Heavy Bowgun Build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

MHR Sunbreak: BEST Heavy Bowgun Build

The new expansion pack ‘Sunbreak’ has had all the Monster hunter rise (MHR) fans excited for the new weapons, armors, and builds to try out. With the addition of new weapons, it is arguably the perfect time to check out new builds or perfect the builds you currently have. If you have trouble deciding which build to go for, we have a MHR Sunbreak All Builds guide that you can check out. But today, we will only talk about the Heavy Bowgun Build in MHR Sunbreak.

Heavy Bowgun in MHR Sunbreak Builds

Just like its smaller counterpart, the Heavy Bowgun is essentially the same weapon, but it hits more like a truck. with a compromise to the mobility, it has a higher base damage stat than its smaller brother, the Light Bowgun. Overall an excellent ranged choice.

However, if you want more mobility while compromising on the damage a little bit, we recommend choosing the light bowgun instead. The real mobility aspect isn’t removed with the heavy bowgun, but with the addition of wirebugs, dodging enemy attacks is now easier. Not only that, but you can use a couple of Elemental ammunition in both the heavy and the light bowgun; this is to suit your needs in times of fights.

Counter Shot

The heavy bowgun has a few convenient skills to help the user better enjoy the weapon, like the counter shot. As the name suggests, it counters the Monster’s attack without taking damage and returns damage as a counter, which is pretty straightforward. It is a very beneficial skill and is helpful when the Monster has the potential to one-shot you or is aggro towards you.

Free Silkbind Glide

The free Silkbind Glide is another convenient skill that helps out in times of need. It is essentially a dodge where the character slides to dodge the attacks and is plausibly better than the standard wirebug dodge. You can use this skill to either slide towards the Monster when it’s vulnerable to get a perfectly charged shot or dodge away when it is aggressive towards you.

Early Game Heavy Bowgun Build in MHR Sunbreak

Being the best Early Game Heavy Bowgun build, it will be the most optimal for missions between Master Ranks 1-2

Weapon

  1. Gale Crossbow+

This bowgun has a base attack damage of 250 with 0 defense and 10% affinity. It uses a special type of ammo called the ‘Wyvernsnipe’ and has an average recoil with an above-average reload speed.

You can craft this with Bird Wyvern Gem x1, Great Izuchi Pelt + x3, Novacrystal x1, Izuchi+ x10 Points, and 18000 Zenny.

Armor

  1. Rhenoplos Helm X
  2. S. Studded Vest X
  3. Somnacanth Braces X
  4. Anjanath Coil X
  5. Ingot Greaves X

 

  1. The Rhenoplos Helm X has a base defense of 90 with 3 skills, Pierce Up x2, Stun Resistance x1, and Muck Resistance x1. You can craft this with Eltalite Ore x2, Rhenoplos Scalp x1, Large Herbivore Bone x2, and 6000 Zenny.
  2. The S. Studded Vest X has a base defense of 96 with 3 skills, Normal/Rapid Up x1, Pierce Up x1, and Tune-Up x1. You can craft this with Goldlite Ore x1, Pearl Glosshide x2, Somnacanth Shard x3, Deepshell x1, and 8000 Zenny.
  3. The Somnacanth Braces X have a base defense of 96 with 4 skills, Bombardier x2, Divine Blessing x1, Spare Shot x2, and Handicraft x1. You can craft this with Great Baggi Claw + x2, Somnacanth Cortex x1, Somnacanth Dreamtalon x2, Somnacanth Shard x4, and 8000 Zenny.
  4. The Anjanath Coil X has a base defense of 98 with 1 skill: the Attack Boost x2. It can be crafted with Anjanath Mantle x1, Monster Toughbone x2, Anjanath Shard x2, Anjanath Fur x4, and 8000 Zenny.
  5. The Ingot Greaves X have a base defense of 94 with 2 skills, Attack Boost x2 and Critical Eye x2. You can craft this with Monster Toughbone x2, Sapphiron Ore x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Purecrystal x1, and 8000 Zenny.

This entire armor set has a base defense of 474.

The recommended skills and decorations are as follows:

Decorations

  1. Precise Jewel 2 x 3
  2. Thrift Jewel 2 x 1
  3. Absorber Jewel 1 x 3
  4. Steadfast Jewel 1 x 3
  5. Brace Jewel 1 x 1

Skills

  1. Pierce Up
  2. Attack Boost
  3. Spare Shot
  4. Ballistics

Mid Game Heavy Bowgun Build in MHR Sunbreak

Being the best Mid game Heavy Bowgun build, it will be the most optimal for missions between Master Ranks 3-6

Weapon

  1. Golm Cannon+

This bowgun has a base attack damage of 380 with 0 defense and 0% affinity. It has high recoil and uses a special type of ammo: Wyvernsnipe.

You can craft this with Caked Stiffbone x1, Golm Thick Juice x3, Garangolm Cortex x4, Garangolm Hardfang x2, and 24000 Zenny.

