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Messengers are special NPCs in Bloodborne that appear throughout the world to carry items and information back and forth.

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You may obtain special messenger skins by preordering the game or obtaining a collector's edition. Several messenger skins can also be found throughout the game world.

 

"These small creatures have crept out of a nightmare, and while they may not look too friendly, they accompany hunters, follow their orders, and take care of messages left for others."

 

Bath Messengers

There are 2 Bath Messenger fountains in the Hunter's Dream, one above and one below. Lower Bath Messengers are to the left of the Plain Doll. Upper bath messengers ( Insight Bath Messenger) only appear when you have 1 Insight, and are outside an alcove next to where Gherman first talked to you by the workshop.

  • In the lower bath fountain you may "Acquire Items", "Sell Items", or "Leave". You will see more messengers when you have more Badges
  • The price of some items will increase as you progress the Moon Phases and further even higher on NG+
  • The upper fountain can be reached by a side path or from inside the house. Items bought in this fountain are paid for with Insight.
  • 1 or more insight is needed to make the messengers appear in the upper fountain, this applies every time you need their service.
  • Once they appear you can spend all your Insight as long as you don't leave the shop when your insight count drops below 1. [In which case, you've spent all your insight! Legacy bullet from when the Bath messengers used to required a full 10 insight to show up, not 1.]
  • The upper fountain also sells clothing from defeated bosses and key NPCs; eg - Djura's, if killed, and Gascoigne's set.
  • Map available Here

Shop

Consumables
R.Weapons
L.Weapons
Attire
Materials

Consumables

Base Cost

Unlocked By

blood_vial.pngBlood Vial
Special blood vial that restores HP.
180
Available from the beginning.
quicksilver_bullet.pngQuicksilver Bullets
Special bullets used to hunt beasts.
160
Available from the beginning.
antidote.PNGAntidote
Medicinal pellets that counteract poison.
300
Obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge.
sedative.pngSedative
Liquid medicine that calms nerves.
5,600
Obtaining the Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge.
molotov_cocktail.pngMolotov Cocktail
Molotov cocktail that explodes violently when thrown.
180
Available from the beginning.
rope_molotov_cocktail.pngRope Molotov Cocktail
Exploding Molotov cocktail that is thrown behind.
400
Obtaining the Powder Keg Hunter Badge.
oil_urn.pngOil Urn
Urn that covers target in oil when thrown.
680
Obtaining the Powder Keg Hunter Badge.
pungent_blood_cocktail.pngPungent Blood Cocktail
A mature blood cocktail, thrown to attract beasts.
1,000 or 1 Insight
Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
throwing_knife.pngThrowing Knife
Finely serrated throwing knife.
100
Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
poision_knife.pngPoison Knife
Knife slathered in poison.
2,800
Obtaining the Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge.
pebble.pngPebble
Round pebbles that can be thrown at targets.
10
Available from the beginning.
fire_paper.pngFire Paper
Coarse rubbing paper that applies fire to weapon.
1,720 or 1 Insight
Obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.

bolt_paper.pngBolt Paper
Coarse rubbing paper that applies bolt to weapon.
2,100 or 1 Insight
Obtaining the Bolt Hunter Badge.
bone_marrow_ash.pngBone Marrow Ash
Additional medium that strengthens Quicksilver Bullets.
740
Obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.
bold_hunters_mark.pngBold Hunter's Mark
Awaken anew without losing Blood Echoes.
400
Obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge.
shining_coins.pngShining Coins
Assorted shining coins which might guide one's way.
20
Obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.
Hand_Lantern.pngHand Lantern
Use weapons in both hands while illuminating the dark.
2,000
Obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge.
small_resonant_bell.pngSmall Resonant Bell
Join another player’s game, becoming a “guest”.
1 Insight
Available after gaining 10 Insight.
sinister_resonant_bell.pngSinister Resonant Bell
Used to invade another Hunter's world.
1 Insight
Available after gaining 10 Insight.
numbing_mist.pngNumbing Mist
Throw to create mist cloud that prevents HP restoration.
2 Insight
Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.
beast_blood_pellet.pngBeast Blood Pellet
Giant medicinal pellet that grants short-lived beasthood.
1 Insight
Obtaining the Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge.
blue_exilir.pngBlue Elixir
Liquid medicine that makes still bodies undetectable.
2 Insight
Obtaining the Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge.
lead_elixir.pngLead Elixir
Liquid medicine shifts weight to deflect attacks.
2 Insight
After killing Rom, the Vacuous Spider.
shaman_bone_blade.pngShaman Bone Blade
Slash foes to make them lose their sense of direction.
1 Insight
Clear Central Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon.

Note: Many Consumables become more expensive as the Hunter progresses through the game.

