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Monster Hunter World - Where to Find Hornetaur Head, Shell, and Wing

The best place to farm for Hornetaur Head, Hornetaur Shell, and Hornetaur Wing in Monster Hunter World.


As you progress further into the armor crafting in Monster Hunter World, you’re likely to come across materials you have no idea how to find, and one of them is probably going to be the Hornetaur Head, Hornetaur Shell and the Hornetaur Wing. These can be a bit fiddly to find, especially when they don’t drop from large monsters.

Last updated on April 17, 2020 at 12:30 AM EST.

Where to Find Hornetaur Head, Hornetaur Shell and Hornetaur Wing

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Hornetaurs are found all throughout the Rotten Vale, but there are some found in Section 3, right near the campsite.

In order to get your hands on the Hornetaur Head, Shell, or Wing materials, you’re going to need to progress through the main story until you’ve unlocked the Rotten Vale. Once you reach the Rotten Vale, be on the lookout for grasshopper-like creatures that pounce on you at any chance they get. These are the Hornetaur creatures, and can be farmed for the materials you need.

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You can find a large collection of Hornetaurs in Area 3 of the Rotten Vale, directly outside the first campsite. It can be difficult to collect the Horneataur materials as they can easily explode into pieces, making them unable to be harvested. You may need to shoot them with your Slinger or only deal standard/light attacks so that their bodies remain on the ground.

It's also worth mentioning that there is a certain skill that increasing the chances of bodies to remain: Entomologist. At level 3, whenever you kill a monster, their body is guaranteed to drop on the ground. This skill is also found on the Insect Charm, so consider using that if you're struggling.

The Hornetaur materials are required in the crafting of Hornetaur armor as well as some of the Odogaron armor pieces. If you haven’t yet managed to take it down, take a look at our guide on how to kill the Odogaron for some help. 

Locating Hornetaurs for their heads, shells, and wings is easy if you know where to look in the Rotten Vale. Be sure to check out our Monster Hunter World Guide for more information on where to find other materials required in purchasing new armor and upgrading your weapons.

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