Hollow Knight Silksong- Lace Boss Fight Breakdown (From Silksong Demo)

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Hollow Knight Silksong-  Lace Boss Fight Breakdown (From Silksong Demo)

hey how you doing the day my name is
Relyea and thank you so much for stopping by, if you’re anything like me you are
just so hyped for Hollow Knight Silksong that you’re trying to get any
information that you possibly can and so I was looking over some of the footage
from E3 and just trying to take a look at some of the boss fights and I’m very
fascinated by lace and so what I decided to do was go ahead and break down the
Lace boss fight. So the first thing you’ll notice is that lace has only four
main attacks the first one is a dash attack and so lace is gonna do is point
her nail horizontally directly at Hornet but before dashing forward and it’s
gonna take about half of the arena area right at the end of the tap she’ll pose
typically and this is if you have a chance to get that playful hit off the
next main attack is the triple slash and so what lace is gonna do is pull her
nail down by her side and she’ll kind of bounce towards you to close the gap kind
of like how sly would do and then what’s gonna happen is once lace is within
striking distance she will strike three times and once she’s done that will
usually leave her open for an attack one thing that’s interesting is that if you
die in the middle of this fight you will actually leave a spool of thread behind
that you can pick up later so I think that you don’t have to pick this up
right at the beginning of the boss fight you can leave it there build up your
silk use some of your abilities and then if you need to use that entire spool of
thread later for a healing or anything like that you can just use it later just
something to think about so the third main attack is the jump
strike and so what lace is going to do is hold for now
down low to her side very similar to the triple slash just to be able to close a
gap but just before doing the attack what she’s gonna do is kind of charge up
and she’s gonna bring her nail right across her body and it’s kind of like a
wind-up motion and just after doing that shoe leap up at a 45-degree angle she’ll
be in the air for just a little bit before coming down at a 45-degree angle
as well this will end up with a pose for a guard the fourth and final attack is
the guard or counter it’s kind of separate methods not it’s own
full-fledged attacking it’s just a counter right but what’s gonna happen is
that if you hit lace while she’s in this guard position she’ll end up swinging
her nail wildly in front of her for just a moment and I don’t know how safe it is
to down strike while she’s in the middle of this swinging wildly state because
afterwards she typically brings her nail up when she does her ending pose and I
think that you’re gonna be taking damage I don’t know I have to play the game and
kind of really get a feel to figure out is it safe to do this or not? And so last
but not least I just wanted to take a quick look at the down state of lace as
you can see here once she does go down it she’ll actually take two possibly
even three hits which I thought was really interesting it’s a nice little
change from Hollow Knight because when you finally down, a boss being able to only
get one hit off I kind of felt like I always want to use that time to heal but
now that this is a faster paced game it’s gonna be nice to get several hits
off and not necessarily use that time to to just heal so as you can see this is a
super fast paced fight let me know what you think I am just so excited for
silksong and if you’re excited as well be sure to subscribe because I’m
putting out as much content about this game as I possibly can ohHh I just,
I can’t wait, I can’t wait and I hope that you’re right there with me


Relyea · October 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

Are you looking forward to Hollow Knight Silksong? If so, when do you think it will come out?

Be sure to join the discord to get updates on upcoming live streams:

Stizzl · October 5, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Can't wait to face Lace myself. (She will probably kick my butt)

Hiro kun · October 5, 2019 at 4:34 pm

Did u review the videos from gamepolis? I wish u could lol there’s some fixes and some strange code dialogue that characters have bcuz maybe they aren’t translated to Spanish but lace has in her speech something like “wanderer #3” and things like that

Also good video!!!

Shontae Winston · October 5, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Hey, sorry for making you jump off that platform on your live video

Crystal Pintard · October 5, 2019 at 4:38 pm

I'm so HYPED FOR silksong but I think it's gonna release on 2020 also lace looks like such a fun fight

Sti vvler · October 5, 2019 at 4:40 pm

When will this game came out

GrandMaskUser Chip · October 5, 2019 at 4:44 pm

I'm pretty sure 3/10 thought it was perpetual noob

CashCow Whiz · October 5, 2019 at 4:52 pm

No… now I can’t stop thinking about silksong again!

