Bloodborne’s most difficult part is the mandatory bosses to be defeated at any cost to get to the next level. But the players tend to waste their time with optional bosses and don’t get to finish the game. So to make sure that you don’t waste your time and energy, we have collected all the mandatory Bloodborne Bosses in Order. This guide will help you know these bosses’ strengths and weaknesses and defeat them before it’s too late.
Bloodborne Bosses in Order [Updated 2023]
The game Bloodborne is known for its gruesome and creatively crafted bosses. The following nine bosses are the ones that create a difference in the game. So defeating these bosses is all you must do to ace this game. Let’s take a look at these Bloodborne Bosses in Order along with their characteristics.
|Bloodborne Bosses in Order|
|Shadow of Yharnam|
|Rom, The Vacuous Spider|
|Micolash, Host of the Nightmare|
|Mergo's Wet Nurse|
|Gehrman, The First Hunter|
Father Gascoigne is the first mandatory Bloodborne Bosses of the game. It is the most tragic character in the game. He was a priest in some foreign land before coming to Central Yharnham.
He joined a Healing Church in Yharnham as a hunter and soon became affected by the bloodlust. In Yharnham, he goes on a frenzied killing spree that makes him one of the deadliest characters of the game. He met an older hunter Henryk and became his partner in crime. This partnership led to Henryk’s ‘tragically’ long life.
Gascoigne is armed with a Hunter Axe and wears his titular Gascoigne’s Set. The players of Bloodborne shall find him after facing Cleric Beast, who is an optional boss of the game. To defeat a tough boss like Father Gascoigne, the players need to have a grip over combat mechanics like dodge and parry.
Father Gascoigne takes three forms in the battle; the first two involve using a trick weapon, the Hunter Axe. At this time, the player can perform a Visceral Attack after analyzing his timings.
In the last part of the combat, he will transform into a wolf-like creature that is stronger, faster, and more aggressive. But at this point, his resistive top fire becomes considerably low. At this time, the player can attack with firearms to defeat him.
The second in the list of Bloodborne Bosses is Vicar Amelia. It is a high-ranking member of the healing church. From a distance, she appears as a normal human being, but when you come near her, she’ll transform herself into a beast. She is the successor of Laurence and has also inherited the Gold pendent from him. The Golden Pendent is eventually lost when Amelia loses the battle with the player.
When turned into a beast, Amelia can extend her claws like a sharp and very hard cat. Her arms suddenly turn big and strong so that they can create shockwaves by smashing them to the floor. The Golden Pendant that she inherited is more than just a simple locket. It can channel energy to heal her wounds and allows it to stand again on its feet once pushed down.
Amelia is the key to many areas in Bloodborne that are impossible to unlock unless the player kills her. The player can find her in the Grand Cathedral in Cathedral Ward. She is weak against fire and serration damage. In this case, the player can use Rope Molotov cocktails on her. Flamsprayer can also cause a great deal of damage to her. The Saw Cleaver and the Saw Spear with Fire Paper can also take this Boss down.
Shadow of Yharnam
The Shadow of Yharnam is the third mandatory Bloodborne bosses of the game. These are basically three dangerous bosses in black robes. These three figures carry different weapons and attack styles, and the player has to fight with each of them individually.
Shadow of Yharnam is found in the Forbidden Woods, infected with parasitic snakes that infest the woods and undergo mutations, making them tougher to deal with. The player has to deal with these Shadows in phase wise manner.
In Phase one, the player can slay the first Shadow by lurking away other shadows. Since the first Shadow is very slow, it’s easier to kill that one first. The player can use the large tombstone to separate this Shadow.
The player will enter the second phase when the damage inflicted on the Shadow’s health is 75%. Here, Shadow 2 and 3 will shoot tentacles and can summon the ability to use snakes.
The Shadow 1, if survived, will shoot mortar-like AoE fireballs that explode when they land. Finally, in phase three, there are two possibilities. Either a single Shadow remains, or both remain in poor health.
In this phase, along with summoning snakes, the Shadow (s) will surround itself with a ring of light, and eerie chanting will be heard. The decisive blow will happen at the gravestone when the Hunter eliminates the Shadow (s).
Rom, The Vacuous Spider
The next on the list of Bloodborne Bosses is Rom, The Vacuous Spider, who is among the decisive bodies of Bloodborne. Killing this Boss means entering the second half of the game and triggering Blood Moon, which is responsible for the barrier preventing humans from seeing the true horrors surrounding them.
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Rom, The Vacuous Spider is found at Moonside Lake in Byrgenwerth College. She used to be a scholar at the Byrgenwerth College, but Kos transformed it into one of its Kin. One can also find this spider in Lower Pthumeru Chalice. A wave of spiders comes on the command of this Boss while unleashing arcane attacks.
Now let’s know how to tackle this Boss to enter the next level in the game. To turn the wave of spiders and also the Rom, The Vacuous Spider, into spiderlings, Shaman Bone Blades can prove to be an effective battle. She shows some weakness to Arcane, Fire, and the most effective being the Bolt.
Your first target should be the lesser enemies to be tackled with melee attacks. Summoning help in this battle can be difficult, so use strong attacks while she is teleporting.
