Hollow Knight - How to Make Fragile Charms Unbreakable (2023)


The Leg Eater is an NPC that will sell Fragile Charms in the Fungal Wastes. These charms are super useful (especially the fragile strength). The only problem is that if you die with one of the fragile charms equipped, the charm will break and you have to go all the way back to the Leg Eater to repair the charm which costs Geo.

This video will show you how to make the fragile charms unbreakable in Hollow Knight.

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Hey how you doing today, my name is ryan.

Thank you! So much for stopping by today we are playing hollow knight, and I want to show you one how to repair your broken charms into how to make your breakable charms unbreakable.

You know what I'm saying like: wouldn't that be amazing, just to be able to make it so, every time you uh you die, you were able to just keep your charms.

I'm gonna show you how to do that.

We're gonna we're gonna pick up all of these fragile charms right now, and just so you know if you do happen to die with one of these charms equipped and you need to get them fixed.

All you have to do is come back to the leg eater to get it repaired.

Okay, it's just that simple! So now, when we come over here to the bench we can go and we can equip a charm.

Let's say we want uh fragile strength.

There we go now now we have the strength, but now how do we? How do we go ahead and make this something stronger? How do we make it so that way it won't break well.

What we need to do is make our way over to the top left area of the map, and I will show you where that is here in just one second make our way up before.

I continue actually uh one thing: well, a couple of things: uh: what do we need? One? You need the dream nail.

You absolutely must have the dream nail before.

We even continue this on, because we have to go unlock the grim troop once we unlock the grim troop, that's what's going to allow us to get the unbreakable versions of these charms, and so that's something that you're going to get uh yeah.

Once you have the dream nail, then you'll be able to make this stuff happen.

So if you don't have the dream nail yet, oh I got I got caught.

I got caught cheating here.

So what do we do? We're gonna cheat our way out of this.

Just like that.

How about that so right now.

What I'm doing is I'm just making my way back over to green path, because once we do that we'll be able to uh make our way over to the howling cliffs, and once we make our way over to the howling cliffs, I can show you exactly where we can unlock the grim troop all right.

So let's go okay, so we work our way back up to dirt mouth and from here I'm gonna assume that you already have the dash because you made it to the leg eater.

So what we're gonna do is use the stag station and make our way over back to the green path area, and what this is gonna do is get us much closer to the howling cliffs.

All right, you following me: okay, so now that we're at the green path area, I can show you where we're at on the map.

We just left the stag station and now we're gonna make our way up to the howling cliffs.

So to get there, we just come up kind of where we were earlier we're gonna pass by where we saw a good ol, zot uh.

If you did it right, you left that little uh the little.

You know what that bugger uh to fend for himself.

If you didn't know, I'm kind of not the biggest fan of zot.

I don't like that guy.

He defeated me in the third pantheon far too many times, and so whenever I get the chance uh I let him struggle so we're gonna press on and I'll show you where we're going.

So we don't need to have the fragile charms in our possession right now.

What's going to end up happening, is we are going to unlock the grim troop and then from there it that's what's going to allow us to oop? That was a mistake.

Once we unlock the grim troop, that's what's going to allow us to get to a new npc known as divine and divine is the one who is going to.

Let us uh upgrade our charms all right.

So once you get to here, you just make your way down.

Just like that, don't mind me: I'm not I'm not! I'm not gonna die or nothing uh.

So we're gonna keep going uh.

I think yeah.

Is there a charm here? Is that what that is yeah there? You go pick up pick up a charm while you're on your way.

Look at that we're gonna keep going up and around.

Is this a breakable wall? No! For some reason I thought it was that we're gonna discover some secrets together there we go.

That's the breakable wall.

Don't forget that uh that grub back there that I just callously walked by but okay, we just went up and around and just show you where we are here.

We are on the map.

We we made our way around and up and uh yeah.

Now we're now we're here we're at the base of the howling cliffs, and so we need to make our way up and there is a a hidden, uh breakable wall that we are going to need to find, and so I can uh I can assist and help you with that.

So we're gonna climb up just a little bit just like that, and you don't need double jump to be able to do this.

So if you're, seeing the the double jump stuff, don't worry about that um! That's! It's all extra you can get up here without that.

