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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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    • Anonymous

      07 May 2020 15:23  

      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 10:33  

        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 22:04  

          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 11:30  

            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 11:10  

              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 15:44  

                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 14:32  

                  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 23:52  

                    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

                      20 Aug 2017 04:28  

                      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.

                      • All pistols fire at the same speed05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                        This used to say it was rthe fastest pistol, but (other than the Reiterpallasch) i did a side by side test in Sony Vegas and they all fire at the same rate.

                        • Anonymous

                          Evelyn or Repeating Pistol05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                          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?

                          • Anonymous

                            Evelyn Location05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                            As I couldn't find it on the wiki and went hunting for it myself, I found it. Evelyn's chest is located next to the shortcut ladder towards end of the map, barricaded behind two desks and a staircase. In order to gain access to this area, one must use the small staircase to the right (when facing the chest) and jump across to the other side. Once there with Evelyn in hand, head straight up the staircase on the left side to get out of the barricade.

                            • Anonymous

                              Bloodborne Shikage/Evelyn Build - PVP05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                              I made a video using my character with Chikage/Evelyn build, feel free to ask me anything :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KOZiKnA19Fs

                              • Changes05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                                Did some cleaning up on the page, and I'm hoping I got the numbers right. Personally I think this firearm is cool, but one thing I regret is that I couldn't find any information on the "twist draw" that I was talking about earlier. Might have to hit up a bookstore regarding famous gun duels if I ever want to verify this (look down on the comments section to figure out what I'm talking about).

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