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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - All Weapons and Silkbinds

Before you jump into Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion pack, check out all the new weapons that have been announced so far.
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak - All Weapons and Silkbinds
Sunbreak, the highly anticipated expansion pack for Monster Hunter Rise, is finally releasing on 30th June. The new DLC pack will feature improved gameplay and various notable additions including, new monsters, master rank quests, and of course new weapons to jump into the action.

With the release of the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak expansion pack, players will enter a new hunting dimension with the 14 weapon types. Each weapon comes with a unique combination of silkbind and switch skills that players can strategically use to fight against monsters. Here’s all you need to know about weapons available in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak along with their powers.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Weapons and Silkbinds

As we’ve already mentioned earlier, Hunters can wield 14 different kinds of weapons in the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak expansion pack.

Below we’ve got you covered with the complete list of Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak weapons along with their skills.

Great Sword

Monster Hunter Great Sword
The Great Sword weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Surge Slash Combo): An offensive style that combines speed with the weight of the weapon to unleash a stream of powerful slashes.

  • Silkbind (Strongarm Stance): A technique that uses Ironsilk to reinforce both your arms and weapon temporarily to fend off attacks. If used while charging, you can quickly parry an attack and then unleash a fierce onslaught afterward.

Long Sword

Monter Hunter Rise Sunbreak Long Sword weapon
The Long Sword weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Sacred Sheathe Combo): A slow methodical movement that can be executed following an attack. Upon sheathing your weapon, you can harness the increased spirit to unleash a follow-up slash. The power of the slash increases according to the level of the Spirit Gauge. If you are attacked before you have finished with the sheathe, it will consume one level of Spirit Gauge and the move will be canceled.

  • Silkbind (Harvest Moon): A move that casts out an Ironsilk ring that narrows your range of attack, but boosts spirit so you can go on the offensive. Within the ring, your Spirit Gauge won't deplete, and if you perform any counterattacks, it will add additional hits.

Sword & Shield

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Sword & Shield weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Twin Blade Combo): A two-part attack that opens with a circular slash and follows up with a blade thrust. An easy attack to get multiple hits in with, so ideal for weapons with high elemental and status properties.

  • Silkbind (Destroyer Oil): Uses a Wirebug to cover your blade with a special ointment whose effects trigger if ignited by friction with your shield. While active, monsters flinch more easily, creating more openings for attack.

Dual Blades

Dual Blades Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Dual Blades weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Slide Slash Combo): This technique allows you to attack while evading, and if you work it into your combos, you can unleash a relentless attack that's difficult to defend against.

  • Silkbind (Spiral Slash): A Silkbind attack that launches you spiraling forwards. Once your attack connects, your body acts as a drill as your blades bore into your target's flesh. Note: You can also perform a Spiral Slash midair.

Lance

Lance weapon Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Lance weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Shield Tackle): A technique where you charge forward with your shield raised. You can also follow up with a variety of thrusting attacks. Watch for an opening and then unleash an unrelenting series of attacks.

  • Silkbind (Skyward Thrust): A technique where a Wirebug launches you high into the air. Thrust your lance towards the heavens and then pierce the earth. The falling portion of the attack inflicts multiple hits.

Gunlance

Gunlance Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Gunlance weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Erupting Cannon): This technique involves firing an exploding stake into your target. When using the Eruption Cannon, the tip of the gunlance heats up, and slashing attacks are enhanced for a certain period of time.

  • Silkbind (Bullet Barrage): Uses a Wirebug to Blast Dash toward your target, unleashing everything with abandon. Be careful: Shells, Wyrmstake Cannon, and Wyvern's Fire will automatically be reloaded first before performing the attack.

Hammer

Hammer Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak weapon
The Hammer weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Spinning Bludgeon: Charge): A technique that stores released power and funnels it into the next Charge Switch attack. Power is built up when performing a Spinning Bludgeon. The charge level is then maintained when executing a Charge Switch. Make good use of this to unleash a series of level 3 charged attacks.

  • Silkbind (Impact Burst): A Silkbind attack that wraps your weapon in Ironsilk. For a short period of time, any charged attack performed causes the silk to vibrate, creating a shockwave that makes it easier to flinch monsters.

Hunting Horn

Hunting Horn Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Hunting Horn weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Swing Combo): A two-hit attack that can be delivered from either the left or right. This allows you to quickly shift directions, making it useful for repositioning.

