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Can You Be Attacked While Resting in Elden Ring?

Can You Be Attacked While Resting in Elden Ring?

In Elden Ring, many safe spots let you just chill out for the next time you have to go out and get destroyed. The Sites of Grace and the Roundtable Hold are the 2 main places that make you feel safe, but are they safe? One major question new people ask is if you can get attacked while resting at a Site of Grace.

You can’t get attacked by anything when resting at a Site of Grace. You can get attacked if enemies are following you; if they are close, you might not be able to rest at it.


Once you rest at it and reset everything in the world, you will be perfectly safe until you get up and go near enemies. You can’t be attacked while sitting there, so you are safe until you get up and go over to danger.

There are a few instances where the Roundtable isn’t safe, but that is very rare, and most of the time, you won’t have to worry about anything when you return. There are also a few other safe spots, including the Volcano Manor, unless you go upstairs to the dining area.

Why do Sites of Grace reset the world?

If you have ever played another FromSoft game, you will know that resting always resets the entire world. Dark Souls and Demon Souls have the Bonfires, Bloodborne has the Lamps, and Sekiro has the Idols. Each one resets the world when you rest at them, and the Sites of Grace is Elden Ring’s version.

If you don’t like it, get used to it because that is how the Soulsbournekiro mechanic works. Elden Ring took a lot of inspiration from all the previous games, so you need to follow how the game works, or you won’t have too much fun with it.


Bosses don’t respawn whenever you defeat them, so you don’t have to worry about that. There are mini-bosses in the world that don’t respawn, so it’s not like it resets the world back to its original place. Shortcuts you unlock will also stay open, so you don’t have to worry about opening them again.

When you see a Site of Grace, light it so you can spawn there whenever you want. Try to explore the world so you have safe spots everywhere. You must respawn beacons to avoid issues getting from place to place.