Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak Dual Blade progression guide

Here's a Dual Blades progression guide for Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak!

There are many weapons for each weapon class in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak, as well as a plethora of armor, each with different skills. Ultimately, feeling confused and bewildered about crafting is understandable. Should you wait until you start fighting higher Master-Ranked monsters to get better weapons, or should you make everything and hope for the best? Use this Dual Blade progression guide to help you advance through the Master Ranks of the MHR Sunbreak expansion and prepare for all that comes your way.

Dual Blade progression sets for MHR Sunbreak

When you enter Sunbreak, your High-Rank weapons and armor can get you through the first few Master Rank ranks but with general hardship, so upgrading as soon as possible is advisable. Monster's health and damage quickly skyrocket from manageable to potentially fainting in a few blows. You do not need to have the best Dual Blade sets, such as a full Dragonheart Valstrax set, before entering Sunbreak. Yet it's recommended to acquire high-end game equipment beforehand and have five sets, one for each element.

Like entering High Rank from Low Rank, all Master Rank equipment is superior to its High Rank counterparts. So it's advised to aim for this specific armor set and five different Dual Blades to slay monsters and get through the ranks quickly.

For each progression set, you need a Talisman with two-level two Decoration slots. These allow you to insert a level two Decoration in each slot. It may take a while to get the skills you want, plus these two slots. But overall, it's better to have the slots than the skills you want.

Thanks to Pilgrim#2092 and T3h Phish#5878 for this information.

Master Rank 1 to Master Rank 3 Dual Blade progression set for Sunbreak

MR 1 to MR 3 Dual Blade Weapons

Here are the monsters you'll be fighting to get these weapons. But most of these you can get from gathering.

EquipmentElementalTreeMaterials
Infernal Fury NovaFireFire TreeEltalite Ore x4
Monster Toughbone x2
Firecell Stone x2
Mud SlicersWaterAlumdron TreeAlmudron Cortex x4
Almudron Shard x6
Pure Golden Sludge x3
Dragonbone Artifact x1
Final ChainsawsThunderThunder TreeCenturia Ore x3
Solid Bone x2
MR Bone x12 Points.
Bloom Snow ClawsIceAuroacanth TreeAuroracanth Fin x5
Barioth Lash x2
Cryo Sac x4
Dragonbone Artifact x1
Ro Waga+DragonAelucanth TreeSplit-Jaw Buttlefy x2
Chipped Oldbone x2
Monster Essence x3
Hornetaur Cortex x2

MR 1 to MR 3 Dual Blade Armor

This armor set focuses on landing critical hits and raising attack power. It has the Decoration slots to allow you to add some other skills that will boost the damage of your critical hits. Some of this armor you won't get until Master Rank 3 but craft the equipment you can.

Here are the monsters you'll be fighting to get to craft this armor. But most of these you can get from gathering.

EquipmentMaterialsSkills
Ingot Helm XPurecrystal x1
Meldspar Ore x1
Frocium x1
Kestodon Husk x2
Windproof x1
Attack Boost x2
Rhopessa Thorax X /
Aelucanth Thorax X
Split-Jaw Buttlefly x2
Giant Monster Bone x2
Rathian Cortex x2
Rachnoid Mesmersilk x2
Critical Element x1
Critical Eye x3
Dragon Attack x1
Ceanataur BracesCeanataur Hardclaw x2
Ceanataur Cortex x2
Meldspar Ore x2
Giant Monster Bone x2
Grinder (S) x1
Peak Performance x1
Critical Eye x2
Pierce Up x1
Anjanath Coil XAnjanath Fur x4
Anjanath Shard x2
Monster Toughbone x2
Anjanath Mantle x1
Attack Boost x2
Ingot Greaves XPurecrystal x1
Meldspar Ore x1
Sapphiron Ore x1
Monster Toughbone x2
Attack Boost x2
Critical Eye x2

MR 1 to MR 3 Dual Blade Decorations

Decorations are something you should aim to get over some time, as these require some of the rarest materials to find from a monster.

