Bloodborne Caryll Runes are items which players can use to add different bonuses to their characters. These items can boost your character stats, enhance weapons, or even help you acquire more Blood Echoes. You can memorize up to 4 runes from your inventory at a time, but don’t worry, you can easily switch the runes anytime you want at the Memory Altar in Hunter’s Dream.
How to use Caryll RunesBefore you can equip any rune on your character, you have to obtain Rune Workshop Tool. After defeating the fifth boss The Witch of Hemwick in Hemwick Charnel Lane, a door behind the boss unlocks. Go down the stairs and you’ll find the Rune Workshop Tool item on a skeleton. Once you go back to the Hunter’s Dream, this item will let you memorize runes at the Memory Altar.
Caryll Runes locations and effects
|Communion||Higher Blood Vial Maximum. Max vials held up (+1); (+2); (+3);||Cathedral Ward, Iosefka’s Clinic, Lecture Building 2nd Floor|
Location: 1) After defeating the Blood Starved Beast, a new door opens in the Cathedral Ward (it is located right of where you spawn at the Ward). Use the elevator and kill the wheelchair enemy on the upper floor. The rune can be found in a chest in that room.
|Formless Oedon||Higher Quicksilver Bullet max. Max QS bullets held UP +1 to +4||Cathedral Ward|
Location: 1) There is a creepy NPC next to the Cathedral Ward Lamp called the Chapel caretaker. You can kill it and he will drop this rune. Talk to him beforehand to unlock bringing people back to Oedon Chapel.
Location: 2) After killing the Blood Starved Beast go to the Cathedral Ward and go through the right door and up the elevator. On your way up you can roll dodge through a hidden doorway. You’ll find yourself on a rooftop. Walk the only path until you reach the Chapel’s balcony with a chest on it. Rune is inside it. This is a +4 QS bullets rune.
|Heir||Visceral attacks grant more Blood Echoes.||Yahar’gul, Unseen Village|
Location: 1)Obtained after you encounter the hunter with Eileen the Crow (read this guide on how to activate this). Kill the golden hunter to get the rune as loot.
Location: 2) Just slightly past the Yahar’gul, Unseen Village lantern, you can head down the stairs and go to the left side to find a set of enemies. Fight your way through them to a celled area. Head out of here and through the destroyed wall into another celled area. Follow the room around to find the rune against some cell bars.
|Moon||Acquire more Blood Echoes. More echoes from slain enemies.||Yahar’gul, Unseen Village|
|From Yahar’gul, Unseen Village Lamp (called Hypogean Gaol when you teleport from Hunter’s Dream tombstone) go downstairs to where the two Death Dealers are at. Corpse beneath their feet contains the Moon rune.|
|Beast||Boost effect of temporary transformation. Temp. boost to transform +20 (+50)||Cathedral Ward|
(Healing Church Workshop),
(Forbidden Woods prereq.)
In the Cathedral Ward go through the right door after you slain the Blood Starved beast and up the elevator and across the bridge to the Healing Church Workshop. Head right instead of going inside and drop off the ledge. You’ll need to follow the ledges here all the way down. Here’s a video showing how: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak2GpZU_Xq0. Once you reach the bottom slowly approach the werewolf enemy at the door for an easy kill. He drops the rune.
|Lake||Increases defense. Boosts physical defense (+3%).||Hemwick Charnel Lane|
|Obtained from a corpse near the lake in Hemwick Charnel Lane. Corpse is located on the edge of a rock platform. You can find this spot if you head straight from the main shortcut gate.|
|Fading Lake||Fire DMG Reduction +5%||Nightmare Frontier|
|Once you find yourself in Nightmare Lands keep following the area to your left. Just before the first large poisonous lake there is a side path. You have to make a jump to land 100% safe on the other side of a path. At the end of it, there is a rune overlooking nearby lake.|
|Clear Deep Sea||Add slow poison RES +100||Nightmare Frontier,|
Location 1.If you are at the location of the previous rune you should see the nearby lake. The next rune is on the hill, where the enemy that throw rocks is positioned. It glows brightly and you can spot it as you enter this area.
Location 2.When you enter the area of Forbidden Woods with all the snakes, keep going along the right edge, away from the main path. You will face many enemies along the way, but there is going to be an upward path with a Huge snake cluster waiting on the top. Behind the snakes is the rune, on a corpse.
|Clockwise Metamorphosis||Boost max HP +5%||Nightmare Frontier,|
Location 1.As you find your way on the giant stone bridge near the start of the Nightmare Frontire you should spot and enter small cave tunnel entrance at the end of this bridge. Keep to your right and descend down. Rune is on the dead body, on the cave balcony, just above the poisoned pond.
Location 2. In the snake filled part of Forbidden Woods go along the main path until you reach the spot where there is a huge pig to the left. Go right of there to the edge and follow the edge until you see a drop into an area with a single enemy, a gate, and a huge tombstone like monument across the gate. There is a corpse there containing this rune.
|Great Deep Sea||Add all types of RES +100||Nightmare Frontier|
|Just before the small bridge that leads to the Frontier main boss Amygdala there is a small area with poisonous water. Within that area there is a cave entrance. Go inside the cave and keep to your left. Inside the larger cave room with two/three harder “squid” looking enemies is the location of the Great Deep Sea.|
|Deep Sea||Add frenzy RES +200||Forbidden Woods|
|When you enter the snake infested part of the Forbidden Woods go along the main path. You will fight a huge snake cluster with 4 small ones on the path. Right of that spot is a hole in the ground inside which are two big snake clusters and several corpses with loot. Kill the snake clusters using close range attacks for best effect and loot the rune from one of the corpses.|