Monster Hunter Rise: Best Water Weapons to Attack Elemental Weaknesses

Looking to attack a monster’s water weakness? These are the best water weapons that you need to make the most of the advantage.


You have a huge choice of weapons in Monster Hunter Rise, with each non-Bowgun weapon class offering at least one that’s aligned to the water element.

When it comes to the high-rank hunts, you’ll want to press the advantage of an elemental weakness, with water being particularly effective against great beasts like the Tobi-Kadachi, Basarios, Anjanath, and Aknosom.



On this page, you’ll find all of the best water weapons in Monster Hunter Rise ranked by their water element value.

What are the best water weapons in Monster Hunter Rise?

Below, you can find the best water weapons in MH Rise, with the weapons being sorted by their water element value.

5. Cataclysm Blade

Weapon Type: Great Sword
Upgrade Branch: Royal Ludroth Tree
Upgrade Materials 1: Spongy Hide+ x4
Upgrade Materials 2: Royal Ludroth Claw + x3
Upgrade Materials 3: Royal Ludroth Crest+ x2
Stats: 170 Attack, 35 Water, Green Sharpness

Landing fifth among the best water weapons in Monster Hunter Rise is the Cataclysm Blade, which sports a 35 water rating. It totes the same water value as the best water Hunting Horn in the game, but this Great Sword comes in with a higher attack value at 170.


The Royal Ludroth Tree of the Great Sword upgrades offers decent water element values all the way along the branch, with the best weapon, the Cataclysm Blade, becoming available reasonably early. You will need a lot of high-rank Royal Ludroth materials if you’re to reach this top-ranking water Great Sword.

4. Doom Bringer Axe

Weapon Type: Switch Axe
Upgrade Branch: Almudron Tree
Upgrade Materials 1: Almudron Shell+ x5
Upgrade Materials 2: Golden Sludge x4
Upgrade Materials 3: Almudron Fin+ x2
Upgrade Materials 4: Golden Almudron Orb x1
Stats: 180 Attack, 42 Water, Blue Sharpness, Element Phial

Switch Axes play very smoothly in MH Rise, with several players opting to adopt them in this game. If you’re on a hunt for a monster that’s weak to the water element, the Doom Bringer Axe ranks with the fourth-highest water rating and the best of all in the weapon type.

As will be seen with each of the following best water weapons in Monster Hunter Rise, the Doom Bringer Axe draws heavily from Almudron materials. The new monster to the franchise is the source of this Switch Axe’s power, granting it a strong 180 attack, blue-tier sharpness, and a hefty 42 water rating.

3. Almudron Gunlance II

Weapon Type: Gun Lance
Upgrade Branch: Almudron Tree
Upgrade Materials 1: Almudron Fin+ x4
Upgrade Materials 2: Golden Sludge x4
Upgrade Materials 3: Almudron Scale+ x5
Upgrade Materials 4: Almudron Plate x1
Stats: 160 Attack, 45 Water, Blue Sharpness, Level 4 Shelling

Continuing a trend of drawing top weapons from the Almudron Tree, the Almudron Gunlance II stands as the third-best water weapon in Monster Hunter Rise. While its 160 attack isn’t particularly impressive, the 45 water element rating certainly is – as is the decent chunk of blue sharpness.

The Almudron Gunlance II offers a hefty water rating, but perhaps the main aspect hindering it as a top choice is the weapon type itself. Gun Lances aren’t among the best weapon types in the game, and certainly can’t break into the best weapons for solo hunts, but if you need a water weapon, this Gun Lance is one of the best.

2. Doom Bringer Blade

Weapon Type: Long Sword
Upgrade Branch: Almudron Tree
Upgrade Materials 1: Golden Almudron Orb x1
Upgrade Materials 2: Elder Dragon Bone x3
Stats: 180 Attack, 48 Water, Blue Sharpness

As well as standing among the best Long Swords in the game, the Doom Bringer Blade is also one of the best water weapons in MH Rise. Naturally, the most appealing aspect of this weapon is its massive 48 water element rating, which is only marginally short of the top spot here.

The Doom Bringer Blade is also a top-class weapon outside of the 48 water rating. Long Swords are very easy to use, with this one weighing in with a strong 180 attack rating, as well as a sizeable chunk of blue sharpness. That said, you’ll need to acquire three Elder Dragon Bones to get the upgrade going.

1. Doom Bringer Hammer

Weapon Type: Hammer
Upgrade Branch: Almudron Tree
Upgrade Materials 1: Almudron Shell+ x6
Upgrade Materials 2: Almudron Fin+ x4
Upgrade Materials 3: Golden Almudron Orb x1
Stats: 190 Attack, 51 Water, Blue Sharpness

The Doom Bringer Hammer is the best water weapon in MH Rise for several reasons, with the primary one being that it carries a massive 51 water element rating. It also solidifies the Almudron as the best monster to hunt if you want to craft the highest-rated water weapons.

Its good chunk of blue sharpness and mighty 190 attack makes the Doom Bringer Hammer a very good weapon even when not hunting monsters with a water weakness. Also bolstering the Almudron Tree upgrade as a top pick is the fact that it’s a Hammer, which is always a solid fallback weapon type if you’re against a particularly sturdy beast.

Now you know all of the best water weapons from different weapon types with the highest water element ratings in Monster Hunter Rise.

FAQ

Here’re some quick-fire answers to a few common questions about the best water weapons in MH Rise.

Which is the best monster to farm for water weapon materials in MH Rise?

Almudron. If you’re aiming to upgrade to the best water weapons, you should hunt the Almudron in high-rank quests.

What’s the best water Hunting Horn in MH Rise?

Droth Roar. Found on the Hunting Horn’s Royal Ludroth Tree, down column nine, the Droth Roar boasts a 35 water rating, 160 attack, and a decent selection of melodies.

What’s the best water Bow in MH Rise?

Hail of Mud. Continuing the dominance of Almudron weapons as the best for the water element, Hail of Mud has a 34 water rating and 170 attack.


Ben Chopping

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