How to Get the Most Out of Monster Hunter World’s Crafting System

This page contains a the list of all crafting recipes and tips for maximizeing success with the crafting system of Monster Hunter World.

EditCrafting Tips

There are several ways to make the crafting process more efficient.

EditThe Basics of Crafting

While there are some unique items that take a bit of effort to create (due to the rarity of their ingredients), the crafting process is fundamentally the same for all items (except weapons and armor – you can read more about those upgrades here). You collect items out in the world – their locations are static so you’ll always know where to find them – then combine them with other items you find to turn them into something useful. Some of these items are then used to craft other items – and some can be augmented by adding certain elements.

Items can be crafted in the field by using the Crafting List in the pause menu, or in tents at campsites or when accessing your item box in Astera. It’s worth noting that when crafting in the item box menu, you’ll only use supplies that are being stored in that box, and the items you produce will not automatically be added to your personal inventory – you’ll need to transfer them to your satchel manually.

EditGrow it at Home

You can find basic ingredients like herbs and honey in every region you’ll explore, and others will be unique to certain climates. Thankfully, you can learn to farm many of these resources in a botanical garden in Astera (once you progress far enough in the story). As you complete more quests, deliveries and bounties you’ll unlock the ability to grow more items – both in terms of item type and the quantity you can produce per harvest.

This will help you avoid having to spend time searching for basic items, or having to search for more specialized ingredients. Unfortunately, while you can eventually produce most plants and bugs in your botanical garden, you can’t farm any monster materials (unless you learn how to clone them, but something tells us that’s not in the DLC plan). These are rarely used when crafting, but keep your eyes peeled for Arowana and Gunpowderfish scales. You’re also unable to farm ivy at your garden, so make sure to collect any you find while on an expedition.

EditQuick-Crafting Options

You can quick-craft items by adding recipes to your radial item menu (the default for this is L1/LB). Simply open the “customize radial menu” screen in the first tab of the pause menu and select an empty slot on either radial. Ttab over to “Crafting Recipes” section in the item screen and choose one of the many recipes that you’ve unlocked and want to add to your menu.

This is helpful, though ultimately a bit redundant – if you don’t have any of an item you want to use, when you select the item itself (not the recipe) in the radial menu, you’ll automatically craft one provided that you have the necessary ingredients.

Similarly, you can toggle the handy Auto-Crafting feature from your Crafting List in the pause menu (default: ▲ / Y). Selected recipes will be crafted whenever you acquire the ingredients necessary to make those items. Note that this doesn’t work for combining items that are already in your inventory, only when you pick up a new ingredient that gives you enough to craft whatever item you’ve designated.

EditPack Lightly

Sadly, though there have been decided improvements made to the crafting/carrying system from past Monster Hunter games, you aren’t able to upgrade or increase your carrying capacity. This means you’ll need to learn to manage your inventory, and a big part of this is to make sure you try to leave camp with as little in your inventory as possible.

You’ll still need to plan your loadout for the hunt you’re going on, but try to get as much crafting done before heading into the field. Setting up autocrafting for items you know you’ll use a lot of is useful here, too, though if your pack does get full you can always head back to the tent at camp to unload.

In addition to not carrying an abundance of raw ingredients, you’ll want to avoid picking up any items that are unnecessary or unuseful to you. Once you’ve got a good handle on how you like to play and what weapons you favor, make sure you don’t pick up items that you’ll never use. Do you favor the light Chain Blitz bowgun but not the heavy Iron Assault? Then don’t bother picking up certain berries or nuts that are only used to craft Iron Assualt ammo. Maybe you’d rather use the Sword & Shield or Dual Blades? Make sure to stockpile every Nitroshroom and Might Seed you can to keep your attack and stamina levels boosted.

EditCrafting Recipes

Below you will find the recipes for various items that can be crafted from gathered materials in the wilds of Monster Hunter World. There are three main types of items that can be crafted: Healing / Support items, which restore HP and stamina or cure afflictions; Traps / Offense, which allow you do ensnare and damage enemies or monsters, and Ammo / Coatings, which are for the various long-range weapons in Monster Hunter World.

EditHealing and Support

These items will restor a hunter’s health, cure them of poison or other afflictions, and boost their stamina, damage, and resistances. These items are listed by rarity.

RECIPE RARITY EFFECT INGREDIENTS
Antidote 1 Cures poision 1x Antidote Herb
Potion 1 Restores small amount of health 1x Herb
Catalyst 2 Crafting component. Boosts item effect. Bitterbug
Honey
Dash Juice 2 Temporarily reduces stamina depletion. Dash Extract
Catalyst
Energy Drink 2 Restores and boosts stamina reserve. Nitroshroom
Honey
First-Aid Med + 2 Restores a moderate amount of health. First-Aid Med
Honey
Herbal Medicine 2 Restores health and cures affliction. Antidote
Blue Mushroom
Mega Potion 2 Restores a moderate amount of health. Potion
Honey
Nutrients 2 Slightly increases maximum HP. Bitterbug
Blue Mushroom
Farcaster 3 Calls a wingdrake for transport from battle. Smokenut
Exciteshroom
Immunizer 3 Boost natural healing ability. Catalyst
Mandragora
Max Potion 3 Fully restores health
& increases HP.
Mandragora
Mega Nutrients
Mega Nutrients 3 Increases maximum HP reserve. Nutrients
Honey
Adament Pill 4 Hardens skin, boosting defense. Immunizer
Adamant Seed
Armorskin 4 Hardens skin, boosting derfense Catalyst
Adamant Seed
Demondrug 4 Increases attack power Catalyst
Might Seed
Demon Powder 4 Increases attack power Godbug
Might Seed
Hardshell Powder 4 Strengthens defense Godbug
Adamant Seed
Herbal Powder 4 Cures poison & restores HP Godbug
Herbal Medicine
Lifepowder 4 Produces healing cloud around user Godbug
Blue Mushroom
Might Pill 4 Massive increase to attack power Immunizer
Might Seed
Ancient Potion 5 Fully restores HP, increases HP & stamina reserves Immunizer
Kelbi Horn

