Heavy Bowgun

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Weapon Type Ranged
Damage Type Shot (Ammo) Damage

Heavy Bowgun (ヘビィボウガン hebi bougan, "heavy bowgun",重弩) is one of the fourteen weapon categories in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). Like all Weapons, it features a unique set of moves and an upgrade path that branches out depending on the materials used.

 

A powerful ranged weapon as heavy on firepower as it is in the hand. 

Can be loaded with Wyvernheart or Wyvernsnipe ammo depending on the situation.

 

Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree

 

Heavy Bowgun Weapon Traits

  • Long Range.
  • High damage.
  • Specializes in high damage, and explosive ammo.
  • The Bowgun can be used to attack monsters from long range. There are two types of bowgun: the heavy bowgun, which can use powerful ammo, and the light bowgun, which allows for greater mobility and evasive capabilities, and faster shooting.
  • Ammunition comes in every elemental and status damage type, as well as ammo suitable for short or long range. Ramp-up Skills can further add more ammo types to your bowgun. Always check the ammo capabilities of your bowgun before building!

 

Heavy Bowgun Controls

  • zl-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Crosshairs
  • zr-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Fire
  • a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Load Special Ammo
  • x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Reload
  • l-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide or b-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Select Ammo
  • x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Melee Attack
  • Reload: Reloads the selected ammo. Hold x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide to reload all ammo in sequence.
  • Load Special Ammo: Allows for the firing of special ammo. Press a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide again to unload it, allowing it to regenerate.
  • Charged Shot: Charged Shot powers up as you hold down the button. A longer charge means a stronger shot.

Silkbind Controls

  • r-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Anchor Guard
  • r-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide: Free Silkbind Glide
  • Anchor Guard: Allows you to absorb an attack without taking damage. Follow up by pressing zr-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide to fire. (Wirebug Gauge Cost: 2)
  • Free Silkbind Glide: Uses a Wirebug to hurl yourself forward. Press x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide to follow up with a melee attack or press y-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide to follow up with a quick sheathe.

 

Heavy Bowgun Weapon Features

Weapon Advantages

  • Is a veritable turret, capable of high damage with careful positioning.
  • Ammunition covers every possible damage type, including severing and blunt.
  • Typically larger ammo capacity than the Light Bowgun.
  • Dodges further than most weapons.
  • Shield attachment allows use of Guard skills.
  • Can heal and support allies with Recover, Demon, and Armor ammo.

Weapon Disadvantages

  • Must supply your own ammunition.
  • Slow movement.
  • Slow dodge animation.
  • Slow sheathing speed.

 

Heavy Bowgun Silkbind Attacks

Free Silkbind Glide

Free Silkbind Glide
Move around like a gale of destruction!
Push the stick to control the direction you go in. Press the corresponding button to perform a close-range attack or quickly sheathe your weapon.
Press  zl-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide +  a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide

Counter Shot

Counter Shot
A fierce counterattack!
Stretch out a web of silk and take a stance to prepare for a powerful counterattack.
The attack is activated if you get hit while in this stance.
Press  zl-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide +  x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide 
Can be switched out with  Counter Charge

Counter Charge

Counter Charge
A parrying skill using Wirebugs. Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage. Will shorten the amount of time needed for a Charged Shot.
Press  zl-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide +  x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide 
Can be switched out with  Counter Shot

 

 Heavy Bowgun Switch Skills

Switch Skills in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise) refer to swappable moves in a Weapon's moveset. Each of the 14 Weapon-types have 3 sets of 2 moves that can be switched out with each other, allowing for a diverse, customizable approach to combat. Switch Skills are unlocked by progressing in the game, with each set having a default move that is available from the beginning.

