Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns



DefenseDown1Defense Down


mhw-fire-damage_sFire (⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater  (⭐⭐)
Thunder (⭐⭐⭐)
Dragon (⭐⭐⭐)

Resistances n/a
Locations All Locations

Deviljho is a Brute Wyvern in Monster Hunter World (MHW). イビルジョー (恐暴竜) in Japanese. It was added in a free update on March 22, 2018(Console) & September 6,2018(PC) and was not part of the game's original launch. 


A monster that must feed constantly and will devour anything in its path, even feeding on the largest of monsters with its massive jowls.

Deviljho Details & Locations

  • Found in: all Biomes. 
  • Target of Assignment Quest (Find a blue exclamation mark near the quest board in Astera's Tradeyard): The Food Chain Dominator
  • Is immediately hostile at any range
  • Will attack anything. Has unique Turf Wars with Diablos and Bazelgeuse, and a shared Turf War with Legiana and Rathalos.
  • Has the unique ability to swing smaller monsters around as a weapon. Some include: Great JagrasKulu-Ya-Ku, Tzitzi-Ya-Ku, Tobi-Kadachi, Odogaron, Great Girros and Dodogama. If these monsters are on low health he kills them with the throw animation then proceeds to eat them. For monsters too big to pick up, he will occasionally "take a bite," out of them, dealing a decent amount of damage (seems to be 500, even in solo). For these reasons, he can serve as a valuable "ally," for a hunter, so long as they steer clear of him.
  • Will eat from corpses of slain large monsters.
  • Small Monsters version: None
  • Sizes: 1816.60 ~ 2641.69
  • Species: Brute Wyverns

Deviljho will invade 6★ Quests, 7★ Quests, and high rank expeditions once players have completed the investigation for the “??? Rathian” in the main story. When players load up they will get a prompt saying that Deviljho is found somewhere in the world. For the fastest way to find him:

  • Load up your world map and check all the locations for a ??? Monster
  • If there is no ??? Monster, head to any area.
  • Once in that area, bring up your world map again and check again to see if he appeared
  • Once you find ??? Monster, head into that area.

It is best to collect his tracks and capture him but slaying him is fine too.  Note that you do not have to hunt him at this point, collecting tracks is enough. After players have done so, head back to Astera to check in with the jovial researcher for a cutscene; this will unlock the Deviljho special assignment. Players will have to hunt a Deviljho in Ancient Forest. Hunters will be able to acquire the new mantle, Dragonproof Mantle, after completing the mission.

Dragonproof Mantle

  • Increases dragon damage while increasing dragon resistance.
    • This mantle will be good while using Deviljho’s weapons or any dragon element weapon.


Deviljho Combat Info

  • This monster deals mhw-dragon-damage_sDragon and Dragonblight damage
  • Deviljho is weak to Thunder and Dragon
  • Hunters should attack its weakpoints in the Head, Belly and Tail, which can be broken
  • The monster is susceptible to abnormal status ailments


Deviljho 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 Damage Needed
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Belly (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ??


In-game weakness information




Deviljho Low and High Rank Carves

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

Deviljho Carves (All High Rank)

Carves Frequency %
deviljho_hideDeviljho Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_scaleDeviljho Scale (break chest) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_talonDeviljho Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tallfangDeviljho Tallfang (break head) ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_scalp-mhwDeviljho Scalp ⭐⭐  
deviljho_salivaDeviljho Saliva (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tailDeviljho Tail (cut tail) ⭐⭐  
deviljho_gemDeviljho Gem (break head, chest or tail)  


Deviljho Rewards (All High Rank)

Rewards Frequency %
deviljho_hideDeviljho Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_scaleDeviljho Scale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_talonDeviljho Talon ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tallfangDeviljho Tallfang ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_salivaDeviljho Saliva ⭐⭐⭐  
deviljho_tailDeviljho Tail ⭐⭐  
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone ⭐⭐⭐  



Deviljho Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Deviljho Monster.




Notes & Trivia

  • This Monster is of the Brute Wyvern species.
  • A popular fan nickname for Deviljho is The Pickle, or Picklejho.
  • Deviljho is known as the "Violent Wyvern".



