Savage Deviljho

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Enemy Type Large Monsters
Species Brute Wyverns
Elements mhw dragon damage sDragon

dragonblight severe mhw status efect sDragonblight

rsz defensedown1Defense Down

fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight (on lava terrain)

iceblight status effect mhw sIceblight (on icy terrain)

waterblight status effect mhw sWaterblight (on water terrain)

effluvialbuildupsmallEffluvial Buildup (on effluvial terrain)

Weaknesses mhw thunder damage sThunder (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw dragon damage sDragon (⭐⭐⭐)
mhw fire damage sFire (⭐⭐)
mhw water elemental damage sWater (⭐⭐)
Resistances mhw ice damage sIce (⭐)
Location(s) All Biomes
Tempered Lv. 3

Savage Deviljho is a Large Monster in Monster Hunter World (MHW). 怒り喰らうイビルジョー (ikari kurau ibirujou) in Japanese. It is a variant of Deviljho.


A mutated Deviljho variant, driven mad by its overpowering hunger. It will attempt to feed on all it sees.

Savage Deviljho Details & Locations

 Avoiding Savage Deviljho

  • Fighting Savage Deviljho is in no way required to beat Iceborne. However, Savage Deviljho likes to show up uninvited.

  • Like his regular counterpart, Savage Deviljho can be encountered on every map that isn't a dedicated Boss arena.

  • Savage Deviljho invades Elder Dragons quests, even assigned ones. The longer the hunter spends fighting the Elder Dragon, the higher the Chance of Deviljho showing up. It will spawn close to the Elder Dragon and immediately go for a Turf War. Afterwards, it will  either leave or go for the hunter instead.

  • Most Investigations with good rewards and large time limits have a Savage Deviljho waiting in them.

  • Savage Deviljho will usually approach the hunter at least once if they are on the same map. To lose them, Flash Savage Deviljho, then run away. Never get between a Savage Deviljho and its prey. Use the interactions with other Monsters to scram and wait until your target and Savage Deviljho separate.


Utilizing Savage Deviljho

  • There are few monsters that can stand up to a Savage Deviljho, limited to most Elder Dragons (except for Kirin), Rajang (and potentially Furious Rajang) and Seething Bazelgeuse. All other monsters are mostly defenseless against Savage Deviljho. The hunter may choose to use this to their advantage by deliberately luring a Savage Deviljho to an unsuspecting target.

  • The Challenger Mantle will help the hunter to keep Savage Deviljhos, on the contrary, the Ghillie Mantle will make losing Savage Deviljo significantly easier.

  • Savage Deviljho will consistently slam other monsters for 500 damage that the player can see because it is considered environmental damage like Blast (other attacks will still deal damage, but no damage numbers will show up).

  • If the hunter wants to capitalize on this, they should watch out to not stand between Savage Deviljho and its prey, to not get caught in the crossfire.

  • Savage Deviljho is especially effective against Fanged Wyverns and Bird Wyverns, as Savage Deviljho will effortlessly pick them up with its mouth. Its target has no chance of fighting back and will repeatedly get slammed into walls and dragged accross the floor for very high damage. This lasts for quite a while untlil Savage Deviljho's prey is finally released and runs away. This interaction somewhat counts as a Turf War and has a cooldown period.

Savage Deviljho Combat Info

  • Kinsect Extracts:
    • Red: Head/Tail
    • Orange: Torso/Back
    • White: Legs
  • Enraged mode: Muscles expand and bulge out of its body, making Savage Deviljho deal more damage but also receive more damage. Attacks faster. Uses its Dragonbreath more often.

  • Unlike regular Deviljho, Savage Deviljho inflicts Defense Down with every other attack, which can be countered by Iron Skin.

  • Savage Deviljho also likes to coat half of an Area in Dragon Element clouds, so having the Dragonproof Mantle equipped will help.

  • Savage Deviljho enrages easily and stays enraged for large periods of time. It is also entirely possible Savage Deviljho will enrage immediately again after calming down.

  • Weaken and Attack the legs to trip Savage Deviljho. Attack the head during Savage Deviljho's multi hit combos to knock it over for a short damage window. Use the environment to your advantage and consider using traps to create damage opportunities. Note that Savage Deviljho still attacks out of a Pitfall Trap.

