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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.

Bench Pin

The Knight may purchase a Bench Pin from Iselda for Geo.png100, which reveals the locations of every Bench in the area after that area's Map has been purchased.

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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


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



  • 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.