Your final attack should be the ice attack, which will be used intelligently. First, run towards the Boss and to the left, hit once, run away, and repeat. This will weaken the spider, and before you know it, you have conquered this Bloodborne Boss too.
Now comes one of the Bloodborne Bosses born out of the decaying bodies of the Yharnam’s residents, the One Reborn. The One Reborn is created in a horrific Pthumerian ritual. The One Reborn stands in the way of the Nightmare of Mensis.
Just like the Rom, The Vacuous Spider, One Reborn is assisted by an army of Chime Maiden. The Chime Maidens are capable of shooting fireballs and are also capable of healing One Reborn using purple projectiles.
Undefeatable, it may seem, but you are not alone in this battle. You can summon the Old Hunter Defector Antal with the Old Hunter Bell to assist you in battle. The summon “sign” is in front of a crashed carriage near the fog gate.
Now let us look at what the combat with One Reborn will look like. It is weak in front of Bolt and Fire but is strong against Arcane. The damage of the Arcane includes “Rain of Flesh,” – “Vein Shot,” – “Blast.”
The second level of the fight with the One Reborn starts after removing the casters. In the final battle to defeat the Boss, adopt the hit-and-run tactic. Weaken the large limbs of the Boss that’ll cause substantial damage to get away with it.
Micolash, Host of the Nightmare
Micolash, Host of the Nightmare, is another important Bloodborne Bosses found in Mergo’s Loft in the Nightmare of Mensis. It is said to be a former student of Byrgenwerth before he lost his sanity by contacting the Great Ones using the Mensis Cage.
In the first instance, this Boss doesn’t look like a very strong boss, but he does have some difficult moves. Taking this Boss means causing the bridge to rise and progress to the next area.
The fight with the Boss will start in a library with steps going up and down. The fight with this Boss will happen in two phases. In the first phase, you need to take the Boss to a dead-end room where you can beat him until he is half-healthy.
Here the Boss will teleport its half-health away, and you will have to make your way upstairs to a place that looks exactly like the previous one for the second phase of the battle.
Here the Boss will become aggressive and use Augur of Ebrietas, fists (weak), and A Call Beyond, which are difficult to deal with. The trick is to stand close to him so he can’t use A Call Beyond.
Now getting into a fight of fists and tentacles will easily lead to its death. The sole purpose is not to make him use his strongest moves because, in that case, you will leave your survival only on your luck.
Mergo’s Wet Nurse
Mergo’s Wet Nurse is one of the most terrifying Bloodborne Bosses. She is the guard of Mergo, the source of the Nightmare of Mensis, and the child of Yharnam. It is a winged being with skeletal arms and dimensional powers and has heavy-hitting attacks.
But its weakness is that it is vulnerable to Bolt, arcane, and poison. Killing this Boss means unlocking the Blood Rock as a purchasable item at Insight Bath Messenger.
In the battle with Mergo’s Wet Nurse, she will try to intimidate you by swinging all her blades. But the way to escape is to run around to her back. She can only hit you a couple of times from there, and you can easily regain that health by attacking and causing heavy damage.
She will release a purple fog and a clone for a minute to confuse you. But this clone can be damaged in a single strike using a fast weapon. Make sure you get to her back to save yourself from her attacks.
She is weak in front of Poison Knives, Molotovs, and Oil Urns. The Arcane weapon buff Empty Phantasm Shell is also very effective against the Boss. She is also weak to bolt; an upgraded Tonitrus or another upgraded weapon with Bolt Paper can do massive damage to her.
Gehrman, The First Hunter
Next in the list of Bloodborne Bosses is Gehrman, The First Hunter, who appears in front of the player wearing a unique and unobtainable armor set that possesses the Burial Blade and a special variant of the Hunter Blunderbuss.
Defeating this player means appearing infant of the Moon Presence and getting to the end of the battle with the bosses. The Boss is found in the Hunter’s Dream.
The battle with Gehrman, The First Hunter, will start with him using side swings and a curved sword, and a blunderbuss. You can save yourself from this attack if you stay close to him.
Then comes the scythe form, which is easier to deal with if you walk backward. Run towards him and roll right for his curved sword and gun; if he rolls and shoots, you’ll get two free hits on him. Here, using “Quickening” will help weaken and decrease mobility.
Next on the list of Bloodborne Bosses is Moon Presence. If you are facing Moon Presence, then it means that you declined Gehrman, The First Hunter’s offer, and now you will have to defeat Moon Presence for your survival.
Moon Presence is the final Boss of the Bloodborne game and is one of the fabled Great Ones. It controls everything in the Hunter’s Dream, although its origin and purpose are unknown.
In the battle with the Moon Presence, ensure you are in mid-range with him and lure it into its 3-hit combo. It will throw pale white balls which burst and rain blood in a medium-sized AoE, which may turn bloody for you.
To counter its attack, make use of Burial Blade and attack the Moon Presence while it is exhausted and vulnerable; one can safely recover all of their lost HP. But there is a catch; Burial Blade can be obtained only by defeating Gehrman, so make sure you have it before entering a war with Moon Presence.
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