Enemy Type Elder Dragon
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'jiiva's Element Weakness is the same against every type of Element (Fire, Water, Thunder, Ice and Dragon), ⭐⭐ each.
  • Weaknesses: 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 take heavy damage. 
  • 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 centre 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 perform long range projectile attacks and a diving claw attack that causes dragon explosions in its wake. 
  • Resistances: Xeno'jiva can't be put to sleep and resists stun and paralysis pretty well. Flash pods are also ineffective.
  • The head and tail are the weakest areas, followed by the chest. All of them can be broken.
  • Xeno'jiva is the only Elder Dragon apart from Zorah Magdaros that cannot be mounted.
  • Xeno'jiva beams will heat up the ground beneath it. A way to combat this is with Uragaan armour or the Fireproof Mantle, as they 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 (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

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

Armour 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 "Alien Origin"



Large Monsters
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    • Anonymous

      18 Sep 2018 07:35  

      I hate hem to get any elder dragon weapons maxed you need to kell hem and he’s hit box are dumb he one shot me when the laser wasn’t touching me the heated rich sets you on fire you roll in another one you one fire again oh and he’s a baby so he has a temper tantrum every 5 minute and and hes weak spots are hard to hit and you can’t ride hem so glaves not the good against hem

      • Anonymous

        18 Sep 2018 05:31  

        After I beat Xeno'jiva I turned off the TV halfway through the credits. The next day I went to the forge to see what I could do with the loot and I realized that all my rewards had disappeared. I still had the ones I had carved from him and the quest board said I beat him, but I couldn't find the optional quest that lets me fight him again. Now I'm stuck with only a few pieces of him and I can't get any more.

        • Anonymous

          13 Sep 2018 17:40  

          On the whole the main issues with this boss is the fact that it has so much HP and it moves around to make it harder for combos. I died once on my first try because I didnt expect the blast from its stomp in rage mode and thought being at 1/2 health was alright, since most of its attacks werent too hard hitting (except the lasers)

          • Anonymous

            09 Sep 2018 10:25  

            First phase is pretty much a tutorial to learn its movements. Concentrate on the tail so you get this out of the way in phase two. Second phase the tail will then come off immidiatly with the first strike if you hit it enough in phase one. Xeno will now fly around from time to time. Shot him and he might crash down so you get some free hits on the head or just evade until its on the ground again. The only 3 real problems are for me his movements making it hard to land a full combo, his trail of fire when it is glowing and the one explosion following his stomp attack in glowing mode. Its lasers are impressive looking but easily to evade. If you need to sharp your weapon or rebuff yourself a Ghillie mantle could came in handy. Or just position yourself behind one of these crystal rocks. Your palico should wear armor with high fire resistance and a dragon elemental or poison weapon. Optimal gadget is the plunderblade because you won't get much materials from the victory reward. If you want to play it safe use the vigorwasp. Always good to have some lifesavers positioned on the field in case you need insta health.

            • Anonymous

              07 Sep 2018 16:13  

              Holy hell this thing is awful. it's a joke to fight and would rather just let you whale on it until it flies around for a solid 10 minutes. literally all the other elder dragons, even Zorah, are 10X better than this tumor.

              • Anonymous

                31 Aug 2018 10:03  

                easiest fight ever, it was like killing a great jaga. i miss the hard bosses like fatalis and the yian garuga

                • Anonymous

                  30 Aug 2018 19:57  

                  Be patient, Xeno is slow, imo is better to do safeplay and attack his back legs and tail, it's slow, but you'll stay alive. Be careful with the ground blast and only attack his face when he's shooting front and you can get closer. 42 mins with Sin Dual Blades. Pd: Im not pretty sure, maybe my brain is mixing this battle with the Kushala one, but i think i used a flash pod against him and it worked. But as i said, i'm not 100% sure.

                  • Anonymous

                    30 Aug 2018 10:50  

                    Tips for using Light Bowguns: 1. The obvious: know Xeno's moves and where to be to counter them, get good armor (I've done mine with 335-ish armor and 13 fire resist with lvl 3 divinity), SOS the first chance you get, pack plenty of supplies including armor nuts and such, don't shoot piercing shots if your ally is in the path of the bullet, etc... 2. Get a good bowgun. The Fate's Ember is good for Xeno because it has Normal 1, Normal 2, and Spread 1 on burst. It also has Piercing 1, 2, and 3 rounds, along with poison round. Similar guns would work too. This is a long fight and Xeno moves his body around fast so you want good burst damage and ammo economy. 3. Positioning. Stay fairly close to Xeno otherwise you wont do much damage. Attacking him from the sides and rear are the safest. And don't be afraid to pack up your gun to run when you need to. Again, the bugger moves fast. On that note faster sheathing helps too, as does evasion distance (but that's just me). 4. Plant your mines under him, around his crotch or maybe a little back. Xeno likes to turn around and back up. You have a decent chance for his back legs to hit the mines while he turns around. When he backs up the mines will often be right in front of his face, perfect for him to trigger when he shoots his beams. Another ok idea is to place it around his tail and bait him to swat you with his tail. Otherwise, plant them by his face when he is downed like normal. 5. Piercing ammo is very very good simply because he is so dang big. 6. Whenever he goes into rage mode (when his chest is bright red) load up Piercing 3 ammo and fire at him while making sure you hit his bright red chest. Shooting from behind or from the sides will work very well while keeping you fairly safe. 7. Burst spread shots on his knuckles. You have to be kissing them to do it, but it works well. That's about all I can think of. I prefer using the LBG over the HBG for Xeno because I can dodge more quickly. Most of Xeno's fight is just knowing his animations and knowing when and where to run for each move. That one lengthy post below is VERY helpful when facing Xeno.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Aug 2018 13:38  

                      Patience is key. You can defeat this dragon by eluding all attacks as it is very slow. I used a hammer. Defeat it by the first time with the use of farcaster and mega bombs. Battle lasted around 55mins.

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Aug 2018 19:09  

                        flash pods... ineffective? NOOOOOOOOOO I'm about to face this bad boy for the first time, anybody got any advice?

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Aug 2018 10:55  

                          I went in without all the potions i needed but manage to do it by the skin of my booty. Proud i was able to get it done my first try. Great fight and animations ass well 10/10

                          • Anonymous

                            23 Aug 2018 03:12  

                            I’ve tried to figure out the IG colors and I believe head gives you red, claws and tail gives you white, and wings give you orange

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