BEST Monster Hunter Rise Heavy Bowgun Build

Monster Hunter Rise has 14 weapons all with their own unique playstyles. Our guide focuses on the Best possible Heavy Bowgun Build.

The Heavy Bowgun in Monster Hunter has always been a hard-hitting, strong-range weapon. The main downside to this has always been its sedated gameplay. Our guide will tell you about the best MHR Heavy Bowgun Build possible.

Heavy Bowgun Build Summary
  • The Heavy Bowgun is a ranged weapon in Monster Hunter Rise that is used for providing support to teammates from a safe distance.
  • Low mobility, but can be enhanced by Wirebugs for dodging and quick escapes.
  • Uses elemental ammo and can shoot from the sky.
  • Unique Wirebug attack: Free Silkbind Glide for rushing in and dodging.
  • Super Wirebug+ for higher terrain travel.
  • Best Heavy Bowgun: Garangolm Canon+ obtained by slaying Garangolm.
  • Ideal armor: Utsushi True Mask, Kushara Cista X chest, Barroth Vambraces X arms, Kushala Cista X waist, and leg armor.

First things first, here’s a brief look at the Best Heavy Bowgun Build:

Silkbind MovesWeaponWeapon DecorationsArmor & DecorationsTalisman & Decoration
- Free Silkbind Glide
- Counter Shot
Garangolm Canon+- Critical Jewel 2
- Quickload Jewel 1
- Brace Jewel 1
Utsushi True Mask:
- Capacity Jewel 3
Kushara Cista X:
- x2 Critical Jewel 2
Barroth Vambraces X:
- Absorber Jewel 1
- Thrift Jewel 2
Anjanath Coil X:
- x2 Absorber Jewel 1
- Spread Jewel 3
Malzeno Gleaves
Weakness Exploit Level 2:
- Ironwall Jewel 2

What Is The Heavy Bowgun In MHR

Monster Hunter Rise Heavy Bowgun
Heavy Bowgun in Monster Hunter Rise

Before jumping into our best Monster Hunter Rise Heavy Bowgun Build, we need to discuss this weapon in more detail. As we already know, the Heavy Bowgun is one of the 14 weapons and a ranged weapon. In addition, being a ranged weapon means the user will primarily be providing support to their teammates from a safe distance.

Heavy Bowgun users have very low mobility, but the good part is that you can apply different kinds of elements to your ammunition. You can swap between these elements on the fly mid-fight to suit the situation you have found yourself in. The wirebugs give the Heavy Bowgun mobility that it has frankly never ever had before. You can rush in, hit the enemy with a charged shot, and escape quickly using the Wirebug.

Aside from helping you with dodging the enemies’ attacks when you use them at the right given moments, Wirebugs also have two moves for each of the 14 weapons present in the Monster Hunter Rise base game.

Free Silkbind Glide 

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The Free Silkbind Glide Move

The Free Silkbind Glide will be one of your most essential assets when using a Monster Hunter Rise Heavy Bowgun Build. The move might feel like the generic Wirebug dodge, but it is quite different and has better frames and dodging. 

The move’s name is a little misguiding; you don’t glide; you slide either towards the enemy or away from it. This Silkbind Attack can be extremely useful for quickly rushing in and hitting the monsters with a charged attack. A great situation to use this is when the monster is stunned or down. Then you can quickly go in and hit it with the charged shot and other attacks, then retreat back to the ranged attack spot. 

Counter Shot

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The Counter Shot Silkbind Attack

The Counter Shot is an extremely good move for keeping your distance from the monster and snipping him away slowly and carefully. Whenever you feel like the monster has aggro on your hunter, that is when you activate this silkbind. As soon as the monster hits the character, its move will be countered with an attack.

Best Gear For Heavy Bowgun Build in MHR

To be able to take on extremely powerful endgame monsters present in both the base game of Monster Hunter Rise and Sunbreak, you will need to have the best possible loadout at your disposal. The new Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Expansion has slightly changed all the weapons. 

Best Weapon

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak New Monster
Garangolm is The Monster that you will farm for the weapon

The best possible weapon for our build is the Garangolm Canon+; you can get the weapon by slaying a new monster that was introduced in the Sunbreak Expansion.

