Monster Hunter: World is all about hunting monsters, of course, but being properly equipped will go a long way to success. We’ve already told you how to upgrade armor and equipment, but sometimes the materials required to upgrade or forge new items can be hard to come by. Dragonite Ore is often sought after to forge new armor sets, especially the Horizon Zero Dawn Palico armor set. Read on for some suggestions on where to find it.
Where to Find Dragonite Ore
Dragonite Ore is found on Mining Outcrops as a rare drop. You’ll know when you’ve mined some from a Mining Outcrop when you get a slightly different animation and sound effect. Of course, it will also pop up in your feed on the right side of the screen. You can sometimes spot the vein of ore that you want to target by its sparkling effect. There is no guarantee however, as most of the rare drops are randomly awarded. Mark the Mining Outcrops on your map and let your Scout Flies guide you there, then cross your fingers and start mining. If you don’t get any Dragonite Ore, rinse and repeat until you’ve got all that you need.
If you’re in urgent need and can’t wait for a potential reward, you’ll want to head out on an expedition. Mining Outcrops show up as icons on the map, something you’ll already know if you read our guide on how to use the map to find everything. Our suggestion is to try the Coral Highlands area, as it’s been known to have Mining Outcrops that will indeed contain Dragonite Ore.
If you’ve reached the Rotten Vale area already, your chances of finding Dragonite Ore are even greater. Furthermore, after you unlock High Rank by progressing through the story, Dragonite Ore will become more common and can possibly be mined from all Mining Outcrops in all areas. Another reason to get going and play the assigned quests!
If you’re looking for more help, advice, or where to find others of the many available crafting materials, check out our Monster Hunter: World Guide Hub.