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Maddened by massive infection. Charges at enemies with no thought for its own preservation.

The bugs of Hallownest were twisted out of shape by that ancient sickness. First they fell into deep slumber, then they awoke with broken minds, and then their bodies started to deform...

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Violent Husks are enemies in Hollow Knight. Gone mad due to massive, advanced Infection, these husks contain a volatile infectious fluid which explodes when they charge into enemies or objects.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Wanders back and forth like the Wandering Husk. When the Knight comes in range, it charges towards them, continuing without stopping or changing direction, until it hits the Knight or a wall, or dies from an attack or the environment, which cause it to explode. The explosion deals two Masks of damage.

Considering its straightforward behaviour, it is best to simply move away from any walls and avoid it, as it will kill itself. Alternatively, it is possible to bait it into exploding near other enemies.

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  • ...BRIGHT...
  • ...HOT...BURNING...
  • ...NO MORE DARK..
  • ...LIGHT RISING...

Location

Most Wandering Husks in the Forgotten Crossroads become Violent Husks when the area is Infected.

Gallery

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 129.
  2. Violent Husk Hunter's Journal entry: "Maddened by massive infection."
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