Its name is Garangolm, and it is a fun and engaging monster to fight. Garangolm Canon+ is an incredibly efficient Heavy Bowgun. It has an Attack of 380, and you can use the special machine gun firearm ammo. You can find and hunt Garangolm in the Citadel Flooded Forest locale that was introduced recently.

Decorations for the Weapon

Getting the right decoration mostly depends on your luck. The player might get it on their first run or have to repeat farming runs repeatedly until they finally get the decoration. Most casual players don’t bother finding decorations or using them, but if you are going for the best build, you will certainly require the following Decorations.

  • Critical Jewel 2
  • Quickload Jewel 1
  • Brace Jewel 1

Best Armor

Heavy Bowgun Hunter Best Armor Monster Hunter Rise
Our Recommended Armor for Heavy Bowgun Build

The armor is probably the most important aspect of our build. It is where most of the Decorations will be applied. We will tell you the best armor pieces for every part of the character’s armor.


For the Headpiece, we recommend the Utsushi True Mask. The Decoration that you should fit into the headgear is Capacity Jewel 3. To craft the headgear, the player must acquire x2 Frocium, x1 Elgado ticket, x1 Monster Slogbone, and x2 Spider Princess’s claws.

Chest Armor

For the chest plate armor, we recommend the Kushara Cista X piece. You would need x2 Steel Dragon Utsubo, x2 Amber Hardfang, x2 Steel Dragon Scales, and x5 Steel Dragon Heavy Shell to craft this piece

The Decorations we advise you to fit in the Chest Armor are x2 Critical Jewel 2. The two Critical Jewel 2s will give a high bump to the build’s already high critical damage.

Arm Armor

The Arm Armor that we recommend for our build is Barroth Vambraces X. To build it, you will need x4 Heavy Pieces of Earth & Sand Dragon, x1 Monster Toughbone, x1 Barroth Hardclaw, and x3 Massive Monster Bone.

The Decorations that will be the most fruitful for this piece are Absorber Jewel 1 and Thrift Jewel 2. Once again, patience is the key to making the strongest possible Monster Hunter Rise Heavy Bowgun Build. 

Abdomen Armor

The waist or abdomen armor you need to equip is Anjanath Coil X. To craft the piece, you will require x2 Monster Toughbone, x4 Anjanath Fur, x2 Anjanath Shard, and x1 Anjanath Mantle. 

Regarding Devorations, we recommend you fit x2 Absorber Jewel 1 and Spread Jewel 3 on the piece of armor. Both of these will be the most effective and are most suitable for this armor piece.

Leg Armor 

For the leg piece, our build uses Malzeno Gleaves. To be able to craft and get that, the player will need to acquire x2 Malzeno Fellwing, x2 Malzeno Cortex, x1 Malzeno Bloodstone, and x1 Jue Ginryu’s Gokaku

This is the final piece of our armor, and we don’t have any specific Decoration that we would recommend. The player is free to pick one of their own accords; just make sure beforehand that they don’t mingle or nerf the effects of the other ones.

Best Talisman 

Talismans are like Decorations; you will have to farm them, hope you get lucky, and end up with the one you require to complete our build. The Talisman we recommend is Weakness Exploit Level 2. And the Decoration you need to find in it is Ironwall Jewel 2.

Stats With Our Best MHR Heavy Bowgun Build

Once you have equipped every piece of armor and fit in all the Decorations, your Heavy Bowgun Hunter should have the following stats:

  • Defense: 542
  • Fire: 0
  • Thunder: 2
  • Water: 0
  • Dragon: -8
  • Ice: 0

The Critical hit rate at this moment will be extremely high, and the hunter will be able to take way more of a beating now before they get downed and sent back to camp. 

That brings our Best MHR Heavy Bowgun Build to a close. If you have acquired everything we mentioned and set all the Decorations, then we are sure you will be feared among even the greatest monsters in MH Rise.

What do you think about Monster Hunter Rise and its Sunbreak Expansion? Did it live up to your hype? Were you disappointed with this coming from Monster Hunter World? How much of Sunbreak have you played through? Let us know all about it in the comments section below.

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