Code Vein Blood Codes Guide

In Code Vein, your character will have their own “Blood Code”; this represents their character class. A very interesting feature of Code Vein is that instead of having the traditional character class mechanics, players are free to level up different Blood Codes at the same time. We have explained this unique character class system in this Code Vein Blood Codes guide below.

Code Vein Blood Codes

You will start the game with three Blood Codes available: Fighter, Ranger, and Caster. More Blood Codes will be unlocked as you progress in the game and in this guide we will show you how.

You can switch around your Blood Codes any time you want, enabling you to strategize in real-time. The actions of your character, their stats, available gifts and the ability to wield different weapons will depend on these Blood Codes. This opens up the door for a crazy number of unique builds in Code Vein.

Every Blood Code possesses multiple Gifts which provide useful effects. Code Vein also allows you to equip any passive and/or active gift you want, depending upon your playstyle.

Most of the Blood Codes currently available in the game can be obtained by just progressing through the story. However, there are some codes which may be found by exploring certain locations.

Another thing to note is that as you acquire Vestige items in the map, you can travel back to Home Base and give them to Io. Once you give them to her, she will upgrade the codes you have, or even let you acquire some special new codes.

Now that you know what the Blood Codes actually are, let’s talk about each individual Blood Code and its benefits.

Fighter

Fighter is one of the three Blood Codes which are available at the start of the game. The main focus of this code is raw strength and melee power. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Adrenaline: For a short period of time, attack power is boosted.
  • Increased Health: The health pool of the revenant is made larger.
  • More Efficient Stamina Usage: Stamina usage is noticeably decreased.
  • Blood Guard: For a short period of time, a shield of blood resistance is created for you and your teammates.

Caster

Caster is one of the three Blood Codes which are available at the start of the game. The main focus of this code is ranged attacks. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Blazing Roar: A blazing flame is shot at the target.
  • Bloodshot: A big projectile, made from the power of blood, is shot out.
  • Increased Damage Rate: The damage rate of weapon attacks is boosted.
  • Dark Impulse: While focused, the potency of the effects of dark gifts is boosted.

Ranger

Ranger is one of the three Blood Codes which are available at the start of the game. The main focus of this code is to make the entire team more powerful, as a whole, and research the environment. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Sonic Arrow: Using ichor, a projectile is shot out from afar.
  • Increased Stamina: The maximum stamina limit is increased.
  • Spoils Spotter: Points out any obtainable items which you missed.
  • Less Stamina with Guard: Guarding an attack decreases the stamina used up, while focused.
  • Shifting Hollow: You are able to dash forward, in the form of a mist, due to this unique evasion skill.
  • Venom Mark: For a short period of time, the venom effect is applied to the weapon you are wielding.

Berserker

The main focus of the Berserker Blood Code is to increase strength and endurance. It is unlocked after you defeat Oliver Collins. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Increased Balance: The balance rate is boosted.
  • Royal Heart: Stagger resistance is boosted temporarily.
  • Blow of Madness: The power of your next attack is boosted.
  • Precision: Chance to stagger an enemy is boosted temporarily.
  • Iron Will: For a short period of time, the effect of all incoming damage is decreased.
  • Dragon Lunge: You are able to dash forward with a Two-Handed Sword/Hammer, and then perform a strong overhead attack.

Prometheus

The main focus of the Prometheus Blood Code is to dish out very powerful attacks. Prometheus is unlocked upon visiting Home Base for the first time after interacting with Louis. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Fire Storm: A group of burning projectiles is shot out.
  • Increased Focus: The amount of focus granted by dodged attacks is boosted.
  • Warding Mark: For a short period of time, your weapon is imbued with the inhibiting effect.
  • Blade Dance: For a short period of time, for every hit you land on an enemy, attack power is boosted.
  • Flame Weapon: For a short period of time, fire damage is added to you and your teammate’s weapon.
  • Phantom Assault: You are able to do a jump slash with a One-handed sword/Bayonet/Halberd, while in the form of mist.

