Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (2024)

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This is a post on Monster Hunter Rise Charge Blade builds. We will go through the best builds with the weapon during different stages. This guide will make the hunter journey much easier

Feel free to jump to the relevant section by selecting it from the Table of Contents.

Contents

  • General Skill recommendations
  • Low Rank Builds
    • Early Low Rank - Village Quests 1 - 3 stars
    • Mid to End of Low Rank - Village Quests 4 - 6 stars
  • High Rank: HR 4 - 6
  • High Rank: HR 6 - 7
  • High Rank: HR 8 - 40
    • Impact Charge blade build
    • Spinning Axe Build
  • High Rank: HR 40 - 99
    • Tigrex Impact Charge Blade Build
  • Endgame: High Rank 100+ (patch 3.0)
    • Dragonheart build Spinning Axe
  • Conclusion

General Skill recommendations

Here is a list of skills that are recommended to use with Charge Blade in Monster Hutner Rise. Of course, they are also situational, because for example with Elemental Charge Blade you would not use Artillery skill.

  1. Load Shells (Non-Condensed Spinning Slash builds) - Having level 2 will allow you to charge full phials with just yellow phial color. Replaces Focus.
  2. Artillery (Impact Phial builds with Amped Elemental Discharges) - boosts phial damage
  3. Rapid Morph - Faster Axe to charge blade -> Charge Blade to Axe switching
  4. Weakness Exploit (WE) - Increases affinity to weak spots, can be maximized to 50%
  5. Critical Boost - boosts critical hits
  6. Attack Boost - Boosts physical attacks and phial damage
  7. Elemental damage boost (like Frost Jewel Lv 1, Blaze Jewel Lv 1, etc.)
  8. Critical Eye - increases the chance
  9. Guard - usually you would start with level 1, to be able to use Amped Elemental discharge after guard point
  10. Offensive Guard - best utilized in builds that concentrate on Guard Point and Counter Peak Performance

Low Rank Builds

Throughout the Monster Hunter Rise story, you should use Impact Phial Charge blades. They are easily accessible and you get many relevant skills.

Early Low Rank - Village Quests 1 - 3 stars

This is your intro to the Monster Hunter Rise game. I suggest spending some time getting used to the weapon and practicing charge blade in Training Area.

Weapon

A good Charge blade will be available to you from the first large monster: Great Izuchi. It will give you green sharpness. This is great because your weapon attacks will not bounce as often

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Wind Thief Sickle IAffinity Boost IAny

Armors

You would want to get Rhenoplos Braces as soon as possible as they will increase your Impact phial damage. Moreover, Ingot Greaves will lead you through the whole Low Rank

I suggest upgrading these two items mentioned above. This will increase your defense and allow you to push through the whole Low Rank.

ItemSkills
Izuchi HelmBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (3)Critical Eye Lv 1
Izuchi MailBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (5)Attack Boost Lv 1
Rhenoplos BracesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (7)Artillery Lv 1
Izuchi CoilBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (9)Critical Eye Lv 1
Ingot GreavesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (11)Attack Boost Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (12)Critical Eye Lv 1

Hunter Greaves can be used until you get Ingot Greaves.

Mid to End of Low Rank - Village Quests 4 - 6 stars

This is the part of Monster Hunter Rise, where it opens up, you will encounter new monsters with widely different mechanics

Weapon

There are some interesting Charge blades available at this time. However, Regas Hyper is easily accessible, and you do not need to farm any specific monster for it.

Then you are free to upgrade it to Elite Blade I after you fight Zinogre.

Of course, an interesting alternative is Hidden Arsenal I charge blade, with 30% affinity. For which you need to fight Nargacuga.

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Regas Hyper with an upgrade to Elite Blade IAffinity Boost IAny

Armors

You will still keep Rhenoplos Braces and Ingot Greaves. As you can see some better gear is introduced that allows adding better skills.

Moreover, you can start melding talismans. Try to get Wirebug Whisperer for a longer third wirebug duration.

ItemSkills
Zinogre HelmBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (15)Latent Power Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (16)Critical Eye Lv 1
Nargacuga Mail
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (18)Critical Eye Lv 1
Rhenoplos BracesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (20)Artillery Lv 1
Anjanath CoilBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (22)Attack Boost Lv 2
Ingot GreavesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (24)Attack Boost Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (25)Critical Eye Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (26)TalismanBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (27)Wirebug Whisperer Lv 1

High Rank: HR 4 - 6

Here I also recommend using Impact Phial Charge Blade. You would spend too much time making elemental phial blade for each encounter. Moreover, you would also need to farm appropriate armors for each elemental charge blade

Weapon

Elite Blade II is easily accessible similar alternative would be the Bone Blade II charge blade. However, due to not having blue sharpness it is inferior.

