Great Lake

A secret symbol left by Caryll, runesmith of Byrgenwerth.
This transcription of the Great Ones' inhuman voices ripples like a watery reflection.

This rune means "Lake", and those branded by it enjoy augmented defense.
Great volumes of water serve as a bulwark guarding sleep, and an augur of the eldritch Truth.
Overcome this hindrance, and seek what is yours..

Great Lake is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


Great Lake Effects

  • Increases all defense types.
  • All DMG reduction +3%/ 4%/ 5%
  • Increases in defense are visible from the menu
  • Runes stack multiplicatively with other sources of defense, including other runes.
  • Effectively multiplies all damage taken by 0.97/0.96/0.95 depending on the tier of rune.
  • Since 10 points of defense equates to 1% damage reduction, the menu will display an increase in defense based on how much you already have, to represent the multiplicative nature.
  • For example, if you have 200 physical defense, the physical damage you take is multiplied by 0.8. Adding a 5% Great Lake Rune will further multiply that by 0.95, for a total of a 0.76 multiplier. This is shown in the menu as 240 physical defense.





  • To memorize this rune, you must have the Rune Workshop Tool
  • Great Lake +3% - Chalice Glyph: 8jv9v6bc (Layer 1 - loot area after locked door)
  • Great Lake +3% - Chalice Glyph: qft7c6dw (Layer 2)
  • Great Lake +3% - Chalice Glyph: 3j22s3z6 (Layer 3)
  • Great Lake +3% - Chalice Glyph: w8zxj7h5 (can't remember which layer, but I just found three runes in this chalice)
  • Great Lake +5% - Chalice Glyph: 2tv8fwqa (Layer 1) Fetid+Rotted, bonus dungeon after opening the boss gate
  • Great Lake +5% - Chalice Glyph: 8bk4dtfk (Layer 3), Fetid+Rotted (Side Passage before Layer 2 Lantern)
  • Great Lake +5% - Chalice Glyph: 7zvhn7dw (Layer 1) Sinister Izs Root Chalice with SInsiter bell rite. 1° bonus room, go up the ladder.



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Caryll Runes
Anti-Clockwise Metamorphosis  ♦  Arcane Lake  ♦  Beast  ♦  Beast's Embrace  ♦  Blood Rapture  ♦  Clawmark  ♦  Clear Deep Sea  ♦  Clockwise Metamorphosis  ♦  Communion  ♦  Corruption  ♦  Deep Sea  ♦  Dissipating Lake  ♦  Eye  ♦  Fading Lake  ♦  Formless Oedon  ♦  Great Deep Sea  ♦  Guidance  ♦  Heir  ♦  Hunter  ♦  Impurity  ♦  Lake  ♦  Milkweed  ♦  Moon  ♦  Murky Deep Sea  ♦  Oedon Writhe  ♦  Radiance  ♦  Stunning Deep Sea


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    • Anonymous

      25 May 2020 05:37  

      Great lake 5% all dmg reduction - very first pre-lantern bonus area in a coffin guarded by a brainsucker. F/R/C Isz 26hsh8cw

      • Anonymous

        17 May 2020 00:06  

        found a great lake rune in the pre-first lantern door. head to the right from the entrence and then right again and you will enter a room with two staircases. kill the brainsucker and get the rune. chalice glyph: wr8fvmka

        • Anonymous

          03 Oct 2019 04:17  

          Rotted Isz [yn25ttgu] (F/R/-) L1: Great Deep Sea+150 (first side area) L2: Great Lake+5% L3: Lost Kirkhammer Patches the Spider will appear in main room of L2

          • Anonymous

            full of *****05 Jul 2016 14:57  

            Chalice Glyph (tier 3): dry39ytc (Layer 1). Turned out to be full of *****. Don't bother wasting your time.

            • Anonymous

              8jv9v6bc = Easy tier one rune05 Jul 2016 14:57  

              Found one in my dungeon with glyph code 8jv9v6bc in the first layer pre-boss bonus area. The first layer also holds a tier one stunning deep sea rune in the pre-layer bonus area. Easy loot is easy

              • Anonymous

                Found 5% Great Lake05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                Found it in Rotted Fetid Isz Chalice, Layer 3 before the lantern. Also has a Lost Ludwig's on layer 2. The glyph is nqjrjr3b. Let me know if that works for y'all. I'll keep it open.

                • Anonymous

                  Dungeon glyph05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                  Hey people created this dungeon today and got the grest lake 5% just at the begining. Glyph: pqmc4sms first bonus area

                  • Anonymous

                    Requisitions to join 8bk4dtfk?05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                    Would you please let me know the requisitions to join 8bk4dtfk and find the Great Lake +5% rune? I have all three Isz Chalices, but still can't join this dungeon using the aforementioned glyph.

                    • Anonymous

                      Worth It?05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                      Even at 5% damage reduction, is this enough to be worth a rune slot compared to being able to carry more blood vials?

                      • Anonymous

                        Great lake +3%05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                        I need the 3% versione of this rune. I've tried the glyph code listed up here (3j22s3z6) but i cant enter the dungeon. Whats the requirement here?

                        • Anonymous

                          Greate Lake +5 and Eye +10005 Jul 2016 14:57  

                          Isz Root all offerings Layer 1 glyph: auu2vvac in pre-boss area as i remeber correctly. Also there is lost Ludwig at Layer 2 and arcane +74.5 triangle Layer 3 pre boss.

                          • Anonymous

                            don't waste your time if looking for 5%05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                            dry39ytc is a Deep Sea +300 frenzy res rune why it's posted here is beyond me, and 8jv9v6bc isn't a tier 3 rune either even through it is listed above as such

                            • Anonymous

                              Strange 5%05 Jul 2016 14:57  

                              The rune say he increase all defences by 5%, but i went from: 244 / 203 / 211 / 169 / 168 / 260 / 316 to: 282 / 243 / 250 / 210 / 210 / 297 / 350 in an increase of: +38 / +40 / +39 / +41 / +42 / +37 / +34 Equal to an average of +18,28, with the lowest increase of the higher one, Thunder (10,7%) and the highest increase of the lowest one, Arcane (25%)

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