So let me show you where we're on the map uh we're below that little entrance there, and here we have our unbreakable wall, and if we come to the right, we got a little little thing we can read, but we can drop down there.

We go so once you pick up that wanderer's journal right here, breakable wall just like that and then make your way over to the right and if we keep going to the right, we are going to find this interesting little area here and it looks like there should be something here and there will be.

We just got to keep going to the right.

You hear that sound found.

It found a little secret and we found this this bug here and let's talk to the bug, the corpse of a large bug, and so we can inspect the bug.

But if we come back out, nothing's changed if we dream nail the bug this, hence the need for the dream nail.

You see see how things are turning red things are happening.

Look at that look at that.

What is this, what is this? We're gonna open it up, we're gonna hit it we're gonna, stroke the flames of fire, and this is going to start the grim troop we have.

We have brought them into town.

We have called upon the grim troop.

So now we need to do is go ahead and make our way back over to dirt mouth, and just like that, we're back over to dirt mouth and uh.

You can see our main guy here.

He elder bug is uh he's a little shooken up.

This is the main tent.

This is where you will talk to grimm and you will kind of progress.

The storyline with the grim troop, but right here this is where you will find divine, and so what we're going to end up doing is we're going to bring her one of our our fragile charms, and so let's go ahead and throw this on, and if we make our way over to divine right here, we can talk to her, and if you have a warning, if you have a fragile charm equipped, she is going to take it from you.

Right now.

Do not go and talk to her with fragile greed equipped because you will be using the fragile greed to earn enough geo to get your fragile charms, upgraded I'll, show you what I mean.

Ah, did you call us, you called us and we came, we came you do not look scared.

Why did you call us? Ah it doesn't matter, don't tell me we came and I smell something something deep below us.

I want it.

I want it that charm, beautiful most precious thing, lovely lovely.

Will you let me see it have to show it to me.

So when I said she takes it, it you, you show her the charm, you don't necessarily know that you're giving it until you give it and then and then it's just gone just like that, she literally it says charm lost on the bottom left.

She just took it from you such a little beauty such a smell, such a smell.

Ah, so, if you give her the fragile greed you're, it's going to take you longer to do the next step, because these charms are not cheap at all uh.

So for this one here, the one who made the gift- ah, where below yes, very good gift- very tasty delicious, so I think we have to leave and then, when we go back, we can talk to her and we can pay for it.

Do you want something? A little lovely? You don't want to take my gift back.

Do you so nasty so cruel? If that's true, once you give something as a gift, you've lost it forever.

So look at that.

She wants 12 000 geo, for that charm is that nuts, and just so you know it's going to cost 9 000 geo to upgrade the fragile greed to the unbreakable greed, 12 000 geo, to upgrade fragile heart to unbreakable heart and 15 000 geo to upgrade fragile strength to unbreakable strength.

So yeah, it's it's very, very steep, but that is how you do it um.

After this, she will poop out for lack of a better term, um you're, a charm, and it will be unbreakable.

It's uh, it's not the most uh pleasant thing to to see and know how it works, but there you go.

That is how you get it done.


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Hollow Knight - How to Make Fragile Charms Unbreakable? ›

You can buy it from Leg Eater in the Fungal Wastes for 600 Geo. Having the Defender's Crest charm makes him lower the cost to 480 Geo. It will break upon death, but if you give it to Divine, she will make it unbreakable for 15000 Geo.

Can you fix broken fragile charms? ›

In-game events

After being paid, Leg Eater opens his Charm shop and sells Fragile Charms that break upon death. He provides a repair service for broken Charms in exchange for a fee. If the Knight wears the Defender's Crest Charm, he appreciates the smell and sells and repairs his Charms at a 20% discount.

Can you fix the fragile charms Hollow Knight? ›

Leg eater will repair your fragile charms if they are broken for a price, but if you equip the defender's crest you can get a 20% discount. If you put the crest on, talk to him, and exit the menu to repair the charm, the price will drop by 20% again when you talk to him again.

How do you get unbreakable strength? ›

13 Unbreakable Strength

Just like Unbreakable Heart, the Unbreakable Strength Charm is obtained by purchasing Fragile Strength from Leg Eater, then paying Divine to upgrade it.

