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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

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 lasts 2.2 seconds and deals 20-23 damage.

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, on average, 31.9% bigger.[Note 1] Shaman Stone only affects the Defender's Crest + Flukenest combo by increasing the damage frequency, allowing for 26-30 damage.

Trivia

  • This charm does not damage the Hollow Knight or the Godmaster Icon.png Pure Vessel (except when they are in the air).
  • 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

Notes

  1. Without any Charms, the size multiplier for the fluke projectiles is a random number between 0.7 and 0.9. With Shaman Stone, the multiplier is a random number between 0.9 and 1.2.
Charm Compendium
Main Game
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Wayward Compass
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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

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
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Grimmchild
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