"Nail" is the term used to describe the bladed weapons wielded by several enemies, NPCs, and bosses in Hallownest, including The Knight. The Nailsmith in the City of Tears can upgrade the Knight's Nail up to 4 times if given enough Geo and Pale Ore, which will increase the damage of melee strikes.
- For Nail Arts, see: Nail Arts
|Nail||Description & Upgrade Cost|
A traditional weapon of Hallownest. Its blade is blunt with age and wear.
|Default weapon||Damage: 5|
A traditional weapon of Hallownest, restored to lethal form.
|Upgrade cost: 250||Damage: 9|
A cleft weapon of Hallownest. The blade is exquisitly balanced.
|Upgrade cost: 800 + 1 Pale Ore||Damage: 13|
A powerful weapon of Hallownest, refined beyond all others.
|Upgrade cost: 2000 + 2 Pale Ore||Damage: 17|
The ultimate weapon of Hallownest. Crafted to perfection, this ancient nail reveals its true form.
|Upgrade cost: 4000 + 3 Pale Ore||Damage: 21|
By jumping and slashing down with the nail on environment jugs, spikes or enemies, the Knight will bounce. This move is known as "nail-bouncing" or "pogo-jumping," useful for fighting some enemies and for platforming.
In Fungal Wastes, there are pink mushrooms on which the Knight can nail-bounce higher than usual. They must be used as a platform to access the Mantis Village and other locations. After obtaining Mantis Claw and Isma's Tear, most of them become completely useless.
Asides from these mushrooms, there are few other times where nail-bouncing is required: