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The Guiding Lands (Japanese 導きの地) is a mysterious area first introduced in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. This area, a mishmash of features from the Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste, Coral Highlands, Rotten Vale, Elder's Recess, and Hoarfrost Reach, is where powerful monsters gather together. Like Moga Woods and the Everwood, it serves as an area to freely hunt randomly-appearing monsters and obtain unique items.

Regions

Intersection

Area 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are accessible by Monsters bound to any one Region, they will likely however move around the closest ones to the their spawning habitat. Because of this, monsters that otherwise could not meet in-game often clash in these areas. These areas mostly provide gathering points for combination and consumables.

Forest Region

While much of the Intersection Area looks like part of the Forest Region, Area 6 and 7 are the ones to provide unique gathering materials of the Region, and is off-limits for monsters that did not spawn in it. The Region is directly connected to Intersection 1 and 2.

Wildspire Region

Area 8 and 9 are part of the Wildspire Region, located in the furthest South-west of the Guiding Lands. The closest Intersections are area 2 and 3.

Coral Region

Area 10 and 11 of the Guiding Land's East are part of the Coral Region. It is linked to Intersection 4.

Rotted Region

Covering Area 12 and 13 of the Guiding Lands lower East. This Region has Effluvium hazard similar to the middle levels of the Rotten Vale. It is connected to Intersection 3 and 5 via narrow and slanted path.

Volcanic Region

Only accessible after the the Special Assignment "Reveal Thyself, Destroyer" of the first major update. The Region covers Area 14 and 15 and is linked to intersection 5. Damaging heat is constantly generated in the region, as with the volcanic caverns of Elder's Recess.

Tundra Region

Only accessible after the the Special Assignment "Across the Lost Path" of the second major update. The Region covers Area 16 and 17 and is linked to intersection 1. This region is modeled after the icy caves and rocky summit of the Hoarfrost Reach, and is just as cold.

Region Monster List

A list of each region's available monsters and their approximate spawn rates, based on the Hunter's Notes. Monster names in bold are Tempered monsters. Monster names in "colored" are monsters that are unique to that region.

Forest Region

Level ★★★ ★★
Lv 1 Great Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi Anjanath
Lv 2 Great Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Anjanath, Banbaro Rathian, Rathalos, Nightshade Paolumu, Nargacuga, Zinogre Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 3 Anjanath, Rathalos, Nargacuga, Zinogre, Yian Garuga Great Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Rathian, Azure Rathalos, Banbaro, Nightshade Paolumu, Glavenus, Fulgur Anjanath Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron
Lv 4 Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Banbaro, Nargacuga, Zinogre, Yian Garuga Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron Great Jagras, Rathian, Nightshade Paolumu, Glavenus, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Rajang
Lv 5 Anjanath, Rathalos, Azure Rathalos, Kushala Daora, Velkhana, Zinogre, Yian Garuga Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Rathian, Banbaro, Nightshade Paolumu, Nargacuga, Fulgur Anjanath, Savage Deviljho, Rajang Great Jagras, Glavenus, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 6 Azure Rathalos, Kushala Daora, Nargacuga, Savage Deviljho, Zinogre, Scarred Yian Garuga Anjanath, Rathalos, Ebony Odogaron, Velkhana, Rajang Great Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Rathian, Banbaro, Nightshade Paolumu, Glavenus, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 7 Kushala Daora, Ruiner Nergigante (sometimes Tempered), Scarred Yian Garuga, Rajang Azure Rathalos, Nargacuga, Velkhana, Savage Deviljho, Zinogre Great Jagras, Pukei-Pukei, Tobi-Kadachi, Anjanath, Rathian, Rathalos, Banbaro, Nightshade Paolumu, Glavenus, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron


