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Hollow Knight Walkthrough and Guide

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Hollow Knight Walkthrough and Guide

Hollow Knight Walkthrough and Guide

Hollow Knight is an immersive and exploration-based game that offers players the freedom to choose their own path. With its rich world and captivating story, there is no shortage of things to do and discover. However, if you’re new to the game or need a little guidance as you explore, here’s a complete Hollow Knight walkthrough and guide with minimal spoilers.

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Things You Should Know

  • The only way to complete Hollow Knight is to collect all upgrades, pickups, charms, and defeat all bosses, as well as clear warrior’s graves.
  • Geo clusters, fake walls, ceilings, and floors, along with benches for healing, should be kept in mind.
  • The map will be much easier to explore once you unlock all shortcuts.

Chapter 1

1.

King’s Pass. In your explorations, you’ll encounter a lot of Geo clusters. As you pass rock clusters in Hollow Knight, be sure to mine them for geo as it is needed to upgrade the Nail with the Nailsmith.

  • The Fury of the Fallen Charm can be obtained by following these steps:
    • In the southwest part of the pit room, you’ll find the Geo cluster.
    • Overcome the spikes by nail-bouncing (attacking downwards while jumping).
    • You can find the Charm by opening the chest.
  • Keep going past the spiked bit. Break through the gate by destroying the wooden support.
  • The ledge that leads to Dirtmouth can be jumped off.
  • Get in touch with Elderbug, the NPC.
  • Forgotten Crossroads can be reached by entering the well.

2.

Forgotten Crossroads. As you progress, you’ll have to defeat enemies to earn Geo. There will be fewer enemies in the beginning and more as you progress, so be on the lookout for easy enemies, Geo clusters, and hidden rooms. The Grubs, which resemble caterpillars, can also be found trapped.

  • Top-left is the location of the NPC Grubfather. For rewards, visit frequently after freeing Grubs.
  • Visit Black Egg Temple and speak to Quirrel.
  • Obtain a Forgotten Crossroads map for 30 Geo from Cornifer.
  • In the room with the acid, rescue the Grub.
  • Stag Station located at Forgotten Crossroads for 50 Geo.
  • Escape from the breakable wall with the Grub.
  • The mines contain an NPC named Myla.
  • Recover the two Grubs by nail-bumping behind the Husk Guard.
  • Gruz Mother must be defeated.
    • Players will be charged by Gruz Mother who will perform zig-zag slams between the floor and ceiling. Follow her along as far as you can to avoid the zig-zag slams. When Gruz Mother is defeated, a swarm of Gruzzers spawns. Until you do, the battle will not end.
  • Sly the merchant NPC is in the hut.
  • The City Crest and Geo chest can be collected after defeating the False Knight boss.
    • The False Knight’s mace produces shockwaves, so jump and avoid them. If its armor is sufficiently damaged, it will stagger and fall into Rage, revealing a Maggot inside. Defeat the Maggot by attacking it.
  • You can get the Vengeful Spirit Spell by speaking to the Snail Shaman at the Ancestral Mound.
  • For the Soul Catcher Charm and Greenpath, you must defeat Elder Baldur mini-boss.
  • You can earn Grub rewards by returning to Grubfather.
  • Purchasing the Wayward Compass Charm, Quill, and Bench Pin from Iselda’s shop for 440 Geo total, return to Dirthmouth.

3.

Greenpath. Hunter’s Journal is available in Greenpath. When you click this, you’ll be able to revisit the enemies you’ve faced and defeated in the menu.

