MHW: Quest & Monster Tier Guide

MHW: Quest & Monster Tier Guide

Last updated on January 21st, 2019

The world of Monster Hunter World can make newcomers feel lost with different quests and monsters. There’s always questions that new players may have about how several aspects of the game work. In this MHW: Quest & Monster Tier Guide we will go over quest rank, hunter rank, monster threat and more.

MHW: Quest & Monster Tier Guide

Q: What is the best way to hunt a monster? Expeditions or Quests?

A: Hunters should progress their main story (called Assignments) until they unlock the monster they are looking to hunt. As you progress the main story, optional quests become available, and hunters will likely want to complete them in order to unlock the Rainbow Pigment. Alternatively, you can experiment with Investigations, which are focused hunts that have clear targets and often a much more limited time period, but bonus rewards.

Expeditions are an option but only if you wish to capture wildlife, fish, gather as well as hunt monsters. Monsters in expeditions can leave the locale if players take too long so its not wise to hunt in expeditions early in the game. Also investigations rewards players with items like monster parts so they can greatly speed up making that new armor set you must have.

Q: How do I know if I am high rank?/ Which quests are low rank compared to high rank?

A: Hunters should be on the lookout after they repel Zorah Magdaros and have to head to Wildspire Waste to find a Pink Rathian. This quest will mark the beginning of high rank. In addition, players should look to the stars colors on quests.

  • Blue = Low Rank (1 Star to 5 Star)
  • Orange = High Rank (6 Star to 9 Star)


Q: Does monsters scale to your power or are they fixed? What is the the difference between a regular, tempered, and arch tempered monster?

A: Monsters don’t match your power, they remain static and fixed. Instead, monsters are divided into tiers:

  • Low Rank (blue stars) = Normal monsters
  • High Rank (orange stars) =  Normal Monsters
  • Tempered monsters (purple outline) = Same as high rank monsters but deal more damage
  • Arch Tempered Monsters (orange outline) = Only applies to Elder Dragons. They have new moves, more health, higher stagger thresholds and deal more damage. Some are even more resistant to stuns and flashpods.


Q: How do you encounter them [the different tiers monsters]? What quests are they in?

A: As stated earlier players can find normal monsters in their proper rank. Players start in low rank and have access to low rank expeditions and investigations. Once they reach high rank they have access to high rank expeditions and investigations. Remember to collect monster tracks to quickly add investigations.

To find tempered monsters players must

  1. Defeat Nergigante as this unlocks wild monsters potential to be tempered.
    1. Alternatively players can complete the Land of Convergence quest involving Xeno’jiiva
  2. Find tracks in the wilds to obtain tempered tracks. They are colored purple compared to normal green.
  3. Once hunters undertake a tempered monster quest, they should collect tracks, break monster parts and then capture or kill the tempered monster. This will start the cycle of getting more tempered quests.
    1. Alternatively hunters can undertake the Monster Track Event quests if they are live

A Simple Task“ 

  • 9 ★ located in the Ancient Forest
  • Players must be HR 30 or higher
  • Player must deliver 10 Gourmet Shroomcaps
  • Players will be able to find plentiful threat level 2 monster tracks

The best way to find the Gourmet Shroomcaps is head towards camp 8 or 11 as they have 2-3 Mushroom Colonies in a somewhat close proximity. Bring your gathering set to finish this quest even faster.

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  • 9 ★ located in the Elder Recess
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Deliver 10 Blue Beryl
  • Players will be able to find ample Elder Dragon Tracks.

 

Monsters are divided into 3 Tiers:

Tier 2 have apex monsters and other late game monsters. HR 30+, it falls under Tier 2

Tier 3 are the easiest to understand at the moment since its only Elder Dragons. HR 50+, it falls under Tier 3

 

Tempered Monsters usually reside in the investigation quests as shown in the quest screen by a purple cloak. There are also certain tempered monsters in optional quests that unlocks Mantles/Boosters for the hunters.

