Shade Cloak

shade cloak ability hollow knight wiki guide

Cloak formed from the substance of the Abyss. Allows the wearer to dash through enemies and their attacks without taking damage.

Function Grants the ability to Dash through enemies, projectiles and Shade Gates.
Location The Abyss

Shade 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 Shade Cloak supplements the Mothwing Cloak by allowing the Knight to safely dash through enemies and their projectiles. 


Hollow Knight Shade Cloak Function & Usage

The Shade Cloak is an upgrade to the Mothwing Cloak which provides the Shadow Dash ability. Dashing with the Shade Cloak allows The Knight to phase through enemies, their enemies and projectiles without taking damage. It is also the only way to get through the Shade Gates scattered through Hallownest.

  • Shade Cloak has a short cooldown of ~1.5 seconds. This cooldown is independent of the standard Dash ability.
  • While Shade Cloak is on cooldown, The Knight can still perform a regular dash, but it will not have the invincibility frames granted by the ability.
  • Shade Cloak's cooldown is indicated by shadowy particles floating around the Knight. Once these particles are reabsorbed by the Knight, the Shadow Dash is ready for use once again.
  • Shadow Dash will destroy most projectiles, but will not protect the Knight against environmental hazards.


How to Obtain Shade Cloak in Hollow Knight

The Shade Cloak can be obtained in the lower-easternmost section of The Abyss.

  • The King's Brand is required to unlock The Abyss and the Crystal Heart is required to reach the Shade Cloak's location.
  • At the very bottom of The Abyss, head east towards the Lighthouse overlooking a sea of Void Tendrils. Make your way up to the lighthouse and flip the switch to illuminate the surroundings, suppressing the Void Tendrils. You can then use your Crystal Heart to fly across the chasm. Once across, simply continue to the right to find a large statue holding a bowl overflowing with Void. Sit inside the bowl for a few seconds to obtain the Shade Cloak.


Hollow Knight Shade Cloak Ability Modifiers

The Shade Cloak and its effects can be modified by the following:

  • Sharp Shadow Charm - Causes Shadow Dash to deal damage equivalent to the Knight's current Nail upgrade. Also increases Shadow Dash length by ~40%.
  • Dashmaster Charm - Allows the Knight to Shadow Dash downwards. Note that this charm does not reduce Shadow Dash's cooldown, only the cooldown of the standard dash.


Hollow Knight Shade Cloak Notes & Tips





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