  • For 60 Geo, you can purchase Cornifer’s Greenpath map.
  • The hidden platform must be cut down so that the Grub can be rescued.
  • Collect Hunter’s Journal after listening to Hunter speak.
  • Hunter is in a room next to a Grub that needs to be rescued.
  • The bench will be your seat for 50 Geo.
  • A mini-boss named Moss Knight must be defeated.
  • Befriend Zote and defeat the mini-boss to save him from the Vengefly King.
    • In addition to charging at players, the Vengefly King summons enemies to help him. Be as quick as possible to kill these enemies. To inflict damage on the Vengefly King, jump off his body when he charges.
    • By hitting Zote’s skull with the Mantis Claw later on, you can obtain the “Neglect” achievement if you choose to ignore him. By making this decision, you will also be locked out of the Gray Prince Zote boss battle.
  • The Moss Knight is guarding the Grub, so you need to rescue him.
  • Open the Greenpath Stag Station for 140 Geo.
  • Sit on the bench to recover health.
  • Destroy the breakable wall from the flower trap and get the Wanderer’s Journal relic.
  • Defeat the Hornet Protector boss and get the Mothwing Cloak ability.
    • When Hornet Protector lunges, jump over or under her attacks to dodge them, and then strike with the Nail.
  • Go to Lake of Unn to encounter Quirrel.
  • Head towards the right and use the Mothwing Cloak to collect the Thorns of Agony Charm.

4.

Fog Canyon. This large drop has areas you can explore later. For now, drop down the first canyon. Head right, and then drop down the next canyon to reach Queen’s Station.

5.

Fungal Wastes. You’ll encounter Quirrel on the way to Queen’s Station, and you can speak to him before you proceed.

  • Open the Queen’s Station Stag Station for 120 Geo.
  • Return to Dirtmouth to encounter Zote.
    • If you chose to ignore Zote, skip this.
  • Buy the Queen’s Station map from Cornifer for 75 Geo.
  • Get the Hallownest Seal relic in the upper chamber.
  • Defeat the two Shrumal Ogre mini-boss in the north section for a Charm Notch.
  • Speak to the NPC Cloth.
  • Rescue the Grub in the bouncing mushroom room.
  • Continue left to unlock the shortcut.
  • Sit on the bench in the lower-right corner.
  • Head into Mantis Village and obtain the Mantis Claw on the left side.
  • Climb the vertical area and get the Wanderer’s Journal relic above Mantis Village.
  • Head right and use City Crest on the statue to unlock City of Tears.

6.

City of Tears. In City of Tears, you can speak to the Nailsmith to strengthen your Nail in exchange for Geo and Pale Ore.

  • Sit on the bench and encounter Quirrel.
  • Visit the Nailsmith and upgrade to Sharpened Nail with 250 Geo.
  • Find and collect the Hallownest Seal on the scaffolding.
  • Find the NPC Relic Seeker Lemm and exchange relics for Geo.
  • Rescue the Grub guarded by Winged Sentry.
  • Sit on the bench 150 Geo.
  • Buy the City of Tears map from Cornifer for 90 Geo.
  • Go left to find City Storerooms and encounter Zote.
  • Open the shortcut that leads to Fungal Wastes.
  • Find and collect the Wanderer’s Journal relic in the top-right corner.
  • Open the City Storerooms Stag Station for 200 Geo.
  • Fast-travel to Dirtmouth Stag Station.

7.

Forgotten Crossroads. The rooms that were previously inaccessible without certain Charms are now accessible at Dirtmouth.

  • Purchase the Gathering Swarm Charm for 300 Geo and the Mask Shard for 150 Geo from Sly.
  • Near the well, you will find the NPC Tiso.
  • Utilize wall-jumping to reach the Hallownest Seal relic in the well.
  • Get the Grub out of the middle passage by using your dash.
  • The Grubfather will give you Geo, Mask Shards, and the Grubsong Charm if you visit him.
  • Grab a Mask Shard after defeating the Brooding Mawlek boss.
    • Infection will pour from its mouth when it attacks. Make sure you get a few hits in before it releases its single-fire attacks.
  • You’ll get a Mask Shard if you complete the Goam challenge.
  • New dialogue can be found by speaking with the NPC Myla.
  • Stag Station in City Storerooms can be reached quickly.
  • Tiso is the NPC you need to speak to.

8.

Return to City of Tears. As you progress through the game, you will encounter the Soul Twister mini-boss, which unlocks Soul Sanctum.

