Best Monster Hunter Rise Weapons

Monster Hunter Rise’s weapons are often labeled as easy to learn but hard to master, which is an accurate description. Each is based on a simple concept: the longsword has its spirit gauge, the insect blade lets you fly, and the switch axe changes form. But every weapon also has depth—secret states you might not know unless you checked them out, or played in the training area long enough.

It would take thousands of words to describe what each Monster Hunter Rise weapon can do, so I’ve picked four of my favorites for a brief overview. Each has its own unique playstyle and benefits, and if you choose to use it as your main game, they also have a lot of depth. For simplicity, I also describe combinations with controller inputs.