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Isma's Tear is an Ability in Hollow Knight. It allows the Knight to swim in acid without taking damage.


Although very useful, Isma's Tear is not necessary to complete the game. Obtaining it allows access to the following:

It is also useful while exploring Fog Canyon and fighting Uumuu.

How to Acquire

Located in Isma's Grove in the Royal Waterways. Accessing this area requires Crystal Heart and beating Dung Defender.


  • Dung Defender refers to it as "Isma's Blessing".[1]


  1. Dung Defender: "She's a great judge of character, so if she gave you her blessing you must be something special indeed. I'm barely worthy to be in your presence!"