EditTraps and Offense

These recipes will let hunters craft various traps to ensnare and capture monsters, as well as bombs that have a variety of effects.

ITEM EFFECT INGREDIENTS
ITEM RARITY: 2
Barrel Bomb Small timed explosive, moderate damage Small Barrel
Fire Herb
Bounce Bomb Bomb that launches into the air when set, moderate damage Small Barrel
Nitroshroom
Drugged Meat Meat that puts anything that eats it to sleep. Raw Meat
Sleep Herb
Dung Pod Slinger ammo that will rebuff some monsters Rolled-Up Dung
Flash Pod Slinger ammo that produces bright flash, stunning creatures Flashbug
Gunpowder Substance that explodes when struck or set aflame. Fire Herb
Nitroshroom
Net A net to ensnare monsters, required for pitfall traps Ivy
Spider Web
Poisoned Meat Meat that sickens and damages anything that eats it Raw Meat
Toadstool
Poison Smoke Bomb Creates a cloud of smoke that sickens creatures inside Smokenut
Toadstool
Screamer Pod Slinger ammo that produces high, stunning frequencies Screamer Sac
Smoke Bomb Creates cloud of smoke to use as cover to escape combat Smokenut
Ivy
ITEM RARITY: 3
Large Barrel Bomb Timed explosive that deals a large amount of damage. Large Barrel
Gunpowder
Pitfall Trap Traps monsters in a deep pit for a limited amount of time. Trap Tool
Net
Shock Trap Electric trap that stuns and damages enemies. Trap Tool
Thunderbug
Tranq Bomb Creates cloud of sleep-inducing gas on detonation Sleep Herb
Parashroom
ITEM RARITY: 4
Mega Bounce Bomb Bomb that launches into the air dealing massive damage. Nitroshroom
Bounce Bomb

EditAmmo and Coatings

These recipes are for the various types of bowgun ammo and arrow coatings that hunters can craft in the field.

AMMO TYPE INGREDIENTS
Armor Ammo Normal Ammo 1
Armorskin
Blast Coating Fire Herb
Empty Phial
Cluster Bomb 1 Bomberry
Cluster Bomb 2 Cluster Bomb 1
Gunpowder Lv 2
Cluster Bomb 3 Cluster Bomb 2
Gunpowder Lv 3
Demon Ammo Normal Ammo 1
Demondrug
Exhaust Ammo 1 Normal Ammo 1
Exciteshroom
Exhause Ammo 2 Exhaust Ammo 1
Catalyst
Flaming Ammo Normal Ammo 1
Fire Herb
Gunpowder Lv 2 Flamenut
Burst Arowana Scale
Fire Herb
Great Burst Arowana Scale
Fire Herb
Gunpowder Lv 3 Blazenut
Bomb Arowana Scale
Fire Herb
Great Bomb Arowana Scale
Fire Herb
Normal Ammo 2 Normal Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 2
Normal Ammo 3 Normal Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 3
Paralysis Ammo 1 Normal Ammo 1
Parashroom
Paralysis Ammo 2 Paralysis Ammo 1
Catalyst
Paralysis Coating  Parashroom
Empty Phial
Paralysis Knife Throwing Knife
Parashroom
Pierce Ammo 1 Latchberry
Pierce Ammo 2 Pierce Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 2
Pierce Ammo 3 Pierce Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 3
Poision Ammo 1 Normal Ammo 1
Toadstool
Poison Ammo 2 Poison Ammo 2
Catalyst
Poison Coating Toadstool
Empty Phial
Poison Knife Throwing Knife
Toadstool
Power Coating Nitroshroom
Empty Phial
Recover Ammo 1 Normal Ammo 1
Potion
Recover Ammo 2 Recover Ammo 1
Catalyst
Sleep Ammo 1 Normal Ammo 1
Sleep Herb
Sleep Ammo 2 Sleep Ammo 1
Catalyst
Sleep Coating Sleep Herb
Empty Phial
Sleep Knife Throwing Knife
Sleep Herb
Slicing Ammo Slashberry
Spread Ammo 1 Needleberry
Spread Ammo 2 Spread Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 2
Spread Ammo 3 Spread Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 3
Sticky Ammo 1 Blastnut
Sticky Ammo 2 Sticky Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 2
Sticky Ammo 3 Sticky Ammo 1
Gunpowder Lv 3
Thunder Ammo Normal Ammo 1
Thunderbug
Tranq Ammo Normal Ammo 1
Tranq Bomb
Tranq Knife Throwing Knife
Tranq Bomb
Water Ammo Normal Ammo 1
Flowfern
Wyvern Ammo Dragonstrike Nut
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SOURCE: IGN.com

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