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Monster Hunter Stories 2: How to Charge the Great Sword

The Great Sword is a great option for dealing Blade damage in Monster Hunter Stories 2. You'll have a charge gauge to manage, which can be filled and unleashed with powerful skill attacks. It can be tricky to learn at first, but after some practise you'll be able to work these attacks into your battles. Here's how to charge the Great Sword and use charge skills.

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Monster Hunter Stories 2: How to Charge the Great Sword

To Charge the Great Sword in Monster Hunter Stories 2 you will need to execute Charge Skills that fill the gauge. There are some skills that fill the gauge, and others that spend it. You can check these in the list below. Try to work these into your battles, ideally while winning Head to Heads.

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The Great Sword section in the Rider's Notes in Monster Hunter Stories 2
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Great Sword Charge Skills

The Great Sword comes with a handful of Skills that either charge or deplete the Charge Gauge. We've listed them below, indicating which skill belongs to which group. Try to get you gauge charged as often as possible, especially when facing a monster with a weakness to Blade attacks. Try to get the type right too, so that you're winning Head to Heads.

  • Charge Tackle (P,T,S) - Fills one block of Charge Gauge
  • Charge Cut (P,T,S) - Fills two blocks of Charge Gauge
  • Charged Slash (P,T,S) - Requires one block of Charge Gauge
  • True Wide Slash (P,T,S) - Requires two blocks of Charge Gauge
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That's all you need to know about charging the Great Sword in Monster Hunter Stories 2. For more on the game be sure to check out our look at Climbing Ivy Walls. Elsewhere there's our guide on getting Mid-Grade Ore.

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