Monster Hunter World -- How To Find And Beat Deviljho
The first new official monster to be added to Monster Hunter: World has arrived via the 2.00 patch. And its the one we've all been waiting for -- Deviljho! Be sure to get on downloading that free update so you can start tracking, finding, and carving Deviljho for new equipment types.
Besides his odd pickle/wyvern /crocodile shape, what sets Deviljho apart from other Brute Wyvern creatures in Monster Hunter World is that he engages in turf wars against other monsters, and he will even pick them up in his jaws and swing them at you as makeshift living weapons!
Having trouble finding the Deviljho location with this new free DLC update? We've got you covered in this guide with everything you need to know to hunt this king of beasts!
How To Find Deviljho
At high rank, Deviljho can spawn on the world map with a monster icon topped by a series of question marks. Start an expedition and follow the tracks to find this behemoth. While he's shown in all the trailers appearing in the Ancient Forest, he can actually appear in any area of Monster Hunter: World.
Deviljho can also be found by initiating the special assignment quest The Food Chain Dominator, which becomes available after completing the main story quest to find Rathian.
To trigger The Food Chain Dominator assignment quest, talk to the scholar standing by the quest board in Astera's Tradeyard (marked by a blue exclamation point on the map). Afterwards, Deviljho will be available in any biome and will start appearing in high rank investigations as well as 6+ star quests.
Although this version of Deviljho is an easier fight than in previous Monster Hunter entries, this is absolutely one of the most difficult battles in the game so far, and if you've just hit high rank, you are likely to get destroyed on your first few attempts. You want to be prepared and know his weaknesses ahead of time to prep your weapons and armor accordingly.
On the Monster Hunter: World star scale of 0 (immune) and 3 (most susceptible), these are the Deviljho strengths and weaknesses to keep in mind:
- Poison: 2/3
- Blast: 2/3
- Sleep: 2/3
- Paralysis: 2/3
- Stun: 2/3
- Fire: 2/3
- Water: 2/3
- Ice: 1/3
- Thunder: 3/3
- Dragon: 3/3
Monster Hunter: World Deviljho Combat Strategy
Your build should focus on the dragon and thunder elements for maximum damage, but don't forget that Deviljho is susceptible to status effects. Status effect bombs can take him out of commission for a short time, as will tinged meat or drugged meat that he will stop to gobble up.
Deviljho's head is his weak point, but attacking from the front is a dicey strategy as he can quickly chain together multiple bite attacks. It's often better to try to come from the side so you can dodge out of the way of a head attack. The tail swipe attack from the back has an obvious wind up motion, and the tail can be severed to disable this attack.
Be on the lookout for Deviljho to start glowing red, which indicates he will launch a breath attack that removes your weapon's elemental abilities (keep some Nulberry to counteract this effect).
Since Deviljho likes to pick fights with absolutely any monster of any size, you can take advantage of his aggressiveness to get an edge in the fight. Deviljho will take massive damage when biting Baelzeguese -- which causes the scales to explode -- so leading him into a battle against that monster can be a smart way to soften him up first.
Now that you know where to find Deviljho in Monster Hunter World, be sure to let us know when you beat him and if you have any other strategies we should try out!
Still need help with the rest of this addictive monster-hunting grind fest? Be sure to check out our Monster Hunter: World guides below: