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Empty Phantasm Shell
Empty Phantasm Shell
Max No. Held 1
Max Stored 99
Usage Type Unlimited Use
QS Bullet Use QS Bullet Use 3
Attribute Bonus
Strength - Skill - Bloodtinge - Arcane -
Attribute Requirement
Strength - Skill - Bloodtinge - Arcane 15

The Empty Phantasm Shell is a Hunter Tool in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

Empty invertebrate shell that is said to be a familiar of a Great One. The Healing Church has discovered a great variety of invertebrates, or phantasms, as they are called.
Shells with slime still harbour arcane power, and can be rubbed on weapons to imbue them with their strength.


  • Byrgenwerth:
    • Go inside the building, climb the stairs, climb the ladder, and at the very top, there is a chest. The item lies within it.


Casting it acts as a buff to imbue a non-infused weapon with 80 Arcane damage for 3 Quicksilver Bullets, lasting for a minute.


  • Particularly useful against Pthumerian opponents, since they are weak to Arcane damage.
  • This is the only Hunter Tool that provides a set amount of bonus damage without any sort of scaling.
  • It is functionally identical to Fire and Bolt Paper, though it costing much less to use, yet at the same time draining an important resource.


  • The buffed weapon will emanate a pale blue light that will emit a strange ringing sound.
  • Despite being called a shell, it seems as if it were sort of cocoon or exoskeleton that housed a larva. The shape of it seems to most likely imply that this being became a butterfly.
  • The appendages draped across the Madman Garb resemble this shell.



Bloodborne - Empty Phantasm Shell Location Guide