[Top 10] Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Best Armor And How To Get Them (2023)

Dressed to kill in what you've killed.

In Monster Hunter there are two things that determine how you play the game; your weapon and your armor. I already wrote about what weapons are the best, now I'm telling you which armor sets are the best. With the large amount of armor in the game, it can be a daunting task to decide what sets have the balance of skills and defenses you need. Just keep in mind not all armors work well with all weapons.

10. Crimson Valstrax – Eclipse Set

MR Crimson Glow Valstrax Solo (GS) [MHR: Sunbreak PC]

When it comes to a good armor set you want to look at skills and slots. The Crimson Valstrax – Eclipse set has value in both of these. It sports three of the high-value level 4 decoration slots and still has wiggle room with more slots. Then the inbuilt skills synergize perfectly. Dragonheart will trigger Resuscitate to combine an attack and defense boost. The biggest problem with this set is that it doesn't work well with elemental builds due to the dragonblight that Dragonheart inflicts. This one comes from hunting an MR Crimson Glow Valstrax.

  • Completely fills out all its skills.
  • Has a powerful exclusive skill in Dragonheart.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Crimson+Valstrax+-+Eclipse

9. Base Commander Set

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In addition to looking absolutely amazing, this set is perfectly stacked for a great sword player. It has good defense and slots that allow you to add anything this set is missing. The skills Charge Master, Punish Draw, Focus, and Quick Sheath lend themselves to the hit-and-run playstyle of the great sword. The Wide Range skill is just a bonus to keep those poor misguided randoms from carting on you. That being said it doesn't carry the same utility for any other weapon. Not that some can't get use out of it, it's just clear where the focus was for this one. Doing Admiral Galleus's follower quest unlock this armor towards the end.

  • Comes with good skills for great sword.
  • Looks awesome (the coat).
  • No elemental weaknesses.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Base+Commander+Set

8. Heavy Knight Set

How to Get Arlow’s Heavy Knight Armor, Royal Gunlance, Royal Hammer in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak

Like the Base Commander set, the Heavy Knight was built with a weapon in mind. What makes it a bit better is that it works with more weapons. The slots are sadly unimpressive, but it comes with skills that are almost essential for the weapons it synergizes with. Things like Guard Up, Guard, and Artillery make it apparent that this is a gunlance-focused armor set. However, any weapon with a shield can benefit from the increased guard strength. Not to mention Quick Sheath and Razor Sharp are valuable to those same kinds of weapons. Unlocking this one involves doing Arlow's follower quest line.

  • Skills are tailored for heavy defense weapons, namely gunlance.
  • No elemental weaknesses.
  • Best looking knight-themed set. (I will die on this hill)

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Heavy+Knight+Set

7. Grand Mizuha Set

MH SUNBREAK (PC) | MR Chameleos HBG 2'23"

On the opposite end from Valstrax is this armor which functions best with a status weapon and arguably a ranged one. While lacking in high-quality slots, it makes up for it with the quantity of slots. The stars of this armor are Foray, Evade Window, and Ballistics/Mind's Eye. Combine this with the boost to poison damage the armor has and it can give a respectable damage increase along with safety. Evade Window practically gives you a souls game roll. This one just needs you to grind out an MR Chameleos, which is a little annoying.

  • Boost poison damage.
  • Has amazing slots spread across the equipment.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Grand+Mizuha+Set

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6. Malzeno Set

MR 5★ Malzeno 3'56 SnS | MH:Rise Sunbreak

Vampires are among the most popular creatures in fiction and this set lets you become one. The slot spread on the armor is great with two level 4 slots as the main course. Yet, like most sets on this list, it's the skills that make this set so great. The combination of Part Breaker, Weakness Exploit, and the exclusive Blood Rite work perfectly together. In addition to the extra drops and staggers that part-breaking rewards, you get extra damage and healing for attacking broken parts. This is a solid base to build off of. As the name suggests you hunt the elder dragon Malzeno to craft this armor.

