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All Hollow Knight Bosses Ranked Easiest to Hardest (#1-22)

All Hollow Knight Bosses Ranked Easiest to Hardest (#1-22)
greetings all I hope this video finds you well and experiencing a wonderful start to the new year in this video the forage is gonna be hitting you with the

ranked

list of every single

hollow

night boss including those found in both the DLCs from embarrassingly easy to absolute hellstorm so let's go on ahead and get started honestly don't don't even act surprised nossek is by far the most cheese above loss in the entirety of

hollow

night Nasik essentially tricks you into thinking he'll be difficult due to his intimidating appearance plus the spooky build up the game takes you through just to get to his room and he then proceeds to demonstrate to you just how much of a he can be he has one attack that that that's it one start from one side of the room and run Full Tilt sprint at you then start from the other side and do completely the same thing when he isn't attacking he spends the other 90% of the fight hiding out of sight like a little I've heard people saying you can pretty much just hole up into one corner of the room and continue hitting him with your nail when he gets close to you but I found myself not even needing to do that there aren't any environmental hazards you have to worry about leaving 100% of your attention completely fixated on the boss if this boss had spiked floors or lesser enemies or something I can totally imagine it being a pretty frustrating fight but until something changes my mind nah Skiz going to earn the biggest...
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award for me just because of how hyped I was prior to this fight only for it to end in disappointment and anticlimax well so far this whole list has probably been pretty predictable start off with a controversial first pick like nah skinned then immediately backpedal to the first boss in the whole game the girl's mother is a beginners boss sure but I'm putting her over not considering your plate of abilities this early on in the game is pretty empty since this is the first boss you basically have to enter the fight with no upgrades and no abilities but that doesn't mean this fight won't take more than 30 seconds honestly if it wasn't for the lower-left title displaying her name I would have mistaken this thing for just a normal heavy hitter enemy the only thing that's frustrating about this fight is after you've already killed her and her entire colony of children just erupts out of her stomach and true xenomorph fashion I think I took more hits from her babies than the actual boss anyways pretty easy fight next the broken vessel was a boss you only face once you've plunged pretty deep into the kingdom and are on the verge of discovering old hallow nest the broken vessel can be a bit of a challenge first off but his attacks become very quickly predictable he has the courtesy of giving you a nice long wind-up warning before lunging at you with his nail and his ranged attacks are not something he uses often only when you force him down to certain...
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percentages of health then he'll do this right here honestly this was super frustrating my first time going against him but I realized that if he just hugged the corner of the room 90% of the time these orange globs don't even hit you and then you can go back to whaling on him a little more dodge here attack there and Mark that fight off the list the false

Knight

probably sounds like he should be much lower on the list than where I placed him but he did kill me once so I was like it I'll movie up a couple spots whatever in quite possibly the stupidest way I've ever managed to get killed by the way the fight ends with him doing a shiny metal ass bouncing maneuver into the floor and destroying the ground what should have been the end of the fight was something I unfortunately got caught under and thus was something I ended up dying too fueled by an overwhelming embarrassment of how much of a jackass I probably looked like I attempted to fight a second time and dispatched him no problem for a game beginner boss this guy has some pretty nifty moves you attack his armor he falls down and then you attack his head for some extra damage and then he'll get back up and have a childish fit with his mace and summon boulders down on your head now for the most part his attacks are still pretty easy to dodge around but the shockwave attack he winds up just a little longer than you think he does which can result in taking hits that you really shouldn't have other than...
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that though easy peasy cheddar cheesy the Queen's Gardens is one of the final areas you can access in the game so by this time you've learned it's wise to carry a bit of caution with you the Queen's gardens also throw some of the most agonizingly platforming challenges at you second only to what you find in the white palace that said the trader Lord boss fight is relatively easy considering he's one of the

