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Monster Hunter Rise

How to Use the Great Sword

By
Seren Morgan-Roberts

The Great Sword is a large and heavy melee weapon that deals cut and blunt damage. The Great Sword has a steeper learning curve compared to some other weapons because of its slower attacks and limited mobility. However, mastering the Great Sword means you’ll have the highest damage per hit of all weapons and powerful charge attacks. You’re also able to block attacks quickly.

The Great Sword can deal huge amounts of damage but is quite slow and heavy so make sure you’re accurate with your hits.

Basic Great Sword Controls

Below you’ll find the basic controls for the Great Sword. Once you’ve gotten to grasp with basic controls, you’ll be able to use them in different orders to pull off various combos.

Move Controls
Overhead Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Charged Slash Hold Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Wide Sweep Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Tackle Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot while charging
Rising Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Guard Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Plunging Thrust Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot whilst midair

Great Sword Combos

Using the controls above, you’ll be able to perform attack combos that can deal extra combo damage.

Combo Attack Controls
True Charged Slash Combo Charged Slash → Strong Charged Slash → Strong Wide Slash → True Charged Slash Hold Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Hold Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot → Hold Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Forward Lunging Attack Combo Wide Sweep → Tackle → Leaping Wide Slash Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Stationary Combo Wide Sweep → Rising Slash → Wide Sweep Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot

(1 of 2) You can charge up attacks to deal more power

You can charge up attacks to deal more power (left), and you can also tackle the monster. (right)

Silkbind Controls

Silkbind attacks use up a wirebug and then have a longer cooldown than wirebug moves, meaning you’ll want to make sure to time your silkbind attacks well so that you don’t waste the wirebug.

Attack Controls Description
Hunting Edge Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot This attack causes the hunter to jump up into the air whilst charging the greatword.
Power Sheathe Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot This attack temporarily increases attack power after you sheathe your weapon.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    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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