Switch Axe Weapon Tree for Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise) features the different upgrade paths for the Switch Axe weapon. In Monster Hunter Rise, there are 14 categories of weapons that players can choose from to use for hunting Monsters. The Switch Axe switches between Axe Mode, for fluid mobility and hefty single hits, and Sword Mode, for quicker strikes. Phial effects activated by the sword persist in axe form. This page lists all of the Switch Axes in Monster Hunter Rise, showing their effectiveness and upgrade paths.


Switch Axe Weapon Traits

  • Axe mode has good reach and mobility.
  • A complex weapon with two forms and a phial system.
  • Sword mode has extra damage and uses the phial's bonus.
  • The switch axe morphs between axe and sword modes. Axe mode boasts power and long reach, while sword mode features faster attacks and explosive finishers.

Master Rank Switch Axe 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 the Switch Axe Weapon Tree to find the different upgrade paths for each Master Rank Switch Axe weapon.


Switch Axe Weapon Features

Weapon Advantages

  • A versatile weapon that can switch between a sword or axe mode.
  • Phials are used to boost the performance and capability of the weapon.
  • The Switch Axe is mainly a DPS weapon that's in favour of attacks rather than defence.
  • Very effective at dishing out elemental and status damage.

Weapon Disadvantages

  • Does not have any defensive moves or attacks.
  • Some attacks cause the wielder to become stationary, allowing yourself to be open to a monster's attacks.
  • Requires smart positioning in order to avoid being caught while also still being able to deal damage.


Important: For a comprehensive guide on how to use Switch Axes, please click the following link: Switch Axe


MH Rise Switch Axe Weapon Tree

Switch Axe Kamura Tree


Switch Axe Ore Tree


Switch Axe Bone Tree


Switch Axe Independent Tree


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