MHR Sunbreak Long Sword Builds: Early, Mid, & Endgame

Monster Hunter Rise is one of Capcoms longest-running franchises. Sunbreak is a brand new expansion for the game. Monster Hunter Rise is an Action RPG that features numerous builds and weapons. We have prepared guides such as Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Dual Blade, Greatsword, and Heavy Bow Gun builds in case you are interested. However, for this guide, our focus is to inform you of the best Long Sword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

What Is a Long Sword in Monster Hunter

Long sword builds in MHR Sunbreak
Long Sword in Monster Hunter Rise

The Long Sword in Monster Hunter Rise is the ideal weapon if you are looking for a balance between damage and mobility. Slow weapons such as the Greatsword do serious damage but have low mobility while Dual Blades are extremely fast but offer low damage. The Long Sword is a perfect balance between these two weapon types.

The Long Sword offers a unique move set and has multiple upgrade paths. The gauge meter of the Long Sword increases as you cut through your prey. Players can unleash powerful Spirit Blade Attacks with a full gauge meter. It also allows the player to perform counterattacks.

Different Long Swords In Monster Hunter Rise

Long Sword Builds in MHR Sunbreak
Different Long Swords in Monster hunter Rise Sunbreak

With so many different variations of Long Swords available in Monster Hunter Rise. In this guide, we have put together builds for the early game, mid-game, and end game so everyone can take advantage of this guide.

Let’s start our guide with the Best Early Game Long Sword Build but before we continue, consider giving our Monster Hunter Rise Best Weapons Tier List a read.

Best Early Game Build

In this build, we will be focusing on items that are typically easy to obtain and can be obtained in the early game of the Sunbreak expansion. This build can get the players through the Master Rank 1 and 2 missions.

Weapon

The weapon we would consider to be the best in the early game is the Imperial Sword II. It has a base attack power of 250 and 10% affinity.

The materials required to craft the Imperial Sword II are the Eltalite Ore x3, Basarios Fellwing x1, MR Ore x10 Points, and 1600 zenny. It is upgraded from Imperial Sword I 

Armor

The armor pieces we would recommend pairing with the Imperial Sword II for the best early game Long Sword build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak are

  • Ingot Helm X
  • Izuchi Mail X
  • Orangaten Braces
  • Izuchi Coil X
  • Hunter’s Greaves X

The materials required to craft the Ingot Helm X are Frocium x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Kestodon Husk x2, and Purecrystal x1. It offers base protection of 94. It also offers skills such as the Attack Boost Lv.2 and Windproof Lv.1.

The materials to craft the Izuchi Mail X are the Izuchi Tail x1, Great Izuchi Thickhide x3, Great Izuchi Greatfur x2, and the Monster Toughbone x1. It offers base protection of 86 and offers skills such as Critical Eye lv.2, Evade Window Lv.1, and Recovery Speed Lv.2.

The materials required to craft the Orangaten Braces are Orangaten Fur x1, Orangaten Feathers x3, Orangaten Talon x2, and Large Beast Gem x1. It offers base protection of 96. It offers skills such as Latent Power Lv.3 and Quick Sheath Lv.1.

The materials required to craft the Izuchi Coil are Prized Pelt x1, Great Izuchi Thickhide x1, and Great Izuchi Thickfur x3. It offers base protection of 86. It also offers the Constitution Lv.1 skill and the Critical eye Lv.2 skill. 

The materials required to craft the Hunter’s Greaves X are the Prized Pelt x1 and the Twisted Stiffbone x2. It offers base protection of 82 which results in total protection of 444. It also offers the Attack Boost Lv.2 skill, the Quick Sheath Lv.1 skill, and the Stun Resistance Lv.1 skill.

As for talisman, we would recommend the Weakness Exploit Lv.2.

Skills

The skills we would recommend with this build are 

  • Weakness Exploit Lv.3
  • Quick Sheath Lv.3
  • Critical Boost Lv.3
  • Critical Eye Lv.4
  • Latent Power Lv.4
  • Attack Boost Lv.4
  • Recovery Speed Lv.2
  • Windproof Lv.1
  • Evade Window Lv1
  • Constitution Lv.1
  • Stun Resistance Lv.1

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend with this build are

  • Sheath Jewel 2
  • Gambit Jewel 2
  • Critical Jewel 2 x3
  • Brace Jewel 1
  • Defense Jewel 1 x5

Best Mid-Game Build

In this build, we will be focusing on weapons and armors that can be obtained in mid-games. With these items, players should be able to complete Master Rank 3-6 missions with ease.

Before we move ahead, consider reading our guide on Monster Hunter Rise Hunting Horn Build: Armor, Weapon, Stats & Skills.

