PvP Builds in Bloodborne are character and equipment choices that focus the player character (the hunter) on competitive play against other players. Builds listed in this page are created and categorized by players.


How to create and add your build

  1. Create a wiki page with your build name and add the info/links. To create a page, click this and select "Build" template
    • Please make a new page and link to it instead of adding all details here, just add overview to the table below
  2. Edit this page by ADDING A ROW to the table below with a link to the page you created and an overview.
  3. You can link items to a page and make them into mouseovers by adding a link to the items page and then adding #fex as the "anchor".
  4. You can use our Bloodborne Build Calculator and produce a link to add to your page or to the table below.


Build Name Creator Starting Origin Weapon
Blood Echoes & Level Description
Blood Warrior
Your Name Lone Survivor   Level xxx
Blood Echoes xxxx
A heavier build, focusing on Vitality and Strength. This build is best suited for those looking to utilize heavy offensive melee combat and want to be able to soak some damage and utilize the Regain mechanic.
Engiocsag Rehtaf Mhazard Military Veteran   Level 26 A low level Cannon build with all three Formless Oedon runes equipped, capable of firing cannon for up to four times.
Divide and Conquer Hylith Professional     Attire is personal preference. I personally use Gehrman's coat, graveguard gloves and white church trousers.
Runes are preference too, I personally use Vit 15% and End 20% and 15%.
I also use items. Blue Elixir, Lead Elixir, Fire/Bolt Paper and Bone Marrow Ash.
BL-100 Vit-37 End-30 Str-10 Skl-40 Bld-25 Arc-08
Builds By Fundzo Fundzo Heaps yo, there's a lot of different ones   60-80-110-120 These are my builds! Ranging from SKL to STR to BLD and ARC. This will always be updated when I come up with new ideas and it was to stop the flood on the front page with all my builds!
PSN: Fundzo (drop me a message anytime ill answer it)
Twitch: Support me on twitch if you can it really helps me out in a big way and at least i know some people are happy with what im doing!
Every build will use its own weapon to its max efficiency! It doesn't mean using all the weapons, but instead one. Have fun picking the build you like, all have been tested by me and I stream these builds doing some PvP. Enjoy and drop a suggestion(weapon or stat) for a build on my table page.
Overpower and Overcome Lekamotu05 Military Veteran   Level 130 An amazing strength based build that focuses on being stronger and more powerful than your enemies.
Stats: Vit-50 End-40 Str-50 Skl-20 Bld-10 Arc-10
Equipment: Kirkhammer, Logarius Wheel, and Ludwigs Holy Blade | Hunter Pistol & Cannon
Items: Iron Elixir and Molotovs
Runes: Hp up, Dmg Resist, and Stamina up
Hollowed Soul Alva_The_Wayfarer Noble Scion Chikage
Fist of Gratia
An offensive oriented build. This build focuses on skill and bloodtinge. It is best suited for those who are looking to hunt others in most locations throughout the game and is also suited to deal with cooperators. This build utilizes a very pure aggressive attack pattern.

[ Incorporates Fashion-borne for novelty ]
Cainhurst Katana Wielder Sylvester Miltary Veteran   Level 80 A balanced and decent-ish PvP-focused build, focusing on the Chikage katana and the Cainhurst set.
Anyway, feel free to mess around with the build a bit if you want, see if you can make it any better.
Ludwig's Set Build Lardio050 Military Veteran   Level 60-100 This build is for people who miss Greatswords! (Me) This weapon has an amazing moveset, and hits extremely hard. Have your weapon at +10 for TONS OF DAMAGE. If your opponent doesn't time his roll your charged R2 can easily hit 1-1.5k (Test it out).
Skill/Bloodtinge Beren Waste of Skin   78 This is a Skill build with the secondary offensive stat in Bloodtinge and the third offensive stat in Arcane.
Vitality 35
Endurance 16
STR 14
Skill 30
Bloodtinge 18
Arcane 15

Melee Weapons: Burial Blade and Blades of Mercy
Range: Ludwig's Rifle and Evelyn's.

