MHW weapon augments need a lot of materials: including the Tempered Trancehide. This very rare material is only found in one very specific place, from one very creature in Monster Hunter World. But you’ll likely want a whole lot of them! They’re used for the extremely useful health regen augment on high-level weapons. This allows you to regain hit points as you deal damage to a monster. And unlike the Nergigante armor set bonus, you regen the health with every single strike. But where is the Tempered Trancehide in MHW? Let’s find out!
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Tempered Tancehide Location – MHW Iceborne Guide
You can likely guess a lot about this item from its name. The Tempered Trancehide comes from a tempered monster. Specifically, you can acquire it by fighting any Tempered Namielle in the Guiding Lands. Its Tempered Trancehide material will drop like candy — both from “shiny” drops (those glowing, white stones that pop off of monsters) and in your quest rewards whenever you report to the Handler.
You can increase the number of Tempered Trancehide drops with a couple of tricks. The first is to equip one level of the Geologist Skill on your hunter. The reason why might not seem obvious at first. The ability description simply says that it lets you gather from bonepiles more often than usual. Since the Tempered Trancehide doesn’t come from bonepiles, that doesn’t make much sense.
However, intentionally or because of a long-ignored bug, the Geologist skill also produces double the drops in the Guiding Lands. Every time you pick up a shiny, you actually get two grabs — as if the glowing orb was a bonepile to gather from itself. This effectively doubles your MHW Tempered Trancehide farming in the field.
The next trick is, of course, to produce more shiny drops in the first place. This is extremely easy in the Guiding Lands. You just need to slam creatures — in this case a Tempered Namielle — into walls, stones, and other solid objects. Just use your Clutch Claw to latch onto their face, ensuring you have a glob of Slinger ammo to fire. Next, aim the monster in whatever direction you want by pressing Circle or B (depending on what controller you use).
You can usually do this a total of three times if they aren’t enraged. If you mess up, they will automatically enter an enraged state, and you won’t be able to slam them again until they calm down.
Each time you do push the monster, though, it will turn about 45 degrees or so. Then, once they’re facing and near a solid piece of the environment, launch your Slinger ammo into their smug mug by pressing R2/Right Trigger. They’ll lunge forward a couple dozen feet and (hopefully) hit an obstacle. If they do, the monster will drop three or so shinies to plunder! If it’s a Tempered Namielle, these can include a Tempered Trancehide or two.
The last important piece of the puzzle is luring out a Tempered Namielle in the first place. It’s not entirely easy! The beast will only show itself if you raise the Guiding Lands’ Coral Region to Level 7. Once that happens, you can summon a guaranteed Tempered Namielle with bait. Just go to the Handler and choose to lure out a monster. If you have any Namielle bait, the result is sure to be a Tempered version. And you can finally get your Tempered Trancehide. Otherwise, log in and out of the Guiding Lands repeatedly to reset the monsters there.
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