You might want to be careful about getting hugs from that woman in the Elden Ring

Nothing like it seems in Elden Ring, That’s it? Just when you think you’re in a safe place – a sanctuary, if you will – the game has an extra little trick to get you dirty.

If you’ve only spent a little time on the Elden Ring, at this point you may have come across Fia, the Companion of Death. This seemingly agreeable woman will pull you into her lap and give you a big hug if the dreary world of Lands Between is doing anything for you. You’re 100% certain you’ll meet Fia after a tough fight with Margit the Fell Omen, but you might run into her before that.

But be careful. Be careful! Once you’ve visited the Roundtable Hold – a safe regional central area that is home to merchants, a blacksmith and Fia itself – you can leave with more than you had to bargain for.

If you hug the girl, you’ll gain Baldachin’s Blessing, a consumable that uses FP to temporarily increase Poise. She can tempt you with her shtick – “Great Champion, will you allow me to keep you, but briefly?” – but you do get a little bit of a bug after this rare tender moment.

Receiving Fia’s hug will cost you 5% of your total HP, indicated by a red square with an arrow pointing down your character’s meter.

That may not sound like much, but when you think about how many battles you’ve survived with only a fraction of your health left, it can change your odds in battle.

Don’t fret too much; This debuff can be removed using Baldachin’s Blessing. So you’ll just have to figure out when is the best time to apply the attack to your FP to remove the buff effect. Also be aware that you’ll likely need to hug her at some point as part of your quest – so it’s good to know what you’re allowing yourself to do.

If you’re reading this and thinking ‘pfft, I know it!’ then good for you! But judging by amount belong to Everyone on Twitter and Reddit without knowing you’re getting an error from Fia, we thought we’d do a bit of public service and let the world know.

This is why we can’t have anything nice?

If you found this helpful, you might also want to check out our Elden Rings guide. We’ve recently updated the guide with new pages on how co-op multiplayer works, where to find the priceless lantern, and how to easily defeat Margit, the Fell Omen boss. You might want to be careful about getting hugs from that woman in the Elden Ring

Fry Electronics Team

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