evelyn gun
Imprints gun
physical atk blood atk arcane atk fire atk bolt atk
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slow poison rapid poison VS kin VS beasts durability
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Requirements & Scaling
strength skill bloodtinge arcane qs bullet use

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 a unique firing animation, but doesn't shoot any faster than the other two pistols.
  • Its unique firing pattern affects the area shot compared to the other two pistols. Due to its long barrel and unique animation, it's possible to shoot through a nearby enemy and miss entirely, although this is rare.
  • 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.
  • 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.



trick weapons
physical atk
blood atk
arcane atk
fire atk
bolt atk
slow poison
rapid poison
VS kin
VS beasts


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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

Evelyn Gun in game





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

      Why is there a 267 word, 3 paragraph section in player notes that essentially says "Repeating pistol has more damage per shot but fewer shots, but Evelyn does more damage overall"?

      • 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

          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

            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

              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

                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

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

                  • Anonymous

                    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

                      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

                        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

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

                          • Anonymous

                            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

                              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

                                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

                                  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

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

                                    • 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).

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Is there any way to open up more rune slots on the evelyn? I feel like I've been wasting my blood chunks trying to upgrade it.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This weapon is completely useless in PvE, it misses every single target less than a mile away from you. If you got Evelyn for anything other than PvP, you wasted your time.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I compared Hunter Pistol vs Evelyn: trajectory, angle from which it is fired and disrance from which the bullet "starts" to fly. There is a significant difference: I compared by standing in Hunter's Dream looking at the 'ash lake trees' and shooting at them (not moving the camera and switching guns): 1. Eve shoots from the left diagonally in avery slight arc. while HP fires totally straight and centered. While I 'hit' the tree sith HP, Eve missed it by a few pixels. 2 +3 Eve misses quite often at point blank range, that's its biggest disadantage compared to HP, making it less reliable at parries than the HP: HP shoots from the waist directly into the center, making even 0 ft. Shots a 100% hit. Evelyn is LONGER so the bullet may start flying after the target and bypass it entirely. Futher Eve tends to miss at close range, especially vs thin slender enemies (slender zombie in Chalice) since it fires in an arc from the left - passing beyond. While HP fires directly in the stomach of foes. I still use Eve but I can confirm it miss more often due to arc, angle and trajectory.

                                            • Here's a fun tidbit that I didn't want to include in the trivia because I'm still trying to verify some concepts: the Evelyn's firing is based on a real life duelist shot called a "twist draw." Back in the day, when 1v1 gun duels were common, there were many different techniques that were created to more quickly put the opponent down. It was discovered that, when a gun was holstered in a certain angle and quickly whipped out (by literately just twisting your wrist with the gun rather than bringing it out full weaver/isosceles), you could shave a second or two off in regards to shooting an opponent. The catch was that it came at the sacrfice of accuracy and precision, so you had to train very hard in order to make this form of quickdraw work out for you.

                                              The Evelyn looks like it draws inspiration from this particular quickdraw, although it wouldn't have been done with such a long barrel, but then again you wouldn't consistently hit the same exact spot on a wall standing still 20 shots in a row, so I suppose some creative liberties can be taken here.

                                              If you guys are interested, look up a manga called "Peace Maker." There's alot of fiction involved, but there are some quickdraw techniques that are shown in the manga that reflect real life stances somewhat well.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Hey guys, i noticed that in the evelyn information there wasn't a number for the required echos needed to get the evelyn to +10. I just recently needed to upgrade one to max level so ill post the requirements here since I dont know how to add stuff to the wiki. +1 380 +2 440 +3 520 +4 580 +5 640 +6 700 +7 760 +8 840 +9 900 +10 960 That's a total of 6720 blood echoes required to get it to max level.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Anyone else find the animation causes it not to shoot straight especially on an angle? I find the HP and RP seem to shoot a lot more straighter and I think it's because of the animation or it could be just me.

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