Hunters Bone
Beast Roar
Bone Marrow Ash

+HP 10% and 15%
Two Video of the Builds:
Bloodtinge & Skill Build PSN:
Military Veteran   80 I choose the axe and pistol.. Upgraded the axe too +3 \ Evelyn +7 and killed the boss in Cainhurst solo with spamming vicreal attacks on em to get Chikage. Evelyn is in the Same location so you got all your weapons anyhow
Very High dps on Chikage while transformed as well as Viscreal Attacks. (PvP wise around 800-1200) (PvE highest I dealt was 4.4k) Evelyn shots deal from 100-300 depending on distance ( 600~ with buff) (only at +9 atm) SS on my Build page
Quality PVP Build Crash Military Veteran   Level 80 This is a quality build for being able to use all right hand weapons with efficiency as well as most bar the most intensive left hand weapons.
Vit: 37
End: 25
Str: 25
Skl: 25
Bld: 12
Arc: 6

On my right hand I have Burial Blade and Ludwig's with my best physical gems inserted.
On left hand I have Hunter's pistol (For PvE) and the Blunderbuss (For PvP)
Runes I use are the best +Hp and +Stamina ones available.

Link to see build in action:
Blood Ranger PSN :King_ Gilgamesh1 Milquetoast   120+or- This is a insane bloodtinge heavy build. Be expecting blood vile battles because your gone be needing to use them. Battles with this build could be done in 3 ways. 1 Heavy melee focus 2 gun only shots (preety sweet that you can kill somone with a gun) and 3 A gun melee combo where you first use bone ash on the gun fire once half theier hp is gone and finish in one to 2 hits.
Quality Skill Elshagan Milquetoast   100 A real general quality build.

The build allows you to basically use anything you wish minus the Evelyn could reduce the amount of vit and get enough points to even use the evelyn. The reason for the higher skill then Str is mostly preference based on weapon, I use the Burial Blade and Blades of Mercy along with the Hunter's Pistol which works quite well but the skill at 30 is due to that both the Burial Blade and Blades of Mercy scale from Skill rather then strength. Lots of endurance cause afaik both the Burial Blade and Blades of Mercy gain extra attack damage on their dash attacks (Note the sounds n white trail effect during dash attacks)

Vid of it in action(Lv80 at time of recording):
HuntSpank Antern Professional   50 Good minmaxed build for a low-mid level gankspanks. WIde swings and big regain of burial blade helps alot. Parrying tool can be choosen between base pistol and shotgun ( large shot's cone gives some random parries against 2-3 r1-spamers ).
Vit: 30
End: 20
Str: 10
Skill: 25
Runes: Anti-Clockwise Metamorphosis ( stamina +15% ), Clawmark's ( v.atk+ ), Hunter ( stamina regen ).
Fashion: Bone Ash Gauntlets, Hunter Trousers, head-body - Crowfeather.
Ancient Hunter Katrina jjhuang417 Military Veteran (Professional is better)   100 Vit: 34End: 20Strength:14Skill: 50Bloodtinge: 7Arcane: 25BoM and Burial Blade both scales with arcane so thats why you wanna soft cap on arcane. Off hand should be pistol for speedy parry. Runes: Claw mark (Strengthen visceral attack) , Hunter (stamina regen), Anti-Clock Metamorphosis (increase max. stamina), (last one can be any of your choice).
Meta 120 Quality Build Mudshadow Any   111 Vitality = 40
Endurance = 16
Skill = 30
Str = 30
Bloodtinge = 30
Arcane = 15

Use any weapons you fancy. Cannon/Evelyn, Chikage or Ludwigs, Saw Cleaver.. Whatever.

There are about 10 points left over. This can go into a stat of your preferred weapon (ie take Bloodtinge to 40 if like the Chikage or STR for Kirkhammer/wheel). Or it can go into Endurance/Vitality.

Runes = +15% HP Rune, +20% Stamina, +15% Stamina.

18 Minute Mash up Video using this build.
Min Max Skill/Arcane Lunaire Cruel Fate   55-100 Vitality: 30 - 50
Endurance: 20
Strength: 10
Skill: 25 - 50
Bloodtinge: 5
Arcane: 15

Blade of Mercy for rushing your opponent, and Burial Blade because it is badass and has reach.
Rosmarinus is there for some situations, and then a basic Hunter firearm. (Either the blunderbuss or pistol, just personal preference)
Runes: Health, Stamina, your choice, and whatever Oath.
15 Arcane makes the beast roar and old hunter bone available, the bone is especially lethal with the BoM.
Fashionborne: All bone ash except for Crowfeather Garb.
Choir Arcanist Arguzil Cruel Fate   60 Vit 20 / End 15 / Str 12 / Skl 9 / Blt 5 / Arc 49
Choir Cosplay build for low level invasions.


