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Cleric Beast

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General Info
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3015 4000 Central Yharnam Sword Hunter Badge
Defenses
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103 123 103 --
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103 165 50 165
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999 999 Yes No



Cleric Beast is a Boss in Bloodborne. While optional, it's likely the first boss that most new players encounter.

Cleric Beast Information

  • The Cleric Beast is an enormous creature with disfigured horns. With high agility and superhuman strength, this boss should not be taken lightly.
  • This creature owes its name to a rumor which states that members of the Healing Church would eventually transform into the most hideous beasts.
  • You can summon Father Gascoigne to help you fight the Cleric Beast (you must have the Old Hunter Bell). He can be summoned near the fountain where you encounter the first Brick Troll in Yharnam. The advantage to summoning Father Gascoigne is that he can help you fight the enemies that guard the Great Bridge. The disadvantage is that he may get hurt before the boss fight against the Cleric Beast.
  • It's your choice when to summon him, but people who have issues reaching the boss may want to consider summoning him before fighting the enemies on the Great Bridge.
  • The Cleric Beast is an optional boss fight, but is necessary to beat if you wish to acquire the Sword Hunter Badge.
  • You gain 1 Insight for finding the boss and 3 Insight for killing it.

 

Location

  • Central Yharnam at the far end of the great bridge. You will have to fight several enemies to reach it, including a pair of Wolf Beasts; Carrion Crows; and a Brick Troll. It's possible to avoid fighting the Wolf Beasts if you take a shortcut from one of the houses.

 

Drops

  • Blood Echoes: NG (4,000), NG+ (61,812), NG++ (67,994), NG+3 (77,265), NG+5 (92,718), NG+6 (154,530), NG+7 (265,173).
  • Sword Hunter Badge.

 

Combat Information

  • The Cleric Beast is vulnerable to Serration and Fire damage, and can be crippled in the fight for a short time.
  • However, it's considerably strong against Blunt, Arcane and Bolt damage.
  • Always try to dodge and stay behind him, since his counterattack swipe with his left arm does minimal damage that can easily be recovered via the Rally mechanic.
  • Attacking any of its limbs repeatedly will eventually cripple and stagger the Cleric Beast for a short while.
  • After a certain amount of damage is dealt, it will start doing its healing animation with the red aura. This will heal all of its crippled limbs and will enrage it further. It will not, however, heal back any of its health.
  • You can shoot his head with a firearm to open him up for a visceral attack, which will cause massive damage. When using the Hunter Pistol it takes two direct hits usually (on NG). On the flip side, the Hunter Blunderbuss takes three normally (also on NG). At extremely close range, only one is sometimes needed (NG).
  • If you have successfully pulled off a Visceral Attack by shooting its head, you can do it again only after it uses its healing move to regenerate limbs.
  • Molotov Cocktails are extremely effective in this fight. They usually hit for around 250 damage since they deal fire damage.
  • Don't forget to use Oil Urns to further increase the damage. You'll find a small handful near the fountain where you can summon Father Gascoigne; it's guarded by a group of Carrion Crows. However, keep in the mind the Cleric Beast's agility; it can easily jump and dodge both items if you carelessly throw at it.
  • If you summoned Father Gascoigne into the fight with you, the Cleric Beast will largely ignore you; Father Gascoigne is so aggressive, he'll just stand in front of the beast and attack wildly. He doesn't do a great amount of damage with each hit, but it leaves you relatively unhindered to get behind the boss and break its legs. Furthermore, like his boss fight encounter, Father Gascoigne will transform his axe to extend it when his health is low, allowing him to hit the Cleric Beast from a longer distance while still being able to use his unique firearm.
  • Father Gascoigne does not fill a summon slot. If he is summoned first, it is still possible to summon two players, allowing you to tackle this boss with a four-man team.
  • If you have already killed Blood Starved Beast in Old Yarhnam , you can summon Alfred for this fight. You can take a stairs from Central Yarhnam lamp , kill the Huntsman & you will find messagers ringing bell before entering the dark room which is short to Cleric Beast.

 

Attack Name Attack Counter
Grab This enemy has a grab that can be deadly, if you see its left arm swing forward in a grappling motion, get out of the way.
4-hit combo Wait away from the boss until the last hit slams the floor to safely counter.
Forward Leap Roll INTO the leap to avoid taking damage.
Forward Slam Stay away to avoid, or roll forward to avoid taking damage.




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Notes & Trivia

  • The Cleric Beast's design appears to be inspired by the legend of a supernatural creature known as a "wendigo."
    • The legend of the wendigo states that it grew in size depending on how many humans it had eaten. Since Brador wears the skin of a Cleric Beast, yet it's small enough for Brador to comfortably wear as clothing, that might mean that Cleric Beasts start off small at first. Even more chilling, if this is true, that means this particular Cleric Beast you fight on the Great Bridge has eaten many humans and thus grew to an enormous size.
  • Its horns, which are very misshapen, are a trademark of this particular creature.
  • The music score of the Cleric Beast fight is the same as the one used for the "Project Beast" trailer, albeit with minor modifications.
  • At the beginning of the game, when you climb the ladder that leads to Gilbert, you hear an unknown creature screeching loudly throughout the city. This is a foreshadow to new players, warning them of terrible things that lurk in the city. In this case, the loud screech belongs to the Cleric Beast, who continues to screech loudly while it tries to kill you.
  • In the Bloodborne trailer, "Face Your Fears," the Hunter is crushed by the hand of a creature that looks similar to the Cleric Beast.
  • The Cleric Beast shares similar characteristics to Manus, Father of the Abyss from Dark Souls; they both have red eyes on their horns and their left arm is larger than their right.
  • The fur on his legs looks unusually like fungus and there are nails jammed into his legs.

