Master Rank Optional Quests in Monster Hunter World Iceborne (MHW). Master Rank Optional Quests are only available to players who own the Iceborne Expansion. These quests are not needed in order to progress the story and level up Master Rank, but they provide materials and unlock special tools, canteen foods and others.

Please see Event Quests for special optional weekly quests by Capcom. Please see Special Assignments for free Monster DLC quests.

  • Finding Master Rank monsters counts as it's own discovery
  • Capturing Master Rank monsters, gives more reward.  If the quest does not explicitly state "slay", then you should always try to capture a monster.
  • Talking to Villagers with a (!) in Seliana or the Research Station
  • Completing previous Optional quests
  • Fully researching monsters (all 4 tabs in the monster manual) especially for Mantle Upgrades. Fully Research them in Quests/ Expeditions or Investigations and report back to the Researcher to unlock the quest for Mantle upgrades if they do not pop out
  • Your current progress level for Master Rank Assignments
  • All Purr-fect quests reward In-Room Decorations

"Special Arena:" Quests are unlocked by Capturing the monster first. Once completed, they appear randomly on your Quest Board. Uncompleted MR Arena Quests will always be made available for you to complete. To check if you have completed the MR Arena Quests use your Hunters Journal to check if you have captured the monster at least once before. If you have and the Arena Quest is not available to you, you have already completed it.

(!) => Those are Villagers' Requests or special delivery bounties.


Master Rank Optional in MHW: Iceborne

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    • Anonymous

      20 May 2020 22:16  

      I did every 2 stars quests listed here but the "Completed" sign is still blue. I am so confused, please help.

      • Anonymous

        16 May 2020 05:29  

        completed a special arena when answering an SOS, now it wont show up for me after i captured the monster and im stuck with a blue completion. when i see the same quest im missing in another SOS, it's listed as completed. So what's with the blue? i checked with this list as well as others, and im 100% sure i've done every other quest on the list.

        • Anonymous

          01 May 2020 19:28  

          It is worth nothing that you do not need to encounter monsters such a Brute Tigers, Gold Rathian, etc. to unlock their special arena quest; capturing them in their event quest works.

          • Anonymous

            24 Apr 2020 06:32  

            I have reached mr 214, beaten all red text quest but still haven't received the master hunter of the new world. How so?

            • Anonymous

              17 Feb 2020 15:54  

              I can't figure out how you can beat 4 tempered in 50 minutes...i'm at mr 190 and soon i'll unlock it, i've done all the quest before with 2 tempered, but a lot. I'm not a speed runner and teostra and lunastra are a pain in the ass just by themselves..

              • Anonymous

                31 Jan 2020 17:46  

                The trigger information on the Special Arena Quests is incorrect, you need to Capture the target monster for the appropriate Quest to become available.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Nov 2019 14:55  

                  I finished all the above star 6 quest up to my mr (143) but I only see a grey completions instead of a red one what else is available for me up to my mr that is not listed here?

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Nov 2019 22:25  

                    Master Hunter of the new world doesn't need all Mantle and boosters upgraded. You only need the basic unlocks. I did the quest before I finished the tempered Blackveil Vaal optional to unlock the upgraded mantle.

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Oct 2019 14:56  

                      For the star 3 optional quests, is there another Arena quest, because I've done all of the ones in the list of optional 3 stars?

                      • Anonymous

                        06 Oct 2019 07:30  

                        I'm missing proud White Knight I maxed out rescreach and completed all the other mission according to the list but still no mission

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Oct 2019 07:57  

                          I made it to master rank 200 and unlocked Master Hunter of the New World so i added it on the page from my phone. Please feel free to edit. The mission is a tempered teo, temperes luna, tempered velkana and a regular ruiner nergi After completing it, you get a pendant. Same for finishing all the optionals.

                          • Anonymous

                            02 Oct 2019 13:23  

                            Anyone else having problems with 5 and 6 star optionals bugging out? Specifically the teostra and kushala quests. Sometimes mine has them marked as complete, then they will be marked incomplete, then sometimes they disappear from the list entirely.

                            • Anonymous

                              25 Sep 2019 02:03  

                              Missing a 5 star quest called the tyrants banquet which makes you fight a savage jho to get the upgraded deviljho unlocked it after i finished research for savage jho

                              • Anonymous

                                20 Sep 2019 18:33  

                                I finished all those 1* optional quests, but something is still missing. Anyone know what the missing quest is?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Master Rank Optional Quests [MHW Wiki]19 Sep 2019 18:18  

                                  I think you are missing a blackveil Vaal Hazak in the rotten vale that unlocks immunity+, not sure how to unlock it as I was just maximizing research level for monsters and when I maxed blackveil Vaal Hazak was when it unlocked

                                  • Anonymous

                                    19 Sep 2019 09:49  

                                    I captured all the mr 1 monsters, yet I was only given a handful of special arenas, missing some of the smaller monsters like dodo and great g and eggman

                                    • Anonymous

                                      19 Sep 2019 07:13  

                                      It’s also missing the special arena quests for gold and silver rath. As well as the hym and moon quest for lvl 125 silver and gold rath

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