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Ancestral Steppe

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Vincent Lau

Ancestral Steppe is the first area you will encounter and discover as a hunter, and will be returned to many times over the course of the game. A very varied and diverse landscape, with ledges, forests, and rocky mountains alike, Ancestral Steppe has a little bit of everything. Its temperate climate makes it an easy place to traverse, both for man and monster, and is the top area for beginners to travel to.

Gathering Areas of Interest

There are many gathering points in Ancestral Steppe, mainly plant gathering points. Here is a list of them all:

Plants: Areas 1, 2, 3, 8, 9

Mushrooms: Areas 1, 2, 3, 6, 8, 9

Berries and Seeds: Areas 2, 3, 4, 8

Bones: Areas 6, 7, 9

Honey: Areas 1, 4, 6, 8

Ores: Areas 3, 4, 6, 7

Insects: Areas 1, 2, 3, 9

Dung: Area 9

Other Areas of Interest

Area 5 is the Rathian’s nest. Find Wyvern Eggs here, but beware, for Rathian might show up to have her revenge on you filching her precious eggs!

Area 7 is an incredibly annoying area to fight in owing to the sheer height of the ledges. You risk getting attacked as you climb up to engage the monster, and if you are below the monster, you are very vulnerable to getting attacked via a deadly dive. Be especially wary when fighting a monster in Area 7.

A lot of monsters will like to travel to Area 9 to sleep. If a monster that’s not a Rathian or Rathalos has limped off and you don’t know where to follow it to, check Area 9.

Area 10 is the Felyne Village. Come here to recruit Palicos. There is also the fishing spot here for if you want to or need to fish.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms,
    3DS
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    31 March 2015
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Cassie Sun, Vincent Lau

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En route to Val Habar, what begins as a bumpy ride in the great desert quickly descends into the fight of your rookie hunter’s life, as a dangerous Elder Dragon appears out of nowhere, threatening to level your ride and the town ahead.

After somehow surviving the attack, your efforts impress the Caravaneer and you’re quickly enlisted into the Caravan. Your mission? To discover the secret of a mysterious “Article”, which will almost surely involve hunting bigger and deadlier monsters in a magical, colorful world that is the world of Monster Hunter.

Overwhelmed? Not so sure what to do? This guide will give you the reference point you need to not only complete the solo campaign with flying colors, but look awesome while doing so!

  • Information regarding Key Quests for both Caravan and Gathering Hall quests.
  • Tips for becoming the best hunter possible–from preparations to Palicos.
  • Breakdown of the 14 unique weapon types and how to wield them to their full potential.
  • Detailed maps and insights for all of the major hunting grounds.
  • Inside scoop on every monster you will face in battle (select postgame monsters pending).

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