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Remains of a bug drawn to the Crystal Peak for its precious crystal. Its claw-pick now doubles as a fierce weapon.

The bugs of Hallownest lusted after the strangest things in life. They would dig furtively through the dirt for stone, ore and in particular the crystals that grow at the top of the world.

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Husk Miners are enemies in Hollow Knight. Even after being overcome by the Infection, these reanimated corpses continue to mine the crystals in Crystal Peak.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Found mining listlessly until approached. Upon being disturbed, an orange dot, reminiscent of those seen in the eyes of other infected husks, can be seen within their eyes, which up to that point would have appeared uninfected.

When hostile it will run feverishly back and forth until the Knight is within its sights. It attacks with a swing of its pickaxe if the Knight is in close range or by throwing it in a parabolic arc if the Knight is farther away.

The pickaxes can be reflected with the Nail and deal 5 damage. The best strategy is to simply avoid the first toss as the pickaxe damage is minimal and kill it before it can prepare another attack.


Dream Nail Dialogue Essence
  • ...Dig... Kill... Wealth...
  • Crystal... Light...
  • ...Mind...Bright... Must find, more light...

Location

The Husk Miner can only be found in Crystal Peak.

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Trivia

  • Myla, when fully infected, acts exactly like a Husk Miner.
References
  1. Quirrel: "Did it sadden you to see those miners below, still labouring at their endless task? Even overcome, strong purpose has been imprinted upon their husks."
  2. Husk Miner Hunter's Journal entry: "Remains of a bug drawn to the Crystal Peak for its precious crystal."
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