You need five loadouts of the same armor, each with a different element attack decoration, as Dual Blade is an element-focused weapon.

  • Critical Jewel
    • Critical Boost Decoration
      • Unlocks—You need to defeat an Apex Rathalos and loot an Apex Blaze Sac.
DecorationsEffect /
Slot Level
Materials
Critical Jewel
Critical Boost x2
Increases the damage of critical hits
Slot Level 2
Lazurite Jewel x5
Apex Blaze Sac x2
Magnamalo Horn + x2
Almudron Plate x1
Tenderizer Jewel
Weakness Exploit x3
Increases the affinity of attacks that
exploit a monster weak spot.
Slot Level 2
Lazurite Jewel x5
Rakna-Kadaki Spike x3
Almudron Claw + x3
Narga Medulla x1
Grinder Jewel
Speed Sharpening x2
Speeds up weapon sharpening
when using a whetstone.
Slow Level 1
Aquaglow Jewel x2
Rath Wingtalon + x2
Great Izuchi Tail + x1
Element Attack x5
Blaze Jewel
Steam Jewel
Bolt Jewel
Frost Jewel
Dragon Jewel
Increases element attack power.
Slot Level 1
Fire AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Rathian Scale + x2
Inferno Sac x1
Water AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Jyuratodus Carapace x2
Torrent Sac x1
Thunder AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Pearl Hide x2
Thunder Sac x1
Ice AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Lagombi Pelt + x2
Great Baggi Claw + x2
Dragon AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Rathian Carapace x2
Dragonbone Relic x1

Master Rank 4 to Master Rank 5 Dual Blade progression set for Sunbreak

MR 4 to MR 5 Dual Blade Weapons

As you enter Master Rank 4 quests and beyond, you'll again be upgrading some of your old High Rank weaponry as you start seeing familiar faces in Master Rank.

Related: Seregios weaknesses, resistances, & drops – MHR Sunbreak

Here are the monsters you'll be carving to get these weapons.

EquipmentElementalTreeMaterials
Magma SlicersFireMagmadron TreeMagmadron Cortex x5
Magmadron Tail x2
Large Magmadron Fin x3
Ultimas Crystal x1
Mud Slicers+WaterAlmudron TreeAlmudron Mantle ×1
Large Elder Dragon Bone ×3
Despot's BlitzThunderZinogre TreeZinogre Hardhorn x6
Zinogre Hardclaw x4
Zinogre Electrofur + x6
Zinogre Skymerald x1
Bloom Snow Claws+IceAuroacanth TreeLarge Elder Dragon Bone x2
Auroracanth Iceclaw x2
Large Wyvern Gem x1
MR Aurora Somnacanth x8 Points.
Les ApotresDragonMagala TreeS. Magala Purifier x3
Gore Magala Mantle x1
MR Gore Magala x10 Points.

MR 4 to MR 5 Dual Blade Armor

This armor set focuses on getting the skills Critical Element, Critical Boost, and Chain Crit. All these are essential for a fantastic Dual Blades build.

Here are the monsters you'll be carving to get to craft this armor.

EquipmentMaterialsSkills
Astalos HelmHeavy Astalos Crest + x1
Astalos Shard x5
Purecrystal x1
Monster Essence x3
Chain Crit x1
Stun Resistance x2
Rhopessa Thorax X /
Aelucanth Thorax X
Split-Jaw Buttlefly x2
Giant Monster Bone x2
Rathian Cortex x2
Rachnoid Mesmersilk x2
Critical Element x1
Critical Eye x3
Dragon Attack x1
Rathalos Braces XRathalos Shard x1
Rath Wingripper x1
Conflagrant Sac x3
Uroktor Shard x2
Attack Boost x2
Earplugs x1
Rathalos Coil XRathalos Shard x4
Rathalos Cortex x1
Rathalos Fellwing x2
Rathalos Mantle x1
Attack Boost x2
Windproof x3
Critical Boost x1
Ingot Greaves XPurecrystal x1
Meldspar Ore x1
Sapphiron Ore x1
Monster Toughbone x2
Attack Boost x2
Critical Eye x2

MR 4 to MR 5 Dual Blade Decorations

Your decorations are mostly the same, but you're getting rid of Speed Sharpening for Critical Element. This is because of a new Switch Skill move called Ironshine Silk, which restores sharpness when I-frames (invincibility frames) occur. When partnered with Demon Flight, it's a perfect combination, as you'll rarely have to use your whetstone again.

