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Fading Lake

Fading 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 fire defense.


  • It should be mostly used when players know they will be facing against enemies that deal pure Fire damage, especially on high damage bosses in the Chalice Dungeons. Otherwise, it is not at all that useful, and should be swapped with something else.
    • It is, however, extremely useful against Laurence.


  • Fading 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", "Arcane 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.