Lost Kin is a 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.
Lost Kin faces upwards lightly shaking; its head being weighed down by the sac of Lightseeds.
Lost Kin Location
- Location: Ancient Basin
- Also faced again during the Pantheon of the Knight.
Lost Kin Rewards
- Rewards ??
Lost Kin Strategies
Lost Kin combat is the faster and more aggressive version of Broken Vessel since he is the dream counterpart of him. The strategy for this boss is to stay close to him and spam him with hits. He takes a while in between attacks, so it is recommended to hit him as much as possible, and heal yourself in between when you get a chance.
Broken Vessel Charm suggestions:
Charms: First you would want to consider having Quick Focus equipped as it will help you recover your health quickly while trying to avoid and close in for attacks. Second, having a defensive charm such as Thorns of Agony, Defender's Crest, or Spore Shroom will work so that you can inflict damage even when taking damage, by running and jumping inside the arena, or by using FOCUS. And finally, the Grubsong charm. Since it is most likely that you will take damage from its annoying spawn ability, it would be better to have the Grubsong charm equipped so that you can recover SOUL while taking damage.
Spells and Abilities: Whichever Spell you have acquired will help you with inflicting more damage on this boss. Spells like Vengeful Spirit or Shade Soul will definitely work with dealing damage from a distance especially if The Broken Vessel will perform an attack that requires it to channel or concentrate first. Desolate Dive is also a helpful spell where you can inflict damage while avoiding any projectile attack it has such as the constant spawn or releasing of Infected Balloons. And of course, the Mothwing Cloak or Shade Cloak ability will be your best friend in terms of constantly dashing and avoiding this boss' attacks. Note: if you are focused on using your Spells more rather than The Nail, make sure you have the Shaman Stone and Spell Twister charms equipped which will strengthen the damage of spells and reduce the SOUL cost of casting spells.
Attacks & Counters
|Leap||Avoid/ Counter attack. This attack doesn't happen oo quickly and players will have a chance to react.|
|Crash down||Side Step. Before the crash down, he takes a big leap in the air followed by a long pause allowing players to calculate their next move.|
|Dash||Jump over/ Evade|
Lost Kin Lore
Lost Kin is what the Broken Vessel was before he was infected. He was a vessel that managed to escape the Abyss like the Knight. Unfortunately, because he was not completely hollow, he was infected in the Ancient Basin by Lightseeds and became the Broken Vessel.
Lost Kin Notes & Trivia
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