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Tips and Tricks - 5 Tips for Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition

Hey Xbox Gamers, in this 2D, Metroidvania game, you play as a tiny knight who stumbles upon the long-forgotten village of Dirtmouth, where your hero quickly finds there’s more to this place than meets the eye. Just below the surface is the forgotten kingdom of insects – aka Hallownest. Hallownest was once a prosperous kingdom, but it now lay in ruin, and all who venture below are said to lose their senses or be driven mad. It’s up to you to discover what has happened to this crumbling kingdom, and here are 5 tips to get you get started with Hollow Knight.

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Beginner Tips and Tricks (and other information) - Hollow Knight | Random Respawn

Calebyte here to bring you some tips for starting out in Hollow Knight. I highly recommend this game to any MetroidVania fans out there!

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How to Play : Hollow Knight - a Beginner's Guide [Tips and Tricks]

Welcome to the Beginners Guide Series: Featuring - Hollow Knight.

Hollow Knight is a Metroidvania video game developed and published by Team Cherry. The game was released for Microsoft Windows, macOS, and Linux in 2017, and for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in 2018. Development was partially funded through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, raising over A$57,000 by the end of 2014.

The game tells the story of a bug Knight on a quest to uncover the secrets of the long-abandoned insect kingdom of Hallownest, whose haunting depths draw in the adventurous and brave with promises of treasures and answers to ancient mysteries. The bug knight needs to find and fight bosses to progress through the game, many bosses do so by granting the player new abilities so they can access areas which were unavailable to them before.

A sequel to the game, Hollow Knight: Silksong, is currently in development and is set to be released on Microsoft Windows, Mac, Linux, and Nintendo Switch, with Team Cherry stating that more platforms may happen in the future. Team Cherry had previously planned this game as a piece of downloadable content. Kickstarter backers of Hollow Knight will also receive Silksong for free when it is released.

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Tips and Tricks for Beginners on Hollow Knight

I recently completed my first play-through of this game. (yes this game is a ton of fun so onto additional play-throughs now) I found myself wandering around as there really is no tutorial besides the basic learning to jump or swing your nail. Here are 10 tips and tricks to help you out in the beginning of the game to help you find your way under Dirtmouth. Hope you enjoy!

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Hollow Knight - Speedrun Swag Strat Compilation (Any% NMG)

Watch some of the coolest swag strats in the Any% No Major Glitches speedrun!

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15 Weird Tips for Hollow Knight Noobs

Minor gameplay spoilers, but I tried to make this one as spoiler-friendly as possible. With Siksong on the way, Hollow Knight is going to be getting massive wave of new players along with it. So consider this video a quick guide of some of the most obscure, mechanically practical features I've found to help me out in Hollow Knight.

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HOLLOW KNIGHT GUIDE [Steel Soul Mode] - Top 5 Charm Builds

Hollow Knight guides, trivia, and secrets all compacted into one nice video! I just beat steel soul mode a couple days ago, and I thought I'd share some of my advice on how to conquer it yourself, including some of the charm builds I had the most luck with.

Hollow Knight- Top 10 Rarest Achievements According to Steam

There are a total of 63 achievements in all of Hollow Knight. In this video I am going to go over the top 10 achievements that most players missed or are not able to get.

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3.8% Focus- Complete the Pantheon of the Sage


2.9% Neglect- Leave Zote to die

2.7% Soul & Shade- Complete the Pantheon of the Knight


1.8% Speedrun 1- Complete the game in under 10 hours

1.7% Speed Completion- Achieve 100% game completion and finish the game in under 20 hours

1.7% Pure Completion- Achieve 112% game completion and finish the game.


1.4% Steel Soul- Finish the game in Steel Soul mode

1.4% Speedrun 2- Complete the game in under 5 hours

1.3% Embrace the Void- Complete the Pantheon of Hallownest
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1.1% Steel Heart- Achieve 100% game completion and finish the game in Steel Soul mode


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Beginner's Guide to Hollow Knight

If you are just starting Hollow Knight and do not understand what is going on, this guide is for you. This video will walk you through how to play the game and make your playthrough much easier.

The Hollow Knight tutorial is simplistic and elegant in the way they explain almost nothing. It is up to the player to figure out how things work. If you have not played a metroidvania in a while or something is not clicking it could make the game VERY frustrating. This guide is to make life easier for new players so they can get back to exploring Hollow Knight.

What do we go over in this beginners guide?

