If you're anything like me you sat in the Bloodborne character creation section, looked at all the different stats and said, "what the hell is Bloodtinge" before totally running with a strength/endurance/vitality build because screw this, it's fun hitting bad guys with blunt instruments.
But newsflash: it's also fun to shoot the crap out of things. It turns out that's what Bloodtinge helps you do.
I really wish I'd worked out the whole 'what does Bloodtinge do' conundrum a little earlier because man, the above video shows you what it's like to rock around Yharnham with a high level Bloodtinge build and it looks like a helluva good time. The Quake sound effects are a nice touch.
This video is the work of Reddit user 'datbighat' (nice Dark Souls reference) and he also posted the build he used to create the video. It's actually far less Bloodtinge skewed than I initially thought, but still. That's a lot of Bloodtinge.
Man, my next build is gonna be way, way different.