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Monster Hunter Rise bow build - best bows, armour, and skills

If you want to master the Monster Hunter Rise bow, you need the following equipment

A hunter leaping through the air firing a bow in Monster Hunter Rise

So you like fighting from a safe distance? Ain’t no shame in that. You’ve got many options to do so in Monster Hunter Rise, but we wager that you’ve picked the bow. Why? Well, because you searched Monster Hunter Rise bow on Google and found this article. It’s also a great weapon, with a fun moveset.

In this Monster Hunter Rise bow build guide, we’re going to recommend you a bunch of bows that you should craft ASAP. We’ll also list the best armour sets that go with them, and riff off some skills we recommend. We’ll try and walk you through the leveling process, so this will also include options for low-rank players, as well as those at the top of their game.

If you’re not sure whether it’s for you, we recommend checking out our Monster Hunter Rise review. We’ve also put together a list of the best Monster Hunter Rise armor sets, Monster Hunter Rise skills, and Monster Hunter Rise weapons.

Best Monster Hunter Rise bow builds:

This is what we’ll cover in our Monster Hunter Rise bow builds guide:

  • Skills
  • Armour
  • Bows

Recommended MONSTER HUNTER RISE bow skills

Before we get into recommending armour sets, we want to first take a good look at the various skills that you’ll want to be aware of when creating a bow build.


  • Constitution
  • Stamina Surge
  • Bow Charge Plus
  • Critical Eye
  • Critical Boost


  • Aim Booster
  • Critical Draw
  • Normal – Rapid Up
  • Peak Performance
  • Pierce Up
  • Attack Boost


  • Affinity Sliding
  • Elemental Attack
  • Focus
  • Hunger Resistance
  • Latent Power
  • Marathon Runner
  • Spare Shot
  • Special Ammo Boost
  • Spread Up
  • Weakness Exploit

A hunter performing Herculean Draw in Monster Hunter Rise

Recommended MONSTER HUNTER RISE bow armour

Now that we know which skills to aim for, here are the armour sets that we recommend you equip as a bow user. Bear in mind, though, that you’re going to need to mix and match to get the exact stats that you want.

The armour sets in the essential section have parts with skills you need, while those in recommended and optional contain skills that you can live without, but might want for niche builds.

Essential Monster Armour:

  • Ludroth
  • Pukei-Pukei
  • Baggi
  • Zinogre
  • Tobi-Kadachi
  • Anja
  • Izuchi
  • Lagombi

Essential low-rank:

  • Chainmail
  • Hunter
  • Ingot
  • Jaggi
  • Rhenoplos


  • Ludroth
  • Barioth
  • Tetranadon
  • Goss Harag
  • Rathalos
  • Rathian

Optional low-rank:

  • Leather
  • Alloy
  • Bone

A hunter performing Focus Shot in Monster Hunter Rise

Recommended Monster Hunter Rise bows

Finally, we’ve saved the best for last: the bows themselves. Again, borrowing from our skills list at the top of this article, we’re going to list the essential and optional bows for low and high-level players.

Best all-purpose bow:

  • Sinister Soulpiercer

Best elemental bows:

  • Weaver of Flame
  • Porifera
  • Despot’s Earlybolt
  • Ice Crest
  • Azure Elder

Best leveling bows:

  • Azuros’ Honeypot
  • Sinister
  • Steel

Best leveling elemental bows:

  • Queen Blaster
  • Spongia Bow
  • Khezu Bow
  • Ice Crest

And that’s it for our Monster Hunter Rise bow builds guide! If you fancy changing up your playstyle, we recommend checking out our Monster Hunter Rise dual blades build, Monster Hunter Rise monsters list, and Monster Hunter Rise Dango loadouts for all the details.