Hand Lantern

Small portable lantern.
This hunting accessory provides light while leaving both hands free to hold weapons.

The torch, however, provides a stronger source of light.

Hand Lantern is a Consumable in Bloodborne.


Hand Lantern Usage

  • While activated, the Hand Lantern will illuminate the surrounding area.
    • This can be done while being able to wield weapons/firearms in both hands.
    • However, it provides a low amount of illumination when compared to a torch.




Hand Lantern Location


Player Notes

  • Despite being listed as a Consumable, it's an item of unlimited usage.
  • This item is mainly used as a way to grant illumination while not restricting your ability to fight.
    • However, because the amount of illumination is faint, it may be best to use a torch if you need to see in the dark more easily.
    • Furthermore, the Hunter's Torch can be an effective choice of sidearm in regards to damage and providing illumination in a dark area.
  • It does affect Old Yharnam Beasts who are also afraid of the torch and Hunter's Torch.



  • It's similar to the Augite of Souls worn by the player in "Demon's Souls."
  • When Bloodborne was first released, using the Hand Lantern would reduce your stamina regeneration.
    • This is no longer true as of Patch 1.04.


    • Reduce Stamina Regen05 Jul 2016 14:42  

      Prove/Test by this youtuber <br /><br/><br /><br/><!-- ws:start:WikiTextUrlRule:2: --><a class="wiki_link_ext" href="" rel="nofollow"></a><!-- ws:end:WikiTextUrlRule:2 -->

      • Changes05 Jul 2016 14:42  

        Personally I always wonder if originally the Lantern wasn't an unlimited illumination item, and you had to keep it going through some sort of fuel. That would've made chalice dungeons interesting....<br /><br/><br /><br/>Ah well, made some changes and cleaned the page up a bit.

        • Anonymous

          Not true in chalice dungeons -> "Does not effect enemies in Old Yharnam that are afraid of the torch."05 Jul 2016 14:42  

          It does.

          • Anonymous

            Sadness...05 Jul 2016 14:42  

            I am sad now, I loved my hand lantern, made sure I equipped it before every boss fight, telling myself it was good luck, when in reality, all I was doing was lowering my stamina regen. :(

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