조원준 · October 5, 2019 at 4:53 pm

Hollow knight silksong press kit character promotional art was updated on September 24. But there's nothing uploaded. Why? Why???? I'm so excited about that. Do they delete it? :<

Boğaçhan Özdemir · October 5, 2019 at 4:54 pm

how did u get this demo/footage?

Hollow knight Is the best · October 5, 2019 at 5:24 pm

I think it release at PAX AUS maybe oct 11th or 12th or maybe the 13th

jose luis arrese · October 5, 2019 at 5:26 pm

I wish this game were out sooner but I have read the official release date is in June 12th 2020. We still have to wait 8 months…

Natalia Marquetti · October 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm

It's nice that hornet heals so much faster than the knight and heals 3 masks at once, but it worries me that she can only heal when her meter is full (apparently). I've lost count of how many times I didn't die in hollow knight because I was able to heal 1 or 2 masks with the little bit of soul I had. We're gonna have to be wiser when it comes to healing in silksong.

Waje Watermeloned · October 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm

I saw silksong and thought it came out, lets hope its out soon

Sud O Soap · October 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm

Im pretty sure there's another attack where she charges up then slashes a circle in the air. You should probably watch more videos of the boss and see.

Doug Man · October 5, 2019 at 5:38 pm

I'm so excited for the sequel to my favorite game. Can't wait!

Da Real Proline4366 · October 5, 2019 at 5:57 pm

I clicked the video but didn't watch it to give you a view and not get spoilered
Edit: btw i finally finished the trial of fool it was so hard but once i beat the section with spikes on floor and need to stay on walls, i did the rest easily.

LEOJOGADORtm · October 5, 2019 at 5:57 pm

I think it was not 2 masks of damage,she just took 2 masks bcz she took 1 damage and them the invinciable frames ended,them she took another 1 mask

Sorry,i probably writed everything wrong

Academic Ninja · October 5, 2019 at 5:59 pm

So you made a tutorial on a fight from a game that hasn't even been released yet? You must be running out of content for Hollow Knight tutorials xD

Arro the Fox of Snow · October 5, 2019 at 6:03 pm

Silksong should release on june 12 of 2020

Wild Storm · October 5, 2019 at 6:06 pm

I can’t wait for this game. I absolutely fell in love with Hollow Knight. And Silk Song is looking to be just a great if not even greater then Hollow Knight.

Bum Big · October 5, 2019 at 6:08 pm

Yes I love silksong

QPh T · October 5, 2019 at 6:11 pm

Can't wait to play the insect waifu

ZylonXY · October 5, 2019 at 6:23 pm

Aaaaaaaa I’m so excited for Silksong >:D

Notkick · October 5, 2019 at 6:33 pm

i was not expecting some silksong breakdown from this channel, at least not yet, keep up the good work Mustache King

Salad · October 5, 2019 at 6:38 pm

Finally something, Finally new.

KilomitR · October 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Relyea how did u got that fight? is it teaser or some leakers maybe? or you are tester of HK silksong HMMMMMMMM?

Álex the Benighted · October 5, 2019 at 6:51 pm

Is it already out?!!!!!!!! :0

Mr. Miggles · October 5, 2019 at 7:00 pm

This game already looks amazing. And the combat looks awesome and fast. And its taking forever to come out. That's how you know its gonna be a good game.

rooxx fox · October 5, 2019 at 7:01 pm

Really looking forward to this game

LazyGaming · October 5, 2019 at 7:09 pm

How we can buy silksong??

Alex · October 5, 2019 at 7:12 pm

I haven't seen anyone talk about this but if you actually listen pretty closely.
Once Hornet has been killed by Lace, she'll give off a giggle/laugh at Hornet's death.

KurayamiXHikari · October 5, 2019 at 7:16 pm

Damn she's thicc

kingcreeper · October 5, 2019 at 7:18 pm

I CANT WAIT!!! I think it will come out sometime in 2020. I made a promise to myself to beat hollow knight and get the true ending before silksong came out or else I wouldn't get it and I beat it a week ago thanks to your videos!

