With Haki, One Piece’s world is dominated by its supremacy. The Lord of the Coast was the first character Shanks used this power on in the first chapter of the series, before the two-year timeskip. Haki received more attention as time went on. It wasn’t long before characters such as Sentomaru, Rayleigh, and the Kuja’s members began to openly use the Sky Islands’ version of Haki known as Mantra.
As Luffy started his training with Rayleigh in Ruskaina before the two-year time skip, the concept of Haki was presented to the viewing public. In the One Piece universe, Haki can be defined as a spiritual power that resides within everyone. While this power can be awakened by anyone, only a small number of people do so. Just after time skip, One Piece has discovered the many advanced versions of Haki, which can be perfected through learning.
Types Of Haki
Haki’s most advanced forms can only be fully comprehended after a thorough understanding of its most basic forms. Observation Haki and Armament Haki are two types of Haki that are commonly used in video games and comic books, respectively. Both of these Haki types utilise the spirit of the user in different ways. People who master Observation Haki can develop abilities like precognition, emotional sensing, power levels, and even the ability to read the intentions of others. Armament Haki allows users to materialise their spirit as an invisible armour and use it to increase the power of their attack as well as to defend. Even though they can bypass any protection provided by the Devil Fruit, Armament Haki’s users can still touch the Devil Fruit user’s actual body.
For those who wield the Color Of The Supreme King Haki or Conqueror’s Haki, there is now a third type of Haki. Rayleigh believes that Conqueror’s Haki is just discovered in one in a million people, and it cannot be instructed or grinded into anyone. People are either born with the potential to be a Conqueror or not. Using Conqueror’s Haki, a user can exert their own willpower on those around them. This ability has a tendency to knock out those with a weaker willpower. It is also capable of taming animals, which is truly remarkable. These powers are incredible in their basic form, but it is their advanced forms that distinguish strong people from elite ones.
What Is Advanced Haki?
With enough practise, any Haki technique can be refined to its highest level. Rayleigh made it clear to Luffy that two years of training were insufficient to teach him the fundamentals of Haki. Since then, Luffy has been on his own and has been gradually improving his Haki. In order to awaken the more advanced Haki forms, one must be in a dangerous situation and push one’s own limits in order to engage in Haki.
When it came to more advanced forms of Haki, Observation Haki was the first that fans really grasped. After years of practise, one can see several seconds into the future with this technique, which is known as Observation Haki. A few of the strongest characters in the storey, according to Rayleigh, are capable of this feat. Among Big Mom’s three right-hand men, Charlotte Katakuri, the strongest, is a frequent user of this ability. As a result, he was able to avoid being hit for years before Luffy was able to do so. Luffy was able to learn how to see the future for himself during his fight with Katakuri and rapidly managed to master the ability. He was able to defeat Katakuri by combining it with his Snakeman form.
In terms of Armament Haki, characters such as Kuja and even Rayleigh had already shown fans an advanced version of the weapon before the time skip. Ryuo is the name given to this ability in Wano Country. In many ways, Ryuo is a lot like Haki, but the way he uses his power differs. As per Ryuo, Haki must first be felt and afterwards made to flow from a specific point at a small distances.
At the same time, this makes the power much more powerful and efficient. Armament Haki, on the other hand, is much more than that. People can improve Ryuo even further by training diligently. Haki can be sent directly into a target’s body, destroying it from the inside out once the user has progressed. Unlike other forms of Haki, this one is far more effective and can’t be countered. In One Piece, Rayleigh was the first to demonstrate this power, and Luffy and the Yonko followed suit.
The advanced form of Conqueror’s Haki is one of One Piece’s most powerful weapons. Instead of relying on it to overpower or occupy the willpower of others, the user could use this to imbue their own body with it instead. Armament Haki is essentially a coat of advanced Conqueror’s Haki that can be applied to the wearer. By doing so, the attacking power is greatly increased, and it is likely that this will also help defensively.
Conqueror’s advanced Haki leaves behind an impressive trail of black lightning as it coats the body. In One Piece, Kaido is one of the few top-tiers that can be defeated by mastering advanced Conqueror’s Haki. In Kaido’s opinion, this power can only be wielded by the world’s strongest individuals, so to possess it is to be counted among the elite.
Even a novice fighter can reach the pinnacle of his or her craft using only the most advanced forms of Haki. Focusing on one Haki type and working hard to improve it is the norm for most people. It is not necessary to learn all three advanced levels of Haki, as Luffy has done, in order to join the ranks of One Piece’s most powerful characters.