bosses

that pretty much close out the game he's basically a beefier meaner version of a regular mantis trader moveset included shadow - through his attacks and follow up with and he gets kind of easy after a while if he managed to follow cloth around hallo nest and get her to meet up with you in the garden she'll actually help you during the fight I don't think she does much damage with her club but if you defeat the traitor Lord you get to watch this badass exchange between the two where she unfortunately gets stabbed but in her last dying strength manages to bury her giant tree stump looking Club right into the trader Lords face effectively killing both of them yet another pic for me that will probably yield comments saying he should be a little higher but the crystal guardian boss to me really was not that threatening it took maybe 30 seconds to down his first form and access the bench because he just doesn't do a considerable part of the challenge comes from the lasers that shoot from above and if you just play it cool and stand still...
they don't even hit you most of the time he spends half the fight jumping around like an and the other half of the fight actually providing a decent offense to try and laser you to death really keeping up with all the lasers being fired on the screen is the only frustrating thing about this fight and it's not even that big of a deal his health pool is small enough to be able to end the fight quickly even in his second form I'm not splitting this boss off into two contenders and I'm treating both forms as one boss so I will say even though the second form is considerably harder to keep up with than the first you can still use the same strategies and tactics and down him in no time it took me a while to actually find this thing hiding out in the crevices of the Forgotten crossroads I'd say out of all the crannies in the area this was probably the single area that was indeed the most forgotten of the crossroads I played through the entire game without even realizing this is here just chilling out behind a wall unfortunately you end up fighting him in a pretty enclosed space he has claw attacks that prevents you from bum-rushing him with close-range attacks and he also spits glowing syphilis at you from afar so there's really no means of cheesing your way to an easy victory with this one you just got to pay attention to what's going on attack when you have an opening and he rewards you with a mask shard when he goes down making the fight actually...
pretty fulfilling this boss was always a little creepy to me a giant omnipotent all-seeing life-form it looks like they were caught straight out of jellyfish fields humu is two things one an incredibly weird word to say and two basically just a waiting simulator this boss is not really an eventful one which can lead to you taking some hits and pretty stupid ways just because you're losing attention its primary attack is this luma flies zapping maneuver that follows you through the room for a few seconds really all you have to do is run away from it your worst enemy in this fight isn't even the boss itself it's catching up to it one squirrel has spliced its head open like a watermelon and then going for it you proceeded to fall off a ledge and take a watery plunge while the boss laughs at you and resets itself after having taken no damage this boss I believe is hard but for a really weird reason it's not fighty hard it's more of an unnecessary evil having to dodge around so many things at once and then being heavily restricted to how much damage you can do when there's an opening it's not a boss I died too but it took me much longer than I feel like it should have there's a lot of things you need to pay attention to in this fight honestly the worst part about fighting this thing is intermittently taking dives into the water it doesn't hurt you or anything but it's basically a shining beacon for every enemy on the screen in your immediate...
vicinity to go straight up your ass all at once standing still is the worst possible thing you could do for yourself in this fight fluke phase are always spawning all the time I don't even know what it is about these creatures but I have enough trouble dodging around one at a time so for the game to throw six seven eight at me at the same time it feels like I'm being attacked on a personal level that I'm really not okay with I found using the desolate dive maneuver whenever they're all near you can send them away pretty quickly and you have plenty of opportunities to hit things so running out of your magic juice isn't really a worry you should have same thing for most of the others kill all the distractions first attack when you have an opening it'll be over before you know it the overseer of the soul sanctum has some tricks up his sleeve that I really don't care too much for it's especially hard to heal in this fight because he's really good at maintaining a constant pressure on you always hurling magic balls at you diving into the ground causing shock waves and his rotating spinny spinny attack is something I get hit with nearly every damn time he does it not sure why it's probably user error but for some reason I had to dedicate a lot of practice to dodging this attack it gets even worse during his dream for him when he spawns six of them and they're much faster they're just never in a comfortable position half the time I...
feel like I could stand still and they cried around me but they have such an erratic motion pattern that fighting the urge to move out of the way is next to impossible he's a fairly challenging mid-game boss with a pretty long list of attacks to keep track of so even though this boss demands a lot of your concentration he isn't someone I think you should die to more than a couple times the closing fight of the third and final stage of the Colosseum of fools the god tamer battle can be either a complete or extremely easy depending on how you approach the fight there are two enemies attacking you at once so on the surface it definitely looks like there's a lot to keep your attention on it's easy to overwhelm yourself into dodging around them but this is one of those fights where you really have to pay attention to the charms you're rolling with if you have a spell build you can catch them straight out of the gate and just throw a few Schade souls their way as soon as the fight begins what's so troubling about this fight is the idea of getting to that point with full health and full soul is honestly just stupid it's it's stupid the entire gladiator beatdown you just fought your way through has probably left you completely exhausted and mentally fatigued the last thing on your priority list right now is having to trudge through a boss fight but the game decides to toss one your way anyways and if you die it's the whole third stage over again if...
the stakes weren't as high as they are this boss would be much lower down the list but the paranoia of screwing something up and dying having to replay the whole stage all over again really plays an integral part in this fight just because of how petrifying that fear is of having to start the whole thing over again and in case you forgot we recovering DLCs this should remind you I didn't just forget about it mid script and suddenly decided to switch gears to the DLCs that's really just how hard these

