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How To Track Tempered Monsters - Investigations Quests Guide

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Check this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to track Tempered Monsters and how to get their Investigations Quests - including traces, threat levels, & rewards!

Tempered Monster Quest - Overview

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What Are Tempered Monsters?

More Powerful Versions Of Monsters

More Powerful Versions Of Monsters

Tempered monsters in Monster Hunter World are powered-up, more dangerous versions in the game. You can tell it is a tempered monster when their icon is outlined in "purple".

Activate Investigations Quests For Sure Encounters

Activate Investigations Quests For Sure Encounters

The only surefire way to encounter tempered monsters is to activate quests that need you to hunt them. Collect tempered tracks (traces) that you see in the field & check the Resource Center for investigation quests.

Threat Levels Identify Monster Strength

Threat Levels Identify Monster Strength

When you pick up any tracks (traces) of tempered monsters, it'll inform you of its threat level. The higher the threat level, the higher it is in the monster hierarchy, and definitely more dangerous.

Tempered Monster List By Threat Level

Threat Level 1
Barroth Barroth Pukei Pukei Pukei-Pukei Paolumu Paolumu
Tobi Kadachi Tobi Kadachi Jyuratodus Jyuratodus Anjanath Anjanath
Radobaan Radobaan Rathian Rathian -
Threat Level 2
Rathalos RathalosAzure Rathalos Azure RathalosPink Rathian Pink Rathian
Legiana LegianaUragaan UragaanLavasioth Lavasioth
Bazelgeuse BazelgeuseDiablos DiablosBlack Diablos Black Diablos
Odogaron OdogaronDeviljho Deviljho-
Threat Level 3
Teostra TeostraKushala Daora Kushala DaoraNergigante Nergigante
Vaal Hazak Vaal Hazak Kirin Kirin-

How To Get Tempered Monster Investigation Quests

Clear Main Story & Raise Hunter Rank

You must first clear the main story of Monster Hunter World and level up your Hunter Rank for you to gain access to tempered monsters. Complete the quests mentioned below to unlock access to higher threat levels of tempered monsters.

How To Unlock Tempered Monster Quest Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Clear ★ 8 Mission "A Wound and a Thirst"
- Gather blue tracks to unlock access to Threat Level 1 tempered monsters
2 Clear ★ 9 Mission "Land of Convergence"
- Gather blue tracks to unlock access to Threat Level 2 tempered monsters
3 Increase Hunter Rank to 49
4 Clear ★ 9 Mission "Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands"
- Gather blue tracks to unlock access to Threat Level 2 tempered monsters

Gather Blue Tracks In Different Regions

Gather Blue Tracks In Different Regions

The best way to unlock tempered monster investigation quests is to gather monster tracks (traces). Normally, these are green, but you'll know it's a tempered monster if the tracks (traces) are "blue".

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Get Random Investigations When Gathering Tracks

Get Random Investigations When Gathering Tracks

You'll get random investigation quests even if you're gathering tempered monster tracks (traces). It's best to just keep picking up and collecting whenever you find one to up your chances of getting a tempered monster investigation.

Activate Tempered Monster Investigation At Resource Center

 Activate Tempered Monster Investigation At Resource Center

After gathering tracks, head back to Astera and go to the Resource Center. Activate the investigation quest with the monster that you want to hunt and then head to the quest board to accept the quest.

How To Track Tempered Elder Dragons

Collect Blue Tracks In Elder Dragon's Area

Collect Blue Tracks In Elder Dragon

In MHW, tempered Elder Dragons also exist and the best way to find them is to collect their tracks (traces) in regions where you can find them. Then, check your Resource Center if you have the corresponding investigation quest to hunt them.

Tempered Elder Dragon Tracks Location Chart

Area / Elder Dragon Where To Find Tracks
Ancient Forest
Kushala Daora
Ancient Forest
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Area 16
Wildspire Waste
Teostra
Wildspire Waste
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Area 8
Coral Highlands
Kirin
Coral Highlands
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Area 12
Rotten Vale
Vaal Hazak
Rotten Vale
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Area 16
Elder's Recess
Random Elder Dragon
Elder's Recess Area 4
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Area 4
Elder's Recess Area 11-12
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Area 11-12

Tempered Monster Quest Benefits & Rewards

Receive More Decorations

Receive More Decorations

When you hunt tempered monsters, you'll receive more weapon & armor decorations or jewels. These items are important in making your loadout more powerful against certain monsters.

Get Streamstones For Melding & Augmentation

Get Streamstones For Melding & Augmentation

A random quest reward you can get for hunting tempered monsters are streamstones. These are valuable materials needed in melding high rarity decorations and augmenting weapons & armor.

Check Out How To Augment Weapons & Armor!

Get More Quest Reward Money

Get More Quest Reward Money

Tempered quest rewards you with more money than normal quests, this is due to the difficulty of defeating these powerful monsters.

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