  • Silkbind (Silkbind Shockwave): A Silkbind attack that wraps your weapon in Ironsilk. For a short period of time, any charged attack performed causes the silk to vibrate, creating a shockwave that makes it easier to flinch monsters.

Switch Axe

Switch Axe Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Switch Axe weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (2-Staged Morph Slash Combo): A two-staged Morph Slash attack that follows an Axe: Wild Swing.

    • 1st Stage: Morphs into Sword Mode

    • 2nd Stage: Morphs into Axe Mode

During this combo, the power of Sword Mode attacks increase and Axe Mode attacks fill the Switch Gauge faster.

  • Silkbind (Elemental Burst Counter): Compresses Switch Gauge energy, that can be released as an Elemental Burst. If the burst is released right as a monster attacks, you'll perform a Power Finisher and your switch axe will go into an Amped State.

Charge Blade

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Charge Blade weapon
The Charge Blade weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Phial Follow-up: Firing Pin): A mechanism that lowers the pressure of elemental energy generated through Shield Thrust during Elemental Boost, or by sword attacks while in Sword Boost Mode. The elemental energy generated builds up on your target but disappears over time. It can be detonated by any attack in Axe Mode and extending the time limit of the Elemental Boost.

  • Silkbind (Ready Stance): A Silkbind maneuver that binds sword and axe together with Ironsilk. After guarding, a heavy knockback leaves you in Sword Mode and lowers your guard reaction so you're able to chain sword/axe attacks.

Insect Glaive

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Insect Glaive weapon
The Insect Glaive weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Kinsect Slash): A mid-air technique where you thrust forward with your glaive and Kinsect. If the slash connects, you'll perform a Vaulting Dance, absorbing extract. However, once you've absorbed red extract with Kinsect Slash, you won't be able to absorb any other extract with it, but you'll be able to perform an Enhanced Insect Spiker as a trade-off.

  • Silkbind (Awakened Kinsect Attack): A technique where you hurl a Kinsect to inflict massive damage. All extracts are consumed and the more extract you have, the more potent this attack will be. After launching the Kinsect, you'll close in using a Wirebug; simultaneously absorbing extract, marking the target, and then chaining into a Vaulting Dance.

Light Bowgun

Light Bowgun weapon Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
The Light Bowgun weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Critical Firepower): A special shooting style that further raises damage output but narrows critical distance and increases recoil. Because the distance at which the power of ammo is most effective has been reduced, you will need to be aware and adjust your firing position. Note: Does not apply to certain ammo types.

  • Silkbind (Wyvern Counter): An urgent retreat that fires a shot with massive recoil, using a Wirebug to stop. While not a powerful attack, its true value comes when it's used to evade incoming attacks. If timed right, you'll retreat with an explosive exit that can even neutralize breath attacks.

Heavy Bowgun

 

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Heavy Bowgun weapon
The Heavy Bowgun weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Crouching Shot): A style of shooting that utilizes a special stance to reduce recoil. In exchange for not being able to move, you're able to fire in rapid succession. The longer you fire, the shorter the firing interval becomes, but at the risk of overheating your bowgun. If your bowgun overheats, it can't be fired until it has cooled down. Note: Certain ammo types cannot be used.

  • Silkbind (Setting Sun): A Silkbind technique in which a Wirebug generates a ring of Ironsilk. Special powder accumulates within the ring, and when ammo passes through it, the velocity of the ammo is decreased. Firing piercing ammo/multi-hit ammo through the ring will boost the total number of hits upon impact.

Bow

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow weapon
The Bow weapon in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. (Picture: Capcom)
  • Switch Skills (Stake Thrust): An attack that thrusts an explosive stake into your target. The stake reacts to follow-up attacks, dealing extra damage to the target. The amount of extra damage dealt is determined by the type of arrow.

  • Silkbind (Butcher's Bind): Fires an arrow loaded with Ironsilk. If the follow-up arrow lands in the same spot as the first, Ironsilk winds around both arrows, inflicting severe damage. If the second arrow is off-target, the lodged arrow disappears.

The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion will release on June 30, 2022, and players can purchase it for $39.99. At the same time, the deluxe version will come with a price tag of around $49.99. It’s worth noting that players must already have purchased Monster Hunter Rise to access the Sunbreak expansion pack.

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Featured image courtesy of Capcom.