  • Blood Rite is a powerful exclusive skill.
  • Skills synergize well enhancing each other.
  • Great slots.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Malzeno+Set

5. Kaiser X Set

MHRise: Sunbreak | Teostra Greatsword Solo 4'28"47

It's never really a surprise when critical chance and damage become meta in a game. The Kaiser X set boasts incredible crit chance, boosting it by 30% with the Critical Eye skill. Along with that its Critical Boost skill adds 40% more damage. Topping off this offense armor is Master's Touch which helps preserve sharpness while you land those critical hits. This armor comes from MR Teostra. A tough fight but not one you can't handle.

  • Amazing critical skills.
  • High amount of slots.
  • Strong skill synergy.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Kaiser+X+Set

4. Arc Set

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MHR Sunbreak: Shagaru Magala Switch Axe solo 3'51"56

Another powerful elemental set that can handle a variety of situations. Looking at the slots you can see there are a lot of high-level ones. In fact, all six of its slots are level 2 or higher. The skill that gives this set its strength is Bloodlust, which inflicts frenzy and adds buffs to both states of it. Infected gives attack, evasion, and reduced stamina use; recovering gives extra affinity. This all works with Coalescence and Resuscitate to guarantee that you are always buffed in some way. Critical Element being included just cements this armor's role as an elemental damage set. The tradeoff for all this power is that Bloodlust causes frenzy to drain health. You'll have to be up to hunting a Shagaru Magala in order to craft this armor.

  • Skills synergize well.
  • Exclusive access to Bloodlust skill for a powerful buff.
  • Several high level slots.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Arc+Set

3. Grand Divine Ire Set

MHR Sunbreak: Furious Rajang Switch Axe solo 2'43"32

This set has use across a few possible weapons but is practically screaming about the bow and dual blades. Its slots are good, nothing remarkable. However, Furious is a crazy skill. As you battle you build fury on your red swap scroll and gain more defenses, but when the fury is full it gets busted. You can switch to your blue scroll and have infinite stamina for a limited time. This gives you an unrelenting offense aided by critical chance building skills, ammo/sharpness saving skills, and extra evade distance. Scarier than the strength of this set is the Furious Rajang you have to hunt to craft it.

  • Exclusive Furious skill opens up infinite stamina builds.
  • One of the few armors with Chain Crit.
  • Synergy between both rare skills leads to high damage.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Grand+Divine+Ire+Set

2. Sinister Grudge Set

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High risk, high reward is the name of the game with this armor set. That risk can be mitigated with mastery of the swap skill system but it's never gone. The slots being fantastic shouldn't be a surprise at this point. You should have no problem fitting another high-value skill on here. The skill that this armor builds around is Mail of Hellfire. Depending on your swap scroll it either raises attack and lowers defense, or lowers resistance and raises elemental damage. You can lower this risk through Redirection reducing damage taken mid-swap. Just remember which scroll you’re on and its trade-offs. This one has you in for the long haul as you have to hunt Scorned Magnamalo at MR100 for this armor to be available.

  • Exclusive use of Mail of Hellfire.
  • Strong skill synergy for mitigating risk of Mail of Hellfire.
  • Great slots for customization.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Sinister+Grudge+Set

1. Archfiend Set

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A lot of these sets had one skill that gave them their place on this list. The Archfiend armor has skill so powerful that it practically carried it to number one. That's not to say it doesn't follow the pattern of great slots that most of these armors have fallen into. No, I just want to stress the sheer ridiculousness of Dereliction. It drains your health in exchange for a stat boost based on your swap scroll. Red boost elements and status while blue does attack and stun. On top of that swapping restores some health. The boost can go as high as 35 for attack and 20 for elements. The set also gives you Resentment which boosts attack if you have red recoverable health, which is always with this armor. Appropriately for something this strong it is unlocked by beating the Gaismagormof the story.

  • The strongest exclusive skill, Dereliction.
  • Good slots.
  • Access to Chain Crit for further attack buffs.

Full Details: https://monsterhunterrise.wiki.fextralife.com/Archfiend+Armor+Set


Choosing the best armor sets was a difficult task. While I do believe these are the best full sets, it's guaranteed that you can make something better if you learn how to combine pieces from different sets. Of course, there is no shame in sticking with the effective sets I have laid out for you here. Just play the way you like.

