Great Sword Weapon Tree for Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise) features the different upgrade paths for the Great Sword weapon. In Monster Hunter Rise, there are 14 categories of weapons that players can choose from to use for hunting Monsters. Although this weapon is heavy and causes the hunter to move slow, the Great Sword is a massive blade that cleaves in a wide arc with terrifying might, and can even be used to guard in a pinch. This page lists all of the Great Swords in Monster Hunter Rise, showing their effectiveness and upgrade paths.


Great Sword Weapon Traits

  • The Great Sword has powerful charge attacks.
  • It is capable of quickly blocking at the expense of sharpness. Close-range weapons gradually lose sharpness with each attack. As a weapon's sharpness level falls, its attacks are more likely to be deflected, but you can restore its sharpness with whetstones. 
  • A large, heavy sword that has the highest damage per hit of all the weapons.
  • This massive blade cleaves in a wide arc with terrifying might, and can even be used to guard in a pinch. The power of a full Charged Slash is overwhelming.


Great Sword Weapon Features

Weapon Advantages

  • Great Swords tend to excel at "hit and run" playstyles, in which the player finds an opening, deals a massive amount of damage, and then gets out before the monster can retaliate/recover. Because of this, the most useful skills on Great Sword are going to be those that compliment these "hit and run" tactics, allowing the Great Sword to do what it does best: dealing a heck ton of damage with a single attack.

Weapon Damage Types

  • Generally, Great Sword builds are going to be built around raw attack damage and affinity rather than element/status. The Great Sword has some of the highest motion values in the game, especially on it's charged attacks, which means that having a large attack power value will be incredibly beneficial in terms dealing damage to monsters. maximizing raw damage through crits, meaning affinity is a very important stat for the Great Sword.

Important: For a comprehensive guide on how to use Great Swords, please click the following link: Great Sword.


MH Rise Great Sword Weapon Tree


Great Sword Kamura Tree


Great Sword Ore Tree


Great Sword Bone Tree


Great Sword Independent Tree


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