  • The Soul Sanctum can be entered by defeating the Soul Twister mini-boss.
  • The shortcut to the bench can be accessed by destroying the breakable wall.
  • It takes about 15 minutes to defeat the mini-boss in the first room.
  • From the very top of the map, gather the Spell Twister Charm.
  • Defeat the Soul Master boss to get the Desolate Dive Spell.
    • Soul Master will teleport frequently around the arena. Keep an eye on his downward slam and the resulting shockwave. When he’s in the air, jump to avoid the projectiles. Focus attacks when he’s moving from side-to-side.
  • As you exit Soul Sanctum, collect the Geo chest and Hallownest Seal relic, and rescue the Grub.
  • Fast-travel to Dirtmouth Stag Station.

Chapter 2

1.

Forgotten Crossroads.

  • Lumafly Lanterns are available for 1,800 Geo at Sly.
  • To reach the Forgotten Crossroads Stag Station fast, travel through the Forgotten Crossroads.
  • Get in touch with the NPC Tiso.
  • The Charm Notch costs 120 Geo when purchased from the NPC Salubra.
  • New dialogue can be found by speaking with the NPC Myla.
  • Using the Desolate Dive Spell, find the crumbling floor.

2.

Crystal Peak.

  • Forgotten Crossroads can be accessed by entering the dark room and paying 50 Geo.
  • Place your feet on the bench in the lower right corner.
  • The Grub must be rescued from the conveyer by climbing upwards.
  • Buy the Crystal Peak map from Cornifer for 112 Geo.
  • Defeat the Crystal Guardian boss to unlock the bench.
  • Return to the previous room and collect the Shopkeeper’s Key.
  • Encounter Quirrel as you climb upward.
  • Collect the Wanderer’s Journal relic and Crystal Heart ability.
  • Rescue two Grubs in the central crusher room.
  • Enter the laser room and obtain the Deep Focus Charm.
  • Rescue the Grub behind the breakable wall.
  • Return to the bench and rescue Grub near the crusher room.
  • Go through the dark room in the bottom-right corner and jump into the pit.

3.

Resting Grounds. In this area, you can acquire the Dream Nail, which can be used to extract Essence, enter the Dream Realm, collect SOUL, and more.

  • Inspect the Dreamers Memorial to get the Dream Nail ability.
  • Hit the Whispering Root with the Dream Nail for 20 Essence.
  • Pass the fake wall in the upper-left to obtain the Dreamshield Charm.
  • Strike the lever to open the Resting Grounds Stag Station.
  • Fast-travel to the City Storerooms Stag Station.

4.

City of Tears. Returning to City of Tears, there is a new Whispering Root you can strike for Essence.

  • Hit the Whispering Root with the Dream Nail for 28 Essence.
  • Obtain the Simple Key above.
  • Get more relics from Relic Seeker Lemm by visiting his site.
  • You can use the Simple Key at the bottom of the canyon to open the manhole.

5.

Royal Waterways. Nearby is a wall that can be broken. A NPC named Tuk can be found when the Rancid Eggs are destroyed, where he sells them for 80-100 Geo.

  • Apply the Desolate Dive Spell to the crumbling floor.
  • The bench is the perfect place to sit.
  • To clear the battle room of Hwurmp, go up and left.
  • It costs 75 Geo to purchase the Royal Waterways map from Cornifer.
  • Select Fungal Wastes from the shortcut menu.
  • For the Dashmaster Charm, return briefly to the Fungal Wastes.
  • Rescue the NPC Bretta by completing the wall jumping challenge.
  • You can get a Mask Shard by entering the water and heading left.
  • A hidden alcove contains the Grub that must be rescued.
  • The Defender’s Crest Charm can be obtained by defeating the Dung Defender Boss.
    • Attack when the Dung Defender burrows into the ground; this is the best time to do so. Wait until then to avoid the dung balls.
  • You can get the King’s Idol relic by striking the pump switch and using the Desolate Dive Spell.
  • Access the shortcut by opening the elevator shaft next to it.
  • The elevator shaft is beneath you, so you should dash over it.
  • Get Isma’s Tear ability by clearing the Sentry battle room.
  • Isma needs your help in rescuing the Grub.
  • The shortcut can be found behind Eternal Emilitia, the NPC.

