Weapons are great but armor is what keeps you alive to fight another day. Your starter armor is only going to get you so far and new armor is hidden throughout the game. This guide will help you find all the armor as you go through the nightmarish lands.
Bloodborne Armor Location GuideYour start armor is okay but the Hunter Gear is what you should shoot for first.
First you will have to get past the Graveyard section of Central Yharnam, where the big dude is beating on the door. Once you go up the stairs you can either fight some werewolves or go down the stairs on the other side. Take the stairs on the other side and bust through the crates on the left once you are down the steps. You can see a ledge that you can drop down to. Drop down to it and then drop down again and again until you reach area below with new enemies, DO NOT drop all the way down to the Rats yet. Clear out all the enemies up top before you take the ladder in the middle down to the Rats.
After you take down all the enemies up top, go down below and deal with the Rats. They don’t have much HP but they hit hard. Follow the water all the way to the edge on on your left you will see an item you can loot, this is your armor. The whole set will be a huge upgrade from your old set and you will be able to take on new enemies with it on.
You can get the Top Hat outside of the Oeden Chapel. Take the door that leads to the Graveyard and kill the two enemies roaming the area. You can see the loot near a tree, behind some tombstones. You will get another set of Hunter Armor and a Top Hat. Once you get the hat run away because some purple energy circle comes at you, not sure what it does.
Black Church Gear
I think this might be used for something later in the game.
Go to the Cathedral way point and take that to the Hunter Chief Emblem area. If you haven’t been there yet, go through the Graveyard and up the stairs past the giant enemy with the Axe to get to it. Once you are inside take the left path and deal with any enemies you come across. Keep going until you hit the street with doors and windows to interact with. On this street you can find the Black Church Gear, it is across from a door you can interact with.
Father Gascoigne Gear
When you have 10 Insight in the Hunter’s Dream a new shop will open up outside the house. There you can buy Father Gascoigne’s armor for Insight and it has decent arcane resistance. Remember if you have less then 10 Insight the shop will not be accessible so try to keep it higher than 10.
I am updating this as I go so check back soon for more gear!
White Church Gear
This armor is found in the Forbidden Forest. Once you get to the village in the Forbidden Forest, you will see a bunch of dog cages and a few dogs. Near the dog cages you should see a building that goes up higher than the rest of the buildings in that area. go around that until you find a ladder and up top you can find the Armor, beware of the flock of crows up top! The building is also near the large gate you can close in the village.
Yahar’ Gukl Black Garb
You need to do this before the Red Moon comes into play. Go to the Hypogean Gaol way point and exit the church. Take the right path down to the carriage. You will have to kill a Pig and a few other enemies to get there. The carriage has the armor on it. In order to get to the Hypogean Gaol you need to be captured by the Bloody Sack enemy near where you get the White Church Armor in the Forbidden Forest.
I think this might be used later for something. You can find this in the chest, in the Manor at Byrgenweth. You will have to fight a hunter in order to gain access to the chest.
Bone Ash Armor
Killing the hunter in the Manor at Byrgenweth will unlock this set in the Insight shop in the Hunter’s Dream.