Unlike its predecessor, Ori and the Will of the Wisps features quite a few boss battles. Each presents players with a unique challenge for them to overcome, which will often lead some to wonder what the trick is to winning the battle. The first of these comes in the form of a gigantic wolf called Howl. Although this is the game's first boss battle, it's still not easy, requiring precise timing and quick reflexes to win the day. To help you out, here's how to beat the wolf boss Howl in Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
How to defeat Wolf Boss (Howl)
Your battle against the gigantic wolf Howl takes the form of a chase scene, with him falling behind you after reaching Inkwater Marsh. Once he spawns, you should prepare to run to the right as Howl moves quickly. Jump on and over the log and keep moving as quickly as possible to the right. When you come across a bigger wall, just jump up and keep moving.
You'll sneak through a small opening and find a shrine with a small flame on it. Ori will grab one of the staffs in the fire, which can then be used to fend off the wolf boss. Now is your chance to strike and deal damage, but you have to look for the right openings. Dodge all incoming attacks, which will include Raising Howl or Roar which should be dodged by moving quickly to the right, but watch for it to jump on you if you get too far away. Every time you see a chance rush and hit Howl multiple times with the fire staff. Do it enough and he'll fall to his death.
And that's how to beat the wolf boss Howl in Ori and the Will of the Wisps.