Monster Hunter Rise: Best armor

With so much armor it sets in Monster Hunter RiseIt’s hard to find exactly that best armor Pieces to wear on your trip. Hunting monsters can be done with any equipment in the game. However, in order to hunt efficiently, you need the best that Rise has to offer. Below we take a look at such pieces of equipment and why some certain items shine so brightly compared to others.

Best armor pieces in Monster Hunter Rise

While there isn’t a clear winner in terms of the ‘best’ armor in the world of Monster Hunter in general, there are some specific pieces of armor that will work well in any situation and will go with almost any type of build that you have for your build want to set up hunters. There are hundreds of different builds that make the whole process really subjective. However, treat the following listings as suggestions or even a stepping stone to work around them and develop an interesting setup.

Skalda S / Spio Elytra S.

  • Armor Type: waist
  • Competencies
  • Key: None

Quite possibly the only piece here that is “Best in Slot” as many gamers call it, as there is literally no competition on how useful it is. Weakness Exploit is a skill that is in demand for pretty much every build in the game, and also for every weapon. With two points straight away, this waistline is a breeze for any offensive setup. With a talisman with weakness exploit, even at LV1, you can get the most out of one of its most important skills with just two parts.

Golden Hakama

  • Armor Type: Feet
  • Competencies
    • Critical Boost LV2
    • Latent Power LV1
  • Key: 2

Golden Hakama is another contender for “Best in Slot” in the “Feet” category. It’s just amazing with the infamous Critical Boost ability on LV2 and two decoration slots. Like Weakness Exploit, Critical Boost is a must have for any offensive build. That’s why this gear is so important and easy to incorporate into many builds.

Rathalos braces p.

  • Armor Type: Gloves
  • Competencies
  • Key: 1

Attack Boost is a very helpful and important skill, and Rathalos Braces S has two levels that can easily be combined with Anjanath Coil S to get Attack Boost LV4 instantly. This is enough to make the most of this ability. Most notable, however, is the Rathalos Braces S LV2 decoration slot, which is extremely important for inserting very good decorations. An alternative to these braces are the Anjanath Vambraces S, but they only have a single LV1 slot, which is a pretty big drawback.

Anjanath Coil S.

  • Armor Type: waist
  • Competencies
  • Key: 3

Attack Boost LV2 and 3 Deco slots, one of which is an LV2 slot, make Anjanath Coil S an excellent choice for anyone who doesn’t want to use the Skalda S / Spio Elytra S. Along with Rathalos Braces S, they hit the sweet spot of Attack Boost LV4 very easily and with so many decoration slots you have literally dozen of options to further improve your setup.

Parallel bars greaves p.

  • Armor Type: Feet
  • Competencies
    • Attack Boost LV2
    • Critical Eye LV2
  • Key: 1

There’s no reason not to have this armor outfitted if your first time traversing the dangers of high-level quests. You can make or buy it very early on in the HR department, which makes it a solid choice for any build, even for more advanced setups.

Hunter Mail S.

  • Armor Type: chest
  • Competencies
    • Attack Boost LV1
    • Craft LV1
  • Key: 1

Hunter Mail S is easily overlooked as you make it early if you join the human resources department. It makes a great piece of armor because of its invaluable craftsmanship. It is currently the only equipment that has this capability.

Mighty bow feather

  • Armor Type: head
  • Competencies
  • Key: None

It can be completely useless for melee builds, but it is a mandatory tool for Bow users even without a single decoration slot. Bow Charge Plus is just too good to last.

Remobra suit S.

  • Armor Type: chest
  • Competencies
  • Key: 2

Remobra Suit S, another piece of armor with the important Critical Boost ability, can either be equipped with Golden Hakama to maximize the specific skill, or used as an alternative to the skill at LV1 if Golden Hakama is not an option.

Zinogre Helm S and Zinogre Mail S.

  • Armor Type: Head / chest
  • Competencies (both have the same thing)
    • Latent Power LV1
    • Weakness exploit LV1
  • Key: 1 (both have the same)

The reason these are listed together is because they literally have the same skills and decoration slots and serve the same purpose. You can wear either one to complete the Vulnerability Exploit skill, or you can even wear them together to get to LV2 just like that, and combine a Vulnerability Exploit LV1 talisman to get the most out of it. Both are great fillers and most likely the earliest way to get access to this important skill.

There are a ton more items that can be considered the best pieces of armor in Monster Hunter Rise depending on what you’re looking for. However, all of the above items are simply more efficient than others and offer a great deal of versatility and ease in accessing some very powerful skills. Currently, there isn’t a single top endgame build that doesn’t include at least one of the elements mentioned here, making them the top tier in their field. Good luck growing the materials needed for these items!

Monster Hunter Rise is available on the Nintendo Switch. For more guides on the game, check out our extensive list here.

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