Right Hand Weapons

Base Cost

Unlocked By

saw_cleaver.pngSaw Cleaver 1,000 Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
saw_spear.pngSaw Spear 1,000 Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
hunter_axe.pngHunter Axe 1,100 Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
threaded_cane.pngThreaded Cane 1,200 Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
kirkhammer.pngKirkhammer 3,000 Obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge.
ludwigs_holy_blade.pngLudwig's Holy Blade 20,000 Obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.
rifle_spear.pngRifle Spear 4,000 Obtaining the Powder Keg Hunter Badge.
stake_driver.pngStake Driver 8,000 Obtaining the Powder Keg Hunter Badge.
reiterpallasch.pngReiterpallasch 18,000 Killing Martyr Logarius.
chikage.pngChikage 50,000 Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.
logarius_wheel.pngLogarius' Wheel 13,000 Obtaining the Wheel Hunter Badge.
blade_of_mercy.pngBlade of Mercy 40,000 Obtaining the Crow Hunter Badge.
tonitrus.pngTonitrus 26,000 Obtaining the Spark Hunter Badge.
beast_claw-tiny.jpgBeast Claw 34,000 Purchasable after obtaining in Ailing Loran Chalice.
burial_blade.pngBurial Blade 60,000 Obtaining the Old Hunter Badge.

Updated Apr 15, 2015 7:34 pm

Left Hand Weapons

Base Cost

Unlocked By

hunter_pistol.pngHunter Pistol 1,600 Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
hunter_blunderbuss.pngHunter Blunderbuss 1,700 Obtaining the Saw Hunter Badge.
repeating_pistol.pngRepeating Pistol 3,000 Obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge.
ludwigs_rifle.pngLudwig's Rifle 10,000 Obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.
flamesprayer.pngFlamesprayer 8,000 Talking to Gilbert after entering Cathedral Ward.
Obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.
rosmarinus.pngRosmarinus 60,000 Obtaining the Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge.
Hunters_Torch.jpgHunter's Torch 2,000 Found in Old Yharnam (east outside the door "no hunters allowed.")
evelyn.pngEvelyn 16,000 Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge. Found in Cainhurst Castle.
cannon.pngCannon 18,000 Found in the Forbidden Forest.

Attire

Base Cost

Unlocked By

yharnam_hunter_cap.pngYharnam Hunter Cap
500
Available from the beginning.
yharnam_hunter_garb.pngYharnam Hunter Garb
1,000
Available from the beginning.
yharnam_hunter_gloves.pngYharnam Hunter Gloves
500
Available from the beginning.
yharnam_hunter_trousers.pngYharnam Hunter Trousers
500
Available from the beginning.
tomb_prospector_hood.pngTomb Prospector Hood
6,000
Obtaining a Chalice.
tomb_prospector_garb.pngTomb Prospector Garb
18,000
Obtaining a Chalice.
tomb_prospector_gloves.pngTomb Prospector Gloves
6,000
Obtaining a Chalice.
tomb_prospector_trousers.pngTomb Prospector Trousers
6,000
Obtaining a Chalice.
gold_ardeo.pngGold Ardeo
60,000
Obtaining the Wheel Hunter Badge.
cainhurst_helmet.pngCainhurst Helmet
27,000
Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.
cainhurst_armor.pngCainhurst Armor
44,000
Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.
cainhurst_gauntlets.pngCainhurst Gauntlets
21,000
Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.
cainhurst_leggings.pngCainhurst Leggings
21,000
Obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.
beak_mask.pngBeak Mask
10,000
Obtaining the Crow Hunter Badge.
crowfeather_garb.pngCrowfeather Garb
18,000
Obtaining the Crow Hunter Badge.
crowfeather_manchettes.pngCrowfeather Manchettes
8,000
Obtaining the Crow Hunter Badge.
crowfeather_trousers.pngCrowfeather Trousers
8,000
Obtaining the Crow Hunter Badge.
Gray_Wolf_Cap.jpgGray Wolf Cap
1 Insight
Killing Djura.
ashen_hunter_garb.pngAshen Hunter Garb
3 Insight
Killing Djura.
ashen_hunter_gloves.pngAshen Hunter Gloves
1 Insight
Killing Djura.
ashen_hunter_trousers.pngAshen Hunter Trousers
1 Insight
Killing Djura.
henryks_hunter_cap.pngHenryk's Hunter Cap
1 Insight
Killing Henryk.
henryks_hunter_garb.pngHenryk's Hunter Garb
3 Insight
Killing Henryk.
henryks_hunter_gloves.pngHenryk's Hunter Gloves
1 Insight
Killing Henryk.
henryks_hunter_trousers.pngHenryk's Hunter Trousers
1 Insight
Killing Henryk.
gascoignes_cap.pngGascoigne's Cap
1 Insight
Killing Father Gascoigne.
gascoignes_garb.pngGascoigne's Garb
3 Insight
Killing Father Gascoigne.
gascoignes_gloves.pngGascoigne's Gloves
1 Insight
Killing Father Gascoigne.
gascoignes_trousers.pngGascoigne's Trousers
1 Insight
Killing Father Gascoigne.
bone_ash_mask.pngBone Ash Mask
2 Insight
Killing the Keeper of the Old Lords in Chalice Dungeon.
bone_ash_armor.pngBone Ash Armor
4 Insight
Killing the Keeper of the Old Lords in Chalice Dungeon.
bone_ash_gauntlets.pngBone Ash Gauntlets
2 Insight
Killing the Keeper of the Old Lords in Chalice Dungeon.
bone_ash_leggings.jpgBone Ash Leggings
2 Insight
Killing the Keeper of the Old Lords in Chalice Dungeon.
madman_hood.png Madman Hood
1 Insight
Killing the Forgotten Madman in Chalice Dungeon.
madman_garb.png Madman Garb
3 Insight
Killing the Forgotten Madman in Chalice Dungeon.
madman_manchettes.pngMadman Manchettes
1 Insight
Killing the Forgotten Madman in Chalice Dungeon.
madman_leggings.pngMadman Leggings
1 Insight
Killing the Forgotten Madman in Chalice Dungeon.

