Black Diablos

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Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyvern
Elements None
Ailments mhw stun status effectStun
Weakness mhw ice damage sIce 
mhw water elemental damage sWater 
Resistances mhw fire damage sFire
mhw dragon damage sDragon
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 damage sIce and mhw water elemental damage sWater elemental weapons
  • The Black Diablos is immune to mhw fire damage sFire and mhw dragon damage sDragon
  • 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 icon 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 s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level


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

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable)
Chest (Breakable)
Wings (Breakable)


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:

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High Rank:

black diablos hzv

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 ridge small mhw wiki guideBlack Diablos Ridge + (dropped) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Fang High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
black diablos carapace small mhw wiki guideBlack Diablos Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Tailcase (cut tail) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
blos medulla small mhw wiki guideBlos Medulla (break back) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
wyvern gem small mhw wiki guideWyvern 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 ridge small mhw wiki guideBlack Diablos Ridge + High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
black diablos carapace small mhw wiki guideBlack Diablos Carapace High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Diablos Fang High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
blos medulla small mhw wiki guideBlos Medulla High Rank ⭐⭐
monster hardbone small mhw wiki guideMonster Hardbone High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
Dash Extract High Rank ⭐⭐⭐
wyvern gem small mhw wiki guideWyvern 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

      Tips for fighting this:
      -Use streamer pods when ur burrows
      -use lighting weapons and aim for the head and horns
      For me I just used bows to ignore it’s stunning roar

      • this game has pretty mixed signals... do i fight an enraged monster or not? not even mentioning agitator and health augment, some monsters specifically have increased hitzones while enraged, and reward counter-aggression with huge topples. but for diablos, you can't out-brute it, especially black diablos. ideally, this would always be the case. a puny human hunter shouldnt be able to win against huge monsters in a contest of strength. the more action-focused gameplay of world makes diablos a huge curveball for people who start with this game like me. but then again, world is also my introduction to the series.. and the reason i'm now playing through the older games. so really, i guess the newer games did good.

        • Anonymous

          Tempered MR Black Diablos is hell

          On average it will bury 5 times in a row, constant charges so you spend half of the overground battle running after it, randomly double screams and nevermind that damage per hit

          Pretty much have to heal any chip damage because if you do get get by that charge or unburrowing, anything less than full health with all max health boosts means death

          • Anonymous

            I had a dream last night where I was a sweaty long sword main and I was killing her and the male diablos. My long sword did like, 900 damage per hit though, so the fight was over pretty quickly. One of my weirdest dreams so far lol.

            • 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

                                            • Anonymous


                                              • Anonymous

                                                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

                                                  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

                                                    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

                                                      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

                                                        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

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Hello. My name is Sandra B. Diablos. I like long walks on the beach, spending 50% of my time burrowing underground, 20% of my time exploding back to the surface, and 30% of my time having a persistent hitbox that can do damage even when I'm seemingly standing still or not touching you. Will you love me?

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Ah yes. The one monster that gets under my skin. It doesn't matter how extended your evade distance is, how stun free you are or what weapon you use. It's gonna hurt ya bad before you drop it. Deal with it.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              i went on an expedition to kill her and i got a wyvern gym with out cutting her tail off. How ever i did break both horns and her back.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Who the hell thought it was a good idea to give her perfect tracking on her charge? It's as bad as those Flame Salamanders in Dark Souls 2.

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