Blood Vial

Special blood used in ministration, Restores HP.

Once a patient has had their blood ministered, a unique but
common treatment in Yharnam, successive infusions recall
the first, and are all the more invigorating for it.
No surprise that most Yharnamites are heavy users of blood.

Blood Vial (輸血液) is a healing Item in Bloodborne. Blood Vials are essential to surviving the many horrors that await, refilling health to face another battle. They are mapped to the Triangle button for quick use, no matter what other items you prefer to use.


Blood Vial Usage

  • Restores 40% of your Health when consumed




Blood Vial Location

  • Sold by Messengers
  • Common drop from most enemies



  • The character can hold up to 20 vials at a time, but this limit can be increased by memorizing the Communion Rune
  • The amount of HP restored can be increased by equipping the Radiance Oath Rune.
  • Can store 600 Vials in your storage which replenish your inventory after going back to "Hunter's Dream" or after death.



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    • Anonymous

      06 Jul 2020 21:38  

      There's a piss easy farming spot is in the Hunter's Nightmare. The bloody dude on the gate right before Ludwig always drops 5 vials when killed. Kill him, Hunter's Mark out, go back and repeat.

      • Anonymous

        01 Jun 2020 13:09  

        Don't know why they don't just give you 20 vials when you die. Having to farm for the independently really ruins the immersion and game pacing.

        • Anonymous

          31 May 2020 20:15  

          Worst element in Bloodborne, keeps it from being a perfect game (with a few other small things). Unless you're a very very good player (or a liar), some bosses will take you 5-10 attempts easy. That's a lot of blood vials, which you need to farm (or buy from the Messengers at an increasing price). Complete and utter garbage.

          • Anonymous

            02 Apr 2020 19:17  

            An easy vial farm can be accessed in the DLC. In the Hunter's Nightmare, the bloody guy banging on the gate near Ludwig's arena drops five vials when killed. Go to the Nightmare Church lamp, kill the guy, use a Bold Hunter's Mark, repeat. If you don't have a Bold Hunter's Mark, just use up all your blood echoes and use the normal Hunter's Mark. I also recommend just punching him to death because he dies quickly and your durability could get burned up if you go too long.

            • Anonymous

              09 Dec 2019 03:28  

              What I hate so much about this game is unlike dark souls 3 I have to get more heals again and again and again without it refilling

              • 17 Mar 2018 07:42  

                Whenever I level-up, any Echoes I lave left over I put towards Blood Vials at the Messenger Bath whether I need more or not; I prefer to walk around with as few Echoes as possible, generally, to minimize risk of losing them. End-result is I NEVER have to farm Vials.

                • Anonymous

                  12 Mar 2018 01:47  

                  It would be super fcuking awesome if this actually fcuking worked when I'm about to die with a sliver of health left and absolutely mashing the fcuking button this is tied to. It's not like this game isn't fcuking hard enough already.

                  • Anonymous

                    04 Oct 2017 01:04  

                    So I got to Micolash and notice they I had no vial, no to the dream to get more. I notice how many vials I can have and did a little math and found that to get 620 blood vials (the maximum amount not using communion runes), you need about 446,400 echoes. I really need to find a great place to farm echoes.

                    • Anonymous

                      26 Dec 2016 21:27  

                      also you can go down the ladder (beside the bridge big guy and fire rock), easily kill the pig from behind, get some money and qsbullet(certain equipment required) and blood vial X4 (NG+)

                      • Anonymous

                        01 Dec 2016 00:22  

                        Since people are posting about health amounts:

                        Bloodvials heal for 35% hp(maybe40) and blood bullets consume 30%.

                        So getting bullets is good way of topping up

                        • Anonymous

                          Possible healing amount?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                          At level 13, with 15 vitality and 682 total health, it healed me for 272 health; I'll try to update the value when I'm at a higher level.

                          • Anonymous

                            Farming05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                            I have found this the best way to farm Blood Vials. It's about 8-12 per trip and takes a few minutes. This requires you having the shortcuts unlocked of course. From Tomb of Oedeon lantern, out the door and down the stairs to the two guys facing away from you, who usually drop vials. Out the door the big guy will push the flaming boulder down the stairs and kill all the mobs down there, possibly dropping vials. The big guy and his friend also drop them. At the end of the bridge take the elevator on the right. At the top there's two more big guys and up a few flights up stairs and past one more enemy there's the Central Yharnam lantern to take you back to the Dream. You could also do this trip in reverse.

                            • Anonymous

                              Bad Game Design05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                              You've probably heard this a lot but this is really bad game design. The Blood Vial system is a huge step back from the Estus Flask system which was integrated to stop this kind of healing abuse from Demon's Souls. Bloodborne limits the number you can use at any time thankfully but the farming is the biggest problem. I kind of understand why this happened as you can't rest at lamps but it is still ridiculous. Perhaps they could have removed the storage system and replenished your vials back to 20 when you touched a new lamp or allowed you to pick up blood vials and convert any you scavenged at your maximum into blood echoes. It's not hard to reach 99 vials. It's the same with quicksilver bullets as well.

                              • Anonymous

                                Blood vial replenishing05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                Why do blood vials replenish to 20 in my inventory when I return to hunters dream but then doesn't keep replenishing after a while?

                                • Anonymous

                                  No Vial Run?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                  Has anyone done a full run without using one of these? The description makes it sound like maybe we shouldn't actually use these.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Storage Glitch05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                    When I put blood vials in storage or buy more than I can hold, It doesnt go to my storage,it says it did but when I go to pick them up theres no blood vials , or QuickSilver bullets

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Maxed Out Vials = Infinite Bullets05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                      If you're like me, only using Bullets as a means to Visceral Attack, then this is a potential issue, as having maxed out Vials, also gives you perpetually infinite Bullets. Although you do have to limit yourself to 5 shots using this "strategy", it makes the need for actual Bullets, an almost non-existant problem during gameplay. For this, I suggest a potential solution: Reduce the amount of Blood Bullets recieved per animation, most desireably to 1 per animation. Given that, I understand that in doing this, it increases the need for farming, but enemies that drop them always do so in 3-4 portions, which is why I deem it a solution.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Stored Blood Vial cap has increased05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                        As of today the cap for stored blood vials aswell as bullets have been increased to 600

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Deadly Blood Vials?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                          Every time I use a Blood Vial it damages me. The description says it's supposed to heal me but it hurts and just give me bullets. Will it eventually not try to kill me?

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