Killing Howl

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WSS.png [Special Active: Strength]
[Secret Art] Activated when you activate 'Wolf Stance 1, 2, 3, 4' one after the other. Materializes several wolf spirits that will rush forward.


Requirements

Class Skills Requirement
Little Devil Wolf Stance 1 (ZZZ or >>Z)
Wolf Stance 2: Wind Wedge
Wolf Stance 3: Wolf Claw
Wolf Stance 4: Wolf Fang


Art Information

Mode Killing Howl (Magical) Wolf Count Total MP Usage Spirit Energy
Required Used Gained
Normal
PvE 2471% 4 200 MP 2 -4 +3
PvP 709%
Yama Raja
PvE 2471% 4 192 MP 2 -4 +3
PvP 709%


Extra Information

Total Damage

Mode Regular Howling Wolf
PvE 9,884% 13,837.6%
PvP 2,836% 3,970.4%

Miscellaneous

Affected By Action Speed
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Related Skills

WindWedge.png Wolf Stance 2:
Wind Wedge
WolfClaw.png Wolf Stance 3:
Wolf Claw
WolfSpear2.png Wolf Stance 4:
Wolf Fang
YRPassive4.png Howling Wolf
YRTrans5.png Sage Spirit
Lock.gifForbidden Tome of Secrets II.png Forbidden Secret Manual (II) is needed to unlock this skill, available through the Power of Transcendence Skill Quest or Item Mall.
BSPasssive1.png Chi Release BSPasssive2.png Unleashed Chi


Tips and Details

  • Killing Howl cannot be manabroken.
  • While Wolf Stance 4: Wolf Fang's tooltip claims Killing Howl ignores defense, this is entirely false. Only strong wolves (from that skill's own [Enhanced] effect or from Howling Wolf) will ignore defense and guard. Normal wolves will not.
  • Initial requirement of Spirit Energy is 2. After Wind Wedge, 2 orbs will be consumed and 2 orbs will be returned. After Wolf Claw, 1 orb will be gained. After Wolf Fang, 2 orbs will be consumed.
  • This Secret Art can hit mobs behind Ara and if used at point-blank range, it will hit mobs from behind, which is useful against mobs with shields like Glitter Defender but not recommended against Edan.
  • The total MP usage can vary depending on the traits selected for Wolf Stance 2: Wind Wedge and Wolf Stance 4: Wolf Fang, as they can be Critical or Light respectively. At most, it will cost 212 MP, while at least, it will cost 168 MP.
  • Compared to other command opening stances for the other Ara classes, Wolf Stance 1 can be instantly canceled by Wolf Stance 2: Wind Wedge, even before it lands a hit at all, making it relatively safe to start on most bosses. However, as Wind Wedge's invincibility frames do not extend properly into any chained skill, caution should still be used.


Trivia

Spirit Energy orb after unleashing Killing Howl
  • In the original design, the Secret Wolf Art was another skill called 혈호접 (血蝴蝶), which means Bloody Butterfly.
  • For a short while after successfully chaining to the final part of the Secret Art, a Spirit Energy orb will appear on the tip of Ara's spear. This serves no practical purpose and is just a visual effect, likely being a leftover from back when Killing Howl used to cast longer.


Updates

Date Changes
KR NA PvE PvP
08/13/2013 01/28/2014
  • Killing Howl added.
08/22/2013
  • Range decreased.
07/10/2014 -
  • None
  • Damage modifier adjusted.
01/12/2017 01/24/2017
  • Damage decreased.
04/27/2017 05/10/2017
  • Damage increased.
  • None
07/27/2017 08/09/2017
  • Fixed issue where affected by Stance 4's Skill Damage Increase effect.
09/14/2017 -
  • Fixed issue where not affected by Skill Ring.
04/05/2018 04/18/2018
  • Damage decreased.
07/26/2018 08/08/2018
  • Damage increased.
  • None
07/04/2019 07/31/2019
  • Damage and range increased.
09/11/2019 09/25/2019
  • Casting speed increased.


Alternative Names

Server Name Translation
Korean Flag.png South Korea 낭아 오의 : 극쇄 Wolf Tooth Secret Technique: Killing Spears
Chinese Flag.png China (Simplified Chinese) 狼牙奥义:戟杀 Wolf Tooth Secret Technique: Wolf Soul Strike
German Flag.png Germany Wolfszahn-Geheimtechnik: Wolfsgeist Wolf Tooth Secret Technique: Wolf Spirit
Spanish Flag.png Spain Artes secretas del lobo: Espíritu de lobo Wolf Secret Arts: Wolf Spirit
French Flag.png France Technique secrète dent de loup : Esprit du loup Wolf Tooth Secret Technique: Wolf Spirit
Italian Flag.png Italy Tecnica Segreta della Zanna di Lupo: Spirito del Lupo Wolf Tooth Secret Technique: Wolf Spirit
Polish Flag.png Poland Tajemnicza Technika Wilczego Kła: Wilczy Duch Wolf Fang Secret Technique: Wolf Spirit
Bresil Flag.png Brazil Estilo Presa de Lobo: Ataque dos Espíritos de Lobos Wolf Tooth Style: Wolf Spirit Attack



Little Devil Skills
Secret Art
WSS.png Secret Wolf Arts: Killing Howl
Special Active
HellofTornado.png Infernal Circle       WolfSpear2.png Wolf Stance 4: Wolf Fang       WaveEnergy.png Energy Wave       SpearPrison.png Rakshasa Stance 3: Spear Prison       EnergySuppress.png Suppression: Energy
Active
WolfClaw.png Wolf Stance 3: Wolf Claw       StealSoul.png Rakshasa Stance 1: Soul Reaping       HPSteal.png Life Swap
Passive
YRPassive2.png Spirit Enhancement