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For the class of items in Dark Souls, see Starting Gifts.
For the class of items in Dark Souls III, see Burial Gifts.

Starting Gifts are a variety of items in Dark Souls II which the player chooses from during character creation.


Unless otherwise stated, the player receives just one unit of the gift.


Receive no gift.

Life Ring[]

Tiny Being's Ring

This ring of old slightly increases HP.

Raises HP by 5% while worn.

Human Effigy[]

Human Effigy

A familiar looking effigy. Returns the hollowed to life.

Can be used to reverse hollowing, or burnt in a bonfire to block invasions and summoning in the area.

Healing Wares[]

Old Radiant Lifegem

Various items used to cure poison and restore HP. Essential for anyone travelling Drangleic.

Lifegem x10, Radiant Lifegem x3, Old Radiant Lifegem x1, and Poison Moss x5.

Homeward Bone[]

Homeward Bone II

Returns you to the bonfire last rested at. Having one may ease your mind, but there are no easy journeys.

Returns the player to the last bonfire rested at. The bone is destroyed upon use.

Seed of a Tree of Giants[]

Seed of a Tree of Giants

A seed grown from a Tree of Giants. Inedible.

Online play item. Makes enemies attack invaders as well as the player.

Bonfire Ascetic[]

Bonfire Ascetic

Toss into a bonfire to raise the strength of nearby foes. Only for those who seek greater challenges.

Raises difficulty of nearby area to NG+.

Petrified Something[]

Petrified Something

A simple petrified lump. It may be of some use, someday.

Can be given to Dyna & Tillo in exchange for a random item.