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What is the best looking layered armor in Sunbreak? ›

The Sinister Demon Layered Armor is the best Layered Armor in Monster Hunter Rise. It was introduced with the Sunbreak expansion and is the only Layered Armor in the game that lets players cosplay as a Samurai.

What do I need to prepare for Sunbreak? ›

Specifically, players must beat Thunder Serpent Narwa in a 7-star Gathering Hub Quest titled "Serpent Goddess of Thunder." This means players will need to complete all the Key Low-rank and High-rank quests to unlock the Narwa battle. Beating Narwa is the only prerequisite for starting up the Sunbreak expansion.

Do you need HR 100 for Sunbreak? ›

Starting the Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak DLC expansion is straightforward - all you need to do is get to Hunter Rank (HR) 7 and beat Thunder Serpent Narwa.

Is Alatreon armor better than Safi jiiva? ›

Safi set is for high risk high reward . Ala set offer a lot protection and a bit of offensive power but not as high as safi , but then you probably won't see you get 1 shot either . Alatreon's armour set is like Kushala's armour set. It's only good against him really.

What is the strongest light armor? ›

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Deathbrand Armor is arguably the best armor in the game - certainly if you don't have max-level Smithing and Enchanting skills. It can be found one piece at a time as part of the "Deathbrand" Dragonborn quest.

What is the strongest Monster Hunter? ›

Don't underestimate it — pound for pound, Rajang is generally considered to be the Monster Hunter most powerful monster – and that includes Elder Dragons. Rajang is the only non-Elder monster to prey on Elder Dragons. It seeks out Kirin and eats its horn to power up its lightning abilities.

What Hunter rank should I be for Sunbreak? ›

In order to access the content for Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, you'll need to be Hunter Rank 7 and have completed the Seven Star Urgent Quest: Serpent Goddess of Thunder that's part of the Gathering Hub Key Quests.

Is there master rank layered armor in Sunbreak? ›

Master Rank Layered Armor is locked behind the MR10 Urgent Quest Anomaly Research: Arzuros. Complete that quest and you'll unlock the ability to craft Layered Armor in Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak that looks like Master Rank Armor. This includes Layered armor for your Buddies - the Palico and Palamute.

What armor should I wear against Magnamalo? ›

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This includes the Somnacanth, Barioth, and Rathian gear at the appropriate Village Rank. For Hub Rank, try the Bishaten armor with a weapon of your choosing. (Once again, choosing to unlock the Magnamalo through the Hub quests will be significantly harder and will be much more challenging.)

How many hours is Sunbreak? ›

In what some have labelled DLC, an expansion, or even a cash grab, Sunbreak offers more than 30 hours' worth of gameplay featuring new mechanics, greater challenges, and a bevy of new locales and monsters.

What level should I start Sunbreak? ›

To start Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak, you must have completed the 7-star Hub Quest "Serpent Goddess of Thunder." This quest is the "end" of the Monster Hunter Rise base game story, though there is actually a bit more story in later Hub Quests after the credits roll.

What level is master rank Sunbreak? ›

Completing the story missions will see you reach MR 6, with the Master Rank cap then unlocking. The exact cap isn't known - but with High Rank having a cap of HR 999, as per previous Monster Hunter games, it's likely the same here.

How do I unlock rarity 10 in Sunbreak? ›

Players will need to progress through the main scenario of Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak and defeat MHR Rank 5 boss Elder Dragon Gaismagorm at least once. This will allow basic equipment to be upgraded past Rarity 9 and into the new Rarity 10.

What rank is Valstrax master? ›

This time around, players need to grind up to Master-Rank level 70 to unlock a Master-Rank Valstrax quest. While not as long as the first time, it'll still take some time to gain access to it. However, upon reaching MR 70, players will receive an Urgent Quest to defeat Valstrax once more.

Will Sunbreak have master rank? ›

How to unlock Master Rank Winged Serpent Ibushi in Sunbreak. After beating Gaismagorm, you will be able to raise your Master Rank cap all the way to MR 10. Reach that level to fight an Arzuros suffering from a sickness called the Anomaly.

