Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Content

Carefree Melody is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It has a chance to block damage when the Knight is hit.

Usefulness

The block chance resets to 0% every time the charm prevents damage and increases with each hit taken up to 90%. The average block chance is 22.4%.

The hit count does not reset upon death or when the charm is unequipped, which makes it helpful in Godmaster Icon.png Radiant fights. The charm is also particularly useful when no accessible means of healing are available.

Will allow the effects of other charms to continue through or activate alongside its own effect, save for Grubsong which requires taking actual damage.

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How to Acquire

After banishing the Grimm Troupe, the charm can be acquired from Nymm by listening to him in Dirtmouth.

Probability

The odds of the charm activating increase with each hit taken since it last blocked damage:

0 Hits Taken 1 Hits Taken 2 Hits Taken 3 Hits Taken 4 Hits Taken 5 Hits Taken 6 Hits Taken 7+ Hits Taken
0% 10% 20% 30% 50% 70% 80% 90%

Charm Interactions and Combo Tips

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Stalwart Shell

Applies Stalwart Shell's effect even when the damage is negated by Carefree Melody.

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Thorns of Agony

Thorns of Agony will still trigger even if damage was negated by Carefree Melody.

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Baldur Shell

Carefree Melody's counter will increase from hits to the shell and can protect it from damage when activated.

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Hiveblood

Carefree Melody can prevent damage from interrupting the regeneration of Hiveblood masks.

Trivia

  • This charm takes up the spot that Grimmchild was in previously.
  • The Delicate Flower will be destroyed even if damage was negated by Carefree Melody.
  • Carefree Melody is inaccessible in Godmaster Icon.png Godseeker Mode.
Charm Compendium

Main Game


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Wayward Compass
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Gathering Swarm
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Stalwart Shell
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Soul Catcher
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Shaman Stone
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Soul Eater
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Dashmaster
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Thorns of Agony
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Fury of the Fallen
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Fragile Heart
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Fragile Greed
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Fragile Strength
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Spell Twister
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Steady Body
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Heavy Blow
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Quick Slash
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Longnail
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Mark of Pride
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Baldur Shell
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Flukenest
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Defender's Crest
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Glowing Womb
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Quick Focus
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Deep Focus
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Lifeblood Heart
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Lifeblood Core
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Joni's Blessing
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Grubsong
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Grubberfly's Elegy
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Hiveblood
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Spore Shroom
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Sharp Shadow
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Shape of Unn
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Nailmaster's Glory
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Dream Wielder
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Kingsoul
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Void Heart
Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Content

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Unbreakable Heart
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Unbreakable Greed
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Unbreakable Strength
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Dreamshield
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Weaversong
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Sprintmaster
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Carefree Melody
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Grimmchild
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