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Luffy’s Conqueror Haki Timeline: Key Episodes And Turning Points

Luffy's journey from first unveiling his Conqueror's Haki in Episode 389 to mastering it in the Wano Arc demonstrates his unparalleled growth in the One Piece universe.
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  • Luffy first demonstrated Conqueror’s Haki during his clash with Iron Mask Duval, stopping the raging bull, Motobaro, in Episode 389.
  • His proficiency grew with significant displays, like halting Ace’s execution in Marineford and battling mighty foes like Doflamingo and Kaido.
  • The Wano Arc showcases Luffy’s enhanced mastery, matching blows with Kaido using advanced “Supreme Haki”, highlighting his exponential growth.

The Conqueror’s Haki is one of the most impressive abilities in One Piece universe, and one of Luffy’s main aptitudes. It’s been an integral part of his journey since he attained it during the Summit War arc. As Luffy continues to get stronger, we’ve seen him using this powerful technique more and more often.

In this blog post, we’ll delve into some of the key episode moments where Luffy unleashed Conqueror’s Haki, while also highlighting its significant milestones throughout the show. Look no further if you’re looking for a comprehensive timeline detailing when and how Luffy has used his Conqueror’s Haki!

Let’s dive in and explore all the awe of Luffy’s legendary power!

Does Luffy Have Haoshoku Haki?

Luffy is the main protagonist of the One Piece anime, and without a doubt, Oda granted him some incredible skills. One such skill is Conqueror’s Haki, also called Haoshoku Haki. This type of haki allows Luffy to impose his will on others, making them lose consciousness or become weaker. It’s an incredibly powerful force that can even take on multiple people at once, particularly those with weak willpower.

In the earlier stages of manga, Luffy could only activate this power effectively under certain conditions, such as emotional distress, anger, or a strong impulse of determination. Which is likely to happen to Luffy, given how often his life is in danger. And even Devil Fruit users are vulnerable to this dominating ability.

Vivid in our memories is the unforgettable moment when Shanks unleashed his Conqueror’s Haki on the Moby Dick, stunning the Whitebeard pirates and even causing the sky to rend in two.

It wasn’t until later episodes of the anime that we saw the full extent of Luffy’s strength while using Conqueror’s Haki.

Clearly, Luffy knows how to wield his powers well and efficiently to outpace his enemies whenever necessary!

When Does Luffy Use Conqueror’s Haki for the first time in One Piece World?

Luffy stopping Motobaro with his first use of Haki

The Conqueror’s Haki, particularly Luffy’s, is widely recognized as an awe-inspiring ability among the One Piece community. But when did he first showcase this powerful attack? Any avid fan of the series will confidently answer that it was during his confrontation with Iron Mask Duval.

In the epic Episode 389 of the anime series, Luffy uses his newfound power to stop the fighting bull charge Motobaro, charging towards his crewmates. This pivotal moment not only paved the way for a series of memorable Haki scenes in the manga and entire anime but also marked a major turning point for Luffy’s character development.

However, it’s hard to acknowledge that he used it intentionally.

Luffy using Conqueror's Haki for the second time to save Bon Clay

The second time Monkey D. Luffy used his Conqueror’s Haki was in the 438th episode to save Bon Clay from the swarm of Army Wolves. The scarcity of his Haoshoku Haki testifies to his innate abilities and how far he has come as a character since his initial journey began. Luffy has a strength and resilience lying within him that will be essential throughout his adventures ahead.

By utilizing Conqueror’s Haki, Luffy makes it clear that nothing can prevent him from achieving greatness, no matter what stands in front of him or who tries to stop him on his quest to become the king of the pirates.

Now, let’s take a look at other key episodes involving Luffy using Haoshoku Haki!

Key Episodes: Luffy Using Conqueror’s Haki

Since then, we saw Luffy using Conqueror’s Haki more often in his journey in One Piece.

His most memorable use was during the Summit War at Marineford, when he used it to knock out a crowd of Marines. Occasionally, utilizing that asset leads him to attain the stunning level of the Golden Haki. A unique power wielded by only a handful of Haki users and the most eminent figures: Silvers Rayleigh, Kaido, Gol D. Roger, etc.

Luffy’s Golden Haki is one of the most impressive uses of an advanced form of Conqueror Haki that we’ve seen so far – but why does Luffy employ its basic form more often?

It could be because harnessing Haki is incredibly hard to do, due to its immense power.

Additionally, unlike other forms of the three Haki types – such as Busoshoku or Kenbunshoku – , the Conqueror’s Haki provides fluctuating offensive capabilities against enemies – since its fuel is the determination of the Haki users.

As every advanced skill, the drawbacks are always present to balance the scale. Whenever the Conqueror’s Haki is overused, its user can undergo a severe exhaustion state which renders him unable to fight effectively.

Despite these drawbacks though, there are plenty of examples where Monkey D. Luffy activated conqueror’s haki to achieve stunning milestones!

  • He froze the Boa Sisters, and knocked out some of Hancock’s Sisters to protect Marguerite and her hardened nakama at Amazon Lily in Episode 413;

  • He tamed the beasts of Rusukaina Island;

  • He successfully got the upper hand on Charlotte Cracker with a blow after activating it during their battle on Whole Cake Island in Episode 807 ;
  • He matched Big Mom’s and Kaido’s attacks during the clash between the two Emperors and the Supernovas at Wano Country;

  • He even wounded Kaido himself, despite being heavily outpaced during the Wano Country arc 

In the recent events of the anime, Oda confirmed the possibility of imbuing, either limbs or weapons to increase tenfold one’s defensive and offensive abilities.

