Lanterns are a common type of mechanic, exclusive to the Shovel Knight: Specter of Torment expansion. They are found in nearly every level, in some form.
Their basic premise is to serve as a stationary object that Specter Knight can dash-slash through, to reach something. They can be dash-slashed through from any angle. They can be found at any height, either hanging from a chain or stuck to a pole.
Occasionally, moving lanterns can be found, attached to a sort of railing system. They follow the path of the railing.
Lanterns can also be found 'swinging' left and right. They appear to be swinging on a chain, which is attached to a pole.
Goo Lanterns Edit
Goo Lanterns are a type of Lantern that appear to be coated in goo.
Upon dash-slashing through a Goo Lantern, Specter Knight will be bounced backwards (opposite to the direction of the dash-slash), as opposed to going through the lantern in the direction of the dash-slash. Moving and swinging versions of this can be found. Goo Lanterns are only found in Lost City and the Tower of Fate: Entrance.