With the new Monster Hunter Rise update, players can now farm their HR by grinding out quests, in turn unlocking better quests for more loot. Once the Hunter Rank is unlocked, they’ll find themselves at HR 8, with the game’s new elder dragons not coming until they reach HR 20.
Thankfully, we’ve compiled a guide for how to farm HR to get you to Chameleos, Teostra and Kushala Daora in no time flat.
How HR Works In Monster Hunter Rise
Similar to Monster Hunter World, HR is gained per monster fought, not per quest. While some monsters are definitely worth more HR than others, you’re easier off taking quests with multiple monsters, since they’ll get you more HR.
It’s also important to note that HR is only awarded for killing assigned monsters, so don’t go around killing non-targets expecting to get to HR 20.
That’s not to say that all monsters are worth the same score though. Once you unlock the Apex Rathalos hunt, you’ll soon find out that that monster is a pretty big boost to your HR all on its own. Certain monsters are absolutely worth more on their own than others, and a lot of it comes down to either how comfortable you are fighting a monster (or several) versus how much HR progress they give.
So naturally, Rampage Quests are a great boost to your HR, especially if they contain 3 monsters. These quests are randomly generated, but if a 3-monster hunt appears in your Rampage quests.
You’ll especially want quests that give you access to Apex monsters, since those are worth a fair amount more HR than your regular Rampage. Of course, bring your A-game for Apex monsters, since they’re currently some of the most difficult fights in the game.
Still, the downside of Rampage quests is that they’re significantly more time intensive, and much harder to do if you’re trying to run it solo. This approach works much better if you’ve got a whole group trying to boost to HR 20, but lone wolves may find a little more difficulty with this.
If you’re not a fan of Rampage missions, consider doing multi-monster hunts instead. These have the added benefit of giving monsters a smaller health pool, and they give out enough HR to bring you up at least 3 levels of HR at a time.
Elder Fuugen actually gives you a pretty good quest for boosting your HR, in which you’ll face down a Rathian, a Tigrex and a Ragna Kadaki. On a first attempt, completing it got me up to HR 12 from HR8, so farming it would be a good way to get up to HR 20 quickly.
The tradeoff for doing these hunts of course is that you and any friends you bring would need to have the endurance for it. The other 3-monster hunt in the 7-star quests features Tobi-Kadachi, Nargacuga and Tigrex, which is another cluster of fast and aggressive monsters. If you can survive the aggressive monsters onslaught though, you’ll be cruising to HR 20 in no time.
Of course, these aren’t the only ways to raise your hunter’s HR. If you have a favorite monster or are in the middle of building your ideal armor set, just putting your nose to the grinder should get you a good chunk of the way there if you pay no mind to it. But if you’re desperate to get to the new content ASAP, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of these quests to start building your Elder Dragon gear.