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Monster Hunter World


Nathan Garvin

In addition to Feystones, Tempered monsters will also regularly drop Streamstones, which largely serve as materials in further upgrading high tier weapons and armor, but can also be used at the Elder Melder to reroll decorations. As far as materials go, there are five grades of Streamstone; Streamstone Shards, Streamstones, Gleaming Streamstones, Sullied Streamstones and Shining Streamstones. The latter two are better known as Warrior’s Streamstones and Hero’s Streamstones, respectively, which they’ll be identified as when they’re appraised, and are a matter for later. For now, only focus on the first three types.

Streamstone Shards, Streamstones and Gleaming Streamstones are all materials required to upgrade armor, with higher grade armor requiring higher grade Streamstones to upgrade. For example, Tier 5 - 6 for augments Streamstone Shards, Tier 7 for Streamstones and Tier 8 for Gleaming Streamstones. Streamstones Shards are almost always dropped by Threat Level One monsters, Streamstones by Threat Level Two monsters and Gleaming Streamstones by Threat Level Three monsters (Tempered Elder Dragons).

In addition, as mentioned above you can use these Streamstones as melding catalysts. Just talk to the Elder Melder and pick the option “First Wyverian Ritual”, where you’ll have three options - Spire Sorcery, Coral Concoction and Strange Stream. These use Streamstone Shards, Streamstones and Gleaming Streamstones, respectively, and produce variable grades of Feystones; Mysterious Feystones, Glowing Feystones and Worn Feystones, respectively. This is an assymetrical trade, however, as you’ll also have to sacrifice Jewels you already possess to provide the Melding Points for the melding process. Essentially, view this as a way to clear your inventory of junk jewels and use them to roll up new, potentially better jewels. The results are random, however, just like their drop rates, so don’t necessarily expect anything amazing every time you meld. You can meld three new Feystones at a time, and in terms of cost-effectiveness, you may as well horde lesser Feystones until you have enough to merge three new ones.

The ability to meld using Streamstones becomes available after the assignment Land of Convergence.


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  • Publisher
  • Platforms,
    PS4, XB One
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    13 February 2018
  • Last Updated
    7 December 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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