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How to Beat Diablos - Tips & Recommended Gear

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

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Diablos - Tips and Tricks

Use Ice Against Diablos!

Diablos is very weak against Ice, so be sure to bring weapons to can capitalize on this weakness. Dragon and Water weapons are also effective. Diablos' weak points are its head, wings, and chest. Hitting its head can stun it and its tail can be cut off.

Diablos Screamer Pod

Bring Screamer and Flash Pods

Diablos' attack pattern involves frequently diving into the ground. You can force it to come out and immobilize it for a couple of seconds through the use of a Screamer Pod. Above ground, Flash Pods work perfectly against it.

Rocksteady Mantle

Bring the Right Tools

Diablos' roars disable the player and can be fatal at times. To counteract this, a Rocksteady Mantle is a must. Against Diablos' charge attacks, an Evasion Mantle would be better. For beginners, Vitality Mantle is the way to go.

Diablos - Weaknesses & Weak Spots Chart

Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot

Diablos Weakness

Elemental Affinity Reference Chart


Status Effect Resistance Chart


Item Weakness & Resistance Chart

Flash Pod
Shock Trap
Pitfall Trap
Vine Trap×
Dung Pod
Screamer Pod✓(When Submerged)
Tinged Meat×
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Diablos - Recommended Loadout

Recommended Elemental Weapons

Diablos is very weak against Ice
Dragon & Water★★・
Dragon & Water are effective elements against Diablos
Fire-based weapons are the least effective element against Diablos

Recommended Skills

SkillRecommendation Criteria
EarplugsWeakens the effects of Diablos' roars. Requires level 5 for complete negation.
Tremor ResistanceBringing this skill along negates one of Diablos' disabling effects.
Ice AttackAdditional elemental damage against Diablos. Note that it only works with weapons already imbued with the Ice element.
Health BoostAdds additional health to withstand attacks and increase survivability.
Defense BoostIncreases defense and survivability against Diablos.

Recommended Items

Screamer Pod Screamer PodUsed as ammo for your slinger. Emits a harsh, high-frequency sound that can disrupt sensitive monsters.
Flash Pod Flash PodSlinger ammo that flashes brightly on impact. Fire it right under a monster's nose to blind it.

Disable Diablos!

Diablos can be very aggressive and damaging if left unchecked (especially when it's enraged). Screamer Pods can help in driving it out from the ground, cancelling its attack or escape. The Flash Pod can be used against an enraged Diablos, providing a few moments of respite against its relentless attacks.

Best Specialized Tools

ToolTool Effect
Rocksteady Mantle Rocksteady Mantle Reduces damage from attacks and negates scream, wind, & tremor effects to an extent
Evasion mantleEvasion MantleExtends the invulnerability window during evasion
Affinity Booster Affinity BoosterIncreases the affinity of those within its area. Use to inflict heavy damage to Diablos

Diablos - Moves & Counters

MovesDescription & Counter
ChargeDiablos aims for a hunter to charge. Has a high damage when compared to the charges of other monsters. Dive to the sides to evade.
Underground ChargeDiablos buries itself and charges from underground. Screamer Pods can force it to come out and disable it for a while.
LungeDiablos uses the full weight of its body to knock hunters back. Roll under Diablos and attack from the other side when it starts to tiptoe.
Horn AttackDiablos thursts its horns and swipes at a wide angle twice. Be wary of this attack when attacking Diablos from the front.
Tail SwipeDiablos's swings its tail at attackers from behind. Dive under Diablos when it turns its head towards its back.
Diablos Screamer Pod

Drive Diablos Out with Screamer Pods!

When underground, Diablos can be forcibly driven out with Screamer Pods. Once affected, Diablos' upper half will jut out from the ground and can be attacked. It can also use this as an escape mechanism when moving between different areas. Best prepare Screamer Pods for these scenarios.

Lure and Break Diablos' Horns

In Area 8 of the Wildspire Wastes, large spires are located across the field. Baiting Diablos to charge into one of these towers has a possibility of breaking its horns. If the horns do not break, Diablos will remain stuck and immobilized for a couple of seconds, opening itself to attacks. You can also do this technique near the entrances of Area 13.

Beware of the Rage and Roar Combo

When enraged, Diablos will have a noticeable increase in speed and attack damage. Sometimes, Diablos would roar, immobilizing the hunter, and then following it up with a devastating charge attack which could leave some hunters fainting. Counter this by mounting Diablos or by blinding it with a Flash Pod.

Diablos Wall Attack

Sand Walls in Area 14

Diablos can make use of the sandfalls in the opposite walls of Area 14. Diablos can burrow underground and then come out of these walls to strike the player. It can also do the other way around. Be wary of these surprise attacks when fighting in Area 14.

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