Sharp Shadow is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It damages enemies when dashing through them and increases dash length when using the Shade Cloak.

Usefulness

Enemies struck by the Sharp Shadow do not generate SOUL.

Sharp Shadow can harm enemies that are immune to Nail attacks.

Be warned that while the 39% increase to dash length can be useful against certain bosses, making it easier to dash through them and their attacks, it can also make some platforming sections more difficult.

How to Acquire

Located in Deepnest, Southeast of the Hot Spring behind a Shade Gate. Requires Shade Cloak.

Charm Interactions and Combo Tips

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Dashmaster

Increases the damage dealt by the shadow to 1.5 x Nail damage. Does not affect charge or cooldown time.

Trivia

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  • When using the Shade Cloak with Sharp Shadow the Knight turns into a six-eyed void creature for a split second before reverting back to normal.
  • The pedestal on which the Sharp Shadow Charm is found resembles an empty Soul Totem covered with twisted black vines of what is possibly Void.
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  • Shadow Dashing through an Ooma while using Sharp Shadow causes its explosive core to always go to the right, independently of the direction the Knight dashes. This effect is also present in the bodies of enemies killed by the Shadow Dash (though its much easier to see in flying enemies). Whether this is intentional or a bug in the in-game physics is unknown.
  • When using the Godmaster Icon.png Nail Binding in any Godmaster Icon.png Pantheon, Sharp Shadow's damage is not affected. Its damage is also not affected by the Fragile Strength/Grimm Troupe Icon.png Unbreakable Strength and Fury of the Fallen Charms.
Charm Compendium
Main Game

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Wayward Compass
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Gathering Swarm
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Stalwart Shell
Soul Catcher.png
Soul Catcher
Shaman Stone.png
Shaman Stone
Soul Eater.png
Soul Eater
Dashmaster.png
Dashmaster
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Thorns of Agony
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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
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Longnail
Mark of Pride.png
Mark of Pride
Baldur Shell.png
Baldur Shell
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Flukenest
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Defender's Crest
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Glowing Womb
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Quick Focus
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Deep Focus
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Lifeblood Heart
Lifeblood Core.png
Lifeblood Core
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Joni's Blessing
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Grubsong
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Grubberfly's Elegy
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Hiveblood
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Spore Shroom
Sharp Shadow.png
Sharp Shadow
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Shape of Unn
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Nailmaster's Glory
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Dream Wielder
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Kingsoul
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Void Heart
Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Content

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