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Kaiser BladeAttack Boost IIIAny skill

Armors

The usual items are back. Rhenoplos Braces S and Ingot Greaves S provide great damage boosts and increased affinity rate.

Regarding the belt, you should only go for Skalda Elytra S armor if you have Almudron Plate material. However, it is hard to get it and you can just go for Baggi Coil

ItemSkills
Izuchi Helm SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (30)Critical Eye Lv 1
Izuchi Mail S
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (32)Critical Eye Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (33)Recovery Speed Lv 1
Rhenoplos Braces SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (35)Artillery Lv 2
Skalda Elytra S / Spio Elytra SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (37)Weakness Exploit Lv 2
Ingot Greaves SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (39)Attack Boost Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (40)Critical Eye Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (41)TalismanBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (42)Weakness Exploit Lv 1 (more damage)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (43)Wirebug Whisperer Lv 1

High Rank: HR 6 - 7

Weapon

Feel free to use Kaiser Blade. However, once you fight Nargacuga and Magnamalo get Scream in the Night. It will give White Sharpness, 40% affinity and good rampage skills.

Not only that it is also good till the HR 100.

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Scream in the NightAttack Boost IIIAny skill

Armors

You can switch to Almudron Helm S helmet once you get it. It will be a part of many endgame builds later on.

ItemSkills
Zinogre Helm SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (46)Latent Power Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (47)Weakness Exploit Lv 1
Zinogre Mail S
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (49)Latent Power Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (50)Weakness Exploit Lv 1
Rhenoplos Braces SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (52)Artillery Lv 2
Anjanath Coil S
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (54)Attack Boost Lv 2
Golden HakamaBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (56)Critical Boost Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (57)Latent Power Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (58)TalismanBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (59)Weakness Exploit Lv 1

At this point in the game, I recommend getting Weakness Exploit Talisman.

High Rank: HR 8 - 40

From here on, you should start getting decent decorations. Use them to greatly beef up the charge blade build.

Impact Charge blade build

This build's purpose is to use the impact phials for maximum damage. The source of that is mostly Ultra Element Discharge, Condense Element Slash or Axe Hopper. This is your choice.

Weapons

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Scream in the NightAttack Boost IIIAny skill

Armors

At HR 8 you can fight Bazelgeuse. This Large Monster will provide two critical equipment pieces to improve the build

ItemSkills
Almudron Helm SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (62)Rapid Morph Lv 2
Vaik Mail S
-
Bazelgeuse BracesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (65)Load Shells Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (66)Guard Up Lv 1
Anjanath Coil S
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (68)Attack Boost Lv 2
Bazelgeuse GreavesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (70)Artillery Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (71)Guard Lv 1

Talismans and decorations

Generally, the most offensive option is the best, like Weakness Exploit. However, it also depends on your skill and what talismans you have.

So feel free to check what you have and adjust the decorations to your liking

Talisman skills + slotsDecorationsNotes
Wirebug Whisperer 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (72)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (73)Attack Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (74)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (75)Critical Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (76)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (77)Artillery Jewel 2 x1
In case you land Wirebug Whisperer it is also a decent option, that can allow you to use Silkbind skills more often.
Guard 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (78)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (79)Attack Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (80)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (81)Critical Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (82)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (83)Artillery Jewel 2 x1
A defensive option where you are more effective with your shield and can use UED faster.
Weakness Exploit 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (84)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (85)Attack Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (86)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (87)Critical Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (88)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (89)Artillery Jewel 2 x1
This option must be readily available if you melded for Weakness Exploit.
Any skill
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (90)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (91)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (92)Attack Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (93)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (94)Critical Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (95)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (96)Artillery Jewel 2 x1
This is I think the optimal solution as you should try getting this type of talisman at least once.

Spinning Axe Build

These builds are perfect for those that want to use Condensed Spinning Slash Switch Skill. This type of build concentrates on using Axe mode.

You will want to utilize the Morph skill so that you could enter the Savage Axe mode as soon as possible.

Weapon

Scream in The Night complements this build extremely well. The white sharpness will help immensely. Moreover, to keep white sharpness through the fight hunter should get Mastery jewel 2

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Scream in the NightAttack Boost IIIAny skill

Armors

You do not get much affinity with equipment, only from Weakness Exploit. However, it will be boosted with Tenderzier Jewels

ItemSkills
Almudron Helm SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (99)Rapid Morph Lv 2
Vaik Mail S
-
Rathalos Braces SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (102)Attack Boost Lv 2
Anjanath Coil S
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (104)Attack Boost Lv 2
Ingot Greaves SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (106)Attack Boost Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (107)Critical Eye Lv 2

Talismans and Decorations

This charge blade build tears through sharpness extremely fast due to Spinning Axe. We will try to complement this weakness to maximize the build utility and damage.

Moreover, we can easily reach 100% affinity making... you guessed it Mastery Jewel 2 mandatory.

