Keeping with the theme of analysing monsters with numerous viable evolution paths, Haku is the next card to be put under the microscope. With the advent of the awakenings buff, all 3 of her final forms can now be used to great success on various teams and I wish to examine who fits best and where.
At a glance
Awoken Haku is the most versatile of all 3 evolutions and her awakenings provide a wide range of utility and defensive mechanisms. Naturally, her enhanced dark orb and two prong attack awakenings synergize with non-row based teams. Unfortunately, dark row teams are some of the strongest at the moment and her lack of beneficial offensive awakenings make her a less suitable sub. is still a powerful candidate on Awoken Lucifer teams as her utility including skill bind resist and time extend combined with high RCV may be needed for some players. Lastly, Awoken Haku is the strongest leader of the 3 evolution paths as she provides both a damage reduction component and an easier to use proc leader skill.
D/D Haku is the only Haku evolution to have devil typing to benefit from Awoken Pandora ‘s leader skill. Unfortunately, with the newest evolution of Zuoh , ‘s viability has decreased as her awakenings are inferior and requires Akechi to combo with her board changer. Zuoh already forms a 2/3 dark board with ‘s active skill so most players will choose to bring the black beast of Haku if given the choice. As a further note, ‘s devil typing will also benefit from Red Sonia / Lu Bu teams.
D/R Haku has regained popularity due to the awakenings buff that gave her both God and Dragon killer awakenings. Each Killer awakening grants her 3x damage to bosses with either god or dragon typing and an astounding 9x if both god and dragon. Killer awakenings are powerful provided you face bosses of those types and the most notable god/dragon boss that comes to mind is Dark Kali in Arena. will generally be outclassed by Awoken Haku on the 5 orbs, 1 enhanced (5o1e) teams due to less synergetic awakenings, lower stats (most notably RCV), and no TPA . However, on Awoken Lucifer teams, the row enhance awakening outweighs the 2x TPA and if your goal is Arena, the Killer awakenings may be more valuable compared to Awoken Haku .
Each evolution of Haku fills a different role and grants this Chinese Celestial numerous great flexibility when trying to use on various dark teams. However, each evolution is prone to creating terrible boards as the distribution of orbs is random and could leave you with insufficient dark orbs when it matters. As such, Haku has built a somewhat dependency on having Akechi on the team with her to manufacture additional dark orbs and unleash explosive damage. In lieu of Akechi, you can use Hanzo who has a single row and TPA . Failing both of those, your farmable option is to use Chaos Devil Dragon . Lastly, both and have devil typing to further increase their value.
Let me know which evolution path you will be choosing and Happy Puzzling!