Xeno'jiiva

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Enemy Type Elder Dragon
Elements

mhw fire damage sFire

mhw dragon damage sDragon

Ailments fireblight status effect mhw sFireblight
dragonblight severe mhw status efect sDragonblight
Weakness mhw poison status effect sPoison
Resistances sleep mhw status effect wikiSleep
Locations Elder's Recess
Tempered Lv. 3 (Arch-Tempered Only)

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. It is the juvenile form of Safi'jiiva.

 

A new species discovered in the depths of the Elder’s Recess. Its relationship to the other elder dragons is unclear, as is its ecology.

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 effect sPoison 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 center 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 damage near the side of its face and claws.)
  • The first area contains crystal formations on the ceiling which can be shot with slinger ammo and dropped on Xeno'jiva for extra damage.
  • 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, the Heat Guard skill, or the Fireproof Mantle, as they will protect you from Fireblight.

 

Xeno'jiiva Weaknesses

Each ⭐star shown below represents more weakness to each ailment

Ailment mhw poison status effect s sleep mhw status effect wiki paralysis icon mhw blast icon 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) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐
Front Claws (Breakable) ⭐⭐ ⭐⭐
Tail (Severable) ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐ ⭐⭐⭐

Detailed weakness information(Legend Explanation: here)

xeno'jiiva hzv

Credits to AsteriskAmpersand, Deathcream and MoonBunnie.

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 shell small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva soulscale small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Soulscale ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva claw small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Claw (Break forelegs) ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva horn small mhw wiki guideXeno'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 veil small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Veil (Dropped material)  ⭐⭐⭐

 

xenojiiva tail mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Tail (cut tail)  

8% Body Carve, 71% Tail carve

Xeno'jiiva Rewards (ALL HIGH RANK)

Rewards Frequency  
xenojiiva shell small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Shell ⭐⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva soulscale small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Soulscale ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva veil small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Veil ⭐⭐⭐  
Xeno'jiiva Wing ⭐⭐⭐  
elder dragon bone small mhw wiki guideElder Dragon Bone ⭐⭐⭐  
elder dragon blood small mhw wiki guideElder Dragon Blood ⭐⭐⭐  
xenojiiva gem small mhw wiki guideXeno'jiiva Gem

3% Quest Reward, 3% Silver Reward and 3% Gold Reward 

 

 

Xeno'jiiva Weapons & Armor

Armour and Weapons related to the Xeno'jiiva Monster.

Weapons

 

 

Armor

 

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," as it is strongly implied that it arrived to the new world via the same meteor mentioned in The Tale of the Five.
    • The meteor in that story is seen as a symbol of hope (hence, "may the Sapphire Star guide your way"). This is ironic, since nobody knew it contained an extremely powerful and dangerous dragon (that is, until the player fights it themself).
  • Xeno'jiiva's name has Greek, Hindu and Jain origins.
    • "Xeno" is Greek for "Alien".
      • It is implied that Xeno'jiiva came from another world via the Sapphire Star meteor, and its biology is described as "alien" by researchers.
    • In Hinduism and Jainism, a "jiva" (Sanskrit: जीव, jīva, alternative spelling jiwa; Hindi: जीव, jīv, alternative spelling jeev) is a living being, or any entity imbued with a life force.
      • Likewise, Xeno'jiiva developed from the life energy of dying elder dragons.
    • In Jainism, "jiva" is the immortal essence or soul of a living organism (human, animal, plant, etc.) which survives physical death.
      • This could explain why Xeno'jiiva comes back to life after being slain, so that the player can hunt it again.
        • A far more likely explanation is that being able to rehunt it is simply a game mechanic, like Behemoth and Leshen, and nearly every Elder Dragon in previous installments.
      • It is theorized by fans that if Xeno'jiiva was left to incubate, it could become an unstoppable, godlike being. 
        • This concept is finally realized with the reveal of Safi'jiiva.

