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Guiding Lands - Region Level & Appearing Monsters

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Volcanic Region Info Updated! Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on the Guiding Lands (GL)! Learn about monsters, farming guide, raising region levels, & augmenting.

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October 10th Content Update

Volcanic Region and Rajang To Be Added

MHW Iceborne October 10th Update Rajang Volcanic Region

Rajang and the new Volcanic Region have been added to the Guiding Lands as part of the latest free major content update. Rajang appears in the Guiding Lands when Volcanic region's level is 3.

More Detailed Information On Rajang Here!

Region Level Can Be Fixed

Fixing Region Level

The new patch had some adjustments to the Guiding Lands. Now you can choose to fix your region levels. This allows you to play multiplayer with others without worrying about lowering your region level.

Tempered Gold Rathian & Tempered Silver Rathalos Added

Tempered Gold Rathian

Tempered Gold Rathian will appear when your Wildspire Region Level is 7. Tempered Silver Rathalos appears when your Coral Region Level is 7.

Things To Do & Priority

To Do List And Priority

TodoExplanation
Priority
Raise Region Level
★★★★

Higher Region Level spawns stronger monsters. Tempered monsters appear when region level is high.
Collecting Materials
★★★

You can get Guiding Lands specific materials to create strong master class loadouts.
▶Click Here For Material Farming Locations In The Guiding Lands
Setting Camp
★★・・

Camp can be set in the forest region.
▶Click Here For Camp Locations In The Guiding Lands
Researching Monsters
・・・

Easy to conduct research since The Guiding Lands have variety of monsters.

Raise Region Levels To Spawn Stronger Monsters

Raise Region Levels To Spawn Stronger Monsters

The Guiding Lands is composed of several different areas. Defeating large monsters will raise the Region Level. The higher the Region Level, the more chances of spawning stronger monsters!

New Monsters In Guiding Lands

Monster Unlock Requirement
RajangRajang Volcanic Region Level 3 or Other Regions Level 4
▶How To Beat Rajang
ZinogreZinogre Collect Special Tracks
▶How To Beat Zinogre
Yian GarugaYian Garuga Forest Region Level 3
▶How To Beat Yian Garuga
Scarred Yian Garuga IconScarred Yian Garuga Forest Region Level 6
▶How To Beat Scarred Yian Garuga
Gold RathianGold Rathian Wildspire Region Level 6
▶How To Beat Gold Rathian
Silver RathalosSilver Rathalos Coral Region Level 6
▶How To Beat Silver Rathalos
Brute Tigrex IconBrute Tigrex Rotten Region Level 6
▶How To Beat Brute Tigrex
Check Out All Unlockable Monsters Here!

Make Sure To Capture New Monsters

Monsters in the Guiding Lands appear randomly depending on your region level. If you want the materials from certain monster, capture the monster so that you get optional quest to fight again.

Collect Guiding Lands Specific Material

Guiding Lands Material

You can obtain special materials that only appear in the Guiding Lands. After you've finished leveling up the Region Level, first thing you should do is to collect those and strengthen your Master Rank loadouts.

How To Farm Ores & Materials In Guiding Lands

Set Up Camp In The Forest Region

Set camp in the Guiding Lands to Fast Travel. Button below shows you the location of the camp in the Guiding Lands.

The Guiding Lands - Camp Location

How To Raise Region Level

MethodEffectiveness/Detail
Collecting Tracks・・
Collecting monster tracks by following large monster.
Trap Monster・・
Trapping large monster by using items like Pitfall.
Use Environmental Trap★★
Utilizing environmental traps such as ivy trap
Break Monster's Part★★
Attack and destroy part of the monster
Slay Monster★★★
Slay or capture monster

【NEW】Trap Monster Over & Over

shocktrap
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Most efficiently way to raise region level is to continuously trap same monster. Bring pitfall trap and shock trap and their crafting material and keep on trapping same monster. Go back to your base camp with Farcaster when you run out of trap. Continue this until you reach your desired region level.

Defeat Monsters To Increase Region Level

Region Level
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Region Level increases by hunting monsters and collecting traces. The higher the Region Level, the stronger monsters you will find.

Each Monster Is Assigned A Certain Region

Check The Region
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Each Monster in The Guiding Lands are all assigned to certain region. Check the region icon next to the appearing monsters to see which region level will increase after you defeat them.

Some Monsters Have Multiple Assigned Regions

Note that some monsters have multiple regions assigned. So always check the region icon next to the monster.

Appearing Monsters Changes Every Expledition

You should also note that monsters change every time you start new expedition so goto different map and come back to the Guiding Lands again to encounter new monsters.