6.

City of Tears.

  • From the left side, open the shortcut.
  • Check out the fountain’s cutscene.
  • Hornets are encountered.
  • On the right, there is a fake wall that you can enter through.
  • Get 420 Geo by defeating the Gorgeous Husk.
  • You can unlock the platform for 300 Geo by exiting right of the King’s Station.
  • Get a bench and sit down.
  • Defeat the Great Husk Sentry guarding the Grub.
    • After rescuing the Grub, you can quit the game and reload it to avoid killing the Sentry.
  • Take a fast train to the Stag Station at Queen’s Station.

7.

Fungal Wastes.

  • A Mask Shard can be obtained by completing the wall jumping challenge.
  • The Wanderer’s Journal relic can be collected by continuing right.
  • Rescue the Grub by heading southwest.
  • To obtain the Spore Shroom Charm, complete the bouncing mushroom challenge.
  • Moss Prophet can be found on the far right side of the map.
  • Save the Grub by entering Deepnest and climbing over the fake wall.
  • Once you have returned to Mantis Village, strike the lever to completely unlock it.
  • At the bottom-right corner is a bench for you to sit on.
  • You can obtain the Geo chest, Hallownest Seal relic, and Mark of Pride Charm by defeating the Mantis Lord boss.
    • A single attack will be performed by the first, then a simultaneous attack will be made by the other two once she is defeated. There are three moves that the Lords share: Lance Dash, Lance Drop, and Blade Boomerang. In case the Mantis Lords move towards you, use the Nail to bounce off their boomerangs.
  • The newly unlocked room has a bench for you to sit on.
  • After passing the Mantis Lords, continue into Deepnest.

Chapter 3

1.

Deepnest.

  • From Cornifer, you can purchase a 38-geo map of the Deepnest.
  • There is a relic of the Hallownest Seal above. Collect it.
  • Make your way to the hot springs by heading south.
  • The bench is where you should sit.
  • The Grub is hiding behind a breakable wall, so make a Super Dash towards the right to save it.
  • Pale Ore can be collected by defeating the Nosk boss.
    • Keeping your left hand against the edge of the middle platform, walk towards it. You should strike upwards when you are overtaken by the Nosk.
  • With Super Dash, head upward and rescue the Grub.
  • Take a seat on the bench of the Failed Tramway.
  • Cloth used in encounters.
  • The shortcut to Deepnest should now be open.
  • The Tram Pass is located on the far left side of the Failed Tramway.
  • Obtain the King’s Idol relic by clearing the Corpse Creeper battle room.
  • Zote needs to be rescued.
  • You will encounter Quirrel after you pass the hot spring.
  • The Ancient Basin can be reached by tram.

2.

Ancient Basin.

  • The Desolate Dive Spell can be used to rescue the Grub.
  • Defeat all enemies in the top-left corner of the room in order to retrieve Cloth and obtain a Pale Ore.
  • Take the tram down the hole and return to the tram room.
  • A map of the Ancient Basin can be purchased for 112 Geos from Cornifer.
  • For 150 Geo, sit on the bench.
  • Grab the Simple Key by Super Dashing to the left.
  • Select the shortcut and open it.
  • The boss of the Broken Vessel must be defeated.
    • Keep your distance and use spells and nails to cycle through hits against this boss.
  • The Monarch Wings ability can be obtained by continuing left.
  • In the passage leading to Broken Vessel, use the Monarch Wings to double jump.
  • The Grub needs to be rescued.
  • The Palace Grounds are just a double-jump away.
  • Take 300 Geo to the Hidden Station Stag Station.
  • The Dirtmouth Stag Station can be reached in a short amount of time.

3.

Upgrades. Upgrade your gear while you can. The terrain will be trickier and the opponents will be harder.