  • Each Weapon-type has a set of swappable Silkbind Attacks and 2 sets of swappable standard moves.
  • The first set of Switch Skills are unlocked by completing the Lv. 3⭐Urgent Village Quest Feathered Frenzy
  • The second set of Switch Skills are unlocked by forging or upgrading 8 Weapons within a Weapon-type. Note that this needs to be done for every Weapon-type that you want to unlock Switch Skills for.
  • The third set of Switch Skills are unlocked by completing the associated High Rank Hub Quest given by Master Utsushi. These quests are unlocked by gaining access to the required Hub Quest rank.
  • Once unlocked, Switch Skills can be swapped at any Item Box and Switch Skill combinations can be saved to Item Loadouts as well.
  • In the table below, the left column represents default moves available from the beginning, while the right represents unlockable Switch Skills.
Switch Skills Set 1

Mech-Wyvernsnipe

Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe

Fires a specialized shot, different depending on the weapon.

The number of rounds is managed via its own gauge and replenishes over time.

Fires a specialized shot, different depending on the weapon. 

The number of rounds is managed via its own gauge and replenishes over time.

Regular Wyvernheart and Wyvernsnipe shells inflict less damage, but hits will replenish the hunter's health. 

Controls
  • Press a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide 
  • (Press a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide again to stop)
  • Press zl-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide to Fire
Controls
  • Press a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide 
  • (Press a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide again to stop)
  • Press zl-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide to Fire
Switch Skills Set 2

Melee Attack

Tackle

A bludgeoning attack delivered by directly smashing with the weapon.

Delivers impressive damage, and may even stun your target. If a shield is equipped, incoming attacks can be blocked while executing your attack.

A shoulder check with robust functionality.

Prevents flinching and knockback when attacked, making it useful for offensive situations. However, the damage received is significant, so caution is advised.

Controls
  • Press x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide
Controls
  • Press x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide + a-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide
Switch Skills Set 3 (Silkbind)

Counter Shot

Counter Charger

A parrying skill using Wirebugs.

Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage. Follow up with a powerful counterattack.

(Wirebug Gauge recovery speed: Fast)

A parrying skill using Wirebugs.

Absorbs an attack from a monster without taking any damage. Will shorten the amount of time needed for a Charged Shot.

(Wirebug Gauge recovery speed: Medium)

Controls
  • While holding r-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide, press x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide 
  • (Wirebug Gauge cost:2)
Controls
  • While holding r-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide, press x-button-switch-mhr-wiki-guide
  • (Wirebug Gauge cost:1)

 

Heavy Bowgun Comparison Table
Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree

 

Heavy Bowguns are a type of Weapon in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise). This page shows a visual gallery of all different styles for Heavy Bowguns. as well as a comparison table comparing the most imporant aspects such as Attack, Sharpness, Affinity, etc. Weapons are often upgraded based on previous decisions, with different paths leading to different looks and necessitating different materials. You can find detailed upgrade path information in the Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree or by clicking each individual weapon below.

For a comprehensive guide on how to use Heavy Bowguns, please click the following link: Heavy Bowgun

