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.


Master Rank Heavy Bowgun Weapons

Introduced with the release of the Sunbreak ExpansionMaster Rank Weapons are a brand new and more powerful tier of Weaapons available to hunters to help them deal with the deadlier Monsters that can be found on the Sunbreak Expansion

Note that these Weapons can only be accessed by players that have purchased and installed the Sunbreak Expansion. For those who own the expansionless version of Monster Hunter, these Weapons are unobtainable.

  • You can check out our Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree to find the different upgrade paths for each Master Rank Heavy Bowgun weapon.

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!
  • 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 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.


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


MH Rise Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree

Heavy Bowgun Kamura Tree


Heavy Bowgun Ore Tree


Heavy Bowgun Bone Tree

Heavy Bowgun Independent Tree

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