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Evelyn is a Firearm in Bloodborne; it's one of three pistol firearms in the game.


Evelyn Description

"Special pistol used by Cainhurst knights.
The Evelyn uses Quicksilver Bullets, just as any workshop firearm, but the Cainhurst variant relies more on bloodtinge.
Lovingly named after a woman and graced with an intricate design, Evelyns were adored by Cainhurst knights."


Evelyn Information

  • Requires 16 Bloodstone Shards, 16 Twin Bloodstone Shards, 16 Bloodstone Chunks, 1 Blood Rock and 6720 Blood Echoes to fully upgrade.




Player Notes

  • It has the highest potential Bloodtinge scaling amongst all firearms in Bloodborne.
    • At 20 Bloodtinge and below, the Hunter Pistol deals more damage. At 21, both firearms are equal, and at 22+ the Evelyn deals superior damage.
    • However, the Repeating Pistol deals more damage at the cost of using two Quicksilver Bullets instead of one.
  • It has a unique pattern for firing compared to the other two pistols that very slightly affects the area shot.
  • When comparing the Evelyn to the Repeating Pistol for a high bloodtinge build, it's important to try to find a balance between factors of ammo consumption, damage per shot and the enemy's defenses. While the Repeating Pistol offers more damage per shot, the Evelyn deals more damage per Quicksilver Bullet
    • At the same time, the Repeating Pistol consumes 2 bullets for a single instance of damage where spending 2 bullets with the Evelyn warrants 2 shots and in turn 2 seperate instances of damage, given both land. Therefore, the overall damage potential of 2 bullets spent with a shot from the Repeating Pistol will only be reduced once, where with 2 shots/bullets from the Evelyn, total damage is reduced twice. Given an enemy with low enough blood defense the Evelyn still has the potential to deliver more damage over time, however at higher levels the Repeating Pistol becomes a more dependable choice.
    • While the Repeating Pistol does have more dependable raw damage output, as a parrying tool the Evelyn is a far more economically viable pick for the simple fact that it consumes ammunition at half the rate of it's competition. Given this choice, not only will a player have double the damage potential for delivering ripostes with the default number of 20 bullets, but also be able to make full use of the 5 additional blood bullets they can create at any time. Given 2 players with a total of 25 bullets each, the one with a Repeating Pistol can only execute 12 parries where the one with the Evelyn can execute the full 25.
  • It has a unique firing animation, but doesn't shoot any faster than the other two pistols.





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Bloodtinge stat range Damage per Point Estimated Attack Gained
19 to 25 5,72 40
26 to 50 2,66 67



Movesets & Videos






Cannon  ♦  Church Cannon  ♦  Flamesprayer  ♦  Gatling Gun  ♦  Hunter's Torch  ♦  Hunter Blunderbuss  ♦  Hunter Pistol  ♦  Loch Shield  ♦  Ludwig's Rifle  ♦  Piercing Rifle  ♦  Repeating Pistol  ♦  Rosmarinus  ♦  Torch  ♦  Wooden Shield


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    • 04 Jul 2021 23:50  

      For a pure gun build in PVE, use both Repeater and Evelyn (with Reiterpallasch in the right hand, of course). Start fights with Repeater and use Bone Marrow shots for the insane damage output. Once you're out of BMA, switch to the Evelyn. You get more sustain out of it, and can spam away with your blood bullets without wasting that last shot.

      • Anonymous

        19 Jun 2021 00:29  

        All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
        You better run, better run, outrun my gun
        All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
        You better run, better run faster than my bullet
        All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
        You better run, better run, outrun my gun
        All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
        You better run, better run faster than my bullet

        • Anonymous

          19 Jan 2021 10:18  

          I've always used Evelyn as my primary firearm.

          From my personal experience of putting 1500 hours into this game. This weapon is amazing at parries 6 to 8 feet between your target. Evelyn wasn't built to be CQ. Because of its range and accuracy, it takes pride in keeping an average distance between the player. It's made for picking people off and setting up viscerals. Also, its great against bosses whom can be parried. I recommend you use this against Kos. I was able to prevent his second phase by spamming viscerals.

          P.S Great Velocity

          • Anonymous

            07 May 2020 09:23  

            I've 1 hit a guy with a +10 evelyn with 40 bloodtinge at lvl 64. Bone marrow ash + a 30% blood attack gem is just beautiful. ~750 damage. ALWAYS level vitality first boys.

            • Anonymous

              13 Apr 2020 04:33  

              I think people are a little too quick to call this the best firearm in the game. The Hunter pistol outdamages it if bloodtinge is 20 or below. The repeating pistol outdamages it at every level, but costs an extra bullet to fire. If you are using a pistol with high BT, you likely want a gun that does as much damage as possible, which is the repeating pistol. I very rarely use all 20 bullets unless I'm using a cannon. Every other enemy drops bullets, you can get two different formless oeden runes very early in the game, and bullets are cheap to buy; blood bullets also help. The Evelyn takes the longest to obtain from the start, and it has that weird long-barrel weakness. All I'm saying is that some arguments can certainly be made against this weapons favor.

              • Anonymous

                12 Mar 2020 17:04  

                Being able to parry spam while simultaneously dealing 260 damage in pvp is the most fun ive had with a soulsgame in years!

                • Anonymous

                  03 Mar 2020 05:30  

                  For a Blootinge build, the best pistol is the Repeating Pistol. It does way more damage than the Evelyn. Just don't spam it, you'll run out of ammo quick

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Dec 2019 05:10  

                    Exceptional as an offhand tool at higher tinge. The only thing other pistols have over it at that point is length. You might have enemies clip through the thing's long barrel during parry attempts. The thing is as long as a blunderbuss, but you shoot the blunderbuss at the waist while you extend your arm for pistols, which can lead to awkward missed parries. This is rare, obviously, but very apparent when it inevitably happens

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Jun 2018 09:44  

                      Bloodborne's Evelyn is a flashy-looking projectile weapon found in a castle with a huge library.
                      Dark Souls' Avelyn is a flashy-looking projectile weapon found in a castle with a huge library.

                      • Anonymous

                        17 May 2018 08:32  

                        life saver. some bosses have broken hitboxes combined with insane damage. THis weapon helps. Also great against Bloody Crow and Maria.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Apr 2018 17:52  

                          If the enemy is standing to close to you, a shot from Evelyn will miss entirely as the bullet fires farther away from the player.

                          • Anonymous

                            19 Aug 2017 22:28  

                            Dunno what y'all are talking about, I've never had any trouble parrying with the Evelyn. As far as I can tell, it fires exactly the same way as the pistol, but with much better bloodtinge scaling. Unless, do you mean its aim is bad when you're not targeting? Because then the problem just lies with the player, not the weapon.

                            • Anonymous

                              05 Jul 2016 08:48  

                              I have been planning to make a gunmen build with bloodtinge hard capped. Which do you think is better to use, this one or the repeating pistol?

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