Wildspire Region

Level ★★★ ★★
Lv 1 Kulu-Ya-Ku, Barroth Pukei-Pukei Rathian, Nightshade Paolumu
Lv 2 Kulu-Ya-Ku, Barroth, Rathian, Nightshade Paolumu Anjanath, Diablos, Pink Rathian, Glavenus Pukei-Pukei, Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 3 Rathian, Diablos, Nightshade Paolumu, Glavenus Kulu-Ya-Ku, Barroth, Anjanath, Pink Rathian, Black Diablos, Fulgur Anjanath Pukei-Pukei, Banbaro, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron
Lv 4 Barroth, Diablos, Black Diablos, Glavenus Pukei-Pukei, Rathian, Nightshade Paolumu, Ebony Odogaron Kulu-Ya-Ku, Anjanath, Pink Rathian, Banbaro, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Rajang
Lv 5 Rathian, Diablos, Black Diablos, Teostra, Lunastra, Nightshade Paolumu, Velkhana Barroth, Anjanath, Pink Rathian, Glavenus, Fulgur Anjanath, Savage Deviljho, Rajang Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Banbaro, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 6 Black Diablos, Teostra, Lunastra, Glavenus, Savage Deviljho, Gold Rathian Rathian, Diablos, Nightshade Paolumu, Ebony Odogaron, Velkhana, Rajang Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Barroth, Anjanath, Pink Rathian, Banbaro, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 7 Teostra, Lunastra, Ruiner Nergigante (sometimes Tempered), Gold Rathian, Rajang Black Diablos, Glavenus, Velkhana, Savage Deviljho Kulu-Ya-Ku, Pukei-Pukei, Barroth, Anjanath, Rathian, Diablos, Pink Rathian, Banbaro, Nightshade Paolumu, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron


Coral Region

Level ★★★ ★★
Lv 1 Tzitzi-Ya-Ku Banbaro Paolumu, Coral Pukei-Pukei
Lv 2 Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Paolumu, Pink Rathian, Coral Pukei-Pukei Legiana Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 3 Paolumu, Legiana, Pink Rathian, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Nargacuga Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Odogaron, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron, Zinogre Banbaro
Lv 4 Paolumu, Legiana, Ebony Odogaron Pink Rathian, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Nargacuga, Zinogre Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Odogaron, Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath, Rajang
Lv 5 Legiana, Kirin, Pink Rathian, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Velkhana, Namielle Paolumu, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron, Savage Deviljho, Zinogre, Rajang Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Odogaron, Banbaro, Nargacuga, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 6 Kirin, Namielle, Savage Deviljho, Silver Rathalos Legiana, Pink Rathian, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Ebony Odogaron, Velkhana, Zinogre, Rajang Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Paolumu, Odogaron, Banbaro, Nargacuga, Fulgur Anjanath, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 7 Kirin, Namielle, Ruiner Nergigante (sometimes Tempered), Silver Rathalos, Rajang Velkhana, Savage Deviljho Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Paolumu, Legiana, Odogaron, Pink Rathian, Banbaro, Coral Pukei-Pukei, Nargacuga, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron, Zinogre


Rotted Region

Level ★★★ ★★
Lv 1 Great Girros Banbaro Radobaan
Lv 2 Great Girros, Radobaan Odogaron, Banbaro, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 3 Radobaan, Odogaron, Tigrex Great Girros, Fulgur Anjanath Banbaro, Acidic Glavenus, Ebony Odogaron
Lv 4 Radobaan, Odogaron, Tigrex, Acidic Glavenus Ebony Odogaron Great Girros, Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath, Rajang
Lv 5 Odogaron, Acidic Glavenus, Velkhana, Blackveil Vaal Hazak Radobaan, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Savage Deviljho, Rajang Great Girros, Banbaro, Ebony Odogaron, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 6 Tigrex, Acidic Glavenus, Blackveil Vaal Hazak, Savage Deviljho, Brute Tigrex Odogaron, Ebony Odogaron, Velkhana, Rajang Great Girros, Radobaan, Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 7 Blackveil Vaal Hazak, Ruiner Nergigante (sometimes Tempered), Brute Tigrex, Rajang Tigrex, Acidic Glavenus, Velkhana, Savage Deviljho Great Girros, Radobaan, Odogaron, Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron


Volcanic Region

Level ★★★ ★★
Lv 1 Dodogama Lavasioth, Banbaro
Lv 2 Dodogama, Lavasioth Uragaan Banbaro, Brachydios, Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 3 Rathalos, Lavasioth, Uragaan, Brachydios Dodogama, Glavenus, Fulgur Anjanath Banbaro, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron, Rajang
Lv 4 Lavasioth, Uragaan, Azure Rathalos, Brachydios Rathalos, Ebony Odogaron, Seething Bazelgeuse, Rajang Dodogama, Banbaro, Glavenus, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 5 Rathalos, Uragaan, Teostra, Lunastra, Kushala Daora, Seething Bazelgeuse, Rajang Lavasioth, Azure Rathalos, Brachydios, Fulgur Anjanath, Savage Deviljho Dodogama, Banbaro, Glavenus, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 6 Azure Rathalos, Brachydios, Seething Bazelgeuse, Savage Deviljho, Rajang Rathalos, Uragaan, Teostra, Lunastra, Kushala Daora, Ebony Odogaron, Gold Rathian, Silver Rathalos Dodogama, Lavasioth, Banbaro, Glavenus, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 7 Teostra, Lunastra, Kushala Daora, Seething Bazelgeuse, Ruiner Nergigante (sometimes Tempered), Gold Rathian, Silver Rathalos, Rajang Azure Rathalos, Brachydios, Savage Deviljho Rathalos, Dodogama, Lavasioth, Uragaan, Banbaro, Glavenus, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron


