Right. So side note and something I noticed. Dying. Does NOT remove the effect. Hitting 0 HP and reloading at the bonfire REMOVES the effect. This is the important bit. As those people who use trainers, hacks or cheats to max their HP and the reason why it doesn't get removed after respawning. For a normal joe player though, dying by hitting 0 HP is as easy as jumping off a cliff and respawning. I tested this multiple times and yes I use trainers, so get off my case before I even start. I have no interest in the broken arrogant ganking PvP scene so I have never played nor will I ever play Online. My PvE experience is mine alone to enjoy how I wish. Hopefully this information gets added to the Wiki but given how old the game is and how reliable Fextra is. Eh? As a side note, if I did go online, I'd be inclined to Sunbro not ganking or invading, but it puts you into a cheaters server only where they only think of ganking. Period.