3 Types of One Piece Haki And Its Subtypes

Rayleigh Silvers described Haki in One Piece as a mysterious, innate ability that combines the qualities of presence, fighting spirit, and intimidation. 

This One Piece Haki guide will help you learn more about this unique power.

Rayleigh “Dark King”, Silvers was the first to explain One Piece Haki. 

Rayleigh “Dark King” Silvers was the first to explain the One Piece Haki.

However, other people were able to demonstrate the power of Haki before Rayleigh. 

Rayleigh said that Haki is a natural power that all living creatures possess, but many don’t realize it or are unaware of it. 

Rayleigh also stated that Haki is “an act of not doubting,” which is true strength. 

This One Piece Haki guide will detail the three Haki powers.

1. Observation Haki (Kenbunshoku Haki)

Observation Haki (Kenbunshoku Haki)

Kenbunshoku Haki lets you see invisible enemies. 

Rayleigh used Kenbunshoku Haki, for example, to estimate the number and danger of wild animals on an unknown island. 

This type of One Piece Haki, also known as Mantra on Skypiea, is Hancock Boa’s sister. 

You can also use Kenbunshoku Haiki to see all the attacks at once. 

Luffy was able, for example, to avoid Hody’s water bullets while fighting Hody Jones. 

However, if the user does not focus on Kenbunshoku Haki, they will lose the ability to see blindsided enemies and other unexpected enemies.

Observation Haki Subtype 1: Future Sight

Observation Haki Subtype 1: Future Sight

When Observation Haki is trained hard, it gives the user the ability to look into the future. 

This ability has been demonstrated by only a few characters, including Monkey D. Luffy and Charlotte Katakuri. 

Rayleigh states that this Haki type is only available to the top-tiers of the One Piece World.

Observation Haki Subtype 2: The Voice of All Things

Observation Haki Subtype 2: The Voice of All Things

One Piece’s rarest form of Haki is The Voice of All Things. 

It is possible that although this is not specifically mentioned as a Haki type, it is a branch of Observation Haki that very few people have the ability to awaken.

It allows you to hear the voices of animals and objects. 

Momonosuke and Luffy were able to hear Zunesha’s voice using this ability.

Gol D. Roger was unable to hear the Poneglyphs.

2. Armament Haki (Busoshoku Haki)

Armament Haki (Busoshoku Haki)

Busoshoku Haki refers to the ability to create an invisible or darkened, hardened, armour around one’s body. 

Logia-type Devil Fruit-users are vulnerable to Busoshoku Haki, as it is one of the abilities that allow one to hit a Logia with a fluid-like or transparent body. 

Rayleigh used Busoshoku Haki against Borsalino, a Marine Admiral. 

Luffy learned Busoshoku Haki after the 2-year timeskip of One Piece.

He uses it against many post-timeskip enemies, like Hody Jones. 

This One Piece Haki is a versatile weapon that can be used against all enemies.

It also gives you an increase in strength and power. 

Vergo is the Busoshoku Haki master and can protect his entire body with armour.

Training can help both Kenbunshoku Haki (Busoshoku Haki) and Kenshoku Haki (Kenbunshoku Haki) increase their power.

Armament Haki Subtype 1: Invisible Armor

Armament Haki Subtype 1: Invisible Armor

The Armament aura surrounds the user and creates an invisible armour called Haki. 

You can use it to defend yourself or attack your opponents. 

Monkey D. Luffy used it to defeat a Pacifista in the Sabaody Archipelago.

Charlotte Cracker uses the technique to make his biscuit soldiers. 

Because the concept of Haki didn’t exist back then, Invisible Armament Haki was widely used. 

Hardening is now more popular.

Armament Haki Subtype 2: Hardening

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Possibly the most popular Haki type is hardening. It is a layer of Haki black that is built on top of the area being used. 

It is a useful tool for anyone in the New World who has decent strength. 

Like any other Haki, the level of proficiency that a person can use it will vary, as does its strength. 

