Monster Hunter Rise Weapon Tier List

Monster Hunter Rise Weapon Tier List
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Monster Hunter Rise tasks its players with slaying dangerous beasts that are often far more dangerous than any typical animal. In order to face them properly, you’ll need to be equipped with the finest weapons that the game’s world can offer.

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But with so many to choose from, finding out which ones are top tier can often be a difficult task. Luckily, we’ve created a tier list of all the weapons in MH Rise to help you out in picking the right one.

All Monster Hunter Rise Weapon Tier List

The recent release of MH Rise on PlayStation and Xbox consoles now sees more players getting into the popular beast-slaying RPG. If you’re starting out and you want to know what weapons to try out first, using the equipment we’ve ranked in either the A or S tiers are always a great place to begin.

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The Sword and Shield in particular is a beginner friendly one since it has good all-around stats and allows you to protect yourself easily, all while getting in hits on your target. Once you’ve gotten used to their mechanics, trying and mastering the lower tier weapons will be a breeze.

Without further ado, here is our MH Rise Full Weapon Tier List:


These weapons are the cream of the crop and wielding them makes hunting down monsters much easier. Once you get used to them, they wield tremendous power that can help you in taking down even the most dangerous beasts. Keep in mind, though, that some of these are incredibly difficult to master so beginners may have trouble in handling them.

  • Long Sword
  • Great Sword
  • Switch Axe
  • Charge Blade


Great weapons that give you an edge in battle, but can also hinder you due to some of their flaws. These aren’t a huge step down from S-tier weapons and some of them are even easier to master than those in the upper rank.

  • Sword & Shield
  • Hammer
  • Dual Blades
  • Light Bowgun
  • Gunlance
  • Hunting Horn
  • Bow


Decent, serviceable weapons whose weaknesses often outweigh their strengths. These can definitely still be used when in the right hands, but with so many other weapons to choose from, these are often passed over for the more imposing ones.

  • Lance
  • Insect Glaive
  • Heavy Bowgun

As always, these tiers are purely subjective and the best weapons in Monster Hunter Rise can vary from person to person. Based on our experience, however, these are the rankings that we have come up with, but we recommend trying them all out at least a few times in order to determine which one suits you best. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-11-27