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Farming in Bloodborne refers to the act of repeating certain encounters to obtain Blood Echoes, Blood Gems, Materials or other Consumables. This page lists possible farming locations and guides.

Early game Blood Echoes

Teleport to the Tomb of Oedon lamp and go backwards towards the bridge where a Brick Troll drops a flaming boulder on enemies. Don't attack anything, let the troll kill the enemies and grant you 100+ echoes. Repeat.

Assuming you have defeated the Darkbeast Paarl -- Spawn at the Graveyard Of The Darkbeast Lamp. Walk directly forward through the giant door. You will encounter 4 Scourge beasts and 3 Beast patients. Playing NG+ with all 3 Moon runes you get roughly 70k echoes each run and it takes less than 2 minutes each time. All the beasts end up as 1 on 1 fights if you move quickly and are very easy. The Scourge Beasts also drop blood stone shards and multiple blood vials.
There is also another early game route, however it's for a bit lower levels. It only requires you to have killed the Cleric beast. It does however usually drop a lot of vials and quicksilver bullets. You can find it here.

Early/Mid Game Echo Farming

Warp to the Witches' Abode lamp and head straight back toward the first Hemwick Charnel Lane lamp killing everything along the way. The three axe guys yield about 2500 echoes apiece, and at night there are two smoke demons worth 1500 ( the second smoke demon spawns just outside the entrance to the Hemwick area). One run nets about 15k echoes with the first tier Moon rune equipped.

One run should take you about two and a half minutes, and you can buy Hunter's Marks around mid game for 1800 each. Since each run nets around 16-18k, one run should yield enough echoes to buy tons of Marks and save time at the the end of the run by using a mark instead of going back through Dream. Around 250k/hr (NeoMerdien - video showing the above method (22k echoes for 2:30 minutes using Heir and Moon rune).)

The Orphanage offers a good place to farm blood echos after you have opened the last shortcut.(Orbonis - video showing the run through the Orphanage)

Killing all the spectral ladies and servants in the entrance hall to Cainhurst Castle also yields about 16k echoes if both the first and second floors are cleared.

Starting from the Mergo's Loft: Base lamp, kill the three giants right down the path by either DPSing them or easily knocking them off the ledge with a heavy weapon for a yield of about 11-15k blood-echoes (depending on rune set up) per clear. Done right, all three giants should take under 30 seconds to kill, and jumping off the ledge next to the two giants will spawn you back at the lamp with your echoes on the third giant. Rinse and repeat for easy farming before Mergo's Loft: Middle. Beware that the giants can potentially one shot you if you lack vitality, so proceed with caution when retrieving echoes.

Late Game Echo Farming:

A good late game farming spot for echos and blood vial is the Mergo's Loft: Middle lantern. Glyph all the Moon Glyphs you have and head upstairs to the 2 katana guys. Each one gives around 3k echos with a chance of 2-4 blood vials. It's easy to kill them one by one (just use pebbles to pull them). Head upstairs to kill the third guy. Further down the road is a giant pig (nightmare edition) looking away from you. I found it very easy to backstab these pigs. each pig gives you around 11-12k echos. There are 2 more pigs down the road. Try to pull them separately and you will have an easy time to kill them. Without a lot of testing i made around 50k echos in 3 minutes + the chance of blood vials. Return with the Bold Hunter's Mark to reset the enemies and start over again. Additionally, you can run past the pigs (be careful) and aggro the group of 4 Shadows of Yharnam. After doing so, there's a staircase to your left, head down it. The Shadows and Pigs will focus on each other instead of you and a battle royale ensues - where you get to keep the echoes. The Shadows will kill the pigs most times, leaving one wounded shadow behind for an easy kill. This nets you the 10-11k echoes each from the pigs and an additional ~3k souls from each shadow.

Another good location is the first floor lecture room. The large group of enemies in the right lecture room are extremely weak to fire (2 hits with an un-upgraded hunter's torch killed them) and the total group all together will give roughly just over 10k echoes. With the current system of respawning enemies, you may head over to the lecture room across from your current one, and let the single enemy kill you; you will be brought back to the nearby lantern, forgoing the need to teleport to the hunter's dream and back.
There is also a second system, where you run down to the first floor, and can run between the two lamps. This way, you also get to meet Patches the spider if not met. You will also get to kill the giant, and get twin bloodstone shards. There is a brilliant video Here that shows you how to net about 52559 echoes in about 3,5 minutes, and loads of quicksilver bullets. The video shows it in a good way, so i recommend you watch it.

