Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR or MHRise) are the many categories of equipment that is used during a Hunt to deal damage to Monsters. MHR Weapons are divided into fourteen types, each with special requirements and a unique move-set, complete with strengths and weaknesses. The Monster Hunter Rise Weapons have been revamped to include new and unique abilities, which are detailed on their individual pages.


Quick Mechanics Reference List

  • Some weapons have Elemental Damage that is grayed out and in parentheses. These weapons require a skill called Free Elem/Ammo Up to take effect
  • For information on configuring your Hunter arsenal, see Loadouts (Builds).
  • For information improving Weapons, see Augmentations and Upgrades.
  • Monster Hunter Rise adds New special skills to weapon types. See each weapon page for details.
  • Set Skills return to Monster Hunter Rise.



Choosing a Weapon in MHR

When choosing a Weapon, it is important to consider its Damage Type and/or Status Effect to take advantage of a Monster's weaknesses.

  • Raw (Physical) Damage from Weapons is dealt as one of three types: Cutting (Sever), Blunt, and Ammo, while Elemental Damage has five types: Fire, Water, Thunder, Ice, and Dragon.
  • Status Effects do not directly deal damage, but rather build up effects including Poison, Stun, Paralysis, Sleep, and Blast.
  • Monsters' resistance to Raw and Elemental Damage will vary by body part, while resistance to Status Effects vary by Monster.

Additionally, keep in mind that wielding a Blademaster (melee) Weapon will reduce Physical Damage taken, while ranged Weapons will reduce Elemental Damage taken.


Monster Hunter Rise Weapon Categories

There are fourteen different weapons at the Hunter's disposal, each with their own unique characteristics and attacks. Many hunters acquire proficiency in multiple types, while others prefer to gain mastery in one.

mhw_greatsword Great Sword

Large, powerful but slow heavy-damagers
Great Sword Weapon Tree



mhw_sword-shield Sword & Shield

Balanced, mobile & beginner friendly
Sword & Shield Weapon Tree



mhw_dual-blades Dual Blades

Light but extremely fast flurry of attacks
Dual Blades Weapon Tree



mhw_longsword Long Sword

Nimble and with great melee range
Long Sword Weapon Tree



mhw_hammer Hammer

Slow but heavy & stunning attacks
Hammer Weapon Tree



mhw_hunting-horn Hunting Horn

Easy and long range support weapon
Hunting Horn Weapon Tree



mhw_lance Lance

Strong Defense and Offense
Lance Weapon Tree



mhw_gunlance Gunlance

High offense, limited range
Gunlance Weapon Tree



mhw_switch-axe Switch Axe

Versatile, fast & elemental damage
Switch Axe Weapon Tree



mhw_charge-blade Charge Blade

Versatile, powerful and fast
Charge Blade Weapon Tree



mhw_insect-glaive Insect Glaive

Mobile, aerial attacks and buffs
Insect Glaive Weapon Tree



mhw_Bow Bow

Fast, ranged debuff attacks
Bow Weapon Tree



mhw_light-bowgun Light Bowgun

High mobility, rapid fire ranged weapon
Light Bowgun Weapon Tree



mhw_heavy-bowgun Heavy Bowgun

Slow but powerful ranged attacks
Heavy Bowgun Weapon Tree




All MHR Weapons List


Great Sword Gallery MHR


Great Sword Kamura Weapons





Great Sword Ore Weapons




Great Sword Bone Weapons





Great Sword Independent Weapons





Sword & Shield Gallery MHR


Sword and Shield Kamura Weapons




Sword and Shield Ore Weapons





Sword and Shield Bone Weapons





Sword and Shield Independent Weapons







Dual Blades Gallery MHR


Dual Sword Kamura Weapons



Dual Sword Ore Weapons





Dual Sword Bone Weapons







Dual Sword Independent Weapons













Long Sword Gallery MHR


Long Sword Kamura Weapons




Long Sword Ore Weapons




Long Sword Bone Weapons







Long Sword Independent Weapons




Hammers Gallery MHW


Hammer Kamura Weapons




Hammer Ore Weapons






Hammer Bone Weapons






Hammer Independent Weapons













Hunting Horns Gallery MHR


Hunting Horn Kamura Weapons




Hunting Horn Ore Weapons





Hunting Horn Bone Weapons





Hunting Horn Independent Weapons






Lances Gallery MHW


Lance Kamura Weapons



Lance Ore Weapons




Lance Bone Weapons




Lance Independent Weapons






Gunlance Gallery MHR


Gunlance Kamura Weapons


Gunlance Ore Weapons




Gunlance Bone Weapons



Gunlance Independent Weapons








Switch Axes Gallery MHR


Switch Axe Kamura Weapons



Switch Axe Ore Weapons




Switch Axe Bone Weapons




Switch Axe Independent Weapons














Charge Blades Gallery MHR


Charge Blade Kamura Weapons



Charge Blade Ore Weapons



Charge Blade Bone Weapons




Charge Blade Independent Weapons





Insect Glaives Gallery MHR


Insect Glaives Kamura Weapons


Insect Glaives Ore Weapons



Insect Glaives Bone Weapons




Insect Glaives Independent Weapons







Bows Gallery MHR


Bow Kamura Weapons



Bow Ore Weapons 



Bow Bone Weapons 





Bow Independent Weapons 














Light Bowguns Gallery MHR


Light Bowguns Kamura Weapons










Light Bowguns Ore Weapons



Light Bowguns Bone Weapons



Light Bowguns Independent Weapons






Heavy Bowguns Gallery MHR


Heavy Bowguns Kamura Weapons



Heavy Bowguns Ore Weapons



Heavy Bowguns Bone Weapons





Heavy Bowguns Independent Weapons






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