Thoth

The main focus of the Thoth Blood Code is to deal a large amount of damage in a short span of time. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Frost Spike: A frozen ice projectile is shot out.
  • Floating Light: A ball of light appears at your feet.
  • Heroic Fang: Damage inflicted by Charged Drains is boosted.
  • Revenant’s Greed: Enemies have a higher chance to drop loot.
  • Stun Removal: Any effect of stun on you or your partner is removed.
  • Increased Strength: Strength is boosted by a considerable amount.
  • Focused Carnage: While focused, focus consumption is decreased.
  • Steady Bulwark: For a short period of time, weapon defense (against physical attacks) is boosted.
  • Swallow Cutter: Your Two-handed Sword/Hammer performs an insanely quick and powerful attack.
  • Bloody Impact: Releases condensed ichor. This creates a shockwave, which pushes away enemies.

Aset

The main focus of Aset Blood Code is powerful ranged attacks. The abilities of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Plasma Roar – The target is hit with a surge of electricity.
  • Blast Bolt: A group of projectiles, imbued with electricity, is shot out.
  • Fourfold Verdict: The target is battered by a barrage of lightning bolts.
  • Indra’s Coil: Three strong bolts of lightning are summoned at the target.
  • Draconic Stake: A large stake is made out of your blood, which pierces the opponent.
  • Shadow Leap: A shockwave is released around you, then you are immediately teleported backward.
  • Vow of Ichor: Maximum amount of Ichor which can be held is increased, at the cost of a decreased health pool.

Hunter

The Hunter offers great depth from range attacks. The gifts of this Blood Code are as follows:

  • Ranged Impact: For a short time, increases the attack power of shots fired from weapons.
  • Active IFF: Enemies who are within a specific range of you will show up on your radar.
  • Binding Mark: For a short time, applies the slow effect to equipped weapons.
  • Flame Spike: Fires a blazing flame projectile at your target.
  • Ichor Strikes: Ichor cost of weapon attacks while focused is reduced.
  • Dexterity Up: Increases dexterity.
  • Blood Sacrifice: Ichor is obtained by spending your own HP.
  • Hunting Feast: For a short time, the drain rating of your weapon attacks is increased.

Artemis

The Artemis code is owned by Mia Karnstein, and this Blood code provides boosts for attack and stamina. It is obtained by talking to Mia after activating the Cathedral of the Sacred Blood entrance Mistle. It has the following gifts.

  • Focused Gift Speed: While you’re attentive, your gifts will go faster.
  • Fusillade Rondo Skill: Send a torrent of homing bullets your way. The Bayonet is used to accomplish an attacking skill.
  • Shock Web: Manipulates Ichor to set up a low-power trap at your feet that will stun any attackers.
  • Ice Armor: For a short time, it increases ice resistance by forming a barrier around you and your buddy.
  • Dexterity/Willpower Up: Increases Dexterity and Willpower.
  • Bloodsucking Blades: For a short time, raises your and your partner’s weapon attack drain rating
  • Freezing Roar: A projectile of frozen ice is launched towards the target.
  • Guard of Honor: Creates a swarm of ice pillars that relentlessly attack the victim.
  • Bayonet Mastery: When armed with a bayonet, it increases strike power.
  • Blood Grab: Dodging opponent assaults depletes their Ichor to the extent that your weapon’s drain rating allows.

Assassin

The Assassin Blood code is owned by Riki, and it provides boosts that are good for melee combat. It also boosts surprise attacks. It can be obtained by going to the Howling pit.

  • Nightstalker
  • Shadow Assault: Make a quick short-range charge. A one-handed sword/Halberd/Bayonet-based attack.
  • Sharpened Fangs: Increases the amount of damage inflicted by your special drain following a parry or back strike.
  • Numbing Mark: The stun effect is applied to your current weapon for a small period of time.
  • Overdrive: For a short time, enhances the attack of both you and your buddy. When you take damage, the effect expires.
  • Stun Trap: Ichor is strewn throughout the area, creating a trap that stuns attackers.
  • Concentration: Reduces stamina consumption for a brief period of time. When you take damage, the effect expires.
  • Merciless Reaper: For your next strike, ignore part of the enemy’s physical and weapon defenses.