Savage Deviljho MH World Combat Tips

  • Monster Sling Shot Ammo: Make sure you stock up on these so that you can easily dodge its pin attack
  • Guard Up: If available, slot this skill in to increase the chances of guarding yourself from its attacks.
  • Dragon/ Thunder Gear: If available, take in any Dragon or Thunder Gear

The Savage Deviljho is a hunger large bipedal predator. You will notice it eating anything it can when it gets a chance to in the middle of the fight and is easily enraged. If there are other monsters in the area, it will also target other monsters. Its attacks consist of lunging and chomping followed by stomping. As soon as you recognize this combo, get in position to just avoid the first chomp. For an easier chance to Flinch shot him, bring anything that causes Sleep since it is weak to sleep and avoid its enranged state by avoiding using big bombs. If you're directly ahead, you should already be out of range for the stomp attack. You can easily deliver an uppercut with any weapon, stabbing up at its head just after the chomp action is completed. It has a few more lunge attacks with its mouth so be careful with that. During the first part of the encounter, the Savage Deviljho will repeat the same pattern, so you can continue to punish it with an attack the same way. Once you deal enough damage, the fight will progress and it will switch up its attacks. Savage Deviljho will deliver a long lunge. Strike it and you will have the opportunity to knock it. This will follow with an extended opening for you to deal with a flurry of attacks and maximize damage. 

Once it gets up, the second phase will begin and it will start to swipe, deal a charged breath attack, and deal its famous pin attack. He starts to roll across the arena and can even leave a trail of dragon element that linger on the ground after its breath attack. This will afflict you with Dragon Blight so avoid getting caught in this and run to the side as soon as you recognize this attack beginning. The linear breath attack is easiest to avoid by allowing yourself to reposition beside it for a few follow-up hits. You can even continue attacking before its attack action is fully completed. Look out for the larger dragon cloud attack that it embeds the dragon element into the ground before exploding forcing you to get as much distance as you can. 


Savage Deviljho Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon Blastblight stun icon
Weakness Level ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each damage type

Weak Point great sword mhw smalls hammer mhw smalls normal ammo mhw wiki
Head (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Chest (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐


Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

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Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.


Savage Deviljho Master Rank Carves

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

Savage Deviljho Carves

Carves Frequency %
deviljho blackpiel mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Blackpiel  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  30%
deviljho shard mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Shard  ⭐⭐⭐⭐  22%
deviljho ripper mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Ripper  ⭐⭐⭐  17%
vile fang mhw wiki guide smallVile Fang  ⭐⭐⭐  13%
black blood mhw wiki guide smallBlack Blood  ⭐⭐⭐  11%
rathian mantle mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Crook  ⭐  2%


Savage Deviljho Rewards

Rewards Frequency %
deviljho blackpiel mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Blackpiel  ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  30%
deviljho shard mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Shard  ⭐⭐⭐⭐  22%
black blood mhw wiki guide smallBlack Blood  ⭐⭐⭐  11%
deviljho ripper mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Ripper  ⭐⭐⭐  17%
deviljho flail mhw wiki guide smallDeviljho Flail  ⭐⭐⭐  11%
vile fang mhw wiki guide smallVile Fang (Break Head)  ⭐⭐  13% (61%)
deviljho gem mhw wiki guideDeviljho Gem  5%
dragonvein solidbone mhw wiki guide smallDragonvein Solidbone ⭐⭐  63%
bloodstained ebonhide mhw wiki guide smallBloodstained Ebonhide ⭐⭐⭐⭐  37%
spiritvein slogbone mhw wiki guide smallSpiritvein Solidbone ⭐⭐⭐⭐  33%
bloodstained ebonhide mhw wiki guide smallSpattered Hide ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  64%
great spiritvein gem small mhw wiki guideGreat Spiritvein Gem  3%

Savage Deviljho Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Savage Deviljho Monster. These are unconfirmed and pre-release information for now!




Notes & Trivia

  • It is known as the "Terrifying Violence Wyvern"
  • When a monster dies next to it, it will start eating it's corpse on the spot, even if there are hunters fighting it.
  • Savage Deviljho may appear in some 4-6 star Master Rank optionals by placing a raw meat on the map.