  • For 800 Geo, you can purchase the Elegant Key from Sly.
    • This key will automatically be taken from the shopkeeper.
  • Get a Mask Shard by visiting Bretta’s hut.
  • A fast travel option to King’s Station.
  • Collect the Hallownest Seal by nail-bouncing on the roof of King’s Station Stag Station.
  • Get more relics from Relic Seeker Lemm by visiting his site.
  • The Channeled Nail is available for 800 Geo at the Nailsmith.
  • You can access the mini-boss room by using the Elegant Key in Soul Sanctum.
  • A mini-boss called Soul Warrior must be defeated.
    • A downward slash from above will commence the fight between the Soul Warrior and the opponent. Dash-slashes can be dodged by striking immediately after the attack while it is still recovering. In addition to the second Soul Warrior, 24 Folly enemies will also be spawned to assist the player.
  • Shade Soul, a spell upgrade for Vengeful Spirit, can be obtained by activating the device.
  • Travel to the Hidden Station Stag Station by fast-travel from the City Storerooms.
  • Kingdom’s Edge is reached by the Tram on the right.

4.

Hive.

  • The breakable wall must be destroyed in order to gain access to the hive.
  • The bench is the perfect place to sit.
  • Use the Dream Nail to hit the Whispering Root for 20 essence.
  • Double-jump and use Super Dash to save the Grub.
  • You need to lure the Hive Guardian into breaking the wall so that you can obtain a Mask Shard.
  • Select the shortcut and open it.
  • The Hiveblood Charm can be obtained by defeating the Hive Knight boss.
    • It is best to avoid the bees until they leave, as the Hive Knight will summon them. Attack with downward slashes while staying above the Hive Knight. Dashing through the spikes, while he prepares them, is the best strategy. The same order in which they appeared will be followed by their explosion.
  • Vespa, the spirit of the Hive Queen, can be reached.
  • A double jump will let you return to Waterways and rescue the Grub.
  • In the passage, there is a shortcut that can be opened.
  • A Desolate Dive Spell can be used to save the Grub before it is cut off by the shortcut.

5.

Kingdom’s Edge.

  • Using Kingdom’s Edge shortcut, climb upwards.
  • It costs 112 Geo to purchase Cornifer’s Kingdom’s Edge map.
  • The Dash Slash Nail Art can be purchased for 800 Geo at Nailmaster Oro’s hut on the right.
  • You can enter the bottom-right room by using the Desolate Dive Spell.
  • Get the Grub out of the Great Hopper spike room.
  • Find the Geo cluster with 420 Geo using the Desolate Dive Spell.
  • The Quick Slash Charm can be collected by returning up and going left.
  • For the Wanderer’s Journal relic, use the Desolate Dive Spell.
  • Behind the breakable ceiling, rescue the Grub.
  • By the bench, you can collect the Wanderer’s Journal.
  • You can encounter NPC Bardoon by jumping twice in the vertical passage.
  • Use the Dream Nail to extract 51 essences from the Whispering Root.
  • Go to the Colosseum of Fools and open the shortcut.
  • Sit on the Colosseum of Fools bench.
  • Lure the Giant Hopper to destroy the breakable wall and obtain the King’s Idol relic.
  • Go into the Tower of Love and open the shortcut.
  • Rescue the Grub in the watery passage.
  • Return to King’s Station and fast-travel to the Greenpath Stag Station.

6.

Greenpath.

  • Collect the Hallownest Seal relic.
  • Visit Nailmaster Sheo’s hut and clear the Super Dash and Nail-bounce challenge.
  • Obtain the Great Slash Nail Art.
  • Pass the Lake of Unn and enter the hidden passage on the left.
  • Collect the Shape of Unn Charm.
  • Pass the Vengefly King’s room, open the chest, and jump into it.
  • Defeat the two Elder Baldurs mini-boss to collect the Baldur Shell Charm.
  • Wall-jump upwards and rescue the Grub, and then enter Howling Cliffs.

7.

Howling Cliffs.

  • The King’s Idol relic must be collected.
  • The Dream Nail can be used to extract 46 essence from the Whispering Root.
  • You can collect the Wanderer’s Journal relic by collecting it.
  • Activate the Nightmare Lantern by hitting the corpse with the Dream Nail.
  • The Howling Cliffs map can be purchased for 75 Geo at Cornifer.
  • Joni’s Blessing Charm can be obtained in the dark room near Cornifer.
  • For Cyclone Slash Nail Art, visit Nailmaster Mato’s hut.
  • Dirtmouth can be reached by super-dashing off the cliff.

