Heavy Blow

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.


High knockback can be useful for enemies who have an uninterruptible attack, like the Massive Moss Charger and the Wandering Husk. Using Heavy Blow against this kind of enemy usually pushes 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 are not affected by Heavy Blow's increased knockback. This includes most bosses.

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

How to Acquire

You enjoy smacking about foes with that nail of yours, right? With this charm equipped, you'll be able to send them flying further with every hit!

Charm Combo Tips

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Quick Slash

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

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Steady Body

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

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Grubberfly's Elegy

Allows projectiles to knock back enemies from greater distances.

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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