"Layered Weapon" is added in Monster Hunter World Iceborne (MHWI) as an Augmentation option that allows you to customize your weapon's appearance, without changing their actual stats. See Layered Armor for armor equivalent.

To unlock the option to layer weapons for the first time, you must open the Tundra region in The Guiding Lands by following the Special Assignment quest chain starting with Sterling Pride.

 

Notes:

  • This type of customization has no effect on performance.
  • Only weapons that are at the end of their Master Rank upgrade tree can be layered.
  • Changing your weapon's appearance in layered weapon menu will take precedence over anything set in the Custom Upgrades menu.
  • You can change or remove the layer from weapons at the Smithy at any time, and the materials used for the layer are returned to you. Research points will not be returned.
  • The layer will stay on the specific weapon until you choose to remove it. It is not affected by your Layered Armor or saved Loadout settings.
  • Different weapon types have different layered options. For example, because no actual Great Jagras Longsword exists in the game, there is no layered option for that either.
  • Safi'jiiva weapons cannot be awakened further if they are augmented with Layered Weapons. You need to remove the layer while upgrading.
  • Alatreon and Fatalis weapons are so far the only weapons that require you to first craft and upgrade the actual weapon before unlocking the layered version of it. For every other weapon it is enough that you have the materials for the layer itself.


layered weapons

Adding Layered Weapons

 

MHW Layered Weapon Information

Weapon Bases

Base Materials
Iron 1 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Meldspar Ore
Research Points: 250
Iron 2 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Meldspar Ore
Research Points: 250
Iron 3 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Meldspar Ore
Research Points: 250
Iron 4 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Meldspar Ore
Research Points: 250
Bone 1 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Thick Bone
Research Points: 250
Bone 2 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Thick Bone
Research Points: 250
Bone 3 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Thick Bone
Research Points: 250
Bone 4 1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Thick Bone
Research Points: 250
Note: Iron and Bone Bases have different names for each weapon. LBG and HBG only get 1 Iron and 1 Bone Base. Hammer, HH, SA, CB, IG and Bow only get 3 Iron and 3 Bone Bases.
Lunastra 1x Tempered Azure Mane
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
Research Points: 500
Kulve Taroth 1x Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget+
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
Research Points: 500
Kulve Taroth+ 1x Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget+
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
Research Points: 750
Kjárr 1x Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget+
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
Research Points: 750
Kjárr+ 1x Kulve Taroth Golden Nugget+
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
Research Points: 1000

