Fragile Heart is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It increases the Knight's health by two masks.

Usefulness

This charm is quite potent, despite the fact that it breaks upon death. One way to make use of the charm is to only use it in situations where dying is unlikely, such as exploration, in tandem with survivability-increasing charms, while avoiding its use in boss battles, except for Dream Boss battles (as the charm will NOT break when dying to these bosses).

It is strictly superior in effect to Lifeblood Heart (except when using Grubberfly's Elegy) - for the same charm cost, it provides two regular health points which can be healed by Focusing.

The obvious downside is that once broken, Leg Eater will only repair it for a price. Late-game, the Geo may not be much of an issue, but the trip will be.

Lastly, it should be noted that its drawback is negated in Steel Soul runs since the run is over upon death anyway, making Fragile Heart a much more useful charm on a Steel Soul run.

How to Acquire

Purchased from Leg Eater in Fungal Wastes for Geo.png350. Wearing the Defender's Crest will cause Leg Eater to lower the cost to Geo.png280.

  • Shop description:
This is a precious thing. A beautiful charm. I made it for you! If you hold it you'll feel a lot healthier. If you're afraid of dying, you need this charm!

When broken, Leg Eater can repair it for Geo.png200, or for Geo.png160 while wearing the Defender's Crest.

  • Shop description when broken:
It's broken now, and its power is sleeping. Very sad! Give me Geo, and I'll fix it.
Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Content

Once the Grimm Troupe has been summoned, Divine becomes accessible in Dirtmouth. To get the unbreakable version of Fragile Heart, it must be equipped before listening to her, then it must be given to her when prompted. She will eat the charm, then ask for Geo.png12000. Once the Geo is paid, she gives the unbreakable version of Fragile Heart, Unbreakable Heart.

Charm Interactions and Combo Tips

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Hiveblood

Useful to combine with Hiveblood during exploration and backtracking as it will slowly regenerate health, however it should be noted that it will only regen the last health point lost.

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Joni's Blessing

Joni's Blessing will include the Masks given by Fragile/Unbreakable Heart when calculating its hp bonus.

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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