Elder Hu

Location Fungal Wastes
Health 250 - 650
Reward/s 100 Essence

Elder Hu is a Warrior Dream Boss in Hollow Knight. Bosses are special Enemies that feature their own arena, a large amount of health, and a variety of unique moves and abilities. You will need to perform multiple attacks such as using The Nail and Nail Arts along with the Spells and Abilities in order to defeat them. Some bosses are capable of entering into a state of stagger after landing a number of attacks on them.

As soon as you encounter a boss, its name will appear on the screen, the music will change into a boss battle theme, and usually,  paths connecting the arena will close or will be blocked leaving you no choice but to face these devastating and unique foes.


Lingering dream of a fallen warrior. Travelled the world tending to those affected by the plague.

Never forget what once was lost, yet do not let it tie you down. - Elder Hu


Elder Hu Location


Elder Hu Rewards

  • 100 Essence



Elder Hu Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Precision is needed for this battle. Elder Hu only has two attacks where one of them is fast and requires you to look at the positioning of the rings to avoid getting hit while the other attack gives you time to dash away before getting hit. Elder Hu constantly teleports and floats around the arena so it is recommended that you have Defender's Crest paired with Spore Shroom equipped so that you can try to fill the room with a toxic cloud that deals damage over time and upon contact.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Ring Slam Attack Dash towards the gap once you catch how it is positioned from the air.
Barrage of Rings Run in the middle or center of the arena and dash away before the rings reach the center.



Elder Hu Lore

Elder Hu was a sage who was on a mission to bless and purify the borderlands of Hallownest from The Infection. Once he reached the Mantis Village, he saw that the Mantis Lords and the tribe have been consumed and tried to kill all of them but he failed and was instead killed by the Mantis Lords. It was too late for Elder Hu to realize that his mind was actually corrupted by the plague that made him see false visions of the Mantis Tribe.


Elder Hu Notes & Trivia



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    • Aw, Elder Hu is underrated as a character! He’s really a cool mystical bug. Um, some kind of beetle? Where are his legs? Maybe he lost them in battle or— *looks at Leg Eater*. Hmmm... Anyhow, I feel terrible about what happened to Elder Hu. Looks like he got torn up pretty bad... No wonder he looks a bit gloomy. Damn Radiance... And I don’t trust those shady Mantis Lords...

      So sad, he’s a good, intelligent, kindly fellow, blessing and purifying the kingdom. A benevolent mystic. His phantasmic rings are neat. Another one like Myla, unfairly seized by the Infection. Bless his soul...

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