A secret symbol left by Caryll, runesmith of Byrgenwerth.
The rune for "Radiance," adopted by the sworn Executioners under Logarius' command.

The executioners despise the impure Vilebloods, and no matter what the circumstances,
would never cooperate with the bloodthirsty hunters who serve the undead queen, Annalise.

Radiance is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


Radiance Effects

  • Increases amount of HP recovered by blood vials (an additional 2% of full HP).
  • Associated with covenant Executioners, which has multiplayer implications.

While this rune is equipped, you will not be able to cooperate with anyone wearing the Corruption rune, regardless of who summoned who. If the player wearing Radiance attempts to summon or is summoned by a player wearing Corruption, the summoned player will be a hostile summon instead of a regular summon. The players must fight each other instead of cooperate.

When the hostile summon effect triggers, the player who was summoned will spawn with a faintly purple glow instead of a blue one. This can be hard to notice if you aren't looking for it. Hostile summons occupy a summon slot, reducing the total number of other players the host can summon by one, but do not prevent an invader from also showing up. Hostile summons can attack invaders, normal summons, and the host. It is possible for a very unfortunate host to have two hostile summons, in which case the purple summons will be allied with each other and won't be able to attack each other, but can still attack the host and invader. If this happens, the host player will not be able to summon anyone else until one hostile summon is killed to free up the summon slot.



  • If you revisit the statue in Cathedral Ward, outside the entrance to Old Yharnam where you first meet Alfred (after he has killed Annalise), you'll find his inexplicably dead body with the rune.
  • This rune can also be attained by killing Alfred after he has killed Annalise



  • To memorize this rune, you must have the Rune Workshop Tool
  • At 42 Vitality, this rune allows you to heal for 557, 11 more hp than the usual 546. This is a whopping 2% more than what you would heal without this rune



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    • Experiments05 Jul 2016 14:56  

      Did some experimenting with Radiance both on and off. With it equipped, I gained 538 HP when healing. Without it, I gained 440 HP. Not much of an increase, but it's something.

      • Anonymous

        strength05 Jul 2016 14:56  

        I was wondering long time but increases the effectiveness of oath runes when you use them? Killing Vilebloods in coop could make it stronger. Anybody confirm or deny, plz.

        • A little but I found05 Jul 2016 14:56  

          I was at Alfred's corpse to get this Rune then I pressed X to take it but the item didn't vanished from the floor even though it was added to my inventory. Then I kept pressing X and got 2 more for a total of 3 Radiance runes. Not much useful but I felt I should share for bug hunting sake.

          • Anonymous

            radiance caryll rune did not appear.05 Jul 2016 14:56  

            Anyone know why the ring would not appear. I followed the guideline and gave the unsummon went and watched the cut scene then went back to the guy where I first met him. The body is there but the rune did not appear

            • Anonymous

              Radiance Rune and Online Play05 Jul 2016 14:56  

              Flavor text says that an Executioner would never cooperate with a Cainhurst Vileblood, so does this rune make you unable to co-op with a player using the Vileblood Rune? The Hunter rune does, so i thought it would be weird to have two of three covenants against one... Experimentation is needed...

              • Anonymous

                A whopping 2% health recovery increase?05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                I like the sarcasm in that. 2% is so meager and does not make a difference, with how much enemies damage you anyway.

                • Anonymous

                  No Rune05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                  After completing Alfred's quest, I went back to his original location and was unable to locate the rune. Alfred himself has also disappeared from the throne room. Ideas?

                  • Anonymous

                    disables coldblood dew05 Jul 2016 14:56  

                    Disables use of coldblood dew, the consumables that give you blood echoes. they all gave the error sound when trying to use them, then after i switched out this rune, i was able to use them again.

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