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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


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_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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    • 26 Nov 2019 09:13  

      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

      • Anonymous

        27 Aug 2019 22:22  

        "In search of prey" *Only eats cacti* *Diablos, hiding under the ground, listening and waiting for those cacti to make noise*

        • Anonymous

          06 Aug 2019 11:51  

          This pest has given me the biggest headache of any monster I've ever fought. Then again, brute wyverns tend to be the bain of my existence (barring uragaan and it's variants). mind you, I haven't fought 1 since MH tri. 2nd hardest would have been finding a competent group for alatreon

          • Anonymous

            24 Jul 2019 18:45  

            (for new players). Most if not all of the Diablos weapons are good in raw attack stat, however the only things keeping the weapons back are the lack of sharpness, and the minus affinity (although that is not the biggest problem as most sets come with some kind of affinity boosting skill). All you need to be effective however is just non element boost and handicraft and you should be good to go. (also a side note, if you have any taroth horn weapon i would request you craft the actual diablos weapons as when ice borne drops the taroth and kajarr weapons will become useless after a short while...)

            • Anonymous

              17 Jul 2019 18:47  

              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

                10 Jul 2019 13:34  

                I just got a Majestic Horn as a *Quest Reward* from a HR Investigation (+ another Majestic Horn for actually breaking both horns in that mission). That's why I do not recommend leaving after breaking both horns. Just a quick tip for people farming the horns.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Jul 2019 16:25  

                  My first kill of the Diablos was using the first tier of the Legiana bow. Didn't really use the special ammo skill, just made use of dodging and firing arrows in 1/2/3 bursts. Fainted once, but won first go with using it.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jun 2019 00:38  

                    For dual blades, which is what i use, use flash pods, maxpotion, rations, demondrug and armorskin both demondrung and armorskin last until you cart, and use immunizer to recover red health faster ,before even starting the fight, I always go and GET AN EXTRA PALICO or GRIMALKIN, open the map and right click the white cat icons then follow the green sparkles to get the extra cat. and hit diablos legs to knock it over. and then lure diablos outside where there is a cat on a hill blowing this horn and jump off a ledge and mount him there and he will get stuck in vines, thats what i did and it worked for me. and i was using dual blades.

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Jun 2019 04:42  

                      I had a harder time fighting Rathalos than Diablos. Diablos armor helped me take on the Rathalos better. Idk why people are bitter about him. Get gud is all I gotta say about that.

                      • Anonymous

                        10 May 2019 09:05  

                        To everyone who is confused about why Diabolos is not a brute wyvern: Usually the build of a monster determines what it is. That is why the Diabolos is a flying Wyvern: He shares anatomic similarities to Rathalos, Legiana and the rest. Pukei-Pukei falls under a different category tho: it is an early game monster. All early game monsters that were winged (usually Yian Kut-Ku or Gypceros in previous games) are also bird wyverns. Also all Raptor-Like Monsters and monsters Related to other bird Wyverns (Yian Garuga) fall under the Bird Wyvern category.

                        • Anonymous

                          14 Apr 2019 14:39  

                          Diablos like to spam his underground sand attack towards me. I can avoid sometimes but when he hit me with that attack.. half of my health is gone. Which armor should i use? To receive lesser damage towards his underground attack.

                          • Anonymous

                            12 Mar 2019 07:40  

                            fuuuuuuck i got two twisted horns when i need a majestic :( i dislike farming this boi cos im*****, always at least 1 cart

                            • Anonymous

                              06 Mar 2019 06:26  

                              Ok, I see a lot of people that are trash talking Diablos, and some have tried to help. But, it seems that nobody takes the hint. I don't even know why, but maybe one more person giving some of the BEST HINTS for hunting Diablos will finally get it through to some people. Ok, so. As mentioned in other comments below, Diablos has a very generic, timed, and learn-able patter. I personally learned Diablos' patterns by just doing the mission over and over until I got it down. So, just learn his pattern would probably be the best tip for any and all players. There is no amount of button-mashing, roll spamming, or just attacking whenever it seems right that will help you through this fight. Secondly, I have tips for two different types of weapon users. If you use hammers, you are going to want to go for the horn first. The best time to attack is right after Diablos pops out of the ground after a dig. BUT, if you are a Longsword user (like me), you will want to go for the tail. I say this because it is easier for said weapons to do said tasks. Of course, you have the option to switch to hacking at the other side, and then work your way to the chest. As a third: Environmental Tips. if you are above, in area 8 I believe (correct me if im wrong), you will want to lure the Diablos into charging into the spires, as much as possible, so you can have the best possible way to have as much damage output. If you are below, in area 12 (again, correct me if i'm wrong), you will also want to do the same things. However, the flashflys can be much more important. After the spires have been worn out, and the Diablos has not been caught or killed, then the flash flys will come in handy. To put them into greatest effect, you will want to use them right before Diablos charges you. The reason I say this is because, although it takes some pretty good timing, on both environmental tips, the Diablos will not turn away if it is on the path of charging. After all of that, you should be able to complete your mission on hunting the Diablos. Hopefully, this was really helpful to somebody out there still struggling. If I did help, or you feel the need to correct me if I misspelled or anything, please do. Your welcome to anyone and everyone. Good day.

                              • Anonymous

                                23 Feb 2019 20:56  

                                Funny my biggest is 2756.34 I'm pretty sure the game file says max size for large beast is 3k otherwise I can't see how it can fit In The caverns if it was over 3k

                                • 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

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