New monsters mean new materials, including the Tempered Crownhorn available in MHW and its Iceborne expansion. Once you reach the Guiding Lands — a special new area in Monster Hunter World — you can get your very own Tempered Crownhorn (or two, or three, or four…). In fact, you’ll likely want to farm a few dozen, if you want to add slot augments to various endgame weapons. You also need the crafting material to upgrade your Critical Charm to its highest level. However, the Tempered Crownhorn only drops from one monster in all of MHW. Not only that, but you need to upgrade the aforementioned Guiding Lands by grinding out fights. But where do you find the Tempered Crownhorn once you finish grinding for the right monster? We’re here to with our Tempered Crownhorn MHW guide to help you find and farm it!
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Tempered Crownhorn Location – MHW Iceborne Guide
The Tempered Crownhorn comes from exactly where you probably think it does: a tempered monster. Specifically, you can acquire it by fighting any Tempered Velkhana in the Guiding Lands. Its Tempered Crownhorn 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 Crownhorn 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 Crownhorn 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 Crownhorn 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 Velkhana — 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 Velkhana, these can include a Tempered Crownhorn 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 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 Velkhana in the first place. It’s not entirely easy! The beast will only show itself if you raise any Guiding Lands region to Level 7. Velkhana is unique in that way. This particular monster doesn’t require any special placement! Once that happens, you can summon a guaranteed Tempered Velkhana with bait. Just go to the Handler and choose to lure out a monster. If you have any Velkhana 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 Crownhorn. Otherwise, log in and out of the Guiding Lands repeatedly to reset the monsters there. You might get lucky!
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