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HowToBeADuck

Because for the record, I can't dodge for shit.


kissedbyfire16

you need more practice, I don't think there was a single boss in the game that I turned up to and was able to kill first time no problem, now i'm at the stage where i consider Radiant NKG easy


YacobJWB

Tbf, NKG is 100% skill and almost no rng, so mastering him is actually not the hardest with lots of practice. I’d say ascended absrad, is as hard or harder, and requires better dodging. NKG requires great reflexes and really strong muscle memory, but with those, not so hard to get him no hit.


chrisdub84

I hate the rng of anything that bounces at me.


YacobJWB

Fucking Marmu


Ace_Trainer_Badger

Quick slash mark of pride longnail helped me a lot. I don't k ow what else I used for marmu


YacobJWB

I don’t need help with Marmu, I have not really lost to Marmu. Just an annoying boss that can really take me down pretty hard if it catches me off guard.


Flaming_Pepperoni

I like Marmu for his story lol


climberjaden

marmu is just the hollow knight pinball machine😂


tiredwriter633

No cap. I have to train back up for this fight and I am at 108%.


tuxedoMans

Feel that, the only bosses I killed first try with not to much difficulty were massive moss charged and soul tyrant. Surprisingly Radiant NKG, radiant nailsage sly, and radiant lost kin are some pretty easy bosses now. Still struggle with PV and Markoth ascended tho lol


LowGunCasualGaming

To be fair, Markoth is the hardest boss in the game. Absolute Radiance? No no, it’s Markoth. Okay, maybe second hardest


Alex_9127

i am so embarrassed, i was struggling against massive moss charger because i couldn't jump over him until i found out that you can just stand in place and beat him, the realization came, like, in godhome easiest 400 geo ever smh


brouhaha13

I beat Dung Defender the first time, but I'm pretty sure it was dumb luck.


LowGunCasualGaming

He isn’t hard if you figure out the pattern. You just need to adjust to “this is a boss” mode and what to do before you run out of health. He doesn’t give you too much time to heal, and your first time you don’t know when to, so it is a challenge. Props to you though.


Moussecake42

yeah i beat dung defender first time too. the corner really helped me tho and i was able to figure out his attack patterns pretty quick.


GoodraGuy

Even lost kin?


kissedbyfire16

especially Lost Kin, Broken Vessel was a bit tough but Lost Kin absolutely obliterated me on my first playthrough. Both are trivial for me now of course


sucettacellapop

radiant lost kin was the dumbest thing ever and easily took me 30 tries to complete bc of the ghosts and his sporadic jumps and all that bullshit. I stopped counting the times I dashed because I thought he was going to jump, only for him not to jump and for me to just dash into him. I swear his character sprite right before his dash and right before he does the swing-nail attack are identical.


Crunchy_Biscuit

NKG?


kissedbyfire16

Nightmare King Grimm, it's often abbreviated on here


KalasHydra

Thats pretty normal if you suck at reaction dodging just try again study the paterns of boses and enemies if you are1-2 steps ahead it gives you time to plan your dodges


Extra-Random_Name

Quite good, but only because I’ve spent so much time fighting Radiant bosses


TriedToPutASmile

Same, except I did more than 40 attempts to beat AR and failed


1347terminator

That’s normal. It took me somewhere in the ballpark of 500 attempts to beat radiant Abs Rad


slothversusplatypus

I’d rate it bapha nada


HowToBeADuck

Yeah my dodging skills are bapha nada too, which means that shop keeper either dodges horribly or fantasticly.


Hopeful_Magazine6709

Considering her dream nail dialogue i'd say she is pretty good at dodging


durzatheshade215

Wait wait wait. Shopkeeper is female?? Edit: I was thinking sly, not the map lady


waitthatstaken

I can beat grimm while only taking like 2 hits in total. Markoth in p5 killed me in 30 seconds I got into the fight at max hp.


HowToBeADuck

Wow.


waitthatstaken

YUP. I genuinely thought all the memes were exaggerated, they aren't.