Atlas

The Atlas Blood codes will allow you to utilize heavy armor, great for close range combat. This Blood code is owned by Yakumo and can be obtained by activating the first Mistle in the Hollow Pit. It has the following gifts.

  • Resilient Focus: Receiving damage increases the amount of focus obtained.
  • Tormenting Blast: Strike twice with a leap forward.
  • Guard Drain Rating Up: When you defend an enemy’s strike, your drain rating rises.
  • Foulblood Barrier: Creates a one-time-use barrier that drastically decreases damage to you and your companion.
  • Dogged Fighter: For a short time, it increases resilience to opponent assaults that cause stagger.
  • Flashing Fang: Increases the power of the next attack.
  • Strength Vitality Up: Increases strength and Vitality.
  • Guard Reversal: For a short time, after protecting, you can deflect blows and stagger your opponents.
  • Impact Wave: For a short time, adds a shockwave effect to striking attacks for a brief period, doing extra damage.
  • Two-Handed Sword Mastery: When using a two-handed sword, the attack power increases.
  • Firm Stand: When your HP reaches a specific level, you will lose 1 HP if you take a fatal injury.

Dark Knight

The Dark Knight Blood code is owned by Miguel Garcia, and it provides high strength and endurance boosts. It can be obtained by defeating the Ashen Cavern Boss.

  • Halberd Mastery: When equipped with a halberd, it increases attack power.
  • Blood Spike: Fires a penetrating ichor missile at your target.
  • Blood Weapon: Blood damage is added to your and your partner’s current weapons for a brief duration.
  • Somatic Zeal: Increases strength and dexterity for a brief period of time.
  • Flame Protection: Creates a fire-resistant barrier around you and your partner for a limited duration.
  • Chariot Rush: As a mist, dash ahead and unleash a combination. With a halberd, it is executed as an offensive skill.

Demeter

Demeter Blood code provides high Ichor, which will do high strength damage and is good for support. It is owned by Karin and provides the following gifts.

  • Disremember: All gifts that need time to utilize can be utilized right away.
  • Mind / Fortitude Up: Mind and fortitude increase.
  • Auto Heal: Restorative Offering will trigger immediately if your partner suffers critical damage if you consume HP ahead of time.
  • Prismatic Veil: Increases weapon protection against elemental assaults for a limited duration.

Eos

Eos blood code has gifts perfect for support. It is owned by Io and is unlocked when you defeat Successor of Ribcage. It has the following gifts.

  • Sympathetic Boon: Consumes a significant portion of your own HP in order to restore a significant portion of your partner’s HP.
  • Mind/Vitality Up: Increases mind and Vitality.
  • Antibody Generation: Increases resistance to all debuffs for a brief duration.
  • Elemental Wall: Increases your and your partner’s resistance to all elements for a brief period.
  • Bridge to Glory: For a short time, it boosts attack power.
  • Regenerator: Increases the amount of HP you and your companion are restored by regeneration.
  • Panacea’s Essence: All debuffs are removed from you and your companion, or they are blocked if used before being affected.
  • Ablative Blood: Causes damage taken to be considerably decreased for a brief time at the cost of Ichor.

 

Fionn

Fionn Blood Code provides really high endurance. It is owned by Nicola Karnstein and can be obtained by collecting Fionn Vestiges from different locations. It has the following gifts.

  • Perseverance Up: Increases fortitude.
  • Focused Guard: While concentrated, increases weapon protection against physical strikes.
  • Hammer Mastery: When equipped with a hammer, increases attack power.
  • Ice Barrage: Fires a barrage of ice missiles against opponents across a large area.
  • Frost Weapon: Adds ice damage to your and your partner’s current weapons for a limited duration.
  • Red Shoes: When you run out of stamina, you can utilize HP to conduct activities.
  • Crushing Might: Makes it easier to break an opponent’s guard for a brief period of time.
  • Grave Knocker: Make a shockwave by slamming your foot onto the ground.

