Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide & tips on how to increase or raise your Hunter Rank (HR) after the story. Including breaking, farming, & boosting Hunter Rank, and more!
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What Is Hunter Rank?
Indicates The Rank Of The Hunter
Your Hunter Rank (HR) basically indicates your rank as a Hunter in Monster Hunter World. It is an indication of the number of quests you've completed & time you've dedicated into the game.
Can Increase Rank Of Quests To Accept
A higher HR allows a Hunter to accept more difficult quests as most quests have a required Hunter Rank before you can accept them.
Break Hunter Rank Limits Via Certain Quests
In MHW, your Hunter Rank will be limited in varying degrees - from HR 15, 29, and 49. This means your HR will not go up beyond these levels unless you complete certain main story quests.
How To Break Hunter Rank Limit
Clear Main Story Quests First
In order to break your Hunter Rank limits, you need to complete specific main story quests first. These will help you unlock higher limits to your Hunter Rank - from 15, to 29, to 49 and beyond.
Break HR Limit With These Quests
|HR||Quests To Clear|
|15|| Clear ★ 8 Missions: |
- "Kushala Daora, Dragon of Steel"
- "Teostra the Infernal"
- "Hellish Fiend Vaal Hazak"
Clear ★ 9 Mission
- "Land of Convergence"
|29|| Clear ★ 9 Mission: |
- "Beyond the Blasting Scales"
Clear ★ 9 Mission:
- "Land of Convergence"
|49|| Clear ★ 9 Mission: |
- "Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands"
|100|| Clear ★ 9 Mission |
- "The Sapphire Star's Guidance"
Fast Farm Guide To HR 29
Complete ★ 6 "Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver"
In this quest, you need to deliver 4 Forgotten Fossils. Since you only need a few pieces, this mission can be accomplished very quickly. It also rewards a great amount of money, perfect for paying for equipment upgrades & forging.
Hunt Monsters With Materials For Gear Upgrades
At HR 29, you may not have the best gear for facing tougher monsters in MHW. To raise your HR efficiently, hunt monsters that drop materials for your weapon & armor upgrades. This way, you earn HR points + be able to improve your loadout at the same time.
Fast Farm Guide To HR 49
Hunt Down Xeno'jiiva When Quest Appears
Since Xeno'jiiva is the final monster to defeat for your first HR limit break, it rewards a lot of Hunter Rank points. So whenever the quest pops up, be sure to complete it for great rewards.Check Out How To Defeat Large Monsters!
Defeat High Rank Monsters
Defeating High Rank monsters such as Diablos and Rathalos will also help you raise your HR rank. Focus your energy on larger, more advanced monsters instead of starting monsters such as Pukei-Pukei, etc.
Complete Quests That Hunt Multiple Monsters
You'll get more Hunter Rank points when you complete quests that need you to hunt down several monsters. Check your Investigations to see which quests have several monsters in the clear conditions.
Collect Kirin Tracks When Questing
Since you need to trigger the Kirin quest, "Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands", it's best to keep gathering tracks whenever you come across them. This makes it faster for you to activate the quest and fill up the Kirin's Investigation bar.
Fast Farm Guide To HR 100
Hunt Down Elder Dragons For More HR Points
When you're farming to reach HR 100, Elder Dragons are your best bet for the most number of HR points. Elder's Recess is also a great place to hunt as many rare materials that you need for crafting can be found there.
The Sapphire Star's Guidance Quest Activates At HR 100
When you reach HR 100, you'll trigger the ★ 9 mission "The Sapphire Star's Guidance". These bats you against 3 Tempered Elder Dragons - Kushala Daora, Teostra, and Nergigante. When you complete this mission, you'll receive a Research Commission Ticket.