General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward Wheel Hunter Badge
(Fire Paper, Radiance)


Alfred is a non-playable character in Bloodborne.

"You're a hunter, aren't you? I knew it. That's precisely how I started out!"


This character can first be found at the Cathedral Ward, in another part of the building with the tomb entrance. Go on the left side of the building around to where you pull the lever to open the tomb. Continue out the door and he will be standing there. He will give you Fire Paper during this encounter.
Later in the game, after killing Vicar Amelia, he can be found again in the Cathedral Ward, but on the balcony overlooking the entrance to the Forbidden Woods.

  • Can be summoned outside of the Blood-Starved Beast fight if you spoke to him previously in Cathedral Ward. As you descend towards the chapel on the first staircase you will find a note on the right-hand side saying that you can summon him. Use the Beckoning Bell on the note and he will be summoned.
  • Alfred does not fill a summon slot. If he is summoned first, it is still possible to summon two players, allowing you to tackle Blood-Starved Beast with a four-man team.
  • Can be summoned for the Cleric Beast, you must have agreed with him in the Cathedral Ward. To summon him go through the gate next to the Central Yharnam lamp, down the stairs and there will be a messenger with a note, use the Beckoning Bell there.
  • Drops: If killed in his second location in Cathedral Ward, he will give Wheel Hunter Badge (replaced by Fire Paper if you already have the badge), as well as Radiance oath during Vileblood Queen Chamber encounter after talking to him there.


  1. After finding Alfred Near the entrance to Old Yharnam in Cathedral Wards agree to cooperate with him to be gifted Fire Paper 3x & Pray Gesture (note: If you do not meet him near the entrance to Old Yharnam and wait to meet him at the Forbidden Woods after defeating Vicar Amelia, you will not receive the Pray Gesture)
  2. After defeating Martyr Logarius in Cainhurst Castle, Pick up the Crown of Illusions lying nearby on the ground. When equipped in this location activates a quick cutscene that reveals the Vileblood's throne room.
  3. To the right of the queen and on a table lies the unopened summons letter. Deliver this summons to Alfred near the Forbidden Woods entrance in Cathedral Ward so that he will gain access to Cainhurst, You will receive Church Bow (Male) Gesture and Wheel Hunter Badge.
  4. Alfred's mission is to eliminate the Vileblood faction for the sake of his former master to become a "true martyr" and to do this he must kill the queen. Once given the summons, Alfred will be found in the Vileblood's throne room standing over the queen's mutilated body, Talk to Alfred here to receive the Roar Gesture. Inspect the Queen's throne to get Queenly Flesh. Upon further inspection her remain's "writhe eerily" and you can see them pulsing slowly.
  5. Return to first location you spoke to Alfred, near the entrance to Old Yharnam in Cathedral Ward, to complete this quest, You will find his body along with the Radiance rune. It is believed that after completing his mission to eradicate the Vilebloods, Alfred took his own life to become a martyr just as his master was. An alternative theory is presented in the notes.





You're a hunter, aren't you? I knew it. That's precisely how I started out! Oh, beg pardon, you may call me Alfred. Protege of Master Logarius, hunter of Vilebloods. So, what say you? Our prey might differ, but we are hunters, the both of us. Why not cooperate, and discuss the things we've learned?

  • Cooperate:
  • "Oh-hoh! Very good, very good indeed! Take this, to celebrate our acquaintance." (Obtain fire paper & pray action)
  • "Beast hunting is a sacred practice. May the good blood guide your way."
  • Refuse: Nothing happens. He will just bid you farewell and you can talk again with him to cooperate.


There must be oodles for us to share.

  • Talk about the Healing Church:
  • "As you know, the Healing Church is the fountainhead of blood healing."
  • "Well, I'm a simple hunter, quite unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the institution."
  • "But I have heard that the holy medium of blood healing is venerated in the main cathedral. And that councilors of the old church reside in the high stratum of the Cathedral Ward."
  • "If you seek blood healing, and the church is willing, you should pay them a visit."


Talk about Byrgenwerth:

"Byrgenwerth is an old place of learning. And the tomb of the gods, carved out below Yharnam, should be familiar to every hunter."

