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How to Beat Black Diablos - Tips and Recommended Gear

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Read this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to defeat Black Diablos. Learn Black Diablos's weaknesses, recommended loadout, hunting tips, its moves & how to counter them!!!

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Black Diablos - Tips and Tricks

Use Screamer Pod When Black Diablos Dives Into Ground

Use Screamer Pod When Black Diablos Dives Into Ground

The Black Diablos will burrow in to the ground and attack a random hunter. You can counter this by throwing a Screamer Pod right when it burrows into the ground to stun it and leave it vulnerable to attacks.

Keep Black Diablos From Moving With Flash Pods

The Black Diablos is extremely mobile and rarely stands still for you to complete heavy damage combos. To keep it in place, you can use Flash Pods that will stun it for a few seconds.

Use Invincible Dodge To Avoid Heavy Rush Attack

The Black Diablos will rush forward towards you and deal very heavy damage. Immediately use the invincible dodge/drop move to avoid getting hit. Getting hit will stun you and you are open to a follow-up attack that can easily knock you out.

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Black Diablos - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type

Black Diablos - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
Area Description
Head Black Diablos's head is a weak spot & its 2 horns can be broken
Wings It has two wings that are its weak spots
Chest The Black Diablos's chest area is a weak spot

The Diablos has 3 weak spots - its head, wings, and chest area. These parts are not breakable but will suffer bigger damage if hit with the proper damage type.

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Part Sever Blunt Ammo
Head ★★・ ★★★ ★★・
Wings ★★・ ★・・ ★★★
Chest ★★★ ★★★ ★★・

Black Diablos - Element & Item Weaknesses

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕!!!

Item Effectiveness
Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod ✓ (When underground)
Tinged Meat
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Black Diablos - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

The Black Diablos is weak against Ice-based weapons and susceptible to Paralysis status effects
Black Diablos is also a bit weak to Water element weapons
Don't bring Fire or Dragon element weapons to the hunt as Black Diablos is strong against these elements

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
(Lvl 5)
This prevents you from being stunned during Black Diablos's long roars.
Tremor Resistance Prevents you staggering from Black Diablos's ground attacks.
Stun Resistance Lessens the duration of being stunned.

Recommended Items

MHW FLASH POD Flash Pod Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light
MHW Screamer Pod Screamer Pod Disrupts monster moves withe high-frequency sound

Stun & Immobilize Black Diablos

The Flash Pod & Screamer Pod are 2 important items to have in your loadout when fighting the Black Diablos. You need the Flash Pod to immobilize and stun the Black Diablos while above ground then the Screamer Pod is for when it burrows under the ground.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.
Evasion Mantle Evasion Mantle Increases invincibility window when dodging.
Affinity BoosterAffinity BoosterPlaces a smoker that increases affinity.

Black Diablos - Moves & Counters

Rush Attack Rushes towards random hunter. Dodge to the side to avoid damage.
Heavy Rush Attack Scratches ground before rushing towards hunter. Use invincible dodge to keep HP up.
Underground Rush Attack Burrows into ground and rushes above. Watch where sand moves then dodge or run away.
Tail Spin Spins and swings tail around. Dodge away to avoid getting hit.
Tail Swing Swings tail side to side. Roll away from tail to not get damaged.

Track Underground Attack With Sand Movement

Track Underground Attack With Sand Movement

When the Black Diablos burrows into the ground for an underground rush attack, you can tell where it's headed by tracking where the sand moves. Dodge or keep your distance if the monster's aggro is on you.

Heavy Rush Attack Can Stun You

Heavy Rush Attack Can Stun You

When the Black Diablos scratches the ground before a rush attack, this will heavily damage you and stun you when you're hit. Use the invincible dodge to avoid taking damage from this attack.

Tail Swing & Spin Lessens Hit Box When Tail Is Cut

The Black Diablos has a heavy tail that it uses to swing or spin around with. Cutting this tail will allow you to reduce the attacks' hit boxes. You'll be able to get close to deal bigger damage to its health.

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Anonymous 2

I put guard up deco in HBG and was able to guard the new move. Should also work with other shields.

Anonymous 1

When im fighting with black diablos for the first time in Master Rank i noticed it got a new charge attack move and i cant guard point that move with CB tho (got carted anyway)

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