Vermin is a Consumable Item in Bloodborne. It was added with Patch 1.07.

vermin.jpg "A centipede-like creature discovered on successful hunts by League hunters.

Vermin, found hidden within filth, are only seen by League confederates, and are the root of man's impurity. The League has assumed the task of finding and crushing all vermin.

Perhaps there is some mercy in the madness. Those who wish to see vermin can, and those who choose to are provided with boundless purpose."


Vermin Usage

  • Crush this item to obtain +1 rank in the covenant The League



  • Obtained by completing a successful co-op session as a phantom whilst wearing the Impurity rune.
  • Additionally if you are not a member of the league, but complete a co-op session with another phantom who is, you may receive one.
  • You may also obtain Vermin for completing Chalice Dungeon objectives as a phantom whilst wearing the rune.
  • Some Old Hunters in the Hunter's Nightmare can drop Vermin. Those hunters do not respawn, so a total of 3 vermin can be obtained this way.
  • One Vermin can be obtained by slaying Ludwig with Valtr summoned, provided Valtr survives.
  • Another Vermin can be obtained in the same way by having Valtr survive the fight with Laurence.



  • Successful co-op session meaning being summoned as a Confederate. The host does not get one vermin after co-op session, you must be the Phantom.
  • There is currently a bug that will only count as +1 to the covenant, if you were to consume multiples of this item at once.
  • Was able to obtain Vermin in the first level of the first Pthumerian Chalice Dungeon, without wearing any runes. It was dropped by an enemy during a co-op session.
  • Seems like being summoned and defeating a boss with a Confederate still gives Vermin even with no Impurity equipped.
  • Despite Old Hunter Yamamura being a summonable Confederate for the fight with Living Failures you do not get a Vermin for successfully completing the fight with him. Could be a possible bug.



Very disrespectful usage after a PvP match.

    • Seems like a bug...18 Jul 2016 11:46  

      I didn't see it mentioned so I thought I'd give a heads up. After consuming my first 10 Vermin, individually but without Impurity equipped, there was no change in either Valtr's dialogue or my covenant standing. However, after applying the Impurity rune before consuming each Vermin my covenant standing progressed.

      • Vermin received without covenant05 Jul 2016 08:48  

        Just adding to Primera's part of the post saying that I also got a vermin from being summoned to a co-op session with a League member in it (not the host) without having any covenant runes.

        • Consumed 1 vermin in Old Yarnham but ...05 Jul 2016 08:48  

          I did not move up in rank after consuming it. Do you have to be in Hunters Dream or The Forbidden Woods when you consume it? I have consumed vermin in both of those places and then my rank went up. It seems dumb, but apparently where you are when you consume it affects whether or not it works.

          • Morgellons05 Jul 2016 08:48  

            It just occurred to me today, based on the description, this entire arc with Valtr may be partly inspired by Morgellons...The way this game takes jabs at the frailty of the human psyche, and the insidious power of suggestion & belief, is just wonderful. <br/>

            • Vermin might be farmable?05 Jul 2016 08:48  

              I just got one as a drop from one of the NPC hunters in the DLC. It was the guy right near where you get the beast cutter weapon. I dunno if this is a regular thing or if I just got extremely lucky. <br/> <br/>I haven't even spoken to the covenant leader guy yet, let alone joined his covenant.

              • Bug already?05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                So how exactly are you supposed to get these? <br/>I co-op'd Ebrietas with the menis scholar dude, with the rune equipped, with the both of us surviving but she didn't drop a vermin nor did one magically appear in my inventory not even after quitting and reloading. <br/>Which is fun because Ebrietas was the last boss I left because I did a 100% ish run before the dlc comes out. <br/>I ain't gonna play the game once again till tuesday. <br/>F*cking spectacular.

                • Got at first boss05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                  I summoned help for father gasciogne, one of them was a confederate, and I got a vermin after we beat him. I've barely played on that character for half an hour.

                  • Got one as a host outside, without covenant.05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                    I was really surprised when I got a confederate summon. then when I had beaten bloodstarved beast with him I got a Vermin. <br/>I have started a new game and have progressed no further than that. so no covenant, and I summoned with the normal bell, not the new "old bell".

                    • I've noticed...05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                      When playing with Impurity rune, well over 5 squashed vermin, and playing with another confederate, the 1st 2 bosses in dungeons sometimes don't drop vermin. Could it be that it was a dungeon with a depth of 1? If I remember correctly, it might have happened even on a depth of 4 and 5. So... I'm not sure.. <br/> <br/>I have the guides, maybe I should read about them there. But they aren't 100% updated with the new patches so.. In the old hunters guide, it updated most of the patch changes since release but not all. So I'm not sure they'll be of an incredible help either.. <br/> <br/>Bottom line, there needs to more testing done.

                      • Watch dog of the old lords05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                        i got this by summoning a confederate to help with the watch dog. I haven't found or even joined any covenants or whatever its called in this game. maybe just having a confederate help you you can obtain it.

                        • Got summoned for father gascoigne and got one05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                          I got summonned for Gascoigne. Confederate summon also joined and I ended up receiving a vermin from the boss. Don't know for sure if the host or the confederate got one aswell.

                          • Those Vermins though05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                            Summoned two guys in to help my newest character with blood starved beast (I've beaten him before, I'm just lazy) and after the beast was dead, I got a vermin. No problem with me, I want to be aligned The League.

                            • Vermin Gains for Host05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                              Me and my friend started testing different ways on how to get vermin for the host. We've discovered that if the Confederate is +5 and the boss is killed regardless on who kills it, the host will get a vermin. However, we both had the Impurity rune on. This does need a bit more testing, so feel free to test.

                              • one per red-eyed hunter05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                                I don't think this is farmable.. I'v done like 30 runs through the hunters nightmare and only got the four vermin everyone else states.

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