Bloodborne Blood Echo Guide - How to Farm Blood Echoes to Level Up Fast

Bloodborne Blood Echo Guide - How to Farm Blood Echoes to Level Up Fast

We show you how to do some Blood Echo farming in Bloodborne, and explain how it can help you level up fast.

Bloodborne, the intricate and gothic FromSoftware title, is built on a complex system of Blood Echoes, which you'll need if you want to level up your character. In this Bloodborne Blood Echoes guide, we'll walk you through how to farm Blood Echoes, so you can be competing with the most powerful enemies in no time at all.

Just in case you need anything else at all on Bloodborne, including how to beat every boss and overcome every complex area in the game, head over to our Bloodborne guides walkthrough hub.

Bloodborne Blood Echoes Farming Guide

Unlimited Blood Echoes in Bloodborne can be farmed by traveling from Hunter's Dream to Central Yharnam. After arriving at their destination, players will want to travel to the area where they fight the two werewolves. Get their attention, then retreat down the steps and back into the nearby house. The werewolves won't be able to follow in there, although they will continuously try to attack you from the doorway. Keep your distance so that you don't take damage, striking back at them until both have fallen. This could take several attacks and a few minutes to pull off, but as long as you don't go outside you should remain safe the entire time.

With both the werewolves down, make sure that you search each corpse to retrieve the three blood vials from each beast, then use the lamp to head back out to Hunter's Dream. Immediately us the tombstone to return to Central Yharnam and repeat the process, as both werewolves will have spawned back in and will be ready to be farmed again. Players will want to do this for as long as they can keep their eyes open, allowing them to quickly increase their level and make a very difficult game just a little bit easier. Just be aware that when you return to Central Yharnam it won't just be the werewolves that have spawned back in, all enemies will once again have to be dealt with, excluding the bosses.

The gauntlet that we've described just above won't be the only instance of relatively powerful enemies in a group in Bloodborne. You should always look for powerful enemies to farm as near to the lamps of Bloodborne as possible. Although they might not be powerful, the lower level witch enemies around Hemwich Charnel Lane are easy to defeat fairly quickly, and due to the large amount of them gathered around the huge bonfire near the lamp, you're always guaranteed to get at least a few thousand Blood Echoes out of them.

But what are Blood Echoes actually used for in Bloodborne? The strange currency can be used through the Doll back in the Hunter's Dream area, and if you select the 'Channel Blood Echoes' option while speaking to the Doll, she'll give you a selection of all your attributes, and you may pick one to upgrade at a time.

Keep in mind what while at first the Blood Echoes cost of levelling up in Bloodborne might be fairly low, it'll rise every time you level your Hunter up, meaning that it can easily reach into the thousands and tens of thousands very quickly. As such, you're going to want to pay close attention to the attributes that matter most in your playthrough of Bloodborne. For example, if you find you're more of an offensive Hunter, then strength might be a valuable statistic to upgrade fairly early in the game. Nonetheless, we'd always recommend putting at least a few levels into vatality near the beginning of Bloodborne, so your health bar can withstand multiple enemy attacks in quick succession.

We have a wealth of additional guides on Bloodborne, including how to beat Vicar Amelia, as well as how to beat the Cathedral Ward area.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. See our terms & conditions.

Read this next

Souls Director Hidetaka Miyazaki Says Bloodborne Is His Favorite Game He's Worked On

Also, he loved the Old Monk fight from Demon's Souls.

Bloodborne Best Weapons - The Top Weapons in Bloodborne

Here's all you need to go about finding the best weapons in Bloodborne, including the Saw Cleaver, Burial Blade, and the Hunter's Axe.

The 25 Best PS4 Games: Now Updated for 2019

Our rotating list of the best PS4 games, now updated again for May 2019!

Bloodborne Bosses Ranked - The Hardest Bosses in Bloodborne

This is our full Bloodborne boss ranking, including bosses from the main game plus The Old Hunters DLC.

Sekiro's Technical Performance is Disappointing on the Xbox One X and PS4 Pro

Fans of From Software's games will feel right at home, though not in a good way.

How FromSoftware Embeds the Story of Dark Souls, Bloodborne, and Sekiro in Its World Design

With Sekiro on the horizon, we look back at the profound locales of FromSoftware's RPGs.

Déraciné Feels Like a Six-Hour Bloodborne Sidequest, But in VR

Miyazaki brings his unique storytelling to VR.

More Guides

Where to Get All the Skins for the Mantis in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Here's where to find every paint job for your spaceship.

Best Places for Fishing in Red Dead Online

Fishing can be more profitable than any hold-up, if done right.

Where to Find All BD-1 Skins in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

We show you where to get every possible paint job for your droid companion.

Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order: How to Unlock Double Jump

You’ll need the double jump ability to access certain areas in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order. Here’s how to unlock it.

More on PlayStation 4

From Jedi: Fallen Order to Bushido Blade: The 35 Year Quest for the Perfect Video Game Lightsaber

Tracing the history of the iconic weapon from the Atari 2600 to the present, and all the ways that it's influenced gaming.

Final Fantasy 14 May Have Just Been Confirmed for PS5

Will the realm be reborn again on a new console?

Destiny 2's Vex Offensive is Wrapping Up, But the Finale's Underwhelming

The Undying Mind's return left a little to be desired.

Borderlands 3's First Campaign DLC Will Be a Glitzy Casino Heist

Like Ocean's 11, though probably a lot louder.

Where to Get All the Skins for the Mantis in Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order

Here's where to find every paint job for your spaceship.

Former Arkane Founder and Producer Team Up to Form New Studio

And you won't have to wait long to see what they're working on.