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Quicksilver Bullets
Max No. Held 20
Max Stored 99
Usage Type Finite
QS Bullet Use QS Bullet Use -
Attribute Bonus
Strength - Skill - Bloodtinge - Arcane -
Attribute Requirement
Strength - Skill - Bloodtinge - Arcane -
Sold by the Messengers.
Drop from rifle-wielding Huntsmen.
Random loot.
Notes Special bullets used to hunt beasts.

Quicksilver Bullets are consumables in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

Special bullets used with hunter firearms.
Ordinary bullets have no effect on beasts, and so Quicksilver Bullets, fused with the wielder's own blood, must be employed.
The strength of Quicksilver Bullets depends greatly upon the wielder's bloodtinge.



Quicksilver Bullets are used for firearms, and Hunter Tools.

  • By pressing up on the d-pad, you can sacrifice health to create 5 Bullets.


Players can farm up to almost 30 bullets, per run, by doing the following method:

  1. Light the Hemwick Charnel Lane Lamp.
  2. Spawn at that specific Lamp.
  3. Run towards the forest populated by rifle-wielding Hunters.
  4. Kill the two dogs and the Huntsmen in your way, and go up the ramp.
    • Equip your strongest weapon as you must be able to kill the Huntsmen in a single strike, and weapons with sweeping attacks are recommended. Also, equip a Pistol and the Monocular.
    • In case players cannot kill the Huntsmen in a single strike, equip Molotov Cocktails, players can also use any Moon Runes they have to boost echoes from killing these hunters and so they can buy more Molotovs or even more Quicksilver Bullets should they lack need of such tools.
  5. Kill the Huntsman between two trees, on the left, then move to the next tree and stand between it and the tombstone on the left.
  6. There will be a Huntsman firing at you from your right who is completely surrounded by explosive urns.
  7. Use the Monocular to shoot at the right most urn, you will have to move to the side to get a line of sight on the urns (you may also just throw a Molotov and be done with it this way).
  8. As soon as the urns explode, hide as fast as possible between the tree and the tombstones nearest to you, as ALL the nearby Huntsman will investigate the explosion. Some dogs will also be attracted by the noise.
  9. Now, either flank and rush them with your weapon, or throw Molotovs at them.
  10. Once they all die collect their drops and repeat the process as deemed necessary.

Farming (cont.)[]

Another efficient method of collecting Quicksilver Bullets is to equip the Oedon Writhe Caryll Rune and perform as many visceral attacks as possible.


  • The Formless Oedon rune can increase the carry capacity of Quicksilver Bullets. The three best runes will, in total, add 12, allowing players to carry a whopping 32 Quicksilver Bullets.
  • The Oedon Writhe rune adds the ability to recover Quicksilver Bullets by performing Visceral Attacks to enemies.
  • The Bloodborne community frequently refers to bullets created by pressing "up" on the d-pad, as "Blood Bullets", seeing as how one must sacrifice their own health and the extra number is red.
    • It is not possible to kill yourself by sacrificing your health for bullets. If you do not have enough health to create the bullets, you'll perform the "searching for item" gesture like you do when you try to heal without vials.
  • During a co-op, both the summoner and cooperators can collect both Quicksilver Bullets and Blood Vials from enemies who drop them.


  • "Quicksilver" is another word for the element Mercury.
  • The icon of this item resembles a bullet of silvery viscous metal, with the bloodied mark of a fingerprint, likely in reference to how hunters must mix them with their own blood.
  • In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Spirit Emblems are the mechanical successor to Quicksilver Bullets, as they fuel the use of Prosthetic Tools and certain skills used by the main character.
    • There is even an item that can be found, the Ceremonial Tanto, which allows one to sacrifice health for 5 red Spirit Emblems, which are on top of your already existing regular Emblems.
  • according to its shape and size, it is a full-sized cartrige - it has a case and, since it has a tiny hole near the liner, it is pinfire or rimfire type.
  • In real life folklore, silver bullets are considered especially effective against werewolves.