Monster Hunter Rise: Best Weapons Tier List

Choose the best weapons for your build using our tier list guide for Monster Hunter Rise.

Monster Hunter Rise has 14 types of weapons, and within each type are a plethora of individual weapons with their own strengths. Even if you know your playstyle, it can still be really hard to pick up the best weapon for your build.

This guide will make it easy for you and provide you with the tier list of the best weapons in Monster Hunter Rise. Choose one or a few and base your builds on the weapons of your choice. All options listed below are extremely powerful, but some are still better than the others, so choose wisely.

S-Tier Weapons

Hidden Harmonic II

  • Type: Hunting Horn
  • Attack: 160
  • Affinity: 40%

Hunting horns are universally acclaimed as the best weapons in Monster Hunter Rise. But they are all very different, so choosing the best one can be tough.

Hidden Harmonic II is a truly unique hunting horn that has a natural white sharpness, which is something one simply cannot miss. It also has some of the best melodies you could get in the game, such as Stamina Recovery Up, Attack Up, and Affinity Up.

This weapon can be upgraded from Hidden Harmonic I, which originally can be obtained from the Nargacuga monster in the Shrine Ruins and Flooded Forest.

The crafting recipe for Hidden Harmonic II is the following:

  • 2x Rakna-Kadaki Sharpclaw
  • 2x Nargacuga Marrow
  • 12x Nargacuga+ Points
  • 42,000 Zenny

Deepest Night

  • Type: Long Sword
  • Attack: 180
  • Affinity: 40%

This sword is not only powerful in terms of raw damage, but it also has some of the most useful rampage skills in the game, including Attack Boost II and III.

But most interesting skill of the Deepest Night is the Master Rider. This ramp-up ability allows you to deal much more damage when riding a Wyvern.

This weapon can be unlocked by upgrading Hidden Saber I and II that can also be obtained from the Nargacuga monster.

Then, it can be crafted using the following recipe:

  • 2x Rakna-Kadaki Spike
  • 3x Nargacuga Fang+
  • 1x Narga Medulla
  • 10x Nargacuga+ Points
  • 42,000 Zenny

A-Tier Weapons

Mountain Blizzarioths

  • Type: Dual Blades
  • Attack: 180 (+20 Ice)
  • Affinity: 20%

This weapon has a huge speed of attack, which makes it very useful for dealing elemental damage - in this case it's the ice damage.

It has two excellent rampage skills: Affinity Boost II and Atack Boost IV. it also has the Iceblight ramp-up skill, which increases your damage significantly on the enemies that are affected by the Iceblight status effect.

Mountain Blizzarioths can be upgraded from Blizzarioths I and II, which can be obtained from Barioth at the Frost Island.

It can be crafted using the following recipe:

  • 3x Goss Harag Fur
  • 3x Barioth Claw+
  • 1x Wyvern Gem
  • 12x Barioth+ Points
  • 39,000 Zenny

Undying Axe II

  • Type: Switch Axe
  • Attack: 210 (+20 Thunder)
  • Affinity: 15%

If you like your weapon to be a little more diverse in form, then switch axe is a perfect choice. It can be used as either a sword for faster attacks, or as an axe for a wider reach.

The raw damage on Undying Axe II is really high, especially when you add 20 points of thunder damage to the mix. This is also one of the few weapons that actually benefits from green sharpness, which increases its damage even further with the help of the Dulling Strike skill.

Undying Axe II can be upgraded from Undying Axe I obtained from Rajang at the Shrine Ruins.

It can be crafted with the help of this recipe:

  • 4x Rajang Claw+
  • 2x Rajang Tail
  • 1x High Commendation
  • 45,000 Zenny

B-Tier Weapons

Biting Edge II

  • Type: Charge Blade
  • Attack: 160 (+31 Fire)
  • Affinity: 25%

If the switch axe isn't complicated enough for you, then go for the charge blade weapon that in addition to sword and axe forms also provides you with a decent shield.

Biting Edge II has a very rare natural white sharpness and elemental fire damage. It also has Silkbind Boost skill that makes your Wirebug deal more damage.

This weapon is upgraded from Biting Edge I, which can be obtained by defeating the Rakna-Kadaki monster at Sandy Plains and Lava Caverns.

You can craft it with the help of the following recipe:

  • 2x Elder Dragon Blood
  • 4x Rakna-Kadaki Silk
  • 4x Rakna-Kadaki Carapace
  • 3x Monster Broth
  • 56,000 Zenny

Abominable Great Sword

  • Type: Great Sword
  • Attack: 230 (+20 Ice)
  • Affinity: -15%

Lastly, when it comes to sheer brutal raw power, then nothing comes close to the Abominable Great Sword that hits monsters like a truck.

This power weapon is imbued with ice damage and Brutal Strike ramp-up skill, which actually benefits from the negative affinity in this case. This seeming drawback makes this sword hit way harder than it should.

It can be unlocked by upgrading the Gossblade I and II swords, obtainable from the Goss Harag monster at Frost Islands.

The crafting recipe looks like this:

  • 2x Goss Harag Brace+
  • 2x Goss Harag Fur+
  • 1x Block of Ice+
  • 1x Goss Harag Bile
  • 42,000 Zenny

Those are the best weapons in Monster Hunter Rise. If you found this tier list useful, check out our other Monster Hunter Rise guides.


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Apr. 5th 2021

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