Charms in Hollow Knight is covered on this page. These 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.

 

Hollow Knight Charms and Notches

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Charms

Charms in Hollow Knight are special items that provide The Knight various buffs. There is a total of 45 Charms that can be obtained throughout the game, however, 40 Charms can only be kept, while the remaining 5 Charms can be replaced with the rest of the listed or acquired Charms - these 5 Charms are: Fragile Greed, Fragile Heart, Fragile Strength, Grimmchild, and Kingsoul.

 

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Notches

Notches in Hollow Knight is an item that is required to equip your desired Charm since each Charm have its corresponding amount of Notches. There is a total of 11 Notches - and by default, The Knight starts off with 3 Notches, while the other 8 is found as you progress through the game. Some are sold by a Merchant, while the others are acquired by meeting certain conditions.

 

Hollow Knight Overcharmed

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Overcharmed in Hollow Knight is a status The Knight acquires when a certain condition is met. In the event that player tries 5 attempts to equip a charm that goes beyond the maximum number of Notches it can hold, the Overcharmed status will be activated. While in this state, The Knight's health bar will have a purple aura around it where The Knight will take twice as much damage it receives - in order to remove this effect, the player must unequip the Charm that has caused it to exceed its Notch limit.

 

Hollow Knight List of Charms

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Baldur Shell

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Protects its bearer with a hard shell while focusing SOUL.

The shell is not indestructible and will shatter if it absorbs too much damage.

 

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Dashmaster

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Bears the likeness of an eccentric bug known only as 'The Dashmaster'.

The bearer will be able to dash more often as well as dash downwards. Perfect for those who want to move around as quickly as possible.

 

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Deep Focus

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Naturally formed within a crystal over a long period. Draws in SOUL from the surrounding air.

The bearer will focus SOUL at a slower rate, but the healing effect will double.

 

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Defender's Crest

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Unique charm bestowed by the King of Hallownest to his most loyal knight.

Scratched and dirty, but still cared for. Causes the bearer to emit a heroic odour.

 

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Dream Wielder

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Transient charm created for those who wield the Dream Nail and collect essence.

Allows the bearer to charge the Dream nail faster and collect more SOUL when striking foes.

 

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Flukenest

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Living charm born in the gut of a Flukemarm.

Transforms the Vengeful Spirit into a horde of volatile baby flukes.

 

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Fragile Greed

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Causes the bearer to find more Geo when defeating enemies.

This charm is fragile and will break if its bearer is killed.

 

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Fragile Heart

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Increases the health of the bearer, allowing them to take more damage.

This charm is fragile and will break if its bearer is killed.

 

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Fragile Strength

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Strengthens the bearer, increasing the damage they deal to enemies with their nail.

This charm is fragile, and will break if its bearer is killed.

 

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Fury of the Fallen

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Embodies the fury and heroism that comes upon those who are about to die.

When close to death, the bearer's strength will increase.

 

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Gathering Swarm

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A swarm will follow the bearer and gather up any loose Geo.

Useful for those who can't bear to leave anything behind, no matter how insignificant.

 

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Glowing Womb

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Drains the SOUL of its bearer and uses it to birth hatchlings.

The hatchlings have no desire to eat or live and will sacrifice themselves to protect their parent.

 

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Grubberfly's Elegy

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Contains the gratitude of grubs who will move to the next stage of their lives. Imbues weapon with a holy strength.

When the bearer is at full health, they will fire beams of white hot energy from their nail.

 

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Grubsong

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Contains the gratitude of freed grubs.

Gain SOUL when taking damage.

 

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Heavy Blow

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Farmed from the nails of fallen warriors.

Increase the force of the bearer's nail, causing enemies to recoil further when hit.

 

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Hiveblood

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Golden nugget of the Hive's precious hardened nectar.

Heals the bearer's wounds over time, allowing them to regularly gain health without focusing SOUL.

 

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Joni's Blessing

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Blessed by Joni, the kindly heretic. Transfigures vital fluids into blue lifeblood.

The bearer will have a healthier shell and can take more damage, but they will not be able to heal themselves by focusing SOUL.

 

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Kingsoul

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Holy charm symbolising a union between higher beings.

The bearer will slowly absorb the limitless SOUL contained within. Opens the way to a birthplace.

