Meta shifts were bound to happen with Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, and the Dual Blades have become one of the top choices after the ranged weapons in the new expansion. If you plan to hunt with the mobility-based weapons though, you'll need the best Dual Blade build possible.
Of course, just having a build will only get you so far in terms of potential. You will still need to utilize the best combos and Silkbind Attacks to ensure that your damage is at its best. Luckily, the blades have a ton of DPS potential and changes to elemental damage have made them a serious force in Sunbreak.
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak best Dual Blades build
Before getting into the combos and the Silkbind Attacks, we can start with the actual build for the Dual Blades in the Sunbreak expansion. Some players will recommend raw damage, or even blast-based attacks, and those aren't bad options. But elemental damage pushes the envelope on this set of weapons.
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Along with that elemental damage, your build is going to need some critical damage potential. This includes both physical and elemental crits that can be helped with tenderizer bonuses as well. It may take you some time to get all the pieces to the Dual Blades puzzle, but it's worth it.
Below you will find all the armor you need and the skills that each piece provides.
- Lunagaron Helm - Critical Eye Lvl 2 and Wirebug Whisperer Lvl 1.
- Aelucanth Thorax X chest - Critical Element Lvl 1, Critical Eye Lvl 3, and Dragon Attack Lvl 1.
- Utsushi True Brachers (Hidden) - Attack Boost Lvl 2, Evade Window Lvl 1, Wirebug Whisperer Lvl 1.
- Archfiend Armor - Weakness Exploit Lvl 1, Chain Crit Lvl 2.
- Ingot Greaves X - Attack Boost Lvl 2, Critical Eye Lvl 2.
This set of armor is just a baseline for the Dual Blades build, and gems are going to boost what you have by a ton. But you can experiment by keeping in mind the most important skills. The skills you want maxed out will include Weakness Exploit, Chain Crit, Critical Eye, and elemental boosts.
From there, you can make the most of the build with weapons such as the Mud Slicers or the Magma Slicers. Overall, you have plenty of flexibility.
Best combos for the Dual Blades in MHR Sunbreak
Now that you have the right stats for the weapon, you can begin making the most of the Dual Blades by choosing new combo skills in Sunbreak. The first step to reaching your potential is bringing in new Silkbind Attacks in either of your loadouts.
Two of the Silkbind Attacks that you need to focus on are Spiral Slash and Ironshine Silk. Spiral Slash is going to be a massive damage output for your build in any scenario, while the Ironshine will reapply the sharpness to your blades, which go dull very fast in general.
For your normal combo move selection, the new Side Slash is fantastic. Not only is it some good damage confirmation, but it allows you to zip around the arena with no issues. Mix this with your normal demon mode or slash attacks and you'll be golden.
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