Giant Crown Master achievement in Monster Hunter: World

Giant Crown Master

Obtain a gold crown for many monsters in your hunting log.

Giant Crown Master+29.7
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How to unlock the Giant Crown Master achievement

  • FuzzyRabbidDoggFuzzyRabbidDogg671,975
    11 Mar 2018 30 Jan 2018 08 Apr 2018
    37 6 35
    Update 4/7/18:

    To get this achievement your going to need to get ready for a grind and a pure RNG grind at that. (PS Deviljo does not seem to count for these achievements so I'm guess that it's just the base game monsters (see images below) that you need the crowns for. Your going to want to be picking up all the footprints while your playing the game and delete all the investigations that dont have at least 1 silver / 1 gold in them. I had 0 luck getting any large or mini without at least 1 S/1G. (you can have any other combo as long as there are 1 s and 1 gold)

    At the time of this solutions there are 5 weekly quests that rotate, there are some weeks that have every event quest active so pay attention for those (you can view the rotations here: that you want to be looking for. These quests have a much higher chance to give you crowns since there are multiple monsters in each quest (keep this in mind for further investigations). I would suggest that you wait for the events for these unless your the monster is your last one. This is the best way of getting the crowns for these monsters, don't forget you can load up the quest kill the monster you need the crown for and leave without finishing the quest, the crown will still count!

    Deep Green Blues ( Ancient forest) - Great Jagras / Pukei - Pukei / Tobi - Kadachi / Anjanath / Rathalos

    Wildspire Bolero ( WildSpire Waste) - Barroth / Jyuratodus / Rathian / Diablos / Kulu - Ya- Ku

    Coral Waltz (Coral Highlands) - Tzitzi - Ya - Ku / Paolumu / Legiana / Pink Rathian

    Effluvial Opera (Rotten Vale) - Great Girros / Radobaan / Odogaron / Bazelgeuse

    Rock N' Roll Recess (Elders Recess) - Dodogama / Uragaan / Lavasioth / Azure Rathalos

    I wouldn't worry about finding these with investigations as the event quests are much easier and you can knock out multiple monsters at once.

    Now were down to working with the rest of the monsters. The best way to do this is look for investigations that give you 15 mins for mini and 50 mins for Large crowns. It's best to look for investigations that have 1-2 faints as well as they usually have better luck but the time seems to be a big factor. There are thousands of webpages that post the different specific investigations that you need for crowns. IGNORE ALL THESE. Crowns are pure RNG and if someone else got it, it doesn't meant your gonna get it. Focus on the times. If you find a 1 faint / 15 min / silver silver gold gold you will most likely get a mini crown. While your looking through the investigations if you can find one that has multiple monsters in the same one with a different time/faint then make sure you test these out. Most likely this will change the monster sizes.

    There is a post on TA about crafting max potions and the such to try and change the monster sizes to your liking. To me this method never worked and just wasted time. If you want to do this method it's best with another person so that you can lower the monster, they join and disconnect from the internet and finish the monster on their own to see if the monster is a crown. if it's not then you abandoned the quest and do the method to make it larger. Again I didn't use this method as it felt really a waste of time.

    I would really suggest trying to find a group of players that are all searching for crowns as this makes it go way faster as more people are searching for each monster (especially Kirin).

    There are many videos online showing the videos of how to measure monsters. The thing I will suggest is to just go in and find how the monsters look for you. After 2-3 fights you should know the "normal" size of monsters. Usually with most monsters when you see a mini your gonna know it's a mini, it just doesn't look right with how small it is. The same goes for Large. when you see a large your gonna say to your self, "wow that thing is huge".

    When you want to check what crowns you have or sizes the best way is to hit Start -> Tab to Info tab -> Guild Card -> View -> LB and that should show you everthing. This is much easier and cleaner than looking in your hunters notes.

    When you get the crown it will show up in your rewards screen like so:

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    Here are all the sizes for the crowns by yours truely:

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    I hope this helps and welcome to the grind :)

    You will get this achievements in the process:

    Monster Hunter: WorldGiant CrownThe Giant Crown achievement in Monster Hunter: World worth 24 pointsRecord your first silver crown or higher for monsters that appear from low or high rank.

    Monster Hunter: WorldGiant Crown CollectorThe Giant Crown Collector achievement in Monster Hunter: World worth 158 pointsObtain a gold crown for 10 or more monsters that appear from low or high rank.