Class Cannon Captain Keks Waste of Skin 80 It's a very high damage output build involving the Cannon that's all about 1 shotting your opponent.
Full Text Guide: Click here
Video Guide: Click here
Invasions using this build: Click here
Reaper of blood-addled Spirits Schobii Waste of Skin 100-120 Hunter of Hunters Skill Build
Decent overall resistance
high damage output
Ultimate Low-Level Builds BloodSoul26 Various 43 I will give a list of builds that will each specialize in a stat and set of weapons, or just be something fresh and new depending on how creative I can be. These builds are ideal for your gank-spanks (or just some good old hunting on the newbies), or to give the jolly cooperation you want to give without being a burden or being overpowered.

By that I mean, you won't do any Chalice Dungeon farming (the most you will farm will be the Brain Mensis enemies near the Lighthouse Hub). There may be an exception to the Arcane build, though.

I will update this periodically. Give me time, and you'll see links with more detail on each build.

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    • Anonymous

      I don’t understand any of you guys... I mean, come on! None of you seem to have any real sense in PvP... it’s all about patience, timing, and speed. It doesn’t matter how much your damage output is, it matters how quickly you can read your opponent, how to use the terrain to your advantage, and how to guard your own weaknesses... I watch PvP YouTubers and some of them are not bad, but usually... they could do a lot better

      ... Also, why doesn’t anyone talk about the Rakuyo... it’s pretty good... if you know how to use it of course!

      • Anonymous

        Got a very high level build: Killer Doll lvl 224, V:61, E: 61, ST:47, Sk: 37 , B: 23, A: 45, Doll attire ( found in chest outside the abandoned workshop, keep in mid this is fairly weak armor its more for effect) use's a +10 hunters axe and the new rifle from the dlc, arcane high for the auger and call beyond, also has every clock wise ruin along with theim impurity ruin, Im on ng+3 just got the sytche o gonna build that up to pluse ten , message me on ps4 any time for co op or try your luck at me, tage : TheKingOfSofas

        • Anonymous

          Build are not very complicated here. Not many options. You need 30 in Vit. and 20 in Endurance (min). That leaves you with only 4 stats. Not many permutations.

          Strength + Arcane
          Skill + Bloodtinge
          Strength + Skill
          Pure Strength
          Pure Skill
          Pure Arcane
          Pure Bloodtinge (if u are brave, not many options for weapons without only using the transformed state)

          These are the only viable options for builds in Bloodborne. Its either these or you put all your stats in one. Like pure strength, skill or arcane.

          • Really i bet some ppl will think im lying but im not. if u want the higest dmg output go to Yahar'gul chapel run backwards jump down on the the edge where u get the key for upper ward. kill the bell women and then viscreal the ogre

            • Anonymous

              Yeah, im also curious regaring current pvp meta! Im following the guys from Soulbrandt, and other PVP'ers woth mentioning?

              • Anonymous

                The only thing halfway interesting here is the burial blade... Chikage, blades of mercy and evelyn cookie cutter builds ahoy, otherwise meh setups. I don't hate the BoM, they compliment heavier weapons off hand; and the evelyn is what it is..but when I see 10/10 players spam R1 while I bow with either BoM or chikage and than heal constantly I have to question whether or not they thought out their build - utility/skill wise and didn't just look up cheese builds and than hit r1 and triangle constantly. I have great hopes for pvp still..but a huge section of the masses is absolute trash right now.

                • Anonymous

                  There's a guy on Youtube (FightinCowboy) and he does build videos for Bloodborne - My question is this...Is there no way to respec or move your attribute points around? I can't figure out how he make and shows off new builds so quickly if you can't respec. All of his builds are like lvl 120+....no way he keeps making new characters and playing through the game that quickly.

