Defender's Crest

defenders crest hollow knight wiki charms

Cost: soul cost hollow knight wiki
Geo:  N/A
Location: Royal Waterways
Effect: Causes the bearer to emit a heroic odour.

Defender's Crest 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.


Defender's Crest Information

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

Defender's Crest releases a toxic cloud at The Knight's location that continuously deals 1 damage every 0.3 seconds to nearby enemies until the cloud disappears. The clouds each last 1.1 seconds each and spawn every 0.75 seconds.

This charm is best used in certain situations like fleeing pursuing enemies, allowing you to damage them and giving you a window to follow up on a Nail attack. Or it can also be used offensively to deal with Bosses that spawn enemies, allowing you to focus more on dealing damage at the boss.

Similar to Spore Shroom, the cloud produced by Defender's Crest will not wake sleeping enemies up. Can be used to "cheese" Crystal Guardian.

Defender's Crest Acquisition


Defender's Crest Notes

  • Charms can only be equipped and unequipped by using a bench.
  • The charm constantly attracts small flying bugs in some parts of the map.
  • While equipping this charm, certain conditions can be unlocked:
    • Relic Seeker Lemm will refuse to trade with The Knight.
    • Tuk will provide The Knight with a Rancid Egg for free.
    • Leg Eater will provide The Knight with a 20% discount on his items and services.
  • Equip the Flukenest charm together with the Defender's Crest to release a large fluke that bounces along the area and emits a large toxic cloud after a short period of time or if it hits an enemy.
  • Equip the Glowing Womb  charm with the Defender’s Crest to release explosive hatchlings.
  • Equip Spore Shroom to fart a large cloud of gas that deals 4-3 damage per tick (up to 40 total).


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