Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame

Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame - Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise) | MHR

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This is a post on Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade builds. We will go through the best builds with the weapon during different stages. This guide will make the hunter journey much easier

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General Skill recommendations

Here is a list of skills that are recommended to use with Charge Blade in Monster Hutner Rise. Of course, they are also situational, because for example with Elemental Charge Blade you would not use Artillery skill.

  1. Load Shells (Non-Condensed Spinning Slash builds) - Having level 2 will allow you to charge full phials with just yellow phial color. Replaces Focus.
  2. Artillery (Impact Phial builds with Amped Elemental Discharges) - boosts phial damage
  3. Rapid Morph - Faster Axe to charge blade -> Charge Blade to Axe switching
  4. Weakness Exploit (WE) - Increases affinity to weak spots, can be maximized to 50%
  5. Critical Boost - boosts critical hits
  6. Attack Boost - Boosts physical attacks and phial damage
  7. Elemental damage boost (like Frost Jewel Lv 1, Blaze Jewel Lv 1, etc.)
  8. Critical Eye - increases the chance
  9. Guard - usually you would start with level 1, to be able to use Amped Elemental discharge after guard point
  10. Offensive Guard - best utilized in builds that concentrate on Guard Point and Counter Peak Performance

Low Rank Builds

Throughout the Monster Hunter Rise story, you should use Impact Phial Charge blades. They are easily accessible and you get many relevant skills.

Early Low Rank - Village Quests 1 - 3 stars

This is your intro to the Monster Hunter Rise game. I suggest spending some time getting used to the weapon and practicing charge blade in Training Area.

Weapon

A good Charge blade will be available to you from the first large monster: Great Izuchi. It will give you green sharpness. This is great because your weapon attacks will not bounce as often

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
wind thief sickle I image mhrWind Thief Sickle I Affinity Boost I Any

Armors

You would want to get Rhenoplos Braces as soon as possible as they will increase your Impact phial damage. Moreover, Ingot Greaves will lead you through the whole Low Rank

I suggest upgrading these two items mentioned above. This will increase your defense and allow you to push through the whole Low Rank.

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconIzuchi Helm critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1
mhr chest piece iconIzuchi Mail attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 1
mhr braces iconRhenoplos Braces artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 1
mhr coil iconIzuchi Coil critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1
mhr greaves iconIngot Greaves attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 1
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1

Hunter Greaves can be used until you get Ingot Greaves.

Mid to End of Low Rank - Village Quests 4 - 6 stars

This is the part of Monster Hunter Rise, where it opens up, you will encounter new monsters with widely different mechanics

Weapon

There are some interesting Charge blades available at this time. However, Regas Hyper is easily accessible, and you do not need to farm any specific monster for it.

Then you are free to upgrade it to Elite Blade I after you fight Zinogre.

Of course, an interesting alternative is Hidden Arsenal I charge blade, with 30% affinity. For which you need to fight Nargacuga.

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
regas hyper image mhrRegas Hyper with an upgrade to Elite Blade I Affinity Boost I Any

Armors

You will still keep Rhenoplos Braces and Ingot Greaves. As you can see some better gear is introduced that allows adding better skills.

Moreover, you can start melding talismans. Try to get Wirebug Whisperer for a longer third wirebug duration.

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconZinogre Helm latent power icon mhrLatent Power Lv 1
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1
mhr chest piece iconNargacuga Mail
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1
mhr braces iconRhenoplos Braces artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 1
mhr coil iconAnjanath Coil attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
mhr greaves iconIngot Greaves attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 1
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1
talisman icon mhrTalisman mhr wirebug whisperer iconWirebug Whisperer Lv 1 

High Rank: HR 4 - 6

Here I also recommend using Impact Phial Charge Blade. You would spend too much time making elemental phial blade for each encounter. Moreover, you would also need to farm appropriate armors for each elemental charge blade

Weapon

Elite Blade II is easily accessible similar alternative would be the Bone Blade II charge blade. However, due to not having blue sharpness it is inferior.

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
kaiser blade image mhrKaiser Blade Attack Boost III Any skill

Armors

The usual items are back. Rhenoplos Braces S and Ingot Greaves S provide great damage boosts and increased affinity rate.

Regarding the belt, you should only go for Skalda Elytra S armor if you have Almudron Plate material. However, it is hard to get it and you can just go for Baggi Coil

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconIzuchi Helm S critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 1
mhr chest piece iconIzuchi Mail S
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 2
mhr recovery speed iconRecovery Speed Lv 1
mhr braces iconRhenoplos Braces S artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 2
mhr coil iconSkalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra S weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 2
mhr greaves iconIngot Greaves S attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 2
talisman icon mhrTalisman weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 1 (more damage)
mhr wirebug whisperer iconWirebug Whisperer Lv 1 

High Rank: HR 6 - 7

Weapon

Feel free to use Kaiser Blade. However, once you fight Nargacuga and Magnamalo get Scream in the Night. It will give White Sharpness, 40% affinity and good rampage skills.