"Well, once a group of young Byrgenwerth scholars discovered a holy medium deep within the tomb."

"This led to the founding of the Healing Church, and the establishment of blood healing".

"In this sense, everything sacred in Yharnam can be traced back to Byrgenwerth."

"But today, the college lies deep within a tangled wood, abandoned and decrepit. And furthermore, the Healing Church has declared Byrgenwerth forbidden ground."

"It's unclear how many of its scholars remain alive...but only they know the password that allows passage through the gate."


Talk about the Corrupted Vilebloods:

"Ah, there's something I want to tell you. A bit of wisdom from the eminent Master Logarius!"

"Once, a scholar betrayed his fellows at Byrgenwerth...and brought forbidden blood back with him to Cainhurst Castle."

"It was there that the first of the inhuman Vilebloods was born."

"The Vilebloods are fiendish creatures who threaten the purity of the Church's blood healing."

"The Ruler of the Vilebloods is still alive today. And so, to honor my master's wishes, I search, for the path to Cainhurst Castle."

Talk about the Corrupted Vilebloods again:

"In his time, Master Logarius led his executioners into Cainhurst Castle to cleanse it of the Vilebloods."

"But all did not go well and Master Logarius became a blessed anchor, guarding us from evil...Tragic, tragic times...that Master Logarius should be abandoned in the accursed domain of the Vilebloods."

"I must free him, so that he may be properly honored in martyrdom."



I bid you farewell. It has been a pleasure. May the good blood guide your way."


Give Unopened Summons:

"Ah-hah! Is that... the sigil of Cainhurst?"

"I've heard tell of Cainhurst nobles, and their amusingly pompous invitations."

"Wonderful! I thank you profusely... I will depart immediately. But first, a token of my gratitude."

(Gives 'Wheel Hunter Badge' and 'Church Bow (Male) )

"Ahh, I feel my master's hand at work. Praise the good blood! And let us cleanse these tarnished streets."


After giving 'Unopened Summons':

It has been an honor, but I must say good-bye. Let us cleanse these tarnished streets. And may the good blood guide your way."


Upon Arriving at Vileblood Queen's Chamber after giving 'Unopened Summons':

"Master, look! I've done it, I've done it! I smashed and pounded and grounded this rotten siren into fleshy pink pulp!"

"There, you filthy monstrosity! What good's your immortality now! Try stirring up trouble in this sorry state! All mangled and twisted, with every inside on the outside, for all the world to see! He heh hah hah Hah! He heh heh ha ha ha ha!"


Talking to him in Vileblood Queen's Chamber:

"Oh, you, is it? Look at this! Thanks to you, I've done it! Well? Isn't it wonderful?"

"Now Master can be canonized as a true martyr! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I've done it, I have!!! Hah h-hah ha ha hah!" (Gives 'Roar')


While hostlle in Vileblood Queen's Chamber:

"Just what is the meaning of this? Why turn your blade on me? You're jealous, aren't you? Unclean wench! Vile monstrosity! Bloody fool! Has the blood gone to your head? Pathetic, as you deserve!"

Upon death:

Pray for Master Logarius... in my stead..."


Although Alfred is a hunter he is wearing the Executioner Garb which suggests that executioners were once used as hunters. Alfred may be an Executioner and a hunter; or the Executioner order was disbanded after Logarius' martyrdom, (there is no chance that Alfred left the order willingly as he expresses deep love for his master and he is willing to take over his duty and hunt down the last Vileblood). In any case, Executioners were used to hunt down individuals possessing the "tainted" blood of the Cainhurst Vilebloods.


