Learn how to mix a great defense with powerful attacks in this Monster Hunter Generations Charge Blade guide!
The Charge Blade in Monster Hunter Generations is a unique "switch" weapon. Like the Switch Axe, it can morph between 2 different weapon forms. It also has a charge mechanic and multiple Phials it can fill up while attacking.
The main mode is a sword and giant shield. You can also power up the shield and your attacks by using certain attacks, so it is much more complex than the Switch Axe. I'm going to explain just how the Charge Blade works and give some tips at getting better with it.
Please visit my Monster Hunter Generations Beginner Tips and Tricks for general help.
The Charge Blade has 5 phials by default and a charge gauge.
Any of the element discharge attack in Axe mode use up these phials. There is a special attack called an Element Up Roundslash.
Performing these with phials filled will supercharge your shield. This increases your attack and guard in sword mode. While your shield is charge, you can perform an Ultra Element Discharge that will use up your shield's charge for a powerful attack.
I won't go over the general info on the 4 Styles -- if you want you can check out my Beginner Tips and Tricks for more details -- but I will let you know how they affect the Charge Blade.
Guild Style is the best to start with, or if you want access to all moves.
Striker is very similar to Guild style, but you can't use some of the combos. It is great if you want 3 Hunter arts.
Aerial is the style to choose if you want to mount monster more easily. You can also perform jumping element discharges in this style.
Adept allows you to perform insta-moves after dodging at the last minute. You can perform insta-blocks in Sword Mode and insta-evades in Axe Mode.
I choose Adept style normally because you can use the insta-blocks to easily guard against attacks.
Limit Breaker is my favorite because it lets you save up more phials to do more attacks before you have to recharge.
Energy Blade is really good if you want an extra strong attack with full charged phials.
The Healing Phial is good if you want to do some healing without using up potions.
That's it for my Monster Hunter Generations Charge Blade guide. Let me know if you have any questions or tips of your own!