Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements mhw-dragon-damageDragon
Ailments mhw-fire-damageFireblight
Weakness mhw-poison-status-effectPoison
Resistances sleep-mhw-status-effectSleep
Locations Elder's Recess

Xeno'jiiva is an Elder Dragon and the Final Boss in the Story Mode of Monster Hunter World (MHW). ゼノ・ジーヴァ (冥灯龍) in Japanese.


RESEARCHING. Threat level unknown.

Xeno'jiiva Details & Locations


Xeno'jiiva Combat Info

  • Xeno'jiivas Element Weakness is the same against every type of Element (Fire, Water, Thunder, Ice and Dragon), ⭐⭐each
  • Weaknesses: The Xeno'jiiva is very weak to mhw-poison-status-effectpoison with ⭐⭐⭐
  • Combat tactics: Be very careful. As soon as it is in Rage-Mode, its Stomp becomes lethal once up close, since it adds an explosion after the initial stomp. Usually, when it isn't Raging, the stomp is a good time to damage his feet, although its best to stay away from his front feet when he is in rage mode, since anyone fighting with a close range weapon will probably die due to the explosion. 
  • Xeno'jiva will fire Three kinds of projectiles while grounded. The first will be three projectiles first firing middle then 45 degrees to the right then 45 degrees from center to the left. His second is a 180 degree beam that is fired from its mouth covering the entire distance of the map. The third is just a straight beam that is fired directly in front of it (This is a very good time to do heavy dps near the side of it's face and claws.) 
  • When Xeno'jiiva takes to the sky it is best to shoot it down quickly with any slinger ammo you find ( they drop on the ground). Xeno'jiiva can either do long range projectile attacks and also do a diving claw attack that causes dragon explosions in its wake. 
  • Resistances: The Xeno'jiva can't be put to sleep and resists stun and paralysis pretty well
  • The head and tail are the weakest areas, followed by the chest. All of them can be broken.
  • You are unable to mount Xeno'jiva. It is the only Elder Dragon that cannot be mounted.
  • Xeno'jiva beams will heat up the ground beneath it. A way to combat this is with Uragaan armor as it will protect you from burning.


Xeno'jiiva 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Front Claws (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Breakable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

In-game weakness information


Xeno'jiiva  High Rank Carves

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

Xeno'jiiva Carves (ALL HIGH RANK)

Carves Frequency  
xenojiiva_shellXeno'jiiva Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_soulscaleXeno'jiiva Soulscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_clawXeno'jiiva Claw (Break forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_hornXeno'jiiva Horn (Break head) ⭐⭐  
Xeno'jiiva Wing (Break wing) ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_gem_small-mhw-wiki-guideXeno'jiiva Gem (break head, cut tail) 5% Carve, 7% Tail Carve and 4% Head Break
xenojiiva_veilXeno'jiiva Veil (Dropped material)  ⭐⭐⭐  

Xeno'jiiva Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency  
xenojiiva_shellXeno'jiiva Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_soulscaleXeno'jiiva Soulscale ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_veilXeno'jiiva Veil ⭐⭐⭐  
Xeno'jiiva Wing ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_boneElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐⭐  
elder_dragon_bloodElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva_gem_small-mhw-wiki-guideXeno'jiiva Gem

3% Quest Reward, 3% Silver Reward (Doesn’t exist atm it might be a placeholder) and 3% Gold Reward (Doesn’t exist atm it might be a placeholder)



Xeno'jiiva Weapons & Armor

Armor and Weapons related to the Xeno'jiiva Monster.





Notes & Trivia

  • Can't be lured
  • Camouflage works until ?? range
  • Xeno'jiiva is known as the "Dark Light Dragon"
  • Xeno'jiiva has been nicknamed by the community as the "Sapphire Star"
  • Xeno'jiiva's name means "Different Origin"



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    • Anonymous

      29 May 2018 07:26  

      Seems many forget that the hand is obvious weak point. The glowing part of xeno is very soft and weaken each you break the parts you want. you can deal much more damage to him if you focus on hand. It stays put longer than the head.

      • Anonymous

        15 May 2018 08:52  

        Compared the every other freaking monster before him, this fight was cake. The only time I was worried was when I almost got one shotted from that fist slam explosion. The laser got me once but I survived it. I am glad this boss had easy telegraphs, considering how freaking big he was.

        • Anonymous

          09 May 2018 05:10  

          Went in with Lance first time fighting, got fainted so swapped to Twin Nails, was more fun than simply blocking, add in the epic music and it was perfect~

          • Anonymous

            03 May 2018 23:25  

            I was helping someone that sent out an SOS flare in a quest for Xeno'jiiva and within the first 5-10 minutes we got to the second stage and after another 20 minutes of hacking and slashing at the tail I severed it and the first carve I got was a gem. Am I extremely lucky or was it because I had a lucky voucher? i had no Legiana armor on to get the favor mind you.

            • Anonymous

              25 Apr 2018 15:15  

              So the Xeno'jiiva is about 147 feet tall. This is a rough guess tho so feel free to tell me if i got the math wrong or not.

              • Anonymous

                23 Apr 2018 22:08  

                I was looking around on youtube and some idiot decided to spoil this on his thumbnail of a walkthrough on how to kill it, so I decided to read this. This is so out of my league, and it kind of scares me that I'm scared of going to rotten vale, let alone this thing...

                • Anonymous

                  23 Apr 2018 15:34  

                  I fought if you use stamina surge you can dodge a lot and stand behind the cryatels on the beam attacks they will not break. Still an amazing fight though

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Apr 2018 21:23  

                    I really regret going into this with a gunlance and the guard up bonus skill from the Urgaan set, LOL; opposite of epic. You can block everything, including the explosive diarrhea, while exploiting every opening just by always holding one button and occasionally clicking another at your leisure while letting him walk on top of you. I literally have a harder time against Girros packs. Recommend for casual farming if you don't mind occasionally carting when you can't resist the urge to fall asleep IRL.

                    • Anonymous

                      17 Apr 2018 04:18  

                      I'm sitting on a mountain of Gems (picked up four in a single run, once), yet I can't get a single horn. RNGesus, have mercy.

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Apr 2018 18:40  

                        I like this boss. It's one of my favorite boss in this game that isn't annoying. Plus I like its colors. Personal favorite elder dragon

                        • Anonymous

                          16 Apr 2018 10:16  

                          From a Dark Souls perspective, Xeno reminds me of a much easier Midir with far more health (which is saying a lot, considering Midir has the largest health pool in its game). Fun fight though. Although chopping it down can take a while, it's much more enjoyable than dancing with the dubious hitboxes and erratic patterns of something like Deviljho. Then again, having a flat arena with zero distractions probably helps.

                          • Anonymous

                            15 Apr 2018 07:30  

                            For "final" boss he's not that tough just has a lot of health. He's so big its real easy to stay under him and avoid all his moves. Cool armor though 10/10

                            • Anonymous

                              12 Apr 2018 22:40  

                              It matches almost perfectly with the description of Black Flame legend. The legend speaks of a Fatalis with 6 horns (Xeno Jiva has 2 main horns and 2 smaller horns with another horn branching off), blue, a creepy light emitted from its eyes, strange fluids coming out of its body. However, it doesn't match perfectly, as the legend says the beast will be impervious and Xeno Jiva is not, and as far as we know, Xeno Jiva isn't a Fatalis. I just wanted to draw the comparison though.

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