Monster Hunter World X The Witcher Contract: Woodland Spirit Guide

Monster Hunter World X The Witcher Contract: Woodland Spirit Guide

Last updated on February 15th, 2019

Capcom’s Monster Hunter World received a new update bringing with it the introduction of The Witcher Collaboration Event.

Monster Hunter World X The Witcher Contract: Woodland Spirit

This week players can undertake the newest event quest to unlock even more Witcher goodies such as Geralt’s Rarity 8 Sword, Ciri’s Dual Blades, and Ciri’s Layered Armor. In this guide I’ll will share how you can complete the event quest with ease by breaking down all the required materials and stats of the new items.

Everything about Contract: Woodland Spirit

This event quest will be live from February 14 at 7 PM EST until February 28 6:59 PM EST

“Contract: Woodland Spirit”

  • 9 ★ located in the Ancient Forest
  • Players must be HR 50 or higher
  • Player must slay an Ancient Leshen.
  • Players will obtain higher quality Leshen materials that will be required to upgrade the Witcher’s Silver Sword into the Witcher Silver Sword+, Zireael, Ciri’s Full Armor, Ciri’s Full Layered Armor, and Geralt’s Full Layered Armor.

Contract: Woodland Spirit Guide

This quest’s difficulty will be on par with Extreme Behemoth. While it is possible to solo, Ancient Leshen’s large health pool and summoning mechanics will make it extremely difficult. Gather some friends or find a lobby that is hosting this quest to easily find other players as SOS were little to none during the time I attempted.

Upon arrival quickly open your map and fly to Camp 11 in the Northeast as the Ancient Leshen starts in Quadrant 12. Pick up the Redpit slinger thats on the slope near camp. Jump across the gap, swing from the vine, and head down the root to be outside of the Leshen’s first area. Hopefully, one member of the team have wide range to share their buffs with the whole team. These buffs include:

  • Mega Demondrug
  • Mega Armorskin
  • Demon Powder
  • Hardshell Powder
  • Attack Seeds
  • Defense Seeds

Enter Quadrant 12 by crawling under the tree vine and have 1 member turn left, look up and shoot down the boulder onto of the Leshen. Doing this deals 3375 damage to the Leshen and 480 to the surrounding Jagras. Another member should run up to the Leshen and drop their Health Booster. Other team members should dawn their Temporal Mantle and go to town. Temporal Mantle will negate heavy damage but the chip damage taken from the Leshen’s crow aura will bypass it thus needing the Health Booster on the ground to counter it. I usually refrain from popping my Temporal until a minute goes by so not all Temporal Mantles will be on cool down at the same time.

The Leshen fights similarly as the one everyone had to fight in Contract: Trouble in the Ancient Forest. His primary attacking are summoning roots to attack the player. The offensive version will travel in a linear V-shaped path while the defensive version will summon a wall of roots around the Leshen which will spread outward 3 times.If players get too close he will swing his arms punching the player away. He also have a root attack that will come up from the ground at the feet of a random player. This attack has a long range on where it can spawn and it has a moderate range from which it extends to. He can send out his murder of crows to attack the player in succession.

The deadly attack to watch out for is a CC type move from the Leshen which he will imprison a player with roots. The crows will deal damage over time as well as the Leshen may attack the player or summon his pack of Jagras until the Leshen will shoot a bursting root at the player. This attack is lethal as a 200 HP character with good defense will barely survive it let alone if they were already weak or was attack by other beings once caught. Luckily your teammates can save you if you are caught. Use the hunter Runestone or Igni to set the roots aflame. Alternatively, players may also flash the Leshen which will break the hold.

The Leshen likes to teleport around the area, so using the slinger and shooting him will stagger him at times allowing your teammates to continue their onslaught. There are scatternuts, redpits, puddle pods, and the Leshen will drop dragon and piercing pods that all can be used.

When the Ancient Leshen summons his Jagras pack make sure to eliminate them as quick as possible. These Jagras are tanky and are highly annoying due to the vast number of them while the Leshen will enclose players in a root prison while distracted. Players that have long weapons like a longsword should focus them down to allow the other teammates to focus on the Ancient Leshen. If overrun use flash pods to temporarily stun the Leshen and all the Jagras.

At times the Ancient Leshen will cause a large rumble and explode scattering tons of crows throughout the map. This attack hits very hard so it’s not wise to try to tank it. This attack is similar to Teostra’s fire AOE which they charge up then explodes. A flash pod will be able to counter this attack or simply use your superman dive to safely avoid it. This attack may occur up to 4 times during this quest.

The Leshen has 2 different paths he may take during this quest.

  • Path 1 is Quadrant 12, 8, 7, finally 6.
  • Path 2 is Quadrant 12, 5, 4, finally 2.

