Location Deepnest
Health 230 - 640
Reward/s 200 Essence

Galien 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. Trained in the wilds bordering the kingdom, hoping to become a Knight.

A Knight strives not only to protect the land and its people, but the hopes and dreams of the kingdom. - Galien


Galien Location


Galien Rewards

  • 200 Essence


Galien Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Galien is slow and can be attacked quickly, however, his scythe and the projectiles are what makes it quite annoying to deal with. Having the Shade Cloak will be helpful here as well as using your spells such as Abyss Shriek or Shade Soul. Having charms such as Defender's Crest paired with Spore Shroom can help you inflict damage by filling the room with a toxic cloud while using FOCUS. Quick Focus and Quick Slash is also helpful for you to obtain a quicker rate of healing and swinging The Knight's weapon.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Slamming Scythe Tracking the movement of the scythe is required, dashing can be done to avoid getting hit.
Glowing Scythes It cannot be hit and does not disperse until you win the battle, tracking its movement and dashing with the help of Mothwing Cloak or Shade Cloak can work.



Galien Lore

Galien was a fierce and strong warrior who wanted to prove his worth to The Pale King to become one of his knights. By doing so, he travelled to Deepnest to test his strength where he faced his doom.


Galien Notes & Trivia



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    • Anonymous

      Why can't I challenge Galien, even though I have a Dream Nail? All it says is "The body of a fallen Warrior".

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