bosses

are because if you played the DLCs chances are you're already familiar enough with how the game works to be able to take a punishment or two meaning the DLC

bosses

are noticeably more difficult and more frustrating than any vanilla boss and

hollow

Knight

gray Prince Zoet as much of an annoying little that he is is still the

easiest

of the DLC

bosses

in my honest opinion it's so insulting losing to the fight because the animators really make it look like the boss doesn't have a single damn clue what he's doing half the time he literally falls on his ass and creates a shockwave like that's an attack that's an actual attack that is programmed in the game he can also summon small enemies that are just distracting enough to lure you into getting it by something stupid and it's just really easy to get hit during this fight because there's so much going on so if you don't consider dodging to be your forte you might have a rough time...
with this one and immediately after you go toe-to-toe with the white defender which is basically the dumb defender only in his non senile glory days but for some reason I found this fight to be actually easier than the dumb defender fight towards the beginning of the game I guess it was just because I already had somewhat of a good idea what his attack patterns would be not to say he doesn't give the old defender a run for his money he's naturally a younger and much stronger

Knight

his tactics are much faster and harder to keep up with but the fact that this is a dream fight means that you could have gotten away with fragile charms without losing them upon death because you don't really die you just wake up next to him and start the fight over again this kinda trivializes the fight a lot it's not a frustrating fight but it is extremely difficult if you end up dying you most likely know why you died and what mistake you made no just straight-up hand-to-hand combat this is also why the white defender is one of my favorite

bosses

in the game and then there's grim the master of his edgy Halloween troop I decided to place here because I believe this is where it's time to start bring it in the trump card

bosses

beginning the second half of this giant list is grim because his attacks are just insane they're wicked and they're mean he has a projectile attack that's basically a souped-up fuck-you version of the broken vessels orange glob attack he...
sends heat-seeking bats at you and he throws fire at you and he throws a ton of it to his body turns into a giant screw his cloak can summon spikes from the ground he's got everything that pisses me off you'll probably die a couple times for this idiot just due to being so disoriented half the time it's definitely one of those

bosses

you have to continue throwing yourself at until he finally breaks and you come out with the victory grim is also another one of my all-time faves for that very reason Jesus Christ the title dung defender is certainly spot on because this entire fight is a straight-up piece of it's a mental endurance run going up against this guy because he has such a large health pool a lot of his attacks and all dynamic movement meaning it's super hard to zero in on him and deal damage he's either burrowing through the ground or tossing himself into the air after throwing his heat-seeking missiles at you this guy is a handful and really it just comes down to patience he doesn't leave himself open to attack very often but when he does it's usually for a good chunk of time so you should have no problem getting in a good few hits during times where he's relatively still or catching his breath I'll go ahead and tell you the most annoying part about this fight is having to guess when it's over I don't think this is the