Weapon Parts

Part Materials
Hornetaur 1x Hornetaur Razorwing
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Vespoid 1x Vespoid Razorwing
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Great Jagras 1x Rugged Mane
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Mossy Greatbone
1x Decayed Crystal
Great Girros 1x Night Hood
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Malformed Frenzybone
1x Distorted Crystal
Dodogama 1x Heavy Jaw
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Simmering Wildbone
1x Melted Crystal
Kulu-Ya-Ku 1x Colorful Plume
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Weathered Cragbone
1x Cracked Crystal
Tzitzi-Ya-Ku 1x Dazzling Photophore+
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Vivid Crimsonbone
1x Pale Crystal
Pukei-Pukei 1x Fragrant Poison Sack
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Mossy Greatbone
1x Decayed Crystal
Coral Pukei-Pukei 1x Hydrated Sack
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Vivid Crimsonbone
1x Pale Crystal
Barroth 1x Muddy Crown
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Weathered Cragbone
1x Cracked Crystal
Jyuratodus 1x Jyuratodus Shard
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Tobi-Kadachi 1x Blinding Cathode
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Mossy Greatbone
1x Decayed Crystal
Viper Tobi-Kadachi 1x Enticing Viperthorn
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Hoary Icebone
1x Frozen Crystal
Paolumu 1x Rubbery Shell
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Vivid Crimsonbone
1x Pale Crystal
Nighshade Paolumu 1x Obsidian Fur
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Weathered Cragbone
1x Cracked Crystal
Anjanath 1x Flickering Flamepelt
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Mossy Greatbone
1x Decayed Crystal
Fulgur Anjanath 1x Crackling Thunderpelt
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Volcanic Wildbone
1x Magma Crystal
Rathian 1x Queen's Scale
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Weathered Cragbone
1x Cracked Crystal
Pink Rathian 1x Pink Scale
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Vivid Crimsonbone
1x Pale Crystal
Gold Rathian 1x Moonlight Scale
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Wasteland Dragonbone
1x Guiding Wasteland Crystal
Rathalos 1x King's Scale
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Woodland Greatbone
1x Forest Crystal
Azure Rathalos 1x Azure Scale
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Dragonscorched Wildbone
1x Hellfire Crystal
Diablos 1x Twisted Bravehorn
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Wasteland Cragbone
1x Wasteland Crystal
Black Diablos 1x Blackcurl Tyranthorn
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Tempered Cragbone
1x Serene Crystal
Legiana 1x Smooth Icehide
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Coral Crimsonbone
1x Reef Crystal
Shrieking Legiana 1x Crystal Frozenhide
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Everfrost Icebone
1x Daybreak Crystal
Odogaron 1x Fatal Rendclaw
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Effluvial Frenzybone
1x Effluvial Crystal
Ebony Odogaron 1x Soulrender Talon
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Vibrant Crimsonbone
1x Deepsea Crystal
Radobaan 1x Inkstained Oilshell
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Malformed Frenzybone
1x Distorted Crystal
Uragaan 1x Metallic Scute
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Volcanic Wildbone
1x Magma Crystal
Bazelgeuse 1x Bazelgeuse Shard
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Seething Bazelgeuse 1x Crimson Blastscale
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Volcanic Dragonbone
1x Guiding Magma Crystal
Lavasioth 1x Incandescent Magmafin
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Volcanic Wildbone
1x Magma Crystal
Banbaro 1x Ancient Great Horn
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Hoary Icebone
1x Frozen Crystal
Beotodus 1x Beotodus Shard
1x Fierce Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Barioth 1x Coldblooded Icefang
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Tundra Icebone
1x Rime Crystal
Nargacuga 1x Assassin Cutwing
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Woodland Greatbone
1x Forest Crystal
Glavenus 1x Smoldering Tailedge
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Wasteland Cragbone
1x Wasteland Crystal
Acidic Glavenus 1x Honed Tailblade
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Effluvial Frenzybone
1x Effluvial Crystal
Tigrex 1x Strongman's Jaw
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Effluvial Frenzybone
1x Effluvial Crystal
Brute Tigrex 1x Shuddering Darkjaw
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Afflicted Frenzybone
1x Twilight Crystal
Yian Garuga 1x Sinister Silverpelt
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Slumbering Greatbone
1x Prosperous Crystal
Brachydios 1x Glossy Ebonshell
1x Heavy Dragonvein Bone
1x Volcanic Wildbone
1x Magma Crystal
Zinogre 1x Charged Deathly Shocker
1x Dragonvein Solidbone
1x Slumbering Greatbone
1x Prosperous Crystal
Stygian Zinogre 1x Gushing Dragonhold
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Tundra Dragonbone
1x Guiding Rime Crystal
Zorah Magdaros 1x Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonvein Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Kirin 1x Solemn Azure Horn
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Reef Dragonbone
1x Guiding Reef Crystal
Namielle 1x Enchanting Finehide
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Reef Dragonbone
1x Guiding Reef Crystal
Vaal Hazak 1x Deceased Shard
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Blackveil Vaal Hazak 1x Twilight Fang
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Rotted Dragonbone
1x Guiding Effluvial Crystal
Nergigante 1x Immortal Shard
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal
Ruiner Nergigante 1x Extinction Greathorn
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Guiding Tundra Dragonbone
1x Guiding Rime Crystal
Xeno'jiiva 1x Xeno'jiiva Soulscale
1x Elder Dragonvein Bone
1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Purecrystal

Unique Weapons

Unique Materials
Vespoid 1x Vespoid Razorwing
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Great Jagras 1x Great Jagras Mane+
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Pukei-Pukei 1x Tempered Poison Sac
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Coral Pukei-Pukei 1x Tempered Torrent Sac
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Tobi-Kadachi 1x Tempered Cathode
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Viper Tobi-Kadachi 1x Tempered Viperthorn
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Anjanath 1x Tempered Flamepelt
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Fulgur Anjanath 1x Tempered Thunderpelt
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Rathian 1x Tempered Green Scale
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Pink Rathian 1x Tempered Pink Scale
1x Spiritvein Slogbone
1x Spiritvein Gem Shard
Gold Rathian

1x Tempered Gold Scale
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem

Rathalos 1x Tempered Red Scale
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
- Rathalos (DB) 1x Tempered Green Scale
1x Tempered Red Scale
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
- Rathalos+ (DB) 1x Tempered Gold Scale
1x Tempered Silver Scale
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Azure Rathalos 1x Tempered Azure Scale
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Silver Rathalos 1x Tempered Silver Scale
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Geme
Diablos 1x Twisted Temperhorn
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Black Diablos 1x Blackcurl Temperhorn
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Legiana 1x Tempered Icehide
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Shrieking Legiana 1x Tempered Frosthide
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Odogaron 1x Tempered Rendclaw
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Ebony Odogaron 1x Tempered Talon
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Uragaan 1x Tempered Scute
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Bazelgeuse 1x Bazelgeuse Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Seething Bazelgeuse 1x Tempered Blastscale
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Deviljho 1x Deviljho Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Savage Deviljho 1x Spattered Hide
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Barioth 1x Tempered Icefang
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Nargacuga 1x Tempered Cutwing
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Glavenus 1x Tempered Tailedge
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Acidic Glavenus 1x Tempered Tailblade
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Tigrex 1x Tempered Jaw
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Brute Tigrex 1x Tempered Ebonjaw
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Yian Garuga 1x Tempered Silverpelt
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Brachydios 1x Tempered Ebonshell
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Zinogre 1x Tempered Shocker
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Stygian Zinogre 1x Tempered Dragonhold
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Zorah Magdaros 1x Zorah Magdaros Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Kirin 1x Tempered Azure Horn
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Kushala Daora 1x Tempered Steelwing
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Teostra 1x Tempered Crimson Mane
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Namielle 1x Tempered Trancehide
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Vaal Hazak 1x Vaal Hazak Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Blackveil Vaal Hazak 1x Tempered Twilight Fang
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Nergigante 1x Nergigante Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Ruiner Nergigante 1x Annihilating Temperhorn
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Velkhana 1x Tempered Crownhorn
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Shara Ishvalda 1x Shara Ishvalda Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Safi'jiiva 1x Zionium Crystal
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Awakened Safi'jiiva 1x Zionium Crystal
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Rajang 1x Tempered Glimmerpelt
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Furious Rajang 1x Rajang Heart
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Raging Brachydios 1x Immortal Reactor
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Frostfang Barioth 1x Silverwhite Frostfang
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Alatreon