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    DeniWhiteRPGHelp! Need investigations for Kushla Daora.
    Posted by DeniWhiteRPG on 18 Mar 20 at 11:48
    TrueWickedoneBlack Diablos was my worst mob so far, took well over 100 kills to get the miniature. Kushala Daora and Nergigante large crowns are now my last 2 and being a big pain. I just found a very handy Event though you might want to add to this solution. It is a High Rank Event quest called "Tracking the Delivery". It is for harvesting 10 Beryl, but the cool thing about it is you can collect rare tracks from Elder Dragons for Tempered Investigations. I found Nergigante, Kushala Daora, and Toestra. Might be others, but did not look hard as I only need Nergigante and Kushala. In literally 10 minutes or less, I gained 4 investigations for tempered elders. If you struggle with investigations for those 2 dragons like I was, this is a life saver!
    Posted by TrueWickedone on 07 Feb 21 at 06:01
    King HaruvThanks true wicked one!!!
    Posted by King Haruv on 28 Jan 22 at 17:47
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  • Jacob4526Jacob4526914,812
    07 Feb 2018 02 Mar 2018
    9 6 11
    So for the Giant and the mini crowns the achievement looks like it involves you getting gold crowns for both the largest and the smallest versions of the monsters. This achievement involves a lot of luck, ive seen some people hunt a monster 5-10 times and get both crowns while some have hunted them 50+ times and haven't gotten one. You can check to see if you have any crowns either by going to the Monster Field Guide by pressing start and tabbing over to hunters notes, or by talking to the Chief Ecologist inside of Astera. You must have the gold crown for the giant crowns as the silvers do not seem to count.

    I'm currently working on a list for the maximum size the monsters can be to obtain the minimum gold crown and the minimum size the monsters can be to earn the gold giant crown. This list is a work in progress and I will change it when I get updated information. Some monsters I have yet to find the sizes for but will be added once I do.

    *There is currently an event quest going on right now as of March 2nd, 2018 called "Coral Waltz" where you hunt 4 different monsters. It seems like the drop rates are increased for the crowns on this quest but not 100% sure. The monsters for the quest are Pink Rathian, Tzitzi- Ya-Ku, Paolumu, and Legiana."*

    This link is to the spreadsheet containing all the sizes i currently have
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    Kisialos ZIf I return to Astera after kill or capture monster but that I not finish the quest , the crow will count ?
    Posted by Kisialos Z on 02 Mar 18 at 13:12
    Jacob4526Yes but you have to make sure you click the option to "Return from quest" and not "Abandon quest" otherwise you will lose credit
    Posted by Jacob4526 on 02 Mar 18 at 14:55
    FireRaiser1985Seems impossible to find the largest Great Jagras. cry
    Posted by FireRaiser1985 on 08 Mar 18 at 07:48
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    Giant Crown Master - Obtain a giant crown for almost every monster in your hunting log.

    Hey everyone, Krauser here with a bit of info regarding this. Im gonna be breaking this down as simply as possible so that almost anyone will get the jist of these horror achievements. This one here is to have all "Changable" monsters for size (see bottom of the post) at its biggest or smallest form.

    Quick Note - Im from now on putting all "Updates" up here from now on seeing as we're caught up on the sizes, and the guide will follow below for those of you who want to check in on special events. Im also adding a spoiler right under this, and that will be the size comparison sheet.

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***


    CRITICAL UPDATE 02/23/2018 Below this i've added a spoiler of the rumored DLC release schedual. If this is true, we are unsure if this will extend the crowns required! I suggest you farm as quickly as possible!

    *** Spoiler - click to reveal ***

    02/22/18 "Deep Green Blues" is over, however, a new quest called "Wildspire Bolero" is present awarding tons of decorations and the Kings are slowly filtering in for: Kulu-Ya-Ku, Barroth, Jyuratodus, Rathian and Diablos

    02/17/18 As you can see (and reported by a couple others) by the screenshot below, the current event quest titled "Deep Green Blues" involves killing a Great Jagras, a Pukei-Pukei, a Tobi-Kadachi, an Anjanath, and a Rathalos all in 50 Minutes. This is a High Rank Quest as well and took about 20 minutes. People and myself are reporting high luck getting King Sizes both big or small. The screenshot down below is from my hunt where they all spawned together. This even is running as of the update date above for 5 more days. I suggest you guys give it a shot. Also, Proof of Gold Crowns in the picture for those getting frustrated with only seeing silver crowns and all that.

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    Other Updates:

    02/22/18 I will no longer be updating the numbers in the spoiler. We now have a compiled list, yes there may be some variances, however I am also condensing this guide and updating it as there are new ways to handle farming these guys. I appreciate and love you all for the submissions and numbers to compile this list, and glad we got where we needed to! All credit has been provided. Best of luck hunters!


    Most monsters save for a few in Monster Hunter World will vary in size, meaning that if you fight for example a Rathalos once, then again right after (even the same quest) then it could be much larger or smaller.

