Wigan were made to fight and had a late Morgan Escare penalty to thank for their share of the spoils against a Huddersfield side who have struggled for form and fitness since the start of the season.
The point pushes Wigan ahead of previously unbeaten Castleford Tigers, who went down to a surprise defeat at Salford, but coach Shaun Wane was just happy they got something out of the game.
He said: "I thought we were lucky to get away with it to be honest.
"What the players need to understand is when we have a bit of adversity like that not much changes with the way we attack, but we just felt a little bit sorry for ourselves.
"It was a dour game on a Sunday afternoon and the weather was poor. I think we fell into the trap and didn't lift ourselves."
Huddersfield coach Rick Stone was happy with the way his side battled and wants them to build on the result.
Stone said: "We defended pretty well, scrambled hard for each other in the last 10 or 15 minutes, so hopefully we take some positives out of that."