Large Monsters
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    • Anonymous

      Hunter 1: okay there is a deviljho in the next area, what should we do
      Hunter 2: what ever we do, don’t anger it
      Hunter 3: What?! * is hitting the deviljho with a hammer*
      Hunter 2: what the hell are you doing Dave ,now he’s going to follow us the whole hunt
      Hunter 3: it can’t be that bad
      *moments later they all carted because they where being attack by a deviljho and a bazelguese*
      ( this is based off a true story)

      • Anonymous

        My first fight with a Gold Rathalos in the guiding land ended up in a neverending loophole of abuse when Devilbro here joined in the fight. Poor guy was more time smeared on the floor with everything but its tail broken, when me and Jhojho basically nuked him.

        Deviljho can be a blessing

        • Anonymous

          i beat a viper tobi kadachi by only using savage deviljho. I LOVE THIS GUY, while he cant have a turf war with it, he can still pick it up like a great jagras. i just ran after the tobi kadachi and, because of the enraged state followed me all the way around. he continued to aggro on the poor thing and slamming it around. 20 minutes and he left.
          two hits from my GS later and it died.

          • Anonymous

            He does have a non angered state, you have to hit him hard to do it though. Flinching doesn't always do it though, I think it's a damage amount in a certain short timeframe.

            • Anonymous

              ... i legit love this guy now

              Did that awful ice mantle upgrade mission which spawns both the regular and a Shrieking Legiana and there was a Barioth too, who kept interrupting the fights and mostly aimed at me only

              The Legiana pair mostly stayed at area 14 which made the fight even harder since i couldn't wallbang them and the hill made both sides miss a lot of attacks

              Around 15 minutes wasted, when the Barioth leaves and a savage Deviljho replaced it

              Just after 2-3 minutes, this angry pickle found me and the Legiana pair and it immediately started a turf war with the Shrieking Legiana and right after the animation was over, this awesome mofo starts a second turf war against the regular Legiana

              Guy even left me alone for most of the fight and the rest of the mission went pretty smooth now

              • Anonymous

                He legit chase me from area 1 all the way to the top area of the ancient forest. Oh lord.. i ran a freaking marathon!

                • Anonymous

                  Should be mentioned that after a while MR jho stays enraged permanently, and if this happens it will relentlessly hunt you down no matter where you run on the map, how many times you escape with a flash, it will just walk straight to you and try to **** you up, it's so dumb I love it

                  • Anonymous

                    MR jho is piss easy. who wrote he is enraged immediately? At least for me the first 5 minutes of hunt he never enrages. Ranged attacks are the lamest kinds for Jho because what made him annoying in HR were gigantic hitboxes as he continued using melee attacks. Only two weapon types gunlance and lance will have trouble avoiding the leaping pin attack and even that is not dangerous just equip yourself with flash pod and you are safe. And I was shocked how his exhaust mechanic was not removed. He keeps getting toppled over or get exhausted by my palico attacks. Are you kidding me? MR Jho is a nightmarish creature in theory because he always win turfs, chew monsters like toys, rivals elder dragons and what not but in reality he's easier than a Teostra.

                    • Anonymous

                      I recently found out I love Lance and yeah it shreds pretty much everything if used the right way. Savage Uncle Joe though... I dunno, I feel like he's programmed to spam the pin attack against shields. I can easily avoid it with Gunlance+Evade Extender, but with Lance it seems there's NOTHING I can do. Tried everything, dash forward, hop back, dash to the sides... Uncle Joe gets me no matter what. I usually try to face him with some good slinger ammos ready to counter the body slam after the unavoidable pin, but it still feels so wrong. Hell I can even dodge Safi's pin attack with Lance with good timing and positioning, but vs Uncle Joe it seems 100% impossible. Any Lance user out there got some advice against smokey Joe and his om-nom-nom attack? :(

                      • Anonymous

                        Just got back from the hunt .I intended to kill glavenus for it mantle when the angry pickle show up with the ebony hound in it mouth.I bail out of the area so to not piss it off.Unfortunately,IT IS PISSED.It began chasing me as I ran to glavenus.However ,glavenus also running a hell out of the area with me,turning from the hunt to the gtfo .After pickle lose it interest in me ,I decided to capture glavenus instead.He deserve to escape too

                        • Anonymous

                          Why do I even bother hunting this guy instead of old Jho, when the only shiny he ever drops are the gems? I have not gotten one Blackpiel yet, eventhough I usually break at least 3-4 parts and killed him about 30 times by now. Game, what have I done to you, that you treat me this way!?

