Beast-Possessed Soul

General Info

Central Pthumeru Chalice
Tempering Blood Gemstone (2) or Adept Blood Gemstone (2)

Bottom of the Healing Workshop Tower
Beast Rune

Beast-Possessed Soul is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Beast Possessed Soul Information

  • It is similar in appearance to the Loran Cleric found in Aling Loran Chalice.
  • Primarily utilizes pyromancy and melee attacks, can grow frenzied if grappled.
  • It may also appear as a regular enemy that respawns in higher difficulty dungeons.



Combat Information

  • Weak to Serrated but unlike the regular variant, not weak to Fire.
  • The Beast-possessed Soul utilizes a few fire-based attacks. Most commonly, it will channel and throw 2 fireballs at the hunter (low or no AoE).
  • Pungent Blood Cocktail distracts the beast-possessed soul briefly. Might require being in shorter range than Blood-starved Beast (might just be because of erratic movement).
  • The Beast-possessed Soul usually does a succession of 5 or 6 swipes in a row, which can be easily parried. It would continue the assault even if the hunter backs off and it whiffs.
  • Not only Blacksky Eye can cancel out its fireball projectile, whenever it get it repositions itself, one may exploit this and stagger it over and over again.
  • Do not let the grapple or bite be connected, or else the Beast-possessed Soul will grow frenzied by having a taste of blood.
  • It also has a lengthy parry window during its right hand leaping attack. Simply shoot in the middle of his leap.
  • If encountered in a room with pillars the fireballs can destroy some pillar if you try hiding behind them

Attack Name
Attack Description & Counter
Claw Combo
Back away and get a free hit at the end, or wait til second to last hit, dodge around, charge hit. Tough to get full charge. Riposte possible. try backing away and shooting when clawing. It has fast horizontal swipe and slow vertical slash variant.
Charged grapple, if connected, it will bite you and go frenzied.
A sudden bite, if connected, it will go frenzied.
Fire Spray
90 degree cone. Comes from left to right (your pov).
Fire Balls
Hurls one or two fireballs toward you, it can be cancelled out with Blacksky Eye.
Fire Punch
Charges a slow but heavy punch with small fire explosion at the end. It does high damage but is very easy to dodge. When this enemy is encountered in thight corridors of high level dungeons this attack is much more dangerous than in open boss arenas.


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- NeoMerdien NeoMerdien- Beast-possessed Soul parry tactic with Blade of Mercy.
- Artorias80 Artorias80- Beast-possessed Soul Boss Strategy (Fetid Central Pthumeru Labryinth w/ Threaded Cane)

    • Attack missing from list?05 Jul 2016 08:54  

      I don't know if someone already said this, but this boss also has a grab attack. He bites you and blissfully drinks your blood before becoming charged up and red (similar to foetid enemies)

      • same creature05 Jul 2016 08:54  

        Location needs to be updated. He's not only found in dungeons. You can find a similar creature at bottom of the healing church workshop. He is not a boss, he is more like a "mini-boss" like the hostile hunters (normal but though enemy that dosent respawn)

        • 1st layer ailing loran05 Jul 2016 08:54  

          found him on he first layer ailing loran chalice as a boss, and a glitch occurred during the fight. He tried to use the dual fireball throw spell while on a destroyed pillar, the second one hit the top of the pillar, and after casting he was stuck there. my first visceral attack wasn't even able to knock him free, and he couldn't turn around to attack me.

          • Easy strategy in Chalice Dungeon05 Jul 2016 08:54  

            Assuming you fight it in a room with pillars, here's an easy way to beat it. <br/>Step 1: Counter and V.Atk. <br/>Step 2: Run away and hide behind a pillar, out of sight <br/>Step 3: It'll try to find you, seemingly get bored, and then walk back to its starting position <br/>Step 4: Walk up and V.Atk. it again. <br/>Step 5: Repeat 2-4 until dead.

            • easy 2handed Ludwig's Blade tactic05 Jul 2016 08:54  

              you can push him in to a corner and just hammer on him with the L2 to stagger him every time, having the Hunter rune helps because of faster stamina regain

              • Attack Patterns05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                If both hands light up it willfling 2 fireballs, one hand seems to be a flame swath, and if it pulls a fist back and holds it with NO flames... Dodge. He has a flame attack he will pull occasionally where he charges up an explosive punch. With 1000 hp and decent defences it did around 950 or so, so is probably meant to finish off or one-hit. <br/> <br/>Other than the flame moves he can do a 4 swipe combo with good tracking on the 4th hit. He has a few swipe combos other than that, but strafing works fine. <br/> <br/>Boss has spawned on multiple occasions in a room with oil on the floors, so be careful of your footing.

                • One of my more memorable fights05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                  I fought him in Ailing Loran and surprisingly I found him to be one of my favourite fights. It was somehow tense and I remember coming close to dying, particularly after his bite attack. The way he swallowed my hunter's blood and seemed almost possessed by it was terrifying. The music only added to the fight perfectly. The only other fight that comes close is the second to last boss in the game fought upon a field of white flowers. (I don't want to spoil it for anyone who hasn't beaten the game yet.)

                  • assassination05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                    You guys know its possible to insta-kill this guy without him fighting back right? If you drop into the tower and pull some more(highly risky/damaging) drops, youll end up behind him as he stares at the door. Charge R2 + charge R2 + visceral=ded

                    • Ludwig +10 and Fire Paper + Molotovs05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                      I'm pretty leveled up, I used my 10+ Ludwig, Fire Paper and Oil and Molotov combos and this was still a pretty intense fight, he was very aggressive and I had to watch my stamina alot. I feel like bolt could have been more effective, for some reason it seemed like fire wasn't that great, considering he's using pyromancy, he might be resistant to fire, even though he's a beast...

                      • Cooparator05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                        I used him in the chalices to killed or distract other enemies he seems to be different than other enemies and will attack anyone or anything so long they are within agro range very useful against the witches and their summons as he can kill them in one hit

                        • Easy Cheesy05 Jul 2016 08:54  

                          For those having trouble with the Beast-possesed Soul in the Ailing Loran Chalice, just cheese it. Grab your best physical attack weapon (surprisingly, fire does less), throw on the Oedon Writhe and Blood Rapture runes, then just visceral attack over and over. His attacks are more often than not very easy to parry, and even if you miss you stagger him. And with the runes, you gain HP and QS bullets with every visceral, so you shouldn't have any problem running low on bullets or health.

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