Its standard appearance and abilities are the same as that of a normal Deviljho in rage mode. When enraged, it has a dark red haze surrounding its face, eyes turn into a blood red hue and skin changes to a light brownish color.
This variant is even more ferocious and powerful than the average Deviljho. It has a super-potent breath attack that can extend further and cause more damage than usual. It is faster, stronger, and can withstand more damage than a normal Deviljho.
Like Deviljho, it can be encountered in any environment.
The dreaded, nomadic Deviljho have no specific territory of their own. Their muscles swell if provoked, revealing old wounds. Needing to feed constantly due to high body heat, they can hunt nearby animals to extinction.
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MH3: Deviljho and Savage Deviljho Music Theme
Whilst its attacking patterns and behavior are largely similar to the ordinary Deviljho, Savage Deviljho is also able to connect a lunging bite to a burst of dragon breath.
Its dragon breath also has a longer range than the regular Deviljho's, but only in rage mode.
Savage Deviljho also has an exhausted state like other monsters. In this state Savage Deviljho appears the same as it does out of rage mode, only with acidic saliva leaking out of its mouth, which can cause the Defense Down status.
It is similar to the "Golden" Rajang of MHFU, in the sense that both are variants of their regular species, without being considered Subspecies ingame.
Unlike normal Deviljho, it can use the dragon breath both in and out of rage mode.
Savage Deviljho uses the same icon as the normal Deviljho, but a different icon was shown in a magazine scan that went unused:
This icon was probably the inspiration for MH4's icon for Savage Deviljho: .
It only appears during G-rank quests in Port Tanzia, and the chance of encountering one is very low.
It also has an additional material item, not obtainable from the normal Deviljho, called Black Blood. This item can only be obtained in rewards and cannot be carved. It is required to create the waist of the Vangis X armor set, and upgrade Deviljho-based weapons to their max potential.
Savage Deviljho now has a new pin attack, where it attempts to swallow the hunter after a lunging bite, carrying the hunter in its mouth while attacking other hunters.
Savage Deviljho gets its own armor and weapons.
It gains another material item not obtainable from normal Deviljho called Veteran Ebonskin.
Unlike in MH3U, G-Rank material item Vile Fang can only be obtained from Savage Deviljho, and normal Deviljho provides Hvy Fang instead.