The Long Sword is one of 14 weapon types in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. The Long Sword is known for its flexible movement, and combo potential. But that’s not the only thing you can do with the long sword as it has access to powerful counters by sheathing, and unsheathing the sword in a flash with great precision. With Sunbreak, the Long Sword will obtain new Silkbind Attacks as well as new Switch Skills which will add even more depth to its already powerful arsenal.
New Silkbind Attack: Harvest Moon
This new technique allows the Long Sword to place a large Ironsilk ring on the floor. Any Spirit attack made inside this ring won’t deplete the Spirit gauge while the ring is up. On top of that, any counter made inside the ring will gain additional hits. To offset the strength of this technique, you’ll be limited to fighting inside the ring until it dissipates.
Counter within Harvest Moon
How to unlock Harvest Moon
This technique can be learned early on in the expansion by defeating the Daimyo Hermitaur that Rondine gives you the quest for. This allows you to go to Elgado, where you’ll talk to Master Arlow, and eventually Master Utsushi. He’ll give you the first batch of new Switch Skills including Harvest Moon.
New Switch Skill: Sacred Sheathe Combo
The Sacred Sheathe Combo is a new Switch Skill that when you perform a regular attack, you can sheathe, and charge before unleashing a powerful slash attack. The damage dealt by this attack is determined by the level of your Spirit Gauge.
How to unlock Sacred Sheathe Combo
This technique can be learned early on in the expansion by defeating the Daimyo Hermitaur that Rondine gives you the quest for. This allows you to go to Elgado, where you’ll talk to Master Arlow, and eventually Master Utsushi. He’ll give you the first batch of new Switch Skills including Sacred Sheathe Combo.
New Switch Skill: Tempered Spirit Blade
Tempered Spirit Blade is a parry with strict timing. If you manage to pull it off, it’ll fill your spirit gauge, and raise it one level.
How to unlock Tempered Spirit Blade
Once you’ve completed the MR3★ Urgent Quest “Ice Wolf, Red Moon”, you will become Master Rank 4. This will allow you to unlock the second batch of Switch Skills including Tempered Spirit Blade by talking to Master Utsushi in the Kamura Gathering Hub.
Switch Skill Swap
This isn’t a new skill, but it is a new way to use them! The Switch Skill Swap will allow you to change your equipped skills whilst in battle. There will be two scrolls, one red, and one blue. By visiting an Item box either at the hub or in the tent during a quest, you can customize your favorite skills to each scroll.
When you’re in battle, you can swap between each set to give you access to your other skills. Another great addition to this system was the Swap Evade. This allows you to evade in any direction by pressing the roll button after you have swapped sets.