Monster Hunter: World – Elder Dragon Investigations

How to finish the Elder Dragon Investigations from HR 14 to finally get on with your life.

Other MHW Guides:

  • Achievements and Trophies.
  • All Camp Locations.
  • All Palico Gadget Locations.
  • Armor Skills (Guide).
  • Where to Find Kirin (Elder Dragon).
  • How to Get the Sinister Cloth (Death Stench Armor Set).
  • Bow Guide.

Ancient Forest

Spawn at the Ancient Forest Camp and move along to 16 from the roost. Follow the path down to the river to find 1-3 gashes and 0-5 footprints.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

This works best for this area, beside a potential 1-2 footprints and a gash by the northeast camp additionally.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

Wildspire Wastes

Spawn at Northeast camp, from here, just take the dive into Diablos lair/sandcave, zone 13.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

Move of the cave and make your way to zone 6. Search around 6 for a very inconsistent possibility of 1-3 footprints, and sometimes a fur.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

Jump down from the south-east side to zone 7, you will usually find some hair and a footprint. From there, move on to the eastern camp through the cave. Rinse repeat.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations
Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

This usually gives you a between 1/3 and 1/2 the progress for the investigation with each run.

Rotten Vale

Move down from central camp and head right, through zones 12 and 14, these are most likely to have around 2 flesh and 2-5 footprints. Return and repeat.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

Coral Highlands

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

From Northeast camp, go around the rim and inside of icyboi’s bowl (zone 12).

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

As well as dropping down to zone 8.

Monster Hunter: World - Elder Dragon Investigations

There you have it!
You should finish the once tedious quest in a good 90 minutes or less.

Leave a Comment