Heavy Bowguns in Monster Hunter Rise

Quick Search of All Heavy Bowguns

Name

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Deviation

Recoil

Reload

Cluster Bomb Type

Special Ammo

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Kamura H. Bowgun I 60 0% None Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kamura H. Bowgun II 70 0% None Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kamura H. Bowgun III 100 0% None Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kamura H. Bowgun IV 140 0% None Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kamura H. Bowgun Vgem_level_2 160 0% None Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kamura Ninja H. Bowgungem_level_2gem_level_1 190 0% None Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Tigrex Howl I 160 -10% R Severe Average  Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Tigrex Howl II 230 -10% R. Severe Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Cirrus Blaster I 130 10% None Some Above Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Cirrus Blaster IIgem_level_1 190 10% None Some Above Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Reversal Shot I 110 0% R Mild High Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 10
Reversal Shot IIgem_level_2 170 0% R Mild High Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 15
Reversal Shot IIIgem_level_2 180 0% R Mild High Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 17
Reversal Barragegem_level_2 220 0% R Mild High Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 20
Queen's Longfire I 120 0% None Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Queen's Longfire II 190 0% None Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Queen's Farflier 210 0% None Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Guerrera Cannon Igem_level_2 180 20% None Average Fast N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Guerrera Cannon IIgem_level_2 190 20% None Average Fast N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Arzuros Gun I 100 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 15
Arzuros Gun II 120 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 15
Arzuros Fishergungem_level_2 170 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 15
Usurper's Tremor I 140 10% None Average Average N/A Wyvernheart 0
Usurper's Tremor IIgem_level_2 200 10% None Average Average N/A Wyvernheart 0
Despot's Paroxysmgem_level_2 220 10% None Average Average N/A Wyvernheart 0
Iron Assault I 80 0% None Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 0
Iron Assault II 100 0% None Some Average N/A Wyvernheart 0
Steel Assault 140 0% None Some Average N/A Wyvernheart 0
Striker's Bowgun Igem_level_1 170 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Striker's Bowgun IIgem_level_1 190 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Elite Bowgungem_level_1 230 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Flammenkanone I Heavy Bowgungem_level_2gem_level_1 210 -20% L. Severe High Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Flammenkanone II Heavy Bowgungem_level_2gem_level_1 220 -20% L. Severe High Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Meteor Bazooka I 110 0% None Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Meteor Bazooka IIgem_level_2gem_level_1gem_level_1 160 0% None Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Meteor Cannongem_level_2gem_level_1gem_level_1 200 0% None Average Below N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Rock Eater I 110 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 10
Rock Eater II 150 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 10
Earth Eatergem_level_2 180 0% None Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 10
Marino Burst I 80 0% L. Mild Average Below Avg. Level Shot Wyvernheart 0
Marino Burst II 90 0% L. Mild Average Below Avg. Level Shot Wyvernheart 0
Marino Cannongem_level_2gem_level_2 160 0% L. Mild Average Below Avg. Level Shot Wyvernheart 0
Carom Shot I 130 0% L. Mild  Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 20
Carom Shot II 160 0% L. Mild Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 20
Rebound Shotgem_level_1gem_level_1 200 0% L. Mild Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 20
Wind Thief Crossbow I 80 10% None Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Wind Thief Crossbow II 90 10% None Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Wind Thief Crossbow IIIgem_level_2gem_level_1 160 10% None Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Gale Crossbowgem_level_2gem_level_1 180 10% None Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Fulgent Shot Igem_level_2gem_level_1gem_level_1 170 40% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Fulgent Shot IIgem_level_2gem_level_1gem_level_1 180 40% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Bone Shooter I 90 0% None High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Bone Shooter II 120 0% None High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Bone Buster 170 0% None High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Pukei Launcher Igem_level_1gem_level_1 190 0% None High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Pukei Launcher IIgem_level_1gem_level_1 200 0% None High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Venomhailgem_level_1gem_level_1 210 0% None High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Anteka Burst I 150 0% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 10
Anteka Burst IIgem_level_1gem_level_1gem_level_1 180 0% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 10
Anteka Blastergem_level_1gem_level_1gem_level_1 200 0% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 10
Dual Threat I 220 -30% L. Sever Average Slow Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Dual Threat II 240 -30% L. Sever Average Slow Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kadachi Cannon I 120 10% None Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kadachi Cannon IIgem_level_1 160 10% None Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Kadachi Raijodogem_level_1 200 10% None Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Rapidcaster I 90 0% None Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Rapidcaster II 100 0% None Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Cyclecastergem_level_2gem_level_1 160 0% None Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Hidden Gambit I 110 30% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Hidden Gambit IIgem_level_2 170 30% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Baleful Nightgem_level_2 190 30% None Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Highpriest Bowgun I 110 0% L. Mild Some Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Highpriest Bowgun II 150 0% L. Mild Some Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Bishaten's Gracegem_level_3 180 0% L. Mild Some Below Avg. N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Spheniscine Slayer I 100 0% None Average Average N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Spheniscine Slayer II 120 0% None Average Average N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Spheniscine Rulergem_level_1gem_level_1 170 0% None Average Average N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Sinister Volley I 130 0% R Mild High Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Sinister Volley II 150 0% R Mild High Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Sinister Dreadvolleygem_level_1gem_level_2 220 0% R Mild High Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Rajang Shooter I 190 -20% LR Severe Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Rajang Shooter IIgem_level_3 210 -20% LR Severe Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Azure Elder Cannon I 190 0% LR Mild Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Azure Elder Cannon II 200 0% LR Mild Average Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Thunderbolt Cannon I 180 0% LR Mild Some Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Carrozza Bazooka I 100 0% None Some Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Carrozza Bazooka II 120 0% None Some Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Cendrillongem_level_2gem_level_2 180 0% None Some Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Journey Jelly I 120 0% R. Mild Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 0
Journey Jelly IIgem_level_3gem_level_1 170 0% R. Mild Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 10
Guiding Lightgem_level_3gem_level_1 190 0% R. Mild Average Above Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 10
Ladybug Cannon Igem_level_3 160 0% None Some Slow Arc Shot Wyvernheart 20
Ladybug Cannon IIgem_level_3 180 0% None Some Slow Arc Shot Wyvernheart 20
Ladybug Mortagem_level_3 200 0% None Some Slow Arc Shot Wyvernheart 20
Felyne Bowgun Igem_level_1gem_level_1gem_level_1 160 0% R Severe Average Below Avg. Level Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Felyne Bowgun IIgem_level_1gem_level_1gem_level_1 180 0% R Severe Average Below Avg. Level Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Felyne Cannongem_level_1gem_level_1gem_level_1 200 0% R Severe Average Below Avg. Level Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Rampage H. Bowgun I 150 0% L. Severe Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 0
Rampage H. Bowgun II 170 0% L. Severe Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 0
Rampage H. Bowgun III 180 0% L. Severe Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 0
Rampage H. Bowgun IV 190 0% L. Severe Average Below Avg. N/A Wyvernheart 0
Rampage H. Bowgun V 200 0% L Severe Average Average N/A Wyvernheart 0
Kamaeleon I gem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24pxgem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24pxgem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24px 210 30% LR Mild Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Teostra's Artillery I 210 5% R Severe Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Daora's Delphinidaegem_level_1 210 10% L Mild Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Diablazooka 250 -30% L Severe Average Below Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Araknamortargem_level_2gem_level_1gem_level_1 190 40% None Some Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Gnashing Flammenkanonegem_level_2gem_level_1 230 -20% L Severe High Average Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Thorn Cannongem_level_2 200 20% None Average Very Fast N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Mountainous Roargem_level_1 210 10% None Some Fast N/A Wyvernsnipe 0
Tigrex Skull gem_level_1 240 -10% R Severe Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Redwing Cannon I gem_level_2_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24px 200 0% -- Low Very Fast Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Abyssal Gale Barrage 210 0% LR Mild Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Abyssal Storm Barrage 200 0% LR Mild Some Above Avg. Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Daora Grande gem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24px 220 10% L Mild Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Diabolica gem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24px 210 0% None Low Very Fast Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Rajang's Rage gem_level_3_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24px 230 -20% LR Severe Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 0
Rampage H. Bowgun S 210 0% L Severe Average Average -- Wyvernheart 0
Teostra's Flames 230 5% R Severe Average Average Arc Shot Wyvernheart 0
Veiled Kamaeleon gem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24pxgem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24pxgem_level_1_icon_monster_hunter_rise_wiki_guide_24px 220 0% LR Mild Average Fast Arc Shot Wyvernsnipe 30