Can you still get unbreakable charms after banishing? ›

Due to how the Banishment ending works, any unacquired unbreakable Charms are permanently unobtainable if the Knight decides to banish the troupe. If Divine has a Charm currently consumed when the Grimm Troupe is banished, then it is left on the ground, still in its Fragile form, when returning to Dirtmouth.

Do fragile charms break in radiance? ›

During the Radiance fight, if players haven't upgraded them to Unbreakable, Fragile Heart or Strength can still break. However, they can be useful for the fight.

What happens if you are overcharmed? ›

When you've reached this status, you are susceptible to taking double the amount of damage from enemies. It's worth noting that you will still receive the benefits of the charm, and no matter how many notches over that minimum you go, you'll still only take twice the damage.

What is the most powerful charm in Hollow Knight? ›

Hollow Knight: 10 Best Charms, Ranked
  1. 1 Unbreakable Strength.
  2. 2 Spell Twister. ...
  3. 3 Quick Slash. ...
  4. 4 Longnail. ...
  5. 5 Sharp Shadow. ...
  6. 6 Shaman Stone. ...
  7. 7 Soul Catcher. ...
  8. 8 Nailmaster's Glory. ...
Mar 15, 2023

What are the best charms for the broken vessel? ›

Charms such as Longnail or Mark of Pride and Quick Slash are hugely beneficial during this fight, as players will be able to get in more hits while also maintaining a safer distance from both Lost Kin and the Infected Balloons.

Why is my soul meter broken? ›

If your soul meter has broken, it is because you died somewhere. Go back to where you died and find the Shade you left behind, destroying it will restore your Soul meter.

Is it possible to get every charm in Hollow Knight? ›

There are a total of 45 Charms that can be obtained in Hollow Knight. There are many spread out across the map that can be collected, others are rewarded to the player for completing fights, and the rest are bought from various vendors. Here is where players can find all the Charms.

How many charms can you wear in Hollow Knight? ›

As you play, you can unlock a total of eight more, allowing you to equip 11 Charms.

How much does it cost to make fragile strength unbreakable? ›

15000. Once the Geo is paid, she gives the unbreakable version of Fragile Strength, Unbreakable Strength.

Does Divine stay if you beat grimm? ›

However, she only disappears upon the defeat of Nightmare King Grimm if the Knight has already upgraded all three Fragile Charms and has listened to Leg Eater.

Should you banish Grimm? ›

Best for the charm, beating NKG and getting the fully upgraded Grimmchild. Lore speaking I would say banishing them. The Grimmchild also isn't real amazing when you consider that it only does a bit more damage than the Weavers, who have the added benefit of doing constant contact damage instead of shots with a delay.

Is Grimm a bad guy Hollow Knight? ›

He is the villainous leader of the mysterious Grimm Troupe, a group of performers who seek to collect the flames of the fallen kingdom of Hallownest in order to prolong the Nightmare's Heart, a process the Troupe calls "The Ritual", and manipulates the Knight into doing his bidding.

Can you fight Nightmare King Grimm if you banish the troupe? ›

Nightmare King Grimm can be unlocked in the Hall of Gods either by defeating him in Grimm's dreams, encountering him in the Pantheon of Hallownest, or after banishing the Grimm Troupe. The arena is now a single platform with the walls of the arena cut off.

Can you get unbreakable charms if you banish Grimm? ›

However, if you instead choose to banish the Grimm Troupe before upgrading them all, you will never be able to get the Unbreakable Charms by any means, and whatever Fragile Charms you gave her will be left behind.

Is Radiance the bad guy? ›

~ The Hunter's Journal on the Radiance. The Radiance is the main antagonist and true final boss of the 2017 indie game Hollow Knight. A powerful deity, she was the creator of the kingdom of Hallownest until the Pale King usurped her for everyone to live free from her hive mind.

Why did the Radiance cause the infection? ›

However, the Radiance was not entirely forgotten, as memories of her still lingered. Eventually, bugs started to have dreams about the Radiance. This caused the Infection to appear for the first time. It started to manifest itself as bugs struggled against the Radiance's influence and tried to suppress it.

Is the Radiance a moth? ›

The Radiance resembles a white moth with multiple gray tentacles by her side that act as wings. She has yellow glowing eyes and three spear-like spikes atop her head resembling a crown. Her legs appear to be made up of two appendages.

