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For the mechanic, see Humanity (gameplay mechanic).

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

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?

Lore (WIP)[]

Humanities are flames of dark, reminiscent of a human, or rather drop, shape with a small head on top. They are usually found as small souls within human dead bodies or ingested by corpse-eating creatures: in certain cases, although, they can be much bigger in size to the point of surpassing a full grown man's stature and present two white eyes, together with the ability of moving freely.

A humanity is a fragment of the original Dark Soul, found by the Furtive Pigmy within the First Flame: they are present in every human from birth, and the presence of such soul within a person is the very distinctive element that differentiates a human from any other anthropomorphic creature present in the Dark Souls world. This fact implies that humans are the only existing beings that possess two souls: one, the white Soul, is the essence of life as it is the energy of the First Flame, and the other, the dark one, a fragment of that very first, different Dark Soul. This soul is made of dark, and therefore is immortal, does not lose its intensity whenever it gets splitted (most likely when part of it is transferred into a newly conceived baby), allows the carrier to be immune of any harming effects of the dark and, most importantly, is able to have feelings.


This item is automatically granted to players upon defeat of most bosses, and can be obtained through killing certain characters and enemies.


Corpse locations[]


General information[]

Consuming a Humanity will trigger a somewhat lengthy 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 require the player to use liquid humanity as an offering in order to increase the player's rank within those covenants.

Having liquid humanity also increases item discovery chance (this stops increasing after 10 liquid humanity), as well as defenses (physical, magical, curse resistance, etc.).


Players do not lose solid humanity items 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, as Lloyd's Talismans 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, but it may be used as an emergency full heal if all Estus has been used already.