Increasing One Region Level Lowers Others

When you increase the levels of one region, you'll automatically lower the levels of other regions. So if you're looking for monsters from different regions, you may take more time in the Guiding Lands.

Region Levels Locked Behind Master Rank Limits

The Region Levels in the Guiding Lands are locked behind your Master Rank levels. For example, you can only get a region up to Level 5 if you're in the Master Rank range of 50 - 69.

Region Level Master Rank Limits

Master Rank Region Level
MR 24 - 49 Region Level 4
MR 50 - 69 Region Level 5
MR 70 - 99 Region Level 6
MR100 - Region Level 7

Play With The Player With Lower Region Level

You get more region level points when you play with other player who has lower region level. Play co-op with the host who has lower region level than you.

Careful When playing Co-op

When you play with other player, be sure to align which Region Level you want to increase with others and hunt together. If all hunters hunted different monsters, the Region Level you've aim to increase might accidentally lowers.

Skill "Fortify" Is Recommended

At The Guiding Lands, you can get fainted as many as you want. So the skill Fortify which increases you ability every time you are defeated matches very well. If you don't mind your quest reward being decreased as penalty, Fortify is the way to go.

Which Region Level Should I Raise?

Raise Rotten Region & Fight With Brute Tigrex

Brute Tigrex
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Raise level of Rotten Region to 6 and unlock Brute Tigrex. Armors made of Brute Tigrex has skills of Attack, Health Boost, Recovery Up, Weakness Exploit, Free Meal.

Learn How To Beat Brute Tigrex From Here

Keep Coral Region Level 7

Namielle

Unlock Tempered Namielle by raising level of Coral Region to 7. You need materials of Namielle for augmenting Health Regen to rarity 12 weapon. Very strong augment which increase survivability significantly.

Learn How To Beat Namielle Easily From Here

Don't Raise Forest Region Level Above 5

You need NON-TEMPERED Zinogre material for augmenting Health Regen to rarity 12 weapon. Zinogre becomes Tempered Zinogre when Forest Region level is above 6 so don't raise too much.

Materials You Should Obtain In Each Region Level

Following table shows the important materials you should obtain in each region level. The materials are mainly used to power up useful charms and important augmentation such as Health Regen.

List Of Materials Required & Its Usages

Region & LevelUsage & Material
Forest Lv3~5Heal Regen to Rarity 12 Weapon
Zinogre's Charged Deadly Shocker
Forest Lv6Heal Regen to Rarity 11 Weapon
Scarred Yian Garuga's Tempered Silverpelt
Wildspire Lv2Challenger Charm Lv5
Diablos' Twisted Bravehorn
Wildspire Lv6Challenger Charm Lv3
Tempered Black Diablos' Blackcurl Temperhorn
Rotten Lv1Ironside Charm Lv4
Radobaan's Inkstained Oilshell+
Rotten Lv4Ironside Charm Lv5
Tempered Radobaan's Tempered Oilshell+
Rotten Lv6Handicraft Charm Lv4
Tempered Acidic Glavenus's Tempered Tailblade
Volcanic Lv7Heal Regen II to Rarity 12
Tempered Seething Bazelgeuse's Tempered Blastscale
Volcanic Lv7Extra Slot II
Tempered Rajang's Tempered Glimmerpelt

Augmenting Master Rank Loadout

Guiding Land Specific Materials

Augument Master Rank Loadout
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The materials that only drops in The Guiding Lands will be used to augment Master Rank loadouts and creating charms.

Tempered Monster Will Drop Rare Material

Guiding Lands Specify Material
Material you get from normal monsters and tempered monsters are different.

How To Research Large Monsters

Method 1: Collect Special Tracks

Collect Special Tracks

While exploring the Guiding Lands, you will come across Special Tracks. These Special Tracks come from Turf Wars between large monsters. Once you find these tracks collect them as soon as possible!

Check Out How To Collect Tracks Fast!

Increase Chances of Tracks With High Region Level

Finding these special tracks may require a bit of luck on your end. However, please note that if the Region's level is higher, you may have a higher chance of locating those special tracks!

Method 2: Break Monster Parts

Break Monster Parts

Another way for you to research large monsters is to destroy the parts of a monster. Please note that you will only need to destroy a monster's parts once to progress the research. Destroying more parts will not progress the research.

Check Out How To Break Monster Parts Here!

Talk To The Handler To Lure Out Monster

Once you've fully progressed the research of a monster, talk to the Handler to lure out the monster using Pheromones. You can only do this once, and will need to research another set of tracks to lure out the monster again!

The Guiding Lands Monsters List

List is updated regularly.