  1. Alfred is voiced by Daniel Flynn, the same voice actor as Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls, Alfred even speaks the phrase "Praise the Good Blood" upon giving him Unopened Summons.
  2. You may safely give him the Unopened Summons if you have joined the Vilebloods and equipped the Corruption Oath without him becoming hostile.
  3. Killing him after he has given you Roar will make him drop the Radiance Oath.
  4. Alfred completely tears the queen's body to pieces and this is most likely because he knew that she was undead and would not die from normal wounds.
  5. When summoned to fight the Blood-Starved Beast, he wields a Kirkhammer. However, when he murders the Queen, he uses a Logarius' Wheel
  6. It seems after giving him the Unopened Summons... if you attack him (Need not kill him) he will not murder Queen Annalise. Resulting in receiving the wheel hunter badge and gesture but not killing Annalise. Also if you kill him at this point he will not drop anything, however, the Gold Ardeo will still be available for purchase at Hunter's Dream.
  7. When you find him he is praying in front of a statue that seems to be wearing Executioner's set.
  8. He has performed a strange ritual and there is blood on the altar in front of him.
  9. A close-up of his eyes reveals that his pupils are beginning to "collapse". This is a sign that he will soon fall to beasthood.




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    • 20 Mar 2017 23:04  

      has nobody really noticed that awhen summoning alfred against the BSB he appears as "old hunter - vileblood hunter alfred"?it doesn't say vilebloodS hunter, like it would in case ofor example of "hunter of hunters"
      does that mean alfred was once a vileblood and then betrayed them to join the executioners?

      • 03 Mar 2017 06:08  

        Alfred is a perfect example of cinnamon bun gone psycho. At the beginning you think he's a nice and kind soul but later***** hits the fan. I'm not gonna lie, the way he mauled that useless Queen was pretty scary to me...

        • 24 Feb 2017 12:00  

          In the notes it says that attacking him (yet not killing him) after giving him the summons will result in him not killing the queen. Do I have to aggro him or simply slice at him a couple times?

          • 28 Jan 2017 12:15  

            I killed him when he was on the balcony just before you go down that door. It took me three tries and in the end I realised I wouldn't have been able to kill him normally so I ran down the stairs opened the door and found out that he physically cannot enter it. So all I did was stand inside, wait for him to walk back up the stairs then take a step outside and do a charge attack which he always runs into. It took me like a minute and then I got the wheel hunter badge. I did it because someone told me if you use him in the fight against the bloodstarved beast and he dies, the only way to get the badge is to kill him.

            • Killing Alfred24 Sep 2016 15:46  

              The part where it said that he'll drop the wheel hunter badge if killed is complete bull*****, It took me hours to kill him (not even lying) and he didn't even drop the ***** thing

              • Bloody murder!05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                After giving Alfred the Unopened Summons I used a Bold Hunter Mark to go back to the Cathedral Ward Lamp, just to find Arianna and the old lady dead. Both of which were completely fine when I set out from that spot to give him the Summons. What a jerk, I needed that prostitute!

                • No IDEA where this was-_-05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                  "Later in the game, after killing Vicar Amelia, he can be found again in the Cathedral Ward, but on the balcony overlooking the entrance to the Forbidden Woods." <br/>Would be nice if we had a YouTube Video, or a better explanation on where that balcony was, I can't find it for the life of me

                  • Will he turn hostile if I've equipped the Corruption Oath?05 Jul 2016 08:57  

                    Or any other sort of Vileblood related what-not. Like will he attack me just for taking the Vileblood oath with Annalise?

                    • Hidden Npc/Boss at the Windmill05 Jul 2016 08:57  

                      There's an npc at the windmill at the forgotten woods. You jump off a ledge and climb up to the top where you get a canon weapon, there you can exit to a roof top where you find him hunched over. He'll ask for ask for a safe place giving you options either oedon or isofekas. If you send him to Oedon he will start killing npcs slowly giving you blood pellets after each kill. If you attack him he transforms into a giant beast and becomes a secret boss. The wiki needs to add this

                      • Pray05 Jul 2016 08:57  

                        Do you have to talk to him in his original location to get the Pray action? I missed him and talked to him after Amelia. He says all the same things and gave me the fire paper, but no action.

                        • There is an additional dialogue05 Jul 2016 08:57  

                          If you talk to him in cathedral ward (in the balcony after you pass 2 giants) after killing amelia, he will mention about origins of Vileblood. So can someone write it here.

                          • How do make an npc non hostile05 Jul 2016 08:57  

                            Set my controlet down to take a piss accidentally shot him four times. How do u make him non hostile or am I going to have to wait till ng+

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