Wirebug moves and how they work in Monster Hunter Rise

Dive into action with the Wirebug.

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The Wirebug is a tool added to your hunting arsenal in Monster Hunter Rise. It’ll be a useful instrument in not only traversing the environment but to help you take down worthy prey all over Kamura Village.

It’s important to note that whenever you want to use your Wirebug, you need to use a Wirebug charge. You can’t perform any attack or movement if you do not have a Wirebug charge available. These charges recover over time, at a relatively quick rate, so don’t have to worry about finding yourself isolated on the side of a mountain. You have to press the ZL button on your Nintendo Switch to activate it.

When you want to use your Wirebug along with a weapon attack, you can do so by pressing the ZL button and then hitting your attack. The attack you perform will vary based on if it is sheathed or drawn.

Sheathed Weapon Wirebug abilities

If you want to do the Wirebug dash forward, you can do so by pressing ZL and the A button at the same time while your weapon is drawn.

For those who want to go at more of a vertical angle, you can perform a vertical dash by hitting ZL and the X button. Both of these moves make it easier to maneuver around a foe or gain an aerial advantage against them.

To use a more precise movement, you can hit ZL and the ZR button to fire a Wirebug in the direction your reticule is pointed.

While you are in the middle of the air, you can hit A to fire a Wirebug to hold you in the air, allowing your hunter to halt and hang off a floating Wirebug. Use your left stick and hit the B button to move in a certain direction while hanging in the air to reposition yourself.

You can use these movement abilities back to back with your Wirebug while you have multiple Wirebug charges.

While battling a monster, you can hit ZL and the B button when you fall to the ground to pick yourself off the ground. This helps prevent a monster from running you over during an encounter and regain any lost ground.

When facing a wall, you can use the Wirebug to perform a wall run. You need to hit ZL and the X button while facing a wall, and when your hunter hits the wall, use the A button to run up the rest of the way. Running on a wall eats up your stamina, and you will fall if you do not have enough. You can use a wall run outside and during combat, and your hunter can utilize specific attacks with their weapon while wall running.

Drawn Weapon Wirebug abilities

When you have your weapon drawn, you can still use your Wirebug abilities, and you can perform attacks to make them even more deadly. When you combine your weapon and your Wirebug, you are performing silk bite attacks.

To utilize a silk bite attack, make sure your weapon is drawn. From there, while using a melee weapon, you need to hit ZL and the X or A button, depending on the type of weapon you have and the movesets it has.

If you are using a ranged weapon, you can trigger a silk bite attack by holding the R and pressing the X or A button, depending on your weapon’s moveset.

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