Does Dragon weaken Alatreon? ›

In Dragon Active mode, Alatreon has a 2-star weakness to Dragon and a 1-star weakness to every other element.

Who could beat Fatalis? ›

If I had to name a monster that could potentially defeat one other then the Fatalis variants then I'd have to say Alatreon or Dire Miralis. Black dragons are the only category that might stand a chance.

What rank is Alatreon master? ›

You'll need a Master Rank of 24 or higher and you have a time limit of 50 minutes to defeat it. You'll be able to find Alatreon in the Secluded Valley and it will always begin in Fire Active mode for this quest.

What is the weakest weapon in Monster Hunter Rise? ›

Lance. Widely considered the most underwhelming weapon in Rise, the Lance got a general buff to most of its attacks.

What is the max monster level? ›

Level cap. In Monster Sanctuary, the maximum level is level 42. When a Monster has reached level 42, it can still gain EXP after battle. Gaining enough EXP will not cause it to level up but instead gives the player Level Badge 42s.

What is the hardest weapon in Monster Hunter? ›

The Charge Blade is the most complex weapon in Monster Hunter World.
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Is there light dragon armor? ›

Dragon armors come in light Dragonscale Armor and heavy Dragonplate Armor varieties. Dragon weapons are added by the Dawnguard add-on, and require that it be installed. Dragon items can be crafted if the player has the Dragon Armor perk, the final perk in Smithing's perk tree.

What is the strongest tank Armour? ›

Challenger 2 is considered one of the best-protected tanks in the world, equipped with second-generation Chobham Armor, a composite matrix of ceramic and metal with superior qualities over typical steel-rolled homogeneous armor.

Is dragon scale the best light armor? ›

The best light armor set in Skyrim is undoubtedly the Dragonscale armor. If the Daedric kind had light armor, it would probably be something better than this one, but unfortunately, light armor wearers will have to make do. This armor can rarely be found in loot, which is why crafting it is usually the better option.

What is the strongest Rathalos? ›

Silver Rathalos has the strongest flames and greatest flying mobility out of all of the known species of Rathalos. Its abilities and strength are considered to be equal to an elder dragon.

What is the best quest to grind Mr Sunbreak? ›

For early on, the best recommended quest to boost your MR in Sunbreak would be the game's final boss, whose name we'll obviously omit for spoiler reasons. This continues on until MR 30, where you'll unlock the quest Unbridled Mayhem.

How can I raise my Mr fast? ›

The key to raising your MR Rank quickly is to look for quests that have multiple monsters in it. These quests have a “health reduction multiplier,” making monsters weaker based on the number of monsters in the quest.

What is Malzeno weakness? ›

Malzeno is weakest to the Dragon element, but is somewhat susceptible to Fire. As for ailments, it's somewhat susceptible to Blast and Iceblight. As you can't inflict Iceblight on your own, use a Beetle, or Wyvern Ride an Ice-element monster like Lunagaron, to take advantage of the weakness.

What is Arzuros weakness? ›

When it comes to attacking, you will want to firstly utilize Fire based weapons, followed shortly by Ice and Thunder based weapons, as these are the Arzuros' biggest weaknesses when it comes to weapons. In terms of Ailments, the Arzuros is susceptible to Poison, Stun, Paralysis, Sleep, Blast, Exhaust, and Fireblight.

Is Xeno jiiva Armour good? ›

The Xeno'jiiva is one of the toughest monsters you will face, but it is well worth the armor that you can craft from its parts. It is strong against water, thunder, and ice, not to mention it has amazing Level 3 active skills such as Flinch Free, Power Prolonger, and Blight Resistance.

What armor is best against Safi jiiva? ›

Tenderizing attacks with the clutch claw are vital because of Safi'jiiva's high damage resistance. Heat guard and blight resistance are handy to have, but any build can be effective. Teostra armor is a good choice because it comes with heat guard and improves both Weakness Exploit and sharpness.

What armor is best for Tigrex? ›

Uragaan Armor

Is Sunbreak bigger than Iceborne? ›

Iceborne, for example, launched with 27 new monsters. In contrast, Sunbreak only has 17 new monsters. That's a huge reduction.

