Blood Vial

Special blood used in ministration, Restores HP.

Once a patient has had their blood ministered, a unique but
common treatment in Yharnam, successive infusions recall
the first, and are all the more invigorating for it.
No surprise that most Yharnamites are heavy users of blood.

Blood Vial (輸血液) is a healing Item in Bloodborne. Blood Vials are essential to surviving the many horrors that await, refilling health to face another battle. They are mapped to the Triangle button for quick use, no matter what other items you prefer to use.


Blood Vial Usage

  • Restores 40% of your Health when consumed




Blood Vial Location

  • Sold by Messengers
  • Common drop from most enemies



  • The character can hold up to 20 vials at a time, but this limit can be increased by memorizing the Communion Rune
  • The amount of HP restored can be increased by equipping the Radiance Oath Rune.
  • Can store 600 Vials in your storage which replenish your inventory after going back to "Hunter's Dream" or after death.



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    • Anonymous

      04 Oct 2017 01:04  

      So I got to Micolash and notice they I had no vial, no to the dream to get more. I notice how many vials I can have and did a little math and found that to get 620 blood vials (the maximum amount not using communion runes), you need about 446,400 echoes. I really need to find a great place to farm echoes.

      • Anonymous

        26 Dec 2016 21:27  

        also you can go down the ladder (beside the bridge big guy and fire rock), easily kill the pig from behind, get some money and qsbullet(certain equipment required) and blood vial X4 (NG+)

        • Anonymous

          01 Dec 2016 00:22  

          Since people are posting about health amounts:

          Bloodvials heal for 35% hp(maybe40) and blood bullets consume 30%.

          So getting bullets is good way of topping up

          • Anonymous

            Possible healing amount?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

            At level 13, with 15 vitality and 682 total health, it healed me for 272 health; I'll try to update the value when I'm at a higher level.

            • Anonymous

              Farming05 Jul 2016 14:50  

              I have found this the best way to farm Blood Vials. It's about 8-12 per trip and takes a few minutes. This requires you having the shortcuts unlocked of course. From Tomb of Oedeon lantern, out the door and down the stairs to the two guys facing away from you, who usually drop vials. Out the door the big guy will push the flaming boulder down the stairs and kill all the mobs down there, possibly dropping vials. The big guy and his friend also drop them. At the end of the bridge take the elevator on the right. At the top there's two more big guys and up a few flights up stairs and past one more enemy there's the Central Yharnam lantern to take you back to the Dream. You could also do this trip in reverse.

              • Anonymous

                Bad Game Design05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                You've probably heard this a lot but this is really bad game design. The Blood Vial system is a huge step back from the Estus Flask system which was integrated to stop this kind of healing abuse from Demon's Souls. Bloodborne limits the number you can use at any time thankfully but the farming is the biggest problem. I kind of understand why this happened as you can't rest at lamps but it is still ridiculous. Perhaps they could have removed the storage system and replenished your vials back to 20 when you touched a new lamp or allowed you to pick up blood vials and convert any you scavenged at your maximum into blood echoes. It's not hard to reach 99 vials. It's the same with quicksilver bullets as well.

                • Anonymous

                  Blood vial replenishing05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                  Why do blood vials replenish to 20 in my inventory when I return to hunters dream but then doesn't keep replenishing after a while?

                  • Anonymous

                    No Vial Run?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                    Has anyone done a full run without using one of these? The description makes it sound like maybe we shouldn't actually use these.

                    • Anonymous

                      Storage Glitch05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                      When I put blood vials in storage or buy more than I can hold, It doesnt go to my storage,it says it did but when I go to pick them up theres no blood vials , or QuickSilver bullets

                      • Anonymous

                        Maxed Out Vials = Infinite Bullets05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                        If you're like me, only using Bullets as a means to Visceral Attack, then this is a potential issue, as having maxed out Vials, also gives you perpetually infinite Bullets. Although you do have to limit yourself to 5 shots using this "strategy", it makes the need for actual Bullets, an almost non-existant problem during gameplay. For this, I suggest a potential solution: Reduce the amount of Blood Bullets recieved per animation, most desireably to 1 per animation. Given that, I understand that in doing this, it increases the need for farming, but enemies that drop them always do so in 3-4 portions, which is why I deem it a solution.

                        • Anonymous

                          Stored Blood Vial cap has increased05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                          As of today the cap for stored blood vials aswell as bullets have been increased to 600

                          • Anonymous

                            Deadly Blood Vials?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                            Every time I use a Blood Vial it damages me. The description says it's supposed to heal me but it hurts and just give me bullets. Will it eventually not try to kill me?

                            • Anonymous

                              Injecting blood vials05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                              Am i a big of an idiot for never realizing that the character actually injects the blood with a syringe to your leg whenever useing a vial. I always thought my guy just squeezes the blood vial and somehow gets healed. I feel like i just made healing a lot cooler for myself lol

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