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.

Lake is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


Lake Effects

  • Increases defense. Physical DMG reduction by +3%/5%/7%
  • Increases in Physical defense are visible from the menu
  • Runes stack additively, with a system of diminishing returns.
  • When a rune stacks, its effect is reduced by 10% of "what's already there".
  • For instance if Physical defense is already 200, then the increase will be reduced by 20 Physical defense.
  • +10% Physical defense = +100 Physical defense, which will become +80 if Physical defense is already 200.




  • 3% - From the lamp at Hemwick Charnel Lane you need to go straight until you reach an iron door. If you didn't open it you need to go open it first. Looking at the iron door you need to go right and follow the path until you come back to the iron door from the other side. Then go straight again until you reach the end of the path and you see some kind of ocean. There will be a corpse on a small ledge with the Lake rune.
  • 5% - Cursed and Defiled Root Chalice (random chance)
  • 7% - Pthumeru Ihyll Root Chalice (random chance)




  • To memorize this rune, you must have the Rune Workshop Tool
  • Lake + 5% - Chalice Glyph: aii8vj6a (Layer 1 bonus room before boss room
  • Lake + 5% - Chalice Glyph: vxnwjixk | Treasure in , F/R/C Cursed Pthumerian Defilement L1, side area before layer boss
  • Lake + 5% - Chalice Glyph: brkepzqq (Layer 4)
  • Lake + 7% - Chalice Glyph: qtpuhk46 (Layer 1) Before boss room. Also Communion Rune +5 on Layer 2
  • Lake + 7% - Chalice Glyph: 7yc94b3m (Layer 2)




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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  ♦  Great Lake  ♦  Guidance  ♦  Heir  ♦  Hunter  ♦  Impurity  ♦  Milkweed  ♦  Moon  ♦  Murky Deep Sea  ♦  Oedon Writhe  ♦  Radiance  ♦  Stunning Deep Sea


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    • Anonymous

      yyaiw4d5-Pthumerian lhyll Root Chalice : Lake Rune %7 Layer 2 Pre-boss Room,Layer 1 Boss Is The Possessed Beast (Dunno If It Changes Or Not First Time Sharing A Glyph :) )

      • Anonymous

        Just so you know, this and all other defence runes are useless. The slots would be better saved for almost anything else.

        • I have the +3% from the main game and a 7% from a Chalice dungeon. Are there 5% and 10% versions of this found in Chalice Dungeons and if so does anyone have Glyphs for them?

          • Anonymous

            These are some codes that you might be looking for 2xe8g93y FR lower hintertomb Deep Sea+100 pre-boss layer 1 3zcvutw8 FRC cursed pthumerian defilement Blood Rapture+250 pre-boss layer 1 vxnwjixk FRC cursed pthumerian defilement Lake+5% pre-boss layer 1 279c3aqs R lower loran Beast+100 pre-lamp layer 1 2r8ghidm S lower hintertomb Great Deep Sea+50 pre-boss layer 2 p3anuwen lower pthumerian Formless Oedon+2 pre-lamp layer 2 PS. Thank you for people who have created all these dungeons

            • Anonymous

              I have a Deep-sea frenz re +300 and Great Lake damage re+ 5% in my Isz Root. Code is g8i53drr. Deep sea is right at the begining and the Great Lake in in the third room left hand side. You'll have to get through some werewolves and brain suckers but it's worth it. The bosses are easy. One is even a brain sucker.

              • Anonymous

                7% physical damage Lake Rune in post-dungeon (right before boss), layer one, Rotted Pthumeru Ihyll. Glyph is 7pn5jxn7.

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