Nine months after its announcement, Monster Hunter World: Iceborne has finally arrived, and players are now taking on new challenges in the game's Master Rank hunts. For some, the move to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's Master Rank may feel significant, as many of these hunts are significantly more difficult than anything experienced in High Rank. However, this difficulty spike can be overcome with a bit of strategy and the proper gear.
Specifically, players that find themselves struggling with the MHW: Iceborne Master Rank may want to look to their armor first. While some hunters will find their old High Rank armor suitable for encounters with many of the new Monster Hunter World: Iceborne monsters, others may discover that it is time for an upgrade. For these players, this guide will offer details on the best MHW: Iceborne armor set for starting out in Master Rank.
When putting together a starter MHW: Iceborne armor set, one very important factor to consider is ease of assembly. That is, the best Monster Hunter World: Iceborne armor set for beginning Master Rank is one that can be put together with little difficulty, as the primary purpose of this armor is to get players to more challenging hunts and the armor sets that they will use more permanently. With that in mind, here is a video outlining an MHW: Iceborne armor set that can be crafted almost immediately upon starting the expansion:
This Monster Hunter World: Iceborne armor set focuses around pieces that are crafted with parts from the Great Jagras, Kulu-Ya-Ku, and Hornetaurs, and one of its primary goals is to increase a player's health bar. Indeed, MHW: Iceborne monsters can deal some significant damage, and having a larger health bar to work with may just be enough to get players to the more difficult Master Rank hunts found later in the expansion.
Again, this armor set is not intended to be the foundation for an end game build in MHW: Iceborne. Instead, it is meant to be one of the best Monster Hunter World: Iceborne armor sets for getting closer to those final stages, and players that use it may just find that they are having less difficulty doing things like beating Barioth in MHW: Icebrone.
Monster Hunter World: Iceborne is out now for PS4 and Xbox One, and will be coming to PC in 2020.