Tundra Region

Level ★★★ ★★
Lv 1 Banbaro Viper Tobi-Kadachi
Lv 2 Viper Tobi-Kadachi Legiana, Banbaro, Barioth Fulgur Anjanath
Lv 3 Legiana, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Barioth, Tigrex Shrieking Legiana, Fulgur Anjanath, Stygian Zinogre Banbaro, Ebony Odogaron
Lv 4 Banbaro, Barioth, Shrieking Legiana, Stygian Zinogre Legiana, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron Fulgur Anjanath, Rajang
Lv 5 Legiana, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Shrieking Legiana, Velkhana, Stygian Zinogre Banbaro, Barioth, Fulgur Anjanath, Savage Deviljho, Rajang Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 6 Barioth, Shrieking Legiana, Velkhana, Savage Deviljho, Stygian Zinogre Legiana, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Tigrex, Ebony Odogaron, Rajang Banbaro, Fulgur Anjanath, Ruiner Nergigante
Lv 7 Velkhana, Ruiner Nergigante, Rajang, Stygian Zinogre Barioth, Shrieking Legiana, Savage Deviljho Legiana, Banbaro, Viper Tobi-Kadachi, Tigrex, Fulgur Anjanath, Ebony Odogaron


Gallery

Food Chain

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Middle

Top

Special

Camps

  • First Western Camp (1) - Starting Camp
  • Eastern Camp (3) - Up some vines and through a crawl space on the path between zones 3 and 4

Notes

  • The main areas of the Guiding Lands can be leveled up by hunting monsters and gathering from mining outcrops and bonepiles. This increases the quality of the monsters and items that appear. Tempered monsters appear at high levels.
  • When the combined levels of the Guiding Lands reach a certain amount, making progress in one area will lower the level of other areas unless a monster belongs to multiple regions (Savage Deviljho, Fulgur Anjanath, Banbaro, etc). Hunting monsters will very slightly increase the cap.
  • The first Iceborne title update added the ability to lock down region levels and reduced the level-up requirements for higher levels, while the second Iceborne title update added the ability to instantly lower region levels.
  • Gathering special tracks, hunting monsters, and breaking parts eventually unlocks the ability to lure out a specific monster once the analysis progress gauge is filled.
    • If the monster matches the special tracks being studied, breaking a part of them will instantly unlock the lure.
    • Capturing or carving a Tempered monster and/or their severed tail instantly unlocks a lure.
  • Canteen ingredients will be replenished once the player obtains 250 Research Points.
  • The monster used for Tailraider Ride is chosen at random from the pool (Jagras, Kestodon, Shamos, Girros, Gastodon, and Wulg; they can be chosen even when a region is not available) and will remain until the player leaves the map.
  • Large monsters in the Guiding Lands drop unique materials that can be used to augment weapons and craft endgame gear.
    • Flinch Shotting monsters into walls and breaking parts will drop shinies containing said materials.
    • Guiding Lands large monsters do not drop their normal materials, though Palicoes can use the Plunderblade to obtain them.
  • Items used to craft the Master Rank Zorah Magdaros set can be found in the Guiding Lands.
    • A Zorah Magdaros skull can be found in the Rotten region, while a rock structure heavily resembling its body can be found in the Volcanic region.
  • Just like the area itself, the theme for the Guiding Lands features parts of the Ancient Forest's, Wildspire Waste's, Coral Highland's, and Rotten Vale's themes.
    • After subsequent Iceborne title updates, the theme was extended to include parts of the Elder's Recess and Hoarfrost Reach themes.
  • An Elder's Recess-based area was added in the first Iceborne title update, while a Hoarfrost Reach-based area was added in the second.
  • Jyuratodus, Beotodus and Furious Rajang are the only monsters that don't appear in the Guiding Lands. Lavasioth is the only piscine wyvern that appears in the Guiding Lands.
    • Raging Brachydios can only be found in the Guiding Lands through its Special Assignment and Optional Quest, and cannot be found in Guiding Lands expeditions.
  • Unique species of endemic life, called Molies, can be found in the Guiding Lands. The common species will appear in every region, while rare variations exclusive to each region will start spawning when it reaches level 5 or higher.
    • It is believed Molies are responsible for shaping the landscape of the Guiding Lands.

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