Blast foes with screaming SOUL and Shadows.
The Wraiths require SOUL to be conjured. Strike enemies to gather SOUL.


Abyss Shriek Icon

Unleash the Shriek.

Press FOCUS/CAST or QUICK CAST while holding UP to release a wave of energy in an arc with increased range around and above the Knight, dealing 4 bursts in quick succession that deal 20 damage each.

It is 16 times stronger than an un-upgraded Nail, making it the second strongest unmodified attack in the game, with the only other contender being the combined seven strikes of Cyclone Slash with the Channelled, Coiled, and Pure Nails.


  • Shaman Stone increases the damage dealt by Abyss Shriek by 50%, unlike in other spells, which it only buffs by 33%.

How to Acquire

Stand on the pedestal in the room of the bottom left of the The Abyss and use the Howling Wraiths spell.


Abyss Scream
  • Using the Dream Nail on the face by the pedestal will reveal a line of dialogue hinting at how to get the Abyss Shriek:
"...Our voices... will cry out... again..."