Volcanic Region

Region Level 1
Dodogama IconDodogamaLavasioth IconLavasiothBanbaro IconBanbaro
Region Level 2
Dodogama IconDodogamaLavasioth IconLavasiothBanbaro IconBanbaro
Uragaan IconUragaanBrachydios IconBrachydiosFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath
Region Level 3
Dodogama IconDodogamaLavasioth IconLavasiothBanbaro IconBanbaro
Uragaan IconUragaanBrachydios IconBrachydiosFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath
Glavenus IconGlavenusEbony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronTigrex IconTigrex
RajangRajang--
Region Level 4
Uragaan IconUragaanAzure Rathalos IconAzure Rathalos
Brachydios IconBrachydiosRathalos IconRathalosSeething Bazelgeuse IconSeething Bazelgeuse
RajangRajangDodogama IconDodogama
Tigrex IconTigrexGlavenus IconGlavenusFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath
Region Level 5
Kushala Daora IconKushala DaoraTeostra IconTeostra
Lunastra IconLunastraSeething Bazelgeuse IconSeething Bazelgeuse
RajangRajangAzure Rathalos IconAzure Rathalos
Brachydios IconBrachydiosSavage Deviljho IconSavage Deviljho
Dodogama IconDodogamaTigrex IconTigrex
Glavenus IconGlavenusEbony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronRuiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
Region Level 6
Seething Bazelgeuse IconSeething Bazelgeuse
Savage Deviljho IconSavage DeviljhoRajangRajang
Kushala Daora IconKushala Daora Teostra IconTeostra
Lunastra IconLunastra Silver Rathalos IconSilver Rathalos
gold rathianGold Rathian Dodogama IconDodogama
Ruiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
Region Level 7
Ruiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante silver rathalosSilver Rathalos
gold rathianGold Rathian
Dodogama IconDodogama

Ancient Forest Region

Region Level 1
Great Jagras IconGreat Jagras Pukei-Pukei IconPukei-Pukei Tobi-Kadachi IconTobi-Kadachi
Anjanath IconAnjanath
Region Level 2
Great Jagras IconGreat JagrasAnjanath IconAnjanath Pukei-Pukei IconPukei-Pukei
Tobi-Kadachi IconTobi-Kadachi Banbaro IconBanbaro Rathalos IconRathalos
Rathian IconRathian Nargacuga IconNargacuga Nightshade Paolumu IconNightshade Paolumu
Zinogre IconZinogreFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath
Region Level 3
Anjanath IconAnjanathRathalos IconRathalos Nargacuga IconNargacuga
Yian Garuga IconYian Garuga Zinogre IconZinogre Great Jagras IconGreat Jagras
Pukei-Pukei IconPukei-Pukei Tobi-Kadachi IconTobi-Kadachi Rathian IconRathian
Azure Rathalos IconAzure Rathalos Banbaro IconBanbaro Glavenus IconGlavenus
Fulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath Nightshade Paolumu IconNightshade Paolumu Tigrex IconTigrex
Ebony odogaron IconEbony Odogaron
Region Level 4
Rathalos IconRathalos
Azure Rathalos IconAzure Rathalos Banbaro IconBanbaro Nargacuga IconNargacuga
Yian Garuga IconYian GarugaZinogre IconZinogre Anjanath IconAnjanath
Ebony odogaron IconEbony Odogaron Great Jagras IconGreat Jagras Rathian IconRathian
Tigrex IconTigrexGlavenus IconGlavenus Fulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath
Nightshade Paolumu IconNightshade PaolumuRajangRajang
Region Level 5
Kushala Daora IconKushala Daora
Azure Rathalos IconAzure Rathalos Velkhana IconVelkhanaYian Garuga IconYian Garuga
Zinogre IconZinogre
Nargacuga IconNargacuga
Savage Deviljho IconSavage Deviljho
RajangRajang Great Jagras IconGreat Jagras Tigrex IconTigrex
Glavenus IconGlavenus Ebony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronRuiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
Region Level 6
Kushala Daora IconKushala Daora
Savage Deviljho IconSavage Deviljho
Velkhana IconVelkhana
RajangRajangGreat Jagras IconGreat Jagras
Ruiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
Region Level 7
Ruiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
RajangRajang
Great Jagras IconGreat Jagras

