Long swords are one of the most powerful weapons in Sunbreak. Their amazing look and sharpness can encounter enemies. If you are in the early game, the black katana MK1 is going to be the best option for your long sword build. It is the strongest long sword in Sunbreak with great end-game upgradeability.
In this guide, we will show you the Best Early Game Long Sword Build in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak!
Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak: Best Early Game Long Sword Build
This long sword can be crafted right at the beginning of the game, once you reach Elgato, and you don’t need any charm to make it work.
Our best Long Sword for you is the Black Katana MK1, which is huge and looks stunning. It is an old school hornet horror long sword from Freedom Unite.
To craft this amazing katana, you will need only 300 tower razor wings, 300 tara cortex, 100 torque heads, and one Dragonborn artifact. The Dragonborn artifact can only be gathered from the Bone Piles in the Flooded Forest, Lava Caverns, or Citadel which can be unlocked at master rank 2.
Actually, there is one way that will allow you to get the black katana at the beginning after you reach Elgato, and that is by upgrading from the Nash Katana, instead of crafting the Black Katana from scratch.
For this method, you will need only a monster essence, instead of Dragonborn artifact.
The new feature in Sunbreak is Rampage decorations. Spirit Bird dual one is the best recommendation for slotting into the single rampage slot in the Black Katana.
For this you simply need a Lazurite Jewel from the higher rank and any mastering bones. This is the most useful skill for a longsword. It comes with a quick shield 3, which is the most important skill for long sword and sun brick because of both special sheath and sacred sheath two very frequently used switch skills.
Critical Eye Level 7 and Weakness Exploit Level 3 will give you 95% affinity on weak points, attacks and handicraft level 2 can still be upgraded with any charm that you personally have, which will give you a little extra damage and sharpness.
Also, it is good to know that the Elemental Long Swords are fantastic in Sunbreak, but the only problem is that at the beginning of the game is very difficult to obtain elemental builds as you need a wider variety of equipment and skills to optimize your damage.
Because of that we highly recommend starting out with the Black Katana, a completely versatile Longsword that can be used against every monster in Sunbreak.