Even with the Advanced Ryuo Technique learned in Udon Prison, Kaido’s defense remained impenetrable, and it was only when Luffy punched him with a pivotal ability that one would have expected to see a scratch on the beastly pirate’s skin. The intensity of this fight was perfectly captured in the anime.

These instances demonstrate just how effective conqueror’s haki can be when utilized properly by Luffy – although doing so requires careful consideration given the risks associated with its abuse.

With this in mind, let’s put under the spotlight the memorable moment of Luffy’s conqueror’s haki in Marineford…

Luffy’s Conqueror Haki In Marineford arc

Luffy knocking off Marines Soldiers with Haki

Luffy’s use of Conqueror Haki during the Marineford arc was an imprinted moment that put him firmly on the map of the most powerful pirates in One Piece.

It all began in Episode 478, when Luffy aimed to reach the scaffold where Ace was meant to be executed. As his brother was about to undergo the same fate as the previous Pirate King, Luffy instinctively enabled Conqueror’s Haki to put out of action all the marine officers preventing him to save his sworn brother.

The dazed look on the Admirals’ faces and the strongest figures of Piracy there was just thrilling. This allowed Luffy to earn attention and a bit of regard from the Marines’ strongest forces, demonstrating just his true potential.

This moment marked an important turning point for Luffy within the larger context of the Marineford Arc. By using his Haoshoku Haki, Luffy proved himself capable of impeding his brother’s official execution -even if it ended up being vain.

He also showed that despite being outnumbered by several enemies, he could still fight back- a feat that few other characters have managed to achieve throughout the series thus far.

The impact of this scene can’t be understated either; it not only gave viewers an insight into Luffy’s strength, but also set up future arcs where more advanced forms of haki would be explored further.

In short, this single moment changed everything for both Luffy and One Piece fans alike!

Now let’s move on to Luffy’s Conqueror’s Haki in Fishman Island and see how it has come into play over time.

Luffy’s Conquerors Haki In Fishman Island arc

After his intense training during the Time Skip with Silvers Rayleigh, Luffy came back sharpened his overall mastery of his Haki.

Later on, his use of the Conqueror’s Haki in Fishman Island in Episode 537 and Episode 554 was truly a sight to behold. He managed to take out an entire group of Fishmen with one single wave of his haki! It was a display of dominance and strength that no one had ever seen before, and it left everyone in awe.

Monkey D. Luffy was able to show off just what kind of power he possessed, even at such a young age. The way he could control Haki with absolute precision as well as the sheer amount of force behind each attack made it clear that Luffy had something special inside him – something that would help him on his journey to becoming King of The Pirates.

His determination and will were also evident during this arc, when he refused to back down when the Noah was plummeting towards.

Luffy’s Conquerors Haki In Dressrosa arc

Luffy’s journey to unlock the power of Conqueror’s Haki continues in Dressrosa!

During their battle atop Dressrosa’s royal palace, the Straw Hat Pirates and their allies were fighting against Donquixote Doflamingo, aka the Heavenly Yaksha and the ruler of Dressrosa Kingdom.

In Episode 723Luffy steps up to take on this powerful foe, revealing his ability to use Conqueror’s Haki wave blow meant to destroy Doffy’s. By the way, he prevented Law from certain death.

But that’s not all – soon unleashes Gear Fourth: Boundman, which gives him an even greater boost in strength and speed to overtake the Celestial Dragon.

The intense battle between Luffy and Doflamingo is one for the ages, as they fight tooth and nail until eventually, Luffy emerges victorious.

This momentous occasion marks the fall of Doflamingo’s rule and brings liberation to Dressrosa. This rushed the confrontation with the Emperor and ex-collaborator of Dofflamingo, Kaido.

We’ll just have to wait and see where this post-time skip events takes us!

Luffy’s Conqueror Haki In Wano Arc

Throughout the Wano Country Arc, Luffy has made incredible strides in his mastery of Conqueror’s Haki.

In particular, the piece-of-art episode Episode 1028, featuring his battle with Kaido demonstrates that he has achieved a level of power beyond worth giving goosebumps.

By using this advanced form of “Supreme Haki” to coat his attacks with Conqueror’s Haki, Luffy inflicted serious damage on Kaido and matched him blow-for-blow for a short time.

This feat is all the more impressive when considering that Kaido himself had confrontations with some of the strongest Haki user like Gol D. Roger and Whitebeard.

With the Advanced observation haki he would have more chances to stand against Kaido.

In addition to showcasing Luffy’s strength as a fighter, the Wano Arc also highlights how far he has come since first arriving in Wano. Despite facing overwhelming odds against some of the strongest opponents imaginable, Luffy never gives up and continues fighting for those he cares about most – his crewmates and allies.

Luffy’s Haki coating serves as evidence of just how much progress he has made over such a short period of time.

The events at Wano are sure to be remembered for many years to come, both for their historical significance but also for highlighting Luffy’s tremendous growth as a character and warrior.

No matter what obstacles stand in his way, it seems there is nothing in the New World that can stop him from achieving his goals – not even the mighty Yonko Kaido himself!


Luffy’s Conquerors Haki is a powerful ability that has helped him overcome many difficult challenges. From the day he first used it in Marineford to his current use of it in Wano, Luffy continues to prove how strong and capable he is with this power.

His strength only increases with each new challenge, and fans can’t wait to see what amazing feats Luffy will accomplish next! With Conqueror Haki at his side, there’s no telling what kinds of incredible battles await Luffy on his journey.

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