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Grubberfly's Elegy is a Charm in Hollow Knight. When at full masks, it causes Nail strikes to shoot a projectile which deals 50% Nail damage per hit.

Usefulness

This charm is useful for completing the Delicate Flower quest as it allows for fighting from a distance and detonating the explosive bubbles found in Fog Canyon.

It can be used for exploring areas and switched out for another charm when fighting bosses. However, during the fight with the Radiance, the beams of Grubberfly's Elegy can deal damage to the boss without the need to jump, which can be a viable source of damage when combined with Quick Slash. This also applies to the Flukemarm fight as the combo will make quick work of her without the need to jump in order to reach her.

The range of the projectiles is not affected by either Longnail nor Mark of Pride, though their width will be increased with the latter.

Grubberfly's Elegy can be useful for defeating Godmaster Icon Radiant difficulty Bosses since there will be no loss of the Charm's effect, as being hit results in instant death.

When used with Joni's Blessing, taking damage of any kind will halt the effects of Grubberfly's Elegy until resting on a bench, even if the health is restored by Hiveblood.

How to Acquire

Gifted by Grubfather after freeing all 46 Grubs.

Charm Interactions

Fragile Strength
Fragile Strength

Stacks multiplicatively with Fragile Strength, producing 76% Nail damage (rounded up) per projectile. 4/7/10/13/16 damage per Nail upgrade 0/1/2/3/4.

Fury of the Fallen
Fury of the Fallen

Fires red projectiles at one health, producing 70% Nail damage (rounded down) per projectile at one health. Note that this works only when the Knight has only 1 mask left (No projectiles will be sent at 1 mask if Fury of the Fallen is not equipped). This effect will not take place if the Knight has any lifeblood. 3/6/9/12/15 damage per Nail upgrade 0/1/2/3/4.

Grubsong
Grubsong

When used in combination with Grubsong, the amount of SOUL received from taking damage is increased by 10 (to 25 SOUL).

Mark of Pride
Mark of Pride

Increases the size of the projectiles from Grubberfly's Elegy.

Lifeblood Core
Lifeblood Core

Grubberfly's Elegy only counts mask health as full health, so by using Lifeblood health (except those gained from Joni's Blessing), taking damage will not remove Grubberfly's Elegy's effect. Lifeblood Heart can also be used as an alternative with a lower charm notch cost.

Hiveblood
Hiveblood

Taking damage and then regenerating it with Hiveblood will restore Grubberfly's Elegy's effect. However, this will not work in combination with Joni's Blessing.

Quick Slash
Quick Slash

Allows the Knight to launch projectiles at a faster rate.

Heavy Blow
Heavy Blow

Allows projectiles to knock back enemies from greater distances.

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Note: Using Grubberfly's Elegy in combination with Fragile Strength and Fury of the Fallen results in giving the projectile ~114% Nail damage. 6/10/15/20/24 damage per Nail upgrade 0/1/2/3/4.
Charm Compendium

Main Game


Wayward Compass
Wayward Compass
Gathering Swarm
Gathering Swarm
Stalwart Shell
Stalwart Shell
Soul Catcher
Soul Catcher
Shaman Stone
Shaman Stone
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Dashmaster
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Thorns of Agony
Thorns of Agony
Fury of the Fallen
Fury of the Fallen
Fragile Heart
Fragile Heart
Fragile Greed
Fragile Greed
Fragile Strength
Fragile Strength
Spell Twister
Spell Twister
Steady Body
Steady Body
Heavy Blow
Heavy Blow
Quick Slash
Quick Slash
Longnail
Longnail
Mark of Pride
Mark of Pride
Baldur Shell
Baldur Shell
Flukenest
Flukenest
Defender's Crest
Defender's Crest
Glowing Womb
Glowing Womb
Quick Focus
Quick Focus
Deep Focus
Deep Focus
Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Core
Lifeblood Core
Joni's Blessing
Joni's Blessing
Grubsong
Grubsong
Grubberfly's Elegy
Grubberfly's Elegy
Hiveblood
Hiveblood
Spore Shroom
Spore Shroom
Sharp Shadow
Sharp Shadow
Shape of Unn
Shape of Unn
Nailmaster's Glory
Nailmaster's Glory
Dream Wielder
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Kingsoul
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Void Heart
Void Heart
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Unbreakable Heart
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Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Strength
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Dreamshield
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Weaversong
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Sprintmaster
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Carefree Melody
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Grimmchild
Grimmchild
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