One of the best locations is the Mergo's Loft: Base. If you have Ludwig's Sword leveled up to at least level 8, equip your moon runes, sneak up on the first fur giant, use the hold R2 attack so he falls to his knees, and then visceral him. Afterwards, kill the next two fur giants. Within 2 minutes, you'll clear 18k blood echos. Bring plenty of bold hunter marks to repeat quickly in succession.

You can also do a route at the Witches' Abode for late game, not too dissimilar from the one in the Early/Mid game section, except that this one is based around runes gained somewhat late in the game. The 3 runes you would want to use are Moon Tier 2 and 3 (20% & 30% more echoes dropped) and the strongest Heir rune (40% more echoes from V.ATK). You start off by running up the stairs and killing the 3 enemies there, run down the hill and use a visceral attack on the big axe guy running up towards you. After him you run down and use visceral attack to kill both of the axe guys walking around, then you run left towards the destroyed bridge, killing all the dogs and the molotov tossing lady. This takes about 1 minute and 30 seconds, granting you ~27,000 echoes. If you desire to run the route several times it's recommended to jump of the bridge into the water to respawn at the Witches' Abode lamp. (Just remember to pick up your echoes again before jumping off another time!)

Pretty good strategy for farming echos, netting about 200k/2:30min (Using all 3 Moon) Load up the Lower Loran Chalice, run to the next lantern, turn left, across the bridge, up the stairs, kill the spider past the door, across the next bridge, kill the silver beast guarding the lever, drop off the bridge onto the other to put you back at the main room, and run to the boss. The boss is another Silver Beast and once he's down hit the lantern back to the Dream, rinse and repeat.

Farm Isz Chalice with all 3 Moon Runes. First 2 bosses are a piece of cake and each run will net you around 400,000 plus. Search for Isz Chalice, join chalice, kill first 2 bosses, remove chalice, repeat. Once you get a good feel for these bosses (Brainsucker and Celestial Emissary), you should be able to finish in about 10 minutes.

Med's Farming Guide - Advanced High Level Farming & Video Guide:


First and foremost, let me add for you my (as I refer to it, high mid range) echo farming guide (video follows) which I am adding in the case that you desire a viable echo garnering setting but with the added bonus of a high propensity of Blood Stone Chunks dropping for you (werewolves):
Walkthrough:



For my "high range" echo guide you will simply not find a more lucrative (in terms of echo garnering) chalice run than my current (it is public for your usage) discovered scenario. If ran, from start to end, with the three versions of the Moon Rune(s), a player will net a total of 3.1 million echo's.

Note: Chalice code - qifg37ku
Walkthrough:

Note #2: The cache from this chalice include - Lake (7%), Clockwise Metamorphosis (15%), & Lost Reiterpallasch
Edit: this chalice does give about 3 million echoes for a full run, but it's a very difficult chalice and doesn't have a particular spot good for farming. The bosses are the undead giant, watchdog, and bloodletting beast. Considering the time it takes to get through the dungeon, most if not all people would be better off with one of the lower-echo methods that is easier and faster. I did find both runes, though, but no sign of the weapon.

End Game Echo Farming:

  • A set of three Heir Runes, vs. the set of three Moon Runes yield far more echoes, when doing visceral attacks.
  • The area just before the Wetnurse's Lunariam has three boars, and 9 other targets which all are susceptible to riposte attacks, and yield incredible echoes, and vials.
  • It's best to use a weapon that doesn't kill the boars after using one visceral attack, stacking visceral attacks yields even more blood echoes.
  • Being co-operator and farm the First Hunter by continously knocking down him with Burial Blade charge attack, 64000 echo for each kill.

 

Chalice Farming:

  • Up to 100k Echoes per minute. You've to gain access to the Great Isz Chalice dungeon, the layout is fixed. In Layer 3 after the lamp is a big room filled with these blue alienlike creatures. They can be slaughtered easily. Kill the first group, run past the werewolfs, hug to the right wall so they don't follow you. Kill the rest and use a bold hunter's mark. Rinse and Repeat.
  • Alternatively, go to Ailing Loren Chalice dungeon, in Layer 2, before the boss room, there's a room contained with Beast Patients, Wolf Beasts and Red Spiders which spawn infinitely, DO NOT open the gate, instead, sweep them with Burial Blade charge attack since it has wall-piercing property, each spider kill grants 1000 echo with all three Moon runes equipped, however, since they spawn infinitely and spawn pretty quick, one can earn 200k Echos without the use of Blood Hunter Mark, only sweeping the spiders behind the gate effortlessly.
  • Also in the Ailing loran chalice: it's possible to earn roughly 58200 echoes in about a minute there is a video describing it Here.
  • This run grants 100356 Echoes (with tiers 1, 2 and 3 of the moon rune equiped) per minute. Starting at layer three of the Pthumeru Ihyll chalice, head into the first room and down the ladder. Kill the two Pthumerian miners and go to the end of the tunnel. Aggro the scorpion into the tunnel and kill it (make sure to avoid aggroing the hunter as well). Walk straight out of the tunnel until you're lined up with the hunter's back, then walk up and perform a visceral attack, while he is attempting to recover stun lock him to death (the hunter has a chance of dropping a blood gem). There is also a Wandering Madness right beside the hunter which drops blood gems.