 

 

 

 

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    • Anonymous

      I used hammer + nergigante armor except the helmet (which was azure, couldn’t get nergigante gem) and this boss was way easier than I thought. Killed him solo no faints

      • Anonymous

        this boss is really easy with the right strategy, one of the easiest in the game in fact, because it's extremely predictable. Just attack its hind legs, even when they're not vulnerable yet (for the love of god bring a sharp weapon and some fins). When it rears up run away and wait for the blast. When it topples cut its tail. When it takes off stay below its arse and pepper him with dragon pods in order to drop him, then focus his forelegs or head until he starts to get up, and transition back to its hind legs. If you can stay on the outside you literally can't be hit, if you stay on the inside you can juggle between the two legs and only be hit by its charge, which does so little damage it barely shows up on your hp bar. If you find yourself far away or in front of its head at any time just circle around and get back to its hind legs while sprinting. Use the downtime while he's doing his aoe blast to recover stamina. That's it. Follow this strategy and you'll never cart. If you're careful enough you can pull off a no hit run in a couple of tries with this.

        • Anonymous

          It's a decent fight, my friend beat it with maxed-out Titzi Yaku armor, didn't faint once. Or maybe he's just too good lol.

          • Anonymous

            Hint: Xeno will move around a lot and does a **** ton of damage, use fast, ranged weapons like the dual blades, long sword, heavy/light bowgun, bow, sword and shield, or charge blade to make sure that you're out of the way when it attacks, and that you can hit it enough before its all the way on the other side of the arena

            • Anonymous

              I might regret saying this but at xeno is actually very fun to fight I feel like it’s the right amount of everything except he puts fire everywhere

              • Anonymous

                If u need help to kill this thing for the 1st time, just use insect glaive and learn the insect mechanic, after u learn that, just spam the fly thing and the double jump move thing

                • Anonymous

                  Aim for the area where the wings intersect with the body. If you can't, aim for the BACK legs. It's easy enough when it isn't enraged, but it can quickly become very difficult very fast when it gets enraged. When it's enraged, it will take more damage, and although this may be tempting, be patient and cautious of the front legs. If it roars and stands up in the air while you're near, try to triple-role away. A weapon that has a white sharpness is very helpful for this fight. When it uses its laser beam (for lack of better words) horizontally, it can be easily dodged with a well-timed role. Even though the damage boost on the tail my be tempting, it is often not worth it as it has a very powerful tail slam attack.

                  • Anonymous

                    "Is the juvenile form of Safi'jiva". But Safi'jiva is a Iceborne monster, so did a bunch of xeno'jiva just happen to fly over to iceborne and say "Hey! I'm gonna grow up here!"?

                    • Anonymous

                      Something not in this wiki, when she's enraged, her chest glows very brightly, and the ground under her becomes molten. The molten ground stays molten for a minute after she moves away, leaving trials of dangerous molten areas. Just back off, and let her tire.

                      • Anonymous

                        Dont know if i got lucky or this final boss on the story was supposed to be very easy. Just finished killing Vaal Hazak, went straight to the Xeno quest, didnt resupply any potions and etc, killed it very easy and got a Xeno Gem from carving. As i said, dont know if i got lucky or this happens for everyone.

                        • Love the design, love the music, love the fight. I wouldn't say it was "easy" - It sure hits hard, with melee weapons it's hard to hit it sometimes, but it's doable. Don't be intimidated by its size and attacks - just whack him as often as you can, dodge, heal frequently (Max/Ancient Pots for carts) and rely on your palico to do it's support stuff. I myself carted two times because I was to greedy in getting those few hits in. Just be careful, get this thing out of the air asap and you'll be fine! - Happy hunting my fellow Hunters!

                          • Anonymous

                            Fighting this thing is like having sex with your mum: yeah, she's massive, but it's still hard find an opening.

                            • Anonymous

                              First time I fought this thing I didn't even go to the canteen because how was I supposed to know an alien Elder Dragon was going to pop out of an egg filled with bio-energy. I did beat him though, first try.

