Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Deviljho. Learn Deviljho's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves and how to counter them!
Deviljho - Tips and Tricks
Aim For Deviljho's Weak Spot - Its Head
The Deviljho's main weak spot is its head. Hitting its head with blunt damage makes it prone to stunning, allowing you to deal free hits on it.
Cut Tail To Lessen Tail Whip Hit Box
When hunting the Deviljho, focus your fire on its long and wide tail. Cutting it off early in the fight will reduce the tail swipe move's hit box, making it easier for you to draw near to it.
Hit Legs To Trip Deviljho
Since Deviljho is pretty tall, if your weapon is short-ranged it's best to focus on Deviljho's legs to trip him. When he trips, he'll be open for attack from all party members.
Use Status Effects & Items To Lower HP
When fighting against Deviljho, it's best to bring Poison Ammo or Knives to inflict status effects on the monster. It is also vulnerable against items such as Tinged Meat & Flash Pods and traps such as Shock Trap & Pitfall Trap.
Can Still Damage You When In Pitfall Trap
Be careful when trapping Deviljho as it can still damage you when it falls into a Pitfall Trap. If you want to capture it, be sure to use the Tranq Bomb away from its face.
Turf War With Bazelgeuse Can Heavily Damage Deviljho
When a Bazelgeuse is in the same area as the Deviljho, try to incite a Turf War between them. This can deal a great amount of damage on both monsters, possibly giving you an advantage in the hunt.Check Out Deviljho Monster Info Here!
Deviljho - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
| Head |
|The head will be scratched and torn up|
| Chest |
|Chest will have scratches|
The Deviljho has 2 known weak spots - its head and chest area. These are both breakable and are prone to all types of weapon damage.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Deviljho - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
Deviljho - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
The Deviljho is weak against Thunder & Dragon weapons, be sure to bring these during the hunt
Deviljho also has weaker resistances to Fire & Water elements
| Earplugs |
|This prevents you from being stunned during Deviljho's long roars.|
|Tremor Resistance||Prevents you staggering from Deviljho's stomp attacks.|
|Blight Resistance||Reduces chance of Deviljho's Dragonblight affecting you.|
|Evade Window||Increases evade invulnerability to counteract Deviljho's large hit box.|
|Flash Pod||Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light|
|Dung Pod||Repels monsters and moves them to another area|
|Nulberry||Cures different status blights|
|Adamant Seed||Raises defense & negates Defense Down status effect|
|Tinged Meat||Paralyzes monsters when eaten|
|Drugged Meat||Makes monsters that eat this meat fall asleep|
Implement Status Effects On Deviljho & Prevent Blights
The Deviljho is prone to status effects and can be baited to eat both Tinged & Drugged Meat, giving players opportunities to attack the monster. Nulberries and Adamant Seeds are recommended to counteract the monster's Dragonblight & Defense Down status effects.
Best Specialized Tools
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases invincibility window when dodging.|
|Dragonproof Mantle||Reduces damage taken from Dragon element attacks.|
|Affinity Booster||Places a smoker that increases affinity.|
Deviljho - Moves & Counters
|Bite||Bites you with its mouth. Can inflict Defense Down status effect. Dodge to avoid getting bitten.|
|Big Tackle||A large body tackle that covers a wide area. Move to the left to avoid damage.|
|Tail Swing||Swings its body & tail around. Keep distance or dodge away.|
|Jump Attack||Long jump from another area. It's best to roll away to avoid taking damage.|
|Rock Throw||Picks rock up from ground and throws it at you. Just dodge when rock will hit you.|
|Ground Bite||Bites the ground. Roll away to avoid getting bitten.|
|Counter Attack||When attacking the Deviljho, it will counter attack you when it lowers its head on the ground. Dodge or roll away so you won't get hit.|
|Dragon Breath||Sends Dragon-element breath around in front. Keep behind to not get hit by the breath.|
|Foot Stomp||Stomps the ground & can inflict ground tremors that stagger you. Dodge away to avoid getting stunned.|
|Swings Monster Around||Swings monster in its mouth onto the ground and to the side. Keep distance to avoid the attack.|
|Throws Monster||Deviljho tosses the monster in its mouth towards you. Dodge to the side to keep safe.|
Bites Can Affect You With Defense Down
The Deviljho's bite is deadly as it can inflict you with the Defense Down status effect. This lowers your defense, making you vulnerable to the rest of Deviljho's heavy physical attacks.
Eat Adamant Seed To Remove Defense Down
To remove the Defense Down status effect, consume an Adamant Seed. This will return your defense to normal levels.
Has Powerful Jumps & Tackles
The Deviljho has very strong body tackles and jumps that can easily bring your HP bar down. Be sure to keep your distance to avoid taking too much damage.
Tail Swing Can Hit Twice
If you're not careful, you can get hit by the Deviljho twice when it does its Tail Swing attack because it turns twice. Roll away or move a distance away to keep your HP bar up.
Cut Tail To Lessen Deviljho Hit Box
You can lessen the range of the Tail Swing attack by cutting the Deviljho's tail.
Dragon Breath Has Wide-Range In Front Of Deviljho
The Deviljho's Dragon Breath is very scary and his an extremely wide range in front of it. When it does this attack, move behind it to avoid getting damaged & getting the Dragonblight.
Use Nulberry To Remove Dragonblight
You can consume a Nulberry to remove the Dragonblight status effect that the Deviljho's Dragon Breath can inflict on you. Be sure to bring this item in your Pouch when hunting this monster.
Stomps On Ground That Can Stagger
When the Deviljho raises one of its legs, it will do a strong ground stomp that will inflict ground tremors & stagger you. Dodge when he stomps to avoid getting staggered.
Can Pick Up Other Monsters In Its Mouth
The Deviljho can pick up smaller monsters in its mouth and use them as weapons against you. When this happens, make sure to keep your distance until the Deviljho lets go of the smaller monster.Check out Deviljho's Rewards & Crafting Item lists here!