MHW introduced a plethora of new materials in its enormous Iceborne expansion. That includes the Tempered Twilight Fang, which only becomes available once you unlock the special Guiding Lands region very late in the game (we’re talking after the credits roll for the first time). This rare material is only found in one very specific place, and you must farm it from one very specific creature in Monster Hunter World. But you’ll likely want a lot of them! You use the Tempered Twilight Fang to craft elemental damage and health augments on endgame weapons. You also need three to upgrade the Focus Charm to its highest level. But what is the MHW Tempered Twilight Fang? Where do you find it? And how do you farm the thing once you do discover them? That’s what our Tempered Twilight Fang MHW guide is here to answer!
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Tempered Twilight Fang Location – MHW Iceborne Guide
You can likely guess a lot about this item from its name. The Tempered Twilight Fang comes from a tempered monster. Specifically, you can acquire it by fighting any Tempered Blackveil Vaal Hazak in the Guiding Lands. Its Tempered Twilight Fang 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 Twilight Fang 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 Twilight Fang 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 Twilight Fang 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 Blackveil Vaal Hazak — 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 Blackveil Vaal Hazak, these can include a Tempered Twilight Fang or two.
Monsters also drop these shinies whenever you break their parts — just like when you’re outside the Guiding Lands.
The last important piece of the puzzle is luring out a Tempered Blackveil Vaal Hazak in the first place. It’s not entirely easy! The beast will only show itself if you raise the Guiding Lands’ Rotten Region to Level 7. Once that happens, you can summon a guaranteed Tempered Blackveil Vaal Hazak with bait. Just go to the Handler and choose to lure out a monster. If you have any Blackveil Vaal Hazak 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 Twilight Fang. Otherwise, log in and out of the Guiding Lands repeatedly to reset the monsters there. You might get lucky!
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