MHR Sunbreak Greatsword Build: Early, Mid & Endgame

The Greatsword is a recurring weapon in the Monster Hunter franchise and in this guide, we will inform you on how to create the best Greatsword build in MHR: Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise is the latest game of the ongoing Monster Hunter Franchise. Sunbreak is the latest DLC expansion for Monster Hunter Rise. The game features numerous builds and weapons to choose from. The Greatsword is a recurring weapon in the series, and in this guide, we will inform you of everything related to the Greatsword, including its best builds in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. If you are interested in other builds, consider reading our Best MHR Heavy Bowgun Build guide.

Monster Hunter Rise follows the footsteps left behind by its predecessor Monster Hunter Word while also introducing new mechanics and features to keep things fresh. The Sunbreak expansion introduces new weapons, monsters, Master Rank missions, and a new storyline in the game.

As new weapons were introduced in the Sunbreak expansion, the hierarchy of power between weapons was disturbed while considering all the new weapons introduced in the expansion. We have prepared this guide to inform you of the best Greatsword builds in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak.

There is a lot to cover but before we move ahead, consider reading our Monster Hunter Rise Weapon Tier List

What is the Greatsword Build in Monster Hunter 

Greatsword Build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
Greatsword in MHR: Sunbreak

The Greatsword can quite easily be considered as one of the strongest weapons in Monster Hunter Rise. The Greatsword can deal both insane damage and insane stagger damage while also being able to destroy monster parts. It can guard against attacks and also has a long reach. Players are able to perform charged attacks with the Greatsword. 

Although, all these advantages do not come without a cost. There are also a few limitations of the Greatsword. The Greatsword, unfortunately, has an incredibly slow move set. Mastery of this weapon and patience is required if players wish to bring out the Greatsword’s full potential against quick and agile monsters.

In the hands of a new player, the weapon will seem too slow for a situation in which you have to fight agile monsters. In the hands of a master, the greatsword can do insane damage to whichever monster was unlucky enough to be at the sharper end of your Greatsword.

Greatsword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Greatsword builds in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak
Different Greatswords in MHR: Sunbreak

There are so many Greatswords to choose from. It goes without saying that some of the common loot can be obtained in the early game, while some of the rare or legendary loot can only be obtained once you progress in the story. 

We have put together all Greatsword builds for the early-game, mid-game, and end-game so everyone can take advantage of this guide.

Early Game Build

In our Early Game Greatsword build, we will be focusing on the items that can be obtained in the early game. This build will easily get you through Master Rank 1 and 2 missions.

Weapon 

The only weapon worthy of being called the best greatsword in the early game is the Kamura Warrior Greatsword. It has a base damage of 250 per hit.

Armor

The Armor to pair with the Kamura Greatsword is the combination of Hunter’s armor and the Ingot armor.

  • Hunter’s Helm X
  • Ingot Mail X
  • Hunter Vambraces X
  • Hunter Coil X
  • Ingot Greaves X

The required materials to craft the Hunter’s Helm X are the Prized Pelts x1 and The Eltalite Ore x2. The Helm offers a base defense of 82 while also offering the Attack Boost Lv.2 skill and the Item Prolonger Lv.1 skill.

To craft the Ingot Mail X, the required materials are Meldspar ore x1, Awegite x1, Kestodon Husk x2, and Purecrystal x1. It offers a base defense of 94. It also offers skills such as the Critical Eye Lv.2 and the Windproof Lv.2. 

The materials required to craft the Hunter Vambraces X are the Eltalite Ore x1 and the Jagrad Shards x2. The Vambrace offers a base defense of 82. It also offers skills such as Ammo Up Lv.1, Handicraft Lv.1, and Quick Sheath Lv.1.

The required materials to craft the Hunter Coil X are the Velociprey Shards x2 and the Jagras Shard x1. It also offers a base defense of 82 while also offering skills such as the Handicraft Lv.1, Item Prolonger Lv.1, and the Stun Resistance Lv.2. 

And finally, the materials required to craft the Ingot Greaves X are then Sapphiron Ore x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Monster Toughbone x2, and Purecrystal x1. It offers a base defense of 94, which brings us to a total defense of 434. It also offers the Attack boost Lv.2 skill and the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill.

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend for the Early Game Greatsword build are

  • Charger Jewel 2 
  • Critical Jewel 2
  • Defense Jewel 1 
  • Brace Jewel 1

Skills 

The skills we would recommend for Early Game Greatsword build are 

  • Attack Boost 
  • Focus
  • Handicraft 
  • Quick Sheath 
  • Item Prolonger 

Mid-Game Build

In our Mid-Game Greatsword build, we will be focusing on the weapons, gears, and skills that can be obtained in the mid-game. This build can get you through the Master Rank 3-6 missions.

Weapon

Royal Order’s Greatsword takes the title for being the best mid-game greatsword in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. It has the base damage of 310, 50 Defense, and 10% Affinity.

