Monster Hunter Rise: Charge Blade Guide

Guide: Monster Hunter Rise: Charge Blade

This Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide will let you know everything related to the weapon and how to use it best.

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Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak has elevated the game to a newer height. The latest additions to the game have left fans in awe and made them firm fans of the game. However, to fully immerse yourself in the game and enjoy it, you need to know what to expect. Hence, we bring you this Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide.

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak has created a lot of hype since its release, even though the game was pretty popular beforehand. The game’s intricate mechanics that give you full autonomy of your characters are something you don’t want to miss. Moreover, you can choose which weapon you wish to excel at. That is why you must know what weapon is good in what situations. A fan favorite weapon right now is the Bow so if you want to learn more about the Bow, check out our Monster Hunter Rise Bow Guide.

If the Bow is not up to your playstyle, you can check our Monster Hunter Rise Dual Blades Guide to see if it fits your playstyle better. However, depending on your playstyle, you will need to decipher which weapon is best for you. So make an informed decision after reading this Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide.

So let’s jump right in.

Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Charge Blade
Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade

The charge blade is a powerful weapon that allows you to display high DPS. The elemental discharges from this weapon are enough to decimate anything that wishes to stand in your way. Moreover, you can switch between a sword and an ace. This allows you to take advantage of both weapons, depending on your situation.

The sword mode of the weapon provides you with more maneuverability. This makes it easier for you to dodge enemy attacks and launch counterattacks. The maneuverability can also aid you in getting out of sticky situations. Furthermore, we have the axe mode of this weapon. The axe doesn’t allow you to move freely; however, it raises your attack damage by a bunch making your attacks deal tons of damage.

Moving on, the charge blade also has guard frames. These help you fight as it punishes enemies for disrupting your attack motion. If a monster attacks you during these guard frames, the weapon discharges an elemental attack which damages the nearby monsters.

Lastly, you can use the weapon to stun your opponents as well so that you don’t have to deal with their sneaky movements. However, as mentioned, the weapon has two modes for you to utilize. Meaning it is that much more challenging to master. It will require a lot of effort to excel at, but if you manage to bear through it, it will boost your attack damage by a bunch and allow you to stand victorious in any battle.

Charge Blade Changes (Patch 10.0)

These are the patch notes concerning the charge gun in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. These changes have made the weapon even deadlier, making the effort much more worthwhile. If you wish to dominate the battlefield, you don’t want to miss out on this weapon.

These patch notes have overall increased the proficiency of the charge blade. The weapon’s elemental scaling has also increased, allowing it to showcase more destructive power. Moreover, the impact phials play even a major role in the charge blade build. So make sure you readily take in the information mentioned in this article.

With these patch notes, it is even easier to link your attacks to deal massive damage. Also, if you prefer the sword mode more, you are in luck. These patch notes have increased the duration of the sword mode, enabling you to swing your sword to deal with the hordes of enemies.

However, you will need to be more informed to understand the patch notes and the charge blade fully.

How to Control the Charge Blade

As there are two modes to the weapon, it is expected that they have some different controls. To ensure that you are fully prepared, we will list all the controls for both the sword and the axe.

Sword Controls

Charge Blade Action PC Controls Switch Controls
Weak Slash Left Mouse Button X
Forward Slash Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button X + A
Fade Slash Direction to move to [W,A,S,D] +
Right Mouse Button
Left Stick + A
Morph Slash Mouse Button 4 + Left Mouse Button ZR + X
Charge Mouse Button 4 + Right Mouse Button ZR + A
Guard Mouse Button 4 ZR
Charged Double Slash Hold Right Mouse Button Hold A
Morphing Advance Middle Mouse Button + Left Mouse Button ZL + X
Counter Peak Performance Middle Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button ZL + A
Essential Sword Controls

Axe Controls

Charge Blade Action PC Controls Switch Controls
Rising Slash Left Mouse Button X
Element Discharge Right Mouse Button A
Amped Element Discharge Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button X + A
Morph Slash Mouse Button 4 ZR
Essential Axe Controls

These are the basic controls of both of the modes. First, you must understand these controls to use the weapon efficiently. However, only simple controls won’t make you win fights. You will also need to learn the best combo you can perform with this weapon to maximize your damage. So let’s talk about the combos.

Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Combos

Combos are potent combinations of attacks that can turn the tide of a battle. They are instrumental in your battles and enable you to defeat your opponents. So, let’s look at the best charge blade combos for you to use in your fights.

Basic Sword Combo

Action PC Controls Switch Controls
Sword: Forward Slash Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button X + A 
Sword: Return Stroke Left Mouse Button X
Sword: Spinning Slash Left Mouse Button X
Basic Sword Combos

Elemental Roundslash Combo

To activate the power mode, you will need more than one phial.