                  • Anonymous

                    This video might help some of you in terms of positioning and tactics: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2jQ0fov3sQ I was the top rated DeS/DS player and #2 on DS2 and while I used to make more videos for tips on these things, I haven't in awhile but I figure this may help the newer players a bit to see the speed and action of the high level pvp in game to decide if they want to level up to it or not.

                    • Anonymous

                      Is am watching at this and i see nothing else than these three weapons. Is it because these weapons are just cool or are they just outright better than other weapons?

                      • Anonymous

                        if lvl 100 is the confirmed pvp lvl, is it necessary to be in the same playthrough, to invade people? What i mean is, when im in NG+ and im lvl 100, do i only invade people in NG+ with my lvl cap, or in all playthroughs?

                        • If your gona to take my build and Edit it out and then put what u like in why didn't you create a new row to put your build in then replace all my info. Btw when u replaced it you said military vet starting class and u have 12 str and 7 arcane listed idk about you but on my game its listed as 14 str and 6 arcane starting. Im gona put my info back in. to get your stuff back go to revisions and copy paste your data u had before and place it into a new row

                          • Anonymous

                            Blunder/Cane lv 181 vit 35 end 25 str 38 skill 65 blood 18 arcane 50 Items, Empty phantasm shell || Beast roar || A call beyond

                            • Anonymous

                              So have we decided on a PVP level range as a community? Some I see keep thinking it should be 120 cause that's what Demon's Souls and Dark Souls were (though Dark Souls 2 was supposed to be 150 as the community decided, just wasn't cause of crappy Soul Memory ruining that). But I don't think it should be 120. There are less stats and stat requirements in Bloodborne than DS and DkS1 so there's no reason to keep it so high. And the soft caps are lower. I'd personally say 80-100, but even then not sure. Just curious if we've decided on a level for sure as a community.

                              • Anonymous

                                so since we found out starting gifts don't exist, should the starting gift section be changed to an "Equipment" section or make two new sections: "Trick-Weapons" and "Firearms" instead?

                                • Anonymous

                                  why the agreed on lvl caps and stuff why cant we just make the pvp lvl meta having all stats at the mid cap (50ish) because otherwise you end up with cheesy bloodtinge builds where people are too commited to one stat and cant change it up much my bloodtinge doesnt matter if im using a hunters axe so who cares if i max it and strength you just end up with ng builds for pvp and ng+ builds that are to over leveled to join anyone only you cant change up your pvp build any unless you go for a level spread in stats which leaves you at a disadvatage im level 300ish and bored *****it lol

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So I've had this game a while, and I'm kinda awful, so I was wondering if you guys could help me out with a strength build. I just got back into the game, and I bought the DLC. If you guys could do a huge favor and help me get through some of the game and just be friends, I'd really appreciate it. My PSN is WannaHaveVex if you'd like to add me :)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      okay so ive played everysingle souls and i have allways focused on offensive stats and stamina because all i do is dodge and attack, and its allways been viable but in *****ing bloodborne, bow blade, my weapon of choice because of the amazing moveset,but because its physical bloodtinge and arcane, it cant be a pure offensive build, my first build i had 9 vitality 8 endurance 9 strength 50 skill 50 bloodtinge 9 arcane, and it was good , low level so i was allways finding coop groups but could win, then i decide to move arcane to 15 so i could use some nice things like beast roar and old hunters bone, now my purely offensive build takes up to 5 sword swings to kill or 6 weak arrow shots, but i have been one hit by people, so you know i went to 15 vitality and 15 endurance, wich has been good but it only takes oponants 1-2 hits to kill me, all my weapons are +10, so i made a purely offensive build , and i cant do ***** for damage? yet other people who cant have same damage stats because they boost stamina and health can one hit me? how can i work arround this? vitality is not a stat i have ever put into, even in pve i have no issues and notice my damage is great, but from all my builds and pvp, wich im actually good at , i win even though they have a serious advatage especially when i invade, but due to many weapons haveing these riduculous hit boxes pvp has lost me, if you know a way i can work around this bull***** please let me know, on the other hand if you want an op pvp build that doesnt require skill, 50 vitality 50 strength, rest in endurance, whirlygig +10 and lead elixir if you start to lose

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I would love to upload my build but I can't using an android phone. Is it just my phone or do I need to use a computer?

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