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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. This charm is more effective than Fragile Strength/Grimm Troupe Icon.png Unbreakable 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, on 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 is a small tunnel located within a wall leading to the Charm.

Charm Combo Tips

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Fragile Strength
Especially effective in combination with Fragile Strength, allowing the Knight to quickly deal a large amount of damage.
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Soul Catcher
Excellent when used with Soul Catcher for producing large quantities of extra SOUL from frequent hits. Can be combined with Soul Eater.
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Soul Eater
Excellent when used with Soul Eater for producing large quantities of extra SOUL from frequent hits. Can be combined with Soul Catcher.
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Stalwart Shell
The additional invulnerability time from Stalwart Shell makes it more effective to stay and attack an enemy after taking damage.
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Steady Body
Steady Body removes the additional displacement suffered by landing Nail hits more frequently.
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Grubberfly's Elegy
Allows the Knight to launch projectiles with Grubberfly's Elegy more rapidly.
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Longnail
Can be used effectively with Longnail and/or Mark of Pride as it allows the Knight to keep an enemy within reach of constant Nail attacks more easily.
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Mark of Pride
Can be used effectively with Longnail and/or Mark of Pride as it allows the Knight to keep an enemy within reach of constant Nail attacks more easily.
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Heavy Blow
Effective when combined with Heavy Blow to knock back enemies at a faster rate.

Trivia

  • When using the Dream Nail on the Ancient Nailsmith it yields the line " ...Pure... ".
    • Godmaster Icon.png This is the same Dream Nail dialogue of the corpse of the Nailsmith found in the Junk Pit.

Notes

  1. Without any Charms, attack duration is 0.35 seconds. With Quick Slash, it is 0.28 seconds.
  2. Without any Charms, attack cooldown is 0.41 seconds. With Quick Slash, it is 0.25 seconds.

References

Charm Compendium
Main Game
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Wayward Compass
Gathering Swarm.png

Gathering Swarm
Stalwart Shell.png

Stalwart Shell
Soul Catcher.png

Soul Catcher
Shaman Stone.png

Shaman Stone
Soul Eater.png

Soul Eater
Dashmaster.png

Dashmaster
Thorns of Agony.png

Thorns of Agony
Fury of the Fallen.png

Fury of the Fallen
Fragile Heart.png

Fragile Heart
Fragile Greed.png

Fragile Greed
Fragile Strength.png

Fragile Strength
Spell Twister.png

Spell Twister
Steady Body.png

Steady Body
Heavy Blow.png

Heavy Blow
Quick Slash.png

Quick Slash
Longnail.png

Longnail
Mark of Pride.png

Mark of Pride
Baldur Shell.png

Baldur Shell
Flukenest.png

Flukenest
Defender's Crest.png

Defender's Crest
Glowing Womb.png

Glowing Womb
Quick Focus.png

Quick Focus
Deep Focus.png

Deep Focus
Lifeblood Heart.png

Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Core.png

Lifeblood Core
Joni's Blessing.png

Joni's Blessing
Grubsong.png

Grubsong
Grubberfly's Elegy.png

Grubberfly's Elegy
Hiveblood.png

Hiveblood
Spore Shroom.png

Spore Shroom
Sharp Shadow.png

Sharp Shadow
Shape of Unn.png

Shape of Unn
Nailmaster's Glory.png

Nailmaster's Glory
Dream Wielder.png

Dream Wielder
Kingsoul.png

Kingsoul
Void Heart.png

Void Heart

Unbreakable Heart.png

Unbreakable Heart
Unbreakable Greed.png

Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Strength.png

Unbreakable Strength
Dreamshield.png

Dreamshield
Weaversong.png

Weaversong
Sprintmaster.png

Sprintmaster
Carefree Melody.png

Carefree Melody
Grimmchild.png

Grimmchild
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