Howlex feat.png

Unlocked after completing Chapter 7 of the main story, Howlex is a Demonic Beast with a violent nature. It can be summoned by filling up the Death Match meter in Boss Battles. It is the main source of Howlex’s Ear, a material used to Limit Break heroes to Level 75 and above.

To beat this demon, it is strongly advised to bring one strong attacker and two supports that can help sustain and boost your attacks. Like the Gray Demon, Howlex is also immune to CC, which makes freeze/petrify/stun moves useless.

Notable damage dealers are Red Demon Meliodas, Red Escanor, and Red Nunchuck Ban, while viable alternatives are Green Escanor, Green Jericho, Red Vivian, and Red Hawk & Elizabeth. Red Gowther is always the primary choice to fill up your first support slot since his Invasion Arrow skill provides so much offensive and defensive utility.  Lastly, utilizing Red Arthur, Green Gilthunder, or Green Helbram is the standard choice to complete your Howlex team. If surviving the attacks is a huge concern which is a common issue for beginners, you can use Green Merlin or Green Princess Elizabeth instead.

Howlex: Basic Info

  • Attribute: Attribute hp.png HP
    • Weak to Attribute strength.png Strength-type and strong against Attribute speed.png Speed-type heroes
  • Weak to Race demon.png Demons and strong against Race goddess.png Goddesses
  • Meliodas’s “Bad Blood” with the Demonic Beast Howlex decreases the boss’ damage by 30%.
  • Immune to Incapacitation, Disable, and Stat Decrease.
  • Decreases damage taken from counters by 30%.
  • Recommended skill effects: Ignite, Weak Point, and Infect. Howlex receives an additional 50% damage from Weak Point attacks.
  • Notable debuffs from Howlex are:
    • Spike - 2x Crit Damage Increase
    • Ignite - Damage taken by targets +10% (can be stacked)
    • Disable Recovery Skills (has it in all 3 phases)
    • Lifesteal - Heals a portion of the damage dealt
    • Weak Point - 3x damage against debuffed enemies
  • Howlex gradually increases its stats when attacked by heroes
    • Normal
      • Phase 1: Increases Attack-related stats
      • Phase 2: Increases both Attack and Defense-related stats
    • Hard
      • Phase 1: Increases Defense-related stats
      • Phase 2: Increases both Attack and Defense-related stats
    • Extreme
      • Phase 1: Increases Attack-related stats
      • Phase 2: Increases Defense-related stats
      • Phase 3: Increases both Attack and Defense-related stats
  • For all phase 1 including phase 2 of the Extreme difficulty, Howlex casts a self-buff every 3 turns which decreases the damage taken by 50%.
  • In the final phase of all difficulties, Howlex gains a Brand ability which removes debuffs from self and cancels buffs on one enemy. The demon prioritizes attacking Branded enemies.


Notable info for each Difficulty and Phase

Normal
  • Phase 1: No Ultimate Move Gauge. Has Spike, Ignite, and Disable Recovery Skill effects.
  • Phase 2: Has Ignite, Weak Point, Disable Recovery Skill, and Brand effects. Ultimate attacks all enemies and depletes 2 Ultimate Move Gauge orbs.
Hard
  • Phase 1: Has Lifesteal, Spike, and Disable Recovery Skill effects. Ultimate attacks one enemy and depletes 2 Ultimate Move Gauge orbs.
  • Phase 2: Has Ignite, Weak Point, Disable Recovery Skill, and Brand effects. Ultimate attacks all enemies and depletes 2 Ultimate Move Gauge orbs.
Extreme
  • Phase 1: No Ultimate Move Gauge. Has Spike, Ignite, and Disable Recovery Skill effects.
  • Phase 2: Has Lifesteal, Spike, and Disable Recovery Skill effects. Ultimate attacks one enemy and depletes 2 Ultimate Move Gauge orbs.
  • Phase 3: Has Ignite, Weak Point, Disable Recovery Skill, and Brand effects. Ultimate attacks all enemies and depletes 2 Ultimate Move Gauge orbs.