Final Tips

  • Hitting the Leshen with the boulder in Quadrant 12 is a must!
  • Bring Temporal Mantles and Health Boosters
  • Health Augment on your weapon can counter the chip damage from the Leshen’s crow aura.
  • Having 1 player healing the team will improve success rate.
  • If players have weapons that helps them mount, take advantage of it.
  • Ancient Leshen is 3 star weak to fire, 2 star weak to dragon and thunder
  • Poison is the ailment he is weakest to.
  • Paralyze can allow players extra time to attack.
  •  Bring Flash Pods

To watch this quest in action check out the video below:

New Weapons, Full Armor, & Layered Armor

Witcher Silver Sword+ (Sword and Shield)

  • 56,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 1 Ancient Leshen Skull
  • 4 Ancient Cursed Bone
  • 2 Ancient Leshen Antlers
  • 5 Leshen Resin
  • Rarity 8
  • Attack 266
  • Sharpness: Max White (unable to use handicraft)
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Base Element: 330 Dragon
  • Max Element: 430 Dragon
  • High Elderseal
  • 1 Level 1 Decoration Slot



Zireael (Dual Blades)

  • 60,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • 1 Ancient Leshen Skull
  • 8 Ancient Leshen Claw
  • 3 Ancient Leshen Antlers
  • 2 Novacrystal
  • Rarity 8
  • Attack 294
  • Sharpness: Small White
  • Affinity: 0%
  • Base Element: 240 Dragon (Sealed)
  • Max Element: 310 Dragon
  • High Elder Seal
  • 1 Level 3 Decoration Slot



Ciri’s Full Armor

Defense & Resist Stats

  • Defense350 Total Defense
  • Fire Resistance-10 Fire
  • Water Resistance-5 Water
  • Thunder Resistance10 Thunder
  • Ice Resistance5 Ice
  • Dragon Resistance15 Dragon


Ciri α Armor Stat Limits

  • Base: Level 1 with 70 Defense
  • Max: Level 4 with 76 Defense 240 points 11,520 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
  • Augmented: Level 11 with 90 Defense 1160points 94,080 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki
    • 1 Gleaming Streamstone and 2 Elder Dragon Bones 30,000 zenny-currency-mhworld-wiki


Full Armor Set Skills & Set Bonus

  • Evade Window Level 5
  • Free Element/Ammo Up Level 3
  • Constitution Level 2
  • Evade Extender Level 2
  • Divine Blessing Level 2
  • Razor Sharp/Spare Shot

Full Armor Set Decoration Slots

  • Has a total of 2 level 3 decorations.
  • Has a total of 3 level 2 decorations.
  • Has a total of 3 level 1 decorations.

Full Armor Set Required Materials

  • 1 Ancient Leshen Skull
  • 4 Ancient Leshen Claw
  • 8 Ancient Cursed Bone
  • 10 Leshen Resin

Individual Piece of Ciri α Armor

Ciri’s Head

  • Has 1 level 3 decoration slot
  • Has 2 level 1 decoration slots
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • Defense70 Defense
    • Fire Resistance-2 Fire
    • Water Resistance-1 Water
    • Thunder Resistance2 Thunder
    • Ice Resistance1 Ice
    • Dragon Resistance3 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Free Element/Ammo Up Level 2
    • Evade Window Level 1

Ciri’s Body

  • Has 1 level 3 decoration slots
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • Defense70 Defense
    • Fire Resistance-2 Fire
    • Water Resistance-1 Water
    • Thunder Resistance2 Thunder
    • Ice Resistance1 Ice
    • Dragon Resistance3 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Evade Window Level 2
    • Divine Blessing Level 2


Ciri’s Arms

  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • Defense70 Defense
    • Fire Resistance-2 Fire
    • Water Resistance-1 Water
    • Thunder Resistance2 Thunder
    • Ice Resistance1 Ice
    • Dragon Resistance3 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Free Element/Ammo Up Level 1
    • Razor Sharp/Spare Shot Level 1


Ciri’s Torso

  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • Defense70 Defense
    • Fire Resistance-2 Fire
    • Water Resistance-1 Water
    • Thunder Resistance2 Thunder
    • Ice Resistance1 Ice
    • Dragon Resistance3 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Free Element/Ammo Up Level 1
    • Evade Extender Level 2

Ciri’s Legs

  • Has 1 level 2 decoration slot
  • Has 1 level 1 decoration slot
  • Defense & Resist Stats
    • Defense70 Defense
    • Fire Resistance-2 Fire
    • Water Resistance-1 Water
    • Thunder Resistance2 Thunder
    • Ice Resistance1 Ice
    • Dragon Resistance3 Dragon
  • Has the equipment skills:
    • Evade Window Level 2
    • Constitution Level 2

Layered Armor

If you just wanted to change your appearance while keeping your current effects of your chosen armor intact, you can opt for Layered Armor. Find the cost and the full look below:

Geralt

Geralt of Rivia

Rewards Geralt Layered Armor

5,000 

1 Mutagen

Ciri

Cirilla Fiona Elen Riannon

Rewards Ciri Layered Armor

5,000 

1 Mutagen


For all your Monster Hunter needs stop by our Monster Hunter World Wiki. You can also check out the most recent guides in Monster Hunter World: Arch Tempered Nergigante and Monster Hunter World: Patch 6.00 Notes & Witcher Collaboration Event.

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