Monster Hunter World: Iceborne - One for the History Books Quest Walkthrough

A walkthrough on the quest One for the History Books in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. Included are the quest's objectives, monsters encountered, and rewards.

Monster Hunter: World Iceborne - One for the History Books

One for the History Books


Complete the Assignment
Area Time Limit Reward Failure Conditions
Great Ravine 50 minutes 4,320 z Time Expires / Faint 3 times
Unlock Conditions
Clear The Enroaching Anjanath


Target Zorah Magdaros
Intruders Nergigante
Other Barnos


Item Rate
Zorah Magdaros Carapace ★★★★★
Zorah Magdaros Magma ★★★
Dragonite Ore x1 ★★★
Iron Ore x3 ★★★
Zorah Magdaros Heat Scale ★★★
Zorah Magdaros Pleura ★★
Macalite Ore x2 ★★★
Armor Sphere+
Monster Bone M ★★★
Large Barrel ★★★
Trap Tool ★★★
Monster Bone L ★★★★
Large Barrel Bomb ★★★
Ration ★★★



Equip pieces of the Anjanath armor set to reduce incoming fire damage against Zorah Magdaros’ magma cores. You can also eat a veggie platter at the canteen before heading out to further increase elemental defense.

Zorah Magdaros’ magma cores inflict fireblight. Bring some nullberies to easily recover from the condition.

Try to stock up on as many healing items as you can, including mega potions and even max potions. Have mega nutrients and mandragora at the ready to make more max potions. These will help when fighting Nergigante, an exceptionally strong foe, in the middle of the quest.

Zorah Magdaros

As soon as the quest starts, run to either a ballista or cannon on the right of the platform and load it with ammo. The first phase of the fight is mostly peppering Zorah Magdaros with artillery to weaken it.

Zorah Magdaros Monster Guide

When the commander gives the signal to restrain Zorah Magdaros, climb up the rope ladders on the left side of the platform. Run to the one-shot binder and load it. Carefully aim at Zorah Magdaros and fire the ballista.

The binder will not be enough to hold the monster. Continue climbing up the rope ladders and prepare to get on Zorah Magdaros using the hitching post. Once you land on the massive foe’s back, you must find and destroy four of its magma cores. Follow the markers on the map to find them. The last one will be on Zorah Magdaros’ head.

Be sure to destroy the magma cores quickly. They will glow after a while and release magma that can take out a good amount of your health. Pull back to avoid getting hit.

Mine Zorah Magdaros’ Back

Keep your eyes peeled for ore deposits when on Zorah Magdaros’ back. Mining them allows you to obtain some materials to craft Zorah Magdaros equipment.


Nergigante will eventually arrive, forcing you to take it on. Note that your equipment will likely not be strong enough to defeat it at this point in the story. A good strategy is to strafe Nergigante to avoid most of its attacks. Try to get in a few hits, especially when behind it. Do not hold back on using healing items as Nergigante can easily take you out with a few attacks. When you have dealt enough damage, a cutscene will play and the quest will be completed.

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