1x Azure Dragonspire
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem

Note: To unlock Alatreon layered weapons, you must first craft and upgrade an actual weapon of the same type

Fatalis 

1x Fatalis Evil eye
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem

Note: To unlock Fatalis layered weapons, you must first craft and upgrade an actual weapon of the same type

 

Guild Palace 1x Fest Ticket
1x Spiritvein Bone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Workshop
(GS, LS, Hammer, Lance, LBG, Bow)
1x Ace Hunter Coin
1x Hero King Coin
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Workshop (SNS, DB) 1x High Commendation
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Workshop+ (SNS, DB) 1x Conqueror's Seal
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Wyvern Ignition (GS) 1x Master Craftsman's Blueprint
1x Black Eagle Blueprint
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Frozen Speartuna (GS) 1x Freezer Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Scavenger Pickaxe (LS) 1x Pickaxe Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Witcher (SNS, DB) 1x Mutagen
1x Unity Symbol
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Blizzard and Blaze (DB) 1x Tempered Steelwing
1x Tempered Crimson Mane
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Dragonbone (DB) 1x Dragonbone Artifact
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Downy Crake (DB) 1x Downy Crake Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Whetfish Sabers (DB) 1x Whetfish Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Workshop Ice (Hammer) 1x Purecrystal
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Bristly Pincushion (Hammer) 1x Bristly Crake Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Well-Done Hammer 1x Meaty Canteen Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Space Lord Hammer 1x Unity Symbol
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
First Fleet Lance 1x First Fleet Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Second Fleet Lance 1x Appreciation Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Gajalaka (GL) 1x Boaboa Ticket
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Dante's Devil Sword (CB) 1x Red Orb
1x Unity Symbol
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Black Eagle (CB) 1x Black Eagle Blueprint
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Gae Bolg (IG) 1x Glamour Prism
1x Unity Symbol
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Onigashima (LBG) 1x High Commendation
1x Spiritvein Solidbone
1x Spiritvein Gem
Aloy (Bow) 1x Nora Brave Trophy
1x Daemon Ticket
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Azure Era "Soaring Dragon"(Bow) 1x Azure Era Seal
1x Large Azure Era Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem
Azure Star Blade(LS) 1x Azure Star Shard
1x Large Azure Era Gem
1x Elder Spiritvein Bone
1x Great Spiritvein Gem

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I finished the story, did the needed assintments and reached Tundra region, but no layered weapon option.
      what do i still need ?

      • i done all that but there is still no leyert weapon option on my augment equipment. i finish the story. kill broken horn qilin, obtain hero's streamstone and warrior. then unlock GL. what do I miss?

        • Anonymous

          I've finished the story and reached tundra region. I'm already at safi but the layered weapon still isn't unlocked. What else do I have to do?

          • Anonymous

            If my weapon is say, a fire element weapon and I apply a weapon with water element as its layer, will attacking a monster produce the original weapons element or the layered weapons element?

            • Anonymous

              Are all materials not available for all weapons? Wanting to layer my Safi Paralysis hammer with some KT gold for the base and layer it with Viper Kadachi parts and no luck.

              • Anonymous

                I can’t put alatreon layered on my weapons even tho I killed him. It only lets my on my great sword but no other weapon

                • Anonymous

                  Can anyone help me? I know I need to remove the layered weapon in order to upgrade my Safi weapon again. The thing is, I have, but the game still claims it has a layered weapon on.

                  I just want to put Nargacuga essence on my piercer. WTF am I doing wrong?

                  • Anonymous

                    - You must have progressed far enough in the story to unlock the tundra region in the Guiding Lands before the "Layered Weapons" option is unlocked.

                    • Anonymous

                      If anyone is wondering how to unlock some base, parts or certain unique looks, I'm going to go out on a limb and say that you have to make at least one of the weapons in that tree. i will be testing this out.

                      • Anonymous

                        How do you even get this option I have several normal looking weapons that are maxed in their tree that can be turned from what my friends said and tada no option

                        • Anonymous

                          Anyone know how to unlock this? No tutorials or options are showing up for me to layer my weapons. I watched a video about layered weapons, but it doesn't explain how to unlock the option. Do you need to be a certain MR? Reach a certain mission in Iceborne? Can only layer certain weapons? Thanks for any help/information :)

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