HawkZ · October 5, 2019 at 7:28 pm

hey, silksong will be playable on pax aus

Jordan VanVels · October 5, 2019 at 7:33 pm

0:05 She is speaking the language of the gods

Jordan VanVels · October 5, 2019 at 7:35 pm

If you do any more of these, the game volume was a bit high, and it was a little hard to hear you. Great video tho

Shrek Pacito · October 5, 2019 at 8:13 pm

BLANK CELL ( Wanderers/LACE_MEET_1) so much lore in this game

Brandon P · October 5, 2019 at 8:16 pm

I’m confident it will be released during one of Nintendo’s North American Nindies Showcases in 2020 to help boost the game’s success. Nintendo has one each year in February/March and August. My bet is a February/March release.

Can’t wait to play this game.

Jasmine the Noob · October 5, 2019 at 8:24 pm


agernerfal · October 5, 2019 at 8:54 pm

In yesterday’s livestream someone talked about an Australia Pax, and it had silksong info. Will you review whatever happens?

Judo Cruise · October 5, 2019 at 9:05 pm

Relyea's making tutorials for Silk Song and he hasn't even played it yet. This man is a legend

Night · October 5, 2019 at 9:13 pm

Next video: Atomic Radiance and Nightmare God Grimm at the same time

Definitely possible

Xiloscient · October 5, 2019 at 9:25 pm


Fade The skelepun · October 5, 2019 at 10:14 pm

Wow, now Silksong is gonna be harder than hollow knight, my proof, u lose only 8 she’ll fragments

Alex Corral · October 5, 2019 at 10:34 pm

I can't wait for this game much longer, it looks so good. Hopefully a third and final one is made about the Hollow Knight himself

RariTwi · October 5, 2019 at 11:05 pm

Lace is one of the parts I'm most excited for in Silk Song.

Santiago R · October 5, 2019 at 11:18 pm

I only hope that silksong doesn't have tons of references to hollow knight. I want it to fell completely fresh.

Nathan Reifan · October 5, 2019 at 11:25 pm

"He stricks us 3 times" actualy it is 6 she uses 3 she trust(pushing the sword/nail in front and to the botton ) and the other 3 she just stricks

THEGOLD KNIGHT · October 5, 2019 at 11:40 pm

This could just be me,but lace feels like that they will be the hornet of silksong,in terms if their role as a boss,and I think this because some of her attacks are similar to hornets,and that she has dialogue before her fight,just like hornet did.

UnorthodoxRomance · October 6, 2019 at 12:16 am

How the heck did you get access to this??

Nix Adventures · October 6, 2019 at 12:17 am

Fight breakdown
Games not released
… wait that’s illegal!

phobicpigeon · October 6, 2019 at 12:21 am

Wow the fight looks awesome, the game looks awesome, the characters look awesome and you're awesome for making a tutorial(?) before the release of the game.

KH4M3L10N · October 6, 2019 at 12:37 am

HK Silksong has not even been announced a coimng out date. And here I am watching Relyea vids cuz git gud info!

And I didn't even complete The Godseeker's Pantheons…

And also… Hornet is NOT Void 😉

Tzisorey Tigerwuf · October 6, 2019 at 12:56 am

If you leave your silk behind, instead of your shade …. does that imply that your silk doubles as your currency? Or is it just not showing that she gained geo back, on the HUD?

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Skrill Raincutter · October 6, 2019 at 2:27 am

Relyea is turning into mossbag and perpetual noob!

evan legros · October 6, 2019 at 2:39 am

relyea im person on a different account ok but, my computer isn't going to get repaired my parents are going to buy a new one so it'll take a while to talk to on my main account also this account is on my school one lol

_Mobile Gaming YT_ · October 6, 2019 at 2:48 am

Whew i thought the game is released!

