Snail Shaman

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Location Ancestral Mound

Snail Shaman is an NPC in Hollow Knight. Snail Shaman is a knowledgeable being who creates and knows various spells and is assumed to be the last surviving clan of the Snail Shamans.


Snail Shaman Information

The Snail Shaman is somehow the last surviving being of his kind, he can be found at the Ancestral Mound where he provides the Vengeful Spirit spell and leaves The Knight with a task to kill an Elder Baldur. Other snail shamans who are his relatives and are dead can be found throughout Hallownest: one at the Crystallised Mound, one at the Overgrown Mound, one at the Soul Sanctum, and one (or at least one's sarcophagus) at the Resting Grounds. Some spells can be acquired from the bodies of the shamans and will trigger the Snail Shaman to reminisce about the spells and his relatives. He sadly mentions that he is bound at the Ancestral Mound, preventing him to see his family. It is unknown if this means he is simply not allowed to leave the Ancestral Mound, or if he physically cannot.

  • Location: Snail Shaman Can be found at the Ancestral Mound.
  • Combat: Players may not kill Snail Shaman.
  • Rewards: Speaking to him upon the first encounter will reward you with the Vengeful Spirit spell.


Associated Quests

  • N/A



Oho! Who is that creeping out of the darkness? My, you're looking grim! A strange, empty face and a wicked looking weapon!

Something important has drawn you down into Hallownest's corpse, but I won't ask what. Perhaps the reason you've found me is because you need my help?

Say no more, friend. I'm going to give you a gift, a nasty little spell of my own creation. It's just perfect for a little one like you! Ohoho!


Notes & Tips

  • Snail Shaman is one of the few NPCs who can notice if a Dream Nail will be used on them.



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