Dashmaster is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It decreases the cooldown of the Mothwing Cloak and allows the Knight to dash downwards.

Usefulness

The ability to dash downward can be helpful in certain platforming segments or in dodging attacks. The main use is early-game traversing, as dashing repeatedly is significantly faster than walking, and certain areas are too confined to properly use Crystal Heart.

Late-game, however, there are many more Charms that are more effective overall, and with the acquisition of the Shade Cloak, needing to dash sooner is not as necessary to avoid enemies. Dashmaster also does not decrease the charge speed of the Super Dash or the Shade Cloak. At that point, it is most useful when combined with Sharp Shadow.

Since Dashmaster enables dashing downward, the Charm also adds the risk of failing difficult platforming sections by accidentally dashing down. This is most notable in the Grimm Troupe Icon.png Path of Pain.

How to Acquire

Found beneath a statue below the Mantis Village in the Fungal Wastes, near the entrance to the Royal Waterways.

Charm Interactions and Combo Tips

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Sharp Shadow

Increases the damage dealt by the shadow to 1.5 x Nail damage. Does not affect charge or cooldown time.

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Sprintmaster

Further increases the movement speed bonus to 37% (8.3->11.4)

Trivia

  • When the Dashmaster's statue is struck with the Dream Nail, it gives the lines:
"...Dash faster... Dash further... Dash forever..."
  • When wearing this Charm, it is possible to use the Shade Cloak to dash downwards.
  • Dashing downwards prevents the Knight from staggering when falling from great heights.
Charm Compendium
Main Game

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

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