Check this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to level up Master Rank fast. Including methods on Master Rank level farming, how to unlock Master Rank limit & more.
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How To Raise Master Rank Levels Fast
Farm At The Guiding Lands
Monsters in the Guiding Lands are the best way for you to farm for Master Rank levels. Investigation Quests reward you with more points, making it a great way to farm for Master Rank levels!
Rathalos: The Guiding Lands
Tempered Rathalos: Investigation Quest
Rathalos: Optional Quest
Hunt Elder Dragon Monsters
Elder Dragons reward you with a ton of Master Rank points, allowing you to level up faster. Aside from this, they can also reward you with Elder Dragon Gems that let you craft strong equipment!
Shara Ishvalda Takes Some Time To Defeat
The Monster Shara Ishvalda rewards you with the most Master Rank points out of all the monsters in the game. However, it takes quite a bit of time to defeat. If you want to do this quest, make sure to equip the Partbreaker skill to finish faster!Check Out How To Beat Shara Ishvalda Here!
Hunt Monsters In The Guiding Lands
When you hunt and defeat monsters in the Guiding Lands, you'll get a surge of points that can increase your Master Rank levels fast. If you want to grind points for Master Rank, the Guiding Lands is the best place to do it.Check Out Guiding Lands Features Here!
Report To Handler After Defeating Each Monster
After successfully hunting a monster, head back to base and talk to Handler. She'll give you the hunt rewards and you'll automatically receive Hunter & Master Rank Points, among other end-of-quest rewards.
Join Event Quests With Bonus Master Rank Points
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has a heavy rotation of event quests that provide better rewards once completed. Always check the event quest roster to see which ones specifically reward Master Rank points.Check Out Master Rank Event Schedule!
How To Unlock Master Rank Limit
Beat Iceborne's Final Boss
To unlock the Master Rank limit in Iceborne, you need to beat the expansion's final boss. This means going through the main story and getting to the very end of it.Check Out Master Rank Main Story Guide!
Master Rank Cap Is Removed After MR 23
You will break the Master Rank limit when you hit Master Rank 23, after you beat the game's final boss. Any hunt after this part of the game will continuously increase your Master Rank.
Why Raise Master Rank Levels?
Raise Region Level Cap In Guiding Lands
The upper limit of region levels in the Guiding Lands is locked behind your Master Rank. To raise region levels higher, you also need to raise your Master Rank.
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|
Unlock More Monsters In Guiding Lands
When you raise your Master Rank, you'll also be able to spawn more challenging monsters in the Guiding Lands. These monsters are extremely powerful and are usually at the top of the food chain.
Region Level Needed Per Monster
|Zinogre||Forest Region Level 3|
|Yian Garuga||Forest Region Level 3|
|Scarred Yian Garuga||Forest Region Level 5|
|Gold Rathian||Desert Region Level 5|
|Silver Rathalos||Coral Region Level 5|
|Brute Tigrex||Rotten Region Level 5|
Unlock More Optional Quests In-Game
When your Master Rank is higher, you will also be able to unlock more Optional quests in Iceborne. These can lead to further upgrades or new specialized tools.