Materials

Base Cost

Unlocked By

Blood_Stone_Shard.jpgBlood Stone Shard 2,000 or 1 Insight Beating a certain boss unlocks buying via Blood Echoes.
Slaying the Blood-Starved Beast unlocks buying via insight.
twin_bloodstone_shards.pngTwin Blood Stone Shards 10,000 or 2 Insight Obtaining the Cosmic Eye Watcher Badge.
Ritual Blood (1).pngRitual Blood (1) 2,500 Killing the Blood-Starved Beast in Old Yharnam.
Ritual Blood (2).pngRitual Blood (2) 6,000 Completing Lower Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon.
Ritual Blood (3) 12,000 or 30 insight Completing Defiled Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon.
Ritual Blood (4).pngRitual Blood (4) 24,000 Completing Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Dungeon.
Tomb_Mold_1.jpgTomb Mold (1) 2,000 Completing Hintertomb Chalice Dungeon.
Tomb Mold (2).pngTomb Mold (2) 5,000 Completing Lower Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon.
Tomb Mold (3).pngTomb Mold (3) 10,000 Completing Defiled Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon.
Tomb Mold (4).pngTomb Mold (4) 20,000 Completing Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Dungeon.
coldblood_flowerbud.pngColdblood Flowerbud 2 Insight Defeating Amygdala in Nightmare Frontier.
bloodshot_eyeball.pngBloodshot Eyeball 2 Insight Defeating the Witch of Hemwick.
living_string.pngLiving String 10 Insight Killing Mother Brain.
red_jelly.pngRed Jelly 5 Insight Conducting the Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Ritual (requires 4 Red Jelly).
pearl_slug.pngPearl Slug 3 Insight Finding a Pearl Slug in a Chalice Dungeon.


Stump Messenger

stump_messengers.jpg
Behind the house in the Hunter's Dream you'll find a tree stump with Stump Messengers.

  • After you find a messenger skin you can apply them here.

 

Messenger Skins

Messenger Skins are special looks for the in-game Messengers in Bloodborne. You may obtain them based on your product purchase or as DLC, they are also found throughout the game world.

To equip Messenger Skins, in the Hunter's Dream, head to the top entrance of the house and take the path on the left where you will find a Stump Messenger that allows you to equip the Messenger Skins you've collected.
Name
Location

red_messenger_ribbon.jpgRed Messenger Ribbon

Drops from Giant Pig in Central Yharnam sewers after returning the Red Jeweled Brooch or telling Viola's daughter about Oedon Chapel.

white_messenger_ribbon.jpgWhite Messenger Ribbon

Following Viola's daughter's questline, after obtaining Red Messenger Ribbon and killing Rom, the Vacuous Spider, go back to the house and give the sister the Red Messenger Ribbon (Warning: you will lose this item). Exhaust her dialogue and when loading this area again, you will find a corpse at the bottom of the ladder with the White Messenger Ribbon.

messenger_urn_festival.jpgMessenger Urn Festival

Above Oedon Chapel. Reached by the door that opens up in the Cathedral Ward after defeating the Blood-starved Beast. Exit the elevator through the opening between the floors.

black_messenger_hat.pngBlack Messenger Hat

In Cathedral Ward, from the lantern, go straight and head right up the stairs. After the gate, climb up the ladder on the right and drop down onto the rooftops where you will find a corpse with this item.

messenger_top_hat.pngMessenger Top Hat

Reached by the door that opens up in the Cathedral Ward after defeating the Blood-starved Beast. After the machine gun wheelchair, walk to the Healing Church Workshop and turn right, drop down the broken walkway then drop down onto the wooden beams where you will find this item on a corpse.