hardest

boss fight in the entire game but for sure it has to be one of the longest like I said...
patience goes an incredibly long way here the Hornet puts me in the mind of one of those perpetual encounters that stay consistent throughout the game and they're almost never that hard until the final time you have to face them this is kind of one of those you fight Hornet twice once in the green path and a second time in kingdoms Edge Hornet is a boss that initially gives you exceedingly low expectations because of how trivial she is during her first encounter and then she takes your low expectations of her and uses those expectations and the second fight to relentlessly repetitively kicked your stupid ass when I'm talking about Hornet I'm more than anything talking about the second encounter here she's twice as fast twice as unpredictable and her list of attacks has doubled in size it's Hornet just quicker and much more powerful really nothing to this one it's a it's such a huge but it's a you can conquer and you feel damn good about cleansing your hands of the fight and claiming your victory afterwards so it's a pretty nice trade-off you know I really only have myself to blame for how hard this fight was there were actual signs this game was giving players as a means of caution to divert them from going through with this fight these guys are literally the abyss Watchers of

hollow

night and the game makes sure to go out of its way to let you know that even before you make your way into the village squirrel pretty much tells you my to...
your better be upgraded because these guys are gonna go forearm deep into your and there's not dick you can do about it this fight demands 110 percent of your concentration they're fast they're unpredictable and they do really good job of leaving little room for being attacked 80% of the time they're even on the screen they're almost always attacking and once you defeat the first 1/2 of its side hos spring into action and start attacking you at the same time there's really no strategy to this other than just buckle up and be ready for whatever this fight gives you attack when they throw their nails out down strike them when they charge at you and just pray you kill them before they kill you fittingly enough one of the games closing

bosses

is also one of the

hardest

obviously no one expected this fight to be a cakewalk but that certainly doesn't mean fighting this behemoth doesn't feel like a giant needle up my ass as anticipated this guy also has the longest list of attacks you have to keep track of he can teleport swing his nail shoot orange crap at you teleport while shooting orange crap at you turn the floor into lava and basically just ooze death wherever he goes the only luck I had during this fight was to jump up and down strike him when he was in the middle of a combo and I was able to get in a few good hits that way the

hollow

Knight

is the big bad of the game and

hollow

Knight

makes sure you know that you actually have to initiate the...
fight by breaking his chains tethering him to the ground at which point he will thank you by ruthlessly pounding your ass apart this is one of the few boss fights in which I actually had luck using spell builds and charms like the soul leader and shaman stone he spends a lot of the fight teleporting away from you to perform a ranged attack and when he does that just hit him with some shade soul and you should be able to doubt him in a few minutes yeah a few minutes because that's literally how long it takes I don't know why this boss was as hard as he was for me I hear people saying the collector was one of the select few

bosses

that players actually first tried to feed it on their way through and I guess I really just didn't have that same experience it's because of these roly-poly faces that consistently make sure they're always exactly where you don't want them to be these things are my least favorite enemy in the whole game because they're so small and at the time it doesn't even register that they're close to you until they've already rolled away part of your health the way you have to time your nail strikes to keep them from hitting you is super awkward to me and I just never really mastered these guys so to see a boss in the game that spawns these on the Reg was not a fun realization he's one of those hide in a corner and let the little dudes do all the work kind of

bosses

and I just hate those I really do I died a couple...
times more than I should have during this fight but eventually I ended up emerging from it and consequently not even feeling as accomplished as I thought I would so yeah two out of ten for me I don't know what else to say about this fight other than it's more annoying than it should be but it's also the true ending final boss so it's probably good that it's this hard I don't know anyways the game really does a spectacular job of organizing

bosses

from

easiest

to

hardest

by saving the

hardest

for last in fact with the exception of a few you'll notice a decent part of this list has the

