What's a Dark Souls or The Legend of Zelda-inspired adventure without a sprinkling of Spells to cast? It seems like Hollow Knight agrees, as there's a bunch of Spells to collect and cast, ranging from healing your knight to damaging his enemies.

In this guide, we're going to detail the location and unlock requirements for every single Spell in Hollow Knight, so you can turn into a bonafide wizard. Collecting spells works towards your 100% completion as well, so if you're a completionist this is a task well worth undertaking.

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Hollow Knight - Spells Locations

Image Spell Spell Use How To Get It
Focus Focus collected SOUL to repair your shell and heal damage Default Unlock
Vengeful Spirit Conjure a spirit that will fly forward and burn foes in its path Given by the Snail Shaman at the Ancestral Mound in Forgotten Crossroads
Desolate Dive Strike the ground with a concentrated force of SOUL. This force can destroy through fragile structures Defeat Soul Master in the City of Tears
Howling Wraiths Blast foes with screaming SOUL Next to the entrance to Queen's Gardens in the Overgrown Mound in Fog Canyon
Shade Soul Conjure a shadow that will fly forward and burn foes in its path Purchase the Elegant Key from Sly in Dirtmouth and unlock the locked door at Soul Sanctum in City of Tears
Descending Dark Strike the ground with a concentrated force of SOUL and Shadow. This force can destroy foes or break through fragile structures Snail Shaman's corpse at Crystal Peak in Crystallised Mound
Abyss Shriek Blast foes with screaming SOUL and Shadows Use Howling Wraith on the pedestal at the bottom left of The Abyss

This guide is part of our Hollow Knight walkthrough series to help you complete the game 100%. It includes Hollow Knight guides with all Mask Shard Locations, every Vessel Fragment Location, all Spells Locations, every Ability Location, and all Nail Upgrades & Arts Locations. We've also got guides featuring Boss Locations & a Full Moves List and all Notch Upgrades & Charm Locations.