Wolfie /Jessica · October 6, 2019 at 3:08 am

Seems like Hornet's air and normal dashes are getting to her…. But definitely excited for the content (even though I need to finish Hollow Knight first 🤣)

Korok seed #1034 .5 · October 6, 2019 at 3:14 am

I beat both NKG and Radiance for the first time yesterday. I’m so proud of myself.

Fatty Alam · October 6, 2019 at 3:22 am

I can't afford the membership so I just watch the ads. Lol 😂

Charles Mann · October 6, 2019 at 3:34 am

Is this trailer or did you get it early

Karim Adham · October 6, 2019 at 4:48 am

Why does she say nearly the same lines as hornet

Blue · October 6, 2019 at 5:20 am

I dont know if this information is true but i found somethin thats says Silksong is releasing June 12 2020. I hope its true cuz its not that far away.

NagiOki · October 6, 2019 at 5:30 am

I just noticed something. You strike Lace and silk comes off of her. But if she strikes Hornet, she gives off soul. And Hornet only gives off silk when she dies…. huh…

Hayward Tsui · October 6, 2019 at 5:43 am

Can you do the down pogo ?0:30 0:48 2:18

Code Edoc · October 6, 2019 at 6:04 am

Lace is the new hornet in this game… And in hollow knight 3 we will play as Lace…. Lol

Benjamin Wilkinson · October 6, 2019 at 6:25 am

imagine somthing harder than the absolute radiance would hornet be able to do it?

Luc Ell · October 6, 2019 at 7:00 am

I really like the way Hornet dies, similar to hollow knight but a lot of shredded slik insted of infection.

Khanh Nguyen Cong · October 6, 2019 at 7:56 am

Your channel is growing tremendously

Khanh Nguyen Cong · October 6, 2019 at 8:00 am

How did you get this footage ???
Did you raid area 51 ???

Ben Goodwin · October 6, 2019 at 8:17 am

Some of these attacks are very similar to the hollow knight fight (dash and triple slash) and the hornet fight (jump slash)

Pascl · October 6, 2019 at 8:33 am

where did you get this footage? this doesn't have commentary or proper dialogue, I'd like to see it, as it would make it easier to listen to the music.

Marcel M P A · October 6, 2019 at 9:01 am

thanks man, i've been stuck fighting her for hours

ara ara · October 6, 2019 at 10:45 am

Oh wait wrong franchise

Nikola · October 6, 2019 at 11:14 am

Isnt this boss a Hornet Ripoff?

Dark Link · October 6, 2019 at 11:29 am

All I want is a straight at the release a physical copy of the game not the digital first.

Hamsterifically Ivan · October 6, 2019 at 11:30 am

The HK Devs after the game comes out: We should make a harder, faster, stronger versions of the bosses.

Shiro Fantasy · October 6, 2019 at 11:35 am

Is this The new HK?!?!

DryJa, the cold · October 6, 2019 at 12:05 pm

I just love the counter attack, since it feels like it punishes you if you don't pay attention.

Foxtrot · October 6, 2019 at 12:11 pm

im so hyped for silksong!!! hopefully i can catch the next livestream (missed the last one) 😀

Monomon The Teacher · October 6, 2019 at 1:33 pm

Moss Mother tutorial when?

Nathan StopMotioner · October 6, 2019 at 1:47 pm

i have to wait till JUNE! bruh……….i just wanna play as hornet my waifu

Phirestar · October 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm

Waiting for Silksong’s release is beginning to take its toll on everyone, I see…

I hope that Chris will soon upload one of the new music tracks on his channel. (Yeah, I know there was the one they had when the game was first announced, but still.) It would make the wait a bit more bearable, and doesn’t spoil any gameplay-related content. Especially since everybody has come to the 2020 release conclusion; we’ve still got a way’s to go.

Flapjack GD · October 6, 2019 at 2:24 pm

Wasnt there another attack where lace would move around rapidly and create an explosion?

OblivionDio · October 6, 2019 at 2:26 pm

Where can we download the game?

Rice Krisbees I'm Not Kris Well Technically · October 6, 2019 at 2:52 pm

Honestly I'm so excited for this so much. Like, so far these fights seem more fast, aggressive and acrobatic than ever before! I can already feel the insane adrenaline already!

