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Lingering dream of a fallen warrior. A mysterious life-form that claimed to contain all of the world's knowledge inside of its distended brain.
I am Gorb!
-Gorb
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Gorb is a Warrior Dream boss in Hollow Knight.

Gorb the Great Mind was a mystic creature with a distended brain who claimed to be all-knowing.[1] He goaded others to revere his mind and ascend with him to a different plane of existence.[2] His remains were buried on a hill atop the Howling Cliffs, with a tombstone carved at his image.

Gorb's ghost appears at its tomb after acquiring the Dream Nail. It tries to make the Knight follow his mystic ways.[3] After its defeat, it gives up before shattering into 100 Essence collected by the Dream Nail.

Behaviour and Tactics

Gorb has only one attack in addition to being able to teleport:

  • Spear Cast: Fires a ring of 8 spears outwards in a circle from his location. The spears travel through the environment and deal contact damage. He almost always will automatically do this attack if hit, otherwise he normally will wait a few seconds before launching another wave. At 70% hp Gorb will fire 2 waves in alternating patterns and at 40% hp Gorb will fire 3 waves.

Gorb's only attack is slow enough to dodge with good timing, though when close-up they are clustered enough that it's hard to get in time for a melee strike unless the player has acquired Shade Cloak. Using ranged attacks and Spells mitigates this problem.

Gorb's fight, like all Warrior Dream fights, uses the entire room as the arena. In Gorb's case, this results in the largest arena out of all the other Warrior Dreams, and the only one that has other enemies in the same room. A good strategy if the player becomes damaged is to move as far away from the main platform as possible, as Gorb only stays within that zone, and heal up, using the Dream Nail to regain SOUL from the nearby enemies. From this distance, the player only has to be aware of one or two stray spears.

Godmaster Icon Godmaster Content

Statue Gorb
Gorb
"I lie dreaming at a wind-blasted peak"
"Dreamborn god of the beyond"

Pantheon Pantheon of the Master, 6th boss
Health Attuned Badge 650
Ascended Badge 1000
Radiant Badge
Arena changes The ground is replaced by three platforms on Ascended difficulty or above.


Dialogue

Dialogue

First encounter I am Gorb!

Bow! Bow bow bow bow to Gorb!

The great mind! I am Gorb!

Ascend! Ascend! Ascend ascend ascend with Gorb!

Listening again Ascend! Ascend! Ascend ascend ascend with Gorb!

When listened to I... am Gorb!

The great mind... the pain! Ascend! Ascend!

I... I am...

On his tomb Here lies Gorb, the Great Mind.

Location

Gorb's grave is located in the northeast part of the Howling Cliffs.

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Trivia

  • Despite Gorb being known as the "Great Mind", Gorb's in-game dialogue appears simplistic, marked by a childlike speech pattern and limited vocabulary.
  • Gorb used to be named after his backer, Aladar. He has several cut dialogue under this name:
    • Greetings pale thing. Do you seek my knowledge? That I cannot give. Only an end.
    • Would you accept the end I offer?
    • Alas. It destroys...
  • In several translations of the game, these cut dialogues are used instead of the final one.
References
  1. Gorb Hunter's Journal entry: "A mysterious life-form that claimed to contain all of the world's knowledge inside of its distended brain."
  2. Godmaster Icon Hall of Gods description:"Dreamborn god of the beyond"
  3. Gorb: "Ascend! Ascend! Ascend ascend ascend with Gorb!"
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