7+ Best Sword and Shield (SnS) Builds in Monster Hunter Now

Do you want to be the best Sword and Shield (SnS) user in Monster Hunter Now? This guide will show you the best armour and weapon combinations to maximise your SnS potential and dominate the hunt!

Read on to discover powerful builds that will help you defeat any monster!

1. Best Build Armor for Sword and Shield Players MH Now (Before Anjanath)

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This build is ideal for beginners in the early stages of the game. It emphasizes the Critical Eye skill, which increases affinity by 20%.

Here are some armor sets for SNS weapons created from the largest Monsters in Monster Hunter Now.

ArmorGradeSkills
Kulu HeadpieceGrade 2Lock On
Leather MailGrade 2Attack Boost
Girros VambracesGrade 2Sneak Attack
Leather BeltGrade 2Health Boost
Kulu GreavesGrade 2Critical Eye

Optional: You can replace Girros Vambraces with Kulu Vambraces to unlock the Critical Eye skill, which becomes available at Grade 4.

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2. Optional Armor Build for Sword and Shield Players MH Now

best sns mhw now build armor guide
ArmorGradeSkills
Kulu HeadpieceGrade 2Lock On
Leather MailGrade 2Attack Boost
Paolumu Vambraces Concentration
Grade 3 Concentration
Paolumu Coil Grade 3Divine Blessing
Kulu GreavesGrade 2Critical Eye

3. Best Build Armor for Sword and Shield Players MH Now (Mid Game)

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ArmorGradeSkills
Kulu HeadpieceGrade 4Critical Eye
Leather MailGrade 2Attack Boost
Kulu Vambraces Grade 4Critical Eye
Jagras Coil Grade 4Rising Tide
Kulu GreavesGrade 6Critical Eye

4. Best Build Armor for Sword and Shield Players MH Now (End Game)

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ArmorGradeSkills
Kulu HeadpieceGrade 4Critical Eye
Rathalos MailGrade 5Weakness Exploit
Kulu Vambraces Grade 4Critical Eye
Anjanath Coil Grade 6Special Boost
Kulu GreavesGrade 6Critical Eye

5. Best Optional Armor Build for Sword and Shield Players (Offensive Guard)

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ArmorGrade
Radobaan Helm6
Barroth Mail6
Rathian Vambraces6
Diablos Coil6
Radobaan Greaves4

Note: This is a simple Offensive Guard setup called Burst 2 Guard 3 Offensive Guard 3 + Lock-On. You can customize it by using different armor pieces, but this is the basic version.

6. Best Optional Armor Build for Sword and Shield Players (Partbreaker)

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ArmorGrade
Black Diablos Helmet5
Rathalos Mail6
Rathian Vambraces6
Diablos Coil5
Diablos Greaves6

Note: Only use Partbreaker 4. You can obtain 5 if you replace the Rathian Vambraces with Diablos Vambraces, but having Lock-On is crucial for part sniping.

7. Best Sword and Shield Weapons in Monster Hunter Now

Here are some recommendations for SNS weapons in the monster hunter now game:

(Early Game)

Weapon Sword and ShieldsMonstersDescription
Blooming Knife PukeiA recommended sword and shield choice for beginners, capable of delivering raw damage to help defeat large monsters early in the game.
Jagras Edge Great JagrasA worthwhile early upgrade option for effectively combating monsters like Kulu, Girros, Tobi, and Anja.
Lumu Knife PaolumuAn alternative for dealing raw damage without elemental properties.
Aqua Messer JyuratodusA sword and shield type weapon with a more potent Water element, boasting superior statistics compared to the Jagras weapon.

(Mid to End Game)

WeaponMonstersDescription
Thunder EdgeTobi KadachiThe Thunder Edge is the only sword and shield weapon with a lightning element. You can use it to combat monsters weak to electricity.
Glacial Grace LegianaThe Glacial Grace (Legiana) is a weapon with an ice element that you can utilize to take on Diablos, a monster vulnerable to ice.
Flame Knife RathalosThe Flame Knife (Rathalos) is a fire-element weapon that you can wield to battle monsters with a weakness to to fire-element.

8. Best Elemental Sets for SNS in Monster Hunter Now

Here are the latest elemental gear combinations for Sword and Shield players in Monster Hunter Now:

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Elemental SnS SetMonsterHeadpieceMailVambracesCoilGreaves
FireRathalosAnja Helm (Grade 4)Rathalos Mail (Grade 6)Anja Vambraces (Grade 6)Rathalos Coil (Grade 6)Kulu Greaves (Grade 6)
WaterJyuratodusKulu Headpiece (Grade 4)Jyura Mail (Grade 3)Jyura Vambraces (Grade 6)Rathian Coil (Grade 6)Jagras Greaves (Grade 6)
ThunderZinogreKulu Helm (Grade 4)Rathalos Mail (Grade 6)Zinogre Vambraces (Grade 6)Kadachi Coil (Grade 6)Zinogre Greaves (Grade 6)
IceLegianaKulu Helm (Grade 4)Barioth Mail (Grade 6)Barioth Vambraces (Grade 6)Legiana Coil (Grade 5)Rathalos Greaves (Grade 6)

Of course, you can change the parts of the set and make it fit your liking. You are not restricted to the set mentioned earlier.

So that’s information about best Sword and Shield (SnS) builds for Monster Hunter Now. I hope this helps as a reference.

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