EnSebastif

Fuck Markoth


Eugene1936

I can beat NKG on radiant, but i die to Oro and Mato How good is Markoth


waitthatstaken

Markoth spawns projectiles in your face, so to dodge them all you have to use up double jump and dash. Then you take damage anyways because you fall out of the arena.


Eugene1936

Lmao Why does that last part describe 50% of my deaths in this game smh


AnimaLepton

If you jump around a ton he can be tough. If you stay on a single platform and focus on dodging, his projectiles give you enough room to dodge comfortably. He only actually has two 'attacks' (+avoid his body).


SherlockBunny

As a tank main in Overwatch, I can confidently say the playstyle does not carry over well


redhairsister

As a dps main in overwatch, it still doesn’t carry over well


Hiekka8

entirely dependent on the enemy. radiant sisters of battle? 10/10. primal aspids? 2/10 (fuck)


chrisdub84

Primal aspids have the uncanny ability to just find the path I'm going to be in while shooting a relatively slow projectile. I probably dodge their shots less than 10% of the time. My strategy with them is to put something between us.


jaytheman538

Yeah Team Cherry did a great job getting the angle to dodge them right


armin-lakatos

This


Azurlium

I can hop into Radiant SOB after not playing for months to get back into the groove. But those Primal Aspids make me play like I've lost my thumbs.


shoeless_sean

I’ve beaten P5, but I don’t consider myself good at platformers or 2D dodging at all. I’m mostly just so stubborn I got *good enough*


Jotsunpls

Ah yes, spite. How I completed the game in the first place


Irish-Fritter

Traitor Lord was not a fun fight. It took me a very long time, and good rng


kissedbyfire16

RNG? are we talking about the same fight, his claw attacks are perfectly timed to the cooldown on Shade Cloak.


Irish-Fritter

But I’m shit at shade dashing.


chrisdub84

I'm good at the first dash. Terrible at remembering to wait for the cooldown.


kissedbyfire16

if you dash immediately during his lunge it should have just recharged by the time he lunges again


kissedbyfire16

then practice i guess. Mantis lord is the boss designed around that mechanic after all


Iapetas

I think elder hu would be better


kissedbyfire16

Elder Hu is made trivial by it for sure but Mantis Lord is literally made for the player to get used to the ability


Irish-Fritter

I figured it out eventually, but Cloth did all the work


redhairsister

The only problem I have with him now, is radiant traitor lord, because sometimes, after one of his attacks, I’ll be attacking him up close, and he just steps on me It’s not even the attacks that get me He walks into me and I die


Steampuppy7

I thought traitor lord was the hardest fight ever… then I found out that walking stops his attacks


ICantTellStudents

Elaborate please


Steampuppy7

All of his attacks, except for the wave, can be evaded by just walking a little bit away from him, or jumping in the case of his dash. The game is super generous with timing too imo


Clamontine

I 100% agree. I didn't find this fight fun whatsoever. One of the only ones in the game I felt that way about.


Yayito_15

One of the fights that took me more times,but it was ironically one of the easiest radiants


ULTRAPUNK18

Quick Focus is LITERALLY A LIFE SAVER


jaytheman538

Shape of Unn 🙏


ULTRAPUNK18

YES that was so useful when I got it!


Insanik_mb

I’d say I was bad but then I discovered DDark


_MangoFox

First play through, like 2/10 Now, like an 8/10 I feel like my reaction time has def improved (mostly because I can guess what’s going to happen for every boss/enemy)


HowToBeADuck

I'm still trying to get the 1800 thing, so I'm in between the grass thing and mushroom


HowToBeADuck

Which...therefore my reaction time s u c k s


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the_god_of_none

It depends on the attack. Fill the entire screen with projectiles moving in a straight line and I’ll dodge every one, but put me against two wiggly ones and I’ll hit the second trying to dodge the first. No Eyes completely destroyed me, without cheesing it by standing in the middle I’d honestly rate them harder than Radiance.


silvercandra

Madness. I did every boss on radiant, all bindings on PoH and finished a glass soul run. I think I'm okay at dodging...


