MHW: ICEBORNE | How To Get Through Master Rank Fast - Master Rank Break Guide

Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide and walkthrough about the main story missions (assigned quests) that you need to complete to go through Master Rank!!

Table of Contents

Check Out the Master Rank Optional Quest List!

How To Progress Iceborne Story Quests

Complete Assigned Missions to Progress the Story

The Monster Hunter World: Iceborne storyline will progress as you complete Assigned Quests. If you are unsure what your current objectives are, check the menu on the right hand side when you're at the base.

Complete 9★ HR Assigned Quest to Unlock

Before you can complete the key assigned quests in Iceborne's Master Rank, you will need to complete the story of Monster Hunter World. This includes finishing the final 9★ HR Assigned Quest "Land of Convergence."

Check Out MHW Main Story Quest Guide!

No Need To Do HR Limit-Break Quests

You do not need to complete HR limit-break missions like Beyond The Blasting Scales & Thunderous Rumble in the Highlands to progress MR. You can instead challenge them as Optional Quests.

How To Unlock Master Rank Quests

1Talk to the 5th Fleet Member near the Research Base entrance & answer 'YES'.
Proceed to Ancient Forest.
2Investigate the Legiana found in the Ancient Forest

MR 1 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1After talking to Commander at the Research Base, head to Hoarfrost Reach.
2Follow the Handler in the Hoarfrost Reach
3Confront & hunt Beotodus
(MR★1 Quest "Baptism by Ice")
▶Click Here for Beotodus Guide
You will be designated as Master Rank 2 upon completion

MR 1 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 2 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Head to Hoarfrost Reach on a Expedition
2 Find the Handler at Area 6 to trigger an event
3 Fight against the Banbaro
(MR★1 Quest "Banbaro Blockade")
▶Click Here for Banbaro Guide
4 After the expedition, you'll unlock Master Rank 3
- Steamworks is unlocked
- Seliana Melder unlocked
- Seliana Botanical Research Center unlocked
- Master Rank added to Tailraider Safari

MR 2 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 3 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Go out to Hoarfrost Reach for another expedition
2 Follow the Handler and the Tracker
3 Talk to the First Wyverian when you find them
4 Follow scoutflies to fight Viper Tobi-Kadachi in Area 10
(MR★2 Quest "Ready to Strike")
▶Click Here for Viper Tobi-Kadachi Guide
5 After the fight, you'll unlock Master Rank 4
- Talk to Seliana Armory to get MR★2 Quest "Poison & Paralysis Pinch" for Cleanser Booster upgrade

MR 3 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 4 ~ 7 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

MR 4~7 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 8 ~ 12 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Go out to the Ancient Forest on an expedition
2 Follow the Handler while going through the different events of the expedition
3 Complete the following quests:
MR★3 Quest "Ever-Present Shadow"
▶Click Here for Nargacuga Guide
MR★3 Quest "The Scorching Blade"
▶Click Here for Glavenus Guide
4 You'll unlock Master Rank 8 & Master Rank 9 after completing the quests
5 After completing the quests, you will unlock the Glider Mantle + in the armory
6 Complete the quests:
MR★3 Quest "Absolute Power"
▶Click Here for Tigrex Guide
MR★3 "A Smashing Cross Counter"
▶Click Here for Brachydios Guide
7 You'll unlock Master Rank 10 and Master Rank 11 after completing the quests
8 After completing the quests, you will unlock the Challenger Mantle + and Fireproof Mantle + in the armory
9 Collect the remaining tracks of Velkhana if needed
10 Complete MR★3 Quest "A Tale of Ice and Fire"
▶Click Here for Velkhana Guide
11 You'll unlock Master Rank 12 after completing the quest

MR 8~12 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 13 ~ 14 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Head towards an expedition in Hoarfrost Reach
2 Follow the Handler until you get the cutscenes
3 Fight the Shrieking Legiana
(MR★4 Quest "When the Mist Taketh You")
▶Click Here for Shrieking Legiana Guide
4 After the quest, you'll unlock Master Rank 13
- Talk to Seliana Armory to get the quest for Iceproof Mantle upgrade
5 Receive the MR★4 Quest "The Thunderous Troublemaker!" then defeat the Fulgur Anjanath
▶Click Here for Fulgur Anjanath Guide
6 After the fight, you'll unlock Master Rank 14
- Talk to Seliana Armory to get the quest for Thunderproof Mantle upgrade

MR 13~14 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 15 ~ 17 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

MR 15~17 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 18 ~ 20 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Receive the MR★5 Quest "The Iceborne Wyvern"
▶Click Here for Velkhana Guide
2 Unlock Master Rank 18 after the fight
3 Head to Elder's Recess for an expedition
4 Receive the MR★5 Quest "The Second Coming" & defeat the Seething Bazelgeuse
5 Unlock Master Rank 19 after completing the quest
6 Go on expeditions to gather Elder Dragon tracks
7 Receive the MR★5 Quest "Under the Veil of Death" & defeat the Blackveil Vaal Hazak
▶Click Here for Blackveil Vaal Hazak Guide

MR 18~20 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

MR 21 ~ 23 - Master Rank Assigned Quest List

Procedure & Walkthrough

No.Procedure
1 Discover Namielle
2 Receive the MR★5 Quest "A Light From the Abyss" and defeat the Namielle
▶Click Here for Namielle Guide
3 Unlock Master Rank 21 after beating Namielle
4 Speak with Field Team Leader & head out on an expedition
5 Explore & investigate Origin Isle
6 Receive the MR★6 Quest "To The Guided, A Paean" and defeat the Ruiner Nergigante
▶Click Here for Ruiner Nergigante Guide
7 Unlock Master Rank 22 after the quest
8 Receive the MR★6 Quest "Paean of Guidance" and defeat the Shara Ishvalda
▶Click Here for Shara Ishvalda Guide
9 Unlock Master Rank 23 after the quest

MR 21~23 - vs. Monster Strategy Guide

Check Out Iceborne End-Game Guide!

Things To Do After Breaking MR Limit

Unlockable Monsters After Finishing The Main Quest

Some monsters unlock after finishing the main quest. You will need to reach certain requirements.

All Iceborne Unlockable Monsters List

Explore End-Game Content & Upgrades

Guiding lands

The game isn't over just by finishing the story! Introducing Guiding Lands, a new area for you to collect unique upgrade materials, hunt for Rank 4 Decorations, optimize gear and so forth. Be sure to check out this guide for complete endgame contents!

What To Do After Beating Iceborne Story Quests

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