Monster Hunter Rise is continuing its weapon showcases with a pair that might not sound all too similar at first, but definitely have some common ground. Enter the Sword & Shield and the Hammer.
 


 
Both weapons are quick, and offer blunt damage to stun monsters. Based on these video clips they both have new ways to take to the air and spin their way to a clean carve. Their Skillbind Attacks are straightforward, but definitely look like powerful tools.

Of course, they’ve got their differences. Sword & Shield makes for a solid starting weapon thanks to its versatility and ease of use when it comes to items. Hammer instead takes some getting used to to make the most of its skull-splitting impacts, rewarding well timed Big Bang Combos with monster migraines for days.

Whichever weapon you rely on most, look forward to (re)learning their ins and outs in Monster Hunter
 

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