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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 (????) 10-08-2020 / 02:07 GMT

The sizes of monster are variable, and every time you kill or capture one, its size will be recorded in your Hunter's Notes. Killing monsters on the extreme ends of that monster's size range will earn you a golden Mini Crown (near the smallest end) or a golden Giant Crown (at the largest end). The size of a monster is random, but it should be noted that assignments and optional quests usually do not have monsters who reach the size thresholds required for golden crowns, so if you want to get crowns, attempt investigations, where the size of monsters will vary more.

Some event quests are much more generous, as the event quest Egg Lovers United always features a giant Kulu-Ya-Ku. Failing that, there are several event quests - one for each locale - that features monsters native to that area. These monsters have noteably lower health than usual, and their size can vary into the golden territory, making them an ideal way to establish some crowns when you need a great deal of them. Of course, you have to kill all the monsters listed to complete the quest, and 20-30 minute runs can get tedious, so only bother with these if you need many crowns, to ensure the best outcomes. These event quests, their locales, and the monsters you can hunt are as follows:

Event QuestLocaleMonsters
Deep Green BlueAncient ForestGreat Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Anjanath, Rathalos
Wildspire BoleroWildspire WasteKulu-Ya-Ku, Barroth, Jyuratodus, Rathian, Diablos
Coral WaltzCoral HighlandsTzitzi-Ya-Ku, Paolumu, Pink Rathian, Legiana
Effluvial OperaRotten ValeGreat Girros, Radobaan, Odogaron, Bazelgeuse
Rock N' Roll RecessElder's RecessDodogama, Uragaan, Lavasioth, Azure Rathalos

This isn't a perfect solution, either, as these event quests are frequently not offered on your quest board (like most events, they rotate out regularly), and without a powerful hunter with different loadouts and weapons available, it can be quite a hassle to hunt such a wide variety of monsters on your own. On top of that, this won't get you any Elder Dragons or Black Diablos.

Note that this trophy/achievement says "for almost every monster" - don't get too excited, there's no real shortcut here. Excluded from this list are Zorah Magdaros and Xeno'Jiiva, neither of which vary in size. Every other monster, however, does, meaning you'll need twenty-eight golden Giant Crowns to earn this trophy. This is easily the biggest grind in the game, along with "Miniature Crown Master".

Also keep in mind that silver Giant Crowns do not count towards this trophy/achievement, even though earning a silver Giant Crown will unlock "Giant Crown".

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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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