Enemy Type Large Monsters
Elements mhw-dragon-damageDragon
Ailments mhw-dragon-damageDragonblight
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 able to mount Xeno'jiva, but the areas where he fights have little elevated positions to properly drop attack. Insect Glaives are the most reliable at mounting. Note, as an elder dragon it has high mount resistance.
  • 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 burn.


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) ⭐⭐⭐  
Xeno'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 ⭐⭐⭐  
Xeno'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



Large Monsters
Anjanath  ♦  Azure Rathalos  ♦  Barroth  ♦  Bazelgeuse  ♦  Black Diablos  ♦  Deviljho  ♦  Diablos  ♦  Dodogama  ♦  Great Girros  ♦  Great Jagras  ♦  Jyuratodus  ♦  Kirin  ♦  Kulu-Ya-Ku  ♦  Kulve Taroth  ♦  Kushala Daora  ♦  Lavasioth  ♦  Legiana  ♦  Nergigante  ♦  Odogaron  ♦  Paolumu  ♦  Pink Rathian  ♦  Pukei-Pukei  ♦  Radobaan  ♦  Rathalos  ♦  Rathian  ♦  Teostra  ♦  Tobi-Kadachi  ♦  Tzitzi-Ya-Ku  ♦  Uragaan  ♦  Vaal Hazak  ♦  Zorah Magdaros


    • 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.

                    • Anonymous

                      31 Mar 2018 18:48  

                      For females, I just love how the xeno beta head and coil looks with with white Damascus beta chest, arms and legs. At present its my favorite armor set, especially with the holy sabers.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Mar 2018 12:42  

                        Probably the most annoying fight in the game and one I would never do again, if I didn't need to farm parts.

                        As an SnS user it seems jumping attacks (after your backhop) seem to stagger him far better then hitting his feet. And you won't be sitting on your ass as much either.

                        • Anonymous

                          28 Mar 2018 15:20  

                          when his chest is glowing
                          lance use your triangle/Y attack on chest
                          great swords when he's down triangle/Y attack to his chest for massive damage
                          hammers still keep on hitting the head
                          range shoot the chest
                          charge blade ,switch axe, long sword, attack his chest when down attack the chest
                          gun lance when down go to the opposite side of everyone else and use special attack pointed towards the chest
                          insect glaive do what you normally do
                          sword and shield i have no idea
                          when you attack his chest he will drop at a random chance of dropping piercing pod, thorn pod, bomb pod, and dragon pod.

                          this is the advice i can give.

                          • Anonymous

                            28 Mar 2018 10:45  

                            tip for farming this guy... if you are good enough use the Legiana armor bonus to get extra rewards, makes gaining rare drops more managable, if you can deal with the set peices eating up armor slots

                            • Anonymous

                              27 Mar 2018 20:39  

                              how do I reach its horns? I have done every strat and those horns just don't come off. Im a hammer main by the way.

                              • Anonymous

                                26 Mar 2018 21:56  

                                Can someone tell me why I keep getting into groups where people wipe on this fucking thing? I never died once and yet I lose three vouchers because people cant manage their fucking health fighting one of the easiest enemies in the game.

                                • Anonymous

                                  26 Mar 2018 13:39  

                                  Best strat in to beat this boss, works 100%

                                  Treat this like any quadrupedal Dark Souls boss and stay under it:)

                                  • Anonymous

                                    26 Mar 2018 05:39  

                                    Easiest monster in the entire game, though it has the longest fight. The entire battle felt like a victory lap.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      25 Mar 2018 10:13  

                                      General strategy tips from a stranger.

                                      1. Recommended minimum defense is 330-370.

                                      2. All his moves have very huge tells and in a few battles, you'll be able to see which attack is which. Memorizing them makes this fight so much easier.

                                      3. Using the falling boulders during the 1st phase is important. Dropping them on him chops of a good chunk of his health and speeds up the fight. Dropping all four right on his back ensures breaking his wings, which is convenient for melee weapons.

