This is a hunting guide for Apex Diablos, a Large Monster in Monster Hunter Rise (MH Rise). Read on to learn Apex Diablos's weaknesses, forgeable weapons, forgeable armor, drops, and more!
|Apex Diablos Guide||Diablos Guide|
List of Contents
|Threat Level||10/10||Rampage Type||Major Threat|
|Major Weakness||Other Weakness|
|Blight / Elemental Damage||ー||Abnormal Status||ー|
|A Diablos so mighty, it was crowned an Apex. It is eternally possessed by wrath and terror, possibly due to the myriad wounds that cover its body. Its supremely developed horns add to the lethality of its charge. The call of an Apex unleashes its tortured anger on nearby beasts, driving them into a frenzy.|
Bold are the recommended Weapon Type and Elemental Damage.
Higher numbers indicate higher potential damage to the monster.
An angry Apex Diablos will trigger a devastating move, launching into an unstoppable charge, bringing down everything that stands in its pat. Push on against an enraged Apex to quickly rid it of its rage and steady its temper.
Status Effect Vulnerabilities
If an ailment has more stars it means that it has better effectiveness.
|Pitfall Trap||Shock Trap||Flash Bomb|
|Sonic Bomb||Meat Effects||Dung Bomb|
◯ = Vulnerable; ✕ = Fully Resistant; ▲ = Situational
Update 2.0 sees the arrival of new monsters and Apex Monsters - and that includes Apex Diablos. Make sure you update your copy of the game to take on this monster!
|The Devastating Apex Diablos||
Complete an Apex Diablos Rampage Quest, Reach HR 100 and Finish the Urgent Quest "The Crimson Glow"
Once you update to Version 3.0, reach HR 100, Finished the Urgent Quest
The Crimson Glow, and have fought Apex Diablos in a Rampage at least once, you are now able to take on Apex Diablos in its own slay quest!
Apex Diablos will start to appear in High Rank Rampages when you reach HR8 after the 2.0 Update. Like all Rampage Quests, you can run Apex Diablos rampage quests an unlimited number of times. Do note, however, that monsters appearing in Rampages are completely random so check the Quest Counter regularly!
Defender Ticket 8's are useful as Talisman Melding materials and an Apex Diablos Rampage Quest is a great way to farm for them!
Defender Ticket 8 is also needed for late-game weapon Ramp-Up for normal and Rampage weapons so take time to acquire these!
|Map||Starting Area||Visited Areas||Rest Area|
|Sandy Plains||9 / 10 / 11||5 / 6 / 8 / 9 / 10 / 11 / 12||2 / 12|
Increase your hunter's defenses
Aim for the head!
Use Ice weapons!
Use Sonic Bombs while it is underground.
Watch out for Black Smoke on its mouth.
Use the environment against Apex Diablos.
Apex Diablos dishes out pure, raw damage so we suggest increasing your defense stat. Eat Dangos with Defender (Hi) effects, upgrade your armor in the Smithy, or invest in armors with the Defense Boost skill if Apex Diablos is giving you a hard time.
Apex Diablos has a major weakness on the head. We suggest focusing all your damage on this part not only to deal huge damage but also to break the horns, which could increase the likelihood of Apex Curlhorns dropping.
Apex Diablos is extremely weak against the Ice Element. We bringing a good Ice Element weapon whenever you fight Apex Diablos!
You can also increase the Ice Element of your weapon even further by investing on the Ice Attack Armor skill!
Using Sonic Bombs while Apex Diablos is underground will confuse him, making it unborrow itself halfway! This is a very long opening that you can use to deal massive damage!
When Apex Diablos has black smoke around its mouth, it is more aggressive and more likely to execute its Bloodbath Charge Ultimate Move. Stay on the defensive when Apex Diablos enters this mode and be mindful with your positioning!
Apex Diablos will carelessly charge towards hunters because of its blinding rage. Whenever you see it charging, go behind any environmental obstacles to catch Apex Diablos off guard!
Apex Diablos has the all the moves of a regular Diablos with added moves that are harder to telegraph and destroys Rampage gates. Here are some of the notable ones you have to watch out for:
|Battle Cry Charge||A scream plus charge combo that can catch hunters without Earplugs near Apex Diablos.|
|Burrowing Corkscrew Attack||Apex Diablos will burrow itself underground then unborrows while spinning. This move targets hunters so keep an eye out!|
|Ground Horn Impalement||Apex Diablos stabs its horns on the ground with extreme force. Hunters caught at the epicenter will receive significant damage.|
|Charging Horn Impalement||Apex Diablos charges towards a hunter then immediately follows it up with a double Ground Horn Impalement.|
|Horn Charge Combo||Apex Diablos will charge towards a hunter then immediately turns around for a horn attack!|
|Apex Diablos' ultimate move where it zips around the area three (3) times then finishing the move with a spinning attack. This can one-shot any hunter caught along Apex Diablos' path!|
Apex Arena Rush
|Rampage-only variation to Bloodbath Charge, this is Apex Diablos' multi-stage charge to the gate. Apex Diablos will zigzag through the battlefield first then finally target the gate!|
|Battle Cry Charge Attack Information|
Battle Cry Charge: Apex Diablos will shout at the top of its lungs which immobilizes hunters without Earplugs. It will then follow the cry up with a charge attack that can damage any hunter near it!
|Burrowing Corkscrew Attack Information|
Burrowing Corkscrew Attack: Apex Diablos will jump up and burrow itself on the ground. After some time, it will dig itself up while propelling itself in the air! The attack will target nearby hunters so be careful!