Not only that it is also good till the HR 100.

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
scream in the night charge blade mhr imageScream in the Night Attack Boost III Any skill

Armors

You can switch to Almudron Helm S helmet once you get it. It will be a part of many endgame builds later on.

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconZinogre Helm S latent power icon mhrLatent Power Lv 1
weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 1
mhr chest piece iconZinogre Mail S
latent power icon mhrLatent Power Lv 1
weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 1
mhr braces iconRhenoplos Braces S artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 2
mhr coil iconAnjanath Coil S
attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
mhr greaves iconGolden Hakama critical boost icon mhrCritical Boost Lv 2
latent power icon mhrLatent Power Lv 1
talisman icon mhrTalisman weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 1

At this point in the game, I recommend getting Weakness Exploit Talisman.

High Rank: HR 8 - 40

From here on, you should start getting decent decorations. Use them to greatly beef up the charge blade build.

Impact Charge blade build

This build's purpose is to use the impact phials for maximum damage. The source of that is mostly Ultra Element Discharge, Condense Element Slash or Axe Hopper. This is your choice.

Weapons

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
scream in the night charge blade mhr imageScream in the Night Attack Boost III Any skill

Armors

At HR 8 you can fight Bazelgeuse. This Large Monster will provide two critical equipment pieces to improve the build

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconAlmudron Helm S rapid morph icon mhrRapid Morph Lv 2
mhr chest piece iconVaik Mail S
-
mhr braces iconBazelgeuse Braces mhr load shells skill imageLoad Shells Lv 1
mhr guard up skill imageGuard Up Lv 1
mhr coil iconAnjanath Coil S
attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
mhr greaves iconBazelgeuse Greaves artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 2
mhr guard skill iconGuard Lv 1

Talismans and decorations

Generally, the most offensive option is the best, like Weakness Exploit. However, it also depends on your skill and what talismans you have.

So feel free to check what you have and adjust the decorations to your liking

Talisman skills + slots Decorations Notes
Wirebug Whisperer 2
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x2
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x1
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
artillery jewel 2 icon mhrArtillery Jewel 2 x1
In case you land Wirebug Whisperer it is also a decent option, that can allow you to use Silkbind skills more often.
Guard 2
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x2
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x1
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
artillery jewel 2 icon mhrArtillery Jewel 2 x1
A defensive option where you are more effective with your shield and can use UED faster.
Weakness Exploit 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x2
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x2
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x2
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
artillery jewel 2 icon mhrArtillery Jewel 2 x1
This option must be readily available if you melded for Weakness Exploit.
Any skill
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x2
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x3
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
artillery jewel 2 icon mhrArtillery Jewel 2 x1
This is I think the optimal solution as you should try getting this type of talisman at least once.

Spinning Axe Build

These builds are perfect for those that want to use Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill. This type of build concentrates on using Axe mode.

You will want to utilize the Morph skill so that you could enter the Savage Axe mode as soon as possible.

Weapon

Scream in The Night complements this build extremely well. The white sharpness will help immensely. Moreover, to keep white sharpness through the fight hunter should get Mastery jewel 2

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
scream in the night charge blade mhr imageScream in the Night Attack Boost III Any skill

Armors

You do not get much affinity with equipment, only from Weakness Exploit. However, it will be boosted with Tenderzier Jewels

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconAlmudron Helm S rapid morph icon mhrRapid Morph Lv 2
mhr chest piece iconVaik Mail S
-
mhr braces iconRathalos Braces S attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
mhr coil iconAnjanath Coil S
attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
mhr greaves iconIngot Greaves S attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
critical eye icon mhrCritical Eye Lv 2

Talismans and Decorations

This charge blade build tears through sharpness extremely fast due to Spinning Axe. We will try to complement this weakness to maximize the build utility and damage.

Moreover, we can easily reach 100% affinity making... you guessed it Mastery Jewel 2 mandatory.

Talisman skills + slots Decorations Notes
Guard 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x1
This is a more defensive approach giving a chance to defend against the monster attack
Any skill
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x3
This option allows to have 100 affinity and ensures white sharpness for a long time.
Weakness Exploit 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x3
The budget option for those that have this talisman.