Star Wars Adventures · October 6, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Does anyone knows when it comes out yet?

Eduardo Souza · October 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

Hype! Hype!

Vengefly King · October 6, 2019 at 6:38 pm

Lace’s bossfight is kinda a statement how much harder Silksong might be…. I mean she seems to be rather early game yet she’s faster than the Hollow Knight. On the other hand Brooding Mawlek without upgrades should be just as hard… Anyways I cannot wait for Silksong…

Galactic Farts · October 6, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Can I have more I need more

Sven Horlemann · October 6, 2019 at 7:06 pm

Date? Easy. It will be a Thursday. You're welcome! 😉

earthboundkid1 · October 6, 2019 at 8:16 pm

You bet I am hype for Silksong even though I have it on fairly good info that Silksong will be released some time between now and E3 2020. I REALLY want an update. As of today it has been 103 days since Team Cherry's last blog post on June 25th of this year. Which seems to be the most recent/current bit of information we have about Silksong as of now as far as I know. To put it another way it has been over 1/4 of year since Team Cherry's last blog post. If NO updates of any kind happen this October it will then be 1/3 of a year or 121-122 days since Team Cherry's last blog post. Considering that in June 25th blog post Ari Gibson himself says this on the topic of a release date for Silksong
"Thanks to everyone for asking and we’re sorry that we still don’t have anything conclusive to say. For Silksong we’re running on Cherry-time over here, that means both ‘When it’s ready,’ and ‘When it matches the quality and scale of Hollow Knight.’ Just know, we will talk about a release date when we’re 100% certain we can hit it. The last thing we want to do is make promises, only to see things slide. For now, we’ll continue stuffing all sorts of strange critters and surprises into Silksong. We can’t wait for you all to play it."
On top of that we have seen: No new YouTube videos/trailer footage, No new social media post on any platform, No new Reddit threads or AMA's, No playable demo outside certain shows/demo updates. No new anything from team cherry as far as I know since June the 25th of this year. It is like Team Cherry has gone 100% silent and I have no idea when of if they will say something or give us an update on Silksong. I am hoping and thinking Team Cherry will likely give as a decently good update on Silksong before the new year, but who knows if that's the case and its driving me up the wall with all the uncertainty. My theory is since Team cherry was super open vocal and public about the development of the original Hollow Knight, and Since one to the things I think Team Cherry is trying to go for with Silksong is it being the opposite of the original Hollow Knight.
For a quick examples of what I mean: Hollow Knight was a game about descending to the bottom of a dead kingdom, Silksong is about ascending to the top of more living kingdom, Hollow Knight is about Nihilism, Silksong seems to be laden with imagery about religion, perhaps the danger of a cult who have lost their way and forgot the "true meaning/purpose of their beliefs"? As talked about in the games opening poem Pharloom's Folly?, Hollow knight is a slower and as much as I hate to say it, Dark Souls like game where you play as a silent gender-less void container, Silksong seems to be a much fast paced game like Blood Born where you play as a talking female protagonist with personality who can actually talk. I can go on but those are the one that stick out and come to my mind first. So since Team Cherry talked up a storm about the original Hollow Knight and Silksong is the opposite. My theory is Team Cherry is staying silent on purpose like they deliberate want to keep the whole game under wraps pun somewhat intended

luis leroy · October 6, 2019 at 9:11 pm

No release dates yet???

Ghost27 · October 7, 2019 at 3:55 am

This and Deltarune are my two most anticipated indie games.

Harvest M0on · October 7, 2019 at 7:37 am

You aren't a perpetual noob

potato chan · October 7, 2019 at 8:44 am

welp i still wont be abke to play this beauty

æęįđ šçnœ · October 8, 2019 at 2:53 am

what the hell yt didnt send me the notification.
also did u get to play an exclusive version of silksong or is it already out
good vid

OneMooseyBoi · October 9, 2019 at 5:55 pm

To put it simply, this fight seems to just be a variation on Hornet’s fight in the original. The dash forward and the counter especially.

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