Location Astera
Race Human
Gender Male

The Smithy in Monster Hunter World (MHW) refers to a Location and NPC that manages the Forge at the hub towns. Talking to this NPC allows players to interact with a detailed menu for Weapons and Armor upgrading.


A workshop designed to answer all equipment-related needs, the Smithy may be the most vital of facilities for any hunter.
At the Smithy, hunters can not only forge new weapons and armor, but make upgrades and even revert certain upgrades.
Armor obtained here also provides crucial bonus Skills which come in two types, "Equipment Skills" and "Set Bonus Skills."
Each skill has different requirements for activation.

Smithy Location

The smithy is located at ??
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Smithy Quests & Information

  • The Smithy allows you to Upgrade your equipment if you have the necessary Materials.
  • The Smithy allows you to create new Weapons and Armor.
  • The Smithy also allows you to equip Skills, based on your Weapons and Armor.
  • For detailed Weapon Trees, please see each individual Weapons page.


Smithy Trivia

Players may also visit the Canteen while in Astera, for further services.



    • Anonymous

      Smithy [MHW Wiki]09 Mar 2018 03:29  

      Blademaster and Gunner armors used to be separate; You had to craft different armor to use bowguns/bows. Gunner armors had about half the defense stat. It made those weapons a bit inaccessible to use and learn. In Monster Hunter World, they removed that 'barrier.'

      • Anonymous

        08 Mar 2018 23:51  

        What is the Smithy talking about when he says "...everyone balked at removing the barrier between Blademaster and Gunner, but..."? What barrier?

        • Anonymous

          23 Feb 2018 03:54  

          At the smithy and then ugrade equipment then the tree tab, what are the weapons with a grey frame around them? There are alot of them and i dont know what it means.

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