Elder Melder

Race Wyverian
Gender Female
English Voice Actress: ?
Japanese Voice Actress ?
Location Astera - Tradeyard
Seliana - Central Area

Elder Melder is an NPC in Monster Hunter World (MHW). NPCs are non-playable characters that interact with the Hunter during the story or optional activities in game.


A wyverian scholar of the Third Fleet who conducts research into Melding a unique art that is known across the New World.

Quests & Services

The Elder Melder allows some items to be melded into rarer/more useful ones. She adds more items as you advance the main story and beat new foes, unlocking rare materials and elemental based decorations.

Once the Hunter finds a Streamstone (after Land of Convergence), it unlocks the First Wyverian ritual, allowing you to "reroll" unused decorations into random new ones.

Once the Hunter kills Safi'jiiva or Master Rank Kulve Taroth, it unlocks the respective Sealing or Awakening Alchemies, allowing you to meld monster materials for new weapons and those weapons into upgrade materials.


Item Melding


Decoration Melding

Meld unwanted decorations directly into new ones.

  • Defense Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Fire Res Jewel 1 (500 RP, 50 MP)
  • Blaze Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Stream Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Water Res Jewel 1 (500 RP, 50 MP)
  • Frost Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Bolt Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Ice Res Jewel 1 (500 RP, 50 MP)
  • Thunder Res Jewel 1 (500 RP, 50 MP)
  • Dragon Res Jewel 1 (500 RP, 50 MP)
  • Dragon Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Vitality Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Sonorous Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Medicine Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Recovery Jewel 1 (1000 RP, 100 MP)
  • Elementless Jewel 2 (4000 RP, 2000 MP)
  • Shield Jewel 2 (5000 RP, 3000 MP)
  • Sharp Jewel 2 (5000 RP, 3000 MP)
  • Dragonseal Jewel 3 (5000 RP, 3000 MP)
  • Mighty Bow Jewel 2 (6000 RP, 4000 MP)
  • Mind's Eye Jewel 2 (6000 RP, 4000 MP)
  • Diversion Jewel 3 (8000 RP, 5000 MP)
  • Acrobat Jewel 3 (8000 RP, 5000 MP)
  • Shaver Jewel 3 (8000 RP, 5000 MP)

Unlock conditions:

        : Complete A Colossal Task

        : Complete Old World Monster in the New World

        : Complete A Wound and a Thirst

        : Complete Banbaro Blockade

        : Unlock Guiding Lands

First Wyverian Ritual

Meld unwanted decorations and High Rank augment materials for a chance to get rarer decorations.

All rituals come with an element of chance. The most expensive rituals have a higher drop rate for high rarity decorations, but you can still earn three level 1 decorations while doing the Soul Stream II ritual if you're very unlucky. The first four rituals only drop level 1-3 decorations from base game, while level 4 decorations can only be obtained from the last three rituals. You can earn duplicates. Rarer decorations give more melding points than the common ones.


Guild Alchemy

Use Melding Tickets to forge new decorations.


Sealing Achemy

Meld Awakened Safi'jiiva weapons into Large Dracolite. The amount of Dracolite depends on the Awakening level of the weapon, fully or partially awakened weapons yield more Dracolite than weapons with low awakening levels.


Awakening Alchemy

Meld specific monster materials to create unique weapons.


Guiding Alchemy

Use materials from the Guiding Lands to create analyzed special tracks ("lures"). You can create several at once. Cost per lure varies between 50 and 500 research- and melding points per lure. Spiritvein Gems and Bones dropped from monsters in the Guiding Lands can be used as melding material. You need to have encountered the monster once in the Guiding Lands to unlock its lure at the Elder Melder.



  • Elder Melder is part of the 3rd Fleet.


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    • Anonymous

      I legit spent nearly 500 hours grinding shield and mind's eye jewel back then, and then at the sudden they decided to make them available to meld, why not from beginning capcom? :(

      • Anonymous

        Can someone elaborate on what unlocks what with Guiding Lands materials? I had assumed as soon as you picked up a monster drop from the Guiding Lands, that item was added to the monster parts melding list. Some of the tempered items are in there, but not the Tempered Dragonhold from the tempered Stygian I had just hunted (in my own GL, if that matters).

        • Anonymous

          Just found out that the saving on the elder melder doesn't save the weapons you craft, but just saves that the items are consumed. So that's cool, great design.

          • Anonymous

            I'm so confused, my Elder Melder doesn't have any jewel past Recovery Jewel 1 on her Meld Decorations page. Am I just not far enough in Iceborne's story?

            • Anonymous

              Can the elder melder meld high rank jewels just like the old games? Or is she already capable and I'm just an idiot for not knowing what to do??

              • Anonymous

                Does anyone know when the odogaron gem unlocks? I have captured it twice in high rank already but it's not showing up

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