The guide details most of what you will require while still leaving you some room to explore and shift the build around to suit your playstyle.
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Monster Hunter Rising (henceforth referred to as MHR) was initially released for the Nintendo Switch in 2021 but more recently it was released for the PC in 2022. This release was then followed by a DLC called Sunbreak which added more enemies, bosses, and weapons and overall turned the game up to 11 in terms of content and quality.
When we look at MHR it seems like your typical JRPG but it has so much more to offer. Each system in the game is crafted with fine precision and maintains a certain balance. In this guide, we will be discussing a Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow Build that outputs the most amount of damage if you execute the combo correctly. The build is known as the suicide build and we will go more in-depth later on throughout the guide.
This build was inspired by the YouTuber Tidus69 and it was built according to the specifications they provide within their video.
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow Build Explained
Bows are very very powerful in MHR. They were given some changes with the release of the Sunbreak DLC but all in all, they were mainly untouched with slight nerfs that can be augmented with the right build and playstyle.
The main reason you should use the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow Build is because of two reasons. First, one is that bows are very underrated by the community who are more into the melee style of combat with playstyles that get into the enemy’s face such as Greatsword users and Longsword players.
Secondly, they are very powerful and if executed correctly then they can deal absurd amounts of damage even in comparison to melee fighter builds. In a game that encourages personalization, it’s better to set yourself apart from the grain and play something niche so that you can build yourself around it, in this case, that happens to be the Bow.
If you are new to Monster Hunter then you may think that a bow is just a bow but in this franchise, we have more than enough types of bows to satisfy anyone. The three types of bows we will talk about will have certain bows for each element that work for this build. However, this build will work with any bow as this acts as more of a template than anything else.
Out of all of these bows you have been provided with it is imperative to note that the Rapid bows are the easiest to use but offer the least amount of damage while spread bows are the hardest to properly use but output the most amount of damage. Pierce bows can be used accordingly but you will have to judge the context of the fight and go about it a certain way to make full use of them.
For this Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow Build we will be needing two special effects. The first one is Dereliction. To talk about this in simple terms it basically amounts to a continuous health drain in order for bonus stats. This occurs from the moment the effect becomes active but this effect will never actually deplete your health below one.
The second effect is Blood Lust. Now, this effect initiates Frenzy which has some side effects of its own. When under Frenzy your health will slowly be drained similarly to Dereliction but it will also grant increased Evasion, Stamina Reduction, and bonus stats. The way to get rid of Frenzy is to keep on attacking the monster which cures you. When cured you gain increased Affinity, proc Coalescence, and heal all of your read bar health.
The Arc Helm is a very clean-looking piece of gear that provides us with the Bloodlust effect that we need for this Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow build. The helm can be constructed by defeating and farming S. Magala, the Master rank monster. The exact items required for the creation of the helm are as follows:
2x S.Magala Hardhorn
2x S.Magala Shard
1x S.Magala Cortex
1x Ultimas Crystal
The helm itself has several resistances and weaknesses which are inferred after facing the beast they were derived from. The stronger elements are against Water and Dragon. Meanwhile, the weaker elements are against Fire, Thunder, and Ice.
Archfiend Armor Baulo
The Archfiend Armor Baulo is an aesthetic choice of armor that offers three main skills we need for this build. Those three are Weakness Exploit, Resentment, and Chain Crit. These are all very valuable on a build that’s designed to exploit absurd amounts of stat-boosting through the cost of one’s health pool. The materials required to craft the items are as follows:
2x Abyssal Dragonscale
3x Archdemon Backshell
1x Archdemon Doomhorn
2x Malzeno Fellwing
The armor piece is strong against Water and Ice while being weak towards Thunder and Dragon.
Although more futuristic looking than most pieces of gear in Monster Hunter it has the same sort of standing with being a good piece of gear while not being too outstanding unlike the other pieces in the set we are assembling. You can craft the Rakna Armguards by crafting them after collecting the following:
4x Rakna-Kadaki Sharpclaw
1x Rakna-Kadaki Carapace
3x Rakna-Kadaki Silk
2x Monster Broth
This piece of armor is derived from the High-rank Rakana-Kadaki monster who you will have to farm in order to unlock this set piece. The armor piece is strong against Fire but weak against Ice.
The Gore Coil is quite a difficult piece to acquire due to how it is acquired. You must slay Gore Magala and do so repeatedly to acquire the resources necessary to craft this armor price. The resources are as follows:
2x Gore Magala Eclipse
2x Gore Magala Cortex
1x Gore Magala Sensor
1x Gore Magala Tail
Archfiend Armor Sceros
Archfiend Armor Sceros is the flipside of the coin when it comes to the suicide build we are going for. This piece of armor brings with it the Dereliction effect that gives us our damage. It doesn’t look half bad either which is a bonus for those looking to make an aesthetically pleasing character. The way to unlock this set of leg armor is the same as the previously mentioned archfiend armor set piece.
2x Abyssal Dragonscale
4x Archdemon Backshell
2x Archdemon Piercetalon
3x Consumption Parasite
These are, essentially speaking, ability modifiers that grant some extra damage, attack speed critical chance, etc. There exist many different Decoration jewels in MHR but the ones we have listed below are provided by keeping the armor set in mind for this Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Bow Build.