Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to farm & earn money (zenny) efficiently. Including info on the use of money in the game!
Ways To Earn Money Efficiently
【RECOMMENDED! 】 Use Bandit Mantle When Hunting
Gives Valuable Drops When Used Against Large Monsters
When you equip a Bandit Mantle while hunting a large monster, there is a chance the monster will drop golden materials. These are trade-in items that can be sold for money.
Golden Material Drops & Selling Price List
|Trade-In Item||Selling Price|
Obtain After Completing ★ 5 Quest "Redefining The Power Couple"
You will be rewarded the Bandit Mantle after completing the ★ 5 Quest "Redefining The Power Couple". This has you face against the wyvern couple - Rathalos and Rathian.
Required Steps To Unlock Quest
|1||Get to HR 10 and talk to Armory lady|
|2||Complete quests she gives you|
|3||Talk to Armory lady to receive the mantle|
Recommended Monster To Hunt: Great Jagras
One of the best monsters to hunt with the Bandit Mantle is the Great Jagras. It is one of the easiest monsters to defeat that is considered a "large monster" and will still drop golden materials when damaged.
【RECOMMENDED! 】Complete "Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver"
Quest Is Easy & Quick To Complete
The ★ 6 "Chef Quest! Pumped to Deliver" quest requires you to deliver 4 Ancient Fossils and wards you & awards you with an easy 5400z when done successfully. With the right skills, you can harvest the materials in just one spot.
Check Areas 1, 2, & 5 In Rotten Vale For Fossils
Get Geologist Skill To Harvest Ancient Fossils Faster
The Geologist skill allows you to harvest more from bonepiles, making it an essential skill to have to finish the quest quickly. If you have Geologist Level 2, you can even complete the quest from just one harvesting spot.
Gear & Materials Needed To Get Geologist Skill
|Gear||How To Get||Materials|
|Geology Charm I||Craft from Workshop|| - x4 Dragonite Ore |
- x4 Machalite Ore
- x1 Lightcrystal
- x1 Aquacore Ore
|Geology Charm II||Upgrade from Geology Charm I|| - x6 Carbalite Ore |
- x8 Dragonite Ore
- x2 Lightcrystal
- Spiritcore Ore
|Shamos Goggles α||Craft from Workshop|| - x3 Shamos Hide+ |
- x4 Shamos Scale+
- x3 Dragonvein Crystal
Fish For Goldenfish & Goldenfry In Rotten Vale
Fish Scales Can Be Sold For Money
Certain fish such as Goldenfish and Goldenfry will be converted to trade-in items when you catch them. These trade-in items such as scales can be sold for money from your Item Box.
Scale Types & Selling Price List
|Golden Material||Selling Price|
Goldenfish & Goldenfry Rotten Vale Map Location
Order Trade-in Items From Argosy
Argosy Is Available After Unlocking High Rank
Once you've broken into High Rank quests in Monster Hunter World, you'll get access to the Argosy and its captain. You can "order" goods from the Captain and they are categorized as consumable, material, and trade-in items.
Request Trade-in Items From Argosy Captain
You can request trade-in items from the Argosy's Captain. Once he comes back, you can purchase these items from him and sell them for money or zenny. Keep in mind that the Argosy comes and goes in Astera.
Sell Items You Don't Need
Sell Off Extra Items In Your Box
Another way of earning money in Monster Hunter World is to sell of any extra items and materials in your Item Box, including weapons & gear you are not using anymore.
Sell Items Carefully, You Might Need Them Later
When selling items from your Item Box, be sure to select them carefully. You have to be absolutely sure you won't need these items, materials, or gear later on in the game.
Complete Quests In Solo Mode
Solo Gives You All Monetary Rewards
When playing solo, you won't share the rewards with anyone else. You will receive all the quest reward money and won't have to split it like when you're in multiplayer mode.Check Out Difference Between Solo & Multiplayer!
What Is The Use Of Money?
Mainly Needed For Crafting In Smithy
Money in Monster Hunter World is integral in crafting necessary weapons & equipment in the Smithy. Aside from needing specific materials, you'll need to pay the Workshop for building your desired loadout.
Required For Weapon & Armor Upgrades
Money is also needed in upgrading your weapons and armor, besides having the required monster materials. Upgrades become extremely expensive in High Rank, making it necessary for you to know the best & most efficient ways to earn money.