Is Magnamalo the final boss? ›

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Magnamalo is a challenging fight in Monster Hunter Rise, but not an unfair one. It's not even the final boss of the game.

How long does it take to 100% Monster Hunter? ›

When focusing on the main objectives, Monster Hunter: World is about 48 Hours in length. If you're a gamer that strives to see all aspects of the game, you are likely to spend around 402 Hours to obtain 100% completion.

How many monsters does Sunbreak add? ›

Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak includes seven returning monsters, six monster subspecies, and four brand new monsters for a grand total of 17 creatures.

How do you unlock Serpent Goddess of Thunder? ›

How to Unlock Thunder Serpent Narwa. In order to unlock Thunder Serpent Narwa in Monster Hunter Rise, you must complete Gathering Hub Key Quests until you complete required 7-Star Key Quests.

When should I start Sunbreak DLC? ›

Before starting the Sunbreak expansion, you will need to have completed most of the main story in Monster Hunter Rise. You will need to have completed the 7-star Hub Quest "Serpent Goddess of Thunder." There are a couple of quests that have story beats after that, but those don't need to be complete to access Sunbreak.

What master rank is brute Tigrex? ›

To reach level six in the Guiding Lands, and unlock Brute Tigrex in MHW, you must reach Master Rank 69.

What master rank do you have to be to fight Safi jiiva? ›

To unlock the Safi'jiiva siege, you need to have completed the “Across the Lost Path” special assignment (indicated by a purple “!” in Seliana) to hunt a Stygian Zinogre. You also need to be at least Master Rank 24 or higher to be able to enter the siege.

WHAT MR is final boss Sunbreak? ›

That's how you beat Gaismagorm, the final boss in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak. With this beast's demise, you can progress through the post-game Master Ranks at your leisure by hunting down more of the new Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak monsters.

Is layered armor in Sunbreak? ›

Sunbreak Double Deluxe Set. *Layered armor is purely cosmetic and has no effect on stats. Weapon not included. *The Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak Deluxe Kit will be available for separate purchase starting June 30, 2022.

Is Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak difficult? ›

Sunbreak is hard, basically. But not too hard. It throws encounters at you that are substantially more difficult than those found in the base game, but like Rise, it provides a number of fresh accessibility and quality of life features to help you cope with its brand new master rank quests.

What is the max master rank in Sunbreak? ›

Completing the story missions will see you reach MR 6, with the Master Rank cap then unlocking. The exact cap isn't known - but with High Rank having a cap of HR 999, as per previous Monster Hunter games, it's likely the same here.

What rank should I fight Valstrax? ›

This time around, players need to grind up to Master-Rank level 70 to unlock a Master-Rank Valstrax quest. While not as long as the first time, it'll still take some time to gain access to it. However, upon reaching MR 70, players will receive an Urgent Quest to defeat Valstrax once more.

What rank should I fight Alatreon? ›

You'll need a Master Rank of 24 or higher and you have a time limit of 50 minutes to defeat it. You'll be able to find Alatreon in the Secluded Valley and it will always begin in Fire Active mode for this quest. Once you've beaten it once you'll then be able to face it again in event quests.

How long to beat Sunbreak? ›

Piggybacking off the game's success, Capcom has added an expansion titled "Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak" that adds an entirely new story arc to the game, as well as tons of new content to a title that has already been confirmed to pack a lot in, taking an estimated 20-30 hours to beat the main story campaign at a ...

What is the hardest fight in Sunbreak? ›

The standard Nargacuga is one of the toughest fights in the base game of Rise. In Sunbreak, players will get a second helping of this Flying Wyvern with the Lucent Nargacuga. This variant first appeared in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, and is set to be added to Sunbreak via an update in August 2022.

How do you farm outfit vouchers? ›

Outfit Vouchers can only be obtained from completing High Rank 7-Star quests, Rampage and Apex quests at the moment. But note, that they won't be given for every quest so you're best bet is to stick to completing the list of quests that were added as part of the April Update.


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