Hollow or Hollowing in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered refers to a degenerative state that eventually leads to complete madness. Enemies in this state are known as Hollows.

Hollow State in Dark Souls

When players die, they lose their Humanity, and with it some gameplay mechanics change.

  • Players are no longer able to summon others into their world
  • Players can no longer be invaded by other players or NPCs
  • Unlike other Dark Souls games, player health is not reduced


Removing Hollow Status

Players do not go completely hollow, but can revert to sanity by using Humanity at a bonfire, or defeating a boss either in their world or as an NPC phantom.

Please see Humanity Farming for more details.

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