8.

Dirtmouth.

  • A Grimmchild Charm can be obtained by speaking with the NPC Grimm inside the tent.
  • Nailmaster’s Glory Charm can be found in the basement by finding Sly.
  • The Gravedigger’s spirit can be found to the right of the well.
  • The Grubfather offers the following rewards: Geo, Rancid Egg, Hallownest Seal Relic, and Pale Ore.
  • For 75 Geo, you can purchase the Resting Grounds map and 200 Geo, you can buy the Stagway and Vendor pins.
  • The fastest way to reach King’s Station.

Chapter 4

1.

City of Tears.

  • To open the Pleasure House, use the Simple Key. Open the shortcut after obtaining the Wanderer’s Journal relic, encountering Poggy Thorax, and finding the Wanderer’s Journal relic.
  • You can exchange more relics for Geo by visiting Relic Seeker Lemm.
  • Upgrade to the Coiled Nail for 2,000 Geo at the Nailsmith.
  • Crossroads elevator can be unlocked for 150 Geo.

2.

Infected Crossroads.

  • Gather the fragments of the vessel.
  • Salubra’s Shop sells Lifeblood Heart, Longnail, Steady Body, Shaman Stone, and Quick Focus Charms for 1,690 Geo. For 2,800 Geo, you can purchase 3 Charm Notches.
  • Check out Myla’s new dialogue.
  • The Dirtmouth Stag Station is located at the Crossroads Stag Station, so you need to fast-travel there.
  • Shop at Sly for the Mask Shards for 2,800 Geo, the Vessel Fragments for 1,450 Geo, and the Charms for 950 Geo: the Stalwart Shell, Sprintmaster, and Heavy Blow.
  • Destroy the breakable ceiling in the well.
  • With the Dream Nail, hit the Whispering Root for 29 Essence.
  • The lifeblood cocoon is located near the Ancestral Mound, where you can make a double jump.
  • With the Dream Nail, strike the Whispering Root to get 42 essences.
  • Hunter’s Journal can be updated by using the Desolate Dive Spell on the Fossilized Golem.
  • Pay Leg Eater 86 Geo to open his store in Fungal Wastes. You can purchase Fragile Strength, Fragile Greed, and Fragile Heart Charms for 960 Geo if you equip the Defender’s Crest.
  • With the Dream Nail, hit the Whispering Root on the left for 20 essence.

3.

Fog Canyon.

  • Relic of the Hallownest Seal must be collected.
  • To obtain a Charm Notch, you must clear the exploding egg challenge room.
  • Under the challenge room, take the left passage.
  • For 150 Geo, you can purchase a map of Fog Canyon from Cornifer.
  • Turn left and backtrack. Rescue the Grub near the Teacher’s Archive by Super Dashing across the elevated ledge.
  • Encounter Quirrel.
  • Enter the Teacher’s Archive.
  • Charged Lumafly must be destroyed after defeating Uumuu boss.
    • The trail of electricity can be confused by Uumuu to avoid lightning-based attacks. The trail will leave the bottommost platforms once you stand on them. You can attack when Uumuu deflates and Quirrel joins you.
  • Put to rest the Dreamer, Monomon the Teacher, by meeting Quirrel.
  • Fog Canyon can be accessed via the shortcut.
  • The Hallownest Seal relic can be found in the northeast passage.
  • Clear the Squit challenge room for the Howling Wraiths spell at Overground Mound.
  • Get to Greenpath by climbing up.

4.

Greenpath.

  • Head left after collecting the Wanderer’s Journal relic.
  • The Massive Moss Charger mini-boss must be defeated.
    • Depending on the situation, the Massive Moss Charger might charge at players or bellyflop them from the ground.
  • Rescue the Grub by collecting the Geo chest.
  • Take the Vessel Fragment from the platform and destroy it.
  • Collect the Mask Shard in the top-right corner of Stone Sanctuary.
  • For 200 Essence, complete the No Eyes challenge at the warrior’s grave.
  • Fog Canyon leads to Queen’s Station, which you should return to.
  • Collect the Hallownest Seal relic by double-jumping next to Willoh.
  • King’s Station can be reached quickly.