Armor

  1. S. Studded Hat X
  2. Rakna Mail X
  3. Malzeno Braces
  4. Rakna Coil X
  5. Grand God’s Peer Feet

 

  1. The S. Studded Hat X has a base defense of 96 with 3 skills, Ballistics x2, Steadiness x2, and Tune-Up x1. You can craft this with Monster Toughbone x1, Steel Gajau Whisker x2, Somnacanth Dreamtalon x2, Deepshell x1, and 8000 Zenny.
  2. The Rakna Mail X has a base defense of 108 with 3 skills, Spread Up x1, Reload Speed x2, and Spare Shot x1. You can craft this with: Rakna-Kadaki Spike + x1, Monster Essence x1, Rakna-Kadaki Silk + x3, Rakna-Kadaki Hardclaw x3 and 12000 Zenny.
  3. The Malzeno Braces has a base defense of 120 with 3 skills, including Wirebug Whisperer x1, Attack Boost x2, and Blight Resistance x1. It can be crafted with Pure Dragon Blood x3, Malzeno Hardfang x2, Malzeno Shard x4, Malzeno Cortex x3 and 20000 Zenny.
  4. The Rakna Coil X has a base defense of 108 with 3 skills, Spread Up x1, Spare Shot x1 and Tune-Up x1. You can craft this with: Rakna-Kadaki Spike + x1, Rakna-Kadaki Silk + x1, Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut + x1, Rakna-Kadaki Cortex x4 and 12000 Zenny.
  5. The Grand God’s Peer Feet have a base defense stat of 116 with 3 skills, Critical Boost x2, Latent Power x1, and Flinch Free x2. You can craft this with Pure Dragon Blood x5, Rajang Hardclaw x2, Gold Rajang Pelt + x1, Rajang Wildpelt x3, and 20000 Zenny.

This entire set comes up to 548 in defense stats.

The recommended skills and decorations are as follows:

Decorations

  1. Spread Jewel 3 x1
  2. Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
  3. Critical Jewel 2 x1
  4. Thrift Jewel 2 x1
  5. Absorber Jewel 1 x3
  6. Sniper Jewel 1 x1
  7. Brace Jewel 1 x1

Skills

  1. Attack Boost
  2. Critical Boost
  3. Weakness Exploit
  4. Spare Shot

End Game Heavy Bowgun Build in MHR Sunbreak

The best Heavy Bowgun build will be the most optimal for Master Rank 6 and above missions.

Weapon

  1. Bordeaux Candlestick+

This Bowgun has a base attack damage of 360 with 0 defense and 0% affinity. It has an average recoil while using a special type of ammo: Wyvernsnipe

You can craft this with MR Pyre Rakna. Kadaki x15 Points, Monster Essence x3, Pyre-Kadaki Dull Glowgut x3, Daora Fellwing x2, and 52000 Zenny.

Armor

  1. Utsushi True Mask (H)
  2. Rakna Mail X
  3. Rhenoplos Braces X
  4. Rakna Coil X
  5. Utsushi True Greaves (H)

 

  1. The Utsushi True Mask (H) has a base defense of 110 with 4 skills, Including Razor Sharp x2, Spare Shot x2, Wirebug Whisperer x1, and Attack Boost x2. You can craft this with Frocium x2, Monster Slogbone x1, Rakna-Kadaki Hardclaw x2, Elgado Ticket x1, and 16000 Zenny.
  2. The Rakna Mail X has a base defense of 108 with 3 skills, Spread Up x1, Reload Speed x2, and Spare Shot x1. You can craft this with: Rakna-Kadaki Spike + x1, Monster Essence x1, Rakna-Kadaki Silk + x3, Rakna-Kadaki Hardclaw x3 and 12000 Zenny.
  3. The Rhenoplos Braces X have a base defense of 90 with 3 skills, Artillery x2, Load Shells x1, and Special Ammo Boost x1. You can craft this with Crushing Fang x2, Rhenoplos Scalp x1, Large Herbivore Bone x1, and 6000 Zenny.
  4. The Rakna Coil X has a base defense of 108 with 3 skills, Spread Up x1, Spare Shot x1 and Tune-Up x1. You can craft this with: Rakna-Kadaki Spike + x1, Rakna-Kadaki Silk + x1, Rakna-Kadaki Glowgut + x1, Rakna-Kadaki Cortex x4 and 12000 Zenny.
  5. The Utsushi True Greaves (H) have a base defense of 110 with 3 skills, Evade Window x1, Agitator x1, and Attack Boost x2. You can craft this with Purecrystal x1, Monster Slogbone x1, Mizutsune Hardclaw x2, Elgado Ticket x1, and 16000 Zenny.

This entire set comes up to 526 in defense stats.

The recommended skills and decorations are as follows:

Decorations

  1. KO Jewel 2 x3
  2. Wirebug Jewel 2 x2
  3. Artillery Jewel 2 x1
  4. Absorber Jewel 1 x3
  5. Quickload Jewel 1 x1
  6. Brace Jewel 1 x1

Skills

  1. Attack Boost
  2. Spare Shot
  3. Slugger
  4. Artillery

This wraps up the Heavy Bowgun Build for the MHR Sunbreak Expansion. If you still feel like you would prefer a different weapon, we have multiple weapon guides such as the Longsword Guide, Greatsword build, bow build, dual blades build, or the Switch axe build. However, if you still think this is the perfect weapon for you, we have covered all the best builds in all the game stages (early, mid, and late game). We hope you benefitted from this builds guide, and we wish you the best of luck with your monster hunting!