Eileen the Crow

Eileen the Crow
General Info
Location Drops
Central Yharnam (Sewer Entrance) 5198 (2318) Blood Echoes
Crow Hunter Badge

Eileen the Crow is a non-player character in Bloodborne. Wearing a Beak Mask, this hunter is a dual-wield "skill" hunter.

The Raven Hunter: A hunter with an unusual pair of warped swords. Wears a raven mantle and a doctor's mask, uses bizarre swordsmanship. Well, she seems to be an ally...

General Information

Eileen is an assassin whose sworn duty is to dispose of other hunters that have been corrupted by their lust for blood. Like the player, she hails from outside Yharnam and is a foreigner to the region, but her presence in the city is driven by an entirely different set of motives; she makes a point of keeping a low profile operating in the shadows, and you may never meet her in the first place if you don't go out of your way to explore. You can start her quest either on the Dry Dock - Rafters in Central Yharnam or to the left of the Oedon Chapel's front entrance in the Cathedral Ward, and your choices after that point will determine her fate. Helping her defeat Henryk in the Tomb of Oedon is the tipping point of her quest - failure to do so before entering the Forbidden Woods for the first time will sometimes result in her becoming your enemy, and will prevent you from receiving any of the successive rewards other than the Crow Hunter Badge. It is best to complete the Tomb of Oeden portion of the quest before progressing further.



  • Location 1: From the Central Yharnam Lamp: (1.) Exit the gate next to Gilbert, go down the stairs; (2.) Go left, down the next stairs, past the two brick trolls; (3.) Before the stairs going down to the elevator, turn right and head up the next stairs; (4.) Head left, around this corner, and down the stairs, towards the wolves in cages; (5.) Cross the bridge, and the lamp where the old lady is, down into the structure with a bunch of barrels; (6.) On the right side of the room, drop through the barrel blocked window onto a small walkway, and head right; (7.) Again, on the right wall, is a barrel blocked window; (8.) Enter through this window and head straight to meet with Eileen looking over the railing.
  • Location 2: From the Cathedral Ward lamp: (1.) Head straight out, (2.) Immediately turn left tight when you exit the door, and you will see her standing next to the railing; (3.) If you have seen the Lesser Amygdala, she is standing in the same location. After exiting the doorway, turn left.
    • Notes:
      • You must have opened two gates first: (A.) The large gate to the circular area, towards the Cathedral; and (2.) After going up the stairs, a short way, and turning right, you will have to pull a lever to open the smaller gate, leading back to the Cathedral Ward.
      • Killing Darkbeast Paarl may cause her to disappear.
      • Killing the Witch of Hemwick before speaking to her in Cathedral Ward will not affect her being in that location.
  • Location 3: The Tomb of Oedon. This Lamp will not be accessible and will need to be traveled to via the Central Yharnam or Cathedral Ward lamp.
  • Location 4: Fighting the Bloody Crow of Cainhurst at the Grand Cathedral. This event will occur after slaying Rom, the Vacuous Spider.
  • Location 5: There is a pool of blood, where normally the top Chapel Giant stands -- if you have failed or talked to Eileen after killing the hostile hunter and received her rewards, you may see this blood stain here.


Quest Line

  • Eileen can initially be found in a side room accessed from the rafters, at the Central Yharnam Sewer entrance. This entrance is hidden behind boxes and barrels near a staircase and is very close to the old lady that you can send to a safe place.
    She will give you 4 Bold Hunter's Mark and the "Shake Off Cape" Gesture (be sure to speak with her twice).
    If you miss her and complete Central Yharnam, she'll show up in Cathedral Ward.



  • At the Tomb of Oedon lamp you will have to help Eileen with the fight with Henryk to receive "Approval" Gesture. You will also receive the Heir Caryll Rune from the Henryk's corpse. If she dies in this encounter, the quest line will not continue.
    Be Warned, accidentally hitting her too many times whilst trying to help with the Henryk encounter may turn her hostile after the fight. She remains hostile even if you reload the area. The Poison Knives located in the alley near Arianna can ensure Henryk dies first without risk of Eileen turning hostile. If you die during the fight but the poison kills him as you are dying, he will respawn and you will have to fight him again.





