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.
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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.