Hades

Hades Blood Codes has high strength and dexterity, which results in high attack power. It is owned by Gregorio Silva and unlocks by defeating the final boss. It has the following gifts.

  • Regenerative Drain: Drain attacks are used to recover HP.
  • Argent Wolf Cross: A cross-shaped blood blade is fired at the target.
  • Execution: Creates a massive sword that descends on the enemy like a guillotine.
  • Survival Instinct: When your HP is below a specific level, it boosts your gift powers, weapon and drains attack power.

Harmonia

Harmonia Blood Code provides dark gifts. It is owned by Eva Roux and can be obtained by defeating Successor of Throat and the restore all Harmonia vestiges. It has the following gifts.

  • Gift Prowess: Increases gift speed for you and your companion for a limited time.
  • Max Ichor Boost: The maximum amount of Ichor that may be kept is increased.
  • Mind / Willpower Up: Increases mind and Willpower.
  • Supernatural Blood: When you run out of Ichor, you can utilize gifts by sacrificing HP.
  • Volatile Storm: Creates sand blades that converge on and burst on the target.
  • Sand Edge: Creates a blade of high-pressured sand that pushes enemies away from the ground.

Ishtar

Ishtar provides gifts that help both attack and defense. It is owned by Cruz Silva and can be unlocked by beating the Queen’s knight. It has the following gifts.

  • Goddess’s Smile: When you enter a concentrated state, your HP is restored.
  • Light Impulse: While you’re concentrated, the influence of light gifts is amplified.
  • Mind Up: Increases mind
  • Deliverance: When an ally gets fatal damage, their HP is lowered to 1, and the leftover damage is passed on to you.

Astrea

Astrea Blood code is an alternate blood code for Mia. It features stability and balances gifts. It is unlocked as part of the deluxe edition/season DLC. It has the following gifts.

  • Guardian Aid: For a limited period, sacrifices HP to heal your companion and boosts defense.
  • Torchbearer : When your companion reaches 0 HP, it restores your regeneration power and disperses.
  • Lightning Spike: Fires an electrical missile at your target.
  • Gift Extension: Extends the impacts of gifts performed by you and your companion for a limited period.

Harbinger

This Blood Code has high power and unique gifts. It is a pre-order bonus and has the following ability.

  • Desperate Burst: It does a lot of damage to the environment around you, but it also puts you in danger.

Queenslayer

The Queenslayer Blood Code provides high endurance and HP. It is unlocked by defeating Queen’s Knight in Memories of Player.

  • Drain Boost: While you’re focused, all drain ratings go up.
  • Frenzied Fire: Fires a shot that reduces the attention gauge of the enemy.
  • Final Journey: It restores all of your HP and boosts your gifts right away, but it also kills you within a short period of time.
  • Cleansing Light: A part of the damage you incur will be slowly healed for a brief period.
  • Circulating Pulse: Send a flurry of blows your way. One-Handed Sword/Halberd/Bayonet is used to accomplish this offensive skill.

Survivor

The Survivor Blood code provides dexterity gifts and is owned by Carmilla. It can be obtained from Ashen Caverns. It has the following gifts.

  • Leak Resistance: Increases leak resistance.
  • Vitality Up: Increases one level of Vitality.
  • Life Steal: When you defeat an enemy, your HP is restored.
  • Valiant Heart: Enhances kinetic vision and reflexes, lowering the cost of dodging in terms of stamina.
  • Guard Stability: Reduces the cost of protecting stamina for a limited period.

Queen’s Ribcage

Queen’s Ribcage provides great ranged gifts. This Blood code can be obtained by defeating the Successor of Ribcage and then not restoring her memories. It has the following gifts.

