With every new weapon or armour that comes to Monster Hunter: World, you'll need all the materials you can get in order to craft them. It can be tricky to know exactly where to find the items that you need. Sure, the game has a wish list that you can assign items so it tells you when you find the materials needed to craft them, but they don't tell you exactly where they are. This guide will show you where to find them, whether they are on small monsters to be scavenged from or various points in the map to be collected.
Monster Hunter: World materials guide
Gathering materials is one of the major things you need to do in order to get better gear, but there are plenty of other things in our Monster Hunter World guide that you can check out in order to improve your chances of surviving any particularly difficult hunt.
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Gathering materials in Monster Hunter: World
The majority of other materials are found by scavenging natural resources. While out in the field, if you head over to every mining outcrop, characterised by either blue or red crystals, you'll be able to obtain ores. The same can also be said for piles of bones that can be salvaged. You'll know you've found rare materials when the animation for digging or mining takes a lot longer, ending in the hunter holding the glimmering item aloft. Also, it's worth noting that rarer materials like Fucium Ore that are required for high-end gear, are only found in higher rank areas.
The only real exception to this are items like Dragoncore Ore which is dropped by Elder Dragons, or Lava Nuggets that are mined from the body of Uragaan. Some items like tickets are rewards for completing certain quests or missions to help factions, such as the Lynians with investigation missions, or coins for fighting monsters in the arena.
Small monster materials
Since the large monsters take centre stage, roaming around each of the maps, it's easy to forget that there are smaller critters that also have various unique materials to gather up. Below is a complete list of all the materials that are obtainable by simply slaying them and salvaging resources from their carcasses. Some creatures are available in multiple areas and some materials even require being hit in certain parts.
|Monster Name||Location||Low Rank Materials||High Rank materials|
|Aptonoth||Ancient Forest||Raw Meat||Raw Meat|
|Jagras||Ancient Forest||Jagras Hide Jagras Scale Sharp Claw||Jagras Hide + Jagras Scale + Piercing Claw|
|Kestodon||Ancient Forest Wildspire Waste||Kestodon Shell Kestodon Scalp||Kestodon Carapace Kestodon Scalp|
|Gajau||Ancient Forest Wildspire Waste||Gajau Whisker Gajau Skin||Gajau Scale Grand Gajau Whisker|
|Mosswine||Ancient Forest Wildspire Waste||Mosswine Hide||Mosswine Hide|
|Mernos||Ancient Forest Wildspire Waste Coral Highlands||Wingdrake Hide Raw Meat||Wingdrake Hide + Raw Meat|
|Vespoid||Ancient Forest Wildspire Waste Coral Highlands Rotten Vale||Vespoid Shell Vespoid Wing Monster Fluid||Vespoid Carapace Vespoid Innerwing Monster Broth|
|Apceros||Wildspire Waste||Raw Meat||Raw Meat|
|Noios||Wildspire Waste||Wingdrake Hide Screamer Sac||Wingdrake Hide + Screamer Sac|
|Kelbi||Wildspire Waste Coral Highlands||Kelbi Horn (hit its head) Warm Pelt White Liver Raw Meat||Kelbi Horn (hit its head) High-quality Pelt Raw Meat White Liver|
|Shamos||Coral Highlands||Shamos Hide Shamos Scale Sharp Claw||Shamos Hide + Shamos Scale + Piercing Claw|
|Raphinos||Coral Highlands Rotten Vale||Wingdrake Hide Raw Meat||Wingdrake Hide + Raw Meat|
|Hornetaur||Rotten Vale||Hornetaur Shell Hornetaur Wing Hornetaur Head Monster Fluid||Hornetaur Carapace Hornetaur Innerwing Hornetaur Head Monster Broth|
|Girros||Rotten Vale||Girros Hide Girros Scale Girros Fang||Girros Hide + Girros Scale + Girros Fang|
|Gastodon||Elder's Recess||N/A||Gastodon Carapace Gastodon Horn|
|Barnos||Elder's Recess||Wingdrake Hide||Barnos Hide + Barnos Talon|
Large monster materials in Monster Hunter: World
As for the rest of the resources, they've technically already been covered in our individual large monster guides. So for those looking for both low rank and high rank materials that you can salvage from these monsters, as well as the chances to obtain each possible item, they're at the bottom of the individual guide pages below.
- Monster Hunter: World Great Jagras
- Monster Hunter: World Kulu-Ya-Ku
- Monster Hunter: World Pukei-Pukei
- Monster Hunter: World Barroth
- Monster Hunter: World Jyuratodus
- Monster Hunter: World Tobi-Kadachi
- Monster Hunter: World Anjanath
- Monster Hunter: World Tzitzi-Ya-Ku
- Monster Hunter: World Paolumu
- Monster Hunter: World Radobaan
- Monster Hunter: World Rathian
- Monster Hunter: World Legiana
- Monster Hunter: World Odogaron
- Monster Hunter: World Great Girros
- Monster Hunter: World Diablos
- Monster Hunter: World Rathalos
- Monster Hunter: World Pink Rathian
- Monster Hunter: World Uragaan
- Monster Hunter: World Dodogama
- Monster Hunter: World Lavasioth
- Monster Hunter: World Black Diablos
- Monster Hunter: World Azure Rathalos
- Monster Hunter: World Bazelgeuse
- Monster Hunter: World Deviljho
Elder Dragon materials in Monster Hunter: World
Much like the large monsters, we also have guides for all the currently available Elder Dragons in the PC version of the game. If you'd like to know what materials to salvage from them, as well as the chances to obtain each possible item, they're at the bottom of the individual guide pages.
- Monster Hunter: World Zorah Magdaros
- Monster Hunter: World Nergigante
- Monster Hunter: World Teostra
- Monster Hunter: World Kushala Daora
- Monster Hunter: World Vaal Hazak
- Monster Hunter: World Xeno'jiiva
- Monster Hunter: World Kirin
So now you know where to find all the materials you need to craft new gear. Head on over to either our Monster Hunter: World weapon tree guide for a complete list of all the weapons you can make, or the Monster Hunter: World armour builds guide for all the craftable armour in the game presently.