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Orphanage Key
Orphanage Key
Upper Cathedral Ward

The Orphanage Key is a key item in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

Key to the Orphanage, birthplace of the Choir.
The Orphanage, shadowed by the Grand Cathedral, was a place of scholarship and experimentation, where young orphans became potent unseen thinkers for the Healing Church.
The Choir, that would later split from the Healing Church, was a creation of the Orphanage.



The Orphanage Key opens up a shortcut from the Lamp, into the building, and unlocks a path to the Lumenflower Gardens.


  • The area it unlocks is entirely optional, as is all of the Upper Cathedral Ward.
  • Instead of going down and around the whole building to kill the Brainsucker that holds the key, players can use the Beast Cutter's transformed state's backstep strong attack to aggro it and make it get close to the door. When it is close to the door, players can just attack it and kill it from the other side.


  • The key seems weathered from being poorly kept. This makes sense, as it is being held by a Brainsucker, who likely never realized it had it to begin with.