Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements n/a
Ailments mhw-stun-status-effectStun
Weakness mhw-ice-damageIce (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw-dragon-damageDragon (⭐⭐)
mhw-water-elemental-damageWater (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw-fire-damageFire
Locations Wildspire Waste

Diablos is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). ディアブロス (角竜) in Japanese.


The apex monster of the Wildspire Waste.
A menacing, territorial beast that lurks underground.
Loud noises will cause it to lunge out of the sand in search of prey.

Diablos Details & Locations


Diablos Combat Info

  • Diablos can burrow and traverse underground quickly, attacking from different angles
  • This monster has an ability that manifests as a loud shout / roar, which can cause mhw-stun-status-effectStun. Players may block this by using earplugs.
  • mhw-ice-damageIce is the most effective element against it.
  • Weakspots on the head, wings and chest, which can be broken.
  • Susceptible to paralysisParalysis.
  • Resistant to mhw-fire-damageFire and mhw-thunder-damageThunder to a lesser degree
  • Kinsect Extract:
    • Red: Horn, Head, Neck, Tail, Tail Tip
    • Orange: Stomach, Back, Left Wing, Right Wing
    • White: Left Leg, Right Leg
  • Diablos can be forcefully brought to the surface by using loud sounds. And its charging attack, whilst devastatingly powerful, can be baited into colliding with a wildspire, momentarily getting Diablos stuck.
  • Diablos is surprisingly quick and has a deceivingly large range, so be ready to dodge whenever the monster begins an animation.
  • Diablos is most powerful at the start of the fight. An effective strategy is to kite it  around the arena, tiring it out. It is much slower and far less aggressive while exhausted, making the fight much easier.


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) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Wings (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


In-game weakness information


Diablos Low and High Rank Carves

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

Diablos Carves

Carves Frequency %
diablos_ridgeDiablos Ridge (dropped) ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_fangDiablos Fang ⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_shellDiablos Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_tailcaseDiablos Tailcase (carve tail) ⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_marrowDiablos Marrow  (break back) ⭐⭐⭐  
twisted_hornTwisted Horn (break horns)  
diablos_ridge_plusDiablos Ridge + (dropped) High Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_fangDiablos Fang High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_carapaceDiablos Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_tailcaseDiablos Tailcase (carve tail) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
blos_medullaBlos Medulla (break back) High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
majestic_hornMajestic Horn (break both horns) High Rank ⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem (cut tail) High Rank ⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem   3% Carve and 3% Tail Carve


Diablos Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
diablos_ridgeDiablos Ridge ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_shellDiablos Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_fangDiablos Fang ⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_marrowDiablos Marrow ⭐⭐  
monster_bone_plusMonster Bone + ⭐⭐⭐  
Dash Extract ⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_ridge_plusDiablos Ridge + High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_carapaceDiablos Carapace High Rank⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_fangDiablos Fang High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
blos_medullaBlos Medulla High Rank⭐⭐  
monster_hardboneMonster Hardbone High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
Dash Extract High Rank⭐⭐⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem High Rank ⭐ 3% Capture, 1% Quest Reward, 8% Silver Reward and 16% Gold Reward


Diablos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Diablos Monster.





Notes & Trivia

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



Large Monsters
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  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

      10 Aug 2018 22:17  

      He's pretty tough but it really pays off. His weapons do extreme damage and have ice (that's something, I guess). His armour's okay too, it's a bit bulky though... somebody needs to fire the person that designs the armour at cap com :/

      • Anonymous

        10 Aug 2018 22:12  

        The first time I got really good armour I went out and hunted a diablos, got stunned, and watch it use its ram attack on me. "Oh god I'm dead" *kills 1/8 of my health bar* O_O MAGIC

        • Anonymous

          30 Jun 2018 02:39  

          If I may offer some advice on fighting this... thing, the wings are a weak point, but they can't be broken. I usually try to go for wings first to reduce mobility, but Diablos' will not break. Instead, go for the head first and get those horns broken off. The hit boxes on those things are gigantic and breaking them will severely limit his reach.

          • Anonymous

            14 May 2018 16:00  

            Glacial Cannon I Gunlance with Legiana Helm, Vambraces, Coil, Odogaron Chestplate, Anja Greaves. Makes this guy pretty simple, just hold up guard whenever he does anything and use the Guard Stabs, Shelling, and occasionally dash stab.

            • Anonymous

              11 May 2018 16:51  

              I started getting hurt a lot less, once I figured out a handy tell of his. Whenever he starts taking a few slow steps forward, RUN! He's about to charge. Even if you're behind him, he can do a quick 180 turn and charge straight at you. I used to get hit by this a lot, because did not look at all like a windup for a damaging attack.

