Bloodborne is no doubt a very difficult game but to make your trip through the gothic, ruined city of Yharnam easier, we have compiled a very comprehensive guide which includes the best tips and tricks to defeat each and every boss and enemy in the game, locations of every weapon, collectibles, key items, firearms, blood gems and caryll runes.
Furthermore, we have also explained how Beasthood works and the items that the player will require for the same, cheats for unlimited blood echos, levelling up faster, best armor and classes overview. Finally, we take a look at the trophies in the game and how you can unlock them.
Weapons, Collectibles And Locations Guide:
Bloodborne is not only a game about tactical thinking but it also requires the player to explore the world and find key items. These items will go a long way in making your journey a tad easier. The Radiant Sword Badge will allow the player to purchase the Rifle but you would need to defeat the Blood-Starved Beast first to get this item. The Rune Workshop Tool will be available once you kill The Witch of Hemwick.
The Blood Gem Workshop Tool will be available once you defeat Father Gascoigne. The Saw Hunter Badge will allow you to purchase spear and you can find it behind the Giant Boar in Central Yharnham Aqueduct passage. The Hunter Chief Emblem can be purchase from the merchant using Sword Hunter Badge. The Sword Hunter Badge can be unlocked by defeating the cleric beast.
Blood Vials and Pebbles are found on corpses though out Yarnham and Blood of Arianna is given by Arianna. The Bold Hunter’s Mark is given by veteran Hunter in Central Yharnam whereas in order to get the Iosefka’s Blood Vial, the player needs to return to the 1st sickroom. But make sure you do this after your first visit to the Hunters Dream. Now go up the stairs and talk to Iosefka. She’ll gift the blood vial to you. Madman’s Knowledge can be found in Sewer near Rats Central Yharnam.
Using Blood Gems you can upgrade your weapons and armor using the workshop. Blood Gems can be dropped by enemies or found in chests. Please note that there are different types of Blood Gems and each of them can be used for a different purpose. Each Blood Gem has different levels ranging from 1 to 10 and can be used to unlock imprint slots. Some of the gems that you may collect in the game are: Temperinge Blood, Sharp Blood, Nourishing Damp, Heavy Blood, Cursed Fire, Striking Blood and Murky Blood Gemstones. Furthermore, you can also consume a Red Jeweled Brooch to gain Blood Gems.
Weapons And Firearms Guide:
Bloodborne has a arsenal of weapons at the players disposal but there are a few things to consider. Weapons are widely divided into two types: melee and long range. Also, make sure you use the Workshop in the Hunter’s Dream to upgrade your weapons but you would need Blood Gem imprints for the same. Each weapon normally have 3 slots to upgrade but some may also have single slot upgrade. Imprints are unlocked by Fortifying the weapon and normally it fortifies to +1, + 3 and +5 on each weapon but again it may vary from weapon to weapon.
The Hunter Axe and Saw Cleaver are available from the beginning but the Beast Claw can be found in a chest in Chalice Dungeon whereas the Burial Blade can be unlocked by defeating Gerhman. In order to unlock Reiterpallasch, you would need Cainhurst Summons which is found in 1st Floor Sickroom. Using this, you will be enter the Cainhurst Castle and find the Reiterpallasch chest.
Repeating Pistol can be brought from the merchant right after you defeat the Cleric beast. The Saw Spear can be unlocked by defeating Gascoigne, whereas the Uncanny Chikage can be found in the can be found in Chalice Dungeon. Hunter Pistol and Hunter Blunderbuss can be purchased from the Fountain Merchant but only when you have found the Saw Hunter Badge.
The Hunter Pistol can be brought from the merchant in Old Yharnam whereas the Flamesprayer can brought from Gilbert who is located in Central Yarnham. Tonitrus is found in Advent Plaza, on body at opposite end of the street from the lamp. Cannon can be found in the Forbidden Woods.
These are essentially upgrades which can grant bonuses to the players. There are different types of Runes such as Fading Lake and Stunning which are found in the Nightmare Frontier, Heir which is available after you defeat Eileen the Crow, Lake which is found on a corpse at Hemwick Charnel Lane. Dissipating Lake, Clockwise and Clear Deep Sea can be found in the Forbidden Woods.
