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Monster Hunter Rise

How to Use the Long Sword

By
Shane Williams

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.

Press ZL + X to perform a Soaring Kick

Spirit Gauge

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.

Action Control
Overhead Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Thrust Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Fade Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Spirit Blade 1 Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot

(1 of 2) Press X four times to perform a Basic Attack.

Press X four times to perform a Basic Attack. (left), Press X → ZR+B → X → R to perform a Special Sheath Combo (right)

Long Sword Combos

Combo Attack Control
Basic Step Slash - Overhead Slash - Thrust - Rising Slash Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Special Sheath Combo 1 Step Slash - Special Sheath - Iai Slash Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot+Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Foresight Slash Combo I Step Slash - Foresight Slash - Spirit Roundslash Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot+Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Spirit Blade Combo (Requires Spirit Gauge) Spirit Blade I - Spirit Blade II - Spirit Blade III - Spirit Roundslash Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Fade Slash Combo (Requires Spirit Gauge) Fade Slash > Spirit Jumping Slash > Spirit Blade III > Spirit Roundslash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot+Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot

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 Control Description
Soaring Kick Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot+ Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot This attack will launch you into a jump kick that, That if connects, will trigger a Plunging Thrust. (Requires 1 Wirebugs)
Serene Pose Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot+Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot Taking a hit while your weapon is at the ready will swiftly lead to a counterattack. (Requires 2 Wirebugs)

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    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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