The Insect Glaive is one of the more complicated weapons to use in Monster Hunter Rise. It turns you into an agile machine that kills monsters. But there are complicated weapon mechanics hidden behind the handy weapon. While your attacks are quick and capable of dealing critical damage, you want to optimize your weapon by using the bug that comes with it. This creature dives directly into a monster and then comes back towards you, giving you a distinct color called Extract. There are three extract colors that your Insect Glaive can have at the same time, and by having all three on your weapons, you can access your best combos and attack power. Nothing less than that underutilizes it.
- X – Up Slash Combo
- A – Wide sweep
- ZR + X – Kinsect: Harvest extract
- ZR + A – Kinsect: Reminder
- ZR + R – Kinsect: Fire
- ZR – Mark the target
- ZR + B – Vault
- X in the air – Air attack
- A in the air – Jumping Advanced slash
- B in the air – Escape in the air
Kinsect and extracts
The great thing about the Insect Glaive is using the Kinsect. During combat, you will send this bug to a monster, and when it hits it, the bug acquires an extract. There are three colors of extract: red, white and orange. The type of snippet your bug receives depends on which part of the monster it hits. When a fight begins, mark your enemy, then send your Kinsect to extract the colors from the monster and recall them. It helps to be close to the creature while fighting it. You can change the type of Kinsect you have, the best is the speed or powder type.
At an average distance of a monster, using your safe sends you high into the air and you crash into them using various combos. By having all your snippets activated on your Insect Glaive, the more combos you will be able to perform. You want to switch between using X and A in the air to perform various attacks. You can also escape in this mode by using B to dodge an attack.
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You can use this attack by pressing ZL + X. You’ll jump into the air, perform a jumping attack, and you can click X or A to perform follow-up attacks or click B to perform dodge.
When you recall your Kinsect using the ZL + A Button, your Kinsect will come back towards you and emit a healing aura all around it as it dives towards you, healing your allies as it hovers over.
- Basic combo: X, X, A
- Red Extract Combo: L + X, X, A
- Full Extract Combo: L + X, X, X, A, A
- Vault jump (full excerpt): ZL + B, B, A, X
- Wirebug Combo: ZL + ZR, A, X
Advantages and disadvantages
The advantages of the Insect Glaive are that you are extremely maneuverable. A special combo you have with the weapon allows you to bounce off the weapon and shoot in the air, and you again use your weapon to cut it. You will be able to reduce the distance between you and a monster in seconds. When you have all three colors active on your Insect Glaive, your attack speed, damage, and critical damage increase, giving you the ability to do a lot of damage in a short time against a monster, especially when you’ve cornered it. . You are also an expert at cutting the tail of a monster.
The downside is that your character won’t be as tanky as other classes. You are probably going to take more damage than other players. You also rely on your three snippets being active. If you don’t, your weapon is underperforming, so you need to make sure you have all three, or at least two.