The Monster Hunter World Deviljho was originally added into the base game well after launch, and marked the first time that Capcom had added brand new content to their huge game. In this Monster Hunter World Deviljho guide, we'll be detailing how to kill the MHW Deviljho, which in itself is probably one of the toughest fights you'll have in the entire game, as well as listing the various MHW Deviljho armor pieces that you can put together.
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Monster Hunter World Deviljho Guide
The Deviljho might have been the first creature to be added to Monster Hunter World after it launched near the beginning of this year, but it's definitely not the last. If you want a complete walkthrough of how to take down other creatures that have recently been added the game, including the Kulve Taroth and more, head over to our Monster Hunter World events schedule guide.
How to Find the Deviljho in Monster Hunter World
To find the Deviljho, you're going to want to have completed the Pink Rathian quest, that sees you tracking the '???' monster. Your ability to find the Deviljho is actually down to chance. If you load into a high rank quest of expedition and find '???' marks while exploring the map, you'll know that the Deviljho is in your current region. If you don't come across any of these unique markings, you'll know that the Deviljho is not currently in the same map area as you.
First of all, you’re going to want to take some armor with you that’s not only got an incredibly high defence rating for fighting the Deviljho, but also one that protects against the Dragon element. The Deviljho has an attack that sprays a Dragon element vapour from its mouth, so you’ll want to be full protected against this devastating barrage.
We’d also recommend taking a fairly quick weapon with you for taking down the Deviljho. The monster is deceptively quick, as although it’s roughly the size of an Anjanath, is has the movement speed of a Tobi-Kadachi. Speaking of the Tobi Kadachi, the Deviljho can scoop up both it and the Great Jagras in its wide mouth, whenever it encounters either of these lesser monster in the Ancient Forest region.
The Deviljho acts as a lot like the Bazelgeuse, and you’re going to find it in the Ancient Forest, Wildspire Waste, and Elder’s Recess areas of Monster Hunter World. If it and the Bazelgeuse encounter one another out in the wilds, and turf war will immediately begin between the pair of monsters, so you can use this to your advantage if you want to pit the powerful monsters against one another.
If you do manage to trap the Deviljho in either a vine or pitfall trap, it’s actually going to fight back while ensnared, unlike other creatures in Monster Hunter World that’ll just stay relatively still while trapped. Although you can still lay into the Deviljho while it’s trapped for maximum damage, you’re going to want to try and get behind the monster so as not to get hit by an attack from its head.
The Deviljho is weak to thunder, so make sure to take a weapon with you that, when charged, deals out thunder damage to temporarily stun the monster. Once the Deviljho is eventually downed, you'll be rewarded with the Dragonproof Mantle for your efforts, which works perfectly if you're using any of the brand new Deviljho-based weapons.
We might have gone over the upcoming Deviljho in great detail, but we have a wealth of additional Monster Hunter World guides here at USgamer, including how to kill Xeno'jiiva, as well as our guide on the best Monster Hunter World armor.
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