Human Effigy

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Human Effigy

In-Game Description

A warm, soft, shadow-like effigy.

Use this item to reverse Hollowing.
It also weakens the links to other worlds,
preventing invasions and most cooperation.

Peer closely at an effigy, and one begins
to perceive a human form, but whose form
it takes depends on the person looking.


  • Reverse hollowing to regain human form and max HP.
  • When burned while resting at a bonfire, disables most forms of multiplayer activity and prevents invasions for a ??? minutes in that bonfire area. One must remain in that area for the timer to expire. Time spent outside that area will not count towards the timer.1


Where to buy:

Chest and Corpse locations:

Enemy drops:

Other sources:

  • Starting gift choice
  • Gift from Lucatiel of Mirrah when you meet her for the second time (exhaust her dialogue)
  • Six can be obtained by killing Strowen the Fire Keeper, or by returning to her after obtaining the King's Ring


  • Altar of Amana in Shrine of Amana restores your humanity as long as you do not have any effigies in your inventory. This includes having effigies in your item box or dropping them on the ground. See the article itself for more info.
  • If you need to be human fast and are out of Human Effigies, place a Small White Sign Soapstone. You will be summoned to another world for around five minutes. Once your duty is fulfilled, you will be returned to your world in human form.

Farming Effigies

  • Burning Bonfire Ascetics in Majula will respawn the skeletons in the basement of the mansion, and they are guaranteed to drop one Effigy each. The more Ascetics you burn, the more skeletons will be in the basement, up to a total of 8 at Bonfire Intensity 8. This means you get 8 Effigies per Ascetic once the Far Fire has reached an intensity of 8 or higher. Bear in mind that the skeletons get very difficult and have a lot of HP, and there are 8 of them, but it pays off in the end.
  • In Shrine of Amana you can farm Effigies by killing Lizardmen. Start by equipping Item Discovery gear. Then go to the Tower of Prayer bonfire and work your way until you reach the cave with the chest and four Lizardmen inside, then rinse and repeat.
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