Below is a complete video guide on where you can find Caryll Runes. This will also help you to unlock Rune Contact trophy.
Chalice of Ailing Loran and Isz Chalice:
Defeat Amygdala and it will drop the Chalice of Ailing Loran. For Isz Chalice, the player needs to be at Tomb Altar in Hunter’s Dream and combine the required materials to develop the Chalice.
How To Use Beasthood and BeastHood Transformation Explained:
Beasthood is a player statistic in Bloodborne. The higher the attribute rating, the closer the player is to being temporary transformed in game. At the moment, there are two items that makes use of this statistic, Beast Blood Pellet and Beast Claw. Beast Blood Pellet gives the player a temporary buff and it refills the Beasthood meter with each player attack. The Beast Claw refills the Beasthood meter even if the player does not have the buff from the Beast Blood Pellet.
There are more than one ways to achieve this. First of all, as per the video below, this is a very good spot to form Blood Echo in the game. The player will need to unlock the gate after defeating the 2 werewolves. Return to Hunter’s Dream and kill the two wolves again. Rinse and repeat.
The second way will easily net you 20 thousand blood echoes an hour.
Another method will net you 5700 echoes every 3 minutes.
Best Starting Armor Location:
How to level up quickly and playing in co-op mode:
Top tips and tricks:
Trophy Guide: [How to defeat all bosses in the game]
Using the guide below you will be able to unlock almost every trophy in the game. We have also included videos which show how you can defeat each and every boss in the game.
All trophies acquired. Hats off!
Acquire all hunter weapons. Refer the weapons guide above.
Acquire all special hunter tools. Refer the items guide above.
Acquire a weapon of the highest level. Refer the weapons guide above.[you need to upgrade your weapons]
Blood Gem Master
Acquire an extremely precious blood gem. Refer the collectibles guide above.
Acquire an extremely precious Caryll Rune.
Blood Gem Contact
Acquire a blood gem that imbues hunter weapons with special strength. Refer the Blood Gem guide above.
Acquire a Caryll Rune that endows hunters with special strength. Refer the collectible guide above.
Chalice of Pthumeru
Acquire the Chalice of Pthumeru that seals the catacombs that form a web deep below Yharnam.
You lived through the hunt, and saw another day.
Captivated by the moon presence, you pledge to watch over the hunter’s dream.
You became an infant Great One, lifting humanity into its next childhood.
Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen
Defeat Yharnam, Blood Queen of the Old Labyrinth.
Gain entry to Cainhurst, the lost and ruined castle. The video below will show you the location of Cainhurst Castle & The Letter Invitation.
The Source of the Dream
Discover the abandoned old workshop, the source of the hunter’s dream.
Nightmare Lecture Building
Gain entry into the Byrgenwerth lecture building, that drifts within the realm of nightmare.
Defeat the beast that once was Father Gascoigne.
Defeat the beast that once was Vicar Amelia.
Shadow of Yharnam
Defeat the Shadow of Yharnam.
Rom, the Vacuous Spider
Defeat Great One: Rom, the Vacuous Spider.
The One Reborn
Defeat the One Reborn.
Micolash, Host of the Nightmare
Defeat Micolash, Host of the Nightmare.
Mergo’s Wet Nurse
Defeat Great One: Mergo’s Wet Nurse.
Defeat Cleric Beast.
Defeat Blood-starved Beast. Using the video below, you can find the location of the blood starved beast and also unlock the trophy.
The Witch of Hemwick
Defeat the Witch of Hemwick.
Defeat Darkbeast Paarl.
Defeat Great One: Amygdala.
Defeat Martyr Logarius.
Defeat Great One: Celestial Emissary.
Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos
Defeat Great One: Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos.
Chalice of Ailing Loran
Acquire the Chalice of Ailing Loran that seals the tragic land lost to the sands. Refer collectible guide above.
Chalice of Isz
Acquire the Great Chalice of Isz that seals the home of the cosmic kin.Refer collectible guide above.
This guide will be updated once we have more information.