In Monster Hunter: World, any hunter will tell you to take advantage of each and every way to farm materials. The long-running series puts a lot of emphasis on building the best weapon and armor sets for any situation. This often means grinding against monsters, hoping that one crafting material you desperately need will drop this time.
One mechanic that can make the grind a little less painful is the Monster Hunter Tailraider Safari. This sends out a group of Palicos to fight automatically, bringing back their spoils to fill your coffers. Our Monster Hunter: World Tailraider Safari guide will help you understand how to use this mechanic and make the most of the safari!
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How to Unlock the Tailraider Safari in Monster Hunter: World
The Tailraider Safari unlocks as you progress through the main story in Monster Hunter: World. When you unlock the Research Base, you can talk to the older lady on the ship. She’ll explain the basics of the Tailraider Safari to you. From there, you can talk to her or the Housekeeper Palico to send Palicos off to gather materials.
Using the Tailraider Safari in Monster Hunter: World
With the Tailraider Safari, you send three Palicoes off into the wild, gathering materials and fighting monsters. They aren’t just any old Palicos, though; which of your felyne friends appear and how competent they are depend on a few factors.
Palicos you can send on a Safari are randomly provided by the game, from your Guild Card List, or from your squad (if you are a part of one). If a Palico from a Guild Card or squad pops up, they’re more likely to have higher stats. By extension, they’ll also get more rewards. As you progress through the game and make more friends in Monster Hunter: World, it won’t be difficult to have a team that’s completely maxed out in all three stats: Harvesting, Gathering, and Hunting.
Choosing Your Destination
Harvesting destinations have your Palicos take down some of the local endemic life, obtaining materials from the mostly harmless creatures. Gathering destinations will simply see your Safari picking herbs and sifting through bone piles. Finally, Hunting destinations send your team of felynes against a monster to take it down — carving out some rewards. Additionally, any areas that show parts of the Safari with red paw symbols give your Palicos more rewards. That’s because the local Grimalkyne tribe will help them out. It’s a good idea to pick paths that have a red paw whenever they’re available!
A Tailraider Safari will last for five regular quests. When they return, after you finish five missions on your own, you can reap all of the rewards. If you want, you can also pick up interim rewards from the Housekeeper, but in most cases, you may as well wait. Safari rewards are almost always be lower tier items. Basically, your Palicoes will not be return with Elder Dragon Gems, But there are some unique materials you can only get from the Tailraider Safari.
Unique Tailraidier Safari Materials
There are currently two unique materials you can only retrieve from Tailraider Safaris:
Tailraider Voucher – The Tailraider Voucher is a Rarity 4 item that can be used to make a few items. Probably the most important item is the Faux Felyne Helm, which gives you a giant Palico head to wear. Who doesn’t want to look like an overgrown feline!? The Tailraider Voucher is also used to craft all three levels of the Rally Charm.
Sinister Cloth – The Sinister Cloth is an item that can only be obtained from Safari trips. These materials are used to create the Death Stench armor sets. These sets offer decent resistance to Fire, Ice, and Water elements, as well as some useful skills. Sinister Cloth is also needed for the Commission Armor set: some well-rounded gear that’s helpful in many situations!