Armor

The different armor pieces we would recommend to pair with the Royal Order’s Greatsword are

  • Lunagaron Helm
  • Squire’s Cuirass
  • Barioth Vambraces X
  • Squire’s Belt
  • Grand God’s Peer Feet

The materials required to craft the Lunagaron Helm are Lunagaron Cortex x1, Lunagaron Shard x3, Luna Vermilion Hardclaw x1, and the Lunagaron Frost Jewel x1. The Helmet offers a base defense of 114. It also offers the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill and the Wirebug Whisperer Lv.1 skill.

Squire’s Cuirass requires Awegite x1, Monster Toughbone x1, Bishaten Heavyhorn x2, and the Royal Order Certificate I x1. It offers a base defense of 100 while also offering the Flinch Free Lv.1 skill, Offensive Guard Lv.2 skill, and the Razor Sharp Lv.1 skill.

The materials required to craft the Barioth Vambraces X are the Supply Piet x3, Cryo Sac x2, Barioth Cortex x4, and Barioth Thickfur x1. It offers a base defense of 108. It also offers skills such as the Critical Eye Lv.2, Maximum Might Lv.1, and the Quick Sheath Lv.1.

The required materials for the Squire’s Belt are Ultimas Crystal x1, Monster Toughbone x1, Tobi-Kadachi Cathode x2, and the Royal Order Certificate I x1. It offers a base defense of 100. It also offers skills such as the Offensive Guard Lv.1, Weakness Exploit Lv.1, and the Critical Boost Lv.1.

Finally, the materials required to craft the Grand God’s Peer Feet are Pure Dragon Blood x5, Rajang Wildpelt x3, Rajang Hardclaw x2, and Gold Rajang Pelt x1. It offers a base defense of 116, which brings us to a total defense of 538. It also offers skills such as Flinch Free Lv.2, Latent Power Lv.1, and Critical Boost Lv.2.

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend for Mid-Game Greatsword build are

  • Charger Jewel 2
  • Tenderizer Jewel 2
  • Attack Jewel 2
  • Steadfast Jewel 1

Skills

The skills we would recommend for Mid-Game Greatsword build are 

  • Attack Boost
  • Focus 
  • Quick Sheath 
  • Weakness Exploit 
  • Critical Boost 

End Game Build

In our End Game Greatsword build, we will inform you of the best Greatsword in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. When it comes to the talisman, we would recommend using the Divine Talisman for the End game Greatsword build. This build can get you through the end game of the Sunbreak expansion.

Weapon

One can easily consider the Fine Kamura Cleaver as the best Greatsword in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. It has a base damage of 330. 

Armor

The different pieces of armor we would recommend to pair with the Fine Kamura Cleaver are

  • Lunagaron Helm
  • Archfiend Armor Baulo
  • Barroth Vambraces X
  • Squire’s Belt
  • Ingot Greaves X

The materials required to craft the Lunagaron Helm are the Lungaron Cortex x1, Lunagaron Shard x3, Luna Vermillion Hardclaw x1, and Lunagaron Frost Jewel x1. It offers a base defense of 114 while also offering the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill and the Wirebug Whisperer Lv.1 skill.

The materials required to craft the Archfiend Armor Baulo are the Malzeno Fellwing x2, Abyssal Dragonscale x2, Archdemon Backshell x3, and the Archdemon Doomhorn x1. It offers a base defense of 126. It also offers skills such as Resentment Lv.1, Weakness Exploit Lv.1, and Chain Critical Lv.1.

To craft the Barroth Vambrances X. Massive Monster Bone x3. Monster Toughbone x1, Barroth Chine x4, and Barroth Hardclaw x1 are the required materials. It offers a base defense of 94. It offers skills such as Affinity Sliding x1, Attack Boost Lv.2, Offensive Guard Lv.1, and Spread Up Lv.1.

The required materials for the Squire’s Belt are Ultimas Crystal x1, Monster Toughbone x1, Tobi-Kadachi Cathode x2, and the Royal Order Certificate I x1. It offers a base defense of 100. It also offers skills such as the Offensive Guard Lv.1, Weakness Exploit Lv.1, and the Critical Boost Lv.1.

And finally, the materials required to craft the Ingot Greaves X are then Sapphiron Ore x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Monster Toughbone x2, and Purecrystal x1. It offers a base defense of 94, which brings us to a total defense of 528. It also offers the Attack boost Lv.2 skill and the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill.

Skills 

The skills we would recommend for End game Greatsword build are

  • Wirebug Whisperer
  • Critical Boost
  • Offensive Guard
  • Attack Boost
  • Critical Eye
  • Resentment
  • Stun Resist

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend for End game Greatsword build are

  • Expert Jewels 2
  • Attack Jewels 2
  • Tenderizer Jewel 2
  • Critical Jewel 2
  • Guardian Jewel 3

Conclusion

That wraps up our guide on the Best Greatsword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak. If you succeed in obtaining these weapons, armor sets, skills, and decorations, then you will certainly be one of the most feared monster hunters out there.

Greatsword builds
Monster Hunter Rise

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak is available on the Nintendo Switch and PC. The game has already sold 9 million copies worldwide. We hope this guide helped you out, and if we missed anything, then do let us know about it in the comment section below.

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