If you're not quite sure what pendants are in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne, then you're probably not alone. Even veteran Hunters are stumped by them, essentially because they weren't a thing in the previous Monster Hunter games. If you've seen people with cosmetics sprucing up their weapon grips, then congratulations, you've seen a pendant. Now, what do they actually do? Our Monster Hunter World Iceborne Pendants guide should clear up some of your questions.

Monster Hunter World Iceborne Pendants Guide: What Are They, What Do They Do?

As we've briefly covered above, Pendants in Monster Hunter World Iceborne are essentially only really there for cosmetic reasons. Yes, the fact that they look cool swishing in the wind as you gallivant around the Guiding Lands doesn't have any tangible effect on your hunting abilities, unfortunately. While having fresh kicks might actually make a difference towards your defensive statistics, these Pendants don't fall under the same category.

If you're wanting to get your hand on some of these because playing Fashion Hunter is one of your hobbies (as it should be), then you'll be glad to know that they're not incredibly difficult to get a hold of. You can either complete optional missions or reach milestones in the game, or craft them. You can visit the Smithy to do the latter, and navigate to the Pendants sub-menu under the Forge Equipment section to see what you can put together from the scraps of your kills. 

We have a full list of the Monster Hunter World Iceborne pendants that we're aware of and if they require crafting, what materials are needed:

  • Bronze Hunter Symbol -- Reward for hunting your first Master Rank T1 Tempered monster
  • Bronze Guild Medal -- Join and complete 10 quests posted by hunters of a lower rank (High Rank/Low Rank for Master Rank hunters, Low Rank for High Rank hunters)
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Red) -- Complete Iceborne's story
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Yellow) -- Conqueror's Seal x1, Lightning Sac x2, 300 research points
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Blue) -- Conqueror's Seal x1, Flood Sac x2, 300 research points
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Pink) -- Conqueror's Seal x1, Conflagrant Sac x2, 300 research points
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Green) -- Conqueror's Seal x1, Topor Sac x1, Ultraplegia Sac x1, 300 research points
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Gray) -- Conqueror's Seal x1, Cryo Sac x2, 300 research points
  • Bronze Sigil Scarf (Brown) -- Conqueror's Seal x1, Deadly Poison Sac x2, 300 research points
  • Gold Hunter Symbol -- Reward for hunting your first Master Rank T3 Tempered monster 
  • Guiding Emerald Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Forest): Guiding Forest Crystal x1, Prosperous Crystal x3, Forest Crystal x5, Decayed Crystal x5, 500 research points
  • Guiding Verdant Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Forest): Guiding Forest Dragonbone x1, Slumbering Greatbone x3, Woodland Greatbone x5, Mossy Greatbone x5, 500 research points
  • Guiding Sun Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Wildspire): Guiding Wasteland Crystal x1, Serene Crystal x3, Wasteland Crystal x5, Cracked Crystal x5, 500 research points
  • Guiding Dusk Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Wildspire): Guiding Wasteland Dragonbone x1, Tempered Crafbone x3, Wasteland Cragbone x5, Weathered Cragbone x5, 500 Re
  • Guiding Morganite Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Coral): Guiding Coral Crystal x1, Deepsea Crystal x3, Coral Crystal x5, Pale Crystal x5, 500 research points
  • Guiding Celestite Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Coral): Guiding Coral Dragonbone x1 Vibrant Crimsonbone x3 Coral Crimsonbone x5 Vivid Crimsonbone x5
  • Guiding Citrine Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Rotten): Guiding Effluvial Crystal x1, Twilight Crystal x3, Effluvial Crystal x5, Distorted Crystal x4, 500 research points
  • Guiding Diamond Crystal -- Guiding Lands (Rotten): Guiding Rotted Dragonbone x1, Afflicted Frenzybone x3, Effluvial Frenzybone x5, Malformed Frenzybone x5, 500 research points 
  • Silver Sigil Scarf (White) -- Defeat Ruiner Nergigante
  • Silver Guild Medal -- Join and complete 30 quests posted by hunters of a lower rank (High Rank/Low Rank for Master Rank hunters, Low Rank for High Rank hunters)
  • Silver Hunter Symbol -- Reward for hunting your first Master Rank T2 Tempered monster
  • Gold Guild Medal -- Join and complete 60 quests posted by hunters of a lower rank (High Rank/Low Rank for Master Rank hunters, Low Rank for High Rank hunters)

Now that you've got our Monster Hunter World Iceborne Pendants guide to refer to, it should be smooth-sailing when the time comes to customize your trusty Great Sword and to make it stand out from all the rest. If you need another crafting-related guide to keep you occupied, check out our Monster Hunter World Iceborne Bathycite Ore tips.