BEST Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Switch Axe Build

This Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Switch Axe Build will showcase a build overview for players wanting to use a switch axe!

Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak perhaps has one of the coolest collections of weapons, mods, skills, and builds, whereby players can customize how they want to experience the game. All builds output an insane amount of damage, which makes the endgame easier.

A similar build involves that of a Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Switch Axe Build, which is essentially a weapon. With the right combination of skills, armor, and weapons, players can gain victory against every enemy in the game! 

Key Takeawayss
  • The Dereliction build is a late-game Switch Axe build in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak and requires some skills as well as unlocking some weapons that players can’t get their hands on until the endgame.
  • When fully buffed, the build has an overall base attack of 456 and an affinity of 5%.
  • Weapons: Lightning Shredder+ and Megatalon Shears.
  • Armor pieces: Almudron Helm, Archfiend Armor Baulo, Charitè Gloves, Malzeno Coil, Archfiend Armor Sceros, Absolute Petalace, and Fatal Tempest Talisman.

Before we begin, let’s check out the optimal picks of our Switch Axe Build:

SkillsWeapon OptionsArmorSwitch Skills
- Attack Boost
- Critical Boost
- Weakness Exploit
- Protective Polish
- Divine Blessing
- Stun Resistance
- Rapid Morph
- Resentment
- Evade Extender
- Speed Sharpening
- Blood Rite
- Critical Eye
- Power Prolonger
- Partbreaker
- Hunger Resistance
- Dereliction
- Chain Crit
- Quick Breath
- The Lightning Shredder+
- Megatalon Shears
- Almudron Helm
- Archifiend Armor Set
- Charite Gloves
- Malzeno Coil
- Absolute Petalace
- Fatal Tempest Talisman
- Forward Overhead Slash
- Finishing Discharge
- 2 Staged Morph Slash Combo
- Soaring Wyvern Blade

Character Stats 

Monster Hunter Character Stats
Character Stats

Let’s start things off with the character stats, which entails the overall resistance and base damage that the monster Hunter player can get once the switch axe build is equipped and active. 

When fully buffed, when the player has all the set bonuses, skill stacking, armor bonuses, etc., they will be able to get an overall base attack of 456, which is insanely high for base gameplay. Eventually, the base damage decreases since it is fully buffed, but the overall damage output is extremely respectable even without the buffs. 

The player’s affinity will be 5%. The defensive stats will be set to the fire resistance being -5, water resistance being around 12, thunder resistance being 2, ice resistance being 4, and dragon resistance being -16. 


Monster Hunter Main Skills

Next, discuss skills because there are about 18 or so to cover! These skills overpower the Switch Axe Build user, which is why it can perform so well in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak

Attack Boost

  • +5% 
  • Bonus: +7
  • +6%
  • Bonus: +8
  • +8%
  • Bonus: +7
  • +10%
  • Bonus: +10

Attack Boost will basically up the attack of players whenever they are in the middle of the battlefield, and it will continue to increase as they upgrade the skill itself. 

With level one, the attack buff players will be +3, slightly increasing their overall damage output. With that, level 2 will increase the general base attack by +6. Level 3 enhances the player’s base damage by +9, making it even higher. 

Critical Boost 


Another important skill that players can’t skip out on is the Critical boost; it is still crucial for the increased damage the player will aim for while using it. 

With level one, players will experience increased crit damage by 30%, while level 2 will enhance it even further to 35%. Last but not least, fully upgrading the skill will increase the crit damage to 40%.

Weakness Exploit 

LevelIncreased Affinity

The next skill on our list is Weakness Exploit, whose main focus will be on increasing the player’s affinity whenever they can launch attacks against enemies that have their weak spots exposed. 

Level one will increase the affinity by 15% whenever players successfully hit the enemy’s weak spots. Leveling up the skill by one more level will increase the affinity by 30%. Level 3 will increase the overall affinity by a whopping 50%. 

Protective Polish 

LevelEffect Time
130 Seconds
260 Seconds
390 Seconds

The fourth skill players will get their hands on will be Protective Polish, and while it is a simple switch axe skill, it is still pretty effective, as its main aim will be to increase the rate of effects placed on the player simply. 

Level one will simply increase the effect timer to the last 30 seconds. With level 2, the skill will last about 60 seconds, giving the player ample time to defeat enemies. Level 3 will enhance it so that it lasts 90 seconds. 

Diving Blessing 

LevelDamage Negation

Next up, Divine Blessing will play an important role in powering up the player’s experience while using the Monster Hunter Switch Axe Build skills. The divine blessing will make it so that whenever it is active, players can have their damage negation increased so that they can survive for longer in combat. 

Level one will increase the overall damage negation by 15%, while level 2 will increase it even further by 30%. Fully leveling up the skill will enhance the damage negation by 50%.

Stun Resistance 

LevelStun Reduction

Another skill players can take advantage of is Stun Resistance, which just works towards reducing the amount of stun players can take in. If you weren’t already aware, players could get debuffed by enemies. It will essentially stun them for some time. 

Level one will decrease the duration of the stun by 60%, making it easier to get back into fighting mode and kill enemies. Level 2 will decrease it even further by 90%, while maxing out the skill will prevent the Monster Hunter player from getting stunned altogether. 

Rapid Morph 

1+10% Speed
  • +20% Speed
  • +10% Morph Attack Damage
  • +30% Speed
  • +20% Morph Attack Damage

The Rapid Morph skill will increase the speed for players who want to increase their mobility while being in the combat field and using the Switch Axe Build. 

Level one will increase the speed by a total of 10%, while level 2 will enhance it by 20%, and it will also increase the player’s morph attack damage by 10%. Maxing out the skill will increase the speed by about 30%, while the morph attack damage will be increased by 20%. 