People can increase their armament strength with enough training.

Luffy, who has been working hard to raise his Haki level over a long period of time, is an example of hardening.

Armament Haki Subtype 3: Byogou

Armament Haki Subtype 2: Hardening

This type of Armament Haki was used by Charlotte Katakuri.

It seems to be the next degree after hardening. 

The Sweet Commander used Busoshoku (Armament: Defense) extensively against Luffy.

Every clash was superior to Luffy’s Haki.

Katakuri says there are different levels of the colour of arms.

This one comes only after hardening. It can be awakened with extensive training.

Armament Haki Subtype 4: Ryuuou

Armament Haki Subtype 4: Ryuuou

Ryuou, which is similar to regular Haki but different from the latter, has been called this spiritual ability by Wano. 

Ryuuou is, in essence, very similar to regular Haki. 

There is one major difference between them: Hardening is a skin coating.

Ryuuou is more fluid and Haki blasts from a distance. Rayleigh first used it at Ruskaina.

Later, Luffy was able to improve his use of this type of Haki. 

Every strong Samurai in Wano seems to be an adept user of this ability.

Armament Haki Subtype 5: Advanced Ryuuou

Armament Haki Subtype 5: Advanced Ryuuou

The ability of Ryuou to flow as a Haki shockwave from a distance can be developed and upgraded. 

Advanced Ryuou, a refined form of Armament Haki that damages from the outside but penetrates the target’s body and destroys it from within, is a more advanced type of Armament Haki. 

Only Rayleigh and Monkey D. Luffy have so far shown an ability to use it. 

Rayleigh appeared to be an expert at using it, but Luffy only had the ability to use it subconsciously.

Armament Haki Subtype 6: Tribes Haki

Armament Haki Subtype 6: Tribes Haki

Sometimes, Armament Haki can also create tribal flame patterns, as Luffy sees when he goes into Gear 4

It is believed that this Haki type can be combined with their Devil Fruit powers.

This could allow Luffy to retain his elasticity and Charlotte Katakuri to show his Mochi stickiness despite being covered by Haki. 

Only Luffy, Katakuri, and Big Mom have demonstrated the ability to use this Haki Type.

3. Conqueror’s Haki (Haoshoku Haki)

Conqueror’s Haki (Haoshoku Haki)

Haoshoku Haki, a rare form of the Haki ability, is said to be available only to a few. 

This One Piece Haki skill can only be improved if one strives to improve one’s spirit. 

Haoshoku Haki can be used to overcome multiple enemies with one ability. 

Luffy was able, with just his Haoshoku Haki, to eliminate 50,000 fishmen during the battle against the New Fishman Pirates. 

Shanks introduced this Haki to Luffy, but he didn’t name it at the time.

Shanks used the power to drive away a sea monster that almost ate Luffy.

Shanks was able to save Luffy, though he lost his arm to that monster. 

Haoshoku Haki is effective for people with weaker willpower. 

This means that Haki might not work on stronger people. 

Luffy subconsciously used Haoshoku Haki to save Ace from being executed. 

Some people were conscious even though they were not within reach of Luffy’s Haki, such as the Admirals and Fleet Admirals.

The Conqueror’s Haki Advanced Conqueror’s Haki

The Conqueror's Haki Advanced Conqueror’s Haki

While few people have demonstrated an exceptional level of Conqueror’s Haki skills, those who do can potentially affect the atmosphere around them. 

Shanks, Captain of the Red-Hair Pirates, was seen causing damage to Whitebeard’s vessel while suppressing his Conqueror’s Haki. 

Brook also destroyed the Whole Cake Chateau when Big Mom’s Conqueror’s Haki was suppressed.

Mother Carmel’s portrait was also smashed to pieces by Brook. 

This ability is quite powerful but has not been fully explained.

The One Piece Haki powers are mysterious and each person’s limits will determine its effectiveness. 

Haki can grow and strengthen depending on how one trains and what their inner strength and spirit are. 

What is your favorite One Piece Haki skill?

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