Monster Hunter Rise Layered Weapons: How To Layer

This Monster Hunter Rise guide will explain in complete detail the Layering of different Rampage Weapons available in the game.

What Are Layered Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise

Layering is basically a type of customization you can do to your weapons in Monster Hunter Rise. Think of it as applying new skins to your weapons. It adds variety to the game as you can play around with many different aesthetics of a weapon.

Monster Hunter World received the Layering customization at the very end of its development cycle. So, it was a good decision by the developers to add Layered Weapons early on in Monster Hunter Rise. However, as good as this sounds, there are certain drawbacks to the mechanic as well.

Key Highlights
  • Layering is a customization option for weapons in Monster Hunter Rise, allowing players to change the appearance of their weapons.
  • Only Rampage weapons can be layered, limiting the customization options for players.
  • Rampage weapons are not always preferred by players, but there are a variety of options available, including Greatswords, Longswords, Lances, Blades, Insect Glaives, Bowguns, and many more.
  • Players must obtain a high rank and have fully upgraded Rampage weapons to use the layering feature.
  • Layering a weapon requires Defender Tickets and Apex Monster materials. The number of Defender Tickets needed increases with the weapon’s level.
  • To Layer a Rampage Weapon, go to the Smithy and click on the Ramp-Up Weapons tab and then on Layered Rampage Weapons.

Layered Rampage Weapons

Unfortunately, not every weapon can be Layered in Monster Hunter Rise. There are some limitations as only Rampage weapons can be Layered. It means that you can change the skins of only the Rampage Class of your weapons. 

Some players will dislike the Layered Weapons mechanic due to it being restricted to Rampage Weapons. Additionally, not all Rampage weapons are viable enough to use in Monster Hunter Rise. Most players will prefer a normal weapon as opposed to a Rampage Weapons.

List of Rampage Weapons You Can Layer

There are many types of Rampage Weapons to play around with in Monster Hunter Rise. They include almost every type of playstyle, including the use of Greatswords all the way to Bows. You can choose to Layer a Rampage Weapon that fits your own build. Following is a list of some Rampage Weapons in MHR;

  • Rampage CleaverGreatsword
  • Rampage Blade – Longsword
  • Swords – Rampage Sword 
  • Dual Blades – Rampage Twinblades 
  • Rampage Hammer – Hammers
  • Rampage Agitato – Hunting Horns
  • Lance – Rampage Spear
  • Gunlances – Rampage Gunlance
  • Rampage Slicer – Switch Axes
  • Rampage Charge Blade – Charge Blades
  • Insect Glaives – Rampage Glaive
  • Light BowgunsRampage Light Bowgun
  • Rampage Heavy Bowgun – Heavy Bowguns
  • Rampage Bow – Bows

How To Layer Rampage Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise

Layering a Weapon is not that easy in Monster Hunter Rise. Not only can you layer a Rampage Weapon only, but that weapon also needs to be fully upgraded. The whole process of customizing your favorite weapon can get a bit hectic, but we will briefly guide you through it. Follow these steps to Layer your Rampage Weapon;

  • Obtain a Rampage Weapon
  • Fully upgrade the Rampage Weapon
  • Layer the Rampage Weapon

Additionally, we will explain each of these steps in complete detail.

Obtain a Rampage Weapon

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A Rampage Weapon in Monster Hunter Rise

Firstly, you need to unlock Rampage Weapons in MHR. In order to do so, you will have to obtain a High Rank in the game. A high Rank can be achieved by getting four stars on the Hub Quest. That will allow you to make Rampage Weapons in MHR. Rampage weapons are special weapons with more skill slots.

However, you will also need Apex materials in order to craft and upgrade these Rampage Weapons. Apex materials are dropped by Apex monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. These monsters are harder than some of the largest bosses in the game, but they also drop the rarest resources upon defeat.

It should be noted that Rampage Weapons have special skill slots known as Rampage Skill Slots. There can be as little as three and as many as six skill slots for a Rampage Weapon depending upon the weapon type. These skills provide additional buffs and boost to your weapon in combat.

