Eileen the Crow secret locations - Bloodborne

There is a very strange NPC, you can come across very early on in Bloodborne, called Eileen the Crow. She is a friendly hunter of hunters hidden in a passageway close to the entrance into the sewers in Central Yharnam.
We’ll explain how to find Eileen the Crow in Central Yharnam and activate her for Tomb of Odeon and other locations. Just talking to her when you first meet her will give you two rewards: 4x Bold Hunter’s Mark and Shake Off Cape Gesture. If you thought that is all there is to this NPC you are gravely mistaken. There are several things that can happen in a single playthrough and the way it all plays out will affect what rewards and unlocks you receive. If you are interested in what weapons, items and gestures you can potentially receive from interactions with this mysterious hunter of hunter read on.

Eileen the Crow Central Yharnam location

Eileen can first be encountered when you get to the entrance into the sewer area of Central Yharnam. From the spawn point go left (that is a shortcut you probably unlocked to get to Cleric Beast boss) and through the house (don’t go upstairs). Pass the area with dogs in cages (you will probably have to fight a couple) and continue straight. You will pass by the house with senior citizens requesting help to your left and you are at the entrance to the sewers. Go right from the entrance and destroy some barrels and coffins to reveal a secret entrance. Once inside that room go along the right hand wall and destroy additional crates to reveal another secret passageway. At the end you will see Eileen. Talk to her twice to get rewards. You do not have to have killed any bosses by now and if she is not there you might be a victim of an in-game bug.Here’s a video guide for her first location:



Eileen Shhh! Gesture

Once you reach Cathedral Ward, but before you triggered the Tomb of Oedon event for Eileen you can find her hanging out just outside the exit out of Oedon Chapel. When you spawn at Cathedral Ward lamp head straight and as you exit the building turn immediately right and she should be standing there. She should start appearing there once you unlocked the shortcut to Vicar Amelia boss fight, but before the Tomb of Oedon event with her starts. IF you find her and talk to her she will give you the “Shhh!” gesture and talk about the upcoming fight with Hunter Henryk. It is not necessary to complete this step in the questline in order to unlock the next step, so don’t worry if you missed it (except if you are a gesture collector – then you have to play the game all over or catch her during NG+)

Eileen the Crow Tomb of Oedon location

You will have to kill Cleric Beast and Father Gascoigne and reach Cathedral Yard zone before the next time you are able to meet Eileen. Once in Cathedral Yard you will have to get a key called Hunter Chief Emblem, that can be purchased in Hunter’s Dream from normal vendor there for 10000 Blood Echoes. You unlock the central yard gate with the purchased key. You will also have to unlock the big gate at the other end of the central yard. I usually do this by taking the long way around the central yard along the “red lanterns” street side-way. Once both gates are unlocked you shouldn’t be able to reach Tomb of Oedon via tombstone in Hunter’s Dream. This is because Eileen is there hunting a golden hunter at the Tomb. To help her out you need to spawn at Cathedral Yard and turn around from the spawn point. Go into the room there and take the ladder down into Central Yharnam. You will be in the area where you killed Father Gascoigne. Start of this event is timed so it will take a minute or so for Eileen to actually show up and start fighting the golden hunter. I usually go right and across the roof where Gascoigne’s dead wife is at. I sneak behind the hunter to do charged R2 attack + visceral to get his attention and as I run away Eileen shows up and starts fighting the hunter as well. Join her and try not to damage her. Together with Eileen it should be easy to defeat the hunter. There are, however, two outcomes to this fight:

1. Eileen died

If she dies (or you kill her on purpose) you will be able to loot her body and pick up Crow Hunter Badge. This key unlocks Blade of Mercy weapon that you can purchase for 40000 at Hunter’s Dream vendor. You also unlock Crowfeather Set armor at the same vendor consisting of the following items: Beak Mask for 10000, Crowfeather Garb for 18000, Crowfeather Manchettes and Trousers for 8000 each. If you kill the hunter as well you will be able to loot the Heir rune from him.

2. Eileen survived

If you manage to defeat the hunter and Eileen lives she will reward you with the Approval Gesture and you can loot the Heir rune from the defeated hunter. You will also be able to meet her one more time.Here’s a video showing what happens when you help Eileen survive the fight:

Great Cathedral location

You will next be able to meet her when you defeat the spider boss. You will not be able to teleport to Grand Cathedral lamp if everything went fine up to this point (you have to go there on foot from Cathedral Ward). She will be laying in blood outside Vicar Amelia’s boss room (Grand Cathedral). Talk to her until you exhaust all conversation options and go inside Vicar Amelia’s room. There is a tough hunter waiting for you there. This is a difficult fight, so be careful. The strategy I used was to bait him to go over to the steps at the entrance, where his shooting is less effective and you can time your long range hits just right. There is a cheese method as well. You can bait him a bit until he transforms his weapon into a two-hander. This will start draining his health (you will see numbers increasing next to his decreasing health bar). At this point you can run away all the way back to the entrance and he should stop following you, all the while his health will be dropping. Just wait it out until he dies. You can do it the proper way and video bellow shows how to do it with character around level 45.