 

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Lifeblood Core

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Contains a living core that bleeds precious lifeblood.

When resting, the bearer will gain a coating of lifeblood that protects from a large amount of damage.

 

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Lifeblood Heart

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Contains a living core that seeps precious lifeblood.

When resting, the bearer will gain a coating of lifeblood that protects from a modest amount of damage.

 

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Longnail

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Increases the range of the bearer's nail, allowing them to strike foes from further away.

 

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Mark of Pride

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Freely given by the Mantis Tribe to those they respect.

Greatly increases the range of the bearer's nail, allowing them to strike from further away.

 

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Nailmaster's Glory

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Contains the passion, skill, and regret of a Nailmaster.

Increases the bearer mastery of Nail Arts, allowing them to focus their power faster and unleash arts sooner.

 

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Quick Focus

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A charm containing a crystal lens.

Increases the speed of focusing SOUL, allowing the bearer to heal damage faster.

 

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Quick Slash

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Born from imperfect, discarded nails that have fused together.

The nails still long to be wielded. Allows the bearer to slash much more rapidly with their nail.

 

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Shaman Stone

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Said to contain the knowledge of past generations of the shaman.

Increases the power of spells, dealing more damage to foes.

 

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Shape of Unn

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Reveals the form of Unn within the bearer.

While focusing SOUL, the bearer will take on a new shape and can move freely to avoid enemies.

 

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Sharp Shadow

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Contains a forbidden spell that transforms shadows into deadly weapons.

When using the Shadow Dash, the bearer's body will sharpen and damage enemies.

 

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Soul Catcher

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Used by shamans to draw more SOUL from the world around them.

Increases the amount of SOUL gained when striking an enemy with the nail.

 

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Soul Eater

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Forgotten shaman artifact, used to draw SOUL from still-living creatures.

Greatly increases the amount of SOUL gained when striking an enemy with the nail.

 

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Spell Twister

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Reflecting the desires of the Soul Sanctum for mastery over SOUL, it improves the bearer's ability to cast spells.

Reduces the SOUL cost of casting spells.

 

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Spore Shroom

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Composed of living fungal matter. Scatters spores when exposed to SOUL.

When focusing SOUL, emit a spore cloud that slowly damages enemies.

 

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Stalwart Shell

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Builds resilience. When recovering from damage, the bearer will remain invulnerable for longer.

Makes it easier to escape from dangerous situations.

 

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Steady Body

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Keeps its bearer from recoiling backward when they strike an enemy with a nail.

Allows one to stay steady and keep attacking.

 

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Thorns of Agony

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Senses the pain of its bearer and lashes out at the world around them.

When taking damage, sprout thorny vines that damage nearby foes.

 

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Void Heart

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An emptiness that was hidden within, now unconstrained.

Unifies the void under the bearer's will. This charm is part of its bearer and cannot be unequipped.

 

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Wayward Compass

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Whispers its location to the bearer whenever a map is open, allowing wanderers to pinpoint their current location.

 

The Grimm Troupe Charms List

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Carefree Melody

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Token commemorating the start of a friendship.

Contains a song of protection that may defend the bearer from damage.

 

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Dreamshield

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Defensive charm once wielded by a tribe that could shape dreams.

Conjures a shield that follows the bearer and attempts to protect them.

 

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Grimmchild

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Worn by those who take part in the Grimm Troupe's Ritual.

The bearer must seek the Grimmkin and collect their flames. Uncollected flames will appear on the bearer's map

 

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Sprintmaster

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Bears the likeness of a strange bug known only as 'The Sprintmaster'.

Increases the running speed of the bearer, allowing them to avoid danger or overtake rivals.

 

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Unbreakable Greed

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Causes the bearer to find more Geo when defeating enemies.

This charm is unbreakable.

 

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Unbreakable Heart

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Increases the health of the bearer, allowing them to take more damage.

This charm is unbreakable.

 

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Unbreakable Strength

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Strengthens the bearer, increasing the damage they deal to enemies with their nail.

This charm is unbreakable.

 

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Weaversong

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Silken charm containing a song of farewell, left by the Weavers who departed Hallownest for their old home.

Summons weaverlings to give the lonely bearer some companionship and protection.

 




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