How to Remove Fia’s Hug Debuff in Elden Ring

Fia is an NPC in Elden Ring. She can be found in the Roundtable Hold. Talking to Fia for her questline will reveal that in exchange for a hug she will bestow a blessing on you. This doesn’t seem like a bad deal but it has an unadvertised side effect. This guide is here to help players who want to get rid of Fia’s hug debuff in Elden Ring.

What is Fia’s Hug Debuff

Fia’s hug debuff also known as the red square hug debuff appears as a red arrow pointing downwards right along your character bars on the top left corner of the screen.

What it implies, is that you have 5% reduced health now. This is more annoying than it is an actual game changer, which can’t be said about Baldachin’s Blessing.

How to Remove Fia’s Hug Debuff/ Red Square Debuff

The method to remove Fia’s Hug debuff is pretty simple. All you need to do is use the blessing she provides you, Baldachin’s Blessing, when she embraces you in a hug.

This will increase your poise for a short while. When the effect of the blessing from the embrace ends, so will the debuff applied to you.

What is Baldachin’s Blessing

Baldachin’s Blessing is an excellent item you receive from the Fia Hug Debuff. When activated it increases your Poise.

Poise determines the degree to which you can resist collapsing under enemy attacks. This means resisting staggers and knockdowns by heavy attackers like bosses or very fast attacks.

This is very useful, especially for big boss fights. So we actually recommend that you get the blessing every time there is a big upcoming fight, plus it nets you new dialogues and lore about the world. The debuff of -5% health is a small loss for the poise gained.

Should You Hug Fia?

Fia in Elden Ring is a lonely lady who seeks help from you. If you decide to hug Fia it comes with pros and cons. The hug comes with a secret debuff, as mentioned above, a small reduction of 5% in your HP.

On the other hand, it grants you a unique item, which is only obtainable through her hugs, the Baldachin’s Blessing. The debuff isn’t permanent, you can get your health back by using the blessing.

Therefore, it is recommended that you should hug Fia and use the Baldachin’s Blessing you get from her before a particularly tough boss fight. This way, you’ll go into the fight with buffed poise and immediately remove the debuff.

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