After defeating him you will get a Blood Rapture rune. Go back outside to speak to Eileen and receive another reward. You will get Crow Hunter Badge (mentioned above, lets you buy Blade of Mercy and Crowfeather set at the vendor) and a very special Hunter rune – it is an Oath rune that grants faster Stamina recovery speed.
If you haven’t met her after the sewers, at the Tomb, she will be hostile and you will have to kill her. You’ll get her badge and equipment available for purchase at the vendor, but this prevents getting the live Eileen reward.

Video bellow shows what happens if you met Eileen at the sewers, but failed to meet her at the Tomb of Oedon (she fights you at the Grand Cathedral – video shows how you can defeat her with ~lvl 45 character):



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42 COMMENTS

  1. M
    matt

    So does this only work if u use the key first? Cuz i unlocked the main gate without the key them baught it and event wont trigger

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      Gosu No0b

      I don’t think you can unlock the main gate without the key. Are you sure you are at the right gate?

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        Chuck Testa

        You definitely can, you come up behind it after blood starved beast by going through the church before/after you fight vicar Amelia.

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    komle

    Hey, wondering where i can get the crow badge if i ignored her on the entire playthrough, went to all the locations up above, can’t find her

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      Kercacher

      If you missed all her previous encounters, Yharnam Sewers, Cathedral Ward, and Oedon Tomb, you will have the final opportunity to fight her at the Grand Cathedral (Vicar Amelia boss site) after you have defeated the spider boss. This will be a forced fight with her, so be prepared, and if victorious she will drop the Crow badge.

      If you completed her encounters before this point, you will assist her with one last bout where she will give you the badge instead. Note: she can be fought at the earlier locations, but she is no pushover. GOOD LUCK!

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        Joe

        I missed all the previous encounters but after i beat the spider boss and go to the Grand Cathedral she isn’t there, i also checked the tomb of oedon but no luck so is my game bugged or am i missing something?

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          Derek

          I’m in the same boat man. I can’t find her anywhere.

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            danny

            ditto. That is how i got to this thread 🙁 i wants those weapons and bummed about the rune!

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          Kargian

          Did you find out where to find her? I’m in exact same situation with you and i want the badge for the platinum without starting new game + or new game

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    Brock

    So what if I’ve already opened the door then I meet her at the sewage afterwards?
    I’ve just done the starved blood demon but I’ve already opened the door before hand.. :/
    Keep go back and the sky is orange yet no fight, she’s not next to the church that you invite people too ether..
    Really just want to continue the story line

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      Kercacher

      It is confirmed that Eileen the Crow will disappear from Central Yharnam sewers’ entrance location as soon as you clear the Central Yharnam boss (hint: has a giant left arm). You will lose the opportunity to get the Cape gesture and 4 hunter’s mark, which is unfortunate because the Cape gesture is my favorite invader victory gesture.

      A slight omission of the guide above is that Eileen can be found at the Cathedral Ward before the Oedon Tomb fight, where she will give the “Shh” Gesture and tell you about the Oedon Tomb. Her ward location is out the door straight from the Ward Lantern, directly opposite of the ladder leading to the tomb, and then to the left. However she will not appear at the ward or the tomb until you get Hunter Chief Emblem (purchased at Hunter’s Dream) and open the gate to the Cathedral Yard. Gate location: from Ward Lantern, out the left exit, up the right staircase, right at T junction and up the long staircase.

      For clarification, the ward is the location where the red mushy NPC wants you to bring survivors, the yard is the circular courtyard where two large axe-wielding grave keepers roam the area, and the tomb is where you fought Father Gascoigne.

      The rest of the guide is spot on, I hope this helps.

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        D

        She’s not appearing for me at the Cathedral Ward location on my current playthrough and I’m not sure why. I’ve purchased the Hunter Chief Emblem and opened the gate, and have left via Lantern and returned several times, but she’s still not there.

        I met her on my previous character there, but there must be some other requirement I’m not aware of that I inadvertently completed then.

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          Shinn

          Yea I’m having this problem as well. Really not sure what I have missed or done wrong, followed the guide perfectly. Is her quest line still able to be complete if she isn’t appearing at Cathedral Ward?

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        Aumshar

        I finished the Central Yharnam area and was farming in it for blood vials before my fight with the Blood-Starved Beast and she was still in the sewers location. I never met her before leaving Central Yharnam so saying it’s “confirmed she disappears” is not an accurate statement. If anyone’s already finished Central and moved on I would suggest at any point in the game before the spider boss fight to go back to the sewers and check for her there to see if you can start her quest line still. It was possible for me so it might still be possible for you.

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    Tim

    I accidentally killed Eileen when I first saw her in central yharnam… Thought she was an enemy so i attacked , then she was keep following me trying to kill me. Took me 3 times to kill her and i bought all crow sets.

