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Monster Hunter Rise, introductory guide to weapons: sword and shield

In this episode of the Monster Hunter Rise weapons guide we will talk about the sword and shield, a pair of fast and handy weapons

With the release of Monster Hunter: World, the popularity of historic branded hunting games Capcom it has increased dramatically. The landing of a Monster Hunter on fixed consoles and PC has allowed many players to approaching the series for the first time and, thanks to the excellent publicity made by the title, many others are planning to try the new one Monster hunter rise coming in a few days on Nintendo Switch.



To approach a new chapter in the series, however, it is necessary to overcome a great initial obstacle, that is the choice of equipment. Monster Hunter weapons are very different from each other and to become skilled hunters it is essential that you find the one that suits you best. To help you with your research we have therefore decided to write one introductory guide for all Monster Hunter Rise weapons and in this new episode we will tell you about sword and shield.

Fast and versatile

Sword and shield is a pair of weapons that risks being underestimated by the novices of Monster Hunter Rise due to its very low attack, but with our guide we will try to make you change your mind. These weapons in fact manage to compensate for the low power thanks to their excellent speed e versatility

The short sword is perfect for performing quick and reliable cuts, while the shield is useful for both block attacks than to inflict blunt damage. In addition, the small size of these weapons allows the hunter to use a lot of objects without being forced to sheathe. This advantage will be extremely convenient during the most heated battles and will make the use of healing tools much less annoying.



Fight to the max - Monster Hunter Rise, weapons guide: sword and shield

This pair of weapons will allow you to face monsters in extremely dynamic and spectacular fights. With "X”You can do a normal series of slashing, with "A”You can unleash a chain of rotating attacks and with "X + A”Instead you can perform a powerful vertical slash. Also attacking with "A + adventure”You can use yours shield to inflict considerable damage on your prey. All these attacks can be chained in many different ways and this will allow you to easily adapt to the movements of the monsters.

In addition to these fairly simple attacks, the sword and shield can rely on a powerful technique called step backwards. To activate this move you will have to press "back + A”To step back and then successively keep pressed "A”To charge a powerful slash. This hit will deal severe damage to monsters and it will immediately jump you into the air, allowing you to perform a very powerful downward attack.

Now, however, the point of our guide has finally arrived in which we will tell you about perfect fury, an attack that does not disfigure the sword and shield compared to the more complex weapons of Monster Hunter Rise. To unleash this move, all you have to do is to press "X" during the back step animation. Once the technique is activated, your hunter will start a long chain of attacks very powerful that you can further enhance pressing "X" with the right timing when you see the weapon glow red. Finding the right rhythm in the middle of a fight isn't easy, but we're sure it will after some practice it will almost become natural.



The best of both worlds - Monster Hunter Rise, weapons guide: sword and shield

Most of Monster Hunter Rise's weapons focus on a single type of attack, but in this paragraph of the guide we will explain why the combination sword and shield is an exception.

As you can easily guess, your sword is capable of inflicting damage from cutting, while the shield will inflict instead blunt damage. Sure, this happens with many weapons, but the sword and shield are the only matched capable of consistently apply both types of damage.

Thanks to this peculiarity, the sword and the shield will allow you to choose very different approaches in combat. For example, if you want to bet everything on stun, you can try to attack mainly the heads of monsters using the shield. Alternatively, you can take advantage of the quick attacks of your sword to try to cut the tail of the monsters. In our opinion, however, the best way to use the sword and the shield is to make the most of both of these options depending on the monster you are facing.

Wire Bug Attacks - Monster Hunter Rise, Weapons Guide: Sword and Shield

The biggest novelty introduced in this chapter of the series are the wire insects, creatures capable of helping hunters in both combat and exploration. In fact, thanks to the silk of these little creatures you will be able to move comfortably in mid-air and run powerful moves called silkworm attacks. Each weapon has two silk silk attacks that can be used by pressing "ZL+X/A" (or "R+X/A”For ranged weapons) that will consume one or two charges from the Thread Bug Bar once activated.



Sword Edge and Shield Bug Attacks are: waning shadow e turbines. Waning Shadow is a powerful one jump attack which will allow you to push yourself on a monster and then perform an additional air attack. This move is very convenient to use in case you don't have time to execute a charged slash.

Whirlwind on the other hand is a very powerful move that allows you to swing the sword around your character. Thanks to this technique you can ride monsters very easily and deal a lot of damage at the same time.

In this paragraph of the guide we talked about the attacks with insect wire for the sword and the shield present in the latest demo of Monster Hunter Rise, but before concluding we would like to remind you that in the full game these techniques may vary based on weapons or other factors. In the various videos shown by Capcom there are several attacks unusable in the demo, so it is likely that you can change them in some way.

Sword master

This concludes the episode of our Monster Hunter Rise weapons guide dedicated to the combination of sword and shield. Now you just have to wait for the game to come out for show everyone your incredible swordsmanship skills.

In case you want to know more about the game, we invite you to read ours preview. Furthermore, if this guide dedicated to the sword and the shield was useful to you, we suggest you check out the other articles on Monster Hunter Rise weapons here on the site as well:

  • Spadascia
  • Loaded blade
  • spear
  • Launch rifle
  • Double blades
  • Hammer
  • Insect glaive
  • Hunting horn
  • Long sword
  • Greatsword
  • bow
  • Light crossbow
  • Heavy crossbow

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