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 its feet, although its best to stay away from its front feet when it 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. Its 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 its 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
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Behemoth  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Lunastra  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • Anonymous

      11 Dec 2018 17:02  

      To be fair, the most beautiful and easiest elder dragon in the game after Negigante. Time consuming though due to this bih cant stop moving around lol... Easily God of Elder Dragon

      • Anonymous

        27 Nov 2018 00:01  

        I lost the hunt because of the freaking time limit, nothing else! Can somebody please tell why the time limit is a thing?

        • Anonymous

          26 Oct 2018 20:16  

          Once got two gems from one tail gems aren’t hard to get from him horns tho rare and how do gems form in hem so quickly he was just born and bring duel blades you look cool going down his back and I knocked him down win he was flying to close to the crystal

          • Anonymous

            21 Oct 2018 00:04  

            The only hard thing about it is that it's so huge, you spend more time chasing it around than actually hitting it. Especially in multiplayer.

            • 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.

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