Upon speaking with her at the sewers:

Oh, a hunter, are ya? And an outsider? What a mess you've been caught up in. And tonight, of all nights."

Here, to welcome the new hunter." (Gives 'Bold Hunter's Mark' x4)

Prepare yourself for the worst. There are no humans left. They're all flesh-hungry beasts, now."

Still lingering about? What's wrong? A hunter, unnerved by a few beasts? Heh heh... No matter."

"Without fear in our hearts, we're little different from the beasts themselves." (Gives 'Shake off Cape' expression)

"What are you still doing here? Enough trembling in your boots. A hunter must hunt."

Outside Cathedral Ward:

Oh, hello there."

"Perfect timing. I must warn you..."

"...not to go near the tomb below Oedon Chapel in the Cathedral Ward."

"Henryk, an old hunter, has gone mad."

"And he's my mark..." (Gives Shh! gesture)

"Don't go near the tomb below Oedon Chapel in the Cathedral Ward."

"I have business there first..." (giggles)

After the Tomb of Oedon hunter fight:

(Breathing Heavily) "That wasn't necessary of ya."

"But you have my thanks."

"We made it with our lives... You're not bad at all."

"You must have killed Gascoigne as well then."

"He was falling apart... I'm sure it had to be done."

"But try to keep your hands clean... The Hunter should hunt Beasts."

"Leave the hunting of Hunters, to me." (Laughs) (Gives Approval gesture) (Runs away)

At the top of Grand Cathedral steps when friendly:

"Oh, is that you again?"

"I'm afraid I've made a bit of a blunder. I'm just going to have a short rest."

"Oh, don't worry, I've taken blood. Enough to save an old woman."

"No more dreams for me. This is my last chance."

"What a fool I am. I'll have to tread carefully."

"But that thing still lies in wait. Turn back. This is my score to settle." (Gives Wait gesture)

"My prey lies in wait this way. Turn back. This is my score to settle."

After the Grand Cathedral hunter fight:

"Don't you ever listen to your elders? No matter, you did save my life."

"I don't seem to be apt for this life anymore... My glory days were long ago now..."

"Hmmm, I know... Here, for you." (Gives Crow Hunter Badge, Hunter rune)

"This too is hunters' work, but bears no honor. A burden you may choose to carry."

"The decision is yours alone. Ahh, my eyes grow heavy..."

"Let me rest a while... ...I'll be fine, just wait..."

If slain by player, "You can't go on like this..."

At the Grand Cathedral, when hostile and hunting the player:

(Laughter) "Few hunters can resist the intoxication of the hunt. Look at you, just the same as all the rest..."

"The hunters must die... The nightmare must end..."

"Only I can stop this madness!" (continued laughter)

When Eileen has been significantly injured, "The beasts cannot be stopped. What good are hunters now?"

(Yelling) "Your blood is mine! A hunter's blood for me! Your punishment is death! Death to hunters!"

"Enough of this terrible dream!" (laughter)

When Eileen is slain, "...Ahh... you monsters..."

"All hunters must die!" (laughter as her body fades)


Attire worn by Eileen the Crow, Hunter of Hunters, known in particular for her crowfeather cape. The wood-carved beak contains incense to mask scents of blood and beast. Hunter of Hunters dress as crows to suggest sky burial. The first Hunter of Hunters came from a foreign land, and gave the dead a virtuous native funeral ritual, rather than impose a blasphemous Yharnam burial service upon them, with the hope that former compatriots might be returned to the skies, and find rest in a hunter's dream.

  1. Beak Mask
  2. Crowfeather Garb
  3. Crowfeather Manchettes
  4. Crowfeather Trousers



Eileen the Crow is the member of a covenant that hunts down hunters that begin to go insane from bloodlust or begin to turn into beasts themselves. It is unknown if other NPC characters are a part of this covenant.

Eileen seems to have been a former hunter herself at some point. If you fight Eileen and are killed by her, her dialogue "You still have dreams? ...Tell the little doll I said hello..." indicates that she knows of both the Hunter's Dream and the Plain Doll, suggesting that she was a former hunter trapped in the Dream, much like the players themselves, who managed to break free from cycle of death and awakening. In the encounter with her at the foot of the Grand Cathedral, she mentions that she no longer dreams, and therefore that death is now permanent for her.