    • 28 Jan 2017 01:02  

      201.307 blood echoes per run (around 25 seconds)
      Best farm location I've seen is FRC Ihyll. Glyph: w6qvjakg. Layer 1, enemy: Bone Ash Huntress. With all 3 Heir Runes.
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfCAAhIUu7s
      Or 407.195 per run as seen here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ulYnGz9WcZU

      • 01 Nov 2016 21:07  

        If you have the dlc. Nightmare church is a quick way to get about 50000 + echoes. Visceral attacking the Vicars of the Cosmos with the best moon rune and the two best heir runes. It usually takes two v. Attacks, which is good because the heir runes stack.

        • Easy early / mid game farm NG+08 Sep 2016 10:02  

          Best and easiest route imo (I'm on NG+) is to equip 3 heir runes (more echoes from viceral) and go to the wiches abode lamp. Run back out and kill the 3 crazy old women, they give you like 6000 echoes nothing special. Then kill the 3 giant executioners with vicerals. They give 50.002 echoes each if you have all 3 heir runes equipped. With a tiny bit of practice those executioners are really really easy to viceral and with the amount of echoes you make you can buy unlimited bold hunter marks to speed the process. 2-3 minutes if you do it well will earn you 150.000+ echoes. Plus it is not really dangerous because if you fail the parry, you can just back out and heal plus they drop a lot of blood vials.<br/>Tip: use blood bullets before you use the bold hunter mark to save bullets, because you will respawn with full health but your blood vials and bullets are not automatically refilled.

          • mid to late game farm05 Jul 2016 08:49  

            If you let the giant amygdala grab you in the unseen village room that u are spawned in after the rom the vacuous spider boss fight this unlocks a lamp on the first floor of lecture hall. To get the key you need for the room we want you'll need to defeat the one reborn boss in unseen village and you get spawned in 2nd floor of lecture hall search top floor for key to lecture hall then go to back corner behind giant with fire fists is a ladder..go down and talk to spider (dont kill) he has rewards. Open door and go left looking for locked door midways on the right <br/>.go in and attract about 12 enemies but back up to door way and take them all out. If u have the first floor lamp unlocked u cam leave one guy on far right of lecture hall sitting so he can kill u..respawn go right out of door..go in room lure to door die repeat. In 25 minutes i got 1million echoes. I a m in ng+ though.also a great place to farm bullets and sedatives I also have on the "best" moon rune that gives extra echoes and other echo boosters for farming too

            • Chalice rune "jemmjmpi" has more uses than chunks!05 Jul 2016 08:49  

              In NG+3, the Brainsucker nets me 2 chunks and just over 100k echoes and one or two chunks. The chalice is an Isz Root Chalice with ALL THREE OFFERINGS. CHUNK FARMING WON'T WORK WITHOUT ALL THREE.

              • Blood Gem farming.05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                Where's a good, non-chalice spot for mid-late game high quality blood gems (pre One Reborn). I'm barely passing Layer 3 (stuck at end boss and hell hounds merc me), Lower P chalice. And the tall white dudes in the Upper Ward area showed me quite graphically I'm not strong enough for that area. <br/> <br/>That and Lower P chalice isn't giving me any gem drops. So I need an area outside that for drops. <br/> <br/>Do the brain dudes in Nightmare Frontier drop gems? Or only Nightmare of Mensis?

                • Quick 100K - Mergo'S Loft: base lantern05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                  First off invest in 10 Bold Hunters Marks, equip moon glyphs, and hunters axe then head to base lantern. The three yetis there can easily be knocked off the cliff by visceral attacks, knock all of them off in about 10 seconds use bold hunters mark rinse and repeat until out of marks nets you about 15k echos per run. You could also just keep going between the dream and the lamp but it slows the farm down. Not as good as some methods but its quick and easy access

                  • Forbidden woods05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                    I found that the best early-ish game method was to just do a run from the lamp back to the lamp via the elevator shortcut. With the moon rune it will bring in roughly 30000 sould per run

                    • Nightmare Edition?05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                      It doesn't matter what edition it is for the pig spawn. It's the same game. Good for whoever wrote that for spending a little extra cash though.

