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Monster Hunter Rise

Blacksmith

By
Shane Williams

The Blacksmith is where you go to craft up powerful weapons and fancy looking armor for your Hunter.

Overlook of the Blacksmith

How does the Smithy work?

When you first take a look at the Smithy during early game, you’ll notice there isn’t many options and most of the screen is covered with a “?“. As you progress through the Village/Hub Quests and defeat different monsters, more trees will open up. For example, killing Aknosom will give you access to that tree.

However, the large “?“ will open up more as you progress through the game and collect new materials on your hunts. You can also acquire new materials by sending out your buddies on Trade Requests via the Argosy.

Buddy Smithy

Kisaki who works beside Hamon is in charge of crafting all your buddy equipment. This can be crafted with “Scrap” which is acquired from the leftovers of the materials used to craft your Hunter Armor. So if you craft the full Barroth set for your hunter, you’ll be able to craft the same set for your buddies.

Upgrading

Once you’ve been using a set for a while, you’ll eventually need to upgrade it in order to take on the tougher monster in the later Village Quests. To do this you’ll need Armor Spheres which are acquired from completing subsquests. Low-Rank you can mostly just upgrade the armor you like and be ok, but once you dive into High-Rank, you’ll want to start thinking about builds to handle the difficult encounters.

As for weapons, you’ll want to find the weapon type you like and work on crafting one of each element, so you can take a weapon with the element that the particular monster is weak too. However, if you decide you don’t like a weapon you’ve created, don’t worry, as you can click “rollback” which will take you previous weapon in that tree and return your materials.

Ramp-Up

Another method of upgrading in Monster Hunter Rise is by adding Rampage Skills to your weapons. To do this, complete a Rampage Quest and you’ll be given a Defender Ticket which can be given to Hamon for unique skills. Below you’ll find a list of the available Rampage Skills:

Stat based skills

Name Effect
Attack Boost 1 Increases attack power by +4
Attack Boost 2 Increases attack power by +6
Attack Boost 3 Increases attack power by +8
Attack Boost 4 Increases attack power by +10
Defense Boost 1 Increases defense by +10
Defense Boost 2 Increases defense by +20
Defense Boost 3 Increases defense by +30
Affinity 1 Increases affinity by +4%
Affinity 2 Increases affinity by +6%
Affinity 3 Increases affinity by +8%
Affinity 4 Increases affinity by +10%

Elemental based skills

Name Effect
Fire Boost 1 Increases fire element attack power by +4
Fire Boost 2 Increases fire element attack power by +6
Fire Boost 3 Increases fire element attack power by +8
Thunder Boost 1 Increases Thunder element attack power by +4
Thunder Boost 2 Increases Thunder element attack power by +6
Thunder Boost 3 Increases Thunder element attack power by +8
Dragon Boost 1 Increases Dragon element attack power by +4
Dragon Boost 2 Increases Dragon element attack power by +6
Dragon Boost 3 Increases Dragon element attack power by +8
Ice Boost 1 Increases ice element attack power by +4
Ice Boost 2 Increases ice element attack power by +6
Ice Boost 3 Increases ice element attack power by +8
Ice Boost 4 Increases ice element attack power by +10
Water Boost 1 Increases Water element attack power by +4
Water Boost 2 Increases Water element attack power by +6
Water Boost 3 Increases Water element attack power by +8
Water Boost 4 Increases Water element attack power by +10

Status based skills

Name Effect
Blast Boost 1 Increases blast buildup by +3
Blast Boost 2 Increases blast buildup by +6
Blast Boost 3 Increases blast buildup by +7
Poison Boost 1 Increases Poison buildup by +3
Poison Boost 2 Increases Poison buildup by +5
Poison Boost 3 Increases Poison buildup by +7
Sleep Boost 1 Increases sleep buildup by +2
Sleep Boost 2 Increases sleep buildup by +4
Sleep Boost 3 Increases sleep buildup by +6
Paralysis Boost 1 Increase paralysis build up by +2
Paralysis Boost 2 Increase paralysis build up by +4
Paralysis Boost 3 Increase paralysis build up by +6
Magnamalo Soul Increases attack when afflicted by hellfire status.

Ammo based skills

Name Effect
Sticky Effect 1 Able to use Stick Ammo 1 / 2 and increases ammo capacity.
Normal Effect 2 Unlock the usage of Normal ammo 1 / 2 and increases ammo capacity.
Normal Effect 2 Unlock all normal ammo and increase ammo capacity.
Cluster Effect 1 Allows to use Cluster Bombs 1 / 2 and increases ammo capacity.
Cluster Effect 2 Unlock all normal ammo and increase ammo capacity.
Pierce Effect 1 Unlocks usage of 1 / 2 Pierce Ammo and increases ammo capacity
Pierce Effect 2 Unlocks usage of al l Pierce Ammo and increases ammo capacity
Spread Effect 1 Enables the use of spread ammo 1 / 2 and increases ammo capacity.
Spread Effect 2 Enables the use of all spread ammo and increases ammo capacity.

Armor based skills

Name Effect
Ibushi Soul Increases elemental attack power with each piece of armor in the same set equipped.
Narwa Soul Increases Attack with each piece of armor in the same set equipped.

Weapon based skills

Other

Name Effect
Master Rider Increases the damage for Wyvern Riding and Wyvern Rider Tamer.
Wyrmstake Boost Increases Wyrmstake Cannon’s Damage level by 1
Maximum Volume Increases a performance’s range of effect once it is activated
Coating Switch Boost Grants special effects to phials when executing morph attacks.
Boost Equipped Coating Increases coating element by +10

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    29 March 2021
  • Last Updated
    17 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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