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Bloodstained guide: How to drain the blood fountain

Find Blood Steal, and use it to drain the blood fountain.

Bloodstained blood fountain guide ArtPlay/505 Games via Polygon
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Gaining new Shard abilities in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night will open up new areas and new paths to explore. An ability that you get about halfway through the game, Blood Steal, will open a new path out of Entrance, an area you discover much earlier.

Below, we’ll tell you where to find Blood Steal and how to use it to drain the blood fountain in Entrance.

Bloodless boss fight and Blood Steal Shard ability

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Dian Cecht Cathedral Bloodless boss fight location
Bloodless boss fight location in Dian Cecht Cathedral.
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To get the Blood Steal ability, you’ll need to defeat Bloodless in Dian Cecht Cathedral. It’s a lot of work to get to this point. You won’t be able to fight her until after you reach the Hall of Termination and return to Dian Cecht Cathedral.

Defeat the vampire Bloodless, and she’ll drop the Blood Steal Shard.

Draining the blood fountain in Entrance.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Entrance blood fountain location
Location of the blood fountain in Entrance.
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Once you have the Blood Steal Shard ability, head to the blood-filled fountain in Entrance. Equip your new ability, then use it while standing in the fountain. The blood will disappear, and you’ll open a new path into to Forbidden Underground Waterway.

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