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855 – 945
Req. level
Account Bound on Use
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Howler wielded.jpg


Howler footfalls.jpg

Watery, foggy footprints.

Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png Superior Sigil of Accuracy
Infusion Slot Unused Infusion Slot

— In-game description

Howler is a legendary warhorn crafted in the Mystic Forge.
  • All legendary equipment has the ability to change its stats during non-combat time to current PvE stat combinations.


Mystic Forge
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Contained in[edit]


Howler is a wolf-headed warhorn with a snake coiling around the body of the horn.

  • The user's body is coated in fog.
  • The moon illuminates permanently at night
Draw/Stow effects
  • When drawn, small drops of water burst from the user's body.
  • When drawn, the wolf will raise its head and let out a faint howl. The head raising animation will occasionally happen when the weapon is out, but it will not howl a second time.
  • The user leaves behind watery footprints that quickly evaporate into fog.
Skill effects
  • Upon blowing the horn, the wolf's head howls and makes a faint howling sound a moon illuminates in the crescent of the horn for a brief moment, and sparkles appear around it. A ghostly wolf head appears for a brief moment above the player, and mirrors the smaller wolf in the horn in howling leaving a foggy breath along with rings from the vibration of it's howl.
  • Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer: Life Transfer and Tainted Shackles have the same effects as when using a horn skill if entering death shroud while wielding Howler.
Auras may not show up after leaving a particle-heavy area, e.g. Frostgorge Sound.


Full ingredient list[edit]

Required item Primary ingredients Component materials
Gift of Mastery.png Gift of Mastery Bloodstone Shard.png Bloodstone Shard
200Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shards
Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shard x250 1, 2
525,000 Karma.png or 3,750 Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 250 Laurel.png Laurels or 12,500 Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests
or 6,250 Airship Part.png Airship Parts or 6,250 Lump of Aurillium.png Lumps of Aurillium or 6,250 Ley Line Crystal.png Ley Line Crystals
or 25,000 Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magics
Gift of Exploration.png Gift of Exploration
World Completion
Gift of Battle.png Gift of Battle
Gift of Battle Item Reward Track
Gift of Fortune.png Gift of Fortune Glob of Ectoplasm.png Glob of Ectoplasm x250
Mystic Clover.png Mystic Clover x77
~231 Mystic Coin.png Mystic Coins
~231 Glob of Ectoplasm.png Globs of Ectoplasm
~231 Obsidian Shard.png Obsidian Shards 1, 2
(485,100 Karma.png or 3,465Fractal Relic.png Fractal Relics or 231 Laurel.png Laurels or 11,550 Bandit Crest.png Bandit Crests
or 5,775 Airship Part.png Airship Parts or 5,775 Lump of Aurillium.png Lumps of Aurillium or 5,775 Ley Line Crystal.png Ley Line Crystals
or 23,100 Unbound Magic.png Unbound Magics)
~231 Mystic Crystal.png Crystals or ~1386 Philosopher's Stone.png Philosopher's Stones
    (cost of either: 139Spirit Shard.png Spirit Shard)s
Gift of Magic.png Gift of Magic
250 Vial of Powerful Blood.png Vials of Powerful Blood
250 Powerful Venom Sac.png Powerful Venom Sacs
250 Elaborate Totem.png Elaborate Totems
250 Pile of Crystalline Dust.png Piles of Crystalline Dust
Gift of Might.png Gift of Might
250 Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fangs
250 Armored Scale.png Armored Scales
250 Vicious Claw.png Vicious Claws
250 Ancient Bone.png Ancient Bones
Gift of Howler.png Gift of Howler 3 Icy Runestone.png Icy Runestones x100
100 Gold coin total, bought from Rojan the Penitent
Superior Sigil of Accuracy.png Superior Sigil of Accuracy
Gift of Wood.png Gift of Wood 4
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Huntsman tango icon 20px.pngHuntsman to make.
250 Ancient Wood Plank.png Ancient Wood Planks
250 Elder Wood Plank.png Elder Wood Planks
250 Hard Wood Plank.png Hard Wood Planks
250 Seasoned Wood Plank.png Seasoned Wood Planks
Wolf Statue.png Wolf Statue 4
Recipe cost: 10 Gold coin, bought from Miyani
Requires 400 Leatherworker tango icon 20px.pngLeatherworker to make.
Gift of Thorns.png Gift of Thorns bought from Dungeon Armor and Weapons (500 Deadly Bloom.png Deadly Blooms)
250 Cured Hardened Leather Square.png Cured Hardened Leather Squares
250 Orichalcum Ingot.png Orichalcum Ingots
250 Vicious Fang.png Vicious Fangs
Howl.png Howl 3
  • Can drop from any enemy, chest, or WvW loot bag
  • Combining exotics or rares in the Mystic Forge.5
  • Can be crafted through Legendary Crafting.
1 Obsidian shards usually come with a second currency cost;
2 Obsidian Shards can be bought for cheaper prices, which have no secondary currency cost, from daily random merchant tables from four sources: Ley-Energy Matter Converter (3 different tabs), Karmic Converter, Fractal Reliquary, and Sigurlina Jonsdottir (Guild Commendation.png Guild Commendations Vendor)
3 This item varies with each legendary.
4 These two Gifts change with each Legendary and require you to have characters that have mastered the respective crafting disciplines. The finished Gifts are Account Bound, which allows you to craft them on different characters.
5 Chance to get a precursor varies with rarity and level. [2]


  • Howler originally featured unique day and night appearances, however, a game patch which was intended to remove an aura stacking exploit and some other nighttime bugs took away this effect.
  • The missing nighttime effects were restored with the December 15, 2015 game update.
  • Incidentally, Howler's nighttime effects were the result of a bug.[1]


  1. ^ [1], Reddit post by Matt Pennebaker