Benches are checkpoints throughout Hallownest that the player can sit on to perform several actions:
- Save game progress
- Replenish all health (including Lifeblood masks granted by Charms
- Equip and unequip Charms
- Fill out the Map with places the player has explored
- If Salubra's Blessing has been purchased, the player will slowly replenish SOUL
- Respawn large enemies that were defeated prior to sitting
- Respawn Lifeblood Cocoons
Upon dying, players spawn at the last bench they rested at.
In some cases, Benches must be unlocked by paying a toll machine with Geo.
The player may purchase a Bench Pin from Iselda for 100, which reveals the locations of every Bench in the area after that area's Map has been purchased.