Hollow Knight – How to Beat Hornet in Greenpath Guide

Check out this Hollow Knight guide to learn how to beat Hornet appearing as Hornet Protector in Greenpath. Discover the best tips and tactics on how you can easily defeat this Hollow Knight boss.

One of the bosses that you need to defeat in Hollow Knight is Hornet. Hornet is a major character in the game and she will be appearing as a boss in two areas, first is at the Greenpath and next is at Kingdom’s Edge. If you’re still in Greenpath, Hornet will be appearing on her Hornet Protector form. Below are the tips on how you can easily deal with this mysterious princess-protector of Hallownest’s ruins.

Hollow Knight Hornet

How to Beat Hornet Protector Tips


Hornet Protector can be located on the west side of Greenpath near the stag station. When entering the arena, she tells you dialogue and the fight begins. But, if encountering her and 2nd time but you died on the first try, she will instead just fight you instead of the dialogue.


Hornet has 3 main attacks. First is that Hornet can dash with her needle in 2 types of ways. She can just regularly dash when she points her needle towards the knight and makes a sound when doing it.

Second is that she can jump in the air and makes a sound when doing the attack. She then points her needle at the knight and dashes downwards. Hornet can throw her needle when she is at the end of the arena. Her needle then comes back to her like a grappling hook. This is telegraphed when she makes a sound and goes into a throwing position before attacking.

The third is that Hornet can jump in the air and pauses for a shield attack. This is also telegraphed when she billows her cloak in the air and does the attack.

Recommended Approach

Use any charms that can be used in battle like a soul catcher. This is an excellent way to go gain soul over time if you are low on health. Speaking of health, there is a charm in the game in which you can heal 2x as fast. This requires defeating the Gruz Mother in order to do it. Once you have defeated Gruz Mother, go under the arena and die because your shade can float and as well you can pogo on it.

After you have done that, lead your shade to the building on the right where Charm Lover Salubra is and go off your shade and make sure you have at least 800 or more geo in order to get quick focus. Now, of course, this tip is for early game but you can try it if u want.

Additional Tips

Using the shade skip where Salubra is in forgotten crossroads is a little helpful for in boss battles, but the charms she sells are expensive! If you want to use shade skip right away when you enter the forgotten crossroads. Don’t do it right away! You need to collect geo before you can go. Otherwise, you have to use shade skip again and no one likes to die a lot. And another thing, you need to kill your shade when you got on the platform for buying charms for Salubra.

That’s all for this Hollow Knight guide on defeating Hornet Protector. Thanks to Mason Hall for these interesting Hollow Knight tips and guide. While you’re still here, you can also check the guide on how to beat Enraged Guardian.


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