Human Effigy
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.



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.

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.

Disabling Online Activity

When burning an effigy at a bonfire, online activity is disabled for that area for half an hour.

  • A status effect icon of a crossed-out soapstone will indicate that the effect is still active and applies to your current area.
  • Online activity can resume after waiting a half hour for the effect to finish. The timer must be waited out in the area where it was used, and quitting/reloading or entering the area on the next playthrough will not reset it.
  • As of Ver 1.10, Cal 1.13, the effect of a human effigy is gained automatically after beating a boss, to prevent invasions at that time. The effect can also be cancelled at a bonfire in the area with the "Nullify Human Effigy's effect" option, without waiting the full half-hour. This option can also be selected to see the time remaining on the effect counting down.
  • The player is protected from Cracked Red Eye Orb invasions. The player cannot use or summon signs created by the White Sign Soapstone, Small White Sign Soapstone, Red Sign Soapstone, nor the Dragon Eye.
  • It will not protect the player from Bell Keeper invasions or Rat King Covenant summons, as effigies cannot be burned at the bonfires of their corresponding areas.
  • It will not protect the player from Blue Sentinel invasions if they have acquired enough sin.

Other Ways to Regain Humanity

  • The Altar of Amana in the Shrine of Amana restores your humanity as long as you are completely out of effigies. This includes having zero in your item box.
  • Wearing the King's Crown after receiving Vendrick's Blessing (obtain all 3 DLC crowns) will also prevent the player from losing humanity upon death.
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