 

 

 

 

Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree for Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise) features the different upgrade paths for the Heavy Bowgun weapon. In Monster Hunter Rise, there are 14 categories of weapons that players can choose from to use for hunting Monsters. The Heavy Bowgun is a weapon built for ranged attacks. Affords high mobility. It also fires Arc Shots to cover for allies or Power Shots that hit hard. Coatings can be applied to inflict status effects. This page lists all of the Heavy Bowguns in Monster Hunter Rise, showing their effectiveness and upgrade paths.

 

MH Rise Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree

Heavy Bowgun Kamura Tree

 

Heavy Bowgun Ore Tree

 

Heavy Bowgun Bone Tree

Heavy Bowgun Independent Tree

 

MHR Weapon Types
Bow  ♦  Charge Blade  ♦  Dual Blades  ♦  Great Sword  ♦  Gunlance  ♦  Hammer  ♦  Hunting Horn  ♦  Insect Glaive  ♦  Lance  ♦  Light Bowgun  ♦  Long Sword  ♦  Switch Axe  ♦  Sword & Shield

 




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    • Anonymous

      17 Apr 2021 08:41  

      Looking at the Heavy Bowguns, it says Arc Shot, which means the shot is affected by gravity, Level Shot, which means it isn’t, and N/A. What does N/A mean? Does it just not shoot, or is there not enough information to know how it shoots?

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