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Howard the Duck portrait.png Howard the Duck
Abilities and Stats
In the Story
Howard the Duck was the 6th Featured Champion, being featured for the month of February 2017.
(Howard the Duck was available in the Monthly Calendar for February 2017.)

"A challenge? This is a helluva lot more than a challenge, ya tin can! This is gonna be a slobberknocker!"
—Howard the Duck[src]

Howard the Duck is a Tech Champion. Being a Tech Champion, he has a Class Bonus against Mutant Champions, but is weak to Cosmic Champions.


When Howard was whisked away from his detective agency in New York City to the battlerealm, he didn't know what to expect. He certainly didn't expect to be shoved into some back warehouse, organizing the Collector's Crystals all day. Well, an insult like this won't just run off this duck's back. He's "borrowed" a spare ISO-Loader, made some upgrades, and attached an old friend; his famous Big Freaking Gun. It's time for Howard to introduce these so-called Champions to the ultimate fighting style of his home universe, Quack-Fu!


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  • When Attacked & When Attacking: As Howard takes and deals damage, his temper builds, increasing his Attack and Crit Damage by X% per stack. These stacks are lost over time as Howard eventually cools off.
Tier % ATK/Crit Increase
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  • Passive: The ISO-Loader begins the fight with 8 stacks of Armor Up active, each increasing Armor by X%. Each time the Loader is struck, there's a 13% chance for a piece of Armor to fall off.
Tier % Armor Increase
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Signature Ability

  • Mash ALL the Buttons!
    • As Howard loses Health, he frantically mashes buttons and hopes for the best. Sometimes it works out.

  • Mash ALL the Buttons!
    • When brought below 60% and 30% Max Health: Howard frantically mashes buttons on the Loader and has a X% chance to trigger a Self-Repair, healing 20% Max Health, or a Thunderquack, dealing 135% of his Attack as Energy Damage. Both effects last 7 seconds and are interrupted if Howard is Stunned.
  • Tier (Level) % Chance/Self-Repair
    TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png (8) -
    TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png (20) 69.95
    TierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.pngTierStar.png (20) -

    Special Attacks

    • Unarmed Attack
    • B.F.G Surprise
      • Smack your opponent around, then fire everything!
    • Junkyard Smackdown
      • Eat this! Erm...maybe this!? Uhh...ramming speed!
        • The suit's Catalyst Absorber fires off, granting Howard a temporary Buff for 9 seconds based on the opponent's Class. While the Buff is active, Howard's Critical Hits also gain a bonus effect.

    Strengths and Weaknesses



    • Ronan's ability to convert Armor Up into Armor Breaks, combined with his increased Stun duration against buffed opponents allows him to quickly bring Howard down.[1]
    • Iron Fist and Spider-Man (Symbiote) can regularly apply Armor Break effects to bring down the ISO-Loader's Armor effects and leave Howard with little in the way of defense.[1]

    Recommended Masteries

    • Resonate: For long duration fights, Howard has the ability to launch multiple Special 1 attacks and reduce his opponent's Attack by 24%. Combine this with the Weakness effect caused by Resonate and Howard gains much higher survivability.[1]
    • Precision: While using the Catalyst Absorber on his Special 3, Howard gains powerful effects on his Critical Hits. Grabbing this Mastery will allow Howard to trigger these effects more often for added benefit.[1]


    • Howard the Duck's design is created by Kabam exclusive to the game.
    • Kabam wanted to show some love to the fans of mecha and gave him a suit to show he can work in a fighting game and be taken serious.
    • The B.F.G. attached to the suit and fired during Howard's Special 2 is a reference to the BFG9000 from the Doom franchise.
    • Whenever Howard is struck, his feathers fall off.


    • In Howard's bio, the Battlerealm has a space betwen battle and realm. This was fixed on his spotlight but still apears in game.

    External links


    1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Kabam Forums.png Champion Spotlight - Howard the Duck. Kabam Forums. December 21, 2016.


    Tech.png List of Tech Champions Tech.png

    Playable: Captain America (Sam Wilson)Civil WarriorDarkhawkDoctor OctopusGhostGreen GoblinGuardianGuillotine 2099Howard the DuckHulkbusterIron ManIron Man (Infinity War)Iron PatriotKang the ConquerorMysterioNebulaNimrodOmega SentinelPeni ParkerPsycho-ManPunisher 2099Red Skull Rocket RaccoonSentinelSilver CenturionSpider-Man (Stark Enhanced)Star-LordUltronUltron (Classic)VisionVision (Age of Ultron)VultureWar MachineYonduWarlock
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    Upcoming: None