Best Greatsword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise

Everyone loves a big sword, but that’s especially true of the Monster Hunter series. Ask most people what comes to mind when they think of Monster Hunter and they’ll say the ridiculously oversized guns. The greatsword in Monster Hunter Rise fits the bill nicely, giving players the ability to wield an incredibly large sword like their favorite characters.

Playing with a greatsword is easier than other weapons like the Switch Axe, but it still needs the right build to really shine. Here are some of our favorite builds for this classic weapon.

Best Greatsword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise

Critical hit build

This build stacks multiple Dragon Heart skills to increase damage output as the battle rages on, while increasing critical hit chance as high as possible, making it a devastating weapon that grows stronger over time.

  • Weapon – Darkness of Night – This weapon has a good base Attack stat of 180, but its 35% Affinity puts us in a good position to land repeated critical hits once combined with the armor and skill sets below.
  • Armor – Valstrax Set – This armor set offers several Dragon Heart abilities that increase your attack power once your health drops below 80%.
  • Talisman – Critical Look – This gives you a big boost to your affinity and increases your critical hit chance with each swing.
  • decorations – Three critical gem 2, Three charger gem 2, Three Steadfast Jewel 1
  • Abilities – Dragon Heart level 5, exploit weaknesses Level 3, reanimate Level 3, Critical look Level 3, focus Level 3, stun resistance Level 3, critical boost Level 3, resentment level 3

Raw damage buildup

If you want to focus more on direct damage, this build will do that for you. It simply focuses on hitting hard and often, and doesn’t worry about dishing out the above build’s devastating critical hits.

  • Weapon – Tigrex Greatsword – This sword has an affinity of -15%, making it highly unlikely to deal critical hits, but it has a base attack stat of 210, putting it on par with some of the strongest weapons in the game.
  • Armor – Imperial Helm, Vaik Mail, Lagombi Bracers, Anjanath Coil, Ingot Greaves – This armor set grants multiple attack boost abilities, providing devastating power behind each strike. It also features some Critical Eye skills to balance the -15% affinity issue with the Tigrex.
  • talisman Weakness Exploit – This increases your chance of landing a critical hit while attacking a monster’s weak spot.
  • Decorations – A Tenderizer Gem 2, Two critical gem 2, A attack jewel 2, Three Steadfast Jewel 1, Three grinder jewel 1, A Bracket jewel 1
  • Abilities – Critical View level 7, attack boost level 5, critical boost Level 3, exploit weaknesses Level 3, stun resistance Level 3, speed sharpening Level 3, ice attack level 1, twitch free level 1 Best Greatsword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise

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