Worn_Messenger_Top_Hat.jpgWorn Top Hat

Available via the "Nightmare Edition" (EU Only) as DLC.
Also available in the "Limited Hunter Edition" (Japan Only)

Yharnam_messenger_hat.jpgYharnam Messenger Hat

Available via the "Limited Hunter Edition" (Japan Only) as DLC

Messenger_Head_Bandage.jpgMessenger Head Bandage

Retailer pre-order DLC. (also available via the "Limited Hunter Edition")

Bloody_Messenger_Head_Bandage.jpgBloody Messenger Head Bandage

In Old Yharnam, accessible by climbing up the first ladder to Djura and dropping to the right then performing a jump onto the wooden platform where this item is located on a corpse.

Notes & Trivia




    • line05 Jul 2016 08:37  

      Every time you talk with them the say something that sounds like evbola or something like that can someone test it further please because im curios

      • Messenger origin05 Jul 2016 08:37  

        Does anyone else think that the messengers are the soul remains of the bastards of Loran. They look kind of like the bastard of Loran item, and they are often thought of as babies.

        • Blood shard05 Jul 2016 08:37  

          I added this but it got deleted you unlock Blod shards when you beat Blood starved Beast in the Old town. I was farming the stones before hand to level up and then when I beat the BSB I suddenly had the stones in shop

          • Messenger Count05 Jul 2016 08:37  

            Can anyone confirm that it's the badges gained that increases the # of messengers in the bottom bath? I suspect it's so, but not sure if it's that or as you beat certain bosses.

            • Unlocking ritual materials for purchase at vendors05 Jul 2016 08:37  

              I have done some testing in order to identify what unlocks each particular chalice dungeon material for purchase. Here is a comprehensive list: <br/> <br/>Ritual Blood (1)/ Tomb Mould (1) - Complete the Hintertomb Chalice Dungeon * Ritual Blood (1) is available before this <br/>Ritual Blood (2)/ Tomb Mould (2) - Complete the Lower Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon <br/>Ritual Blood (3)/ Tomb Mould (3) - Complete Defiled Pthumeru Chalice Dungeon <br/>Ritual Blood (4)/ Tomb Mould (4) - Complete the Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Dungeon <br/>Pearl Slug - Defeat Ebrietas at the Altar of Despair <br/>Coldblood Flower Bud - Defeat Amygdala in Nightmare Frontier <br/>Bloodshot Eyeball - Defeat Witch of Hemwick * Needs Confirmation, this was unlocked for purchase early on <br/>Living String - Obtain one from the Mother Frenzy Brain, it will be available to purchase afterwards <br/>Red Jelly - Perform the ritual for Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Dungeon and it will be available straight away to purchase

              • Interestingly ...05 Jul 2016 08:37  

                The messengers seem to be inspired by Berserk as are many aspects of the game as shown in this video: <br/>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_E1ZbJlB8E <br/>This video discusses the messenger at around 6:50 in the video but I recommend starting at 6:08 for the full discussion on Berserk should you wish to watch this.

                • Worn Top hat DLC missing05 Jul 2016 08:37  

                  I've redeemed my Worn Top Hat DLC and made my messengers wear them to my heart's content. But after defeating the Witch of Hemwick, I lit the lamp, and they all BALD?! How did my DLC disappear? I checked my storage, and my stump but they aren't there. It disappeared. How did that happened. I hope someone here knows the solution..

                  • Update on messengers to badge05 Jul 2016 08:37  

                    saw hunter badge = blue elixir messenger <br/>sword hunter badge = molotov messenger <br/>powder keg hunter badge = rooter messenger (left of the main messenger) <br/>radiant sword hunter badge = book messenger <br/>spark hunter badge = clapping messenger to the far right <br/>cainhurst badge = upside-down messenger (far left) <br/>wheel hunter badge = clapping messenger (to the right more towards the front) <br/>cosmic eye watcher badge = tall messenger in the back of the bath <br/>crow hunter badge = knife-wielding messenger <br/>old hunter badge = PRAISE-THE-MOON messenger

                    • New items05 Jul 2016 08:37  

                      I can buy ritual blood 5 and tomb mould 5 as well as a bunch of other good chalice ***** in the blood echoes bath, when did this happen? How did i unlock it? I havent even finished pthumeru ihyll for this character

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