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Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills List: How to unlock all moves

To truly master a weapon in Monster Hunter Rise, players will want to learn all Switch Skills. Learning all six Switch Skills for each weapon will give users the ability to swap out normal and Silkbind attacks. They basically allow each weapon to be fine-tuned to play a little differently. Here’s the full list of MHR Switch Skills and how to unlock all of these special moves.

How to unlock all Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills

Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills List

To unlock Switch Skills in Monster Hunter Rise, players need to do the following:

  • Unlocking Slot 1 Switch Skills requires normal progression through the early game.
    • Players will automatically learn these for all weapons in an early mission.
  • Unlocking Slot 2 Switch Skills requires players to create and upgrade different equipment.
    • Keep using the materials you find to upgrade and forge new equipment to access Slot 2 Switch Skills.
  • Unlocking Slot 3 Switch Skills requires normal progression up to the first Rampage.
    • Speak to Master Utsushim whenever he wants to talk. He will eventually offer the Slot 3 Switch Skills for you to unlock.

All Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills List

Monster Hunter Rise Switch Skills List

Long Sword

  • Slot 1
    • Step Slash
    • Drawn Double Slash
  • Slot 2
    • Spirit Roundslash Combo
    • Spirit Reckoning Combo
  • Slot 3
    • Soaring Kick
    • Silkbind Sakura Slash

Great Sword

  • Slot 1
    • Tackle
    • Great Tackle
  • Slot 2
    • True Charged Slash
    • Rage Slash
  • Slot 3
    • Hunting Edge
    • Adamant Charged Slash

Sword and Shield

  • Slot 1
    • Hard Basher Combo
    • Drill Slash Combo
  • Slot 2
    • Advancing Slash
    • Sliding Slash
  • Slot 3
    • Windmill
    • Metsu Shoryugeki

Hammer

  • Slot 1
    • Side Smash
    • Water Strike
  • Slot 2
    • Silkbind Spinning Bludgeon
    • Dash Breaker
  • Slot 3
    • Charge Switch: Strength
    • Charge Switch: Courage

Lance

  • Slot 1
    • Anchor Rage
    • Spiral Thrust
  • Slot 2
    • Dash Attack
    • Shield Charge
  • Slot 3
    • Guard
    • Insta-Block

Gunlance

  • Slot 1
    • Charging Shelling
    • Blast Dash
  • Slot 2
    • Hail Cutter
    • Ground Splitter
  • Slot 3
    • Quick Reload
    • Guard Reload

Bow

  • Slot 1
    • Power Shot
    • Absolute Power Shot
  • Slot 2
    • Charging Sidestep
    • Dodgebolt
  • Slot 3
    • Focus Shot
    • Aerial Aim

Light Bowgun

  • Slot 1
    • Reload
    • Elemental Reload
  • Slot 2
    • Forward Dodge
    • Quickstep Evade
  • Slot 3
    • Fanning Vault
    • Fanning Maneuver

Heavy Bowgun

  • Slot 1
    • Melee Attack
    • Tackle
  • Slot 2
    • Counter Shot
    • Counter Charger
  • Slot 3
    • Mech-Wyvernsnipe
    • Healing Mech-Wyvernsnipe

Charge Blade

  • Slot 1
    • Condensed Element Slash
    • Condensed Spinning Slash
  • Slot 2
    • Morph Slash
    • Counter Morph Slash
  • Slot 3
    • Counter Peak Performance
    • Axe Hopper

Dual Blades

  • Slot 1
    • Demon Flurry Rush
    • Demon Flight
  • Slot 2
    • Demon Mode
    • Feral Demon Mode
  • Slot 3
    • Piercing Bind
    • Tower Vault

Hunting Horn

  • Slot 1
    • Overhead Smash
    • Melodic Slap
  • Slot 2
    • Melody Mode: Performance
    • Melody Mode: Echo
  • Slot 3
    • Earthshaker
    • Bead of Resonance

Switch Axe

  • Slot 1
    • Forward Slash
    • Forward Overhead Slash
  • Slot 2
    • Finishing Discharge
    • Compressed Finishing Discharge
  • Slot 3
    • Invincible Gambit
    • Soaring Wyvern Blade

Insect Glaive

  • Slot 1
    • Leaping Slash
    • Advancing Roundslash
  • Slot 2
    • Tornado Slash
    • Tetraseal Slash
  • Slot 3
    • Recall Kinsect
    • Diving Wyvern

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