Bosses are unique Enemies in Hollow Knight that typically have higher health and deal more damage than the standard enemies in the same area. The player may have to defeat a Boss to access a new Area, acquire an Item, complete a Quest, or simply further the main story of the game.
When the player encounters a Boss, the Boss' name will appear on-screen, and the music will change into a battle theme.
Lingering Ghosts of particularly strong bugs, Dream Warriors are a unique form of Boss in that the player can only challenge them once they have acquired the Dream Nail. Defeating a Dream Warrior rewards a large amount of Essence.
After acquiring the Dream Nail, the player may purchase the Warrior's Grave Pin from Iselda for 180, which reveals the location of the Dream Warrior in the area after that area's Map has been purchased.
Dream Nailing a Dream Warrior will automatically enter the fight.
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Dream Variant Bosses
Alternate versions of bosses that can be accessed by Dream-nailing their corpse. Usually more challenging than the original fight. Defeating these dream bosses awards a large sum of Essence.
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- Designing a Dream Warrior was a reward for a tier of backers during the game's Kickstarter campaign.