Are you tired of grinding? Are you not getting the gems and decorations you need to max out your gear in Monster Hunter: World? The Elder Melder and the Melding Pot can help you out! However, it’s a bit difficult to understand the Elder Melder and their useful skills. Our guide will help you use this Wyverian’s abilities effectively in your quest for the best gear sets!
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Unlocking the Elder Melder in Monster Hunter: World
Thankfully, gaining access to the Elder Melder and the Melding Pot is pretty easy. You gain access to the Melding Pot by the time you’re finished exploring the Coral Highlands. Just play through your main assignments!
However, it still takes a bit of time to unlock everything the Elder Melder has to offer. You unlock new items as you advance the main story and fight more monsters. The features eventually fill out once you defeat most of the new monsters that came out post-release, as free updates (e.g. Deviljho). Finally, finishing some tempered investigations and obtaining a Streamstone will unlock the First Wyverian Ritual.
What the Elder Melder Offers in Monster Hunter: World
With the Melding Pot in hand, the Elder Melder offers a variety of skills to help you in your quest to make monster hunting more efficient. Most of them involve melting down excess items you don’t need to create new items you do need. Melting down items gets you points to get create new materials, decorations, and gear.
First and foremost, you can melt consumable items down to make other usable gear. This includes things like potions and drinks. However, we don’t really recommend using the Elder Melder for normal items. Most can be made easily with common materials, or just bought from the in-game store, so it’s not really worth sacrificing what you have when you can gather the stuff you need.
Next, you can melt down extra decorations for new decorations. This is more useful overall, as decorations help tweak your gear sets for maximum efficiency. Decorations can be obtained from completing investigations — with higher quality decorations having a better chance of dropping in tempered investigations. Of course, the decorations you get are completely up to chance. If you keep getting decorations you don’t want, you can melt them down for something more useful.
Now, not every single decoration is available from the Elder Melder; you still have to grind for some. But for decorations that offer elemental resistance, you can use the Melding Pot to give you an edge.
Creating Monster Gems with the Elder Melder
Finally, you can meld monster materials. This is almost certainly the most useful of the melding options, as you can typically create the rarest material that each monster drops individually — including gems. However, this option requires a special type of item to use: the Wyverian Print.
There are multiple categories of print. They are the First, Steel, Silver, and Gold Wyverian Prints. The higher tier the material you want to create, the higher rarity print you need to use. Gold Wyverian Prints are what you’ll need to obtain monster gems, and, currently, the only way to get those are by completing the weekly limited bounties. It’s worth grinding out those quests for the ability to make the gem of your choice, though.
The First Wyverian Ritual
The First Wyverian Ritual in Monster Hunter: World allows you to convert Streamstones and old decorations to re-roll up to three new decorations. Streamstones determine which level of ritual you want to complete. So the bigger the ritual, the more rare the Streamstone you need. You also need “Melding Points.” This special currency is easy to come by. You just need to trade in random junk to the Elder Melder to use as fuel in the process.
There are three Wyverian Ritual options available: Coral Concoction, Strange Stream, and Spicy Spire.
Spicy Spire is the lowest tier of the three rituals, requiring a Streamstone Shard, 150 Research Points, and only 12 Melding Points to roll for three new decorations. Although these new decorations will likely be low-tier. Coral Concoctions require a Streamstone, 250 Research Points, and 24 Melding Points for a better chance at higher tier decorations. The Strange Stream offers the highest chance of high-tier decorations with a Gleaming Streamstone, 400 Research Points, and 36 Melding Points.
Whether or not the resources are worth the chance of better items — and the risk of getting junk — is up to you. If you’ve been grinding a while, and just have a lot of extra decorations sitting around, there’s no harm in giving the First Wyverian Ritual a spin.
Thanks for taking the time to read our Elder Melder guide for Monster Hunter: World! Check back soon for more information about the game and be sure to swing by for our coverage of the Iceborne expansion.