You can avoid this move by using Sonic Bombs as it burrows underground to stun Diablos back aboveground!
|Ground Horn Impalement Attack Information|
Ground Horn Impalement: A very quick impalement attack that can catch an unaware hunter. Apex Diablos will usually raise its horns before it smashes them to the ground. This has a fairly big hitbox so try using Emergency Evade when you see the attack coming!
|Charging Horn Impalement Attack Information|
Charging Horn Impalement: A variation to the Ground Horn Impalement where Apex Diablos will first charge towards a hunter then slam its sharp horns towards the ground twice! Keep your distance or use Emergency Evade to save yourself.
|Horn Charge Combo Attack Information|
Horn Charge Combo: Apex Diablos will charge towards a hunter then immediately turns around for a follow-up horn attack. This can easily catch hunters who have evaded the first horn charge. Be aware of this combo to save your life!
|Bloodbath Charge Attack Information|
Bloodbath Charge: Considered as Apex Diablos ultimate move, Apex Diablos will quickly charge three (3) times then finish the move off with a spinning attack. This can one-shot any hunter caught along its path so Emergency Evade when you can!
|Apex Arena Rush Attack Information|
Apex Arena Rush: A rampage-only variation of Bloodbath Charge, Apex Arena Rush is a four-step attack that sees Apex Diablos deal damage to the gate and installations all over the battlefield! This can be countered by interrupting it by dealing huge damage via deploying the Splitting Wyvernshot or Elder Fugen.
Here are steps to Apex Diablos' Apex Arena Rush:
Apex Diablos Charges Far Away from the Gate
Apex Diablos will charge far away from the gate. You can either attack it directly using weapons, use Splitting Wyvernshot, or deploy Elder Fugen to try and cancel the Rush.
It Charges Towards Nearby Installations
When the charge pushes through, Apex Diablos will charge towards nearby installations - damaging them.
Charges Towards Another Installation Then Burrows Underground
It then turns back and attacks another installation. Afterward, it burrows underground to prepare for the gate charge.
Moves Near the Center, Unburrows, then Charges to the Gate!
While burrowed, Apex Diablos will move near the center of the arena and unburrows to charge the gate! This deals significant damage to the gate which can result in a quest failure!
Interrupt Apex Arena Rush with the Splitting Wyvernshot
Lure Apex Diablos towards Wyvernfire Artilleries
Increase your Hunter's defenses
Aim for the head!
Use the Warriors of Kamura efficiently and effectively!
Apex Diablos' Apex Arena Rush can be interrupted using the Splitting Wyvernshot. You can do this while it is charging or after!
Apex Diablos will always go for you, the Hunter, in a straight line. Whenever you get its aggro, we suggest luring it to a nearby Wyvernfire Artillery just so you can give it Fireblight and deal consistent damage!
The actual fight against Apex Diablos is the perfect time to use specific Warriors of Kamura in your arsenal. It is important to note that this does not mean that you should use all of them at once though!
Each of these special installations have their own benefits and mechanics when activated. Refer to the list below to determine when is the best time to use each one:
|When to Deploy the Warriors of Kamura|
|Elder Fugen||Elder Fugen unleashes a very strong AoE attack in its deployed area. Use this to deal massive damage against Apex Diablos whenever it charges up for a big attack or while bashing on the gate.|
|Master Utsushi||Master Utsushi performs a large AoE attack in its deployed area that makes regular monster caught in the attack rideable. Remember, Apex Monsters are not mountable so he is best deployed whenever Apex Diablos summons a horde of monsters!|
|Yomogi the Chef||Yomogi bombards monsters with her Machine Cannon and increases the damage of all hunters in the area, similar to the Counter Signal. It is recommended that you deploy her whenever Apex Diablos charges up for a big attack on the gate as well.|
There are also general guidelines applicable to every Rampage quest. Check out our Rampage Guide for the best way to get S-Rank in every Rampage!
|Diablos Tailcase||70% (Tail)|
|Diablos Carapace||39% (Body), 12% (Tail)|
|Diablos Ridge+||32% (Body)|
|Diablos Fang||14% (Body x2)|
|Diablos Medulla||12% (Tail), 5% (Body)|
|Apex Curlhorn||7% (Body)|
|Wyvern Gem||6% (Tail), 3% (Body)|
|Apex Curlhorn||100% (Both Horns)|
|Diablos Ridge+||50% (Back)|
|Diablos Marrow||30% (Back)|
|Diablos Medulla||20% (Back)|
|Large Wyvern Tear||40%|
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|3-Star Large Monsters|
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|4-Star Large Monsters|
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|6-Star Large Monsters|
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|Wind Serpent Ibushi||Thunder Serpent Narwa||Crimson Glow Valstrax|
|Apex Arzuros||Apex Rathian||Apex Mizutsune|
|Apex Rathalos||Apex Diablos||Apex Zinogre|
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