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Item Humanity
Various locations
Use to gain 1 humanity + greatly restore HP

Humanity is a restorative item in Dark Souls. It is also commonly known as "solid" humanity, to distinguish it from its "liquid" form (see Humanity Mechanic).

In-Game Description

Rare tiny black sprite found on corpses. Use to gain 1 humanity and restore a large amount of HP.
This black sprite is called humanity, but little is known about its true nature. If the soul is the source of all life, then what distinguishes the humanity we hold within ourselves?


This item is automatically granted to players and phantoms that defeat certain bosses. It can also be found in various chests and corpses scattered throughout Lordran, dropped from various enemies, and purchased in limited quantities from merchants.

Humanity is also obtainable through killing certain NPCs for solid Humanities, as well as using the Dark Hand strong attack to steal liquid Humanities from other Players and NPCs.


Corpse LocationsEdit

General InformationEdit

Consuming humanity will trigger a somewhat long animation, restoring the player to full HP, as well as granting players one liquid humanity. It has no effect on status effects such as bleed or poison.

The Chaos Servant Covenant and the Darkwraith Covenant requires the player to use liquid humanity as an offering in order to increase one's rank.

Having liquid humanity also increases item discovery chance (stops increasing after 10), as well as defenses (physical, magical, etc.).  See Humanity Mechanic for more details.


Humanity is useful as players do not lose solid humanity upon death. This means that as long as players have humanity in their inventory, they will not need to worry about running low.

Humanity is a popular item in PvP. Lloyd's Talisman cannot block players from using humanity to heal; additionally, while phantoms cannot use estus to heal in their hosts' world, they can use humanity instead.

Humanity is not such a popular item for healing in PvE, as it takes longer to heal than Estus and is harder to replenish.

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