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Attacks by spitting acid and slashing with foreclaws.

If you try to keep your distance it will spit sticky, burning globs of vile stomach juice. Move in quickly and strike decisively.

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Lesser Mawleks are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are fast-moving creatures with many teeth and sharp foreclaws who spit acid at targets.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Spits orange blobs of acid at the Knight from a distance that lingers on the floor for a few seconds. Once close enough, it winds up its leg for a swipe to deal melee damage.

The best tactic is to keep close to it to prevent it from spitting projectiles and dodge its telegraphed swipe while attacking either by jumping and downstriking it or using a Nail Art.


Dream Nail Dialogue Essence
  • ...Light...Danger...
  • ...Safe...Dark...
  • ...Hungry...Hungry...
  • ...Scared...
  • ...Eat...When...
  • ...Kill...Hurt...
  • ...Away. Away...
  • ...Pain...

Location

They can be found in the Ancient Basin, in the right part of the Tram station, where Cloth can be met for the third time. They can also be spotted at the Colosseum of Fools, in the 12th wave of the Trial of the Fool.

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References
  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 126.
  2. Lesser Mawlek Hunter's Journal entry: "Attacks by spitting acid and slashing with foreclaws."
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