The Homeward Bone can be used from the items menu or equipped in a quickslot for use. When used, the player's character crouches down and uses the homeward bone to teleport to the bonfire that was most recently lit or rested at. It takes a few seconds to activate, so using it when an enemy is about to attack may lead to severe injury or death. Homeward Bones can not be used when there are NPC or player phantoms in the player's world. It is worth noting that using a Homeward Bone will respawn enemies like resting on a Bonfire.