Hand-to-Hand weapon skill
Skill Level: 200 (Monks and Puppetmasters only)
Description: Damage varies with TP.
Sneak Attack: Will stack with Sneak Attack.
Equipment: Aligned with light equipment (Light Gorget & Light Belt).
Aligned with thunder equipment (Thunder Gorget & Thunder Belt).
  • Ignores some defense.


Element: None
Modifiers: STR:40% ; VIT:40%
Damage Multipliers by TP:
1000 TP 2000 TP 3000 TP
2.05[1] 3.58 5.7

Skillchain Properties

Transfixion-IconTransfixion (A)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareLight-square Transfixion Invisible-squareEarth-square Scission = Water-squareIce-square Distortion
Level 1 Skillchains
Light-square Transfixion Water-square Reverberation = Water-square Reverberation
Light-square Transfixion Dark-square Compression = Dark-square Compression
Dark-square Compression Light-square Transfixion = Light-square Transfixion
Impaction-IconImpaction (B)
Level 3 Skillchains
Level 2 Skillchains
Invisible-squareFire-square Liquefaction Invisible-squareLightning-square Impaction = Light-squareFire-square Fusion
Level 1 Skillchains
Lightning-square Impaction Fire-square Liquefaction = Fire-square Liquefaction
Water-square Reverberation Lightning-square Impaction = Lightning-square Impaction
Ice-square Induration Lightning-square Impaction = Lightning-square Impaction
Lightning-square Impaction Wind-square Detonation = Wind-square Detonation


  • Howling Fist is only available to Monks and Puppetmasters. While other jobs can attain the required 200 Hand-to-Hand skill, they cannot use Howling Fist.
  • Hand-to-Hand skill level 200 is attainable by the Monks and Puppetmasters at these corresponding levels:
Job Rating Level
Monk A+ 60
Puppetmaster A+ 60


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Howling Fist

Howling Fist

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