High Rank: HR 40 - 99

Generally, the builds from the HR 8-40 section continue to work perfectly. However, you can still try this one below

Tigrex Impact Charge Blade Build

This build maximizes the phial damage by having higher raw from Tigrex Blade. You will need to constantly use Ultimate Element Discharge or Element Discharge moves to utilize this.

Weapons

This is an extremely powerful charge blade that will greatly boost Impact phial damage

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
tigrex blade image mhrTigrex Blade Attack Boost III
Silkbind Boost (if upgrading from Ore Tree and using Axe Hopper)
Counter Peak Performance (for UED) or
Axe Hopper

 

Armors

We include Bazelgeuse Helm and this way the charge blade build gets Artillery Lv 3

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconBazelgeuse Helm artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 1
mhr guard skill iconGuard Lv 1
mhr chest piece iconVaik Mail S -
mhr braces iconBazelgeuse Braces mhr load shells skill imageLoad Shells Lv 1
mhr guard up skill imageGuard Up Lv 1
mhr coil iconAnjanath Coil S attack boost icon mhrAttack Boost Lv 2
mhr greaves iconBazelgeuse Greaves artillery skill image mhrArtillery Lv 2
mhr guard skill iconGuard Lv 1

Talismans and Decorations

Talisman skills + slots Decorations Notes
Attack Boost 2
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x2
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Master jewel 2 icon mhrSharp Jewel 2 x2
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
This is a truly powerful option enabling us to have Attack Boost Lv6 in total. This way phial damage will be extremely high
Any skill
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x3
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Master jewel 2 icon mhrSharp Jewel 2 x2
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
The optimal all-around option
Weakness Exploit 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x3
tenderizer jewel mhr iconTenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Master jewel 2 icon mhrSharp Jewel 2 x2
magazine jewel 2 icon mhrMagazine Jewel 2 x1
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
The budget option of this charge blade build. The Sharp Jewel 2 allows to safely utilize the white sharpness for 60 seconds.

Endgame: High Rank 100+ (patch 3.0)

For non-Dragonheart builds, you can check the previous sections. They still hold well and you do not need to be masochist with yourself for 80% health:

  • HR 8-40
  • HR 40-99

Dragonheart build Spinning Axe

This build works the best with Spinning Axe mode. Unfortunately for effective AED spam, you would need a large decoration investment into Magazine and Artillery

Weapons

Weapon Rampage Skills Switch Skills
scream in the night charge blade mhr imageScream in the Night Attack Boost III Any skill

Armors

With the Valstrax armors unlocked you will be able to make some scary builds. Concentrating purely on offense

Item Skills
mhr helmet iconValstrax Helm Dragonheart Lv 1
weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 1
mhr chest piece iconValstrax Mail
Dragonheart Lv 1
resucitate skill mhr iconResuscitate Lv 2
mhr braces iconValstrax Braces Dragonheart Lv 1
weakness exploit icon mhrWeakness Exploit Lv 2
mhr coil iconValstrax Coil
Dragonheart Lv 1
resucitate skill mhr iconResuscitate Lv 1
resentment skill icon mhrResentment Lv 2
mhr greaves iconValstrax Greaves Dragonheart Lv 1
resentment skill icon mhrResentment Lv 1

Decorations

Because Spinning Axe mode tears through sharpness, you need ways to mitigate this. Two of the alternatives are Master's Touch and Protective Polish skills.

You also want to use Critical Jewel 2. It scales the damage better for Scream in The Night. You can check the our calculator

Talisman skills + slots Decorations Notes
Attack Boost 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x3
mhr expert jewel 2 iconExpert Jewel 2 x2
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
Attack Boost talisman option.
Critical Boost 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x2
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x1
mhr expert jewel 2 iconExpert Jewel 2 x2
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
This is another great option.
Critical Eye 1
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x3
attack jewel 2 monster hunter riseAttack Jewel 2 x1
mhr expert jewel 2 iconExpert Jewel 2 x1
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
Now you can add additional Attack Jewel 2 for a significant boost to Effective Raw on this charge blade build
Any skill
mhr lvl 2 decoration slot iconmhr lvl 2 decoration slot icon
critical jewel mhr iconCritical Jewel 2 x3
mhr expert jewel 2 iconExpert Jewel 2 x2
Master jewel 2 icon mhrMastery Jewel 2 x3
grinder jewel iconGrinder Jewel 1 x3
Although you would think that having Attack Jewel 2 would be great. However, having Expert Jewel 2 gives a little more effective raw and more white sharpness

Conclusion

Hope these builds will help you through Monster Hunter Rise. I will try to keep them updated as new patches are introduced.

Have in mind that Monster Hunter Rise is where you try to excel, improve and find better ways to become a hunter.

So if you have suggestions for the builds feel free to leave them down below in the comments!

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