When I loaded into Monster Hunter World today, I found myself seeking an Anjanath Gem. I only needed one, but it turns out that even one can be difficult to come by.
Last updated on February 27, 2020, at 1:09 p.m. EST.
How to Get an Anjanath Gem
An Anjanath Gem is a High Rank reward that can be carved from the broken tail or head of an Anjanath. You can view these details by increasing your Anjanath research level. You will notice, however, that the chance of an Anjanath Gem dropping is quite low. There are some things that you can do to increase your chances, though.
The first thing you’ll want to concern yourself with is the type of quest you’re loading up. What you would ideally want are gold level rewards from your quest, so sort through your potential investigations for an Anjanath target and some gold level rewards. Even when you find the right quest, the drop rate of the Anjanath Gem is low, so you’ll want to focus on breaking the head and the tail of your target. Even this can be difficult since players are getting to the point where they can smash an Anjanath in about five minutes. Often, I found that the Anjanath was dead or captured long before I could focus on severing the tail or breaking its head.
Of course, to up your chances of this happening you’ll want to land combinations and power attacks on the head and tail. If you can mount the beast, climb to the head and tail and work that specific part of the body. There is no guarantee that you’ll break the part you need to, but this is your best shot.
Assuming you can break the tail of an Anjanath, be sure to carve it when you have a moment of downtime. There’s only a small chance you’ll get the Anjanath Gem you seek, but this is one of your opportunities. If it doesn't drop here, it might drop from the reward screen at the end of the game. If not there, you'll need to load back in and try again. Of course, you could always try crafting an Anjanath Gem with the Elder Melder.
Once you get the Anjanath Gem, head to our Monster Hunter: World guide hub for everything you’ll need to continue your hunter’s progression.