    This right here has a cap limit on how big or small a creature can get. Silvers (or queen's as I may refer them) and Golds (King's) Crowns will be next to the size. Silver meaning you're getting close, gold meaning you're within a range. Typically these Gold sizes are a 25% (or more) difference to the normal monsters size, however, you can get bigger or smaller gold crowns as well, so to dispell any confusion, youre not going for the smallest or largest possible, but a rather large or small variant past a certain threshold. Refer to the spoiler above for indication.

    So how do you get these to spawn?

    Well... You don't. It's pure RNG. HOWEVER, most people will churn through the quests and optionals but DO NOT FARM OPTIONALS for materials, sizes etc. Do investigations (better rewards) if possible.

    I want to stress, do this as your final achievements while focusing on others. These can spawn in any quest, arena, while you're farming gear etc.

    It has been confirmed that weekly events such as "Deep Green Blues" and seemingly any future events that have 5 Monsters to hunt may yield much higher chances at these variants. If you look at the important update above you can see I got it myself. I will be updating the weeklies as much as possible with either personal experience or more comments.

    People seem to think that 1 Silver and 1 Gold reward investigations have higher chances, that 15 minute time limits are smaller creatures and 5 faint 50 minutes are largers. This is hard to prove as it is again RNG... But here comes the fun part... There is technically a way to farm these efficiently.

    In my previous guide, I mentioned walking in and sizing it up, quitting and doing it again, this is being referenced as Crown Sniping.

    Thanks to Fuzzmeister J who stumbled upon this wiki thread:

    For those who want to see the pictures of the amazing Nick6818's list, or his detailed breakdown, check that out. If you just want quick notes on it, ill paraphrase:

    Step 1: Make a ton of shocktraps
    Step 2: Put on Ghillie Mantle
    Step 3: When you see the wyvern, put on Ghillie, Sneak up, and put the shock trap down
    Step 4: See how big you are compared to a point on the body IE The leg, or a specific point
    Step 5: Either Return from Quest, or Kill then Return from Quest
    Step 6: Eventual Profit

    I used this method (without the shock and ghillie) to farm the weekly pukei and Returning did in fact count my gold crown. Capturing or Killing doesen't matter in terms of the Gold Sizes counting.

    A few things to remember, you can't trap elder dragons, however, if you hide from them they will sit occassionally (thanks again to Nick). Farming with friends makes it funner and easier. Do the 5 kill event quests (apparently there's a rotation). And last but not least, if you join an SOS or quest and can't get rewards, doesen't matter, if it's a King, itll register for you.

    Happy Hunting!
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    Fuzzmeister JThe new event quest is good as last weeks. I got 4 or 5 gold crowns last night. I only did the quest about 5 times too.
    Posted by Fuzzmeister J on 23 Feb 18 at 12:54
    OtterbeeCould you please explain Step 5 and your "WARNING" a bit better?

    Step 1: Make a ton of shocktraps
    Step 2: Put on Ghillie Mantle
    Step 3: When you see the wyvern, put on Ghillie, Sneak up, and put the shock trap down
    Step 4: See how big you are compared to a point on the body IE The leg, or a specific point
    Step 5: Either Return from Quest, or Kill then Return from Quest

    Step 6: Eventual Profit

    After Step 4, for sizing it up, you then say: "Either Return from Quest, or Kill then Return from Quest". What does this even mean??? Where is this 'Return from Quest' option that you speak of...and what is the point of doing this? If you Kill the monster, then don't you effectively get "Quest Complete". How do you "Kill then Return from Quest"?

    I guess I'm looking for a bit more clarification on after sizing it up; there's really two "options" at that point - (a) kill it because you think it's a Gold Crown size, or (b) Abandon it, because it's not. So, which are you explaining in Step 5.

    Finally, your warning seems out of place. What do you mean by, "DO NOT ABANDON QUEST, IT WILL NOT WORK AND CANCEL ALL YOU'VE DONE". What is "IT" and what will be canceled??
    Posted by Otterbee on 18 Mar 18 at 08:03
    So in your Menu, during the quest you'll see "Return from Quest" or "Abandon Quest" below it.

    Essentially, if you're on a quest that has 2 or 5 monsters to kill, and the one you need is King (For example lets say there's an event quest to kill a Diablos, Rathalos, Rathian, Great Jagras and Great Ghirros, but you have all the kings except the Diablos). Slay it and then hit Return From Quest button if you don't need the other monsters to be defeated. If it is NOT a King size, then obviously Return from Quest (Unsure if Abandoning will just keep the same sized monsters or not as no progress was saved) then jump back in and check again.

    If you hit Abandon Quest after you kill a King, it will not record your King kill and it'll reset your items and all that, that you may have used to before you even went on the quest.
    Posted on 18 Mar 18 at 23:53
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