Howling Wraiths is a Spell in Hollow Knight. Using it will release a blast of SOUL above and around the Knight.


Press FOCUS/CAST or QUICK CAST while holding UP to release a wave of energy in an arc around and above the Knight, dealing 3 hits.

At 6 times the strength of an Old Nail, it is the most powerful base Spell in the game, dealing twice as much damage as Vengeful Spirit if all three hits connect.

The spell has a wide range allowing for some hits even when the target is at an upper corner in relation to the Knight.

Like Vengeful Spirit, this spell can stall the Knight in mid-air, though it does not send it in a direction opposite of the force.


Damage Values

Charm Damage Per Hit Total Damage
None 10 30
Shaman Stone 15 45

How to Acquire

Found in the Overgrown Mound within Fog Canyon, next to the entrance to Queen's Gardens


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  • This spell is found near the corpse of a snail shaman. Using the Dream Nail on this corpse will yield the lines:
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