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Monster Hunter Rise

How to Use the Sword and Shield

By
Seren Morgan-Roberts

The Sword and Shield are a melee weapon type that deal cut and blunt damage. The Sword and Shield are one of the most beginner friendly weapons because players can deal damage with the sword whilst also guarding using the shield. Whilst they are considered a lower damage weapon type, they do have a low recovery time, meaning you’ll be able to deal a lot of chain attacks and combos.

The Sword and Shield are great for the player who wants a little more diversity. You have the ability to do both cut damage using your sword and blunt damage using shield attacks. You can also use items without sheathing your weapon by pressing Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot. The downside to the Sword and Shield is that it has a relatively short range meaning you’ll have to remain close to the monster to attack it.

You can use your shield to defend yourself from incoming blows and also stun the monster.

Basic Sword and Shield Controls

Below you’ll find the basic controls for the Sword and Shield. 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
Chop Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Advancing Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Guard Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Use an Item Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Rising Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Guard Slash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot

Sword and Shield Combos

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

Combo Attack Controls
Basic Combo Chop → Side Slash → Lateral Slash → Return Stroke Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Powerful Combo Lateral Slash → Return Stroke → Spinning Rising Slash → Spinning Reaper Monster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise ScreenshotMonster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot
Monster-Stunning Combo Shield Attack → Shield Bash → Hard Bash Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster 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 Controls Description
Falling Shadow Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot This attack performs a leaping attack. Successfully landing the attack will trigger another attack.
Windmill Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot + Monster Hunter Rise Screenshot This attack uses ironsilk to swin your blade in a circle. The first swing around negates a monster’s attack. This attack uses up 2 Wirebugs.

(1 of 2) The Windmill is a spinning slashing move

The Windmill is a spinning slashing move (left), and Falling Shadow is similar to the wirebug move but you’ll also damage the monster as you fly. (right)

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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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