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Dreamshield is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It conjures a shield around the Knight that can block projectiles and deals 1 x Nail damage when it hits an enemy.


Whenever the shield touches an enemy, the shield breaks and takes two seconds to reform. Attacking with the Nail causes the shield to bash outward. While Focusing, the Shield rotates 173% faster.

How to Acquire

Found in a room in the Resting Grounds, below Seer's room.


Dreamshield only blocks some projectiles. Blocked projectiles vanish when hitting the shield. Piercing projectiles are unaffected by the shield.




  • Dark Vengeful Spirit/Shade Soul (Shade) is piercing and breaks the Dreamshield
  • Homing light orbs (The Radiance, Godmaster content Absolute Radiance) are able to be blocked for 0.5 seconds after spawning but then become piercing instead
  • Spikes (Hornet Sentinel) are piercing on their outer edges and blocking at their centers. In either case, the Dreamshield breaks

Charm Synergies

Dream Wielder
The shield is 15% larger.



Dreamshield's pedestal
  • The pedestal where the Charm is found can be hit with the Dream Nail. The dialogue reads:
"Protect yourself... You are our last..."
This, combined with the Charm description, implies that the moth tribe intended to give this Charm to Seer as they were dying out.
  • Markoth, who is a moth, wields a similar weapon to the Dreamshield.
  • The Dreamshield temporarily disappears when interacting with NPC dialogue.
  • A tink sound is played whenever the Dreamshield passes over a piece of Geo.
  • A note plays when the shield bashes outward with the Knight's Nail attack.
  • When using the Godmaster content Nail Binding in any Pantheon, Dreamshield's damage is not affected. This damage is also not affected by the Fragile Strength/Grimm Troupe content Unbreakable Strength and Fury of the Fallen Charms.