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Arcane Lake

Arcane Lake is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

A secret symbol left by Caryll, runesmith of Byrgenwerth.
This transcription of the Great Ones' inhuman voices ripples like a watery reflection. This rune means "Lake," and those branded by it enjoy augmented defense.
Great volumes of water serve as a bulwark guarding sleep, and an augur of the eldritch Truth.
Overcome this hindrance and seek what is yours.


One of the "Lake" runes. Increases arcane defense.

  • Arcane Lake (1): Arcane DMG reduction +5%:
  • Arcane Lake (2): Arcane DMG reduction +7%:
    • Byrgenwerth: In the stairs where players must go through with the two enemies that drop down from a platform.
  • Arcane Lake (3): Arcane DMG reduction +10%:



  • Arcane Lake is one of the five "Lake" type runes. They all have almost the same description and the exact same symbol. The other four are "Lake", "Fading Lake", "Dissipating Lake", and "Great Lake".
  • The symbol of the "Lake" type runes depicts a horizontal line with multiple vertical lines going below it, with three lines that appear to have the almost the same size above as they do below. This appears to imply "reflection", but one that is selective. Perhaps the other lines cannot be seen normally. This makes sense as the concept of lake as a reflection that hides things yet shows other is present in Byrgenwerth upon entering Rom's arena. There are things lying deeper than meets the eye.