Weapon

The weapon we would recommend for the mid-game build is the Phantom Mirage+. It has a base attack power of 290 and 15% affinity.

The materials required to craft the Phantom Mirage+ are Chameleos Finehide x3, Chameleos Lash x1, Chameleos Fellwing x3, Chameleos Hardhorn x1, and 52000 zenny. It is upgraded from the Phantom Mirage sword.

Armor

The armor pieces we would recommend for the best mid-game Long Sword build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak are 

  • Lunagaron Helm
  • Pyre-Kadaki Mail
  • Regios Vambraces
  • Rathalos Coil X
  • Ingot Greaves X

To craft the Lunagaron helm, the required materials are Lunagaron Cortex x1, Lunagaron Shard x3, Luna Vermillion Hardclaw x1, and Lunagaron Frost Jewel x1. It features base protection of 114, the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill, and Wirebug Whisperer Lv.1 skill.

The materials required to craft the Pyre-Kadaki Mail are Monster Essence x1, Pyre-Kadaki Silk+ x3, Pyre-Kadaki Hardclaw x3, and Pyre-Kadaki Spike+ x1. It features base protection of 112, Maximum Might Lv.1 skill, and Wirebug Whisperer Lv.2 skill.

The materials required to craft the Region Vambraces are the Seregios Lens x1, Seregios Carver+ x1, Seregios Airblade+ x2, and Seregios Slavescale+ x4. It offers base protection of 114 and the Handicraft Lv.3 skill.

The materials required to craft the Rathalos Coil X are Rathalos Shard x4, Rathalos Cortex x1, Rathalos Fellwing x2, and Rathalos Mantle x1. It offers base protection of 114. It also offers the Attack boost Lv.2 skill, Windproof Lv.3 skill, and the Critical Boost Lv.1 skill.

And finally, In order to craft the Ingot Greaves X, the required materials are Sapphiron Ore x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Monster Toughbone x2, and Purecrystal x1. It features a base protection of 94 which results in total base protection of 548. It also offers the Attack Boost Lv.2 skill and the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill.

With this build, we would recommend the Quick Sheath Lv.2 talisman.

Skills

The skills we would recommend with the mid-game build are 

  • Critical boost Lv3
  • Weakness Exploit Lv.3 
  • Wirebug Whisperer Lv.3
  • Quick Sheath Lv.3
  • Speed Sharpening Lv.3
  • Attack Boost Lv.4
  • Critical Eye Lv.6
  • Handicraft Lv.3
  • Windproof Lv.3

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend with this build are

  • Expert Jewel 2 x2
  • Critical Jewel 2 x2
  • Sheath Jewel 2
  • Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
  • Grinder Jewel 1 x3
  • Brace Jewel 1

End Game Build 1

For End Game, we have created 2 builds so players can design their build with more freedom and convenience based on the resources they currently have available.

In this build, we will be focusing on items that are fairly convenient to get and can get the players through the end game of Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

Weapon

The Weapon we would recommend for this end-game build is the Fine Kamura Rapier. It has a base attack power of 320 and 0% affinity.

The materials required to craft the Fine Kamura Rapier are Afflicted Pelt x7, MR Bone x20 points, and 60000 zenny.

Armor

The armor pieces we would recommend for this end-game Long Sword build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak are

  • Kaiser Crown X
  • Barioth Mail X
  • Malzeno Bracers
  • Rathalos Coil X
  • Ingot Greaves X

In order to craft the Kaiser Crown X, the required materials are Teostra Handhorn x1, Outfit Voucher+ x3, and MR Teostra Material x3. It offers base protection of 120, Critical Eye Lv.3 skill, and Critical Boost Lv.1 skill.

The materials required to craft the Barioth Mail X are Barioth Thickfur x4, Barioth Hardclaw x3, Cryo Sac x1, and Large Wyverm Gem x1. It features base protection of 108, Quick Sheath Lv.1 skill, and Maximum Might Lv.2 skill.

The materials required to craft the Malzeno Bracers are Malzeno Cortex x3, Malzeno Shards x4, Malzeno Hardfangs x2, and Pure Dragon Blood x3. It offers base protection of 120, Wirebug Whisperer Lv.1 skill, Attack boost Lv.2 skill, and Blight Resistance Lv.1 skill.

The materials required to craft the Rathalos Coil X are Rathalos Shard x4, Rathalos Cortex x1, Rathalos Fellwing x2, and Rathalos Mantle x1. It offers base protection of 114. It also offers the Attack boost Lv.2 skill, Windproof Lv.3 skill, and the Critical Boost Lv.1 skill.

