Location Howling Cliffs
Health 200 - 570
Reward/s 100 Essence

Gorb 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. A mysterious life-form that claimed to contain all of the world's knowledge inside of its distended brain.

I am Gorb! - Gorb


Gorb Location


Gorb Rewards

  • 100 Essence


Gorb Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Gorb only has one attack which is Ring of Spears. He telegraphs this attack by summoning spears around him in a circular motion, after about half a second the spears will start to shoot out. Upon reaching 70% of his HP, he will start to conjure the 2nd wave after the first. And at about 40% of his HP, he will conjure 3 waves of the ring of spears.

Having the Mothwing Cloak or Shade Cloak will be helpful here since you can quickly dodge and close the gap between you and Gorb and follow-up with an attack. Using ranged attacks such as your spells can also help finish the battle quickly so be sure to have Shaman Stone paired with Spell Twister equipped to increase the overall effectiveness of the spells.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Ring of Spears This attack is quite slow before it even shoots. Watch for its placement and Dash through it if needed with the help of Shade Cloak



Gorb Lore

Gorb is a mystic creature who is claimed to be an all-knowing being with a great mind. While he was alive, he tried to persuade those he would encounter to follow his mystic ways and to ascend into a different path of existence. At some point, he died and he was buried atop Howling Cliffs where a tombstone carved at his image can be found. Even after death, his ghost still tries to persuade those into following his ways of living.


Gorb Notes & Trivia



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    • Slug with a big brain - I love Gorb! His rather childlike way of speaking gives him so much character. I agree with the other commenter here; he deserved more attacks, like mystical telekinetic powers due to his incredible advanced brain. “Love love love love love Gorb!” ^_^

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