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The remains of a bug, animated by a strange force. Uses its horn to attack any uninfected creature it finds.

These bugs have an arrogant air about them, even after dying. Overly proud of their long horns! I enjoy snapping them off.

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Husk Hornheads are enemies in Hollow Knight. They use their horn to attack any creatures not stricken by the Infection.[1]

Behaviour and Tactics

Lowers its head and charges at the Knight on sight but is otherwise rather weak.

Stand still and hit as it charges, or simply jump over it while down-slashing mid-charge.

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  • Get away from me!
  • Your smell...Kill you...
  • ...Where is it...?
  • That sweet smell...Burns...
  • I can't....Wake up...
  • You want....To hurt me?
  • I'm not...Dead..
  • Am I...Sleeping?
  • ...Light...The light...
  • I'll kill you!

Location

They can be found in large groups, throughout the Forgotten Crossroads, the City of Tears, Fungal Wastes, and Deepnest. They can also be spotted in smaller groups in Greenpath, the Howling Cliffs, and the Royal Waterways.

Gallery

Trivia

Pre-release Hornless Husk Hornhead

These vicious, mindless ghouls were once ordinary bugs like you and me. Something below the surface has burnt away their souls and filled them with an aimless rage.[2]

References

  1. Husk Hornhead Hunter's Journal entry: "Uses its horn to attack any uninfected creature it finds."
  2. Kickstarter update of November 22, 2014.
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