Arch Tempered Monsters only reside in event quests that are live for about 2-3 weeks at a time. They will be live during the season festivals and appreciation festival. They are noted by an orange cloak; the following event quests are the Arch Tempered Monsters.

 

A Whisper of White Mane” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Coral Highlands
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay a Arch Tempered Kirin.
  • Players will obtain Kirin Ticket to forge the new Kirin Armor γ and Blossom Layered Armor.

The Deadly Quiet Curtain” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Rotten Vale
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay a Arch Tempered Vaal Hazak.
  • Players will obtain materials to forge the new Vaal Hazak Armor γ and Death Stench Layered Armor.

The Scorn of the Sun” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Elder Recess
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay an Arch Tempered Teostra .
  • Players will obtain Teostra Ticket to forge the new Teostra Armor γ and Dante Layered Armor.

The Eye of the Storm” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Elder Recess
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay an Arch Tempered Kushala Doara.
  • Players will obtain Kushala Daora Ticket to forge the new Kushala Daora Armor γ and the Guild Cross Layered Armor.

When Blue Dust Surpasses Red Lust” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Elder Recess
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay a Arch Tempered Lunastra.
  • Players will obtain Lunastra Ticket to forge the new Empress Armor γ and Sakura Layered Armor.

“Undying Aplenglow” 

  • 9 ★ located in the Everstream
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must guide an Arch Tempered Zorah Magdaros.
  • Players will obtain Zorah Magdaros Ticket to forge the new Zorah Armor γ.

Like a Moth to the Flame

  • 9 ★ located in the Confluence of Fates
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay an Arch Tempered Xeno’jiiva.
  • Players will obtain Xeno’jiiva Ticket to forge the Commission Layered Armor.

Q: What loot do the Tempered and Arch Tempered Monsters drop?

A: They don’t really drop anything but hunters can obtain select items from them in special events and investigations! Remember in investigations, at the end of the quest there will be select number of bonus reward slots, colored in bronzesilveror gold. The number of bonus slots are predetermined and range from 2 to 5. The more difficult the conditions of the quests the higher reward color the slots/boxes will be. The slots color to indicate different drop rate, but not a different loot table (i.e: a gem can drop in a bronze slot, but is more likely to drop in a gold one)

For Tempered Monsters, those color boxes will only be purple and have different loot table of what they drop.

Tempered Quest Loot Percentages Post-Patch 3.00

  • Threat 1: 55% Mysterious Feystone, 25% Gleaming Feystone, 15% Worn Feystone, 5% Warped Feystones
  • Threat 2: 34% Gleaming Feystone, 35% Worn Feystone, 26% Warped Feystone, 3% Warrior Streamstone, 2% Hero Streamstones
  • Threat 3: 70% Worn Feystone, 13% Warped Feystone, 12% Warrior Streamstone, 5% Hero Streamstone

Arch Tempered Monsters will drop their ticket during the quest rewards along with their normal loot (monster parts), armor sphere, and Warrior/Hero Streamstone. Players should head to the Smithy and acquire the delivery request to create the matching layered armor. Tickets are used to create the monster’s Gamma armor (γ) and layered armor.

  • Kirin Ticket are used to forge Kirin Armor γ and Blossom Layered Armor.
  • Vaal Hazak Tickets are used to forge Vaal Hazak Armor γ and Death Stench Layered Armor.
  • Teostra Ticket are used to forge Teostra Armor γ and Dante Layered Armor.
  • Kushala Daora Ticket are used to forge Kushala Daora Armor γ and the Guild Cross Layered Armor.
  • Lunastra Ticket are used to forge Empress Armor γ and Sakura Layered Armor.
  • Zorah Magdaros Ticket are used to forge Zorah Armor γ and Origin Layered Armor.
  • Xeno’jiiva Ticket are used to forge Xeno Armor γ and Commission Layered Armor.


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