Fully Upgrade the Rampage Weapon

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Fully Upgrading a Rampage Weapon in Monster Hunter Rise

Rampage Weapons cannot be Layered unless they are fully upgraded in Monster Hunter Rise. It means that you’ll have to upgrade these weapons up to the newer seventh rarity as opposed to the previous sixth rarity. Following materials will be needed to fully upgrade your Rampage Weapon;

  • Defender Tickets
  • Apex Monster Material

Defender Tickets have nine rarities from 1 all the way to 9. These include Defender Ticket 1, Defender Ticket 2, and so on up till Defender Ticket 9. Defender tickets can be easily obtained by completing Rampage Quests. Not only do you need these tickets for upgrading your Rampage Weapon but for also Layering the Weapon.

Apex Monster Materials are obtained by defeating Apex monsters in Monster Hunter Rise. These monsters are very tough to beat, so be prepared to fight. Following is the list of Apex Monsters and the list of materials that they drop in Monster Hunter Rise;

  • Bestclaw Apex Material is dropped by Apex Arzuros
  • Venom Spike Apex Material is dropped by Apex Rathian
  • Bubblefoam Apex Material is dropped by Apex Mizutsune
  • Blaze Sac Apex Material is dropped by Apex Rathalos
  • Curlhorn Apex Material is dropped by Apex Diablos
  • Shockshell Apex Material is dropped by Apex Zinogre

We have explained all the materials that you’ll need in order to upgrade your Rampage Weapons to the fullest in Monster Hunter Rise. As you progress through the game, you will have enough materials to upgrade a Rampage Weapon of your choice.

Layering the Rampage Weapon

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Layering a Rampage Weapon at the Smithy in Monster Hunter Rise

Once you’ve obtained the fully upgraded version of your Rampage Weapon, you can finally Layer it at the Smithy. Follow these steps to Layer your Rampage Weapons at the Smithy;

  • Go to the Smithy in Monster Hunter Rise
  • Click on the Ramp-Up Weapons tab
  • Finally, click on Layered Rampage Weapons next

It will take you to the menu where you can change the appearance of your Rampage Weapon. However, changing the skin of your Rampage Weapon comes at a cost. You will need to spare some Defender Tickets, and you’ll need more of them here rather than in upgrades.

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Using Defender Tickets to Layer a Rampage Weapon in Monster Hunter Rise

It should be noted that you will need two different types of Defender Tickets to Layer a Rampage Weapon. Additionally, the higher your weapon level, the higher will be the number of tickets needed to Layer a Rampage Weapon. Defender Tickets can be obtained by completing Rampage Quests in Monster Hunter Rise.

Other TIps

Monster Hunter Rise is one of the best action role-playing games developed and published by Capcom. It is the latest installment in the Monster Hunter franchise, improving upon its predecessors’ gameplay. Layering weapons is a new mechanic added to Monster Hunter Rise in patch 3.0. There are many weapons available to play around with in MHR, so check out our Monster Hunter Rise Weapons Tier List for more information.

Additionally, there are many different armor sets available in Monster Hunter Rise. If you want to learn about the best armor sets in the game, then check out our Best Armors in Monster Hunter Rise guide. MHR has some of the best bosses and areas to explore in the franchise.

The game sticks to its roots while providing new and exciting gameplay. It also gets regularly updated, and new content is continuously being added. Sunbreak just got released for Monster Hunter Rise, which is the first DLC of the game. Prized Pelts are also added in MHR Sunbreak.

Another good feature of the game is its multiplayer mode. You can fight bosses and complete different quests with your friends. This makes the game even more fun when you’ve got people to play around with. 

This concludes our Layered Weapons in Monster Hunter Rise guide. We hope that the guide helped you to customize your favorite Rampage Weapons in the game. Let us know what you think about the adventurous gameplay of Monster Hunter Rise in the comments below!

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