Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide & walkthrough to get to High Rank fast. Including quest info, monster tips, recommended weapons, and more!Check Out Main Story Quest List!
Start To 4★ Quests
Start To 4★ Quests Walkthrough
|1||Complete missions until you hunt the Pukei-Pukei|
|2||Keep hunting Pukei-Pukei to craft Poison weapons|
|3||Complete quests until you hunt the Tobi-Kadachi|
|4||Craft Tobi-Kadachi armor & use Botanical Research Center to produce Honey|
|5||Complete quests until you hunt the Radobaan|
|One for the History Books||Zorah Magdaros||4★|
|The Encroaching Anjanath||Anjanath||4★|
|Flying Sparks: Tobi-Kadachi||Tobi-Kadachi||3★|
|Sinister Shadows in the Swamp||Jyuratodus||3★|
|The Best Kind of Quest||Barroth||3★|
|Urgent: Puke-Pukei Hunt||Puke-Pukei||3★|
|The Great Jagras Hunt||Great Jagras||2★|
|A Kestodon Kerfluffle||Slay 12 Kestodons||2★|
|Jagras of the Ancient Forest||Slay 7 Jagras||1★|
Monster Related Guides
Use Poison Or Water Weapons In This Part
Crafting water or poison weapons in this part of the story will help you defeat the target monsters faster. Poison does damage over time while many monsters in the early quests are weak to the water element.
Use Botanical Research Center To Cultivate Items
Once you've unlocked the Botanical Research Center, make sure to go there after every quest and cultivate items. This will be extremely useful in crafting recovery items, capture materials, and more.Check Out The Botanical Research Center!
Start To Cultivate Honey For Recovery Items
The first thing you should cultivate is Honey. You'll be needing more of this item the further you progress into the game so it's better to stock up on it early on.
Craft Better Armor Before Hunting Anjanath
The Anjanath is one of the apex monsters in the Ancient Forest and can easily kill you. Before facing it, make sure that your armor can withstand its attacks and damage.
4★ Quests To High Rank
4★ Quests To High Rank Walkthrough
|1|| Complete 4★ Quest "Gettin' Yolked in the Forest" |
Complete 4★ Quest "Persistent Pests"
|2||Cultivate Flashbug in the Botanical Research Center|
|3||Complete quests until you hunt the Odogaron|
|4||Collect Elder Dragon tracks in Ancient Forest|
|5||Complete quests in hunting Rathalos & Diablos|
|6||Repel Zorah Magdaros|
|A Colossal Task||Zorah Magdaros||6★|
|Horned Tyrant Below the Sands||Diablos||5★|
|A Fiery Throne Atop the Forest||Rathalos||5★|
|Into the Bowels of the Vale||Odogaron||5★|
|Legiana: Embodiment of Elegance||Legiana||5★|
Monster Related Guides
Expand & Upgrade Botanical Research Center
As quests become more challenging, you'll be needing more items to supplement you in your hunts. Focus on expanding the Botanical Research Center to provide you with more items such as Flashbugs!Check Out The Botanical Research Center!
Create An Item Loadout For Hunts
It's best to have an item loadout that you can easily use for any monster that you hunt. This will help you greatly when you fight against the tougher monsters in the game.
Recommended Item Loadout
|Shock Trap||Used to trap monsters|
|Trap Tool||Used to create traps|
|Thunderbug||Used to create Shock Traps|
|Tranq Bomb||Used to capture monsters|
|Flash Pods||Drops flying monsters & stuns them|
|Flashbug||Used to create Flash Pods|
Rathalos & Diablos Fight Tips
Use Ghillie Mantle Then Mega Barrel Bomb
Use the Ghillie Mantle to get close to the monster and then set up a Mega Barrel Bomb near them. This will let you do big damage to them at the start of the fight without them noticing you.
Immobilize Monsters With Flash Pods
The Rathalos will fall when you throw a Flash Pod near its face while the Diablos will be immobilized by a Flash Pod. Limiting the monsters' movements will help you create openings for attack.
End Quest Faster By Capturing Monsters
You'll be able to complete the quest quickly by capturing monsters instead of slaying them. This will save you precious time and prevent monsters from killing you.
Go To Ancient Forest To Find Elder Dragon Tracks
After fighting with the Odogaron, go to the Ancient Forest to gather Elder Dragon tracks. Head to Area 14 and 15 to gather these tracks and unlock the Rathalos / Diablos quests.
Complete 6★ Zorah Magdaros Quest To Get High Rank
After you've completed 6★ Zorah Magdaros quest, you'll finally unlock High Rank quests, weapons, and armor. As long as you're able to repel the Nergigante, you'll reach the final stage of the Zorah Magdaros quest.
Facilities To Upgrade
Botanical Research Institute
More Items Needed In High Rank
Once you reach High Rank, you'll need more items to hunt more efficiently. It's recommended to upgrade and expand your Botanical Research Center as early as you can to supplement your item needs.
How To Expand Botanical Research Center
|What To Unlock||Quest To Complete|
|Cultivation Types||Complete 3★ Quest "Prickly Predicament"|
|Cultivation Slots||Complete 4★ Quest "Persistent Pests"|
|Cultivation Types||Complete 4★ Quest "Gettin' Yolked in the Forest"|