Does Dreamshield do damage? ›

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

Do you take double damage when overcharmed? ›

Overcharmed. The Overcharmed status is activated if there are more charms equipped than the number of Notches can support. While in this state, the damage from all sources is doubled.

What is the hardest thing in Hollow Knight? ›

Embrace the Void is quite possibly the hardest achievement to unlock in the game, full stop. It requires you to complete the Pantheon of Hallownest, which involves defeating all of the game's bosses without dying even a single time.

Who is the hardest boss in Hollow Knight? ›

As the final boss in the Godmaster DLC, the Absolute Radiance is the most challenging being that the player will face in Hollow Knight. Sitting atop Hallownest's Pantheon, the Absolute Radiance can inflict heavy damage with attacks that use swords, soul beams, orbs, and spikes.

What is the best charms combination in Hollow Knight? ›

  1. 1 Shape Of Unn, Spore Shroom, & Defender's Crest: The AoE Nightmare.
  2. 2 Dashmaster, Sprintmaster, & Gathering Swarm: The Speedrunner. ...
  3. 3 Grimmchild, Sprintmaster, & Dashmaster: Permanent Autoturret Build. ...
  4. 4 Weaversong, Grubsong, & Sprintmaster: The Summoner. ...
6 days ago

What charms should I use against soul master? ›

As he moves across the room, players can jump over and use a down slash to damage him as he passes by, using charms such as Longnail or Mark of Pride to extend the range of the Nail and making these down strikes easier to perform.

What charms are best to defeat the collector? ›

Charms like Quick Focus and Shape of Unn make healing much safer. Unbreakable Strength Charm when using the Channelled Nail is also a viable strategy. Nail Arts maximize the damage done to the Collector. Cyclone Slash is very useful for clearing summoned enemies and damaging the Collector.

Is the Knight the Shade lord? ›

"... Lord of Shades..." It is suggested by both this dialogue and the description of Void Heart that after the Knight gets Void Heart, the Void is united by a Lord of Shades, which is presumably the Knight. A statue of this entity is seen in the Hall of Gods after defeating all bosses on ascended difficulty.

What is the max soul in Hollow Knight? ›

The maximum amount of SOUL the SOUL meter can hold is 99. This amount shrinks to 66 when the Knight dies but goes back to normal when the Shade is killed.

What happens if you Dream Nail your Shade? ›

Hitting the Shade with the Dream Nail defeats it instantly, regardless of its remaining health. If the Knight died to a boss, the Shade usually spawns in a safe location to be recoverable without triggering the boss battle.

How many endings can you get in Hollow Knight? ›

There are a total of five endings in Hollow Knight. Three are attached to the game's original release and the Hollow Knight boss fight while the other two were added as part of the Godmaster DLC. Here's how to get each one, and what they entail.

Are there 12 charm notches in Hollow Knight? ›

Notches. Charm Notches are required to equip Charms. Different Charms require a different number of Notches. The Knight starts with 3 Notches. 8 more can be found throughout the game, for a total of 11 Notches.

How many extra masks can you get in Hollow Knight? ›

There are 16 Mask Shards in the game, which means the player can gain a total of four Ancient Masks, and each Ancient Mask increases their Max HP by 1.

What is the max level charms? ›

Leveling up Charms

The max level for charms is 25. Each level in a charm increments by 15% the related stat.

Why can't i overcharm in Hollow Knight? ›

You can only overcharm if you have at least one notch open.

Should I buy Fragile Heart Hollow Knight? ›

It is strictly superior in effect to the Lifeblood Heart Charm (except when using Grubberfly's Elegy) – for the same Notch cost, it provides two regular Masks which can be healed by Focusing. The obvious downside is that once broken, Leg Eater only repairs it for a price.

How much damage does pure Nail do with strength? ›

Channelled Nail132.5 x Nail (12/22/32/42/52)
Coiled Nail174.375 x Nail (22/39/57/74/92)
Pure Nail211.25 x Nail x 3–6 hits
2.1875 x Nail x 3-6 hits
3 more rows

How much damage does Fury of the Fallen do? ›

Fury of the Fallen is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It increases Nail damage by 75% when at 1 Mask.

