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)


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


High Rank:


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.



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

      Blinded her with a flash pod and when I went in to deal damage she just roared until the effect wore off and charged me. I recommend bazel gauntlets, helmet, and coil to get lvl 5 earplugs to be immune to the constant roaring.

      • Anonymous

        Saw someone using Alatreon insect glaive on her. Either his goals are beyond our understanding or he is kinda stoopid

        • Anonymous

          Poor diablos, has to deal with this woman. Damn, she even has turf war with him, he ain't getting any room to breathe.

          • Anonymous

            i have killed xeno but this thing is the devil and when i am in a team she is with the regular diablos what the heck, what i recommend for killing her a deviljho great sword with a heavy bowgun and a lot and i mean a lot of healing cuz if you dont ur ded also bring the hammers.

            • Anonymous

              This ****er just dropped me 2x twisted horn. The stuff that is supposed to be dropped by low rank normal diablos...

              • Anonymous

                i hate black diablos for one reason instead of doing a normal charge it creeps up step by step until its too late

                • Anonymous

                  This might be controversial to say, but I actually enjoy hunting her. Keeps me on my toes, it never gets boring and very satisfying to eventually slay her. I usually fight her as a warm-up. And it does help improve your mastery over your desired weapon. If you can comfortably fight her, an extremely aggressive and massive beast, you’ll get a lot more comfortable with the rest of the entire game. After I did that optional quest to improve my Rocksteady-mantle I just went to the Guiding Lands for fun and hunted like 10 high tier monsters and a couple of Elder Dragons with relative ease, and even if it took some effort, I didn’t faint once. I just love the challenge this provides. (Just fyi, I use mainly raw builds, nothing elemental. To me its the most reliable way to hunt, and fighting a Black Diablos like this excites me the most)

                  • Anonymous

                    I just killed my first black diablos with the deviljho horn and **** armor and it's not as hard as people say if you set a trap next to a cactuar and let it do half the work for you

                    • Anonymous

                      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

                        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

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

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                              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

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

                                • Anonymous

                                  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

                                    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

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