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Powerful and devoted member of the Grimm Troupe. As part of the Ritual, it gathers scarlet flame within its torch. It will relinquish the flame once defeated.

"A spark of red lights darkest dream,
Scarlet nightmares bright and wild,
Visions dance and flames do speak,
Burn the father, feed the child."

-'The Grimm Troupe'
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Grimmkin Masters are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are powerful members of the Grimm Troupe who relinquish the flame within their torches to somebody who is worthy.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

  • Heavy Charge: Charges directly at the Knight with extreme speed.
  • Master Flame Spray: Fires five fireballs at once, three in the same pattern as the Grimmkin Novice and two more in the gaps between them after a slight delay. The Master is then left vulnerable for a few seconds.
  • Flame Spiral: Fires four fireballs that spiral outwards from the Master's body. This attack also leaves the Master vulnerable.

Like other Grimmkin spirits, Masters spawn when the Knight approaches a torch with the Grimmchild Charm equipped, at which point they become aggressive, following and attacking the Knight until they kill them or leave the current room.

Grimmkin have the unique behaviour of following the Knight's movements exactly, staying a constant distance away from the Knight until performing an action.

Their Heavy Charge attack can be dodged or Shadow Dashed through. It is possible, but risky, to attack them during this charge. The Sharp Shadow Charm is useful for dealing damage while simultaneously avoiding this attack.

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  • Dance with me!
  • So dark! Burn brighter!
  • Take it, if you're worthy!

Location

Grimmkin Masters can be found in King's Pass, Resting Grounds, and Kingdom's Edge.

Gallery

Trivia

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  • When in combat with any Grimmkin, the Accordion Chase theme plays.
  • Cut Grimmkin Master sprites existed in the game's files prior to the release of Lifeblood Icon.png Lifeblood. It was a different version of the Heavy Charge attack animation where the Grimmkin can be seen as a flame with a mask without clothing.

References

  1. Grimmkin Master Hunter's Journal entry: "Powerful and devoted member of the Grimm Troupe. As part of the Ritual, it gathers scarlet flame within its torch."
  2. Grimmkin Master Dream Nail dialogue: "Take it, if you're worthy!"
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