Large Monsters
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Xeno'jiiva  ♦  Zorah Magdaros

    • Anonymous

      09 Nov 2018 01:31  

      Bow main here. Which overall element would be more effective against him? Thunder or Dragon.(Haven't fought him yet, but going to)

      • Anonymous

        17 Oct 2018 17:42  

        Is he easier in mhw? I never played any of the prior games but I’d heard about his difficulty from friends and memes. Based on everything I knew about him, the first time I saw him I just hid. Decided to actually go after him a few days later and got him without much trouble first try. He smacked me around at first, sure, but 20 minutes later he was dead. Hardest part was just searching the areas for him. As I said, I’m by no means a veteran of the series but he just felt like a joke. Is he considerably harder in the earlier games?

        • Anonymous

          17 Oct 2018 07:18  

          From running "relish the moment" more times than I care to say and becoming reasonably efficient, some notes: When he's enraged every weak point except his head reverses. Basically when not enraged the area on his stomach up around his stupid little devil hands are the only point on his body that ISN'T weak. If he's enraged (which is often) it becomes the only weak point besides his head. Also note that if you counter hit one of his counter hits (where after you hit him he recoils and transfers into an attack) he'll just topple over. So like tackle with a GS, or I guess counter with a long sword if you like terrible weapons. If he picks up some wandering dodogama or whatever to beat you with you can just flash him and he'll drop it. His dragon breath doesn't explode barrel bombs, so you can get a fair bit of free damage while he's enraged by just dropping bombs and waiting for him to run into them then crafting more and repeating. He'll attack from within net traps using either a straight dragon breath or a sweep. They only target his front, although that's also where his enraged weak spots are, so it's troublesome. He's really only especially tough when enraged, but at that point if you wait he'll tire himself out. Problem is he becomes re-enraged rather easily, so unless you feel like going on a 40 minute mission where you spend 90% of it running around in circles like a clown, you're going to have to fight him enraged. I just figured I'd mention all that since this wiki page of facts and strategies seems a little devoid of facts and strategies.

          • Anonymous

            20 Sep 2018 05:09  

            He's pretty much like Anjanath, but on steroids. He rages just like Anjanath. But his moves a different. Not majorly different. But you can predict them just the same way if you were fighting Anjanath. The time between his moves is pretty much one second to none during rage mode. Hella OP. Using a Bow made it so much easier to take him down. And hell no, he's not harder than Teostra. Teostra has a one hit kill move just like every other Elder Dragon. He doesn't. He's just annoying when he's in rage mode. But when he gets exhausted, he stays exhausted for quite a bit. So that's also a really excellent time to dish out damage.

            • Anonymous

              19 Sep 2018 03:15  

              The made he so annoying he’s weak spots are hard to get he’s hard or than teostra he rarely drops tallfang and scalps and he’s wepeons are amazing so you haft to fight hem

              • Anonymous

                08 Sep 2018 18:19  


                • Anonymous

                  08 Sep 2018 01:16  

                  So you only get a gem when you kill and carve him?(Investigations rewards not included). Because I got people telling me capturing works aswell, but I don't see a gem enlisted in the 'Deviljho Rewards (All High Rank)' .

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Sep 2018 22:04  

                    How can it take me 15 minutes to kill a normal deviljho when it takes me 4 minutes to kill a tempered black diablos with a goddamn bow?

                    • 21 Jul 2018 16:16  

                      Deviljho is easier in Monster Hunter World than in Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate, because if it is more mobile, so is the hunter, and by a long shot at that. It’s all about knowing it’s patterns and dodging them, then attacking when there’s an opening. I soloed the first I saw and didn’t even get through half of my Mega Potions, and the first time I soloed him in MH3U, I went through my mega potions twice, my potions, my pills and still died twice and finished within the last five minutes of the time limit, and I was already quite the veteran back then.

                      • Anonymous

                        28 May 2018 22:30  

                        Gold Crown size has been got. Not sure how to edit the page and update the crown color

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