Action PC Controls Switch Controls
Sword: Charged Double Slash Hold Left Mouse Button Hold A 
Sword: Shield Thrust Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button X + A 
Axe: Amped Element Discharge Left Mouse Button + Right Mouse Button X + A 
Axe: Element Boost Spinning Slash Mouse Button 4 ZR
Elemental Roundslah Combo

Sword: Sword Mode-boosting Combo

You can only perform this combo while in you are in elemental boost.

Action PC Controls Switch Controls
Sword: Charged Double Slash Hold Left Mouse Button Hold A 
[While Charging for the attack] Mouse Button 4 + Right Mouse Button ZR+ A 
Sword: Condensed Element Slash Hold Left Mouse Button Hold A

Axe: Amped Element Discharge Combo

Action PC Controls Switch Controls
Axe: Dash Slam Direction to move to [W,A,S,D] +
Left Mouse Button
Hold A 
Axe: Element Discharge II Right Mouse Button
Axe: Amped Element Discharge Right Mouse Button A

Axe: Axe Mode into Element Discharge Combo

Action PC Controls Switch Control
Axe: Rising Slash Left Mouse Button
Axe: Element Discharge II Right Mouse Button
Axe: Rising Slash Left Mouse Button X
Axe: Element Discharge II Right Mouse Button A

These are some of the best and most valuable combos you can use with the charge blade. They will help you overcome adversities and stand victorious in your battles. Now that you are aware of all the attacks and combos you can perform, it is time to move to the skills.

Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Switch Skills

Switch Skills are mighty as they allow you to showcase explosive damage. Such damage can be the factor that gives you your edge in fights. You will need to progress through the game to unlock these switch skills naturally. This will provide you with the first three skill slots.

Moreover, you can add to more skill slots if you have the Sunbreak expansion pack. Thus, this Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide will provide information about every skill you can have and what it does. You can use this to make a setup to your own liking or use our best structure. Note that some of the skills or skill slots might not be available to you due to not having the Sunbreak expansion pack.

Condensed Spinning Slash

Firstly we have the condensed spinning slash. This is a great skill to use in Axe mode as it charges your phials, allowing you to perform stronger attacks for longer. You can activate the skill by ZR+A and holding on to X. This will cause the charge blade shield to spin rapidly and become a fiery weapon. You can release X when you want to let go of the blade and let it swing. The rotating shield will hit the enemies in an arc dealing massive damage.

Axe Hopper

Up next, we have the Axe Hopper. This skill slams the weapon in an overhead motion. Then using the iron silk pulls you into the air, allowing you to execute a Super Amped Elemental Discharge. The damage from this skill is significant and can be a game changer if used correctly.

Morph Slash

You can do two types of morph slashes depending on your weapon. So let’s go through them individually.

Sword Morph Slash

During this attack, you grind up your sword in an arc on the ground and hit the enemy at the apex of your raise. Ensure that you use phials while in sword mode so that you can unleash elemental discharge to deal massive damage to enemies. Moreover, you can chain it after the strike with any attack, even axe attacks.

Axe Morph Slash

This skill allows you to morph into sword mode after dealing heaps of damage quickly. As mentioned, Axe attacks are extremely powerful but leave you in a tough spot with low mobility. Thus this skill allows you to deal all the damage and then quickly morph back into sword mode so you can evade the enemy’s skills and finish him off.

Counter Morph Slash

This is a more defense-focused skill with a considerable charge-up time. This skill increases the Morphing guard point allowing you to defend and deal more damage. However, this skill is not as good as Morph slash, considering the fluidity and combos that come with Morph slash. Thus we recommend you only use it if you focus on guard point in your gameplay.

Air Dash

This skill uses iron silk to pull up into the air while swinging an axe. When the axe makes contact with the enemy, a phial explosion occurs, pushing you away from the target. It can be a good disengage if you wish to create some distance. It serves both offensive and defensive purposes due to how easy it is to lead a follow-up attack or plan.

Phial Follow-up: Firing Pin

This skill takes the elemental energy pressure down when in sword boost mode. Thus the energy generated is built up in the target, allowing you to deal massive damage. You basically put a firing pin on your enemies that keeps getting stronger over time. You can unleash the pin to cause enormous damage. This skill is perfect for hunting down slow monsters and will provide you the opportunity to end fights in a single blow.

Ready Stance

Ready Stance uses iron silk to link the sword and shield, allowing you to hold a guarding position. This will enable you to react quickly to slow attacks and lead counterattacks. The counterattacks could be done multiple times and through chain attacks.