DecorationsEffect /
Slot Level
Materials

Crit Element
Critical Element x1
Increases elemental damage
(fire, water, thunder, ice, dragon)
when landing critical hits.
Slot Level 2
Bloodrun Jewel x4
Elder Dragon Blood x2
Block of Ice + x2
Tobi-Kadachi Electrode + x1
Tenderizer Jewel
Weakness Exploit x3
Increases the affinity of attacks that
exploit a monster weak spot.
Slot Level 2
Lazurite Jewel x5
Rakna-Kadaki Spike x3
Almudron Claw + x3
Narga Medulla x1
Critical Element
Critical Boost x2
Increases the damage of critical hits
Slot Level 2
Lazurite Jewel x5
Apex Blaze Sac x2
Magnamalo Horn + x2
Almudron Plate x1
Element Attack x5
Blaze Jewel
Steam Jewel
Bolt Jewel
Frost Jewel
Dragon Jewel
Increases element attack power.
Slot Level 1
Fire AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Rathian Scale + x2
Inferno Sac x1
Water AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Jyuratodus Carapace x2
Torrent Sac x1
Thunder AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Pearl Hide x2
Thunder Sac x1
Ice AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Lagombi Pelt + x2
Great Baggi Claw + x2
Dragon AttackAquaglow Jewel x2
Rathian Carapace x2
Dragonbone Relic x1

Master Rank Endgame Dual Blade progression sets for Sunbreak

Now, this is where things start getting interesting, as every elemental weapon has its own set of armor. There is no one armor for all five elements like it was in Master Rank 1 to 5. Each loadout will have a few uniform pieces, which make things easier.

These armor sets focus on boosting the damage of critical hits but also have the new skill Chain Crit, which increases damage with consecutive hits.

Related: How to increase Master Rank & Master Rank Cap in MHR Sunbreak

Fire element endgame set for Sunbreak

Are you ready to burn your foes to a crisp? Oddly enough, the best flame blades out there are from Magma Almudron. Not from Rathalos this time!

 Equipment 
Magma Shredders
Kaiser Crown X
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Boost LV 1
Archfiend Armor Baulo
Weakness Exploit LV 1
Resentment LV 1
Chain Crit LV 1
Kaiser Vambraces X
Teostra Blessing LV 1
Critical Eye LV 1
Critical Boost LV 1
Archfiend Armor Ura
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Chain Crit LV 2
Kadachi Greaves
Constitution LV 1
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Element LV 1
Skill Set
Critical Eye LV 6
Chain Crit LV 3
Critical Boost LV 2
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Resentment LV 1
Constitution LV 1
Teostra Blessing LV 1
Critical Element LV 1
Decorations Needed
Attack Boost Jewel x2
Crit Elemental Jewel+ x2
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x5
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1

Water element endgame set for Sunbreak

Mizutsune's crown has been cast asunder and placed on the tail of Almudron, who now has the best water Dual Blades in Sunbreak.

