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Soul Eater is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It greatly increases the amount of SOUL gained when hitting enemies with the Nail.


This Charm is very useful for accumulating a large amount of excess SOUL and should be considered for combat situations where it is dangerous or impossible to use the Dream Nail. It generates more SOUL per notch than Soul Catcher (the SOUL gain from Soul Eater is about triple that of Soul Catcher, at twice the notch cost), but is less flexible to slot without Overcharming.

It is often useful on Radiant difficulty battles in the Godmaster Icon.png Hall of Gods as it is the only 4-notch Charm (for Overcharming purposes) that has any use on Radiant difficulty.

How to Acquire

Found in the Resting Grounds. Requires Desolate Dive/Descending Dark.

Use Desolate Dive/Descending Dark on the grave just under the Stag Station then head east in the passageway. The Charm is found next to the sarcophagus of a Snail Shaman.

Charm Combo Tips

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Spell Twister

Allows the Knight to cast Spells more often by collecting SOUL faster and casting Spells at a reduced cost. Especially useful when also combined with Soul Catcher as it allows 1 hit on an enemy to acquire nearly enough SOUL to cast a Spell.

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Shaman Stone

Shaman Stone's Spell damage bonus is another effective way to increase the efficiency of extra SOUL gained.

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Soul Catcher

Soul Eater and Soul Catcher stack additively with each other, allowing for 22 SOUL per Nail hit for the main Vessel, which is almost enough to cast a Spell after one hit with Spell Twister.

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Quick Slash

More frequent hits with the Nail accrue significantly more SOUL from this Charm.

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Quick Focus

Combining with Quick Focus allows for more frequent, safer healing.


Good for a Spell-focused build as it further increases SOUL gained throughout a battle.

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
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
Mark of Pride.png
Mark of Pride
Baldur Shell.png
Baldur Shell
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
Grubberfly's Elegy.png
Grubberfly's Elegy
Spore Shroom.png
Spore Shroom
Sharp Shadow.png
Sharp Shadow
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Shape of Unn
Nailmaster's Glory.png
Nailmaster's Glory
Dream Wielder.png
Dream Wielder
Void Heart.png
Void Heart

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Unbreakable Heart
Unbreakable Greed.png
Unbreakable Greed
Unbreakable Strength.png
Unbreakable Strength
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Carefree Melody