Best Skill Setup

Skill Slot Switch Skill Choices
1 Morph Slash
Counter Morph Slash
2 Condensed Spinning Slash
Condensed Element Slash
3 Phial Follow-Up
Phial Follow-Up: Firing Pin
4 Axe Hopper
Counter Peak Performance
Ready Stance
5 Morphing Advance
Air Dash
Best skill slots setup

Silkbind Attacks

Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade
Charge Blade

Up next in this Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide, we have the silk bind attacks. These silk bind attacks are mighty and have just been added in this new Sunbreak expansion pack.

Morphing Advance

Morphing Advance is the number one silk bind skill on our list. This skill propels you forward in the direction you are looking towards and morphs you into Axe mode. While charging up, you have knockback protection, so you can use it to close the distance between you and your opponents.

Ready Stance

Ready Stance uses iron silk to link the sword and shield, allowing you to hold a guarding position. This will enable you to react quickly to slow attacks and lead counterattacks. The counterattacks could be done multiple times and through chain attacks.

Moreover, as this puts you in front of the enemy, you have an opportunity to attack. There are several attacks you can go, such as spinning slash, which will morph you back into sword mode. You can also use axe elemental discharge II to deal massive damage.

Counter Peak Performance

Next in this Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide, we have the Counter peak performance. This is a defense skill that allows you to withstand the strongest of blows. Threads from the ground hold you as you raise your shield to block an enemy attack. This will enable you to remain ready to counterattack after their attack. Such a skill is too good to pass up.

Axe Hopper

Up next, we have the Axe Hopper. This skill slams the weapon in an overhead motion. Then using the iron silk pulls you into the air, allowing you to execute a Super Amped Elemental Discharge. The damage from this skill is significant and can be a game changer if used correctly.

Advanced Combos

These are some of the advanced combos you can do after learning how to do the basic combos mentioned above. These combos will allow you to land blows in succession and win without ever giving your opponent a fighting chance.

Element Discharge Loop Combo

This skill lands successive blows on the desired position. It is best used to inflict damage to an enemy’s head while it’s stunned. If you wish to keep it down for longer, you can use chain stuns to increase the stun period. This skill is done in axe mode.

Switch Controls X → A → X → A
PC Controls Left Mouse Button → Right Mouse Button → Left Mouse Button → Right Mouse Button

Axe Loop Combo

This skill uses the condensed spinning slash to the brim, making it a deadly attack. Condensed Spinning Slash uses phials to attack an area multiple times, causing heaps of damage with every blow. You can even use phials to stun monsters and make them easier to deal with. Furthermore, you can freely use this around allies without any concern for knocking them as well.

Switch Controls Charge while in Sword Mode (ZR + A)→ Hold X → Hold A → Hold X → Hold A
PC Controls Charge while in Sword Mode (Mouse Button 4 + Right Mouse Button)→ Hold Left Mouse Button → Hold Right Mouse Button → Hold Left Mouse Button → Hold Right Mouse Button

Now that you know the attacks and skills this weapon brings to the table, you can head into battle knowing what your arsenal holds. However, to aid in your gameplay further, we have compiled some tips and tricks to use the charge blade in this Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide,

Charge Blade Usage Tips

These are some of the most valuable tips I have come across while playing and exploring the game. These will significantly help you become a better charge blade user.

Firstly, as you have learned throughout this guide, phials play an integral part in this whole charge blade kit. Thus it is crucial that you manage them effectively. Many new users have difficulty managing them accurately, so here is a little tip for you.

Charge up phials in sword mode and discharge them in axe mode. This will ensure you have enough phials when you enter your damaging mode.

However, don’t be too focused on charging up phials. Only charge up the number of phials you need. Why? Well, that’s because if you overcharge, your attacks will just bounce off the enemies and won’t deal any damage. This will put you in a precarious position.

Furthermore, remember that you can move your phials to your shield once they are filled. This will elementally boost your shield and increase the attack damage of your axe attacks and guarding. Moreover, this will also enable you to pull off a Super Amplified Elemental Discharge, which deals significant damage.

Lastly, when looking for a counterattack, use counter peak performance. This will allow you to chain powerful attacks with it and deal a decisive blow. The accumulated damage will be enough to determine your victory in the battle.

Conclusion

The Charge Blade in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is an S-tier weapon. It allows you to become extremely powerful and land explosive blows. If you manage to figure out the playstyle that gems well with it, it will pay you back a thousandfold.

The weapon can be made even stronger with the help of a good build. So if you need help figuring out a good build for the charge blade, check our Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Build. This build will immensely help you cement yourself as a top contender in the game.

This concludes our Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade Guide. Let us know down below which mode is your favorite!

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