Hunter's Journal

Animated remains of a Great Sentry, the most elite of the city's guards. Wields a greatnail and shell. Its powerful attacks cause heavy damage.
An extremely rare thing, a bug of Hallownest that actually poses a threat. Watch them carefully, as they can lash out quickly with devastating strikes.


Behaviour and Tactics

These mighty sentries deal two damage with their attacks, making them very dangerous foes.

  • Guard: When approached, holds up its shield in The Knight's direction.
  • Strike: After blocking a hit with Guard or waiting long enough, launches a single strike, followed by holding up its shield, making it difficult to damage them without getting hit.
  • Retaliate: When attacked, it lowers its shield and executes two swift strikes that leaves it open for a brief time.

They can be attacked by standing just inside their range, waiting for them to raise their sword, running out of range then running up and striking them when their attack is over. This requires very good timing and many hits, as these enemies have a lot of health. Mark of Pride makes it easier to reach them with a strike before they can shield themselves.

An easy way to kill them is to use Sharp Shadow and dash through them every time they try to attack.

They lower their guard while moving, making ranged attacks such as Spells, Grubberfly's Elegy, and the Dash Slash especially effective at taking them out.

Dream Nail Dialogue
  • ...Outsider...
  • ...Defend...
  • ...Kill...
  • ...Protect....the city...
  • ...Not welcome...Kill...
  • ...Keep out...