Pungent Blood Cocktail


Mature blood cocktail that releases a pungent odor when thrown that attracts blood-thirsty beasts.

A precious tool in sadly short supply.

In Yharnam, they produce more blood than alcohol. as the former is the more intoxicating."

Pungent Blood Cocktail is a Projectile Item in Bloodborne. It is used to distract enemies so that you can attack them or slip by them.


Pungent Blood Cocktail Usage

  • Throw to draw nearby enemies to where the cocktail lands for 10 seconds.
  • Not effective on all enemies.






Works On

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  • Player note 1



  • This item operates similarly to Alluring Skulls or Soul Remains in the Souls series.
  • Effective against the Blood-Starved Beast



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    • Anonymous

      15 Feb 2021 02:57  

      This works on rats that are found in the chalice dungeons. Works wonders when you have a big group of them you don't want to get ganked by.

      • Anonymous

        08 Jan 2020 16:47  

        Really wish this would work on more enemies like alluring skulls do. Would make collecting items outside Cainhurst slightly less annoying with those mosquito spider things.

        • Anonymous

          04 Dec 2016 14:42  

          I tried using them on the bloodlickers in front of cainhurst castle and it didn't seem to work. It landed right next to two of them and they ignored it entirely still coming after me.

          • Anonymous

            Killing him without using any Bloodvials or antidotes05 Jul 2016 14:35  

            Short form:(for details see below) • Lock onto him • Dodge to the right side, staying as close as possible. (right from you point of view) • Hit him once or twice with a long weapong • repeat If you use the right tactic he is very easy and just a matter of time and patience. Thank you to whoever wrote the "dodge left"-tactic because this finally brought me the kill after trying for like 2 hours. Just focus(or lock-on, whatever) the boss and all you do is you run towards him and dodge to the right(from your point of view). Dont fear him, his left(from your view right) side is like a blind spot. None of his attacks can hit you. If done correctly you will now stand behind him. And have a short timeframe to do whatever you want to do. I used the Hunters Axe in 2h mode to damage him, but I'd recommed to just hit him, no charged attack. In case you lost some life you can take a vial or (if needed) an antidote. I used the white-church-set since it had most poison resistance for me. With this i could just ignore the poison-aura because he will leap away anyways causing the poison to flow off. Sometimes he will be too far away to hit him after dooding, but since you take no damage you shouldnt care about this and just continue. Slow and steady wins the race. (by the way this was how i did it in the chalice dungeon, but i guess it should also work on the "real one".

            • Anonymous

              Worked on pretty much any "beast"05 Jul 2016 14:35  

              Includes the werewolf guys, the werewolf-guys-with-weird-ass-mouths-that-open-sideways and even the Beast possesed soul boss in chalice dungeon. Gonna try testing it on other "beast" type bosses. Hopefully it works on Blood Letting Beast. ***** his falcon punch.

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