Cyclone Slash


The signature Nail Art of Nailmaster Mato. A spinning attack that rapidly strikes foes on all sides.
Location: Howling Cliffs
Acquired from: Nailmaster Mato

Cyclone Slash is a Nail Art in Hollow Knight. Nail Arts are abilities that are taught by Nailmasters. Nail Arts simply is a stronger version of a basic attack that is executed in multiple attacks - its overall damage depends on the type of Nail that is equipped.


How to use Cyclone Slash

  • Cyclone Slash is a multi-hit spinning attack
  • Hold down the attack button to charge, and release while holding Up or Down.


Where to find Cyclone Slash


Cyclone Slash Damage

The damage dealt by a Nail Art depends on the type of Nail that is equipped, listed below is the damage value of each Nail.

Nail Damage
Old Nail 21-49
Sharpened Nail 36-84
Channelled Nail 51-119
Coiled Nail 66-154
Pure Nail 81-189


Cyclone Slash Notes & Tips

  • There are only three Nail Arts that can be learned from the Nailmasters.
  • Equipping the Nailmaster's Glory Charm reduces the time to charge Nail Arts.
  • Equipping the Fury of the Fallen Charm strengthens the damage of the Nail Arts



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