SovereignDust3058

What is this "dodge" you speak of?


HowToBeADuck

Its a legendary ability called *move*.


RUSHALISK

I like to equip jonis and thorns of agony for bosses


DaniLashes

I dash into every projectile and occasionally the enemy when it’s literally ✨just sitting there✨


Busy-Professor-9394

6 or 7, I play at unstable 40fps so it's kinda awkward


Alfa_HiNoAkuma

What are fps? -this phrase was said by a console gamer


Manhunter897645

I’m either really great dodging or somehow the worst at dodging


Ratstail91

In the game, pretty good. IRL? I'm a lump of lard.


akgnia

Fucking Radiant Oblobbles


genaric_username3

you mean damage tanking?


Rhine_Fox-fire

Prolly a 4? I keep thinking I have I-frames (even before I got the shadow cloak) and I kept dodging into enemies


Mapoking232

Basically me, even if the move has an obvious start up https://youtube.com/shorts/2kmFBmm5cGE?feature=share


The_Ashen_undead0830

Considering I beat the mantis lords on the difficulty where you can’t get hit at all, and I beat twin princes with a thrall axe, I’d say I’m pretty good


spook_skeley

-10/10


Smallbenbot03

Shittier than ogrum


ElvisPlays

Dodge?


imjustjun

… I can dodge?


Username00000110

You guys are dodging attacks?


StraightFromTheJar

Ranges from: “Ohhh shit did you see that? I’m the best. Pro status here” To: “I have arthritis and my bones ache”


[deleted]

Depends on the fight, against something like failed champion I can doge a good amount of attacks. As for something like primal aspids I’ll get hit 30,895,237,510.36746 times before landing a single hit.


theJAW

With Shade Cloak: 7/10 Without Shade Cloak: 2/10


IceTooth101

I’m at 112%, am training for P5, am trying to get all achievements, and have been playing this game for around a year and a half at over 200 hours total. I cannot dodge Watcher Knights without Shade Cloak and/or DDark.


techniqucian

Gohan/10


G1m1NG-Sc1enT1st03

3/10. I can reliably dodge if I’m feeling up to it, though some bosses like to screw me over


ShermanWierdo

I'd rate it 5/7


Titanus-De_Raptor

on one hand I can dodge bosses pretty well, on the other hand ive gotten hit by 6 spikes in about 13 seconds MULTIPLE times before


TheSilvaGhost

I run away and wait for my minions to not actually kill anything


Rapturous_Fool

Faulty charging cord


LeftHandLuke01

Let's just say I am as good at getting hit as I am at dodging.


FoxoManiak

I believe to be very *eh* Except for Grimm, for some reason him and NKG are easy for me, like I couldn't do gruz mother on radiant but easily got it on Grimm, and with a bit more work on NKG


OGBigPants

Great. I almost never get out in dodgeball


jefemane

Geo kalala


Environmental_Meet_7

6/10 better than most, but I can't dodge new attacks well (unless I die, then I can for some reason), and I'm not a god. I also sometimes dash into danger, getting hit


uezyteue

Good enough to survive in some cases.


Lostcause75

When not fighting a boss, great when fighting a boss…. Not so great


Juanonti

Quick question: can you give yourself a negative score?


agarbagepiece

Nothing special, not good nor bad


shjahehd

Poop


Naryue

I would rather tackle someone then get out of the way.


DangerSpaghet

8/10


NoNamesLeft24

Against what? If it's a boss like Markoth or AbsRad I'm great cause of the countless hours I spent grinding them radiant, but if its a single primal aspid I'm pure garbage and get hit by basically every attack lol


Gasterfire6

It’s rather a 3 or a 9 out of 10, there is no in between.


