One of the more elusive crafting items in Monster Hunter World is the Sinister Cloth. Figuring out how to get Sinister Cloth can be a pain if you don’t already have a hint of where to find it. Unlike most items in Monster Hunter World, you can’t find these by carving monsters or harvesting items. Instead, you have to get them from the Tailrider Safari side quests. Below we’ll show you how to access Tailrider Safari in Monster World Hunters and what you have to do to find Sinister Cloth.
How to Get Sinister Cloth in Monster Hunter World Through Tailrider Safari
Accessing the Tailrider Safari side quests takes a little bit, but it will eventually become unlocked as part of the story. When you get to the research base, talk to the researcher on the lowest level and listen to them. Once you do that you’ll gain access to Tailriders. You can use then use this system to send a band of dashing Palicos out on an expedition to take down monsters and find rare items.
Each of the Palicos you can pick has hunting, gathering, and research stats and you’ll want to make sure the team you choose has high marks in all three if you want to get the Sinister Cloth. When the menu takes you the screen where you can select your destination, you’ll want to look for routes that include Rank 4 or higher tasks. I had the best luck farming Sinister Cloth by having my Tailriders head to the Ancient Forest, but there’s no way to know for sure when they’ll return with the item you want.
It seems like the results are somewhat random, and even on high-rank Tailrider Safari tasks, Sinister Cloth is a rare drop. Some players have reported that tasks that have your Palicos hunting Great Jagras or Barroth have had better luck, but that might just be confirmation bias.
You’ll need the Sinister Cloth in Monster Hunter World to forge the Death Stench set, which is a great mid-game armor. Later on, you’ll get the ability to forge High Rank Death Stench Alpha and Beta armor as well. If you’ve got your eyes on this armor set for your defense, then you’ll need to be sending a ton of Palicos out.
Ways to Get Sinister Cloth in Monster Hunter World other than Tailrider Safari
Besides sending Palicos on the Tailrider Safari, there’s only one other way to get Sinister Cloth in Monster Hunter World. If you request that the Argosy bring material items, there’s a chance that one of the sets it brings will contain Sinister Cloth. However, there’s no way to influence this, so it’s pretty unreliable. If you manage to get some cloth this way, just consider yourself lucky.