And finally, In order to craft the Ingot Greaves X, the required materials are Sapphiron Ore x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Monster Toughbone x2, and Purecrystal x1. It features a base protection of 94 which results in total base protection of 556. It also offers the Attack Boost Lv.2 skill and the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill.

The talisman we would recommend for this build is the Absolute Petalace.

Skills

The skills we would recommend with the mid-game build are 

  • Critical Boost Lv.3
  • Stun Resistance Lv.3
  • Quick Sheath Lv.3
  • Maximum Might Lv.2
  • Weakness Exploit Lv.3
  • Attack Boost Lv.7
  • Windboost Lv.3
  • Critical Eye Lv.7
  • Handicraft Lv.3

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend with this build are

  • Evasion Jewel+ 4
  • Critical Jewel 2
  • Steadfast Jewel 1 x3
  • Tenderizer Jewel 2
  • Sheath Jewel 2 x2
  • Satiated Jewel 1
  • Handicraft Jewel 3
  • Defense Jewel 1 x2

Meta Build/ End Game Build 2

In this build, we will inform you of how to create the best Long Sword build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. With this build, players will be able to turn their hunters into one of the most feared monster hunters out there.

Items required for this build are generally more difficult to craft and acquire compared to the item stated in the other builds so players need to be ready to do some grinding.

But before we continue, consider reading our guide on Top 5 Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Hammer Builds.

Weapon

The crown jewel of the meta build is the weapon. The only weapon worthy of being called the best Long Sword in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak is the Abyssal Flicker.

The Abyssal Flicker is a weapon from Gaismagorm. It offers a base attack power of 340, has -25% affinity, and deals with Dragon damage.

The materials required to craft the Abyssal Flicker are Archdemon Backshell x2, Abyssal Dragonscale x4, Archdemon Piercetalon x3, Abyssal Dragonsphire x1, and 66000 zenny.

Armor

For the meta build, we would recommend these armor pieces

  • Kaiser Crown X
  • Archfiend Armor Baulo
  • Barioth Vambraces X
  • Rathalos Coil X
  • Ingot Greaves X

In order to craft the Kaiser Crown X, the required materials are Teostra Handhorn x1, Outfit Voucher+ x3, and MR Teostra Material x3. It offers base protection of 120, Critical Eye Lv.3 skill, and Critical Boost Lv.1 skill.

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

The materials required to craft the Barioth Vambraces X is the Barioth Cortex x4, Barioth Thickfur x1, Cryo Sac x2, and Supple Piel x3. It features a base defense of 108. It also offers the Quick Sheath Lv.1 skill, Maximum Might Lv.1 skill, and the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill. 

The materials required to craft the Rathalos Coil X are Rathalos Shard x4, Rathalos Cortex x1, Rathalos Fellwing x2, and Rathalos Mantle x1. It offers base protection of 114. It also offers the Attack boost Lv.2 skill, Windproof Lv.3 skill, and the Critical Boost Lv.1 skill.

And finally, In order to craft the Ingot Greaves X, the required materials are Sapphiron Ore x1, Meldspar Ore x1, Monster Toughbone x2, and Purecrystal x1. It features a base protection of 94 which results in total base protection of 562. It also offers the Attack Boost Lv.2 skill and the Critical Eye Lv.2 skill.

The talisman we would recommend for the meta build is the Absolute Petalace.

Skills

The skills we would recommend for the meta build are

  • Attack Boost Lv.7
  • Critical Eye Lv.7
  • Dragon Attack Lv.4
  • Critical Boost Lv.3
  • Weakness Exploit Lv.3
  •  Quick Sheath Lv.3
  • Windproof Lv.3
  • Speed Sharpening Lv.3
  • Wirebug Whisperer Lv.3
  • Resentment Lv.1
  • Maximum Might Lv.2
  • Chain Critical Lv.1

Decorations

The decorations we would recommend for the meta build are

  • Tenderizers Lv.2 x2
  • Sheath Lv.2 x2
  • Critical Lv.2 x2
  • Dragon Attack Lv.1 x4
  • Grinder Lv.1 x3
  • Bracer Lv.1 x1

Conclusion

That concludes our guide on the Best Long Sword Builds in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. Designing a proper build can be confusing for new players therefore in this guide, we have written about the best, early game, mid-game, and end-game builds so every single player can take advantage of this guide irrespective of their progress in the game.

Long Sword build list in Monster Hunter Rise
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Monster Hunter Rise is available now on Nintendo Switch and PC through Steam. For the Meta Build, credit goes to PWARGaming on YouTube. We hope this guide helped you. If you think we missed something then let us know about it in the comment section below.

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