                                      4. Xeno has 2 stagger animations that can be punished;

                                      a) Light Stagger, results from being interrupted when his breakable parts sustain heavy damage. He gets down close to the ground, reeling on all fours while starring at the hurt body part. His head close to ground level but mostly out of reach of weapons like the hammer and dual blades. Lasts for about 6 seconds.
                                      b) Heavy Stagger, results almost exclusively out of being shot down from flight. He collapses on to one side, head and one wing square on the ground and within reach. Last anywhere from 6-12 seconds.

                                      5. Xeno always drops slinger ammo when staggered, occasionally drops ammo when his actions are interrupted by slinger ammo/sustaining heavy damage. They drop frequently, so use them as soon as you see them. Dragon Pods are kinda underwhelming, since edlerseal basically clocks him out of shiny mode. Still useful for knocking him out of the air.

                                      6. He has 5 sustained beam attacks;

                                      a) Straight Burst that lasts for about 5 seconds, happens fairly quickly compared to his other moves. The beam's hit box extends a small area around his head. Recommended to attack his hands instead, otherwise take great care attacking his head.
                                      b) Sweeping Burst, preceded by a sidestep movement which shows the entire length of his body. During the 1st phase, can be avoided by standing on raised elevation. Otherwise hide behind the crystals or sneak up close to him and attack his underside.
                                      c) Rear-Up Burst. Xeno stands on his hind legs while razing the ground with his beam in a set pattern that does not change. Lasts about 8 seconds while finishing the move and actually getting back on all fours lasts about 5. Recommended to go to the rear and attack his tail or set mega barrel bombs beneath him for when he finishes.
                                      d) Frantic Rear-Up Burst. Xeno slowly backs away while performing a Rear-Up Burst, after which the ground collapses under him and he gets stuck. This triggers tremors at close proximity which prevents you from punishing him. Standing right next to him as he falls into the ground also damages you, so keep distance until it is safe to move in close. Alternatively, setting mega barrel bombs is also good, since standing right next to him counts as damage and you wouldn't need to shoot the barrels yourself to detonate it.
                                      e) Flying Burst, wherein he fires a beam down in a straight line while flying. Recommended to down him before this happens, immediately as soon as he takes flight. Always results in a heavy stagger.

                                      7. The ground heats up when hit by his beam attacks, which cause fire damage and burnblight. In case you don't have the fire mantle yet, having lv3 fire resistance mitigates the DOT while negating burnblight outright.

                                      Anything else is upto your playstyle. Hopes this helps, have fun!

                                      • Anonymous

                                        23 Mar 2018 09:55  

                                        Look for anyone struggling with this one....
                                        Just use a bow and use the dragon piercer.
                                        Or a bowgun with pierce shots.

                                        I understand that some people might find him "difficult" but that's just because of his large size.
                                        A bit of a strategy:
                                        -in the first stage of the battle pick up the stones at camp.
                                        -lure him under the overhanging crystals and shoot these down.
                                        //This should do a good chunk of his health.
                                        -after this just try to stay clear of his charging and the small bursts of blue flame he does.
                                        -after some time he'll fly up to go to his second stage.
                                        -this is where it starts being serious.
                                        -don't stand directly in front of him but try to stand just a bit to the side of his front.
                                        -when he starts flying, just stand behind the crystal pillars when he does the laser attack and circle him when he's about to do the dive attack.
                                        //keep in mind that if he has the red/orange glowing torso most of his attacks will have a exploding after effect.
                                        And that's about it.
                                        still if you're having trouble try making a piercing bow set,
                                        my advice would be using the azure rath belt piece, the chest for teostra and you can choose the other armor pieces.
                                        I hope this piece o' advice helped.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          20 Mar 2018 18:13  

                                          How well would a group of people who have the full set of nergi alpha armor and all eradication flame gunlances do against xeno?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            17 Mar 2018 07:46  

                                            Instead of making fire resistant gear for this fight, just equip 3 fire res decorations an you can walk over seared ground without worrying about fire damage or getting burned. That said, recovery speed is kinda wasted here, since any recoverable health is lost the moment you step on seared ground.

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