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How To Get To High Rank Fast - Guide & Tips
MHW: ICEBORNE | How To Get To High Rank Fast - Guide & Tips

MHW: ICEBORNE
How To Get To High Rank Fast - Guide & Tips

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Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide & walkthrough to get to High Rank fast. Including quest info, monster tips, recommended weapons, and more!

Table of Contents

Check Out Main Story Quest List!

Start To 4★ Quests

Start To 4★ Quests Walkthrough

No.Procedure
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
List Of Quests To Complete
Quest Name Target
Radobaan Roadblock Radobaan 4★
Ballooning Problems Paolumu 4★
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★
Bird-Brained Bandit Kulu-Ya-Ku 2★
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

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

No.Procedure
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
List Of Quests To Complete
Quest Name Target
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

Item Application
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"

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