The description of both the Crowfeather Set and the Crow Hunter Badge suggest that Eileen is from a foreign land, not a native Yharnamite; her unique accent may suggest this as well. Her Badge suggests that she is an "outsider from the hinterlands" - that is, areas of countryside away from civilization or beyond known geography, sparsely inhabited and traversed mostly by travelers. Note that this is the only mention of the hinterlands in the game.

Other Notes

  1. it seems there may be a bug that prevents players from seeing Eileen's subsequent events after the first, either due to a bug, or because of an unknown trigger. Players have reported being unable to warp to the Tomb of Oedon lamppost, but upon reaching it, no event occurs, and the post remains inactive. As this combination of events seems to both stop her quest from progressing AND removes her from the game world, it may be imperative to kill her in her initial sewer location in order to obtain her quest items and activate the Oedon chapel lamppost.
  2. If the Player enters the Forbidden Woods before fighting Henryk, Eileen will despawn and her questline will end.(killed Hemwick Witch, still at Cathedral Ward) 
  3. If the player never talked to her in her initial location she can be found in the Cathedral Ward just to the left outside the door going forward from the lamp.
  4. It appears that if you never talk to her in the cathedral ward before she leaves, she seems to spawn at the grand cathedral lamp, after the Rom fight, as a hostile (see video below).
  5. For the full armor set with the Blade of Mercy the combined cost is 84,000 blood echoes.
  6. If you enter Oedon Tomb and engage in battle with the hunter, Henryk, after following Eileen's previous quest requirements, Eileen will come out of hiding and help fight.
  7. Eileen does not need to be talked to outside of Cathedral Ward to not be hostile in the encounter in Grand Cathedral, however you must kill Henryk soon after she appears.
  8. The final encounter of this Questline, inside the Grand Cathedral, can be killed by his own weapon, the Chikage. All you need to do is allow him to activate its transformed state and then run out of his field of vision towards the stairs near the entrance. He will eventually run back to his starting location but not always transform his Chikage back, eventually dying from the HP drain of the weapon. This tactic is useful for players who are struggling to kill this extremely difficult enemy.
  9. Another strategy for an easy win is to stock up on Poison Knives. Aggro the enemy, then lure him out to the entrance of the Cathedral. His AI won't allow him to walk out of the Cathedral, and if you keep your distance, he will start walking back to his starting position. When he does this, you can easily poison him without the threat of a counter-attack or dodging. The effect of the poison, combined with the Chikage's drain effect if you've gotten him to two-hand his weapon, will eat through his HP quite quickly.
  10. You can also exploit the limits of his AI by luring him to the Cathedral doors, then attacking him with weapons that can out-range him. The Hunter's Axe and Threaded Cane's transformed forms work well for this strategy. Note that this strategy is still extremely risky, as he can easily one-shot you with his firearm if he shoots you while you are attacking for counter damage.
  11. The transformed Rifle Spear's strong attack is also quite effective in dealing with the hunter in the Grand Cathedral. Simply back away from the hunter until he starts walking directly towards you, then hit him with the strong attack. Try for a charge attack, but if he starts getting too close to you, release the button early. He'll get hit by the attack 95% of the time, and as it always stuns him momentarily, you'll have plenty of time to dodge away and start setting him up for the next attack. The only danger to this method is the possibility of being parried, so make sure your health bar is full before going on the offensive.
  12. Using the Choir Bell on the injured Eileen, outside of the Grand Cathedral, will result in her death.


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- Artorias80 Artorias80- Eileen The Crow Hunter Strategy (Solo w/ Threaded Cane) -
- Tr3a Tr3a- Eileen the Crow Hunter strategy (Solo w/ Saw Spear)



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    • Anonymous

      27 Sep 2021 20:49  

      If I kill her prior to the Henryk fight do I miss out on his set/emote? And what other things might I miss out on?

      • Anonymous

        11 Sep 2021 02:50  

        Carefull, if you want to go kill hendryk, you need to do it before the Forbidden Woods. I had talk to her in Cathedral Ward, but I didn't go to the Tomb yet. After doing the forbidden woods and killling the Shadows, she's nowhere to be seen, and Henryk is not at the tomb either. This is mentionned in "other notes", but it should be mentionned in the "quest line" paragraph.
        I haven't beaten rom yet, so I don't know if she'll come back, but I'm very dissapointed to have mess that one up...

