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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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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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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 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.

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?
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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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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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All Hollow Knight Bosses Ranked Easiest to Hardest (#1-22)

All Hollow Knight bosses, ranked from easiest to hardest, compiled into one nice, digestible list. Obviously, this list has to do with my own experiences with each boss. Nothing is set in stone, but y'all already know that. Enjoy!

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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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5 Games to Try if You Enjoyed Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight is a wonderful metroidvania platformer, but if it's all you're playing, you'll probably get tired of it eventually. So I thought I could put together some of my personal recommendations on what to play if you're feeling the Hallownest slump.

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Hollow Knight- Best Charms for Nail Damage + Charm Locations

There are a total of 40 charms in Hollow Knight but there are a few charm build that are best for doing damage with your nail. In this video I will share my favorite charm build for nail damage, show how they interact with each other and the location of each charm.

The first charm is the Fragile Strength or Unbreakable Strength Charm. It will take three charm notch slots to equip. This one will add 50% damage to your base nail damage (rounded up). After testing the charm I am not sure that we do a full 50% bonus damage but it is still a lot! The 50% number comes from the Hollow Knight wiki here:


Note that the fragile strength will not break when used against dream bosses. If you do use the Fragile Strength and get defeated, the charm will break and you will need to go back to the leg eater to get it fixed.

The second charm is the Mark of Pride charm. This will increase your nail reach by a huge 25% and will cost you three charm slots. This will make it so you can hit enemies from much further away. You are getting 8.3% reach per charm slot.

The third charm is the Long Nail. This one will cost two charm notch slots to equip. This will increase the nail range by 15% This is still really helpful when you can't afford three nail slots. having any extra range at all makes boss fight much easier as you can attack enemies without taking damage.

The last and possibly best charm for nail users is the Quick Slash charm. The charm will cost three charm notch slots to equip. This one will increase your attack speed by a total of 54%! Getting an extra hit or two in can make all the difference when fighting bosses. One extra hit in each round can make it easier to down bosses or finish the fight off quickly ESPECIALLY when combined with the unbreakable strength.

To equip all of these charms at the same time you will need a total of 11 slots. You start with three and can find 8 more. Check out the video below to find all the notches:


These are MY favorite charms for nail damage. Some people also like to use Nailmaster's Glory, Grubberfly's Elegy or Fury of the Fallen. Let me know what your favorite charm build is in the comments!

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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 - 10 Enemies That Piss Me Off

Hollow Knight has a pretty diverse variety of enemies, and as per metroidvania tradition, a select few of them always seemed to annoy the hell out of me. So let's complain about them.

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Hollow Knight Review

Hollow Knight reviewed by Tom Marks on PC and Nintendo Switch.

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Top 10 Worst Enemies in Hollow Knight

There are a lot of enemies in Hollow Knight and some are more annoying than other. This is a list of enemies that were the most annoying or tough for me.

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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.

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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- Best Methods for Farming Geo Early and Late Game

In this video I go over two different methods for farming Geo and show one area where you can sell idols, wanders journals as well as arcane eggs for massive amounts of geo quick!

The first method for farming geo is for late game. Make your way over to the Coliseum of Fools and complete the second trial. This trial will pay out 2,000 geo ever 7.5min which is not bad at all.

The second method just requires you to have the city of tears unlocked as well as fragile (or unbreakable) greed. With the fragile greed charm equipped it is possible to earn a bonus 60% in geo for every single enemy killed. Follow the video for the exact path to earn roughly 448 geo every 2.5 min. It is a little less geo per min than the Coliseum of fools but you can do it much earlier in the game.

The last way to get some quick geo is to sell items to a vendor in the City of Tears by the name of the Relic Seeker.

Farming geo in Hollow Knight does not need to be hard. At a very minimum you should attach the fragile greed charm as early in the game as possible and watch the geo come pouring in over time.

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