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      Liam

      If u accidentally hit her once is that it every time she see’s you will she try and kill u cause it seem that’s what keep happen to me and I didn’t mean to hit and is they anyway to calm her down so I can talk to her again

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    Kai

    So…I neither saw her at the sewers nor at the Cathedral ward, nor at the tomb of oeden.
    I killed Cleric, Gascoigne, Blood Starved beast, amelia, the witch, the shadows of yharnam and Rom already.
    I never saw her once and I constantly checked.
    Where the hell is she?

    1. K
      Kai

      oh and she´s not at the grand cathedral either

      1. H
        Henry

        cathedral ward, go straight through door, look left, shes there

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        Titus

        I was at the same point as you (Bosses slain). I went to the boxes as shown in the video above, then I tried to warp to the Grand cathedral but was unable to. So I went to the Cathedral ward and found her there waiting for me. (

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          Titus

          i found her in the Grand Cathedral*

          1. K
            Kai

            Nope, not there either.
            She literally doesnt exist

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    Jacob

    This is false I found her at another location right outside of the Cathedral ward lamp and she gave me hunters marks and taught me the Cape gesture

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    Ebiru2387

    So to clarify, are you saying that whether or not you kill her (or she accidentally dies) or you complete her quest line to completion, that you will get the badge, allowing you to purchase the Blade of Mercy?

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      juex1987

      Hey I met Eileen the 1st time at cathedral ward by the door she gave the dialogue for this 1st encounter which was supposed to be by he sewer. Okay.. So now what? Everything was unlocked and I had already started forbidden forest. Tho i only defeated the crazy wolf guy. Anyway I’m trying to trigger the tomb fight if possible. Or should I just go and fight ROM?

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    Marlon Charles

    can u kill her anywhere u see her and get the crow gear set? i beat the game yesterday and started new game plus. The crow gear set is my favorite. It’s so dark and evil looking lol.

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      Gosu No0b

      Yes you can

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        Marlon Charles

        thank u very much got it today 🙂

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    TheIraqiMaestro

    HELP! I purchased the crowfeather garb and sold it back, and now I want to purhase it again it’s not there…why is this so!?

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      Gosu No0b

      I am sorry to say that I do not think you can get it until you do another playthrough in NG+ or with another character.

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    Victoria

    Alright sooo i talked to her in the sewers, and i cant find her in the cathedral ward, and i cant travel to the tomb of oedon. did i glitch the game? or do i have to fight rom to then fight her? I’ve been trying to complete her quest but i think i screwed up since I already killed the Grand Cathedral boss. Do I have to redo it in NG+???

    1. S
      Something Stupid

      This is good.
      You can’t spawn at the Tomb of Oedon’s lamp because the gold hunter is there.
      Spawn at Cathedral Ward and go down the ladder and enter the Tomb by the back gate.

      You’ll find the golden hunter an should you live long enough you the Crow will come to your rescue.

  11. S
    SGTN00BIAN

    +Victoria you should be able to walk back to oedon and see her if its blacked out from fast travel if you’re still there and BTW to everyone else who have never seen her or she never comes back even if you followed the way to do it. There is a glitch that makes her either never show up or disappear and fromsoft has addressed it and should be fixing it soon

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    Anonymous

    So I went to all the locations mentioned above and I can’t find her. I’ve spent a good 2 hours searching for both her and a solution to my problem. I’m guessing my game is bugged? P.S: about done the game, killed rom and about to talk to Gehrman under the tree.

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    DeviantDanny

    Hey there! Thank you for the guide! But, I am having a problem with the questline.

    I talked to Eileen in the sewers. I then killed the Cleric Beast, Father Gascoigne, Blood-starved Beast, The Witch of Hemwick, and then finally Vicar Amelia. I then went to go check to see if Eileen was at Cathedral ward to continue the second part of her quest. However to my dismay, she was not there. I went down to Oedean Chapel to see if I could find the golden clad hunter, but could not find him there either…so…Did I screw up? Is it impossible to continue the second part of the quest?

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    Cyrus

    Hey i’m a noob, so far on my main character i’ve beaten the cleric beast, father gascione, and the bloodstarved beast. I have no clue when i will see her or if i can do her quest line. Is it too late for me? or can i still meet her and do he quest line to not only get her badge for blade of mercy but the thing for the stamina recovery bonus as well?

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    barbara pease

    i love you aileen!!

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    Mesmol

    I cannot find eileen in the central yharnam location what should i do?

  17. M
    mesmol

    i killed gascoigne and blood starved beast too i want henrik’s garb and blades of mercy.she was not in sewers and cathedral ward could you please help me?

  18. J
    jdc

    didnt you get the Wait gesture? is the gesture above 1.0?

  19. H
    Hehey

    Everyone, i dont know if this has been covered but you could be chasing forever. I recently read on the wiki that if you miss all encounters and you are too far info the game, she will dissapear completely. Sorry.

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