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Hollow Knight: How to Get Pure Nail in Three Bosses

In Hollow Knight, the Nail is your Knight’s primary weapon; upgrading it to its fullest potential will make combat easier.




Hollow Knight’s gameplay is based on exploration, discovery, and battles. The game takes place in Hallownest, a vast underground realm full of enemy bugs. Many of these opponents are significantly more powerful than your Knight at the start of the quest.

Still, in true Metroidvania form, upgrades are hidden and scattered across the landscape, which will give the player an advantage in battles. Some of these enhancements will even improve the Knight’s primary weapon, the Nail.

How to Get Pure Nail in Three Bosses in Hollow Knight

Just as a blacksmith upgrades swords in other games, Hollow Knight’s nails are upgraded by the Nailsmith. To fully upgrade your Nail into the Pure Nail, you need to level it up first to Sharpened Nail, and then Coiled Nail.

Afterward, you need to defeat three bosses to obtain the required materials. This article will teach you how to upgrade your Nail into Pure Nail, which bosses to defeat, and where to find them.

Defeating the Three Bosses

The final forging process that will perfect your weapon into the Pure Nail will require a whopping three Pale Ores and 4,000 Geo. Make sure you have already accumulated enough Geo to complete this process.

You can find these ores by defeating the following bosses:

First Ore: located in Deepnest and requires you to defeat one of Hollow Knight’s creepiest bosses, Nosk. You can find Nosk left of the hot spring behind a breakable wall.

Second Ore: head to Kingdom’s Edge and upwards to the Colosseum of Fools, complete the Trial of the Conqueror.

Third Ore: gifted by the Grubfather, an NPC found in the Forgotten Crossroads. It requires you to rescue 31 of his Grub children from the glass containers located throughout Hallownest. To make things easier, head to the Tower of Love and defeat the Collector; completing it will mark the Grub children’s locations on your map.

Once you’ve gathered all three Pale Ores, return to the Nailsmith and he’ll offer you the Pure Nail. The Nailsmith spent his entire life forging the weapon, and now that it’s finished, his final wish is to be slain by the Pure Nail.

Whether you choose to fulfill this heartbreaking request or not, you will be able to continue your journey in Hollow Knight with the strongest weapon available.

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Genshin Impact: How to Operate Prism of Khaj-Nisut

Don’t get stuck and reach Khaj-Nitsu upper floor.





Operating the Prism of Khaj-Nisut is a quest objective part of the Dreams Beneath the Searing Sand quest, which in turn is part of the Golden Slumber questline. After beating the three trials in Khaj-Nisut, you’ll be asked to find your way there, enter its main structure, and explore the lower floor.

You’ll eventually come to the upper one, and there a puzzle awaits you. Let this guide teach you how to Operate Prism of Khaj-Nitsu and reach the floor.

How to Operate Prism of Khaj-Nisut in Genshin Impact

Getting to the Prism

After you’re done exploring the lower floor and your objective changes to Operate Prism of Khaj-Nitsu, return to the main hall of the structure and look around for an updraft.

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The updraft will take you to a series of floating platforms. Ignore them and focus on the two Four-Leaf Sigils visible from the highest point of the updraft, as using them in succession will leave you in front of the Prism.

It’s red colored and in the center of a platform that is also in the center of everything else.

The puzzle has you change and operate the Prism to move the platforms in a way that they aren’t interrupting any Primal Beam. Doing so without understanding can just worsen the puzzle and make it more complicated.

There’s more than one solution to this puzzle, but to avoid the hassle use the shortest one we provide for you:

  • Operate
  • Switch (The Prism will turn blue)
  • Operate
  • Operate

When the deed is done a mechanism will appear. Use the Four-Leaf Sigil close to it to stick to the wall and Start Up the mechanism.

A short scene triggers showing you an elevator. Walk to the center of the platform-elevator and Activate it to reach the upper floor. You’re done here.

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