 Equipment 
Mud Shredders
Kaiser Crown X
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Boost LV 1
Archfiend Armor Baulo
Weakness Exploit LV 1
Resentment LV 1
Chain Crit LV 1
Malzeno Vambraces X
Wirebug Whisperer LV 1
Attack Boost LV 2
Blight Resistance LV 1
Archfiend Armor Ura
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Chain Crit LV 2
Kadachi Greaves
Constitution LV 1
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Element LV 1
Skill Set
Critical Eye LV 5
Chain Crit LV 3
Attack Boost LV 2
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Resentment LV 1
Constitution LV 1
Critical Boost LV 1
Wirebug Whisperer LV 1
Blight Resistance LV 1
Critical Element LV 1
Decorations Needed
Attack Boost Jewel x2
Crit Elemental Jewel+ x2
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Blaze Jewel 1 x5
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1

Thunder element endgame set for Sunbreak

Here comes the thunder Narwa, the Allmother reigns supreme! Even though Astalos is the newcomer, the green thunder cannot bring down one of the final bosses in the base game. Narwa was already tough as nails, so prepare for a harder fight in Master Rank.

 Equipment 
Double Discharge
Kaiser Crown X
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Boost LV 1
Archfiend Armor Baulo
Weakness Exploit LV 1
Resentment LV 1
Chain Crit LV 1
Divine Ire Kote
Furious LV 1
Critical Eye LV 2
Rathalos Coil
Attack Boost LV 2
Windproof LV 3
Critical Boost LV 1
Ingot Greaves X
Attack Boost LV 2
Critical Eye LV 2
Skill Set
Critical Eye LV 7
Attack Boost LV 4
Windproof LV 3
Critical Boost LV 2
Resentment LV 1
Weakness Exploit LV 1
Chain Crit LV 1
Furious LV 1
Decorations Needed
Crit Elemental Jewel+ x2
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Bolt Jewel 1 x5
Handicraft x2
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2

Ice element endgame set for Sunbreak

Ice to see you! Kushala Daora takes on Goss Harag for the icy throne and wins. With these aesthetically pleasing Dual Blades on your back, all monsters will quake in fear.

 Equipment 
Daora's Ventus
Lunagaron Helm
Critical Eye LV 2
Wirebug Whisperer LV 1
Aelucanth Thorax X
Critical Element x1
Critical Eye x3
Dragon Attack x1
Utsushi True Braces
Evade Window LV 1
Wirebug Whisperer LV 1
Attack Boost LV 2
Archfiend Armor Ura
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Chain Crit LV 2
Ingot Greaves X
Attack Boost LV 2
Critical Eye LV 2
Skill Set
Critical Eye LV 7
Attack Boost LV 4
Wirebug Whisperer LV 2
Chain Crit LV 2
Dragon Attack LV 1
Evade Window LV 1
Critical Element LV 1
Weakness Exploit LV 1
Decorations Needed
Crit Elemental Jewel+ x2
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x2
Frost Jewel 1 x5
Handicraft Jewel 3 x1

Dragon element endgame set for Sunbreak

Crimson Glow Valstrax once again returns to be the best Dragon Dual Blade weapon.

 Equipment 
Crimson Twinwing
Kaiser Crown X
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Boost LV 1
Archfiend Armor Baulo
Weakness Exploit LV 1
Resentment LV 1
Chain Crit LV 1
Utsushi True Braces
Evade Window LV 1
Wirebug Whisperer LV 1
Attack Boost LV 2
Archfiend Armor Ura
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Chain Crit LV 2
Kadachi Greaves
Constitution LV 1
Critical Eye LV 3
Critical Element LV 1
Skill Set
Critical Eye LV 5
Chain Crit LV 3
Attack Boost LV 2
Weakness Exploit LV 2
Resentment LV 1
Evade Window LV 1
Constitution LV 1
Critical Boost LV 1
Wirebug Whisperer LV 1
Critical Element LV 1
Decorations Needed
Crit Elemental Jewel+4 x1
Critical Jewel 2 x1
Tenderizer Jewel 2 x1
Dragon Jewel 1 x5
Attack Jewel 2 x2
Expert Jewel 2 x2

And there we have it, the progression guide for Dual Blades for the entirety of Sunbreak. These may change upon new monsters coming in the future to Sunbreak, but up until then. You'll be saying monsters with ease in Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak.

Pro Game Guides has you covered with more Monster Hunter Rise Sunbreak guides, such as Scorned Magnamalo weaknesses, resistances, & drops – MHR Sunbreak.

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