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Bloodborne guide: how to get Insight

Bloodborne introduces a new currency called Insight. What is it, what can you do with it, and most importantly, how can you get a lot of it?


Bloodborne guide: how to get Insight

Bloodborne's Insight is much less mysterious than Dark Souls' Humanity or Demon's Souls' World Tendency. It acts as a gating device:

It is believed that various other events are also tied to your Insight, although at present we don't have a comprehensive list.

So that's Insight - a second currency. What do you do with it?

What is Insight for?

You may want to spend Insight in various ways through the game, as well as needing it for the concepts above.

Insight cannot be lost through death.

Earning Insight

You can have up to 99 Insight. Insight is earned in the following ways:

Of these, only three represent infinitely exploitable resources. So if you want to farm Insight, you can try the following:

  • Madman's Knowledge items can be purchased from the Bath Messenger, so you can just farm Blood Echoes and buy them up.
  • You can be summoned to participate in co-op battles as often as you like.
  • You can invade another player's world as often as you like.

To participate in co-op as a guest rather than a host, you need the Small Resonant Bell. It can be purchased from the Insight Bath Messenger Shop in Hunter's Dream.

Lore-wise, Insight makes a great deal of sense. It represents the player's deepening understanding of the nightmarish conditions of Yharnam. Possibly that means slipping further into madness?

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