bosses

listed roughly in the order that you face them anyway the largest frustration about the radience isn't that her attacks are hard to dodge or anything which they are nor the huge health pool that she has which she does but it's the fact that every single attack takes double the amount of normal damage every single thing you can get hit with is a two hit point attack except falling off the map that still does one the first phase of this fight is frustrating enough but then the game does its best Mega Man impression by taking away the ground and replacing it with these stupid bastard platforms that give you just barely enough room to dodge what's coming to you you have to be extremely precise with your evades and your attacks because she does move and it's the most annoying in the world racing up to her and then having her teleport to the other end...
of the screen before you can land any hits just God's be friends I've got to say The Watcher nights were my irrefutable number one kryptonite in possibly the entire game there is an explanation for the next and final boss on this list but this one I really just have no excuse for I suck major asset tracking obstacle paths and predicting where things are going to go it's why I had such trouble with the dumb defender and it's why I had such trouble with the collector because both of these

bosses

had signature attacks that prompted you to anticipate the path of these hazards well this particular fight is basically all that is if they aren't swinging their nail they're rolling if they aren't rolling they're bouncing and if they aren't bouncing they're swinging these guys give you no margin of error imagine if the dung defender threw his first to bombs at you and then they just never disappeared and stayed on screen for the entire fight well that The Watcher nights in a nutshell not even quick focus can save you half the time because when one night isn't attacking the other one is almost always gearing up for a role towards you you never face less than two at once and the entire fight is just a shitstorm once again no solid advice here just get good and pay attention to what's happening this guy it's guy Jesus of Nazareth this guy has problems this is one of those

bosses

where there's officially no shame and looking up the...
FAQ once again a reiteration of the grim fight but the nightmare King is significantly more different than any dream fight in the rest of the game every attack you thought you knew how to dodge around has some version or tweak that makes it even more of a and harder to anticipate and may I remind you even regular Grimm was still fast enough to kill me a few times before I downed him he now has gaping pillars of flame even more fire bats a longer flame spawner and all of that in addition to the attacks you already had oh and also just like the radiance every single attack deals double damage I really have trouble putting into coherent words how much of a add this guy is you really can't attack him any other instance than when he's launching fire bets at you out of fear that you'll take damage from anything else and the only hope of dodging anything in this fight is relying on your shade cloak - just - right through whatever he throws at you and sometimes even that's not enough this fight has a nasty tactic of disorienting you making you think the entire fight is going to be piss ass fast and then the ground spikes come up and oh now I have to stand still for two seconds and do nothing it's just barely enough time to heal and if you don't have the deep focus charm you were far past anyways because of his double damage output you do not want this fight to last long like seriously get in as much damage as you can possibly wedge into every window ideally...
you can race up to him while he's fire batting jump over the first one and shadow dash through the third and you'll be right there next to him but that's easier said than done and if you don't time the jumps correctly you'll get clipped by one of the bats moving above you and that's goodbye to another two of your head points the flame spawner requires you to stop whatever the hell you're doing and immediately start humping one side of the screen because that's just how fast this attack goes up and there's basically no analyzable pattern in which the flame balls conform to so if you think you're safe just because you're far away from it well this thing can still wreck your HP and your flawless run if you screw up so much as two or three times you cannot afford to piss around in this fight everything is do or die and most of the time it's the latter equip your best charms kill him fast or he'll kill you even faster if he's on the screen he's attacking you just plain and simple I've beaten this fight only once my entire time playing and I still think that was due to just some planet formation lining up in a way that channeled enough celestial energy into my brain to focus just long enough on the fight to break my foot off in his batty ass all 22

bosses

all

ranked

some are easy most are hard but some are just batshit nuts I didn't include the dream warriors in this list because I never really had trouble...
defeating them they had really predictable attacks overall and it just came down to the amount of concentration you paid to each fight there aren't any tactics you learned from the dream warriors that you don't learn through any of the boss fights but if this video does get a good response I might follow up with that thanks for tuning in to the forge and again thank you for keeping up with our content this channel is massively grateful for all the support that's received lately and it really does make my life much happier in the meantime check out our

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Knight

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