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Great Lake

Great Lake is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

A Caryll rune that transcribes inhuman sounds.
This transcription of the Great Ones' inhuman voice ripples like a watery reflection. This rune means "Lake," and those who memorize it enjoy general reduced damage.
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 all defense types.


  • This is indeed a very useful and quite versatile Lake type rune, perhaps as useful as the original Lake rune itself. The fact that it can block all damage sources makes it very tempting, especially since there are no runes in the game that can decrease Bloodtinge damage taken.


  • Great 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", "Fading Lake", and "Dissipating 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.
  • Just the like the Great Deep Sea rune, the Great Lake rune increases all the resistances that are affected by all other lake runes.