Stats

Normal Hard Extreme
Level 120 160 200
Recommended CC 120,000 160,000 200,000
Stamina Required 16 20 24
Attack 9,184

9,933

10,140

14,872

14,904

15,048

19,541

Defense 4,147

6,032

7,006

8,449

9,255

12,315

12,340

HP 131,000

276,760

279,950

400,520

253,200

377,400

621,120


Strategy and Team Composition

There are essentially 2 methods on how to defeat the boss. The first one involves synchronized buffs with your co-op partner to burst the demon with Ignite/Amplified attacks, a similar strategy to that of the Gray Demon guide. But instead of Green King as your damage dealer, you’ll have to use either Red Demon Meliodas, Red Escanor, or Red Nunchuck Ban. Taking the offensive stance is an effective strategy because the demon gets stronger the more turns you take -- Howlex increases its Defense and Attack-related stats when attacked by heroes. For this reason, try to avoid stalling and taking too many turns.

The other method, which is commonly used by starters, is utilizing a defensive support hero instead of buffers. Since running a burst team requires high-level stats, you can instead use an extra layer of protection from your support. Green Merlin and Green Princess Elizabeth are two of the best heroes for this role. Green Merlin does decent damage and provides barrier protection to her allies, while Green Princess Elizabeth provides cleanse, heal, and Ultimate Move Gauge increase. This method still requires your team to burst the boss on the final phase so make sure to have your ultimate attacks ready.

The most effective strategy is to build around Red Demon Meliodas since he is the strongest attacker against the Demonic Beast Howlex. On a side note, it is best to use the Infect skill on phases where Howlex has the Lifesteal ability. The demon regenerates a huge amount of HP from his AoE skill.

  • Normal - No lifesteal
  • Hard - Has lifesteal on Phase 1
  • Extreme - Has lifesteal on Phase 2


Burst Team 1

Rdmeliodas.png Ghelbram.png Rgowther.png Gcain.png
Damage Buff Skill-up Sub (Unique)


Rderieri.png Rcamila.png Rgowther.png Bgolgius.png
Damage Buff Skill-up Sub (Unique)


Burst Team 2

Rescanor.png Rarthur.png Rgowther.png Gcain.png
Damage Damage / Buff Skill-up Sub (Unique)


Rdmeliodas.png Gmerlin.png Rgowther.png Bgolgius.png
Damage Barrier / Ult Charge Skill-up Sub (Unique)


Safe Team / Ult-Rush

*Highly recommended for starters

Rnunchakuban.png Gelizabeth.png Rgowther.png Gmerlin.png
Damage Heal / Ult Charge Skill-up Sub (Unique)


Rdmeliodas.png Gmerlin.png Rgowther.png Gcain.png
Damage Barrier / Ult Charge Skill-up Sub (Unique)