                          • Anonymous

                            iunno why but i just love jho.. whenevs i need to test new setups i go jho hunting, and i always make sure i have at least one tempered one on investigation

                            i think pickle boi is my spirit animal ._.

                            • Anonymous

                              He isn't any fun to hunt really. Big & fast with pins and crazy hitboxes (get hit from his tail a mile away!). At least his armor bonuses aren't good and neither are the weapons, so you won't have to struggle farming him.

                              The original one was difficult but at least it left a sense of accomplishment. This one, well, just is boring to fight. It's a battle of how many times can you avoid his attacks rather than skill. Weapons that have high flexibility like S&S, DB, etc seem to be the best since you can avoid all his hits. His AOE breath to the ground means guarding and tanking isn't viable since it goes through guarding even with Guard Up. Be careful using the Clutch Claw since his moves will randomly knock you off pretty much his whole body, even if he isn't using that part for the attack.

                              • Anonymous

                                I might be making things worse, but just imagine millions of killer pickles riding a flying savage Deviljho, using another savage Deviljho as a weapon.


                                • Anonymous

                                  Man, frick. I thought that by capturing I was getting better odds of getting devil crook. I looked here and you have to kill him. All those traps and ancient potions wasted. Crap.
                                  Must farm more.
                                  If nobody sees me for like three weeks don't be surprised

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I agree that he is a good companion. He saved me from a fulgar and an ebony odo. Because he was good boy, I catch him. He sleep tight.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      i think savage deviljho is absolutely terrifying i always make it mad and then i realize that i´m in deep ****. so i just run and of course he just follows me and its scary to me cause i just look in to those eyes and i see the inner depths of hell and i know then to jest keep running. then when i get to my camp i kind of go in and out of my camp just to get him more pissed and just start taunting him. until the point i´m not quick enough and he kills me but all i´m saying is that he is probably the first thing you see in hell

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Depending on his mood, Savage Pickle can be a great hunting companion.

                                        For example, a few days ago I was hunting a Lunastra in Elder's Recess and suddenly Pickle came out of nowhere and started beating the ever living s*** out of her. Hell, he knocked her out of a friggin' supernova like it was nothing! I almost felt sorry for Lunastra. Almost. Sure, I could beat her on my own but not as fast as ol' Savage Pickle. In less than 15 minutes she was lying on the floor, stone dead. And then after asserting his dominance with a last roar, Pickle walked away like a motherf***ing boss. I still have a beef with that brute but this hunt changed how I see him, especially considering that he completely murdered the monster that I hate the most.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          “Savage Deviljho are created when a normal Deviljho partakes in some cannibalism.” Yeah, I know. He’s so angry all the time because he ate his wife. And we (the hunters) keep talking about it in his face. No wonder he’s so pissed off.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            He was so terrified of Rajang lol, when I was doing an rajang investigation in the waste I saw savage deviljho to. He helped me for a bit but rajang managed to tip him over. When rajang moved to the big lake savage deviljho followed me only half way! Finally after 5 minutes he decided to come and we basically worked together like rivals. He did over 2000 damage and I walled rajang. In the end I had to flash savage pickle and capture rajang. Woth the help of savage I finished the quest in 15 minutes!

                                            • Anonymous

                                              BTW watch out for his mouth when you grapple on to him because if his mouth has dragon smoke it will do chip damage to your health

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I get used to normal devilijho after 5 times hunting him in world but this guy is someone I would like to avoid for now like i have 1025 defense and he got me defense down until i was a mere 892 defense. I will be brave enough to fight him when I get full ugrade for my furious rajang armor.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Between Rajang, Diablos in heat (black diablos) and this savage pickle... I'd pick the pickle to hunt, I find it easy with insect glaive

