Sinister Cloth is one of the more elusive items in Monster Hunter World, mainly appearing at random throughout the world, and somewhat randomly through the Tailrider Safari. In this Monster Hunter World Sinister Cloth farming guide, we’ll be walking you through how to find Sinister Cloth, as well as all the ways you can put the Sinister Cloth to use once you’ve eventually acquired the item.
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Monster Hunter World Sinister Cloth Guide
Unlike basically every other item in Monster Hunter World, you can’t actually find Sinister Cloth by yourself. You’re unable to carve it from the corpses of deceased monsters, and you also can’t find it out in any environment, including elite endgame areas like Elder’s Recess. The only way to acquire the Sinister Cloth for certain in Monster Hunter World is to use the Tailrider Safari to your advantage, a feature which is buried away in Astera.
To use the Tailrider Safari, head into your personal quarters in Astera, and speak to your Housekeeper (who appears to be also a Palico), and select the ‘Tailrider Safari’ option. In the Safari menu, you’ll have the option to basically select someone else’s Palico, and send them out on a mission to gather resources for you. This Palico can belong to basically anyone—from someone you just met in the Gathering Hub area of Astera, to someone who you’re in the same Squad with.
From this menu, you’ll have to select someone’s Palico, and select a region to send them out into. This can be any region in Monster Hunter World, from the starting area of the Ancient Forest, all the way to the Coral Highlands and the Elder’s Recess. You’ll now be presented with three routes for each region, and each route will have Gathering, Research, and Hunting tasks, each rated on a five star system. The higher rating the area has, the more difficult it’ll be for your Palico to obtain any rewards from them.
Although Sinister Cloth is known to drop through Palicoes venturing out into the wilds in the Tailrider Safari missions, it’s admittedly an incredibly rare drop. Players have reported that sending a Palico out on a high level Hunting mission does appear to increase your chances of obtaining a Sinister Cloth, in particular when facing off against a Great Jagras or a Barroth.
Monster Hunter World Death Stench Armor Set
But what can you actually use the Sinister Cloth for in Monster Hunter World? You’ll need a total of five Sinister Cloth items in order to craft the complete Death Stench armor set, available in the High Rank armor section of the Smithy in the Workshop of Astera. The Death Stench armor set looks like something straight out of the Gothic horror game Bloodborne, and it boasts solid defense statistics against both fire and water damage, as well as a decent overall defense rating of 160.
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