maul remnant
Location Stalker's Den
Weakness Head/ Radiation (+10%)>
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Maul is a Boss in Remnant: From the Ashes

Maul Location

  • Location: Rhom, The Burrows >  Stalker's Den
  • The Boss may not spawn in your playthrough, and you will need to re-roll the campaign/Adventure Mode to find it.

Maul Rewards

  • Control Rod - used to initiate the boss fight against Ancient Construct
    • Break the Houndmaster's "horn", a couple of shots or a shotgun blast will suffice. When it starts to glow, the control rod should be visible. Maul will then attack its master.
    • If you die the Houndmaster will not respawn and you will receive the Control Rod when Maul is defeated, provided that the device has been broken before.
  • Hound Choker - used to craft Howler's Immunity
  • Glowing Fragments
    • Hard (x3) 
    • Nightmare (x4) 
    • Apocalypse (x5)





Maul Strategies

Video Strategies

[Video Example]


Strategy Writeup

This boss is accompanied by lots of hounds. Don't let them backstab you when you focus on the boss.

Simple Strategy if you can one-shot the small dogs; The Alpha (Boss) Will barely attack the player if you're not too close so when he charges you, dodge to the side, and take 1 or 2 steps back to be at medium-range. Then ru***** down while he stares at you, and howls. A few seconds after howling, make sure to turn around and quickly take out the small dogs, and dodge the boss' charge again. Keep repeating this, and you should have him down really fast.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Howl and summon ads: It will howl and summon ads Use the opportunity to fire at the boss. Kill the ads as soon as you see them
Charge and strike: It will charge at you and bite you Dodge to either side and fire at it.



Maul Lore

Maul is the alpha of the pack. The pack did not attack the Houndmaster because of the Control Rod on his forehead which allowed him to control the hounds. Once broken, the hounds were free and Maul attacked and killed him as a result.


Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.


Maul Notes & Trivia

Voice Actor, homages, and other trivia go here.



Maul Image Gallery

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Remnant: From the Ashes Bosses
Ancient Construct  ♦  Barbed Terror  ♦  Blink Thief  ♦  Brabus  ♦  Brudvaak, the Rider and Vargr, the Warg  ♦  Canker  ♦  Claviger  ♦  Dream Eater  ♦  Dreamer  ♦  Erfor, the Jackal  ♦  Gorefist  ♦  Harsgaard  ♦  Harsgaard, Root Harbinger  ♦  Ikro, the Ice Conjurer  ♦  Iskal Queen (Boss)  ♦  Ixillis  ♦  Nightmare  ♦  Obryk, the Shield Warden  ♦  Onslaught  ♦  Raze  ♦  Reanimator  ♦  Root Horror  ♦  Scald and Sear  ♦  Scourge  ♦  Sear and Scald  ♦  Shade and Shatter  ♦  Shroud  ♦  Singe  ♦  Stormcaller  ♦  The Ent  ♦  The Harrow  ♦  The Mangler  ♦  The Ravager  ♦  The Risen  ♦  The Root Mother  ♦  The Thrall  ♦  The Unclean One  ♦  The Warden  ♦  Tian, the Assassin  ♦  Totem Father  ♦  Undying King


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    • Anonymous

      I accidentaly found Cheese strat for this boss, from which i basically took 2 hits in all fight (after dying one time to boss). When i came to boss room i instantly started crouch-walking and walked around the pack. Exited the dungeon, came back, shot one dog, died, then i was respawned at the back of the arena, entered it, summoned 2 minions from the "Seed caller" perk and those little guys basically did all the job for me, but the strange thing is that NO dog attacked me. They were literally next to me Ofc i shot off the "Control Rod" off of Houndmasters head, but the hounds didn't even attack him. After a while when the Maul had less than 50% HP she DID charge me, therefore the 2 hits. Perhaps this cheese will help any new players.

      • Anonymous

        1. Shoot the [Houndmaster] in the face to destroy the [Control Rod] he uses to control [Maul].
        2. Fallback to the entrance and kill the adds while [Maul] kills the [Houndmaster].
        3. Kill [Maul].

        • Anonymous

          My favorite part of this fight was at the end when my character was standing in a pile of dead hounds and said: "Wow... That was RUFF"

          • Anonymous

            Maul is female, as mentioned by the hound master. I just wanted to point that out because it says "he" in the strategy.

            • Anonymous

              on every page it says "if you die" and doesn't explain what happens if you don't die. why even put that if you aren't going to explain the alternative?

              • Anonymous

                Oh Shoot, i just use the explosive mod blow the whole pack with the houndmaster, then kill the maul, didn't received the control rod

                • Anonymous

                  100% truly an optional boss. You can sneak past. If you don’t make noise and don’t wake the pack then you don’t fight. Just did it.

                  • Anonymous

                    could be a bug: I destroyed the Master's device, but the Maul didn't attack the Master neither do the mongrels, they only attack me. and the Master just stood there doing nothing other than spasming, I had to kill him myself. but still got the Control Rod.

                    • Anonymous

                      If you destroy the rod and allow maul to kill the houndmaster, you will get both rewards after completing the encounter

                      • Anonymous

                        so i destroyed the rod in his face killed the small dogs died to maul still got all rewards (hound collar included) then i came back and none of them would wake up from their sleep as i shotgunned them weird bug

                        • Anonymous

                          Mannnnn....I didnt even shoot the houndmaster but once to initiate the fight (beam rifle 1 second hit) and he stood up and begin attacking and the damn dogs still *****ing killed him. I needed the damn houndchoker!

                          • Anonymous

                            I don't know that it's a bug or not, but I think his weakness is the fire. I mean, not a fire weapon, but a bonfire. When I was staying near a bonfire, then Maul didn't want to charge on me. He just was staying near and didn't attack :D Just try it out, maybe it's not a bug :)

                            • Anonymous

                              Completely optional, you can just stealth and walk through the boss room. Also the hound master will sell you jerky

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