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How to Unlock Switch Skills

Seren Morgan-Roberts

This page offers a guide on how to unlock Switch Skills and how to swap out your Switch Skills. You’ll also find a complete list of all Switch Skills unlocked in the first Switch Skills set.

Switch Skills are unlocked via Master Utsushi.

What are Switch Skills?

Switch Skills are a new feature introduced in Monster Hunter Rise which allow the player to switch out different skills and moves. There are three switch skill sets for each weapon, meaning three sets of two skills that you can swap between.

Unlocking the First Switch Skills Set

The first time you unlock switch skills, you’ll be given new skills for every weapon. To unlock these, you’ll need to reach 3☆ in Village Quests or 2☆ in Hub Quests. When you’ve reached either milestone, speak to Master Utsushi, found at the Gathering Hub.

Changing Switch Skills

You can swap your switch skills at any item box in the game. However, you might want to head over to the Training Area and use the item box there so you can try out your new skills!

(1 of 2) You can swap out your Switch Skills via the Item Box

You can swap out your Switch Skills via the Item Box (left), you can swap them out as many times as you like. (right)

When you’re in your in the item box, choose ‘Change Switch Skill’ and you’ll then be able to choose to switch a current move for a newly unlocked skill. You can do this with one skill for every weapon. Unlocking your second and third switch skills will require individual weapon progress.

Below you’ll find a list of your initial skills and the newly unlocked Switch Skills.

Weapon Initial Skill Switch Skill
Great Sword Tackle Guard Tackle
Long Sword Soaring Kick Silkbind Sakura Slash
Sword and Shield Advancing Slash Sliding Slash
Dual Blades Demon Flurry Rush Demon Flight
Lance Dash Attack Shield Charge
Gunlance Hail Cutter Ground Splitter
Hammer Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon Dash Breaker
Hunting Horn Melody Mode: Performance Melody Mode: Echo
Switch Axe Invincible Gambit Soaring Wyvern Blade
Insect Glaive Tornado Slash Tetraseal Slash
Charge Blade Condensed Element Slash Condensed Spinning Slash
Light Bowgun Fanning Vault Fanning Maneuver
Heavy Bowgun Mech-Wyvernsnipe Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe
Bow Charging Sidestep Dodgebolt


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    PC, Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 March 2021
  • Last Updated
    26 May 2021
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This guide for Monster Hunter Rise includes:

  • A detailed How to play Section
  • Complete Companion coverage - everything you need to know about Palicos and Palamutes.
  • Full coverage on Kamura Village, Requests, Village, Rampage and Hub Quests.
  • In depth info on every Monster.
  • A detailed Weapons and Armor section.
  • Information on every Armor Skill.
  • Full breakdown on every location.
  • A detailed Items Database (Coming Soon)

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