Quick Slash

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Quick Slash is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It allows for more rapid Nail strikes.

Usefulness

Quick Slash can increase total damage output while slashing with the Nail. This Charm is more effective than Fragile Strength/Grimm Troupe content Unbreakable Strength in most situations, as it not only increases the rate at which the Nail deals damage but also how quickly it accumulates SOUL.

How to Acquire

Located in Kingdom's Edge, on a massive anvil in a hidden room in front of a massive corpse known as an "Ancient Nailsmith".[1]

Finding it requires travelling to the very east end of Kingdom's Edge past Oro's hut and locating a breakable floor next to his training dummy. After traversing down a few levels, and looping up the west end of the section, there is a small tunnel located within a wall leading to the Charm.

Charm Combo Tips

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Fragile Strength
Especially effective in combination with Fragile Strength, allowing the Knight to quickly deal a large amount of damage.
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Soul Catcher
Excellent when used with Soul Catcher for producing large quantities of extra SOUL from frequent hits. Can be combined with Soul Eater.
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Soul Eater
Excellent when used with Soul Eater for producing large quantities of extra SOUL from frequent hits. Can be combined with Soul Catcher.
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Stalwart Shell
The additional invulnerability time from Stalwart Shell makes it more effective to stay and attack an enemy after taking damage.
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Steady Body
Steady Body removes the additional displacement suffered by landing Nail hits more frequently.
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Grubberfly's Elegy
Allows the Knight to launch projectiles with Grubberfly's Elegy more rapidly.
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Longnail
Can be used effectively with Longnail and/or Mark of Pride as it allows the Knight to keep an enemy within reach of constant Nail attacks more easily.
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Mark of Pride
Can be used effectively with Longnail and/or Mark of Pride as it allows the Knight to keep an enemy within reach of constant Nail attacks more easily.
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Heavy Blow
Effective when combined with Heavy Blow to knock back enemies at a faster rate.

Gallery

Trivia

  • When using the Dream Nail on the Ancient Nailsmith it yields the line " ...Pure... ".
    • Godmaster content This is the same Dream Nail dialogue of the corpse of the Nailsmith found in the Junk Pit.

Notes

  1. Without any Charms, attack duration is 0.35 seconds. With Quick Slash, it is 0.28 seconds.
  2. Without any Charms, attack cooldown is 0.41 seconds. With Quick Slash, it is 0.25 seconds.
  3. After performing a Nail strike, the Knight cannot perform another until the attack cooldown and attack duration timers both expire. However, by turning around or Dashing, the attack duration timer can end early if the attack cooldown timer already has, this results in a maximum increased attack rate of ~39%.

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