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For major game update, see: Voidheart Edition

Void Heart is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It causes Siblings, Void Tendrils, and the Shade to become passive. It also unlocks 4 Endings and allows entry into the Godmaster Icon.png Pantheon of Hallownest.


This charm replaces the Kingsoul Charm and cannot be unequipped. However, it no longer has Kingsoul's effects, nor does it use any notches.

Having Void Heart unlocks new dialogue with Confessor Jiji, Steel Soul Jinn, the White Lady, Hornet, and Bardoon.

How to Acquire

Found in a secret area at the bottom of the Abyss known as the Birthplace. The area's entrance only opens if the Kingsoul Charm is equipped. At the end of the area is an egg which, upon being hit with the Awoken Dream Nail, reveals a memory of the Knight involving Vessels and the Pale King. It is after traversing this memory that the Kingsoul is changed into the Void Heart.

Unlocked dialogue

Bardoon Ohhhmmmm... Tiny thing... It evolves beyond that Wyrm. Such union in a single being. A strength before unseen. Would it too challenge nature? It could perhaps defeat it.
Confessor Jiji after defeating the Shade Ooohhhh. My masters would be impressed... Rare it is for one to come to terms with their regrets so completely, yet you seem to have managed it. What darkness must one wade through to achieve such a thing?
Steel Soul Jinn This It... A rare It. Has not seen many, so vulnerable, but triumphant. Makes Jinn feel a thing... surprise?

Jinn misjudged... The It is not inferior. Perhaps... different? Different to Jinn. More complete? Different... like masters?

White Lady That pulsing emptiness... Truly, it has been transformed by the revelations it found.

Does it... feel anything? Triumph? Or hate? If it does, I cannot sense it.
The fate of our Kingdom, our Hallownest... that future belongs to you now.

Hornet outside the sealed Black Egg I'm impressed little ghost. You've burdened yourself with the fate of this world, yet you still stand strong.

To break the Dreamer's seals would alone be considered an impossible task, but to accept that void inside yourself, that casts you as something rather exceptional.

Hornet outside the unsealed Black Egg The path is opened. One way or another an end awaits inside.

I won't be joining you in this. That space is built to sustain your likes. Its bindings would drain me were I to join.
Don't be surprised. I'll not risk my own life in your attempt, though if the moment presents I'll aid as I'm able.

Listening again Ghost of Hallownest, you possess the strength to enact an end of your choosing. Would you supplant our birth-cursed sibling, or would you transcend it?
Hornet Dream Nailed ...Could it achieve that impossible thing? Should it?


Achievement Void.png {S} Void
Remember the past and unite the Abyss



  • It is not possible to die during the climb up the Abyss after which Void Heart is obtained. Damage can be taken after being hit by spikes, but the Knight's health never runs out.
  • Void Heart is the only Charm that does not use up a charm notch and is also the only charm that cannot be regularly unequipped by the player.
    • Godmaster Icon.png The only time Void Heart can ever be unequipped is when using the Charm Binding in the Pantheons.
  • Void Heart is automatically equipped once obtained without the need to sit on a Bench.
  • When Void Heart is obtained, a distorted version of the normal sound for getting items and abilities is played, similar to obtaining Salubra's Blessing.

Dream Nail hitbox

  • While the egg in the Birthplace can be hit with the Dream Nail from either the left or right side, the Dream Nail hitbox is only on the reflective part of the egg.
Charm Compendium
Main Game

Wayward Compass.png
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
Shape of Unn.png
Shape of Unn
Nailmaster's Glory.png
Nailmaster's Glory
Dream Wielder.png
Dream Wielder
Void Heart.png
Void Heart

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