  • Dusk Edge: Ichor is used to generate a blood sword that is swung in an arc across opponents.
  • Elder Contract: Makes a blood pillar erupt under your target.
  • Ichorous Ice: Condenses Ichor and transforms it into ice shards that attack the enemy.
  • Vodnik Mass: Tosses concentrated blood towards adversaries to annihilate them.
  • Twilight: A broad laser is fired, piercing anything in front of you.

Queen’s Breath

The Blood Code provides stat enhancement gifts. It is unlocked by defeating Successor of the breath and then not restoring the memories of Nicola. It has the following gifts.

  • Cloak of Winter: With an arctic snowstorm, everything in the area is frozen.
  • Legion Punisher: Make your weapon spin by throwing it. An offensive skill involving the use of a two-handed Sword/Hammer.
  • Aurora Flash: Create a freezing sword with Ichor and swing it in an arc across enemies in front of you.
  • Revenant’s Ambition: This allows you to use more powerful weapons and wear blood veils.
  • Juggernaut: Increases balance and attack resistance while decreasing mobility and elemental resistance.

Queen’s Throat

This Blood Code is one of the most impressive ones, which provides combat and supporting gifts. It can be obtained by defeating the Successor of the Throat and then not restoring the memories. It has the following gifts.

  • Dark Shout: Increases the effectiveness of dark gifts for the following assault by a significant amount.
  • Arm of Set: Creates a sand arm at the target’s feet, crushing the enemies cruelly.
  • Sands of Depravity: Creates a massive sandstorm in the vicinity of your target.
  • Ichor reduction: While you are concentrated, your Ichor intake is reduced.

Queen

Queen Blood Code provides high Ichor, which will help you take control over enemies. To obtain this, defeat the final boss and get the good ending. You also need to restore memories of Io and all four successors.

  • Chaotic Ash: Fires an ichor-depleting missile at the target.
  • Willpower Up: Willpower increases.
  • Rage of Perkunas: To deliver a big shock, it will fine-tune your blood flow.
  • Baba Yaga’s Gaze: To unleash a strong cold, it will fine-tune your blood flow.
  • Walpurgis Fire: To create a strong flame, it will fine-tune your blood flow.
  • Purging Thorn: The target is pierced by a gigantic thorn in the air.

Surt

The Surt Blood Code provides high stamina and strength, but your health bar gets low. This blood code is part of the latest DLC. It has the following gifts.

  • Savage Dive: Launch an attack from the skies and annihilate your foes. With a one-handed sword/halberd, an attacking skill is done.
  • Homing Hellfire: The victim is pursued by a terrifying whirlwind of flames.
  • Dancing Fireblade: A scorching blade appears and swirls around your body.

Hephaestus

This blood code has gifts that affect weapons with dexterity. It is owned by Rin Murasami and can be obtained after entering Crypt Spire. It has the following gifts.

  • Avarice: The quantity of HP that may be regained via regeneration is increased.
  • Vanishing Hollow: Transform into mist to avoid assaults.
  • Inhibit Resistance: Increases inhibit resistance.
  • Countermeasure: Dodging opponent strikes creates projectiles that strike the adversary for a brief period.
  • Inhibit Removal: Inhibit cures both you and your spouse. Before becoming afflicted, use to prevent the effect.
  • Evasive Snare: Dodging opponent strikes creates projectiles that strike the adversary at the expense of Ichor.
  • Dancing Blaze: A ricocheting bullet is fired.
  • Pioneer’s Guidance: Makes mastering Gifts a lot simpler.
  • Swift Destruction: Damage is increased in proportion to your mobility.
  • Flames of Rage: Uses Ichor to set up a trap at your feet that immolates attackers.

Isis

Isis blood code provides ranged gifts and is owned by Aurora Valentino. It can be unlocked by defeating the Ribcage Successor and then restoring Isis vestiges. It has the following gifts.

