Check out this Monster Hunter World: Iceborne guide on how to beat Savage Deviljho! This includes its moves, weaknesses, material drops, recommended loadout, armor, hunting tips, and more!
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How To Unlock Savage Deviljho Hunt
Defeat Velkhana Then Monster Spawns In Locales
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Savage Deviljho - Tips & Tricks
Savage Deviljho Overview
A returning subspecies monster, the Savage Deviljho makes a comeback in Monster Hunter World: Iceborne. It is ever-hungry and extremely aggressive, a much more powerful version of the Deviljho.
Savage Hunger Increases Its Attack Power
The Savage Deviljho is powered by its perpetual hunger and if left to feed, will deal enormous amounts of physical damage that can easily bring down any Hunter.
Preparing For Savage Deviljho
Bring Traps, Flashpods & Dung Pods
It's important to keep the Savage Deviljho away from its prey so make sure to bring traps, Flashpods, or Dungpods to keep it immobile or to chase any large monster away from its peripherals.
Bring Nulberries & Adamant Seeds
The Savage Deviljho is able to inflict Dragonblight & Defense Down so make sure to bring items such as Nulberries & Adamant Seeds to instantly remove these debuffs.
Aim For Savage Deviljho's Head
The Savage Deviljho's head is a weak spot so hitting it there can do incredible damage and/or stun it if you have the right skills equipped.
Keep Savage Deviljho From Eating
Aside from dealing damage to its body, it's important to stop the Savage Deviljho from hunting other monsters or eating. This will keep its raw attack power to a minimum so that its hits won't hurt as bad.
Savage Deviljho - Weakness & Effective Damage Type
The Savage Deviljho's weak spots are found on its head, chest, and tail. These 3 parts are breakable with the tail being severable.
Effective Damage Type Per Weak Spot
Elemental Affinity Reference Chart
Status Effect Resistance Chart
Savage Deviljho - Recommended Loadout
Recommended Elemental Weapons
When fighting the Savage Deviljho, Dragon & Thunder weapons are most effective
Fire & Water are also effective against the Savage Deviljho
|Iron Skin||Lessens duration of Defense Down status debuff & prevents it in later levels|
|Earplugs||Use the monster's roar as an opportunity to attack|
|Evade Window||Increases duration of evading invulnerability|
Best Specialized Tools
|Temporal Mantle||Recommended to bring this mantle as it can allow you avoid potentially deadly attacks|
|Rocksteady Mantle||Eliminates damage reactions, prevents wind effects, protects your hearing, and grants tremor resistance. You also receive less damage from attacks|
|Evasion Mantle||Increases the invulnerability window while evading and grants a temporary attack boost for evading a monster attack at the very last moment|
|Dragonproof Mantle||Reduces dragon damage, nullifies dragonblight, and powers up your weapon's dragon properties.|
Savage Deviljho - Moves & Counters
|Dragon Breath||Spews a Dragon elemental breath that can inflict Dragonblight. Stays in the field for a few seconds.|
|Jump Attack||Jumps towards you to attack you. Dodge out of the way to keep safe.|
|Tail Spin||Spins twice, using its tail to hit you. Has a wide hit box so roll backwards when it does this move.|
|Head Smash||Smashes its head into the ground several times to attack you. Roll to the side to avoid getting bitten.|
|Ground Stomp||Stomps its legs onto the ground, causing tremors and damage. Move away from its feet to keep from getting stomped on.|
|Dragon Breath Nova||Creates a field of Dragon Breath that will burst with a high-damage explosion|
Move Behind To Avoid Dragon Breath
The Savage Deviljho expels most of its dragon breaths forward so when it rears up to do so, immediately move behind it. You'll be safe in this spot and can do damage to the monster.
Dragon Breath Lingers In The Field
The Savage Deviljho's dragon breath will linger in the field for a few seconds which can inflict Dragonblight if touched. Make sure to move out of the way when it does its dragon breath attacks.
Do Not Sling on while Dragon Breath is Still Active
It's very risky to sling on and attach to Savage Deviljho while there's an active dragon breath field around. He could easily move towards there and you won't be able to do anything but lose health.
Vulnerable To Status Effects
The Savage Deviljho is vulnerable to different status effects so make full use of these. Bring Sleep or Paralysis Knives, Flash Pods, and traps to keep it still long enough for you to deal enough damage.