Lead Elixir

A heavy, syrupy liquid medicine.
Temporarily shifts weight to make deflection of attacks easier, but must be used with care, as it also slows movement with no change to defense.

Its recipe for this mysterious concoction is unknown, but some postulate that it materializes only within the most desperate nightmares.

Lead Elixir is a consumable Item in Bloodborne.


Lead Elixir Usage

  • Provides resistance to hit stun allowing you to attack through enemy attacks for 30 seconds.
  • Drastically reduces movement speed.
  • Dodges are unaffected.
  • Can not be used while other personal buffs are active.





  • Despite of what the description indicates it reduces physical and critical damage by half.
  • Reduces by half elemental damage caused by infused melee weapons.
  • Spells and firearms bypass the damage reduction.
  • Parries and visceral attacks are not affected.
  • When landing a hit with Chikage's 2 handed mode the hit won't bounce and it wont get interrupted. Chikages damage is reduced by half.



  • Similar to Iron Flesh from Dark Souls


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    • Anonymous

      Good for any build but extra tasty with beast claws. Chug while lurking around a corner then leap out and bushwhack some poor SoB dressed as a werewolf! Aroo-ooo! Great for low-health builds or against groups or surviving viscerals. Does nothing against blood damage or arcane so watch out for that.

      • Anonymous

        Down a lead elixir, trick mode the burial blade, equip the guidance runes. Enjoy being an untouchable vampire whirlwind. Very satisfying in pve

        • Anonymous

          Two more things I've discovered playing with it that aren't covered in this article: 1.) Attacks with split physical and elemental damage will interrupt you. Getting smacked with a transformed HMS successfully interrupted my attacks, though I still took a lot less damage as the physical damage reduction is still in effect. 2.) Beast roar will stagger you instead of knocking you down. Saved me at least once from falling to my death in one of my invasions.

          • Anonymous

            So uh it's called lead elixir but are you really drinking lead. Don't get me wrong but what if your drinking blood but thicker.

            • Anonymous

              It goes pretty well if you want to play around in a Pyramid Head Cosplay. Just grab Ludwigs Holy Steak Knive, put a golden Bell on your head, put on your favourite scottish kilt and gulp down a good bottle of this noble liquid. After all of that the party can get started as you swing your sharpy piece around and slash through some wet pants'n pantys like an unstoppable golden Bayblade.

              • Anonymous

                If someone pops one of these in PVP, your best bet is to maintain range and pepper them with bullets or 'A Call Beyond'.

                • Anonymous

                  This Item is incredibly OP. Iron Flesh in DS is awful. This is amazing. Makes any fight with NPC Hunters trivial. Also great against swarms and swarm bosses like the Celestial Emissary. Your attacks can't be interrupted. Soaks up physical damage. Move speed debuff doesn't affect rolls.

                  • Anonymous

                    I have a video where a guy just cannot visceral me it's ridiculous, and people in groups are now calling me a hacker. Please help clear this up thanks.

                    • Anonymous

                      Not only do you not get staggered when you happen to use like the R2 of the untransformed cane on someone with a lead elixier active but it stills deals the same damage for some reason

                      • Anonymous

                        This is a good tool for PvP! enemies can't stagger you and you can just keep slicing away at close range, hopefully keeping them in a stunlock, and there isn't much they can do.

                        • Anonymous

                          a) You are a Heavy Arms player who needs to swing their fatass weapons through high DPS. b) You need to kill a Heavy Arms player and need to DPS through their fatass attacks.

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