Baldur Shell


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Geo:  N/A
Location: Howling Cliffs
Effect: Protects its bearer from taking any damage while using Focus.

Baldur Shell in Hollow Knight is one out of the 45 Charms that is found in the game. These charms are special items that provide The Knight buffs that will help with both traversing Hallownest and battling its foes. Charms require Notches and can only be equipped and unequipped while having The Knight sit on a bench.


Baldur Shell Information

"Protects its bearer with a hard shell while focusing SOUL."

Baldur Shell protects The Knight from taking any incoming enemy attacks while using FOCUS. It can only take up to four attacks before it breaks and temporarily becomes unusable.

This charm is useful against enemies and bosses that have attacks that are difficult to dodge, and it is also a life-saver in the event of being in a critical condition, however, it has a limit that a player must be mindful of when receiving more than four attacks before it completely breaks - in order to repair this charm, players must locate and rest at a bench for its effect to reactivate.


Baldur Shell Acquisition

  • Location: Howling Cliffs
  • Acquisition: In order to acquire this charm, you will need to find a chest located in the southwest area of Howling Cliffs - jump down into the chest where it will take you to a cave that is guarded by two Elder Baldur. Eliminate both enemies in order to pass through a tunnel that is filled with corpses of Elder Baldurs. Head inside and follow the path where you will eventually locate the charm.


Baldur Shell Notes

  • Charms can only be equipped and unequipped by using a bench.
  • Baldur Shell can only absorb four attacks before it breaks, but it can be repaired by resting at a bench.
  • A small image of a blue shell can be found below the SOUL Meter, cracks will appear around the image as an indication of the shell's durability.



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