                              • Anonymous

                                I see many people complaining that it is hard to get certain parts (Mainly the shells) I get shells just fine somehow but I can't get his wings. I can get at least 3 of everything else Xeno related at the end of the fight.

                                • Anonymous

                                  He probably has the longest hitbox of any monster, which makes pulling off that perfect spine roll with the Dual Blades VERY satisfying.

                                  • So, I've seen a lot of posts about the armor and determined that it's either the best armor in the base game... Or absolute garbage... Regardless, why don't we compile a list of pros and cons for it, keep it civil, and no fighting.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      It just will not die, I figured out its weaknesses times to bash it etc and spent fifty five minutes whacking it with a decently high tier gunlance. It Just Did Not Die. I did not find it to be a difficult fight, but my god it just refuses to eat the dirt for me

                                      • Anonymous

                                        this dude likes f***ing with you mentally, especially if you use the greatsword. it sits there for a few seconds and gives you the impression "hey I'm vulnerable! hit me!" you hit it ONCE and then it spider crawls away and ruins your framerate with that horrid laserbeam. but then again that's some great lookin armor so it makes the whole fight worth it... until you have you fight it again because you don't have the mats for the rest of the gear. 10/10 would spend an hour fighting again

                                        • Anonymous

                                          try using insect glaive for the first time at this boy (some people said it works on him pretty well) he got to hit me only a few times and when he hit me I just go extract his tail for free heal although I need run around from his head front legs and back legs to rebuff

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm a hammer main on my way doing this dude's quest thought I'm well prepared just keep hammering his feets and it took me 36 min OTL his hp pool is maybe 2 times larger than other elder dragons and he keep charging( changing his position ) or flying and I can't seem to find any pods around him lol also there's barely any environments at all just one ledge on the first fighting area and a few

                                            • Anonymous

                                              This dude was... Interesting. Every time I've fought him (... Like 3 times...) I killed him just after the '10 minutes remaining' message. Definitely time consuming, but kind of fun. He is a bit underwhelming though, you learn the moves and you've basically won. Best design though, he looks incredible! Also, would you say his armour and weapons are worth it? (mainly glaive and light bowgun)

                                              • Anonymous

                                                How has no one commented that it is an obvious combination of the Ur Dragon and Daemon from Dragon's Dogma?

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Think about it: This creature just hatched and it can already fly and fire lasers outta its mouth. If your character fail to slay it and it got away, lil' Timmy here will mature into a world-ender. By comparison, when I came out of my mother's womb, I can only do 1+1=2. So weak man

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    first time fighting him i got stunned, he used straight laser and i survived by being stunned longer than the laser lasted. lol my head should have been ash. later during the fight i had really low health, got stunned, and my palico got me out of the stun, and when they do that it does a little bit of damage, and i fainted. stupid cat

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      For some reason, even though I have killed it three times in total, I can't select Xeno'jiva as a preferred target when searching SoS flares.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Since this guy has JUST been born, how exactly can he be classified as an "Elder" Dragon.. I don't think capcom knows what elder means...

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          If your having trouble with him, use a Shattercryst build. Was able to beat him first try in 15 minutes. Pierce 3 on his chest when it is glowing during the second phase just destroys him

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            RNG in this game is so weird, got a gem my first try fighting this guy but it took me 20 hunts to get a rath gem lol

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Not that hard... but extremely annoying dmg sponge with broken hitboxes. Worst fight of the game for sure

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Technically you can mount the zoran magdros. You are getting on it's back and attacking it. It just doesn't have that animations like other monsters such as anjanath or diablos

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I was hunter rank 15 when I first solo’ed it and I was using the nergal reaver 1 lol with a attack gem in it

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Health pool has to be wrong because i got a card at the end of hunting xeno that said i dealt 23151 how cuz the random i was with did not know at all how to even charge his phails with the charge

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Gain carpace by using the Plunderblade which can be accuired by helping the Plunderers in the Rotten Vale near Vaal Hazak's cave.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        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

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

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            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

                                                                              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.

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