 

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    • 24 May 2017 21:11  

      Can't remember who but some *****ing retard said that the Cleric Beast was Ludwig. You know, it's *****ing proven he's not in Old Hunters. After being told that Ludwig wasn't Cleric Beast he then jumped to another theory saying that Brador was Ludwig. Guy was a *****ing retard. You might find him down there in the comment section somewhere.

      • 14 Dec 2016 09:24  

        IMO, the poor hunter in "Face Your Fears" is crushed by Amelia just before he almost reaches the beast skull of Laurence...The guy hunts down most Yharnamites in the streets, kills the Blood starved beast (Since he goes to the Chalice Dungeons) and finally he finds his way to the cathedral...
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        • Difference after update?05 Jul 2016 14:55  

          I created a new character yesterday after the update, and noticed in two attempts that I could only get the stun from shooting his head once, whereas before I could get it 3 times. I waited for his red glowing indicator and all that, and wasted about 15 Pistol shots to his head trying to get that second stagger, to no avail. Has anyone noticed anything similar?

          • Cleric Beast is a BEAST!05 Jul 2016 14:55  

            so this is the first boos and I am getting my ass handed to me over and over, I'm not getting his last 20% health, I'm 5 or 6 tries in and getting stopped at the same amount heallh left on him

            • NG+ Visceral05 Jul 2016 14:55  

              Killed him yesterday in NG+, started off the fight by blasting him once with a buffed cannon (+7 and bonemarrow ash), took out about 690 health and stunned him, allowing for a visceral attack right off the bat. So you can infact stun him for a visceral. I also had 99 insight at the time.

              • alternative way05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                i was having some hard time with this boss, but he is really weak to fire, a molotov drains sometinhg up to 180 points of his life, so i farmed a little and bought 10 molotov, aimeing on the head i trew then all and easily killed this boss. <br/>after hitting 8 of my molotovs, he was with 1/4 of his life, so it was easy after that with just one blood vial. but u can use more haha. <br/>(ps. my english is not perfect, sorry for any mispelling word)

                • Summon05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                  You can summon Alfred for this fight if you have met him before defeating the boss. His messengers are near the shortcut from the Central Yharnam lamp to the boss.

                  • A Small Theory/Idea05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                    Okay, so I've been looking up on the lore a little and I was wondering: do you think the Cleric Beast is the hunter Ludwig? <br/> <br/>It's a far off assumption I suppose, but I just find it a little ... Coincidental that the badge he drops not only mentions that Ludwig was the first hunter to join the Healing Church, but that after acquiring it you can then get his gun and sword. <br/> <br/>Maybe I'm looking to much into this ... What do you think?

                    • easy fight05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                      pfft just get the flamethrower that guy at the central Yharnham torch gives you, take 20 bullets make 5 more then spray the boss with it, create more bullets when needed, probably only need vials ot heal yourself after making bullets because he did nothing to close the distance between us. Boss doesn't hit particularly hard compared to Father Gascoine

                      • Cleric Beast doesn't spawn at the bridge05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                        When I go to fight the cleric beast on the bridge where he spawns instead of him jumping on to the bridge to start the fight there are enemies at the end of the bridge with a fireball behind them. Do I need to fight father Gascoigne first or it this a glitch plz respond ASAP

                        • first fight bugged out05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                          I went to fight the boss and it started to acted me all of a sudden 2 werewolf acted me as well out of no where. that was a weird bug

                          • Flamesprayer05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                            At the Center Yharnam lamp talk to the man in the window right next to it and get the Flamesprayer, unupgraded it will easily deal with the Cleric Beast. You may have to get some blood bullets (Up on the D-Pad) to bring him from 100% to 0% with it, but it is easily done.

                            • Cleic Beast monster reference05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                              Has anyone noticed that the Cleric beast seems to resemble that of a Wendigo? If you look at a illustrated description of the wendigo the Cleric Beast seems to hit some to most of the features

                              • alfred summon05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                                so i found out by complete accident that if you have the cathedral ward unlocked before fighting the cleric beast that you can't summon Father whatshisface instead you summon Alfred. but he literally does nothing during the boss fight except follow you around which is pretty useless if Alfred has the boss aggro. so it basically becomes a 1v1 anyway since Alfred literally doesn't attack a single time or even target the cleric beast

                                • Avoiding Fight05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                                  If you neglect to fight the Beast, can you encounter him later in the Cathedral Ward? Specifically, on the balcony from which he drops into the arena (with the Ball and Chain Church Giant)? I'd guess not, but does anyone know for sure? Don't feel like starting a new file to find out.

                                  • Cathedral Ward before boss fight05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                                    We all know that the Cleric Beast drops from the Cathedral Ward, so why can't you see it there? It would be cool if you could fight it there instead or something, or even be able to see it on top of a building.

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