Where to Find Tempered Crimson Mane – MHW Location Guide

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The Tempered Crimson Mane in MHW. It’s not the most important item that becomes available when you reach the Guiding Lands region — a special new zone in Iceborne — but it is useful. You will likely want to acquire a few dozen to add affinity augments to some of your late-game weapons. However, the Tempered Crimson Mane only drops from one particular Monster Hunter World monster. Not only that, but you will need to spend some time upgrading a particular region of the Guiding Lands. The question is: which region? Where do you find the Tempered Crimson Mane, and what monster drops this rare material? The name is a pretty easy hint! Even so, we’re here to with our Tempered Crimson Mane MHW guide to help you find and farm it!

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Tempered Crimson Mane Location – MHW Iceborne Guide

The Tempered Crimson Mane comes from exactly where you probably think it does: a tempered monster. Specifically, you can acquire it by fighting any Tempered Teostra in the Guiding Lands. Its Tempered Crimson Mane 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 Crimson Mane 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 Crimson Mane 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 shiny 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 Crimson Mane farming in the field.

Guiding Lands Shiny Drop Tips for MHW

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 Teostra — 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 it’s facing and near a solid piece of the environment, launch your Slinger ammo into its smug mug by pressing R2/Right Trigger. The beast will lunge forward a couple dozen feet and (hopefully) hit an obstacle. If that happens, the monster will drop three or so shinies to plunder! If it’s a Tempered Teostra, these can include a Tempered Crimson Mane or two.

Monsters also drop these shinies whenever you break their parts — just like when you’re outside the Guiding Lands. In this case, that includes things like the horns, wings, and claws. Although severing the tail can also net you a different, even rarer material: the Great Spiritvein Gem.

The last important piece of the puzzle is luring out a Tempered Teostra in the first place. It’s not entirely easy! The beast will only show itself if you raise the Guiding Lands’ Wildspire Region (the desert zone) to Level 7. Once that happens, you can summon a guaranteed Tempered Teostra with bait. Just go to the Handler and choose to lure out a monster. If you have any Teostra bait, acquired by breaking monster parts and collecting tracks, the result is sure to be a Tempered version. And you can finally get your Tempered Crimson Mane. Otherwise, log in and out of the Guiding Lands repeatedly to reset the monsters there. You might get lucky!

And there you go! Thanks for taking the time to find the Tempered Crimson Mane in MHW: Iceborne. We’re happy to be of service. If you enjoyed this content, and would like to see more stuff like it, make sure to check out our Monster Hunter hub for future updates, guides, and opinions. Otherwise you can check out the rest of Fanbyte for more coverage of various games. Take care!


Steven Strom

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