Mothwing Cloak

mothwing cloak ability hollow knight wiki guide

Cloak threaded with mothwing strands. Allows the wearer to dash forwards along the ground or through the air.

Function Dash on the ground or through the air.
Location Greenpath

Mothwing Cloak 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. The Mothwing Cloak allows the Knight to dash in the direction they are facing both on the ground and in the air.


Hollow Knight Mothwing Cloak Function & Usage

The Mothwing Cloak imparts the Dash ability to The Knight. This is one of the most essential Abilities that the Knight can obtain, allowing them to quickly dash forwards a short distance and reach platforms that are normally inaccessible with just the basic jump. Dashing is also a key skill for avoiding damage in combat. It is used simply by pressing the Dash button/key.

  • The Mothwing Cloak dash has a cooldown of 0.6 seconds. This cooldown only applies to dashes on the ground.
  • The Knight can also dash while in mid-air, allowing them to cover even greater horizontal distance. This mid-air dash can normally only be performed once and is not affected by the ability's cooldown, but it is reset when the Knight lands on the ground or a platform, clings to or jumps off vertical surfaces with the Mantis Claw, as well as after bouncing off of an enemy or object using the Nail's Down Strike. 
  • Dashing through an enemy, their attacks or projectiles is normally not possible with just the Mothwing Cloak alone and the Knight will receive damage when doing so. However, this property is granted by the Shade Cloak upgrade.


How to Obtain the Mothwing Cloak in Hollow Knight

The Mothwing Cloak can be found on the body of a Vessel in Hornet's boss arena in Greenpath after defeating her.


Hollow Knight Mothwing Cloak Ability Modifiers

The Mothwing Cloak and its effects can be modified with the following:

  • Dashmaster Charm - Reduces the dash's cooldown from 0.6 seconds to 0.4 seconds. Note that this only affects dashes along the ground. The charm also allows the Knight to dash downwards while in mid-air.
  • Shade Cloak - An upgrade that supplements the dash ability by protecting the Knight from harm while dashing, allowing them to dash through enemies, their attacks and projectiles. This ability has an internal cooldown independent of the dash's cooldown. Also allows the Knight to dash through Shade Gates found in different locations across Hallownest.


Hollow Knight Mothwing Cloak Notes & Tips

  • If the Knight leaves a platform by dashing off its edge, their mid-air dash charge is not consumed and they can technically perform another mid-air dash right after. This is also true if the Knight is clinging onto a wall or vertical surface with the Mantis Claw and they dash off of it instead of jumping. However, this has limited applications in platforming as the dash has a shorter range than the standard jump, but it may have practical uses in combat.



All Abilities in Hollow Knight
Awoken Dream Nail  ♦  Crystal Heart  ♦  Dream Nail  ♦  Dreamgate  ♦  Isma's Tear  ♦  Mantis Claw  ♦  Monarch Wings  ♦  Shade Cloak  ♦  World Sense


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