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Brador

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The Hunter's Nightmare Brador's Set

 Brador is a non-player character in Bloodborne and is part of The Old Hunters DLC. He wields Bloodletter.


A Church Assassin, who killed his compatriots and wore their beastly remains as attire, going into hiding in the deeper cells of The Hunter's Nightmare. The Church provided him with a single, soundless bell of death to ensure their secrets would be kept."

Brador Location

This character can be found in the prison past the Underground Corpse Pile lamp, in a cell accessed with the Underground Cell Inner Chamber Key.

    • After lighting the Lighthouse Hut lamp in the Fishing Hamlet, Brador will periodically invade the player's world at specific locations. Defeating him over the course of these invasions will result in him dropping pieces of Brador's Set. These invasions are preceded by a unique bell sound when you are near. These invasions will repeat until Brador is killed inside his cell. Also, killing Brador at each of the 4 different locations will also cease further invasions.
      • Just in front of Brador's cell. This encounter drops Brador's Testimony.
      • On the bridge behind the hut containing Lighthouse Hut lamp. This encounter drops the Bloodied Arm Bands.
      • After the second encounter, continue off the bridge and onto the next rooftop. The next encounter is inside building you are standing on. Drop to ground level and enter through a break in the beams to reach the stairs. Take the Kin Coldblood (10) and Brador will appear when you try to leave the house. This encounter drops the Beast Hide Garb.
      • In the underground caverns after the area with the ammonite enemies. Follow the path on the left towards a dead end with an item and some enemies. Brador will spawn behind you once you are halfway down the path. This last encounter drops the Bloodied Trousers.
    • Killing Brador in his cell will drop the Bloodletter. He will no longer invade you, and any Brador invaders that were not killed will leave their respective set parts where they would normally spawn.

 

Dialogue

When speaking through cell door

Are you a hunter? Well, that's very odd.

Do you hear the toll of the bell?

If selecting "I hear the bell"

Hmph. Liar. Such pettiness will be your undoing.

The beasts you seek will not be found here.

Go back to your hunt, and if you have the chance, put this night behind you.

...places better left untouched, secrets better left alone...

...only a fool would so brazenly roam...

If selecting "I hear nothing"

Very well.

The beasts you seek will not be found here.

Go back to your hunt, and if you have the chance, put this night behind you.

...places better left untouched, secrets better left alone...

...only a fool would so brazenly roam...

Generic dialogue

"Bear in mind.

Some places are better left untouched, and some secrets are better left alone.

...only fools do brazenly roam..."

Speak through cell door after obtaining Underground Cell Inner Chamber Key

"Do you hear this?

Fear the bell's toll.

For only death awaits prying eyes,

and the Church assassins are never far behind.

[laughs]"

After entering cell

"Well, well, look who's here.

Welcome to my quarters. I've never entertained a guest before.

Are you going to kill me?

After all you've done, kill me, as if to right your wrongs?

[laughs]"

Generic dialogue

"What is it? Aren't you going to kill me?

Or perhaps, beg my forgiveness?

Well, leave off. What's done is done.

[laughs]"

If killed by Brador

"Unending death awaits those who pry into the unknown..."

On death

"Nothing changes, such is the nature of man...

[laughs]"

Video

- Mhazard Mhazard - Brador, The Church Assassin

Lore

Based on his description and the size of his cleric beast attire, we can assume that when the scourge was young, cleric beasts were smaller. Hunters like him would quietly end or assassinate victims who would transform or who the church knew were bound to transform sooner or later. Eventually as they dabbled more into the old blood, this method became obsolete as beasts became bigger, more dangerous and more public.

Other Notes:

  1. It is possible to kill Brador after obtaining the Underground Cell Inner Chamber Key, without killing him when he invades. In that case he will no longer invade you and the gear pieces dropped by killing him will be found where he would normally invade your world.
  2. Brador will use Lead Elixir making regular attacks bounce off. He will trick the Bloodletter straight away, as soon as he spawns, and use the transformed mace form, usually spamming around 5-6 hits in a row (especially if he drinks the Elixir), making him very susceptible to parries. Brador is also vulnerable to Blacksky Eye.

 




    • 15 Jan 2017 21:41  

      He's one of many Bloodborne's cool characters, but why didn't he attack us in his cell? And the "church gave him a silent bell to kill all nosy people who want to pry into their creepy experiments" sends shivers down my spine, now every time i invade i wear his set except the hand and pant cause they have very low stats, instead i use valtr's hand and pant which look very closely to Brador

      • if he kills you05 Jul 2016 14:42  

        He managed to kill me at one of the locations, the one under the house, and now he's stopped invading me there. is there any way to prompt another invasion?

        • Figuring out the details.05 Jul 2016 14:42  

          As a small experiment I looked for the fastest way to get his items. Didn't light ANY lamps in fishing village, and went directly back to his cell after recieving the key from Simon. Brador's phantom appears outside his cell. I ran past and unlocked his cell and gave him a quick little pop on the head. Voila! The resullts? Getting the key from Simon triggers the invasions, not the lamps, and his real form has a tiny healthbar that only requres one hit.

          • Post Brador05 Jul 2016 14:42  

            I'm not 100% sure when exactly it happened because I wasn't really paying close attention, but after killing Brador in his cell the Church Servant and Wheelchair Mob remain dead even if you leave and return. Seems they may be tied to Brador somehow (maybe they're guarding him?). Someone should check to confirm, but I'm pretty positive they stopped respawning after killing him. They're just lying there dead whenever I come back by.

            • Getting His Set05 Jul 2016 14:42  

              You can get a piece of his set each time you defeat one of his phantoms. Returning and fighting the phantom in an already defeated spawn locations just yields blood echoes.

              • Killing him early.05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                If you kill him as soon as you get the key for his cell, he'll only invade you before you get to him and drop the head piece, then if you kill him you get the weapon. From this point, you won't get invaded and you will find the rest of the armor set where he was supposed to spawn to invade you. Tested and Verifyed !

                • His darkwraiths05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                  You don't have to fight them at all. After you get the key tp to ludwigs arena and run to the cell of Brador. He will ring the bell and try to kill you, but his spirit disappears when you descend the ladder leading to his cell. Open the door, kill him and pick up all his armor pieces, including the head attire.

                  • ***** this guy05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                    Soon as I got his key i went into his cell and shoved my knife in his mouth before he finished speaking. ***** him already for being a church hunter, ***** him twice for not atleast being cool about *****ing you like patches, ***** him three times cause he fights like a cheap little ***** and so he dies like a little *****.

                    • Cleric beast armor is cool but why not lawrence cleric beast armor?05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                      If only we could wear a burning version of his armor that wont hurt us. Lawrence looks so much more badass than the average cleric beast in all those flames. If only the hunter would skin his foes like this psycho killer. Though I guess if we did skin lawrence, we wouldnt be fire proof and just die eventually...or the fire would go out when he dies.

                      • YOU CAN MISS EQUIPMENT D:05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                        I got stuck somewhere down, and I wanted to get the hell out of the area, so I used a Bold Hunter's Mark to get out, despite one of Brador's phantoms being alive. That phantom NO LONGER SPAWNS. Why!?

                        • Easy brador kill05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                          If anyone is having trouble killing brador obtain the gating gun, upgrade it, and lock on and shoot when he invades...he won't dodge left or right, he'll just back up so keep walking towards him, make sure to have formless odeon and blood bullets before you try, just in case. Here's a video of it if this wasn't clear and sorry if this is late http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EbNoZO42Gs0 <br/>Credit goes to moose torrent

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