A secret symbol left by Caryll, runesmith of Byrgenwerth.
A transcription of the roar of a labyrinth beast,
the bearer of the "Beast" rune has accentuated transformation effects.

"Beast" is one of the early Caryll Runes. as well as one of the first to be deemed forbidden.
The discovery of blood entailed the discovery of undesirable beasts.

Beast is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


Beast Effects

  • Boosts effect from transformation. Temporary boost to transform +20 / +50 / +100
  • This Rune increases your Beasthood stat.
  • This Rune also decreases fall damage. Each rune has a fixed reduction in percentage, and are not directly tied to beasthood.
    • (+20) = 50%, (+50) = 75%, and (+100) = 100% damage reduction. (+20) and (+50) can also be stacked for 87,5% damage reduction.



  • (+20) is dropped by a creature (a weaker variety of Beast-possessed Soul) at the bottom of the Healing Church Workshop tower.
  • Starting from the lamp at Cathedral Ward: Enter the door to the right that is unlocked after beating the Blood-Starved Beast, take the elevator up and cross the bridge over to the Healing Church Workshop. Run around a walkway outside the tower and drop down where the ledge is broken to get inside. Descend to the bottom by carefully traversing the wooden platforms inside. At the bottom there is a beast (name unknown) that drops the rune. Can easily be killed with molotov cocktails.
  • (+50) is dropped by the Suspicious Beggar on top of the windmill in Forbidden Woods, who you can also send to the Oedon Chapel or Iosefka's Clinic.
  • If you engage him initially, you will have to fight him on the rooftop. You can then make him fall to death with the axe charge attack. Luring him to the door you came from also works as he is too big to fit through the door. Allowing you to hit him with longer-range weapons.
  • If you invite him back to Oedon Chapel he will start to kill the NPCs there. He is found outside the front entrance, and attacking him here will cause him to transform into a lightning-charged beast (similar to Abhorrent Beast). He drops the rune on death.
  • When invited to Iosefka's clinic, a celestial mob will spawn in the clinic who drops the rune. This essentially gives you the rune without having to fight him.


Notes & Trivia

  • Notes and Trivia go here







Caryll Runes
Anti-Clockwise Metamorphosis  ♦  Arcane Lake  ♦  Beast's Embrace  ♦  Blood Rapture  ♦  Clawmark  ♦  Clear Deep Sea  ♦  Clockwise Metamorphosis  ♦  Communion  ♦  Corruption  ♦  Deep Sea  ♦  Dissipating Lake  ♦  Eye  ♦  Fading Lake  ♦  Formless Oedon  ♦  Great Deep Sea  ♦  Great Lake  ♦  Guidance  ♦  Heir  ♦  Hunter  ♦  Impurity  ♦  Lake  ♦  Milkweed  ♦  Moon  ♦  Murky Deep Sea  ♦  Oedon Writhe  ♦  Radiance  ♦  Stunning Deep Sea


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    • Anonymous

      30 Apr 2021 03:12  

      If you think the description is contradicting itself, its not. It does boost the beast hood stat, but when it says its "not directly tied to beasthood" it means it doesnt alter beast hood itself.

      • Anonymous

        01 Sep 2020 10:03  

        It was a pain in the *** to find the last one. I think I explored more than 10 root loran inferior dungeons. So if you need "easily" the best beast rune (+100), I found it in the first layer of this cursed dungeon in september 2020. glyph : uamh6b57

        • Anonymous

          08 Jun 2020 16:08  

          Because it’s so obscure compared to the other fall damage rings in the souls games I love using the beast rune just for this purpose especially during invasions

          • Anonymous

            13 Sep 2019 07:29  

            My game glitched and duped the suspicious begger rune on one of my characters so now I can get more beasthood than should be possible

            • Anonymous

              29 Apr 2018 09:58  

              Chalice glyph for best beast rune!

              Lower Loran Root Chalice

              Glyph: 7bxnbj63

              Beast rune located in coffin on layer 1 bonus area

              • Anonymous

                07 Oct 2017 01:24  

                I killed the one at the bottom of the healing church but as i press x he suddenly submerged into the floor.

                I tried a dark souls approach on reloading the are but his corspe was no where to be seen.

                How do i retrieve it or is it gone for good?

                I am on ps4 btw.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Oct 2017 00:59  

                  I killed the one at the bottom of the healing church but as i wanted to press x he suddenly submerged into the ground and disappeared.

                  I tried a dark souls approach on reloading the area but nothing happened.

                  How do i get it? Or is it gone?

                  I am on ps4 btw.

                  • Anonymous

                    Max Version05 Jul 2016 14:43  

                    Does anybody have a glyph of a place with the +100 version? I'm going to need one for my beast claws build...

                    • Anonymous

                      Cannibal Gone?05 Jul 2016 14:43  

                      I didnt realize this guy existed for a while and missed him, ive beaten all the bosses(save true final) and now I cant find him

                      • Anonymous

                        Beast 305 Jul 2016 14:43  

                        I also have one, just in case this one goes down. Sinister Lower Loran pv4zbmft. I haven't explored it all the way yet, so there could be more things. Beast rune will be right the before first boss in the bonus room.

                        • Anonymous

                          for anyone who wants to collect all the runes05 Jul 2016 14:43  

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

                          • Anonymous

                            Duplicate05 Jul 2016 14:43  

                            You can get 2 of the +50 runes in ng something can cause the rune to be on the ground and one will be automatically picked up after killing the suspicious beggar. Not sure why it happened

                            • Rotted Lower Loran Root Chalice 2ufsqve205 Jul 2016 14:43  

                              This code is still active and I want to add that the starting bonus area has Fading Lake Fire DMG Reduction +10% rune, Immediately after you open the next door to start your journey you will come into a large opening room, careful there are 2 hunters. After you have cleared to the actual boss door, the bonus room before the door will have the +100 beast rune.

                              • Anonymous

                                Fall damage05 Jul 2016 14:43  

                                The Beast rune does not reduce fall damage by 100%, as there is a certain height threshold that makes you take your max health in damage and die.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Beast Mode05 Jul 2016 14:43  

                                  Cheers sir as you have helped me make one of the most op builds in the game. The defense is lacking but the offensive trade-off is more than worth it

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