Lake is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.

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One of the "Lake" runes.
"A secret symbol left by Caryll, runesmith of Byrgenwerth.

This transcription of the Great Ones' inhuman voices ripples like a watery reflection.
This rune means "Lake", and those branded by it enjoy augmented defense.

Great volumes of water serve as a bulwark guarding sleep, and an augur of the eldritch Truth.

Overcome this hindrance, and seek what is yours."

Lake Effects

  • Increases defense. Physical DMG reduction by +3%/5%/7%


  • 3% - From the lamp at Hemwick Charnel Lane you need to go straight until you reach an iron door. If you didn't open it you need to go open it first. Looking at the iron door you need to go right and follow the path until you come back to the iron door from the other side. Then go straight again until you reach the end of the path and you see some kind of ocean. There will be a corpse on a small ledge with the Lake rune.
  • 5% - Cursed and Defiled Root Chalice (random chance)
  • 7% - Pthumeru Ihyll Root Chalice (random chance)


  • To memorize this rune, you must have the Rune Workshop Tool
  • Lake + 5% - Chalice Glyph: aii8vj6a (Layer 1 bonus room before boss room
  • Lake + 5% - Chalice Glyph: vxnwjixk | Treasure in Cursed and Defiled Root Chalice, F/R/C Cursed Pthumerian Defilement L1, side area before layer boss
  • Lake + 5% - Chalice Glyph: brkepzqq (Layer 4)
  • Lake + 7% - Chalice Glyph: qtpuhk46 (Layer 1) Before boss room. Also Communion Rune +5 on Layer 2
  • Lake + 7% - Chalice Glyph: 7yc94b3m (Layer 2)


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    • Other versions.05 Jul 2016 08:48  

      I have the +3% from the main game and a 7% from a Chalice dungeon. Are there 5% and 10% versions of this found in Chalice Dungeons and if so does anyone have Glyphs for them?

      • for anyone who wants to collect all the runes05 Jul 2016 08:48  

        These are some codes that you might be looking for <br/> <br/>2xe8g93y FR lower hintertomb Deep Sea+100 pre-boss layer 1 <br/>3zcvutw8 FRC cursed pthumerian defilement Blood Rapture+250 pre-boss layer 1 <br/>vxnwjixk FRC cursed pthumerian defilement Lake+5% pre-boss layer 1 <br/>279c3aqs R lower loran Beast+100 pre-lamp layer 1 <br/>2r8ghidm S lower hintertomb Great Deep Sea+50 pre-boss layer 2 <br/>p3anuwen lower pthumerian Formless Oedon+2 pre-lamp layer 2 <br/> <br/>PS. Thank you for people who have created all these dungeons

        • Great Lake and Deep Sea05 Jul 2016 08:48  

          I have a Deep-sea frenz re +300 and Great Lake damage re+ 5% in my Isz Root. Code is g8i53drr. Deep sea is right at the begining and the Great Lake in in the third room left hand side. You'll have to get through some werewolves and brain suckers but it's worth it. The bosses are easy. One is even a brain sucker.

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