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
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.Black Diablos Monster Info Here!
Black Diablos - Weak Spots & Effective Damage Type
|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
Black Diablos - Element & Item Weaknesses
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Item Weakness & Resistance Chart
Effective: ✓, Not Effective: ✕
|Screamer Pod||✓ (When underground)|
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
| Earplugs |
|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.|
|Flash Pod||Stuns monster for a few seconds with flash of light|
|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
|Rocksteady Mantle||Reduces damage from attacks. Negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent.|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases invincibility window when dodging.|
|Affinity Booster||Places 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
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
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.Check out Black Diablos's Rewards & Crafting Item lists here!