Making the jump from Monster Hunter World’s High Rank monsters to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne's new Master Rank difficulty will certainly take some adjustments – Thankfully, it’s relatively easy to mine for ore items within the beginning hours to quickly craft some Master Rank equipment to help get you over that initial hump. However, there’s a small problem – a lot of these weapons and armor require Purecrystal, which may be a little harder to find.
Thankfully, it’s all a matter of luck, as you can find it from regular mining outcrops in any Master Rank hunt or Expedition – including the game’s initial ones against the deadly Beotodus.
Where to Find a Purecrystal in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne
If you’re looking for Purecrystals to help even your odds against the Icy Piscine Wyvern, then here are some steps that you can follow to hopefully acquire some of this precious ore. First – head out to the Hoarfrost Reach. If you’re stuck at Beotodus, that means accepting his quest, Baptism by Ice.
Once you’ve dropped in, take the path from Area 1, to 3, to 4, to 2, and back to 1 – mining at any outcrops that have spawned along the way. It’s all a matter of time until you’ll find your Purecrystal. Please note: only Blue Mining Outcrops have a chance to drop your Purecrystal, so take heed!
With any luck, your little mining adventure should reward you with all of the materials that you’ll need to craft a full set of armor, as well as a shiny new weapon – and it’ll, without a doubt, be much more effective at protecting you than any High Rank gear you may have upgrade.
One little tip for anyone looking for a Purecrystal after you’ve unlocked Master Rank Expeditions – if an area lists Upsurge: Mining Outcrops, you’re more likely to find rare drops from a sparkling mining outcrop. Check every area to see if any are currently exhibiting one before heading out, as it’ll make your job that much easier. Good luck, and Happy Hunting!