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Quick Slash is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It allows for more rapid Nail strikes.

Usefulness

Quick Slash can increase total damage output while slashing with the nail by the same amount. This charm is more effective than Fragile Strength in most situations, as it not only increases the rate at which the nail deals damage but also how quickly it accumulates SOUL.

How to Acquire

Located in Kingdom's Edge, upon a massive anvil in a hidden room in front of a massive corpse known as an "Ancient Nailsmith".[1]

Finding it requires travelling to the very east end of Kingdom's Edge past Oro's hut and locating a breakable floor next to his training dummy. After traversing down a few levels, and looping up the west end of the section, there will be a small tunnel located within a wall leading to the Charm.

Charm Interactions

Fragile Strength
Fragile Strength

Especially effective in combination with Fragile Strength, increasing damage output by a total of 131% from constant slashing.

Soul Catcher
Soul Catcher

Excellent when used with Soul Catcher and Soul Eater for producing large quantities of extra SOUL from frequent hits.

Stalwart Shell
Stalwart Shell

The additional invulnerability time from Stalwart Shell makes it more effective to stay and attack an enemy after taking damage.

Steady Body
Steady Body

Steady Body removes the additional displacement suffered by landing nail hits more frequently.

Grubberfly's Elegy
Grubberfly's Elegy

Allows the Knight to launch projectiles with Grubberfly's Elegy more rapidly.

Longnail
Longnail

Can be used effectively with Longnail and/or Mark of Pride as it allows the player to keep an enemy within reach of constant nail attacks more easily.

Mark of Pride
Mark of Pride

Can be used effectively with Longnail and/or Mark of Pride as it allows the player to keep an enemy within reach of constant nail attacks more easily.

Heavy Blow
Heavy Blow

Effective when combined with Heavy Blow to knock back enemies at a faster rate.

Trivia

  • Before the 1.0.1.1 update, Quick Slash only cost two notches. From version 1.0.1.1 and onwards, Quick Slash cost three notches. This only affects newly created save files- old saves will not be affected by this change.[2]
  • When using the Dream Nail on the Ancient Nailsmith it will yield the line " ...Pure... ".
    • Godmaster Icon Similarly, "Pure..." is also the Dream Nail dialogue of the corpse of the Nailsmith found in the Junk Pit.

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 115.
  2. Hollow Knight 1.0.1.1 Patch Notes
Charm Compendium

Main Game


Wayward Compass
Wayward Compass
Gathering Swarm
Gathering Swarm
Stalwart Shell
Stalwart Shell
Soul Catcher
Soul Catcher
Shaman Stone
Shaman Stone
Soul Eater
Soul Eater
Dashmaster
Dashmaster
Thorns of Agony
Thorns of Agony
Fury of the Fallen
Fury of the Fallen
Fragile Heart
Fragile Heart
Fragile Greed
Fragile Greed
Fragile Strength
Fragile Strength
Spell Twister
Spell Twister
Steady Body
Steady Body
Heavy Blow
Heavy Blow
Quick Slash
Quick Slash
Longnail
Longnail
Mark of Pride
Mark of Pride
Baldur Shell
Baldur Shell
Flukenest
Flukenest
Defender's Crest
Defender's Crest
Glowing Womb
Glowing Womb
Quick Focus
Quick Focus
Deep Focus
Deep Focus
Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Core
Lifeblood Core
Joni's Blessing
Joni's Blessing
Grubsong
Grubsong
Grubberfly's Elegy
Grubberfly's Elegy
Hiveblood
Hiveblood
Spore Shroom
Spore Shroom
Sharp Shadow
Sharp Shadow
Shape of Unn
Shape of Unn
Nailmaster's Glory
Nailmaster's Glory
Dream Wielder
Dream Wielder
Kingsoul
Kingsoul
Void Heart
Void Heart
Grimm Troupe Icon The Grimm Troupe Content

Unbreakable Heart
Unbreakable Heart
Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Strength
Unbreakable Strength
Dreamshield
Dreamshield
Weaversong
Weaversong
Sprintmaster
Sprintmaster
Carefree Melody
Carefree Melody
Grimmchild
Grimmchild
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