Is grimm the hardest boss? ›

Depending on who you ask, Nightmare King Grimm (“NKG”) is either the easiest or the most difficult boss in Hollow Knight. For us, he's simply the best.

What kind of bug is Divine? ›

Divine Insects ( 蟲神 コガミ , kogami?) are the result of the Insect sub-species of Cryptids completing the process of awakening and achieving divinity. As divine beings they possess an immortal physical body that will never age.

Can you buy Fragile Charms? ›

After being paid, Leg Eater opens his Charm shop and sells Fragile Charms that break upon death. He provides a repair service for broken Charms in exchange for a fee. If the Knight wears the Defender's Crest Charm, he appreciates the smell and sells and repairs his Charms at a 20% discount.

Is Grimm harder than Radiance? ›

Nightmare king is way harder than Radiance. Radiance, while hitting hard is so much slower than Nightmare king Grimm that he is kinda easy to dodge. Grimm however is insanely hard to dodge.

Which is the best Grimm Troupe ending? ›

Banishment is just that, it ends the whole troupe thing and you get new music in Dirtmouth as well as a charm. The second ending though allows you to fight a new boss, which in my opinion is the better choice. Or at least I'd say it's a better choice if I hadn't been dying to him for almost an hour now.

What happens if you bow to Grimm? ›

Grimm always bows to the Knight before the start of the fight. If struck when bowing, he screeches at them and starts the Pufferfish attack.

How do fragile charms work in Hollow Knight? ›

Strengthens the bearer, increasing the damage they deal to enemies with their nail. This charm is fragile, and will break if its bearer is killed.

What happens if you overcharge charms Hollow Knight? ›

When you've reached this status, you are susceptible to taking double the amount of damage from enemies. It's worth noting that you will still receive the benefits of the charm, and no matter how many notches over that minimum you go, you'll still only take twice the damage.

What charms are best for broken vessel Hollow Knight? ›

The Quick Focus Charm is highly recommended for this battle. Charms like Mark of Pride and Longnail can help extend the Knight's Nail to better match Broken Vessel's. Spore Shroom is useful to get rid of the Infected Balloons while healing as well as dealing extra damage to Broken Vessel.

Can you buy Fragile Strength again? ›

Otherwise you'll be able to get a lot of geo late-game. No, if you choose Banishment, whatever fragile charms eaten by Divine is gone too (the one haven't exchanged by geo). You can still get the charm by re buying it from legeater.

Is Mark of Pride better than long nail? ›

Usefulness. It is useful for keeping distance from more dangerous enemies and for performing safer Nail-bounces. While it grants a longer range than the Longnail Charm, it is more challenging to acquire and has higher Notch cost.

What happens if you hit the Hollow Knight with the Dream Nail? ›

The Dream Nail is a sacred weapon and talisman, which can cut the veil that separates the waking world from dreams. It appears to have been made by the Moth Tribe. The Dream Nail allows its user to not only read the thoughts of an entity, or even inanimate objects, but also enter specific sections of the Dream Realm.

What is the best charm combo to beat Hollow Knight? ›

The specific combo though has to be Weaversong, Grubsong, and Sprintmaster. Grubsong makes the Weaverling spiders from Weaversong give the Knight more Soul on every hit, and Sprintmaster increases their attack speed alongside the Knight's.

Should I give fragile heart charm? ›

Fragile/Unbreakable Heart

Having the Defender's Crest Charm makes him lower the cost to 280 Geo. It will break upon death, but if you give it to Divine, she will make it unbreakable for 12000 Geo. Using it with Hiveblood and Joni's Blessing is very common, and if you're going for spell damage, this is the way to go.

What is the max charm slots in Hollow Knight? ›

There's a total of 42 different Charms and 11 Charm Notches to find and buy in Hollow Knight. One of them - the last slot in the Charm Collection menu and typically also the last Charm to acquire - is split into three parts, requires some effort to get and is needed for secret alternate endings to the story.

Can you get all 3 endings in Hollow Knight? ›

Answer: There is no true ending in Hollow Knight, but you can finish all endings in one playthrough if you meet certain criteria. Though, the endings in order go from 'you want more' to 'this is the true ending'.

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