A secret symbol left by Caryll, runesmith of Byrgenwerth.
The rune for "Radiance," adopted by the sworn Executioners under Logarius' command.

The executioners despise the impure Vilebloods, and no matter what the circumstances,
would never cooperate with the bloodthirsty hunters who serve the undead queen, Annalise.

Radiance is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


Radiance Effects

  • Increases amount of HP recovered by blood vials.
  • Associated with covenant Executioners, which has multiplayer implications.




  • If you revisit the statue in Cathedral Ward, outside the entrance to Old Yharnam where you first meet Alfred (after he has killed Annalise), you'll find his inexplicably dead body with the rune.
  • This rune can also be attained by killing Alfred after he has killed Annalise



  • To memorize this rune, you must have the Rune Workshop Tool.
  • Increases blood vial healing by 2%.
  • While this rune is equipped, you will not be able to cooperate with anyone wearing the Corruption rune, regardless of who summoned who. If the player wearing Radiance attempts to summon or is summoned by a player wearing Corruption, the summoned player will be a hostile summon instead of a regular summon. The players must fight each other instead of cooperate. When the hostile summon effect triggers, the player who was summoned will spawn with a faintly purple glow instead of a blue one. This can be hard to notice if you aren't looking for it. Hostile summons occupy a summon slot, reducing the total number of other players the host can summon by one, but do not prevent an invader from also showing up. Hostile summons can attack invaders, normal summons, and the host. It is possible for a very unfortunate host to have two hostile summons, in which case the purple summons will be allied with each other and won't be able to attack each other, but can still attack the host and invader. If this happens, the host player will not be able to summon anyone else until one hostile summon is killed to free up the summon slot.



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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  ♦  Lake  ♦  Milkweed  ♦  Moon  ♦  Murky Deep Sea  ♦  Oedon Writhe  ♦  Stunning Deep Sea


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    • Anonymous

      insert illuminati sadly bunch of devil worshipper who want nothing but corruption IRL , really sad that from software put them in their games

      • Anonymous

        It's likely been said before, but this the worst Oath Rune in the entire game: The in-game description says 2%, but doesn't specify that it's actually a 2% multiplicative of the 40% that Blood Vials restore of your max HP. So it's actually an 0.8% increase in how much HP is restored per Blood Vial. At 50 Vitality, Blood Vials get a +12 flat HP increase in the amount they heal. So this Oath Rune is practically useless.

        • Anonymous

          The amount of HP recovered is 2% of the amount recovered from blood vial, which means, an additional 2% of 40% of full HP (not an additional 2% of full HP), therefore the total recovery of each blood vial with radiance rune should be 0.4*1.02=0.408, or 40.8%, not 42% of full HP.

          • Anonymous

            So I picked up the radiance rune from Alfred's body but the item was still showing. I picked it up again checked my inventory and i have two radiance runes??? Anyone else had this?

            • Anonymous

              Alfred body not there, he's killed the queen, I got roar but he's not where he's suppose be at the alter near forbidden woods entrance, any ideas?

              • Did some experimenting with Radiance both on and off. With it equipped, I gained 538 HP when healing. Without it, I gained 440 HP. Not much of an increase, but it's something.

                • Anonymous

                  I was wondering long time but increases the effectiveness of oath runes when you use them? Killing Vilebloods in coop could make it stronger. Anybody confirm or deny, plz.

                  • I was at Alfred's corpse to get this Rune then I pressed X to take it but the item didn't vanished from the floor even though it was added to my inventory. Then I kept pressing X and got 2 more for a total of 3 Radiance runes. Not much useful but I felt I should share for bug hunting sake.

                    • Anonymous

                      Anyone know why the ring would not appear. I followed the guideline and gave the unsummon went and watched the cut scene then went back to the guy where I first met him. The body is there but the rune did not appear

                      • Anonymous

                        Flavor text says that an Executioner would never cooperate with a Cainhurst Vileblood, so does this rune make you unable to co-op with a player using the Vileblood Rune? The Hunter rune does, so i thought it would be weird to have two of three covenants against one... Experimentation is needed...

                        • Anonymous

                          I like the sarcasm in that. 2% is so meager and does not make a difference, with how much enemies damage you anyway.

                          • Anonymous

                            After completing Alfred's quest, I went back to his original location and was unable to locate the rune. Alfred himself has also disappeared from the throne room. Ideas?

                            • Anonymous

                              Disables use of coldblood dew, the consumables that give you blood echoes. they all gave the error sound when trying to use them, then after i switched out this rune, i was able to use them again.

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