5.

City of Tears.

  • The Wanderer’s Journal relic must be collected.
  • Above King’s Station, clear the Sentry battle room.
  • Enter the Colosseum by going up the elevator shaft.
  • Enter Kingdom’s Edge on the right.

6.

Kingdom’s Edge.

  • Completing the Trial of the Warrior requires 100 Geo. A Charm Notch can be earned when you earn Geo.
  • To complete the Trial of the Conqueror, you must spend 450 Geo. You will earn Geo and a Pale Ore.
  • Sit on the bench in the tent.
  • The Hornet Sentinel boss can be found on the right.
  • King’s Brand can be obtained after defeating the Hornet Sentinel boss.
    • Unlike the Hornet Protector, the Hornet Sentinel can counter hits and summon spike balls. Parry the spike balls and destroy them as they spawn if she draws back.
  • Relic Wanderer’s Journal can be collected by breaking through the planks above.
  • Enter the broken elevator shaft by taking the King’s Station shortcut.

7.

Royal Waterways.

  • The Dung Defender can be found in the room of the Dung Defender.
  • You can use the Desolate Dive Spell under the bench in the room under the bench.
  • The Flukenest Charm can be obtained by defeating the Flukemarm boss.
    • Attack the Flukemarm between swarms after destroying the spawned Flukes.
  • Return to the broken elevator shaft and descend into the Ancient Basin.
  • The Dream Nail is used to hit the Whispering Root for 35 Essence.
  • Relic of Wanderer’s Journal to be collected.

Chapter 5

1.

Ancient Basin.

  • You will need to equip the following items on the bench: Fragile Heart, Joni’s Blessing, and Lifeblood Heart.
  • Abyss can be unlocked by traveling south.
  • The Arcane Egg relic can be found on the left side of the fork.
  • The Lifeblood Core Charm can be obtained by opening the Lifeblood door with 15 Lifeblood Masks.
  • Follow the path to the left of the Abyss at the bottom.
  • Using the Howling Wraiths spell on the pedestal will upgrade your spell to Abyss Shriek.
  • Turn the lighthouse on by climbing the lighthouse.
  • The Shade Cloak ability can be obtained by heading right.
  • To obtain the Arcane Egg relic, use the Shade Cloak ability.
  • Update Hunter’s Journal by defeating the Void Tendrils behind the fake ceiling.
  • Take the Tram back to Deepnest after climbing to the top of the Abyss.

2.

Deepnest.

  • For the challenge room to be cleared, use Shade Cloak.
  • For Hunter’s Journal to be updated, defeat the Garpede.
  • To obtain a Vessel Fragment, complete the Garpede Nail-bounce challenge.
  • Tram back to Ancient Basin using the tram.
  • Travel quickly from Hidden Station Stag Station to Dirtmouth Stag Station.
  • To reach Crystal Peak, take the elevator.

3.

Crystal Peak.

  • The King’s Idol relic must be collected.
  • To find the Crystal Guardian boss, double jump in the upper room’s passage.
  • Take down the Crystal Guardian boss and collect the Mask Shard.
    • When it leaps into the air, keep your distance. After that, move away quickly before attacking again. Continue until the boss is defeated. When the Crystal Guardian is defeated, it turns into the Enraged Guardian. A similar attack pattern will be found here, but it will be faster and stronger than the previous incarnation.
  • Rescue the Grub on the ground level by going northeast.
  • Using the Dream Nail, hit the Whispering Root for 21 Essence in the previous room.
  • The Pale Ore can be collected by climbing to Hallownest’s Crown.
  • You can reach Crystallised Mound by flying down and then Super Dashing.
  • You can rescue the Grub by using the Desolate Dive Spell.
  • Snail shaman’s corpse contains the upgrade Descending Dark Spell.
  • Take a stroll down to the resting grounds.

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