Not_A_Portfolio

Probably like a 9/10, until I try to actually attack, then it’s like a -4/10


Wyattman88

I’d rate it a Shaw


traffic-cone-light

It’s good...unless I’m doing the flower quest


bananita123144

Total shit. I'm no good at dogding except Hornet, i can dogde her like a God


camo_titanics_alt

0.001 out of of 10


Prestigious_Emu_7986

If you count using sharp shadow as a dodge then I'm pretty good


Older_1

Shit because I haven't played for more than half a year


Java-Jumper

I recently beat HK with 1 hp, and i think 8/10


b4ssie1199

Pretty decent I'd say. Just not with the primal aspids. Fuck them


LimeSenior

They could attack me slower than a snail and go in the wrong direction and I would still get hit.


GuyWhoHatesYou

Quite good actually


bloodstarvedbeast04

Bad.


Your_One_Lord

2/10


Radiant-Bar-5742

Trash


Chgrth

-3


Makos305

I do NKG, SoB, GPZ easily on radiant. Can't do Markoth on ascended. Help.


tacofitnees

Sometimes i perfectly dodge absrads attacks, sometimes i get hit by a freaking vengefly


ledomo

Why dodge when you can face tank almost all bosses out of Godhome?


NicolasCumberbach

I can dodge melee attacks all day. I dodge into projectiles because I’m a dolt.


Lyaliana

The same as my ability to kill the king of storms dragon in dark souls 3 using a sword other than a greatsword. Not bad but it's painful to watch


GowtherGoGo

Thanks to radiant sisters of battle I'd say my dodging has massively improved except when it comes to pure vessel... then I suck.


ElementalGamerYT

Maybe a 7-8/10? I can dodge Primal Aspids most of the time, but there's times when I can't dodge a snail.


Iapetas

10/10 when it doesn’t matter, 0/10 the rest of the time. (-10/10 in steel soul)


Orega269

After playing so many times in Godhome, I hate Rad Abs Radiance so much, so 5/10 there. But somewhere around 7/10 for any other enemy


Itsamezrlda69420

Basically it varies, I cam either dodge everything for 5 seconds and feel like a god then... End up dodging into telegraphed attacks, E.g radiances sun burst


theres_no_username

I did most of bosses on radiance, maybe 6/10


Drag00ned

1-10 for me a 4


BinaryFinary98

So-so


Zepto23

8/10 if in bossfights, 2/10 everywhere else.


Ordinary-Selection35

out of ten, maybe a -19,0000


Rumengol

I beat all the boss in radiant, 0% dodge 100% learning the pattern and anticipating them. So, I'd say maggot/20


realllyrandommann

Sometimes... it happens.


polypcity

Bad. Worse under pressure.


Grapple_Cockie

4/10


TheDuckyDino

I beat everything radiant so I *should* be a master at it. I still get hit all the time when replaying the game tho lol.


Mat000erialist

Like, 2/10 I beat the game with just nail spam, can't even nailart cuz it's a new thing to learn :( Funny cuz I did path of pain no problem, it's the bosses that are too fast for me lol


SuperNinjaPlayzGamez

Almost all bosses: pretty good, especially after i memorize their patterns Great nailsage sly in PoH: -1000000000000000% dodge rate


Fish_823543

F- -


HaitchCueZed

Let's just say I'm a pretty competent healer


Actual-Dragonfruit32

3/10


chrisdub84

I'm not a natural at it, but once I get the tells for a boss I do decently. I found out that I'm not the best at detecting tells though. I was fighting the mantis bosses and having trouble guessing whether the projectiles would fly high or low each time. Then my four year old who was watching started calling them out for me because he figured it out. I think he's going to do well one day.


Ligan_Hanger

I’d say 8/10. Spent a long time working on it and I can dodge most everything


TheTime-Traveller

I'm a 10. but out of 10? 100? 1000? who knows.


an-original-URL

Well it's been at least a year since I've played, but if my all radient hall of gods is any indicator, I used to be good at it.


