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Blacksky Eye is a Hunter Tool in Bloodborne; it was added with the DLC The Old Hunters.


Blacksky Eye

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Requirements & Scaling
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Scaling
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Requirement
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Bullet Use
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"Soft eye blessed by a phantasm. They were discovered through Byrgenwerth's contact with the arcane, but in the end revealed nothing.

Deep within the eye lies a vast stretch of dark sky that rumbles with an endless meteor storm. The slightest rub of the tiny orb, and the rock will tumble and soar."

Blacksky Eye Usage

  • When activated, it fires a straightshot meteor-shaped Arcane projectile in a linear fashion (the projectile has no tracking what-so-ever.)

 

Location

  • It's located in the balcony area of the Research Hall, accessed with the Balcony Key.
    • You will find it on a body sitting in a chair among the Lumenflower field.
    • Be careful of the enemies surrounding this area as they will attack on sight.

 

Player Notes

  • The Blacksky Eye is used as a powerful source of Arcane damage at an inexpensive cost of one Quicksilver Bullet.
    • It can stagger some humanoid and medium sized enemies repeatedly.
    • It's incapable of staggering enemies in order to Visceral Attack - hence ranged Arcane damage is its only use. (This is not entirely true. Martyr Logarius CAN be parried by the Blacksky Eye, but I don't know if any other enemies / bosses can.)
  • Due to its high Arcane scaling, it's worth investing high amounts into Arcane to maximize its potential.
  • The projectile launched is relatively fast, and best suited to targets at a medium range. Due to the lack of tracking, it can be difficult to hit moving targets at longer ranges.
    • Likewise, the lack of tracking makes it difficult to hit fast and smaller moving targets, or enemy Hunters in Player versus Player (PvP).

 

Trivia

  • It's unknown who exactly this eye belonged to, but the corpse's appearance reveals it as a patient.
    • A possibility is that it was once part of a skull that is now used as a Madman's Knowledge or Great One's Wisdom, as both items result in gaining Insight when used, and therefore an Arcane-based eye would have possibly come from these types of skulls.

 




    • 18 May 2017 03:06  

      Lol, i saw the item description and imagined Exodus's "meteor" attack from Final Fantasy 12, then i read "has no tracking whatsoever" under the usage category and my hopes were shattered. Now i imagine boulder heave from ds3...

      • A bit underwhelming05 Jul 2016 08:44  

        I think more than any other item in the game the Black Sky Eye suffers from the Augur of Ebrietas getting buffed so hard. For the same bullet cost the Augur does noticeably more damage and has the added benefits of back stabbing, parrying, AND knocking enemies away if the first two effects don't trigger. It's only real advantage is range, but with the Augur's knock back effect there's no real danger in just letting enemies get a bit closer and taking the higher damage. Considering the eye's only purpose is to do damage I feel it'd be better to give it more damage than the Augur.

        • Blacksky Eye is Incredible05 Jul 2016 08:44  

          Doing an Arcane/Blootinge build and this thing replaces my Evelyn most of the time. It's basically a gun that lets me have my torch out so I can see, I love it.

          • Super effective against Rom, the Vacuous Spider05 Jul 2016 08:44  

            This item stops the teleportation of Rom and prevent her from getting to second phase where she will start attacking , giving you the chance to kill her easily while she is deffenceless , just make sure to kill all the little spiders first .. <br/> <br/>The first time I encountered this method when I was fighting her in another hunter's world who summoned Old Hunter Mensis Scholar Damian , this old hunter used the Blacksky Eye from distance before and during Rom's teleportation and prevented her succefully , giving us the chance to kill her immediately .. <br/> <br/>I tried to do it myself and I managed to stop her while the beckoner kept hitting her until her health bar became in the middle , but then she got away , I think timing is essential .. <br/> <br/>My level 279 <br/>Arcane level 50 <br/> <br/>Need more testing to figure out the timing and maybe where the shots should mark ..

            • Basically a soul arrow05 Jul 2016 08:44  

              Got this equipped with Moonlight Greatsword, Loch Shield and mostly armour. It was at this point I realised that, this far in the game, I'm still playing it like Dark Souls.

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