Vengefly King

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Location Greenpath
Colosseum of Fools
Health 90
Reward/s hollow knight wiki geo icon65

Vengefly King 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.


Patriarch of a vengefly colony. Swoops at intruders and cries out for reinforcements if threatened.

A filthy creature that is happy to chew on any old thing it finds discarded on the cavern floor. When it notices a threat it will annoyingly scream and shriek, so kill it swiftly.


Vengefly King Location


Vengefly King Rewards

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Vengefly King Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Vengefly King is an easy boss that is encountered first in Greenpath if you choose to save Zote the Mighty. Two can be found and fought in the Colosseum of Fools. Vengefly King only has 2 attacks, where it's swipe attack can be easily dodged by jumping over it. Next, its shrieks will cause Vengeflies to appear on the battlefield, so be sure to eliminate them first once it spawns reinforcements.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Swipe Attack Vengefly King will open its jaws and fly in a V shape arc. It can easily be avoided by jumping on top of it and following it up with an attack.
Cries of Reinforcements Vengefly King shrieks where it summons up to 2 Vengeflies. When it does that, make sure to quickly eliminate the Venefly first to be able to shift your focus on the Vengefly King. A maximum of 4Vengeflies can be called into the battlefield. 



Vengefly King Lore

Vengefly King is a patriarch of the Vengefly colony and a mini-boss in Hollow Knight. There is one that can be found in Greenpath hanging on the wall while chewing on Zote the Mighty, and two more can be found and fought in the Trial of the Warrior


Vengefly King Notes & Trivia

  • Unlocks the "Neglect" Trophy/Achievement if players decide to leave Zote to be eaten by the King.



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