                      • chalice code qifg37ku05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                        Hi, which chalice i must create, b4 i can use this glyph code ? Only any Pthumeru Ihyll Root, or do i need to add any or all offerings ?

                        • Lecture Hall05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                          Am I the only one that runs the lecture hall / students for echos? Mid-game, it is pretty easy, mindless farming. Kill all the students in the classroom for about 12k echos.... takes me about 30 seconds or less to clear. Even with hunters marks its pretty profitable.

                          • 190,000 Blood Echoes in 3 minutes05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                            190,000 blood echoes in 3 minutes. Equip your tier 2 and 3 Heir runes, and your tier 3 Moon rune. Begin at the Grave of the Darkbeast. Head back and you will find five beasts. The hidden one is after the third, in the middle, to your left (go to the end of the path and he will fall from the ceiling). Visceral attack all five of them, which is easy. After the first one, those little jumping dudes will pop out, but just slay them quickly. After the fifth beast is done head back to the lamp. Wash, rinse, repeat. You should get about 30-40 thousand echoes each. Just to let you know, I'm on NG +++ but this has been my method throughout the whole game. The number of echoes doesn't change all that much after NG. <br/>P.S. You can also get to this area after killing the Blood Starved Beast, or by getting to the area in Old Yarnham, going up the stairs in the building in the middle of the beast territory, unlocking the gate which leads to the bottom floor at the beginning of Old Yarnham(where you hop down to get the crawling thing that gives you blood stone shards), and then you can just go up the nearby ladder and head back to the lamp.

                            • DLC Easy Farm05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                              Best at Ng+8 and past however it's pretty simple work your way to the research hall then clear the area and move the staircases then go back to the lantern I only used the tier 3 moon rune and get 260k souls every couple minutes killing the enemies on the bottom floor after moving the stairs use hunter marks to repeat quickly

                              • ***** farming05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                Seriously why did from software even add this I can't even level up half the time cause I gotta keep buying and farming vials and bullets it's Bull*****

                                • Great Isz Chalice Layer 305 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                  I think this is a good farming method that i found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFGtnWAdncg but I equipped tier 3 heir rune and tier 2 and 3 moon rune to get over 200k blood echoes per run.

                                  • Chalice code - qifg37ku05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                    i did research in it and i found layer 4 are best farming spot in it you got 2m almost with all moon rune but it is hard but not sure if 2m or 180k why it is hard cuz it has undead giant and naked watcher and a lot of enemy so keep your eyes on blood vails

                                    • A good spot I find:05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                      Hypogean Gaol. From the lamp kill the 2 snatchers, next the little bastard beyond them and lastly the 2 boars outside. About 10k per run on the first time through the game, really easy and quick, especially if you have Ludwig's Holy Blade. Crap compared to spots later in the game but if you want to be lazy while getting blood echos before facing Rom I would have to say this is the spot. The snatchers also drop: bloodstone shards, twin blood stone shards and bolt paper which could save some of your spending or be sold for a some extra echos.

                                      • Up to 456k Echos in two minutes05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                        So, I recently made a Chalice that gives 456,331 echos in about two-four minutes. Cursed, Rotted and Fetid Isz Root. First room has two Celestial Beings. Kill those, then you can V-Attack the two hunters that are in the room. They give around 147k. There is one last Hunter, pretty easy to kill. Then kill youself in the fire at the start of the room to reset. I would reccomend running Heir runes, T2 and T3. As well as T3 Moon, in case you dont get a V. Attack on the last hunter. I've found this to be the best way to level up. I went from 265-280 in about 45 minutes. Glyph- y6cpay6n

                                        • Not sure if my approach is unique..05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                          I'm getting over 500k Blood Echoes in less than 2 minutes on each run, getting the Shadows of Yharnam to attack the pigs in Mergo's Loft: Middle. Makes things go way faster. <br/> <br/>https://youtu.be/tdPsRg248pI

                                          • Farming05 Jul 2016 08:49  

                                            I found out that farming at Mergo's Loft: Middle was much more rewarding than others. This is because I equipped all three of my moon runes (haven't tried out the heir runes yet) and started killing my way from the lamp where you killed micolash until the lesser shadow of yharnam mob.

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