              At this point, his burrowing attack had stopped being a problem for me. After all, he leaves himself open for so long when he's climbing out of the ground. Once avoiding it becomes second nature, it changes from a nuisance to an opportunity.

              • Anonymous

                04 May 2018 00:36  

                I feel like lately, he has just been spamming his Dig attack, first time I fought him, he seemed a hard but fair boss, now he just wants to dig, an I have been pretty miffed from him doing it three times in a row, pops out, digs down and pops out moments later, I understand the need for a screamer pod but this is insanity lol

                • Anonymous

                  02 May 2018 08:35  

                  Most annoying Boss in Monster Hunter history. In every Quest there are two of them (in High rank). and they are always together in one zone. Even if it's limping it's nowhere near death. First I was like: Yeah I'll farm it to build Cera-Ringbeuger, but everytime I did the Quest there was a Diablos too and they teamed up and ragdolled me throu the map. Not worth it. Way to hard boss for way to low pay.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 May 2018 18:12  

                    For heavy bowgun's fighting the diablos. Just keep distance once he starts trying to attack you keep the distance at a range that you can hit his horns. Once those horns are off light it up. Load up wyvern heart if you want to get up close and deal some serious damage or if your a wyvern snipe get your self positioned to a reasonable position and fire the shot either at the chest or the back. Good luck hunters and may the tides show your luck. : 3

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Apr 2018 18:23  

                      This thing is fun to mess with one high rank cause you can dance around him and he'd still not hit you lol. I do have to say that this boi is like a triceratops on steroids. All in all I kinda enjoy this fight.

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Apr 2018 11:34  

                        I downed it on my second attempt solo. His attacks are super telegraphed. Used a paralyzing hammer and traps, I was able to break his horns and chest. Paralyze is key.

                        • Anonymous

                          25 Mar 2018 14:08  

                          What is worse then having having a Diablo burrow and erupt from beneath you?

                          Being stunned, low health and seeing that the palico who got the aggro ( aka: eye icon atop his name) is chilling besides you, without a care int the world....


                          • Anonymous

                            23 Mar 2018 06:24  

                            Tactic for taking this beast down. Only possible with the legiana light bow gun. for this bring 60 freeze ammo and then 60 snow herbs. now down to business first off the charge attack is a glaring big exploit for wyvern fire so if you think he is gonna to charge place down 3 wyvern fire rounds and run from them, then when you see him actually charge dodge to the side. rinse and repeat until both horns are broken, also when possible fire freeze rounds. secondly with his dig attack, don't bother with your weapon and run around in a big circle this should be your not hit. rinse and repeat. The real problem is when he gets angry, I myself haven't predicted the AI enough to know what attack he will do, All I can say is if your far enough away he will either dig or charge at you both even if you have full legiana gear maxed out will take a chunk out of your health. Good luck and Praise The Sun. \('-')/

                            • 04 Mar 2018 18:01  

                              A few quick noob tips. (Noobs=people who haven't fought diablos since day 1)
                              1: Keep your stamina up as you will need to constantly evade his attacks.
                              2: Keep weapon sharp as often as possible.
                              3: When attacking legs stay to his right as you are less likely to be body slammed that way.
                              4: When attacking tail stand right underneath by legs so if he does tail swipe you won't be interrupted.
                              5: Don't pass out

                              • Anonymous

                                02 Mar 2018 20:22  


                                • Anonymous

                                  27 Feb 2018 14:56  

                                  And getting Majestic horns is ####### impossible , I've spent like 4 hours of farming to get 2 majestic horns. AND YOU NEED 5 TO MAKE THE HIGH RANK SET.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    27 Feb 2018 00:27  

                                    For me this boss is a massive **** off, honestly just overkill, spamming the same attacks that stun you instantly then finishing you with a bash

                                    • Anonymous

                                      22 Feb 2018 07:35  

                                      Using Great Girros Charged Blade is highly recommended when fighting Diablos the first time. Fairly easy to get.
                                      You can break the horn and sever its tail fairly easily when she is spasming from paralysis.

                                      I think this page needs to provide info, the use of screamer pod to catch/entrap her when she is underground.
                                      Yesterday I helped bunch of newbies and they died twice already. They are confused when I throw Screamer pod.
                                      wiki needs to guide em with this trivial but critical method

                                      • Anonymous

                                        21 Feb 2018 02:29  

                                        There is nothing fun about fighting this guy or black diablows. Theyve only got like 5 different attacks, 3 of which stun you so it just spams the same stupid***** over and over again.

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