If you’ve been playing Elden Ring for a while, you may have heard about a health debuff that a Deathbed Companion NPC in the Roundtable Hold gives players. It’s a pretty intense trade-off, and it can leave players feeling weaker than they should be.
The health debuff is a red square with down arrow that appears beneath your HP bar in the top right corner of the game’s screen. This means you’ve received a five percent HP debuff from Fia, the deathbed companion NPC that you can find in the Roundtable Hold.
This health debuff can be removed if you use a Baldachin’s Blessing that Fia gives you in her room at the Roundtable Hold. This will give you a temporary boost to your Poise stat and also remove the -5% health debuff that you got from hugging her.
It’s a risky move to use the blessing during a fight, but it could be worth it in the long run. The item increases your Poise stat, which can help you stay alive in a dangerous situation when you’re low on health.
Another good use for this item is to increase your physical damage if you’re struggling with a difficult boss. The more damage you can deal to an enemy, the more chances you have of taking down that monster.
It’s important to note that removing this health debuff can be tricky, but it isn’t impossible. As long as you know how to use the Baldachin’s Blessing in the right way, you should be able to overcome the challenge without any problems.