The Great Sword is perhaps the most iconic weapon in the Monster Hunter series. It’s a lumbering behemoth of a weapon that requires patience and precision to wield effectively. As hunters progress through Monster Hunter Rise and its Sunbreak expansion, there are ways to make this punishing weapon the bane of all monsters. Here are the best Great Sword builds for the early, mid, and endgame in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

Monster Hunter Rise Low Rank Great Sword Build

This build focuses on the tried and true playstyle of the Critical Draw skill. By increasing affinity and mobility, this build allows hunters to stay aggressive and on top of their prey.

  • Weapon
    • Gossblade I
  • Armor
    • Helm: Barioth Helm
    • Body: Goss Harag Mail
    • Arms: Goss Harag Braces
    • Waist: Bariioth Coil
    • Legs: Aelucanth Crura

Monster Hunter Rise High Rank Great Sword Build

Much like the Low Rank build, this build is all about boosting that affinity rate to obscene levels. Due to the Tigrex Great Sword’s negative affinity rating, we recommend the three levels of Critical Eye.

  • Weapon
    • Tigrex Great Sword
  • Armor
    • Helm: Kaiser Crown
    • Body: Vaik Mail S
    • Arms: Lagombi Vambraces S
    • Waist: Anjanath Coil S
    • Legs: Ingot Greaves S
  • Decorations
    • Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
    • Attack Jewel 2 x1
    • Grinder Jewel 1 x3
    • Critical Jewel 2 x2
    • Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
    • Brace Jewel 1 x1

Monster Hunter Rise Master Rank Great Sword Build

By using Dereliction and the Strongarm Stance, hunters can hand out massive damage for days. To mitigate Dereliction’s health drain, we have Blood Rite to recover health from breaking monster parts.

  • Weapon
    • Royal Order’s Great Sword +
  • Armor
    • Helm: Kaiser Crown X
    • Body: Malzeno Mail
    • Arms: Malzeno Braces
    • Waist: Anjanath Coil X
    • Legs: Archfiend Armor Sceros
  • Decorations
    • Guardian Jewel 3 x3
    • Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
    • Critical Jewel 2 x2
    • Expert Jewel 2 x1
    • Grinder Jewel 1 x3
    • Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
    • Brace Jewel 1 x1

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