Hero Role Details Get From
Rdmeliodas.png Attack
  • Deals bonus damage with type and race advantage. His Bad Blood with this demon also decreases the damage received by 30%
  • Ignite increases your team’s damage for a potential burst
  • Infect stops the boss from regenerating HP
  • Ultimate inflicts Weak Point damage
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Rescanor.png Attack
  • Deals bonus damage with type advantage
  • A damage dealer with high survivability due to his unique skill
  • Along with Red Arthur’s buff, inflicts heavy burst damage from Amplify
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Rderieri.png Attack
  • Increases basic stats and attack power. Can also evade attacks
  • Has an Amplify damage effect in conjunction with her buffs so she can inflict burst damage
  • Hero Draw
Rnunchakuban.png Attack
  • Deals bonus damage with type advantage
  • Has a Weak Point effect on his skill which results in 3x damage against Debuffed enemies
  • Decreases skill ranks to mitigate damage
  • Hero Draw
Rgowther.png Skill-up
  • Primarily used to skill-up your buffer and attacker’s cards. Red Demon Meliodas can deal a lot of damage with a level 3 attack buff from Green Helbram / Green Gilthunder.
  • His unique ability adds bonus damage if the Hero doesn’t take damage during the boss’ turn, especially when protected by Green Merlin’s barrier.
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Rarthur.png Attack / Buff
  • His buff is used to boost your team’s attack related stats, especially for Red Escanor
  • His ultimate inflicts additional burst damage
  • Increases HP-related stats on Human allies for additional survivability
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Rcamila.png Buff
  • Ideal use for burst teams
  • Increases allies' Attack-related stats by 20% during Post-transformation
  • Hero Draw
Ghelbram.png Buff
  • His buff is used to boost your team’s attack related stats
  • Works hand-in-hand with Red Gowther to easily rank up his buff to level 3
  • Maximize buff effects by using him while the other team uses Green Gilthunder
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Ggil.png Buff
  • His buff is used to boost your team’s attack (Provides the highest attack buff in-game)
  • Works hand-in-hand with Red Gowther to easily rank up his buff to level 3
  • Maximize buff effects by using him while the other team uses Green Helbram
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Gelizabeth.png Heal / Ult Charge
  • Provides healing and Ultimate Move Gauge boost
  • Works hand-in-hand with Green Merlin to rush her Ultimate
  • Starts with 3 Ultimate Move Gauge orbs with Green Merlin on the team
  • Hero Draw
Gmerlin.png Barrier / Ult Charge
  • Provides a barrier to protect the team and mitigate damage from the boss
  • Adds an Ultimate Move Gauge orb for your team to provide a head start
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Gescanor.png Attack / Optional
  • A secondary attacker with a high survivability rate. His Ultimate deals substantial damage.
  • Ignite increases your team’s damage for a potential burst
  • Hero Draw
Relihawk.png Attack / Optional
  • Deals bonus damage with type advantage
  • Has a Charge effect which is strong against enemies with high defense
  • Her ultimate deals substantial damage when timed perfectly
  • Hero Draw
Rvivian.png Attack / Optional
  • Ignite increases your team’s damage for a potential burst
  • Her ultimate deals substantial damage when timed perfectly
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Gjericho.png Attack / Optional
  • The strategy is to stack her unique ability effects as you prepare to burst the boss with your ultimate.
  • Use only if you have no Red Demon Meliodas, Red Escanor, or Red Nunchaku Ban in your Hero Box
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Gcain.png Sub
  • Best hero for the sub-slot, increasing all allies' Attack-related stats by 10% in Death Match
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw
Bgolgius.png Sub
  • Increases all allies' damage dealt by 15% in Death Match
  • Coin Shop
  • Hero Draw


Rewards

Various rewards are given after clearing the Death Match which is necessary for Hero Limit Break, Hero Awakening, and Equipment Awakening.


Reward Rules

  • Increased chance to acquire better rewards for winning while alive.
  • Increases Village Friendship upon clearing a Death Match.
  • Gives buff to apply discounts to all items purchased with gold in the village shop.


Death Match Victory Reward

Normal Hard Extreme
Guaranteed Reward Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x2 Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x2 Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x2
Party Leader Reward 3* Water of Life 3/4* Water of Life 4/5* Water of Life
3* Demon’s Blood 3/4* Demon’s Blood 4/5* Demon’s Blood
Gold Box Chance 20% 12% 8%
Silver Box Chance 30% 28% 22%
Bronze Box Chance 50% 60% 70%
Gold Box 3* Awakening Stone x1 4* Awakening Stone x1 5* Awakening Stone x1
2* Awakening Stone x1/2/3 3* Awakening Stone x1/2/3 4* Awakening Stone x1/2/3
Silver Box R Treasure Chest x1/2 SR Treasure Chest x1/2 SSR Treasure Chest x1/2
Bronze Box Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x1/2 Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x1/2 Demonic Beast Howlex’s Ear x1/2
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