Isma's Tear

ismas tear ability hollow knight wiki guide

Fruit formed from a single hardened tear. Once ingested, it provides protection from the searing, acidic pools found in certain parts of Hallownest.

Function Grants the ability to swim in pools of acid
Location Isma's Grove

Isma's Tear is an Ability in Hollow KnightAbilities are upgrades which impart various effects and skills that help The Knight traverse and interact with the environment in new ways. Unlike Spells, Abilities do not use SOUL or any other resources, but some may have short cooldowns or require resetting before being available for use again. Isma's Tear allows the Knight to swim in pools of acid, granting access to new locations.


Hollow Knight Isma's Tear Function & Usage

Isma's Tear provides a passive immunity to the various pools of acid found in several locations across Hallownest, allowing The Knight to reach otherwise inaccessible locations.


How to Obtain Isma's Tear in Hollow Knight

Isma's Tear is located in Isma's Grove, a hidden sub-area east of the Royal Waterways.

  • The Crystal Heart is required to reach Isma's Grove. The Lumafly Lantern is also recommended to illuminate the dark sections along the path. You will also need to have beaten the Dung Defender.
  • The path to the grove is found in the lower-eastern section of the Waterways. From the Dung Defender's arena, head left and then back down to the central hub section of the Waterways. In this area, follow the path down and to the lower right section, then jump down the hole into the next area. Keep following the path until you reach the lower-eastern section of the Waterways.
  • You will eventually find yourself on a ledge overlooking a pool of acid, with a cluster of pink crystals near the edge. Charge up your Super Dash here and fly towards the right. You will cut through a tunnel filled with spikes in the large broken elevator shaft below the city. On the other side, you will collide with a wall that drops down into a pool of acid below. Quickly wall jump to the left and slide down the wall up to where another cluster of crystals are. Charge up your Super Dash here and fly into the next wall, then quickly make your way up the wall and over the ledge to the next section. Make your way across and up the platforms while killing the Hwurmps, towards a ledge on the top right. Just above it and to the left is a narrow shaft you can climb. Climb up on its right side and over the ledge at the top.
  • Continue eastwards to the next screen and climb up the shaft in the middle of the ceiling. Follow the path upwards and to the right, then drop down the shaft in the floor. In the next screen, you will be ambushed by several Heavy Sentries and Husk Sentries. Defeat them and continue on to the right and you will eventually reach Isma's Grove. Jump across the platforms to the right to find Isma's Tear.


Hollow Knight Isma's Tear Ability Modifiers

Isma's Tear does not have any modifiers available.


Hollow Knight Isma's Tear Notes & Tips

  • Obtaining Isma's Tear is not required to complete the game.





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    • Anonymous

      In the entrance of Fungal Wastes, there is a pool of acid connected to a waterfall the very next platform below that seems to require diving underwater to go through the tunnel, but there is no ability for diving, only swimming. Anyone have an explanation on why this is here?

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