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Wilder, ancestral form of the Aspid. Once thought extinct, they have reappeared at the edges of the world.

These cruel foes will ambush you and relentlessly attack with their searing venom. How strange that their descendants are so weak. If I have children, I hope they will be stronger than me...

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Primal Aspids are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are the ancestral form of the Aspids, once thought to be extinct.[1] The most dangerous in packs, these flying hunters attack by spraying venom at prey.[2]

Behaviour and Tactics

They hover outside of melee reach and spits three blobs of venom in a spread, the middle one typically aimed at The Knight, making the attack very difficult to dodge, especially at close range.

Due to their tendency to hover out of range, their difficult-to-dodge attack and their surprisingly high health pool, they are one of the hardest common enemies in the game. It is recommended to use Nail Arts against them, especially Great Slash or Dash Slash.

They often are found in groups, assisting other enemies, or in platforming areas where the terrain makes them hard to reach, though they can easily be detected by the whistling sound their wings make.

They are also fought in the Colosseum of Fools, where they should be the highest priority to kill.


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

Location

They can be seen throughout all of Kingdom's Edge, except for the southwest portion. They can also be spawned by Godmaster Icon The Collector on ascended version and are present in all the trials at the Colosseum of Fools.

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References
  1. Primal Aspid Hunter's Journal entry: "Wilder, ancestral form of the Aspid. Once thought extinct, [..]."
  2. Wanderer's Journal, p. 114.
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