  • Vow of Ichor: Increases the quantity of Ichor that may be retained by lowering maximum HP.
  • Plasma Roar: Produces a burst of electricity that is directed towards the target.
  • Blast Bolt: Creates and launches an electric-infused string of missiles at your target.
  • Draconic Stake: Your blood is transformed into a massive stake that pierces the target.
  • Indra’s Coil: At the feet of your victim, three deadly lightning bolts are fired.
  • Fourfold Verdict: Fires a volley of lightning rounds at the target in an unceasing bombardment.
  • Shadow Leap: Creates a shockwave around you, then takes you backward.

Survivor

The Survivor Blood code provides dexterity gifts. It is owned by Camilla and can be obtained by going to Ashen Caverns. It has the following gifts.

  • Leak Resistance: Increases leak resistance.
  • Vitality Up: Increases one level of Vitality.
  • Life Steal: When you defeat an enemy, your HP is restored.
  • Valiant Heart: Enhances kinetic vision and reflexes, lowering the cost of dodging in terms of stamina.
  • Guard Stability: Reduces the cost of protecting stamina for a limited period.
  • Leak Removal: It stops you and your partner from leaking. If administered before becoming affected, it can prevent the effect.
  • Treasure Tracker: Uncollected goods within a specific range will show up on your radar.

Warrior

The Warrior Blood Code provides gifts for fighting and focuses on strength. It is located at Crypt Spire. It has the following gifts.

  • Health Stimulant: Increases maximum HP.
  • Improved Regeneration: The quantity of HP that may be regained via regeneration is increased.
  • Feral Tenacity: If you sustain a fatal injury after your HP reaches a certain level, you will lose 1 HP.
  • Perfect Balance: For a single stroke, resistance is considerably boosted.

Vali

The Vali Blood Code is owned by Lord of Thunder, and you need to have the ‘Lord of Thunder’ DLC in order to get this Blood Code. It provides the following gifts.

  • Thunderbolt Impact: Ascend from the earth before exploding in a bolt of lightning.
  • Lightning Charge: Approach adversaries at breakneck speed and smack them with a palm strike.
  • Dexterity/Mind Up: Increases dexterity and mind.
  • All Stats Up: While you’re focused, all of your stats will improve.

Ymir

The Ymir Blood Code is owned by Ymir the Frozen Empress. It is part of the Frozen Empress DLC and can be obtained by defeating her in the fight. It has the following gifts.

  • Frost Turret: Creates a frozen condensed mass that sends forth ice shards on a regular basis.
  • Hoarfrost Stream: Frozen beams of light shoot out in all directions, sweeping down all opponents in their path.
  • Willpower/Vitality Up: It Increases Willpower and Vitality.
  • Ichor Focus: When you enter a concentrated state, it restores Ichor.

How to Use Blood Codes in Code Vein
To use these Blood Codes, open the character menu by hitting the Options button, then select the central slot.

Once you do this, a list of all Blood Codes in your possession will be displayed. From here, you can pick whatever Blood Code you want to equip.

After equipping a code of your choice, remember to equip your Gifts as well.

Best Blood Codes in Code Vein

Out of all the Blood Codes, we have listed four of the best ones for your ease.

Hunter Blood Code
The Hunter Blood Code is one of the best Blood codes that are available to the players early in the game. It provides gifts that give you a great advantage in ranged combat while also having a couple of gifts that benefit bayonet rifles as well. All in all, it is a versatile blood code and is available early in the game.

Prometheus Blood Code
The Prometheus Blood Code is the best Blood code for melee combat. It provides great mobility and also boosts dexterity and strength. It also has gifts that give boosts to dodging and one-hand weapons.

Isis Blood Code
The Isis Blood Code provides boosts in range combat while also focusing on dark damage, which makes it one of the best Blood codes available in the game.

Atlas Blood Code
The Atlas Blood code is the best choice for players who prefer a slower playstyle. Atlas Blood code allows players to equip heavy armors, which slows the player’s movement speed but also increases the defense very much

How to Use Blood Codes

To use these Blood Codes, open the character menu by hitting the Options button, then select the central slot.

Once you do this, a list of all Blood Codes in your possession will be displayed. From here, you can pick whatever Blood Code you want to equip. After equipping a code of your choice, remember to equip your Gifts as well.

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