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Warrior fighting for glory in the Colosseum of Fools. Flies just out of an opponent's reach then darts in for the kill.

What do they hope for, these warriors fighting in the Colosseum? Are they slaves, or prisoners, or do they freely choose to fight?

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Winged Fools are enemies in Hollow Knight. These winged warriors fight other bugs to the death in the Colosseum of Fools.[1]

Behaviour and Tactics

They will hover outside of the Knight's reach then lunge toward them in an arc, slashing their weapon.

This pattern is easy to predict and follow, simply jump over the attack or dash through it and hit them on the recovery. They can also be defeated by using the Mantis Claw to climb up the walls of the arena and staying above them while slashing downwards. As they have no upward attacks, this keeps them from being able to retaliate while the player is still able to deal a large amount of damage.

It will help to chip at their health with ranged Spells before going for the kill.


Dream Nail Dialogue Essence

In the Colosseum of Fools:

  • I am the strongest!
  • Fear me, warrior!
  • I'll crush it into the dirt!
  • You cannot harm me!

Corpses in Kingdom's Edge:

  • ...Can't...Lose?...
  • ...Fools...

Location

This enemy is only found in the Colosseum of Fools, in the last two trials.

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References

  1. Shielded Fool Hunter's Journal entry: "That 'Colosseum' is a strange place where some bugs fight each other to the death and others watch."
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