Thought Deviljho was tough? Savage Devilhjo, encountered during G-Rank quests, is a normal Deviljho, but always “enraged”; so expect the Dragon Breath right off the bat. Savage Deviljho can be enraged too, as indicated by an ominous black and red mist around its head.
- Deserted Island: 2, 3, 5 (Spawn), 6 (Rest),7
- Sandy Plains: 3, 4, 7 (Rest), 8 (Spawn), 9, 10
- Flooded Forest: 1, 2, 4 (Spawn), 7, 9, 10 (Rest)
- Tundra: 1, 2 (Spawn), 3, 4, 7, 8, 9 (Rest)
- Volcano: 1, 2, 3, 4 (Spawn), 5 (Rest), 7
- Misty Peaks: 2, 6, 7, 8 (Spawn and Rest), 9
|Breast, Head (Rage)||Sleep, Fatigue, Explosives|
|**Strong Against**||**Weak Against**|
|All Elements (Head)||Thunder, Everything Else|
|**Body Part**||**Durability**||**Effect on Decrease**|
|Head, Breast||Very High||Large Lurch|
|Legs (x2)||High||Large Lurch/Knockdown|
|**Body Part**||**How to Break**||**Effect of Break**|
|Head (Horns)||Decrease Durability||-|
|Head||Reduce Head Durability Again||Extra Rewards|
|Tail||Damage with Cut Weapons||Extra Carve|
Leaping Bite : If a hunter is some distance away from the Savage Deviljho then it may leap towards them, mouth scouring the ground aiming for a bite. Always be ready to run to the side if a Savage Deviljho is at arms reach.
Stomp : If you’re standing under Savage Deviljho then it may lift its foot up high, bringing it forcefully back down to earth.
Rock Throw : Another attack for far away hunters. Much like other Brute Wyverns, the Savage Deviljho digs its head into the ground and uses it like a shovel to launch a rock towards the hunter.
Dragon Breath : This attack is indicated by a gathering of red in the monster’s mouth and is unleashed in a sweeping arc in front of it. It’s best to identify this attack and try to run ‘past’ or under the monster.
There’s no simple way of putting it, Savage Deviljho is hard. Traps, Flash Bombs, Bomb Barrels, an ally with Sleep Shots. Have a good meal and bring plenty of buff drugs too. You can’t prepare too much before fighting a Jho, and neglecting to bring some toys will only make the fight that follows harder for you.
A great way to deal damage to any Deviljho is through the Barrel Alarm Clock technique. Bring a weapon or item that you can use to put jho into a slumber and then proceed to pile large bomb barrels around his face - he stays asleep for a long time making this easy to pull off - followed by a small barrel.
The small barrel will detonate the larger ones, dealing a massive amount of damage to Savage Devilhho. This is a strong tactic against many monsters, but particularly a Deviljho.
In truth, Savage Deviljho requires some smart hit and run tactics (unless you have a very strong Lance). His stomp ensures you can’t stay around his feet for too long while his bites make his face a particular danger spot.
Added to that, he’s just blummin’ massive! Try staying near him, so you can react to a Dragon Breath, and focus on constantly moving around him.
The key difference with a Savage Deviljho is that Dragon Breath can come more often, and his attacks can flow into one another (such as a bite into a Dragon Breath). What does this mean for your strategy? Only that you need to be extremely careful. Good luck.