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
Tempered Lv. 2

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, such as with a screamer pod or Noios. Its charging attack, while 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.
  • When weakened, Diablos will often go to area 14. Here it has access to a new attack, where it burrows into the ground and erupts from the flowing sand walls.


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"



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    • Anonymous

      24 Sep 2018 20:44  

      All these people trash talking Diablos and I'm just sitting here thinking "Why is its species 'Flying Wyvern'?"

      • Anonymous

        18 Sep 2018 07:27  

        If you having trouble getting horns get handing craft and kush gun lance a few shells and Wyvern fire will break them easy and you haft to break both of his horn to get one it’s stupid

        • Anonymous

          16 Sep 2018 21:52  

          A lot of people think monoblos is the male of this species if anything diablos are only males sense you can fight black dioblos any time so it’s always mating season

          • Anonymous

            08 Sep 2018 01:28  

            Diablos is often seen as a wall for a lot of players new to the series. If you feel like you breezed through the game but are stuck at Diablos, slow down, sheathe your weapon and just run around watching his attacks. All of his attacks are extremely telegraphed and easy to avoid with an obvious wind up. For his burrow, simply run perpendicular to the direction he is coming at you from and he will miss if he is not enraged. If he is enraged and he does a burrow, you may still get hit by this because he comes up much faster and closer to you, so either superman dive to avoid the damage or use a screamer pod as soon as he burrows to give yourself a damage opportunity. If your weapon is sheathed and you just keep running or even just jogging in a circle around him, none of his attacks will hit you allowing you to easily learn his attacks and his tells. He hits very very hard, often hard enough to 1 shot you if you're fighting him without higher level armor so take it slow and get familiar with his moves. He is designed specifically to punish mistakes, and becomes one of the easiest monsters in the game once you learn him due to the telegraphed nature of his attacks. This advice is applicable to most monsters, so try this any time you feel like you've hit a wall and found a monster you can't beat.

            • Anonymous

              31 Aug 2018 21:43  

              Frustrating, cheating monster. Has a larger reach than its model, gets up from prone in less than a second and attacks relentlessly - One screwup can lead to a KO from full, no amount of button mashing will save you, enjoy the faint. As a hammer user, you can cheese him by luring him to a ramp and jump attacking him over and over. In order to get him to follow you outside of bonds, he needs to burrow. Avoid the "sandfall" room where he goes to rest, there's no point in fighting him there, wait for him to burrow and run outside.

              • Anonymous

                31 Aug 2018 15:05  

                Why is it that Rathalos a FREAKING RATHALOS is 100% easier than him!? I go ham on Rath with maxed out leg gear and a leg LS and bam easy day not one faint...Go ham on Diablos he laughs , says a yo mama so stupid joke and makes me faint out of utter humiliation....seriously??

                • Anonymous

                  23 Aug 2018 22:02  

                  WOAH WOAH WOAH CAPCOM, YA FORGOT SOMETHIN HERE! Why exactly does Diablos not have a plate or gem/ruby? I want an explanation!

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Aug 2018 23:54  

                    This fight is relatively easy if you played previous games and used the blangonga weps to fight, literally the same move set and highly predictable charges. Just bait him in the pillars and hack at the horns until both are off for majestic horn drops. Only thing is that tail pain to chop off.

                    • 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

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