Tonsil Stone

A latticed, deformed rock, or perhaps a meteorite.

Appears useless, but possesses some odd gravitational force that prevents its riddance. A dubious soul once said:

Step lightly round to the right of the great cathedral, and seek an ancient, shrouded church... The gift of the godhead will grant you strength...

Tonsil Stone is a Key Item in Bloodborne.


Tonsil Stone Usage



Available in the Forbidden Woods - The man in a house at the edge of the hamlet. on a hill, near the dog cages. This NPC will give you the Tonsil Stone even after having killed Rom, The Vacuous Spider.
Available from any red lantern NPCs after killing Vicar Amelia and entering the Forbidden Woods. The same voice will greet you at these doors, offering the stone and the same dialogue. You will not be able to obtain the Tonsil Stone from these NPCs after having killed Rom, The Vacuous Spider which means the Forbidden Woods NPC will be your only option.

  • Lantern locations:
    • Central Yarnham - Gilbert is available right at the first lightpost. Before the large bonfire is a red lantern door near a wagon. After taking the first railing skip there is a small fountain with a red lantern and door.
    • Cathedral Ward - Instead of going left to Hemwick, go right. In the area with the hunter encounter you will find two red lanterns that may provide the stone.
    • Hemwick Charnel Lane - House between first lightpost and elevator.
  • Lanterns with NPCs you sent away will not offer the stone



*You Cannot use this if you have already done the nightmare bosses.
*The voice speaking during the Tonsil Stone monologue is of Patches the Spider. If you get grabbed by Amygdala, this will be the NPC you will meet in Lecture Building (1F).



  • Tonsil translates to "Amygdale" in French, in Spanish it is "Amigdala" and in Greek it is "αμυγδαλα" (amygdala).
  • You won't lose your blood echoes when grabbed by Amygdala, however if you get grabbed by Amygdala again for the next time, you will lose health or potentially die due to Frenzy.
  • After 40 Insight the Amygdala will be visible
  • See Patches the Spider for more details






    • Anonymous

      08 May 2020 15:53  

      I used the beast grab skip and (without doing anything other openeing the gate (killed no bosses) got the tonsil stone from the Little's girls window?.

      • 29 Mar 2020 04:49  

        I have 20 insight, level 45 have the moon out (killed the cleric beast, witch,vicar Amelia,Father Gasconie ). And I just got the Tosil Stone from the guy in Gasconies daughters window. Normally I get it near the poison cave in the forbidden woods. I wonder where else it pops up.

        • Anonymous

          23 Jan 2020 20:13  

          I got the stone from one of the windows after beating Rom. The young Yharnam girl window to be precise. So this entry seems to be mistaken.

          • Anonymous

            31 Jul 2019 06:32  

            on a recent play through have 40 insight, entered forbidden woods, but not beaten rom yet. tried gilberts window, the window in the woods, and the window in lower cathedral. am i bugged?

            • Anonymous

              13 May 2019 22:26  

              I can confirm you don't need to kill Vicar Amelia to get this. Simply entering the Forbidden Woods allowed NPC's to offer me the stone, even if I skipped Vicar Amelia through any method. I'm on the current patch and using a deathcam exploit to access Forbidden Woods early, the NPC that was SUPPOSED to give me my Flamesprayer, instead gave me this after lighting the first lantern in FW while Vicar Amelia is alive.

              • Anonymous

                03 Mar 2018 14:07  

                I discovered that you can receive the Tonsil Stone from every door in Yharnam with a red lantern after defeating Amelia.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Jul 2017 19:41  

                  I got one yesterday after killing rom (latecomer to the game it is really fun) there was an NPC that gave me the stone he was in one of the doors on the way to Vicar Amelia I think he was the one that was originally yelling CURSES when you knock.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Feb 2017 05:40  

                    Oh man, I have tonsil stones; they *****ing suck. Smell awful and big ones make me feel like I'm choking on something until I hack them up.

                    BB is triggering my throat anxiety, FROMSoft plz nerf.


                    • Anonymous

                      15 Nov 2016 04:12  

                      The skeptical man just gave me the tonsil stone after having killed vicar amelia, the witches of hemwick and entering the forbidden woods, all in that order.
                      Now i cant seem to get him to say anything else so i can't direct him to a safe place.

                      • Anonymous

                        Different location04 Oct 2016 18:38  

                        I have just entered the nightmare frontier and decided to go back to central Yharnam for some Blood Vials and this NPC is in the window where Gascoigne's daughter would have been. Why is this?

                        • Anonymous

                          Have Tonsil Stone but no Lecture building! HELP!12 Aug 2016 15:48  

                          I got the tonsil stone after killing vicar amelia but i go to the side of the cathedral and when the Amygdala grabs me it just frenzies me and put me back to the floor! HELP!

                          • level trigger?08 Jul 2016 08:16  

                            i just started but echos gliched my way to level 205, door in central yharnam after dropping down after first light and enemy on the main street gave me the tonsil stone

                            • Anonymous

                              Killing Patches prevents collecting the stone?05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                              In NG+ I forgot to pick up the stone before killing Rom and then Patches. Now when I go to the Forbidden Ws I get the talk option pop up but no dialogue starts and however many times I press X I don't get given the stone.

                              • Anonymous

                                Trigger05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                                I just spent about 45 mins confirming the trigger for tonsil stones being offered at the red lanterns. There may be other triggers and other ways to access the item. But I confirmed that any previously occupied red lantern door/window changed to patches as soon as i lit the forbidden forest lightpost.

                                • Anonymous

                                  got it from the skeptical man05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                                  This page says you cannot get it from the skeptical man and I just did. I haven't killed Rom yet, but I somehow exhausted his dialogue without telling him to go anywhere. Now he gave me the stone from his residence when I went to revisit

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Pointless05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                                    If you can access the Nightmare Frontier from the lecture building, why does is this item hold relevance or even exist?

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