A centipede-like creature discovered on successful hunts by League hunters.

Vermin, found hidden within filth, are only seen by League confederates, and are the root of man's impurity. The League has assumed the task of finding and crushing all vermin.

Perhaps there is some mercy in the madness. Those who wish to see vermin can, and those who choose to are provided with boundless purpose.

Vermin is a Consumable Item in Bloodborne. It was added with Patch 1.07.


Vermin Usage

  • Crush this item to obtain +1 rank in the covenant The League
  • Can be sold for 300 Blood Echoes



  • Obtained by completing a successful co-op session as a phantom whilst wearing the Impurity rune.
  • Additionally if you are not a member of the league, but complete a co-op session with another phantom who is, you may receive one.
  • You may also obtain Vermin for completing Chalice Dungeon objectives as a phantom whilst wearing the rune.
  • Some Old Hunters in the Hunter's Nightmare can drop Vermin. Those hunters do not respawn, so a total of 3 vermin can be obtained this way.
  • One Vermin can be obtained by slaying Ludwig with Valtr summoned, provided Valtr survives.
  • Another Vermin can be obtained in the same way by having Valtr survive the fight with Laurence.



  • Successful co-op session meaning being summoned as a Confederate. The host does not get one vermin after co-op session, you must be the Phantom.
  • There is currently a bug that will only count as +1 to the covenant, if you were to consume multiples of this item at once.
  • Was able to obtain Vermin in the first level of the first Pthumerian Chalice Dungeon, without wearing any runes. It was dropped by an enemy during a co-op session.
  • Seems like being summoned and defeating a boss with a Confederate still gives Vermin even with no Impurity equipped.
  • Despite Old Hunter Yamamura being a summonable Confederate for the fight with Living Failures you do not get a Vermin for successfully completing the fight with him. Could be a possible bug.
  • Relevant lore theories exist under The Mysteries of Cainhurst Garb & Architecture.





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    • Anonymous

      25 Dec 2018 10:21  

      Not sure why, but I got one after fighting Father Gascoigne. First playthrough, no coop, came to the wiki page to see what this was. Weird.

      • Anonymous

        18 Mar 2018 01:58  

        I haven't gotten any vermin since i started ng+. I already joined the league but haven't gotten a single one

        • Anonymous

          20 Jan 2018 08:31  

          How could one collect these without getting the DLC or PS+? If that's not possible, then do they at least carry over to NG+ if you haven't used them?

          • Anonymous

            16 Dec 2017 15:33  

            Does your ranking on the league carry over to a new character? Wanna make a new character but got 300+ crushed.

            • Anonymous

              29 Nov 2017 11:42  

              The vermin looks a lot like the Tingler from the old B movie with kind of the same background.

              I wonder if it's connected?

              • Anonymous

                21 Jul 2017 04:27  

                it says that you cannot get a vermin if you are the host, but i received one after summoning someone and defeating martyr logarius

                • Anonymous

                  31 Dec 2016 08:12  

                  I was able to receive a Vermin from the non-respawning hunters in the Hunter's Nightmare while I was in the Hunter of Hunters covenant.

                  • Anonymous

                    Seems like a bug...18 Jul 2016 17:46  

                    I didn't see it mentioned so I thought I'd give a heads up. After consuming my first 10 Vermin, individually but without Impurity equipped, there was no change in either Valtr's dialogue or my covenant standing. However, after applying the Impurity rune before consuming each Vermin my covenant standing progressed.

                    • Anonymous

                      Vermin received without covenant05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                      Just adding to Primera's part of the post saying that I also got a vermin from being summoned to a co-op session with a League member in it (not the host) without having any covenant runes.

                      • Anonymous

                        Consumed 1 vermin in Old Yarnham but ...05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                        I did not move up in rank after consuming it. Do you have to be in Hunters Dream or The Forbidden Woods when you consume it? I have consumed vermin in both of those places and then my rank went up. It seems dumb, but apparently where you are when you consume it affects whether or not it works.

                        • Anonymous

                          Morgellons05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                          It just occurred to me today, based on the description, this entire arc with Valtr may be partly inspired by Morgellons...The way this game takes jabs at the frailty of the human psyche, and the insidious power of suggestion & belief, is just wonderful.

                          • Anonymous

                            Vermin might be farmable?05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                            I just got one as a drop from one of the NPC hunters in the DLC. It was the guy right near where you get the beast cutter weapon. I dunno if this is a regular thing or if I just got extremely lucky. I haven't even spoken to the covenant leader guy yet, let alone joined his covenant.

                            • Anonymous

                              Bug already?05 Jul 2016 14:48  

                              So how exactly are you supposed to get these? I co-op'd Ebrietas with the menis scholar dude, with the rune equipped, with the both of us surviving but she didn't drop a vermin nor did one magically appear in my inventory not even after quitting and reloading. Which is fun because Ebrietas was the last boss I left because I did a 100% ish run before the dlc comes out. I ain't gonna play the game once again till tuesday. F*cking spectacular.

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