

Light Bowgun Silkbind Attack Controls

Input Command
R + X Silkbind Guide
R + A Fanning Vault

Light Bowgun Weapon Combos

Input Command

Light Bowgun. Silkbind Attacks

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

Silkbind Attack Silkbind Attack Description
Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Hunter Silkbind Attack Silkblind GuideSilkbind Glide Wielding a Light Bowgun grants the hunter Silkbind Glide, a Silkbind Attack that provides a speed buff that can be followed up with a close range attack.
Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Hunter Silkbind Attack Fanning VaultFanning Vault Another Silkbind Attack that can be done with the same weapon is Fanning Vault. The hunter makes use of a Wirebug to leap straight. There are many follows up that can be performed after the first command such as unloading a shot, reloading, or using Wyvernblast.
Monster Hunter Rise - Light Bowgun Hunter Silkbind Attack Fanning ManeuverFanning Manuever Can be switched out with Fanning Vault. A technique that combines centrifugal force and the Wirebug to flank to one of two directions. Grants attack buff for a period of time and allows the hunter to shoot while moving.

Light Bowgun Best Weapons

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

Weapon Attack Power Element Damage Affinity Materials Suitability
Hunter’s Rifle II 90 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 1★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Cross Blitz 110 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Low Rank Quests
  • For 2★ Quests to 4★ Quests
Jaeger II 150 None 0%
  • Coming Soon
  • For Mid Rank Quests
  • For 4★ Quests to 6★ Quests
Night Owl (Parts: Long Barrel) 180 None 40%
  • Coming Soon
  • For End Game Quests

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Light Bowgun Combo Highlights

Here are combo highlights for the Light Bowgun Hunter:

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