        • Anonymous

          13 Aug 2021 15:18  

          I can't get her to appear in cathedral ward. She just seems to go straight to the tomb of oedon encounter.

          • Anonymous

            21 Jul 2021 19:33  

            Just to clear up any confusion about the final encounter, she does survive and she gave us an Elden Ring update 6 years later so don’t worry people Eileen the Crow is doing well in retirement.

            • Anonymous

              02 Jun 2021 14:27  

              i talked to her before gascoigne, but she never appeared at the cathedral ward. kind of unfair. now shes in the grand cathedral trying to kill me. what did i do wrong.

              • Anonymous

                13 May 2021 02:20  

                She talks about the Doll if she kills you before the Blood Moon (wich means you will have to make her hostile), so that means she once dreamed too?

                • Anonymous

                  26 Apr 2021 18:55  

                  I'm not sure if anyone mentioned before, but after you complete her questline and got the raven badge you can just kill her for 5700+ free blood echoes

                  • Anonymous

                    31 Mar 2021 10:54  

                    Fighting her is much better than the crow because it’s aggressive and paced whereas fighting the crow is extremely slow and even daring to attack twice in a row can get you instantly parried and killed it’s honestly the most boring part of a playthrough

                    • Anonymous

                      01 Dec 2020 02:05  

                      I was wondering why she wouldn't even SPAWN at the sewer location during the first 20 minutes of my NG+

                      I realized by the line "Eileen despawns upon reaching the forbidden woods" that I royally screwed up in an amusing way:
                      I performed the Iosfka's Clinic skip, which bypassed Amelia and the initial bosses, but the part that BROKE Eileen was the moment I lit the lantern.

                      You see: on my first playthrough, I had reached the forbidden woods, but I never lit the lantern, for the reason that it's impractical to be there at the current level, casually. No money, no equipment, etc.

                      But the trigger for Eileen to stop existing is the lantern. You can be present and explore most of the forbidden woods, and she'll still exist. You can even explore Byrgenwerth and meet Rom[Not kill.]

                      And she'll still exist.That's how my first playthrough went. On my second, i thought "Must've been because I completed her questline the first time," which made zero sense even at face value, as had I visited Alfred, he'd still be present despite his questline ending. I am the leader of the confederates... and Valtr still exists, leading. So... I broke Eileen. At least she won't hunt me down later...?

                      • Anonymous

                        10 Nov 2020 14:45  

                        Where is the third gate? I opened the plaza gate and the gate near cathedral ward and eileen has not shown up even though j havent killed paarl, does killing vicar amelia halt the questline?

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Oct 2020 21:49  

                          Am i the only girl who thought this middle aged woman was attractive and called her sugar mommy and mami and mamas throughout the game and cried when she disappeared?? Just me? Okay

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Oct 2020 10:35  

                            Anyone know why she goes nuts if you miss a couple of steps? It just doesn't make sense that she goes from, "I slay those hunters that have gone crazy to protect others" to "You know what? Screw this and screw everyone, someones goin' to hell tonight!".

                            • Anonymous

                              08 Sep 2020 18:45  

                              I got the inital encounter, but missed the Cathedral ward one, but helped her defeat Henryk. So does that mean she'll be hostile?? I don't want to kill her.

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Sep 2020 12:43  

                                Smh putting her in an early game area with early game equipment against a dangerous hunter in fathers g’s arena. RIP. Until we meet again in NG+

                                • Anonymous

                                  27 Aug 2020 08:13  

                                  “Miyazaki sir what if some players think about using the choir bell to heal Eileen at the steps when she’s wounded? Will we simply disable its ability for her so the quest can play out as intended?” ..... “No, make it kill her immediately! Those fkrs need to be punished for daring to do something kind in Bloodborne”

                                  • Anonymous

                                    25 Aug 2020 08:02  

                                    Dying against henryk too many times will result in eileens permanent death. Wherever Henry’s killed Eileen there will be the crow hunters badge

                                    • Anonymous

                                      24 Jul 2020 15:41  

                                      So it should be included that lighting the lamp at the forbidden woods loses her quest line as well if you have not spoken to her outside cathedral ward. Just wasted a toon following this page :(

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