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Monster Hunter World
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Nathan Garvin
First Published: 13-02-2018 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 22-07-2020 / 13:24 GMT
Version: 0.1 (????) 08-08-2020 / 02:27 GMT

April 9, 2018 Update

Trophy guide completed.

March 31, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Kulu-Ya-Ku -- Pukei-Pukei -- Barroth -- Jyuratodus -- Tobi-Kadachi

March 28, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Anjanath -- Rathian -- Tzitzi-Ya-Ku -- Paolumu -- Great Girros -- Radobaan -- Legiana

March 26, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Rathalos -- Diablos -- Zorah Magdaros -- Dodogama -- Pink Rathian

March 24, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Great Jagras -- Kirin -- Bazelgeuse -- Lavasioth -- Uragaan

March 22, 2018 Update

Added the following page to the Post-Game section of the guide:

-- Deviljho - The Food Chain Dominator

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Deviljho -- Azure Rathalos -- Black Diablos

March 19, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Post-Game section of the guide:

-- Beyond the Blasting Scales -- Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Nergigante

March 18, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the General Information section of the guide:

-- Tempered Monsters -- Feystones -- Streamstones -- Augments

March 12, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Odogaron -- Kushala Daora

March 10, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the Trophy Guide:

-- Conqueror of the New World -- Welcome to the New World -- Nothing Stops This Commission -- Defender of Astera -- Into the Deep -- Death Begets Life -- The Empress of the Highlands -- One Shall Stand, One Shall Fall -- The Sapphire Star -- The Hunter's Life for Me -- An Inquisitive Mind -- The Franchise Hunter -- Step into the Arena -- Nowhere to Go but Up

Added the following pages to the Bestiary:

-- Vaal Hazak -- Xeno'Jiiva

Edited page names to make them easier to find.

March 6, 2018 Update

Minor bugs and grammatical errors fixed. Inter-guide links improved and expanded.

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- Land of Convergence -- The Post Game Begins

March 1, 2018 Update

Improved information concerning Investigations, and improved Nergigante strategies.

February 28, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- A Wound and a Thirst -- Elder Dragon Investigations -- Stuck in Their Ways -- A Sore Site -- RRRRRumble in the Waste -- Extremely Rare Endemic Life Investigations -- Lightning Strikes Twice -- Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel -- A Portent of Disaster -- Teostra the Infernal -- A Blaze on the Sand -- Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak

February 26, 2018 Update

Improved Kirin fight strategies.

February 25, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- Invader in the Waste -- Getting Started in High Rank -- High Rank Quests and Expeditions -- Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver -- Tickled Pink -- Chef Quest! A Rotten Request -- Old World Monster in the New World -- Elder's Recess Expedition -- Optional Quests After the Elder's Recess -- Second Expedition to the Elder's Recess -- A Meow for Help -- A Scalding Scoop -- Chef Quest! Gajalaka Lockdown -- Dodogama Drama -- Rathalos in Blue -- Two-Horned Hostility -- Lavasioth, Monster of Magma -- Ore-Eating Occupier -- Bazelgeuse in the Field of Fire -- Talons of Ire and Ice -- The Red and Blue Crew -- A Fiery Convergence

February 24, 2018 Update

Media added to the "Ancient Forest and Astera" and "Wildspire Waste" sections of the walkthrough.

February 22, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- Great Ravine Expedition -- It's a Crying Shamos -- What a Bunch of Abalone -- A Tzitzi for Science -- Ballooning Problems -- Another Coral Highlands Expedition -- Troubled Troopers -- White Monster for a White Coat -- Radobaan Roadblock -- Persistent Pests -- On Nightmare's Wings -- A Rotten Thing To Do -- Legiana: Embodiment of Elegance -- Into the Bowels of the Vale -- Odogaron - Into the Bowels of the Vale -- Rotten Vale Expedition -- Man's Best Fiend -- The Meat of the Matter -- The First Wyverian Expedition -- A Fiery Throne Atop the Forest -- Horned Tyrant Below the Sands -- Gone in a Flash -- Redefining the Power Couple -- A Colossal Task

February 21, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- One for the History Books -- Royal Relocation -- Gettin' Yolked in the Forest

-- Various typo fixes. -- Added a note concerning multiplayer difficulty. -- Added a note about quests given by NPCs. -- Added links to various pages throughout the walkthrough.

February 16, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- The Best Kind of Quest -- Barroth - The Best Kind of Quest -- Snatch the Snatcher -- Landing the Landslide Wyvern -- Sinister Shadows in the Swamp -- The Pain from Gains -- Exterminator of the Waste -- Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi -- A Prickly Predicament -- Gettin' Yolked in the Waste -- Wildspire Waste Expedition -- The Encroaching Anjanath

February 14, 2018 Update

Added the following pages to the walkthrough:

-- Voyage to the New World -- Jagras of the Ancient Forest -- Astera After the Jagras Investigation -- Fungal Flexin' in the Ancient Forest -- A Kestodon Kerfuffle -- The Great Jagras Hunt -- Rebuild the Ancient Forest Camp -- Bird-Brained Bandit -- Urgent: Pukei-Pukei Hunt

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Capcom
  • Platforms
    PS4, XB1
  • Genre
    Action Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    22 July 2020
  • Guide Author
    Nathan Garvin

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This guide features a full, beginning-to-end walkthrough written in an "ideal chronological order of events" format. Main quests are interspersed with side quests in the order in which they unlock, although some side quests and arena challenges may only be referenced instead of fully explained. These are typically quests that have you facing a monster you've already fought under similar circumstances that offer no unique reward for completion. For example, after completing most main quests you won't be able to attempt that quest again, but you'll usually unlock an identical side quest allowing you to hunt the same monster in the same area with the same success/failure conditions.

Monster strategies will be discussed in detail as you encounter them throughout the walkthrough, featuring elemental and status information and drop lists. The guide also features a fully detailed bestiary for those who just want information about specific monsters unaccompanied by a walkthrough. Trophy/achievement information can also be found in a separate trophy/achievement guide, although be warned: many trophies/achievements in Monster Hunter World are easier said than done.

Other features of this guide include:

  • Information on crafting/harvesting.
  • Side quests that unlock mantles, ingredients and other useful features.
  • Field Researcher quests including where to catch rare fish, how to capture small monsters, and where to locate Grimalkynes/Gajalaka.
  • Grimalkyne/Gajalaka quests.
  • How to upgrade the Ancient Tree/Harvest Box and how to unlock various fertilizers.
  • How the Elder Melder works, melding different items and decorations.
  • Where to find the Powertalon and Armortalon, and how to upgrade them into the Powercharm and Armorcharm.
  • Detailed information on how to unlock Tempered Monsters, the difference between Threat Level 1, 2 and 3 Tempered Monsters.
  • Information on Feystones, including drop rates, the differences between the types (Mysterious, Gleaming, Worn and Warped).
  • How to get Warrior's Streamstones and Hero's Streamstones.

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