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Benches are checkpoints throughout Hallownest that the Knight can sit on to perform several actions:

  • Respawn at the Bench after quitting the game or dying
  • Replenish all health (including Lifeblood Masks granted by Charms, but depletes all Lifeblood Masks from Cocoons)
  • Equip and unequip Charms
  • Fill out the Map with places already explored (requires purchasing a Quill)
  • If Salubra's Blessing has been purchased, the Knight slowly replenishes SOUL
  • Respawn enemies (not in the Bench room) that were defeated prior to sitting
  • Respawn Lifeblood Cocoons
  • Refill depleted Soul Totems

In some cases, Benches must be unlocked by paying a toll machine with Geo.

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The Knight may purchase a Bench Pin from Iselda for Geo.png 100, which marks the locations of all discovered Benches on any purchased Maps, along with those on Cornifer's map. If a Bench has a toll that has not been paid, the pin is greyed out.

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Godmaster Icon.png Benches in the Pantheons' checkpoints are not respawn checkpoints after quitting the game or dying.

Toll Bench Locations and Prices

All bench locations in Hallownest

Benches

There are a variety of styles of Benches all throughout the game, with many unique to a specific area.

Trivia

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  • Occasionally The Knight can encounter NPCs on benches, these being:
  • The Crystal Guardian boss is first encountered sitting on a Bench. Attacking it starts the fight and it is not possible to rest at the Bench before defeating it.
  • A fake Bench found in Distant Village is set up by Distant Villagers to trap the Knight to bring them into Beast's Den.
  • The Bench in Leg Eater's location is actually a corpse that can be Dream Nailed, giving the line: "Why?"
  • A cut Bench called "ancient_bench" comprised of the bodies of dead Vessels existed in game files at one point, but was later removed.
  • Another cut bench named "Hornet_room_bench" also existed in the game files upon release. It was part of an unused room that was inaccessible and cannot be found in the game anymore.
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