Black Diablos


Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyvern
Elements None
Ailments Stun EffectStun
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce 
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Locations Wildspire Waste
Tempered Lv. 2

Black Diablos is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ディアブロス亜種 (Diaburosu Ashu) in Japanese.


 These black-shelled Diablos are actually female Diablos in heat. The color signals their aggressiveness and heightened hostility to other creatures in their habitat

Black Diablos Details & Locations


Black Diablos Combat Info

  • Hunters should bring mhw-ice-damageIce and mhw-water-elemental-damageWater elemental weapons
  • The Black Diablos is immune to mhw-fire-damageFire and mhw-dragon-damageDragon
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Horn, Head, Neck, Tail, Tail Tip
    • Orange: Stomach, Back, Left Wing, Right Wing
    • White: Left Leg, Right Leg
  • Hunters can attack and break the weakpoints: Head, Chest and Wings.
  • The tail may be severed and carved.
  • This monster is weak to paralysis Paralysis so using traps is effective
  • Black Diablos are much more aggressive towards intruders when in heat, and are known to attack enemies in retreat. Do not let your guard down even if you think you've established a safe distance from these monsters.
  • Master Rank Changes
    • The prime thing Black Diablos gained is SPEED.
    • Expect Black Diablos to dive into the ground, erupt, SLAM DOWN and burrow back in the ground within ten seconds, several times in a row.
    • Her Damage rivals elder dragons now
    • Bring screamer pods and spare screamer sacs to craft more. Use a screamer pod when Black Diablos is Enraged while underground to pull her to the surface where she will be stuck for a few seconds as if in a pitfall trap.


Black Diablos Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw-poison-status-effect sleep-mhw-status-effect paralysis blast stun
Weakness Level


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point cut-damage-mhw blunt-damage-mhw ammo-damage-mhw
Head (Breakable)
Chest (Breakable)
Wings (Breakable)


In-game weakness information




Black Diablos Carves and Rewards

Defeating this monster allows the player to carve the following items:

Black Diablos Carves

Carves Frequency
black_diablos_ridgeBlack Diablos Ridge + (dropped) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Fang High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
black_diablos_carapaceBlack Diablos Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Tailcase (cut tail) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
blos_medullaBlos Medulla (break back) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem (cut tail) High Rank ⭐
Black Spiral Horn + (break horns) High Rank ⭐
Black Diablos Chine Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Black Diablos Cortex (dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Tailcase+ (carve tail) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Blos Medulla Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Large Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐
Wyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐


Black Diablos Rewards

Rewards Frequency
black_diablos_ridgeBlack Diablos Ridge + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
black_diablos_carapaceBlack Diablos Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Fang High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
blos_medullaBlos Medulla High Rank ⭐⭐
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Dash Extract High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem High Rank ⭐
dragonvein_solidbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDragonvein Solidbone  High Rank⭐⭐
dragonvein_solidbone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDragonvein Solidbone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Black Diablos Chine (break back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Black Diablos Cortex Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Blos Medulla Master Rank ⭐⭐
Blackcurl Stouthorn (break horns) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Dash Extract Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Large Wyvern Gem (tail carved) Master Rank ⭐
Diablos Hardhorn Master Rank ⭐


Black Diablos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Black Diablos Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • The Black Diablos is a herbivore and will eat cacti to restore stamina.
  • The Black Diablos is actually a female Diablos in heat.
  • Black Diablos is known as the "Black Horned Wyvern."



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    • Anonymous

      28 Jul 2020 06:05  

      I really wished she wasn't resistant to dragon. Also tip: to make things faster find devilijho in the area. If he's not there than find diablos, if he's not there than find a cactuar. PS if black and normal diablos get in a fight the winner is random so I would rather use devilijho.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jul 2020 21:28  

        the key to to black diablos is that you have to be very evasive and patient and wait for the oppurtunity to strike
        you can try bait out the double tail check and get some free slashes on the head, you could wait for it to burrow and hit it with a screamer pod stuff like that just try to see how it's behavior (or AI) works and be creative
        this aint a time test you have well over an hour to beat this black monster (unless investigation lol)

        • Anonymous

          01 May 2020 00:49  

          Nearly 29 minutes fighting this thing for Rocksteady Mantle+. It was infuriating, annoying and tiresome but somehow I did it. ...yay. ~ * Collapsed. *

          • Anonymous

            30 Apr 2020 13:58  

            Jee some of this info is awfully subjective ain't it. ''Master Rank Changes - One of the most annoying monsters to fight - Overall, avoid at all costs. To bad a tempered Black Diablos is Guarding the Rocksteady Mantle +''

            • Anonymous

              17 Apr 2020 17:37  

              I am going to say this because so many people aren't doing this, ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HEATH UP. Do not underestimate this monster she will kill you If she gets the chance I recommend at least 75% of your health is still intact before engaging

              • Anonymous

                26 Aug 2019 02:57  

                "a female diablos in heat" Yet fights the regular and white version? Diablos are strange creatures aren't they...?

                • Anonymous

                  17 Jul 2019 18:46  

                  For anyone farming the horns: Bring any weapon with sleep (or a Palico weapon, will take longer though) and try to get it to sleep as fast as possible. Then just put 2 Mega Barrel Bombs next to it's head and wake it up with your strongest attack to the head. That is usually enough to break one horn and damage the other one. Good luck.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 May 2019 20:06  

                    Some fights in MH games are just more annoying than challenging, and BD is one of them, due to the moveset and how they balanced her. Most time of the fight is not actually spent fighting but just waiting for an opening

                    • Anonymous

                      18 May 2019 20:02  


                      • Anonymous

                        01 Mar 2019 11:32  

                        She's like a hidden Arch-Tempered Elder Dragon, especially with multiplayer HP scaling. I had a lot more fun fighting AT Kirin with no elemental resists.

                        • Anonymous

                          10 Feb 2019 02:10  

                          I used to be one of those people who got super salty about Black Diablos. Then I went back and played all other Monster Hunters. Now she's just a good ride and free zenny. Bring your screamer pods, time your shots right (wait for her to fully burrow), and light a cigar as you wail away for free damage. Prioritize lateral movement at a distance, or dive between her legs (giggity) when she's close. Use slopes to your advantage when she does her horn swipes, because the tail can still hit but will whiff if she's uphill. World's version of Big Black D is remarkably easy to take compared to prior iterations. Have fun!

                          • Anonymous

                            01 Jan 2019 04:07  

                            I got Mini Gold crown at 1886.63... only had to hunt 73 of them (probably skipped at least that many) and one full weekend...

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Dec 2018 08:56  

                              Beware of "capture" quests. The Black Diablos will not usually run away when weakened, so you may have literally no warning that its health is low before it dies.

                              • Anonymous

                                08 Aug 2018 15:49  

                                Hunted both this version and reg diablos. I've gotten, like, 10 blos medullas, 0 ridge+, and 0 majestic horns after breaking the correct parts :l

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