LevelAttack Buff

The next skill on our list is Resentment, and whenever the player casts it, it will be yet another attack-buffing skill, whereby the player will consistently output increased damage while the skill is active and in use. 

Level one will increase the attack by +5, while level 2 will increase it so that the player’s attack is enhanced by +10. Level 3 will bump the attack up by a total of +15. 

Evade Extender 

LevelDistance Increased

Skills that will be deemed important include the likes of Evade Extender, which will simply increase the total distance players can evade from the enemies whenever they are trying to evade the opponent’s attack being launched against them. Level one will only slightly increase the distance, while level 2 extends it further, but level 3 increases it even further. 

Speed Sharpening 

LevelCycle Reduction

Making our way, now that we are halfway through the switch axe build skills, the Speed Sharpening skill will make it so that players can shape their weapons in combat with even more ease than before in Monster Hunter. 

With level one, they will be able to have one cycle reduced from the entire sharpening process of their weapon. Level 2 will reduce it by two cycles, while level 3 will remove three cycles from the sharpening process. 

Blood Rite 

LevelHealth Recovery
1Activate the Skill
2Increase HP Recovery
3Enhance HP Recovery Further

Now, this skill is an HP recovery skill; considering the number of hP players in Monster Hunter will lose, Blood Rite will slowly recover their HP whenever they are in the middle of combat and defeating enemies; they don’t die out. 

Level one will activate the skill’s effect, while level 2 slightly enhances the amount of HP the player regenerates. Maxing out the Blood Rite skill will regenerate even more HP for the player. 

Critical Eye 

LevelAffinity Boost

When you’re starting to lose your affinity whenever you are taking down enemies, remember that Critical Eye will have your back, as it will increase your overall affinity and make achieving victory an easy feat. Level 1 will increase the player’s affinity by a total of 5%; level 2 will enhance it by 10%, and level 3 by 15%. 

Power Prolonger 

LevelIncreased Duration

With the way that skills in Monster Hunter can buff players, it is no surprise that Power Prolonger will increase the overall duration, whereby the weapon the players are wielding stays powered up and buffed up. 

Level one will only ever-so-slightly increase the overall duration, whereby players have their weapons buffed up, while level 2 will increase it even further. Level 3 will provide the players an even more of an enhancement in their weapon buffs. 


LevelPart Damage

The next skill we would like to discuss will be called Partbreaker, which will enhance how players can output their part damage, and with that, they will be able to decimate enemies in the arena. 

Level one will enhance the part damage by 10%, making the player all the more powerful. Level 2 will increase it by 20%, while level 3 will increase it by 30%. 

Hunger Resistance 

LevelStamina Time Extension
3Stamina does not decrease

Whenever players are busy taking down the toughest of bosses, one of the main issues they might face is that their stamina might run out. Their mobility will greatly increase, which is where Hunger Resistance comes in. It will extend the time so the player’s stamina won’t run out so fast.

Level one will decrease the stamina cap by 50% by increasing the time duration, level two will decrease it by 100%, and level 3 will simply reduce it.


  • Buffed Elemental and Status values (Red Scroll)
  • Buffed Attack and Stun efficiency (Blue Scroll)
2Buff Attacks depending on the Scroll
3Additional Scroll-Dependent Attack Buffs 

Perhaps one of the most important skills in the Switch Axe Build, Dereliction will use Swap Scrolls by the player and take advantage of them to increase the attack output. 

Level one will enhance the status and elemental values for the player using the Red Scroll, while the stun debuff and attack buff will be increased using the Blue Scroll. Level 2 will further enhance the potencies and values; the same goes for level 3. 

Chain Crit 

LevelMax Temp Attack BuffMax Elemental Attack Buff

Whenever Chain Crit is summoned, and players unleash their attacks against enemies, they will experience a certain amount of increase to their overall temp and elemental attacks. 

Level one will increase it by 5, and another stat boost will also be granted, which will continue to get buffed as the levels are upgraded for the skill. 

Quick Breath 

Last, Quick Breath is a status-effect skill that will activate whenever players are in combat. 

Weapon Options 

Let’s take a quick look at some of the options for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak switch axe weapons players can use to obliterate their foes while in the middle of a fight. 

The Lightning Shredder+ 

Monster Hunter The Lightning Shredder+ Weapon
The Lightning Shredder+
Attack PowerDefenseElemental DamagePhial TypeRarity
35030Thunder 34Power10

Lightning Shredder+ will hone a white sharpness, which makes the weapon all the stronger, and this is the main reason players might want to choose it for their battles.

With that, the players will receive a defense bonus of 30; the affinity bonus is 0%, but it doesn’t matter as the weapon is overpowered.

Megatalon Shears 

Monster Hunter Megatalon Shears Weapon
Megatalon Shears
Attack PowerDefenseElemental DamagePhial TypeRarity
3400Water 36Power10

The second weapon option will be Megatalon Shears, a rarity 10 weapon with a base attack of 340. and while it is a bit on the lower side compared to the Lightning Shredder+, it has the advantage of having increased crit.  Its elemental bonus will give the player 36 water and a useful defense bonus 30. The Phial Type is once again Power Phial. 


Monster Hunter Armor and Gear
Armor and Gear

Players trying to fight against harder-to-defeat enemies will always need an optimal Switch Axe Build armor to protect them from incoming attacks and tank hits. 

These are the following:

  • Almudron Helm 
  • Archifiend Armor Baulo
  • Charitè Gloves
  • Malzeno Coil
  • Archfiend Armor Sceros
  • Absolute Petalace
  • Fatal Tempest Talisman

We will wrap up our Switch Axe Build guide with that! While you’re here, why not read our Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Best Builds guide to get an idea of what other builds work?

Guide Inspiration and Photo Credits: FightinCowboy on Youtube

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