Top 10 Hardest Hollow Knight Bosses

kempokid
Hollow Knight is a really hard game at points, with certain obstacles requiring the utmost precision and reaction. This is none the truer when talking about the boss fights in the game, which are by far some of the most grueling aspects of the game.

The Top Ten

1 Absolute Radiance Absolute Radiance

This fight is extremely difficult, but for mostly the wrong reasons. The fight is extremely dependent on RNG, doing massive damage and having wide spreading, fast attacks on tiny platforms, easily leaving the player in a situation where avoiding damage is nigh on impossible. - kempokid

2 Pure Vessel Pure Vessel

The tanky, unpredictable nature of the boss makes it one of the most difficult in the game. It has a massive moveset that can easily combo you to death if you aren't quick and don't know the proper way to handle the attack. The various ranged attacks further put pressure on the player, as nowhere is safe and you essentially can't heal until you stun it, meaning that each mistake is very costly. - kempokid

3 Nightmare King Grimm Nightmare King Grimm

The difficulty from this boss comes from the lack of an easy way to take care of him, along with the extreme speed of the fight. It requires some very precise maneuvers in parts as well, most notably the pseudo bullet hell section.There are also few attacks which you can just shadow dash through to avoid, due to some either having strange delays that are hard to perfectly pinpoint, or because the attacks simply have too many elements to reliably dodge them all with a simple dash. - kempokid

4 Great Nailsage Sly Great Nailsage Sly

The fact that he punishes you for being overaggressive is such a nice touch, which when combined with his lightning fast attacks and flashy spins, makes him quite a difficult fight. What really makes him so difficult however, is his second phase, which involves him jumping around the arena constantly, before lunging at you and spinning, providing about a second in which you can attack without getting hurt back. This was the fight that took me the longest to get to grips with. - kempokid

Not really that hard

5 Sisters of Battle Sisters of Battle

This is undoubtedly the fastest fight in the game, and by an absolutely enormous margin, having to fight 3 extremely quick mantises at the same time, often while two of them are throwing projectiles to trap you, all while the third one could be dropping on you with its lance out. This speed is well balanced by the fact that t doesn't last too long, and the fight becomes slower as you take them out one by one. - kempokid

6 Radiance Radiance

The fight is essentially the same as Absolute Radiance's fight, but slightly slower and more manageable, making it still incredibly intense, but now on a scale that is much more feasible, especially since if you've gotten all of the upgrades in the game, you definitely have the strength to take it on without getting absolutely destroyed in the process. - kempokid

7 Failed Champion Failed Champion

Obscenely fast and intense, being able to kill you in a matter of seconds. The shockwaves sent at you on top of the constantly falling rocks provides for an extremely difficult fight that ends quickly in either way. It's definitely another fight that takes a long time to master. - kempokid

8 Lost Kin
9 Soul Tyrant Soul Tyrant

This boss is quite tanky, with some attacks that are quite tricky to dodge. The one that particularly trips me up is the attack where he charges while casting 6 rotating magic orbs around him, which I never was able to properly learn how to dodge. The second phase is extremely fast paced and relies on good positioning an keen awareness of surroundings in order to survive, making it a tough way to end the fight. - kempokid

10 Traitor Lord Traitor Lord

The Contenders

11 White Defender White Defender

While this boss isn't particularly insane in terms of difficulty, the fight is quite fast paced and difficult, providing a challenging fight all around. - kempokid

12 Watcher Knights Watcher Knights

While they're quite simple to dodge, the growing number of them that appears in the fight can get overwhelming. The only thing not putting them higher up is the fact that if you have even half-decent damage, you can obliterate them with very little difficulty. - kempokid

13 Grey Prince Zote Grey Prince Zote
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