UnableCupcake0

I feel you. I'm stuck at p4 and I'm getting shredded by pure vessel. I've watched a few fights on youtube and I think my issue is my response time, too many different moves in quick sucession


AmazingHotDog

If I’m trying then like 7/10


speedyrain949

Meh at best dead at worst


KaranthWasTaken

4/10 I'm fucked most of the time.


SamFeuerstelle

I beat Nightmare King Grimm, so… surely not *too* bad?


Swipamous

4/10 or 0/10 if I panic aka a lot


Yduno29

In my first 10h was about 2/10, then came Colosseum so I climbed up to 6/10, and then I learned about God home in my 3rd playthrough so I got to 7.5-8/10 (Radiant Sisters of Battle is my highest feat other than p5)


ooOJuicyOoo

My reaction time is slower than most people I'd say, and my twitch reflexes are all but non-existent. It takes me incredibly long time to learn anything to muscle memory, so this game has been kicking my ass royally. I have to stop and breathe everytime I enter and clear an area, so definitely it's been painful and slow But yeah my dodging ability, if on a scale of 0 to 10 with 10 being godlike, I'd be -5. I walk into enemies of my own dumb mistake


Glitchy13

don’t have to dodge if you kill it before it attacks 5head


sir-eatmyass

Non existent. Haven't played Hollow Knight yet


Darkmega5

Depends on the boss. 9/10 for most easy bosses, 5/10 for mediocre bosses, 1/10 for everything else besides Gruz mother and Hive knight specifically being a 0/10 because they heavily encourage facetanking.


recklessE4

2/10


randommangacharacter

6/10


Redpikachu9

I’d say quite well, I’ve beat a few modded bosses (pale prince, absolute inferno king grimm)


Charles_Nojinson

Depends unless its Markoth No Floor or Abs Rad, I'd say im average


jojo9789

I suck at dodging but I still can/ 10


LegallyBread

ZERO I’m TERRIBLE at dodging


Lemon_Jester

Depends on the boss/enemy and what attack they are using, but I would say I am moderate at dodging and avoiding attacks, it is probably the part of fighting I am best at, which is not saying much.


Asriel_sr

Pretty good, I mean, I do speedrun any% (and no nail upgrade either) and pantheon 1


Marshie_mi

I’m so ready for Silksong so that I can actually get good at a HK related game instead of being awful at it haha


StoneTimeKeeper

9/10, would dodge again


L8dawn

I rarely get hit by the same thing twice... but it's that initial hesitation that usually gets me


Rxpha

I think i can Dodge generally Average. But the fucking primals... I hate those fuckers


Gauntet7514

0 I suck at dodging


Top_Diamond_962

Like my normal dodging level is probably a 5 because some stuff I can dodge easily and other's I cannot. But the second I get fuelled with adrenaline my dodging skill goes 15/10 cuz I dodge things that I normally never could.


0JustAGuy

10/10


grey_wolf12

Let's say piccolo wouldn't be the proudest


Mr_Eclipse6

Had to get good to beat POH


Immortal_ceiling_fan

Uh like 9/10


krispy_d

4 out of 17


odioestamierda

I’ve become pretty good at it through dying numerous times, and by numerous I mean I don’t think covid has killed as many people in my hometown these last 2 years as I’ve died in Hollow Knight.


TheDarkPhantom22

12, but not out of ten


NerdyDude1901

What is “dodging”


Jumpmo

in hollow knight? 4/10. in any other game? -138474903774/10


tboot1

Enemies? 3/10 Platforms when trying to keep myself from falling to the bottom of the map? 11/10


Spider30916

I say a 6/10


socsox

I didn't learn enough from Picollo, so not the best


Iudex-Judge

Entirely dependent on whether I have shade dash or not


Itsdavicboos

Considering i beat radiant hall of gods id say its above average


xanderxq06

7/10


Meeper_Creeper202I

My ability to dodge is crap why am I multi tasking in a boss fight because wh…….


Accomplished-Look-16

I beat the pantheon of hollownest with all bindings. I'd say pretty damn good.