- Benches: they heal you and respawn all enemies that are not in your current room
- Maps: Cornifer sells you mpas. They are not useful until you buy the quill from the map shop back in Dirtmouth.
- Geo: The currency of Hollow Knight. When you defeat enemies, you get fossilized shells which can be used to buy items.
- Wayward Compass Charm: Will show location on map
- Dead ends: Many areas early on require an ability to reach. make a mental note and come back later
- Soul: It is like mana. Hit an enemy with a nail to gain soul. Use soul to heal or cast a spell (once you unlock spells)
- Mask Shard: Hidden shards will increase your HP or amount of damage you can take only after you find 4 shards.
- Stag stations: Usually charge Geo and almost always come with a bench. They allow for fast travel
- Grubs: Green bugs in jars need to be freed. The grubfather will reward you with TONS of geo and items in exchange.
- Shiny items: Pick them up
Spells: Cost soul to use but more powerful than nail attacks
Charms: Can only be equipped while sitting at benches and will enhance your play style. charms require charm notches to equip. You can acquire new charm notches later.
Upgrade Nail Damage: Once you make it to the City of tears go left to find the Nail Smth
When you die: Your shade soul will be left in the place where you die. You lose all your geo and 1/3rd of your soul tank is broken. Once you get your shade back, you get your geo and soul meter back.... unless you die twice, then you get NO GEO!
Purple Mushrooms- you can super bounce off of them if you down attack
Spikes- You can down attack spikes and enemies to pogo off of them

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6 Lessons from Hollow Knight's immersive tutorial

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Hollow Knight is the latest in a long line of Metroidvania revivals, and it succeeds where so many games have failed, the tutorial. In this adventure, The Architect analyses what, exactly makes Hollow Knight's tutorial so great and what we can learn from it.

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Hollow Knight- Dream Bosses Ranked Easiest to Hardest and Tips/Charms to Beat Each

There are 6 dream bosses in hollow knight that will give a total 1,600 essence if you can beat them all. You don't need to beat them all if you just want the awoken dream nail. This video will go over which bosses are the easiest so that you can get essence quickly.

We will go over:
Which bosses are the easiest
Best charms for beating each dream boss
Tips for beating each dream boss

Essence rewards from the Seer:
100 Essence - Hallownest Seal
200 Essence - Spirits' Glade opens
300 Essence - Pale Ore
500 Essence - Dream Wielder Charm
600 Essence - Attunement Achievement
700 Essence - Vessel Fragment
900 Essence - Hidden Dreams Icon Dream Gate
1200 Essence - Arcane Egg
1500 Essence - Mask Shard
1800 Essence - Awaken the Dream Nail and unlocks Awakening Achievement
2400 Essence - Ascension Achievement

The Dream Bosses include:
Failed Champion- 300 Essence
Lost Kin- 400 Essence
Soul Tyrant- 300 Essence
White Defender- 300 Essence (Requires defeating all 3 Dreamers)
Nightmare King Grim (NKG)- No Essence (Requires a level 3 Grimmchild with three Flames)
Grey Prince Zote- 300 Essence- (Requires rescuing Bretta, Rescuing Zote in Green Path as well as Deep Nest AND defeating Zote in the Colosseum of Fools- Trial of the Warrior)

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HOLLOW KNIGHT : Voidheart Edition - Tips & Tricks 5 Tips For Hollow Knight (Switch, PC, PS4 & XB1)

A 2D, Metroidvania game, you play as a tiny knight who stumbles upon the long-forgotten village of Dirtmouth, where your hero quickly finds there’s more to this place than meets the eye. Just below the surface is the forgotten kingdom of insects – aka Hallownest. Hallownest was once a prosperous kingdom, but it now lay in ruin, and all who venture below are said to lose their senses or be driven mad. It’s up to you to discover what has happened to this crumbling kingdom, and here are 5 tips to get you get started with Hollow Knight. Please leave a Rating and a Comment below. ???? Follow our page on Facebook: Thanks for watching!

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Top 10 Best Views in Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight has a ton of beautiful views and locations. In this video I wanted to go over my top 10 best views in the game. More than likely my list will not match up perfectly with yours. Let me know in the comments what are your top 10 locations in Hollow Knight.

10. The Fungal Core- It is an interesting place with all the overgrown mushrooms and being able to bounce off all the purple shrooms makes this place fun and different. I thought it looked cool and deserved to be on the list.

9. Deepnest- Specifically where we find the dream warrior. This area stand out compared to the total darkness that is the rest of Deepnest as there are mushrooms that light up in the dark. It is a safe and interesting area even if it is only one room.

8. The Queen's Gardens- The lush overgrown garden is beautiful with all the fines and colorful flowers that are all over the place. I like the music and look of the area. It is just fun to think of the queen tending to her garden and it has now taken over.

7. Kingdom's Edge- Once you live the city, Kingdom's edge it a vast open deep area is that fun to explore. What I once thought was ash (which is actually molt from the pale king's cast off Wyrm body) is raining down through the open area. There are also bodies from warriors who lost in the trial of the fool who are tossed aside into the acid. I love how the area is bleak but draws you in begging to be explored in all directions.

6. Greenpath- The first time you enter Greenpath it is like a breath of fresh air. You go from the super rocky and barren area that is the Forgotten Crossroads and make your way into the green lush area. All of the plants and scenery is so inviting while the acid and enemies present this air of danger at all times. Once you make your way over to the first bench you are greeted with this amazing scene of vines, waterfalls, lush greenery and it all just pops. This is one of my favorite benches in the game.

5. The City of Tears- This is a favorite for many reasons. The whole city stands out in stark contrast to the rest of the game. Everywhere else in Hollownest is either overgrown or barren wilderness. The city is an intricate and super detailed space that looks and sounds beautiful. The city is vast and fun to explore. It is constantly raining on the outside and the buildings remind us of a better time.

