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Heavy Blow is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It increases an enemy's knockback when hit by Nail strikes or Nail Arts. It also reduces the number of hits required to stagger a Boss by 1.

Usefulness

High knockback can be useful for enemies who have an uninterruptible attack. Using Heavy Blow against this kind of enemy will usually push them back far enough to prevent their attack from hitting the Knight, allowing for more consecutive attacks, a chance to escape and heal, and safer Nail attacks for enemies with high range (thus removing the need for a ranged Spell and saving SOUL).

Enemies that do not take knockback will not be affected by Heavy Blow's increased knockback. This includes most Bosses.

Godmaster Icon Since Heavy Blow decreases the hits needed to stagger a boss by 1, it can be useful during boss fights.

How to Acquire

Bought from Sly for Geo350 after bringing him the Shopkeeper's Key found in the Crystal Peak.

Charm Interactions

Quick Slash
Quick Slash

Effective when combined with Quick Slash to knock back enemies at a faster rate.

Steady Body
Steady Body

Allows the Knight to push all enemies away with strikes while not slowing down. More effective combined with Quick Slash.

Grubberfly's Elegy
Grubberfly's Elegy

Allows projectiles to knock back enemies from greater distances. Longnail and/or Mark of Pride may be used to maximise this further.

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
Dashmaster
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
Dream Wielder
Kingsoul
Kingsoul
Void Heart
Void Heart
Grimm Troupe Icon The Grimm Troupe Content

Unbreakable Heart
Unbreakable Heart
Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Strength
Unbreakable Strength
Dreamshield
Dreamshield
Weaversong
Weaversong
Sprintmaster
Sprintmaster
Carefree Melody
Carefree Melody
Grimmchild
Grimmchild
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