Long Swords were introduced in Monster Hunter Freedom 2 and are a melee weapon type that deals cut damage. They are favoured by players who prefer to deal a lot of damage slowly and carefully instead of the fast attacking weapons, such as Dual Blades. Long Swords also have good reach, so reaching certain parts of the Monster will be a lot easier with this weapon.
The Spirit Gauge can be found to the right of the Sharpness Gauge. In order to fill this gauge you’ll need to keep successfully hitting the enemy. Performing a variety of attacks, such as Spirit Roundslash will change the gauges color, increasing your attack power.
Basic Long Sword Controls
Below you’ll find the basic attacks you can use with the Long Sword. Once you’ve gotten these down, then you can move on combining them to deal more damage.
|Spirit Blade 1|
Long Sword Combos
|Basic||Step Slash - Overhead Slash - Thrust - Rising Slash||→ → →|
|Special Sheath Combo 1||Step Slash - Special Sheath - Iai Slash||→ + → →|
|Foresight Slash Combo I||Step Slash - Foresight Slash - Spirit Roundslash||→ + →|
|Spirit Blade Combo (Requires Spirit Gauge)||Spirit Blade I - Spirit Blade II - Spirit Blade III - Spirit Roundslash||→ → →|
|Fade Slash Combo (Requires Spirit Gauge)||Fade Slash > Spirit Jumping Slash > Spirit Blade III > Spirit Roundslash||+ → → →|
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.
|Soaring Kick||+||This attack will launch you into a jump kick that, That if connects, will trigger a Plunging Thrust. (Requires 1 Wirebugs)|
|Serene Pose||+||Taking a hit while your weapon is at the ready will swiftly lead to a counterattack. (Requires 2 Wirebugs)|