4. Isma's Grove- This area comes unexpected in the Royal Waterways. The over saturated green colors with beautiful plants is just stunning. Especially after the deep dark thin tunnels that the player had to get through. It is clear that this area was made special and was amazing to find.

3. The Blue Lake- This one may be controversial based on the community poll that was done a week before this video was posted. 65% of people voted Blue Lake as their favorite location in all of Hollow Knight. I believe that it is amazing and it is really hard to order the top 3. I love the lore in the area and how the lake is was causes the City of Tears to always be raining. Plus this is the last place we get to see Quirrel.

2. Crystal Peak- From the first time I ever saw Crystal Peak I was drawn in. I loved the way the pink colors popped. Again this was a very nice contract to the Forgotten Crossroads. After getting the Crystal Heart ability the large open chasms that you must fly over are simply jaw dropping. At this point I knew I was getting into a really awesome game.

1. Jonie's Repose- I did not find this area until much later in my playthrough. I thought I had seen all the most beautiful areas in the game. Deep in the Howling Cliffs there is a path what leads you to a cave that is FILLED with these beautiful bright blue butterflies. The whole room is swarming with them and I believe it is the bright colors that really draws me in.

So let me know, what are your top 10 favorite views in the game? Afterwards I realized that I should have added Lake of Unn as that is another really peaceful and beautiful area. Do you think I missed anything else?

Hollow Knight- Strong Charm Combo Builds

There are a lot of amazing charms in Hollow Knight but some work better in a combo build as opposed to a stand alone charm. In this video I will be going over a ton of builds shared in a Steam article that are super powerful when put together. Link to the article below:


There are a total of 14 strong charm builds shared in the article. I don't believe that some of the last ones are really a great build and just a combo:
1. Paladin 11/1: Quick Slash + Mark of Pride + Quick Focus + Soul Catcher
2. Samurai 11/11: Mark of Pride + Quick Slash + Fragile/Unbreakable Strength + Heavy Blow
3. Ronin 11/11: Joni's Blessing + Quick Slash + Fragile/Unbreakable Strength + Steady Body
4. Holy Light 10/11: Grubberfly's Elegy + Quick Slash + Fragile/Unbreakable Strength + Steady Body
5. Warlock 11/11: Dreamshield Dream Wielder + Grubberfly's Elegy + Grubsong + Weaversong + Sprintmaster
6. Battle Mage 11/11: Soul Eater + Soul Catcher + Spell Twister + Shaman Stone
7. Sorcerer 9/11: Shaman Stone + Spell Twister + Weaversong + Sprintmaster + Grubsong
8. Priest 9/11: Quick Focus + Shape of Unn + Grubsong + Stalwart Shell + Baldur Shell
9. Lifeblood Galore 11/11: Fragile/Unbreakable Heart + Lifeblood Heart + Lifeblood Core + Joni's Blessing
10. Ninja 11/11: Sharp Shadow + Dashmaster + Sprintmaster + Thorns of Agony + Quick Focus + Defender's Crest + Spore Shroom
11. Toxic Thorns 8/11: Quick Focus + Stalwart Shell + Grubsong + Thorns of Agony + Spore Shroom
12. Prismatic Focus 11/11: Deep Focus + Quick Focus + Grubsong + Grubberfly's Elegy
13. Poisonous Shell 6/11: Spore Shroom + Baldur Shell +Quick Focus
14. Ultimate Summoner 10/11: Grimmchild + Weaversong + Sprintmaster + Grubsong + Glowing Womb + Defender's Crest + Spore Shroom




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Hollow Knight ► 9 Things You STILL Don't Know

Even after the Hidden Dreams DLC release, there are STILL secrets, easter eggs, and shortcuts we haven't found. Even though we've had months to do so! We've picked up on 9 secret things you probably weren't aware of in Hollow Knight. Let's get started!

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How to Defeat Soul Master (Tips) | Hollow Knight

Head of the Soul Sanctum. Hoarded soul hoping to stave off Hallownest's affliction, but eventually became intoxicated by its power.

THE BUGS OF HALLOWNEST TRIED ALL KINDS OF TRICKS AND RITUALS AND PRAYERS TO RID THEMSELVES OF THE INFECTION. BUT TO NO AVAIL! PERHAPS THE INFECTION CAME FROM SOMEWHERE DEEP INSIDE OF THEM THAT THEY COULD NOT ESCAPE.

HOLLOW KNIGHT ► Top 10 Worst Charms

Ranking some of the least usable charms in Hollow Knight because yes, we really have fallen that far apparently. I'm just waiting for Silksong to come out, don't mind me. I'm as bored as you are. I promise.

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Hollow Knight - All Bosses Ranked From Worst to Best (by community)

So first me and my discord community made a tier list of all the bosses, then we had a massive discussion about each boss, and I ranked them based on how people seemed to roughly feel about each boss. Is it completely accurate? Ofc not, but it's close.

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