Diablos Guide: Monster Weakness, Carves & Rewards, Armor Sets – Monster Hunter World

Alongside having to defeat Rathalos to progress the story, you will also be tasked with defeating Diablos. Diablos, like Rathalos, is a flying wyvern who’s the apex monster of their respective area, Wildspire Waste. To face off against Zorah Magdaros, you will need to trackdown and defeat Diablos. To help you defeat Diablos, use our Diablos guide.

Diablos Information

Difficulty: Master (5⭐)

Location: Wildspire Waste

Size: Large

High Rank Subspecies: Black Diablos

Species: Flying Wyvern

Weak To: 

  • Ice 3⭐
  • Dragon 2⭐
  • Water 2⭐

Breakable/Severable (Weak Points): Tail, Head (weak point), Wings (weak point), Back (weak point), Legs



Material (Carves + Low Rank Rewards): 

Material (Carves + High Rank Rewards): 

Carapace 5⭐
Ridge+ 4⭐
Fang 3⭐
Tailcase 3⭐
Medulla 3⭐
Wyvern Gem ⭐
Ridge+ 4⭐
Carapace 4⭐
Fang 3⭐
M Hardbone 3⭐
Dash Extract 3⭐
Blos Medulla 2⭐
Wyvern Gem ⭐

Reward Money:  5400 z

Storyline Quest:  Horned Tyrant Below the Sands



Hunting Quest Text: “The First Wyverian’s not gonna spill the beans about Zorah until we stand on top of the food chain. That means we gotta hunt us a Diablos!… Does that mean we have to eat it too?”

Characteristics: The apex monster of the Wildspire Waste. A menacing, territorial beast that lurks underground. Loud noises will cause it to lunge out of the sand in search of prey.

Useful Information: Diablos can be forcibly brought to the surface by using loud sounds. And its charging attack, while devastatingly powerful, can be baited into colliding with a windspire momentarily getting the Diablos stuck.


Diablos Information

Main Fight Mechanics: Roar + Stun

Roar: Large monsters have the ability to roar. This ability disrupts whatever action the hunter was doing (stun locks you briefly). There’s not much you can do about it in the early game (you’ll get better armor perks later).

Stun: Diablos can attack and stun the hunter. This seems to occur most often when it charges. You need to either wait to be hit (by an ally or enemy).

Attacks:

Diablos is mobile and can deal serious damage to hunters. It will be your first real test up to this point against a monster that can really punish you if you make a mistake. Here are the attacks it will use:

*I attempted to grab all the attacks I saw. Let me know if I missed some in The Pit.

  • Charge – Lowers head and charges towards the hunter.
  • Charge + Headbutt – Same as the charge attack but is combined the headbutt attack at the end.
  • Burrow – Diablos while burrow into the ground and reemerge under the hunter. (There is dig path that shows where Diablos is heading).
  • Headbutt – When close to the head, Diablos can use a headbutt attack. This attacks sees the monster swing its head from left to right.
  • Tailwhip – When close to the tail, Diablos has a tail whip attack (tails swings to the left then right)
  • Shoulder Charge – Lowers shoulder and charges to the left or right (like a sidestep).
  • Jump -When down in the lower area of its lair (where there’s the waterfalls of sand), Diablos can go  behind the sand and jump out and attack you.

Fight Guide

This is easily one of the hardest monster you will face in MHW (like Nergigante level frustrating). The Diablos is fast and incredibly hard hitting (it can one shot you with one of its attacks). Without proper preparation it is pretty easy to lose and lose often, so hopefully I can help alleviate some of the problems.

  • Eat up – Head into the fight having eaten a meal from the Canteen (do this for every fight to make life easier).
  • Hit and Run – BDiablos hits hard and fast, but also has huge windows you can use to attack. Try to stay as mobile as possible and then use these open windows to attack.
  • Run – Mobility helps a ton in avoiding Diablos charge and burrow attacks. Running away when BD starts these attacks seems to be a good strategy to avoid getting hit.
  • Rocksteady Mantle – The Rocksteady mantle is pretty useful for this fight. If you are gonna be farming BD, you may want to throw this in your inventory.
  • SOS – If you need to, send out an SOS and get some extra help from the MHW community.

Note: share your tips in the comments and I will add them here.


Diablos Set (Rarity 4)

Armor Requirements:

Human: All Materials are Diablos Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Helm -3x Ridge, 2x Fang, 1x Twisted Horn, 1x Marrow
  • Mail – 2x Shell, 1x Ridge, 2x Twisted Horn, 3x Monster Bone+*
  • Vambraces – 2x Ridge, 2x Shell, 1x Tailcase, 1x Lightcrystal*
  • Coil – 2x Shell, 1x Ridge, 1x Fang, 2x Monster Bone L*
  • Greaves – 2x Ridge, 2x Shell, 1x Twisted Horn, 3x Monster Bone+*

Set Bonus (3 or more pieces equipped): Diablos Power (Bludgeoner) – Raise attack as your weapon loses sharpness. Also boosts ranged weapon melee attacks and odds of stunning.

Palico: All Materials are Diablos Carves/Drops unless noted.



  • Hammer – 1x Tailcase
  • Helm – 1x Horn
  • Mail – 1x Shell

Diablos α+β Set (Rarity 6)

Armor Requirements:

Human: All Materials are Diablos Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Helm – 4x Ridge+, 4x Fang, 2x Majestic Horn, 1x Wyvern Gem
  • Mail – 4x Carapace, 3x Ridge+, 2x Majestic Horn, 2x Lightcrystal
  • Vambraces – 4x Ridge+, 6x Carapace, 3x Tailcase, 5x Kestodon Carapace
  • Coil – 4x Carapace, 3x Ridge+, 2x Fang, 3x Kestodon Scalp
  • Greaves – 6x Ridge+, 4x Carapace, 1x Majestic Horn, 1x Blos Medulla

Set Bonuses:

  • 2 Pieces: Diablos Mastery (Bludgeoner)  – Raises attack as your weapon loses sharpness. Also boosts ranged weapon melee attacks and odds of stunning.
  • 4 Pieces: Diablos Mastery (Non-elemental Boost) – Powers up non-elemental weapons you have equipped.

Set Bonus (3 or more pieces equipped): Diablos Power (Bludgeoner) – Raise attack as your weapon loses sharpness. Also boosts ranged weapon melee attacks and odds of stunning.

Image of Diablos Set α Palico

The Diablos Set α on my Palico.

Palico: All Materials are Diablos Carves/Drops unless noted.

  • Hammer – 1x Ridge+, 1x Tailcase
  • Helm – 1x Horn
  • Mail – 1x Carapace

More: Monster Hunter: World monster guides

This concludes our Diablos guide. Wish to add something? Drop a comment in The Pit below.

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