Talisman skills + slotsDecorationsNotes
Guard 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (108)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (109)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (110)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (111)Critical Jewel 2 x1
This is a more defensive approach giving a chance to defend against the monster attack
Any skill
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (112)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (113)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (114)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (115)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (116)Critical Jewel 2 x3
This option allows to have 100 affinity and ensures white sharpness for a long time.
Weakness Exploit 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (117)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (118)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (119)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (120)Critical Jewel 2 x3
The budget option for those that have this talisman.

High Rank: HR 40 - 99

Generally, the builds from the HR 8-40 section continue to work perfectly. However, you can still try this one below

Tigrex Impact Charge Blade Build

This build maximizes the phial damage by having higher raw from Tigrex Blade. You will need to constantly use Ultimate Element Discharge or Element Discharge moves to utilize this.

Weapons

This is an extremely powerful charge blade that will greatly boost Impact phial damage

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Tigrex BladeAttack Boost III
Silkbind Boost (if upgrading from Ore Tree and using Axe Hopper)
Counter Peak Performance (for UED) or
Axe Hopper

Armors

We include Bazelgeuse Helm and this way the charge blade build gets Artillery Lv 3

ItemSkills
Bazelgeuse HelmBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (123)Artillery Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (124)Guard Lv 1
Vaik Mail S-
Bazelgeuse BracesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (127)Load Shells Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (128)Guard Up Lv 1
Anjanath Coil SBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (130)Attack Boost Lv 2
Bazelgeuse GreavesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (132)Artillery Lv 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (133)Guard Lv 1

Talismans and Decorations

Talisman skills + slotsDecorationsNotes
Attack Boost 2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (134)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (135)Attack Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (136)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (137)Sharp Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (138)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (139)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
This is a truly powerful option enabling us to have Attack Boost Lv6 in total. This way phial damage will be extremely high
Any skill
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (140)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (141)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (142)Attack Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (143)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (144)Sharp Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (145)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (146)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
The optimal all-around option
Weakness Exploit 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (147)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (148)Attack Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (149)Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (150)Sharp Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (151)Magazine Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (152)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
The budget option of this charge blade build. The Sharp Jewel 2 allows to safely utilize the white sharpness for 60 seconds.

Endgame: High Rank 100+ (patch 3.0)

For non-Dragonheart builds, you can check the previous sections. They still hold well and you do not need to be masoch*st with yourself for 80% health:

  • HR 8-40
  • HR 40-99

Dragonheart build Spinning Axe

This build works the best with Spinning Axe mode. Unfortunately for effective AED spam, you would need a large decoration investment into Magazine and Artillery

Weapons

WeaponRampage SkillsSwitch Skills
Scream in the NightAttack Boost IIIAny skill

Armors

With the Valstrax armors unlocked you will be able to make some scary builds. Concentrating purely on offense

ItemSkills
Valstrax HelmBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (155)Dragonheart Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (156)Weakness Exploit Lv 1
Valstrax Mail
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (158)Dragonheart Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (159)Resuscitate Lv 2
Valstrax BracesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (161)Dragonheart Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (162)Weakness Exploit Lv 2
Valstrax Coil
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (164)Dragonheart Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (165)Resuscitate Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (166)Resentment Lv 2
Valstrax GreavesBest Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (168)Dragonheart Lv 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (169)Resentment Lv 1

Decorations

Because Spinning Axe mode tears through sharpness, you need ways to mitigate this. Two of the alternatives are Master's Touch and Protective Polish skills.

You also want to use Critical Jewel 2. It scales the damage better for Scream in The Night. You can check the our calculator

Talisman skills + slotsDecorationsNotes
Attack Boost 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (170)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (171)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (172)Critical Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (173)Expert Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (174)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (175)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Attack Boost talisman option.
Critical Boost 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (176)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (177)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (178)Critical Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (179)Attack Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (180)Expert Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (181)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (182)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
This is another great option.
Critical Eye 1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (183)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (184)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (185)Critical Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (186)Attack Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (187)Expert Jewel 2 x1
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (188)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (189)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Now you can add additional Attack Jewel 2 for a significant boost to Effective Raw on this charge blade build
Any skill
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (190)Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (191)
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (192)Critical Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (193)Expert Jewel 2 x2
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (194)Mastery Jewel 2 x3
Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (195)Grinder Jewel 1 x3
Although you would think that having Attack Jewel 2 would be great. However, having Expert Jewel 2 gives a little more effective raw and more white sharpness

Conclusion

Hope these builds will help you through Monster Hunter Rise. I will try to keep them updated as new patches are introduced.

Have in mind that Monster Hunter Rise is where you try to excel, improve and find better ways to become a hunter.

So if you have suggestions for the builds feel free to leave them down below in the comments!

Best Charge Blade builds: Progression and Endgame (2024)

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