Monster Hunter Rise: Best Unique Weapons

Monster Hunter Rise: Best Unique Weapons

Monster Hunter Rise has some of the best monster hunting action seen in the series largely due to the sheer number of weapons available to the player, and really cute dogs. From gargantuan Gunlances to humongous Hunting Horns, there are so many wonderful weapons to choose from.
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However, while there is a plethora of swords, shields and everything in-between that fit snugly into the game’s monster-filled universe, there are a few unique weapons that stand out amongst the rest. From teddy bears to parasols, these weapons may not look conventional, but they still absolutely pack a punch.

10 The Petal Cloud

a midshot of a masked character wielding the Petal Cloud Great Sword against a backdrop of cherry blossom trees

While the beautiful art form of origami may not seem like the most suitable or deadliest way of constructing an ax, the Petal Cloud Switchaxe perhaps proves that weapons can come in all shapes and sizes.
The Petal Cloud is a gorgeous Switchaxe made quite literally from paper. Regardless of whether that paper is magic or merely giving Popo’s a nasty paper cut, wielding the Petal Cloud is one of the most stylish and elegant things you can do in Monster Hunter Rise.


9 Sleepy Bear

a screenshot of a player character running through water wielding the Sleepy Bear hammer with a minimap in the bottom left and a fallen monster in the distance

When you think of intimidating weapons, the first thing that comes to mind is undoubtedly a teddy bear. Right? The Sleepy Bear is an unassuming hammer that will really whack any monster off its feet and send it flying sky-high.
While it is almost certainly one of the more unconventional designs, the Sleepy Bear does show the game’s willingness to get a little creative and, let’s be honest, weird. Bringing your Palamutes and Palicos into battle is certainly cute and a great way to include a buddy or two, but bringing your teddy bear with you is definitely the next level.

8 Dragonslayer Parasol

a wide angle shot of the player character wielding the Dragonslayer Parasol with a busy market and distant bridge in the background

It can get awfully sunny in and around the village of Kamura Village, so it’s advised you bring a parasol with you at all times. Worried you won’t have enough space for both a parasol and unreasonably large weapons in your endless backpack? Fear not, as the Dragonslayer Parasol seeks to combine the two together.
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With this Great Sword you can simultaneously keep out of the sun and bash the heads of mindless monsters. This is easily one of the most unique weapons in the game not only because it breaks the mold, but because of its endless style and practicality.

7 Raging Claws

a mid shot of a Palico flying through the air with its eyes closed and mouth open

If you’ve ever wondered how it feels to be a cat – or perhaps more aptly a Palico – then look no further than the Dual Swords, Raging Claws. Of course, as is an undisputed fact, cats’ claws are far sharper than any sword, so wielding this into battle is a surefire way of getting the upper claw.
There is a lot that doesn’t make sense in Monster Hunter Rise, but perhaps using cat claws to scrape through each monster encounter is a little out there. Fortunately, they look pretty cool and do offer a rather decent amount of damage.

6 Perfected Dango

a wide angle shot holding of two Palicos and the Dango chef Yomogi colourful Dangos with a village in the background

Dango is a delicious delicacy that tastes as fantastic as it looks. There are numerous types of colorful and mouthwatering dumplings in Monster Hunter Rise, which you can order and have prepared for you by cats.
So, of course, it makes sense that you’d make a weapon out of these multicolored dumplings with which to hit monsters. If you can get past the logic-defining super-dumplings for a second, then the Perfected Dango truly does live up to its name. It’s a colorful, unique, and certainly tasty snack/weapon that only makes the Monster Hunter universe that much more charming.

5 Gargwa Hammer

a midshot of the colourful feathered egg hammer, the Gargwa Hammer, against a black backdrop

Gargwa are generally quite docile creatures that will only attack you if you threaten them. They’re especially likely to get angry if you do that with a Gargwa Hammer, also known as a giant stick with a Gargwa egg on the end.
Wielding a Hammer crafted from the egg of a Gargwa is undeniably a lot of fun. However, it begs the question of just how sturdy is an egg hammer? Is it liable to crack open at any minute? Should you have a frying pan on you at all times just in case? Or, do you just give in to the fact that the universe you’re in is a little weird and accept that an egg is a more than suitable replacement for steel? Either way, it’s a beautiful weapon.

4 Jack-O’-Lantern King

a midshot of the Jack-O'-Lantern King Hammer from Monster Hunter Rise against a black background

Following the trend of food-themed weaponry in Monster Hunter Rise, the Jack-O’-Lantern King Hammer offers players a carved out pumpkin wearing a crown on top of an ornate shaft.
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Whether you’re a fan of pumpkin pie, soup or seeds, or perhaps just enjoy the Halloween theme, the Jack-O’-Lantern King Hammer has got your pumpkin needs covered. If its spooky face isn’t enough to instill fear in the hearts of your enemies, then perhaps the gross remaining pulp from within the pumpkin will scare them off.

3 Mighty Cornpopper

a menu detailing the requirements to craft the Mighty Cornpopper Gunlance

If the dozens of other food-related weapons in Monster Hunter Rise didn’t satiate your hunger, then the Mighty Cornpopper surely will. It is easily one of the best Gunlances in the game as it offers you a cob of corn that shoots explosive shells and a straw hat for a shield.
The farm theme may seem slightly out of place for a game about hunting monsters, but frankly, if you’re still questioning these wonderfully weird weapons now then perhaps they’re not for you.

2 Classy Fragrance

the Classy Fragrance lance against a black background with the Monster Hunter Rise logo in the bottom right

In the same vein as the Mighty Cornpopper, the Classy Fragrance Lance offers players a distinctly different spear and shield. Whereas the Cornpopper chose the ever-popular food route for its theme, the Classy Fragrance is instead modeled after a flower.
The long, thin and rather sharp flower bud is as colorful and vibrant as it is deadly, and the blossomed flower shield offers plenty of protection despite being, you know, a flower.

1 Watchdog’s Howl

Hunter Riding On Palamute Through Bamboo Forest

If you’ve ever thought to yourself that it would be cool to shoot ammunition out of a wooden Palamute, then you’re weirdly in luck as the Watchdog’s Howl offers you just that. Modeled after a Palamute, this Bowgun is as adorable as it is deadly.
Everything about this weapon is fantastically creative, from its apt name to its clever and colorful design. While there are so many great unique weapons in Monster Hunter Rise, the Watchdog’s Howl is easily the best one.
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