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Flukenest is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It replaces the Vengeful Spirit/Shade Soul Spell with a horde of damaging flukes.

Usefulness

Main article: Damage Values and Enemy Health

Using Flukenest is primarily a preference-based decision, as range and consistency have to be sacrificed for approximately double damage. Flukenest's main advantage is the massively increased damage compared to not having it, which can be helpful for bosses.

Wearing it unlocks extra dialogue with Godmaster Icon.png Fluke Hermit.

How to Acquire

Dropped by Flukemarm in the Royal Waterways when defeated.

Charm Synergies

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Defender's Crest

Replaces the horde of flukes with one massive, volatile fluke that does 3 impact damage and explodes into a dung cloud that does 1 damage per tick for 23 ticks.

Charm Combo Tips

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Shaman Stone

Shaman Stone increases the damage to 5, resulting in a total damage of 45 with Vengeful Spirit and 80 with Shade Soul. Fluke projectiles are also bigger. Shaman Stone does not affect the damage or duration of Defender's Crest + Flukenest, though it does increase the frequency of the ticks, allowing for 29 ticks.

Trivia

  • This charm does not damage the Hollow Knight.
  • Prior to the Lifeblood Icon.png Lifeblood update, Flukenest cost only two Notches and dealt 5 damage per fluke (7 with Shaman Stone).
    • Save files created before the update are not affected by the cost change.
  • The flukes change appearance depending on the Spell and whether Defender's Crest is equipped.
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Summoned Fluke Fluke with Shade Soul Volatile Fluke, spawned by using Defender's Crest
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
Shaman Stone.png
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
Fragile Greed.png
Fragile Greed
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Fragile Strength
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Spell Twister
Steady Body.png
Steady Body
Heavy Blow.png
Heavy Blow
Quick Slash.png
Quick Slash
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Longnail
Mark of Pride.png
Mark of Pride
Baldur Shell.png
Baldur Shell
Flukenest.png
Flukenest
Defender's Crest.png
Defender's Crest
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Glowing Womb
Quick Focus.png
Quick Focus
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Deep Focus
Lifeblood Heart.png
Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Core.png
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
Spore Shroom.png
Spore Shroom
Sharp Shadow.png
Sharp Shadow
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Shape of Unn
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Nailmaster's Glory
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Dream Wielder
Kingsoul.png
Kingsoul
Void Heart.png
Void Heart

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