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Usefulness

The regenerating mask is marked by a small blob of dripping honey that slowly grows bigger. Taking damage again while regenerating starts the process over (at the Knight's current HP). In the case of an attack that deals two masks of damage (such as an explosion), Hiveblood will only regenerate one mask. Finally, healing a mask with Focus ends the regeneration in progress.

Hiveblood does regenerate Lifeblood health gained from Joni's Blessing, though it takes twice as long (24s). Other sources of Lifeblood—like Lifeblood Cocoons, or the charms Lifeblood Heart and Lifeblood Core—are not affected.

Hiveblood is decent in combat if the player can dodge a boss effectively, but has trouble finding opportunities to heal. As the player is likely to not go on the offensive while waiting for Hiveblood to regenerate health, Hiveblood pairs well with charms that can damage foes while the player dodges, such as Glowing Womb or Sharp Shadow.

The best use of Hiveblood is to regenerate health in situations where SOUL is not readily available. This makes it very helpful in difficult platforming sections with few enemies, such as the Crystallised Mound in the Crystal Peak, the path to Nailmaster Sheo in Greenpath, the nail-jumping section to reach a Vessel Fragment in the Deepnest, and most prominently, the White Palace.

It also serves as the only means by which health may be recovered mid-air, making it useful for the Colosseum of Fools.

Its ability to render the Hive's residents passive makes it very useful on return trips to the area.

How to Acquire

Located in the Hive, below the room where the Lifeblood Icon Hive Knight is fought. Requires defeating the Hive Knight.

Charm Interactions

Joni's Blessing
Joni's Blessing

Regenerates the Lifeblood health gained from Joni's Blessing, though taking twice as long (24s). It also turns the blue Lifeblood masks into Lifeblood combs.

Grubsong
Grubsong

In combination with Grubsong it allows for regenerating SOUL infinitely albeit slowly by jumping into hazards or enemies, retreating, waiting for health to regenerate, then repeating.

Grubberfly's Elegy
Grubberfly's Elegy

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.

Carefree Melody
Carefree Melody

Carefree Melody can prevent damage from interrupting the regeneration of Hiveblood masks.

Trivia

  • Despite the Hive enemies turning friendly while wearing Hiveblood, their Dream Nail dialogues will still show hostility towards the Knight.
  • Before the Lifeblood Icon Lifeblood update, this charm could be collected simply by walking through the open room after Queen Vespa's room, without having to fight the Lifeblood Icon Hive Knight.
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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