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Old Hunter Bone
Old Hunter Bone
Max No. Held 1
Max Stored 99
Usage Type Unlimited Use
QS Bullet Use QS Bullet Use 4
Attribute Bonus
Strength - Skill - Bloodtinge - Arcane S
Attribute Requirement
Strength - Skill - Bloodtinge - Arcane 15
Abandoned Old Workshop

The Old Hunter Bone is a Hunter Tool in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

The bone of an old hunter whose name is lost.
It is said that he was an apprentice to old Gehrman, and a practitioner of the art of Quickening, a technique particular to the first hunters.
It is appropriate that hunters, carriers of the torch who are sustained by the dream, would tease an old art from his remains.



This Hunter Tool is one devoted to versatility in combat, both as a defensive and offensive option, since it effectively increases both the distance of dashes and rolls, and reduces the recovery between dodges. It also has the added effect of making users briefly vanish in smoke before reappearing at the end of the dodge.

These traits allows those who use it to be much more aggressive during one-on-one combat, and better survivability when outnumbered, by reducing the time that they are exposed to enemies, both visually and in "invincibility frames".



  • The reason why Gehrman and Maria don't use this hunter tool is that, as the first hunters, they are practitioners of the Art of Quickening. After all, the only reason why the player character can even perform this ancient art is by carrying the bone of one who knew how to do it.
  • The Simpleton's Ring in Dark Souls 2 likely inspired both the Old Hunter Bone and the Art of Quickening.
  • It is a widely accepted theory that the Old Hunter Bone is in fact a bone of Lady Maria.
    • The gravestone where this item is placed is the same one The Doll is seen praying to once in the Hunter's Dream.
    • The gravestone where it is located is also the gravestone the teleports the Hunter to the Hunter's Nightmare in The Old Hunters DLC from the Hunter's Dream.
    • The original Japanese text says "その狩人" meaning "that hunter" without a gender-specific pronoun. So it could be that translators made a mistake, and that the bone is referring to Maria as the "apprentice of old Gehrman".
  • In the early version of bloodborne, the "Old Hunter Bone" was going to be originally called "Double Accelerator".
    • It functions identically to the retail version, but has a red particle effect when used and makes no sound.


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gifs/images taken of the early version Old Hunter Bone are taken by Meph, here's a link to her wiki [1]