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    For everyone hating on my boy red pickle jo, he is my buddy and i won't stand disrespecting. Jonny booh is the best hunting buddy you could ever ask for: you hunt? He will hunt too! And no matter what you cant tell me he isn't a sweetheart. I mean, every time i find him in a mission, not only he kills my target for me, but than he goes away too leaving me all the loot for myself. Truly the best companion a hunter could ask for

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Waiting for a arena/event quest starring this guy and Rajang. Call me a masochistic maniac but I only want this for the possibility of this quest being called: The Angry Monkey And The Angriest Pickle.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        You can actually use dragon pods to calm him down. Granted it takes about 6 shots to the head, but after that you can bang him into a wall.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I captured dis thing, I think the others are mad at me now cuz the others are now just TRYING to get in my way

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Tempered asshole pinned me three times in a row, with no way to escape due to fixed stun lock/on the ground animation - the AI decided to spam it before breathing on me. *****.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              this guy is a nightmare in the guiding lands, i encountered him once and he just WOULDN'T STOP CHASING ME.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I don't get it. What makes this guy so special? He RUINS EVERY HUNT HE SHOWS UP IN!!! Either one-shotting me or taking my target away like a dog toy. I've had to abandon almost every quest he showed up in because he takes away like 15 minutes worth of fight and because RNG hates me most of my investigations are under 50mins. F this Pickle Rick reject. It used to be fun and hilarious when I'd have to run from him now it's just downright annoying. He's like the annoying younger sibling of your friend that breaks all your stuff. Rant over.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  It makes me immeasurably happy that I can type into Google "Savage Pickle" and it'll know exactly what I'm talking about.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Tempered version dies so insanely fast with 3 Impact mantle Spread HBG & a hunting horn user, general farming times ALWAYS sub 4 in Harsfrost reach. Easiest T3 farming of my life.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      probly the toughest non-elder monster(rajang is also a contender) but his armor and weapons are utterly useless. not even for fashion

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I know he's a pain in the ass but the best encounter I ever had was in the guiding lands. A massive Banbaro chaged in just as Jho stunned me and proceeded to show the Jho that it was his turn to rule the lands. For thr entire fight we almost wwe style tag teamed the poor pickle. I olay IG with a blast kinsect. I just kept setting up blast dust as i rolled to staye out of ol ban's way. Jump in set em off, and let him charge it till it died. Then I split out of respect for the new king...

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          first time i saw him was in an optional quest for great jagras when i was trying to get iron ore for the tigrex dual blade line. i stayed as far away as i could.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            First time I saw him was during an expedition where he carted me 6 times. One day I will have my revenge.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Be careful if this guy's present in a capture hunt, since Savage Deviljho is always enraged, they'll follow you to the ends of the earth if you don't either dung pod or flash escape. I just had a very irritating one during a zinogre capture mission. Jho helped a huge amount in inflicting damage, but would not stop hounding the zinogre or me when trying to set up the capture.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I was fighting him and he actually was using Jjyuratodus as a chew toy. He was doing 500 damage a swing to it and not letting it get up at all lol!

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  why is it so difficult getting a single crook from him?... I just want my hammer. Please just give me the crook

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I found if you hit him 3 times in the head with dragon pods (which he drops), he comes out of being enraged. Also usually leaves. Seemed pretty consistent as long as I hit all 3 shots to the head

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Relatively easy surprisingly, took me 20 minutes with the long sword, not hard at all. Just bring the dragon mantle and don’t clutch claw onto him and you are fine. Also don’t bring elemental weapons.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        This asshole chased me all the way from the Tobi-Kadachi nest area clear to camp 1 in Ancient Forest. I tried to lose him by running through camp 11 and going in the tent and he literally camped outside and waited for me. And he doesn't give two*****s about dung pods either.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I actually thinks he is a lot easier than the normal jho. Probably cause we have better defense but I think he was not all bad. Him on the map when you not hunting him is scary though. takes all measures to avoid the guy cause he can mess up the fight really badly

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            One question, that's all I want to know.... Which deplorable ***** decided it was okay for him to drop Deviljho Gems, a material we have ABSOLUTELY NO NEED FOR ANYMORE?!?! Who decided it was okay to put something that stupidly useless on the drop table of something that is already a PAIN IN THE ASS to *****ING KILL?!?!

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              With all due respect, and I do mean all of it, why does the Alpha set for females look like it belongs in Jojo?

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