Wildspire Waste Region

Region Level 1
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-KuBarroth IconBarrothPukei-Pukei IconPukei-Pukei
Rathian IconRathianNightshade Paolumu IconNightshade Paolumu-
Region Level 2
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-KuBarroth IconBarrothPukei-Pukei IconPukei-Pukei
Rathian IconRathianNightshade Paolumu IconNightshade PaolumuAnjanath IconAnjanath
Diablos IconDiablosPink Rathian IconPink RathianGlavenus IconGlavenus
Banbaro IconBanbaroFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath-
Region Level 3
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-KuBarroth IconBarrothPukei-Pukei IconPukei-Pukei
Rathian IconRathianNightshade Paolumu IconNightshade PaolumuAnjanath IconAnjanath
Diablos IconDiablosPink Rathian IconPink RathianGlavenus IconGlavenus
Banbaro IconBanbaroFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur AnjanathBlack Diablos IconBlack Diablos
Tigrex IconTigrexEbony odogaron IconEbony Odogaron-
Region Level 4
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-Ku
Rathian IconRathianNightshade Paolumu IconNightshade PaolumuAnjanath IconAnjanath
Diablos IconDiablosPink Rathian IconPink RathianGlavenus IconGlavenus
Fulgur Anjanath IconFulgur AnjanathBlack Diablos IconBlack Diablos
Tigrex IconTigrexEbony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronRajangRajang
Region Level 5
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-Ku
Glavenus IconGlavenus
Black Diablos IconBlack Diablos
Tigrex IconTigrexEbony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronRajangRajang
Region Level 6
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-Ku
RajangRajang
Teostra IconTeostraLunastra IconLunastraSavage Deviljho IconSavage Deviljho
Velkhana IconVelkhanagold rathianGold RathianRuiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
Region Level 7
Kulu-Ya-Ku IconKulu-Ya-Ku
RajangRajang
Ruiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante

Coral Highlands Region

Tzitzi-Ya-Ku IconTzitzi-Ya-KuBanbaro IconBanbaroPaolumu IconPaolumu
Coral Pukei-Pukei IconCoral Pukei-PukeiPink Rathian IconPink RathianLegiana IconLegiana
Fulgur Anjanath IconFulgur AnjanathNargacuga IconNargacugaOdogaron IconOdogaron
Zinogre IconZinogreKirin IconKirinVelkhana IconVelkhana
Namielle IconNamielleSavage Deviljho IconSavage DeviljhoRuiner Nergigante IconRuiner Nergigante
Silver Rathalos IconSilver RathalosEbony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronRajangRajang

Rotten Vale Region

Great Girros IconGreat GirrosBanbaro IconBanbaroRadobaan IconRadobaan
Odogaron IconOdogaronTigrex IconTigrexFulgur Anjanath IconFulgur Anjanath
Acidic Glavenus IconAcidic GlavenusEbony odogaron IconEbony OdogaronVelkhana IconVelkhana
Blackveil Vaal Hazak IconBlackveil Vaal HazakAnjanath IconAnjanathSavage Deviljho IconSavage Deviljho
Ruiner Nergigante IconRuiner NergiganteBrute Tigrex IconBrute TigrexRajangRajang

What Is The Guiding Lands?

New Area With Complex Ecosystem

New Area With Complex Ecosystem

The Guiding Lands is an all-new area which features a complex ecosystem that consists of multiple regions. These regions are similar to past areas such as the Ancient Forest and the Coral Highlands.

Restricted To Master Rank Monsters

Restricted To Master Rank Monsters

The Guiding Lands is home to Master Rank monsters only. Hunting any of the large monsters will reward you with master rank points. After a certain time, the current monsters will leave the area and be replaced with newer monsters.

Check Out The All Monster List Here!

Targeted Monsters Take Longer To Leave

If you are hunting a certain monster, or they are low on health, it will take longer for the monster to leave the locale.

Obtain Special Materials

Obtain Special Materials

Mining Crops and Bonepiles from the Guiding Lands will also reward you with special materials that can't be obtained elsewhere. These materials can be used to augment weapons that have a rarity of 10 or higher!

Check Out Gathering Locations In Guiding Lands!

How To Unlock The Guiding Lands

Defeat Final Boss To Unlock

As the Guiding Lands is an endgame area, you will need to defeat the final boss of Iceborne's main story to unlock it.

Check Out The Main Story Walkthrough Here!

Only Available In Iceborne

The Guiding Lands is exclusive to the Iceborne expansion. Only players who have updated to Iceborne will be able to access the Guiding Lands.

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Anonymous 3

How about using the 《Handler's SecretNote》 app? English is supported and pretty good.
It's here 《 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=dev.mocked.secret 》. Try it out. Searchable by 《MHW》.

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Its not to bad. Could be more indepth but still a good overview.

Anonymous 1

Gold rath and Silver rath spawn at region level 6, not 5. This feels like a super low effort guide :/

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