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Apex Diablos: How to Beat, Weakness and Drops

Apex Diablos: How to Beat, Weakness and Drops

Apex Diablos

apex diablos icon
Species Flying Wyvern
Elements -
Ailments -
Resistances -
Ailments Weakness -
Element weaknesses -
Parts weakness -
Threat 10⭐
Locations Rampage

Apex Diablos - a Large Monster that you will encounter in Monster Hunter Rise (MHR). These types of monsters are usually the main targets for hunt quests. They reward with crafting materials for armors and weapons.

This page is a detailed guide on Apex Diablos, it covers all the needed details to be prepared for the fight with it.

This monster is coming with the free title update on April 28th

Apex Diablos - Characteristics

Similar to normal Diablos. However, the attacks are multiple times stronger and aggresive.

  • HP Base: -
  • HP Solo High Rank: -
  • Quests: Apex Diablos
  • Longest/Largest: -
  • Shortest/Smallest: -

Apex Diablos - Combat Guide

Rampage Strategy

If you are fairly new to Rampages I recommend reading this guide on Rampage basics

As with most Apex monsters, it all comes down to how many resources you and your hunter group can save before the last gate.

However, if you are well versed with your weapon, just using concentrated attacks during Counter Signal should be enough

Here are a few recommendations on how to deal with Apex Diablos:

Use limited installations

I recommend saving up limited installations for the last gate when Apex Diablos appears.

apex diablos installations

In the image above I save Yomogi for the encounter with the Apex monster. She boosts other installation's damage. I also recommend saving up Elder Fugen as he can single-handedly destroy any Apex monster minions

Utilize Wyvern Riding

Wyvern Riding is a great way to stunlock the Apex Diablos. This way it will not attack the gate:

Wyvern Riding apex Diablos

Moreover, if the monster you are riding can apply blights use that to your advantage. Every elemental blight helps here

During Counter Signal use your weapon attacks

When Counter Singal activates, it is better to use your own weapon.

counter signal apex Diablos

Your weapon damage multiplies. However, installations like machine cannon still deal the same damage.

Splitting Wyvernshot during charging attack

When Diablos will run away from the gate to charge its main attack this will be your chance. Run to Wyvernshot installation and target Diablos with it. This is the best chance to use it as the monster will be stationary at that time

Moreover, if enough damage is health it may cancel the charge attack and create an opening for players to attack.

Apex Diablos - Weaknesses

This section covers the monster's weaknesses. To better understand the details about weaknesses, hitzones, broken parts, and ailments check out this guide.

Ailments vulnerabilities

This table explains what status effects the monster is weak to. Zero stars - monster is immune, three stars - monster is very weak to it.

Poison Sleep Paralysis Blast Stun
Exhaust Fireblight Waterblight Thunderblight Iceblight

Breakable parts

These are the parts that you can break from the monster resulting in weakening his attacks and dropping additional materials

  • Head/horns

Physical hitzone values

This section explains what type of weapon you should use and what monster parts to attack to deal the most damage. The higher the value the weaker the part is to the respective weapon.

Monster Part Cut damage type icon mosnter hunter blunt icon Monster hunter ammo icon

Elemental hitzone values

These are elemental hitzone values for different monster parts. The higher the value the weaker it is to the said element

Monster Part Fire icon water icon thunder icon Ice icon dragon icon

Apex Diablos - Carves and Rewards

To better understand how rewards for hunts, quests, and carves work in Monster Hunter Rise check this guide. It will explain in detail what each number and column says in the tables below

High Rank

Check the table below for the percentage chance of rewards and items that can be obtained from the Apex Diablos High Rank variation. 

Material Target Rewards Capture Rewards Broken Part Rewards Carves Dropped Materials

Apex Diablos - Craftable Gear

A list of weapons and armor that are related to Large Monster Apex Diablos


  • Rampage Gunlance V
  • Rampage Agitato V
  • Rampage C. Blade V
  • Rampage L. Bowgun V
  • Rampage Bow V
  • Rampage Twinblades V
  • Rampage Blade V
  • Rampage Cleaver V
  • Rampage Sword V
  • Rampage Spear V
  • Rampage Hammer V
  • Rampage Slicer V
  • Rampage Glaive V
  • Rampage H. Bowgun V




Will be interesting to see how his mechanics are different from normal Diablos