Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Flying Wyverns
Elements None
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 podNoios and the Hunting Horn melody Sonic Waves. 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

Master Rank:


Low & High Rank:


Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

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_chine-mhw-wiki-guideDiablos Chine (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDiablos Cortex (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos_tailcase_plus-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDiablos Tailcase+ (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
blos_medulla_small-mhw-wiki-guideBlos Medulla Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
wyvern_gemLarge Wyvern Gem (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐  


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_chine-mhw-wiki-guideDiablos Chine (Break Back) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
diablos-cortex-mhw-wiki-guide-smallDiablos Cortex (Dropped) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
blos_medulla_small-mhw-wiki-guideBlos Medulla Master Rank ⭐⭐  
twisted_stouthorn-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTwisted Stouthorn (Break Horn) Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
item_dash_extractDash Extract Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐  
wyvern_gemLarge Wyvern Gem (Tail Carved) Master Rank ⭐  
wyvern_gemWyvern Gem Master Rank ⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallTwisted Bravehorn  Master Rank ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
heavy_dragonvein_bone-mhw-wiki-guide-smallHeavy Dragonvein Bone  Master Rank ⭐⭐  


Diablos Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Diablos Monster.





Notes & Trivia


  • The Diablos is an omnivore (It is stated in it's text it will "search for prey") and will eat cacti to restore stamina.
  • Diablos is known as the "Horned Wyvern."



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    • Anonymous

      10/10 diablos is a god boy and i wish there was more info on him that you can find withoutlooking in the deep corners of internet
      would absolutely get owned by the sand boy again

      • Anonymous

        Does his roar actually stun? I've never once been stunned by a roar from diablos and I've so many hours in the base game alone, add in my iceborne hours and its odd I've never seen anyone stunned by his roar. Just the usually stumbling with a large monster roar.

        • Anonymous

          At first its difficult. And when you get used to it it get more fun. Even if its Black Diablos the fight can get pretty exciting for me. Still hard, but fun. And hey, at least they’re not planning on putting deviants in this game. Because if they did, we would have to fight one of the hardest monsters in the series.... Bloodbath...

          • Anonymous

            I'm pretty new and ended up coming across this in wildspire for the first time like ' 0Ooo whats this?!' ... Gave it a go but it totally annihilated me! haha. Omg though, the satisfaction i got when i encountered it again much later second time (hr 8 i think), outside of the cave and i was using greatsword then. Still made me faint twice, but when i slayed it, i was like yeayyy! ^^)/ It also looks very cool!

            • Anonymous

              he looks lik a duck but i stil lik him hes easy. just spam the sos. wait for someone with xeno set. then pretend ur helping by hitting a few times, but really ur just waiting for the other person to be done. sadly, im the one with the xeno set.stil fun tho

              • Anonymous

                I’ve always thought diablos was blind because his horns pretty much were blocking his vision and he does not have good eye sight and he burrows and mostly stays underground so what’s the point of his eyes even though he could just hear around because it states “diablos can burrow to traverse quickly around the environment and shoots out of the sand and rock when it here’s loud noises and searches for prey

                • Now that I tried out more weapons and hunts against this guy, I can say that my previous comment didn't really help. He is the embodiment of an endurance test, giving any slow weapons no chance to hit and light weapons little chance to combo. I found a max guard Lance would do the trick. Just block the charge, and hit the head. Either way, it is one of the more long and boring fights in the game.

                  • Anonymous

                    Thing is, learning the patterns is pretty easy, but for me, I just can't reach the damn thing half the time before it goes for another attack and I'm stuck waiting for it to calm down again

                    • After 1,000 hours on MHW, Diablos is not the same hard monster you feel in the first encounter. Underground Burrowing is not the death anymore. :D Learn 3 crazy Diablos strategies I'm using on SOS these days.→ Search GamesTunnel Diablos

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