Insight is a stat in Bloodborne. It governs the amount of inhuman knowledge you have acquired by exploring the game and defeating enemies. It is required to use the Beckoning Bell to summon other players into your game world. Please see Moon Phases to understand the "timezone" cycles, they are not related to Insight.

insight.jpg "The Insight stat represents the depth of inhuman knowledge. Needed to ring special bell, but induces frenzy."


Insight Unlocks & Effects

  • Each additional Insight reduces the Beasthood stat. Spending Insight alternatively increases the Beasthood stat.
  • Each additional Insight reduces the Frenzy resistance.
  • Insight cannot exceed a limit of 99.


  • Note: Not all world related Insight changes are instant, like the bath messenger, so you might need to reload the area for the change to take effect.
Insight Effects
  • Winter Lanterns can be heard singing in an off-key tone at a further distance
  • A baby's cry can occasionally be heard off in the distance in any area except the Hunter's Dream.


Insight Usage and Accumulation

  • Gain Insight

  • Note: Discovery related insight gains only happens once each playthrough.


Spend Insight



  • When you gain insight you will hear several, quick, faint whispers.
  • Gaining insight will reduce frenzy resistance, while losing it will increase it again.
  • Gaining insight will reduce beasthood, while losing insight will increase it again.
  • Gaining insight has known to drive some "mad" yet the knowledge they gain is considered a blessing, thus making you more susceptible to frenzy.


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  1. Insight unlock demonstration video provided by Tomasz Gop, producer of Lords of the Fallen
  2. Proven by video by Saechao Plus

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    • Anonymous

      08 Nov 2020 00:38  

      There should have been Weapons/Spells that Scaled with this, Like how they did with Humanity and Chaos Weapons in DS1

      • Anonymous

        25 Aug 2020 02:10  

        Sekiro has charmless and demon bell hard difficulty. This is my first playthrough in Bloodborne but, if I understood correctly, 99 insight is the hard mode for Bloodborne? I'm in. Even if I use beast blood pellets.

        • Anonymous

          23 Oct 2019 05:29  

          This is the double-edged sword Humanities needed to be. Considering Humanity gathers at the Abyss, imagine if having more Humanities (The counter) would turn you into something entirely different from Hollowing. Much like what it did to Artorias. It's done so much better here in Bloodborne.

          • Anonymous

            29 Jul 2019 03:26  

            I was hearing Gerhman's voice while he was sleeping with only 11 insight. Has anyone had any similar experiences or an explanation for this?

            • Anonymous

              26 May 2019 04:08  

              If your inaight meter near 99 or it is 99 dont use your mad mans. I lost 73 mad man because of the *****ng 99 limit. I didnt know anythgn about 99 limit and my 1 ng cycle and chalice runs mad mans *****ed up. God damn *****ng 99 limit!!!!

              • Anonymous

                21 May 2019 21:21  

                "When you gain insight you will hear several, quick, faint whispers" I didn't realize there was a point where you don't hear several faint whispers. Why is the sound so damned chaotic in this one? It makes me way more jumpy than I need to be.

                • Anonymous

                  16 Nov 2018 14:49  

                  I hear a baby's cry at 4, and a great way to farm insight is to use the resonant bell and help take down bosses, didn't use any insight and you gain insight and blood echos, don't lose blood echos if you die aswell, can only go up

                  • Anonymous

                    07 Mar 2018 14:10  

                    Is there any reliable way of farming insight? I know there are sporadic drops in the aqueducts....anything else?

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Nov 2017 06:51  

                      Not sure if this a Chalice Dungeon thing or insight caused Chalice Dungeon thing, but whenever I kill all enemies on a floor and round back to the floor lamp there is usually a Bloodlicker waiting for me and it is a very heafty one that does massive damage and has a ton of health. I have been at a minimum of 40 Insight(normally around 60 except for encounters with Brainsuckers).

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Jan 2017 11:21  

                        I like how this is World Tendency from Demon's Souls, Humanity in Dark Souls, and a sanity mechanic common in H.P. Lovecraft inspired games all in one stat. Cleverly done From.

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Jan 2017 09:55  

                          Hi... I am on a NG++ cycle of Bloodborne and now it costs me two insights to summon assistance when impurity rune is equipped. (Valtr being one example). Is this correct?

                          • Anonymous

                            Mergo's lullaby in central Yharnam?30 Jul 2016 12:15  

                            I heard Mergos Lullaby playing in central Yharnam (near the spot where you can summon Gascoigne, or basically near his house) in new game+. Had 73 Insight.

                            • Anonymous

                              50 insight snd baby crying28 Jul 2016 00:00  

                              I had 50 insight but when I was in Nightmare Frontier, I herad baby cries and whispers, wtf fextralife?

                              • Anonymous

                                14 insight triggers first set of changes26 Jul 2016 23:55  

                                All of the things that this page says are at 15 insight happened to me at 14 insight. Not sure about any other category of stuff though.

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