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Keeper of the Old Lords

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General Info
hp.jpg blood_echoes.jpg Location Drops
3867 3471 Central Pthumeru Chalice Central Pthumeru Root Chalice
Can drop Twin Blood Stone Shards
19690 54224 Defiled Chalice Radial Blood Gem
Defenses
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103 99 99 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
99 30 70 75
slow_poison_RES.jpg rapid_poison_RES.jpg VS_beasts.jpg VS_kin.jpg
120 210 No No



Keeper of the Old Lords is a Boss in Bloodborne.

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Combat Information

  • Keeper of the Old Lords is staggered as easily as other human sized enemies, even when in the middle of an attack. Well timed blows can prevent the Keeper from completing any attack altogether.
  • If you're having trouble with this boss (like in a defiled dungeon where you only have half health, for instance), you can poison it with two Poison Knives. It's best to use the strategy outlined above for the first phase of the fight and then switch to poison daggers when it buffs its sword with fire.
  • The Keeper of the Old Lords can be beaten easily with Ludwig's Holy Blade by baiting her into engaging you, and staggering him in the middle of his somewhat slow attacks. To do this, get just in range of it so that it starts walking towards you. Once it gets about 6 steps away, charge your Ludwig's Holy Blade power attack in Greatsword (transform) mode and let go just before it swings. After awhile, it'll apply Fire Paper to their blade and begin to run at you. Continue the same tactic, however while compensating for its run speed, also immediately back dodge twice after landing your attack. It will often follow up its attack with a long reaching move and you will be caught with it if you're late.
  • This boss can be easily stun-locked with the Blade of Mercy in dagger form. The Keeper won't be able to attack or dodge away. Just keep on top of her, and when your stamina gets low hop back and recharge.
  • Do not completely deplete your stamina; leave a little bit so you could dodge away at the end, or the Keeper will surely retaliate should you try to walk away.
  • Other weapons can still stun-lock, but his dodge attack would be fast enough to slip through between 2 swings of your weapon.
  • When his HP is reduced to about two thirds, the Keeper will attempt to apply fire to his sword and gain new abilities. While the Keeper attempts to do so, any attack will stagger him out of the animation, stopping him from entering phase 2. However if the attack landed too late and fire is already burning away on his sword, he would enter phase 2 anyway. If one keeps preventing him from entering phase 2, he would give up for a while and continue fighting.
  • Often after being parried (or being shot during a non-parryable attack, particularly the 'short shoulder-charge into flame punch' maneuver), the Keeper will do a defensive two-swing combo. He also tends to use this after getting up from a Visceral Attacks. These defensive swings can themselves be parried, allowing one with proper timing to chain Visceral Attacks against him without giving him any opportunity to defend himself.
  • Skill/Bloodtinge builds can have an easy time against this boss. You just have to attack twice with a transformed Reiterpallasch then immediately afterwards use the transformed R2 to shoot. It will always parry since he will attempt to attack after the second hit. Even after he buffs his weapon he will do the same thing. You can repeat this strategy until he falls. This strategy also works with Chikage.
  • Be careful if you chose to parry this boss. Landing a visceral attack while he is up against a wall will often times clip him into the wall, forcing you to restart the battle as he is no longer accessible.
  • For Arcane build, Keeper of the Old Lords can be staggered with Executioner's Gloves, combined with the use of Bloodbullet and Oedon Writhe Visceral Attack, the Keeper can be killed with ease.

 

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Flame Wave The Keepers' fist glows red before sending out two waves of flames at the player. Typically used when the player is at medium range.
Flame Burst A ball of fire erupts from the Keepers' hand. Short range but fast.
The Keeper could follow up with a slash after this attack, or he could slash first then immediately perform this attack.
Ring of Fire The Keeper lifts their glowing fist into the air before slamming it into the ground, creating an expanding ring of fire around them.
Dodging Slash Two wide sword slashes, with the second being executed while the Keeper dodges backwards. Sends out waves of fire when the Keeper has ignited his sword.
Running Slash The Keeper runs forward and swings his sword. Sends out a wave of fire when his sword is ignited. One of his easiest attacks to parry. Fire pistol just before the swing. Identify the attack, let him come as close as you dare and then shot.

 

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Notes & Trivia

  • In the Defiled Dungeons the amounts of physical damage received and heal will be decreased along with the decreased max health, but elemental damage will do normal damage making Keeper of the Old Lords surprisingly tough, being able to 1 shot players.
  • Is a possible reference to Dark Souls, his name as Keeper of the 'Old Lords' referring to the Great Souls as well as his use of Fire, remenisent of pyromancy, in addition their armor greatly resembles the Dark Set from all 3 Dark Soul games, with the hat and robes added.
  • Keepers have at least 8 eyes in their head, with pupils and irises. Their eyes resemble those of Amygdala.
  • Their armor resembles a spider's web and eyes can be found within the gaps. This makes it resemble Amygdala's head.
  • Eyes can be found within their flames. Similar eyes can be found in the flames of Boom Hammer Hunter.

 

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    • You can chain visceral him05 Jul 2016 08:34

      He always swings right after getting up from visceral attack. Just time your shot correctly (press button right before he ends his "getting up" animation) and he'll be staggered again. Never will he attack again.

      • help05 Jul 2016 08:34

        Community glyph : b4bi2s3n right in front of 1st boss door need help with this dungeon I'm loosing faith in getting the platinum. Tried so many times I really need help , thank you in advance . My psn is Converge26 .. level 109 .. using hunters axe 10 and cannon 9. Looking to make friends who help out in dungeons I will return the favor .. thnx again

        • Defiled chalice dungeon05 Jul 2016 08:34

          I don't think poison works against her in the defiled version. I hit about 18 poison knives in rapid succesion, but she didn't get poisoned. Can someone confirm?

          • burial blade05 Jul 2016 08:34

            the strategy outlined above with ludwigs holy blade also works very well with the burial blade, it also having long reach and an additional knockback effect, eliminating any danger of the boss attacking you before you can dodge away.

            • beast roar strategy05 Jul 2016 08:34

              Im using blades of mercy skill build with beast roar, use the dagger form to stun lock her as mentioned above but instead of dodging just hit beast roar she will fall down and you can regain stamina, rinse and repeat, did this in the defiled dungeon and had no problems

              • Dark souls Connection05 Jul 2016 08:34

                I know the maker said this game has no connection to dark souls bur this enemy is strangely like a boss that is controlling the first flame.and his name keeper of the old lords.

                • need help please05 Jul 2016 08:34

                  Community glyph : b4bi2s3n right in front of 1st boss door need help with this dungeon I'm loosing faith in getting the platinum. Tried so many times I really need help , thank you in advance . My psn is Converge26 .. level 109 .. using hunters axe 10 and cannon 9. Looking to make friends who help out in dungeons I will return the favor .. thnx again

                  • Defiled Chalice encounter05 Jul 2016 08:34

                    An easy way to defeat this guy in Defiled chalice: <br/>Take a cane (+9 if possible) and switch it to whip mode. Once the battle starts rub a slug on it (+80 arcane damage). <br/>Now what you need to do is keep a distance to avoid his charging attacks and use whip R2 attack (it has range superior to R1). Each strike will stagger and stop the guy's rush. <br/>Do not get greedy, after one strike immediately strafe back. Even when he charges his sword the R2 of the whip will cancel his attack. I tried maybe 5 times to finish this guy using burial blade+10, then switched to whip cane and that did a quick job of him. Also, I wore charred attire and rune +100 elemental defense. <br/>Good luck.

                    • help05 Jul 2016 08:34

                      Community glyph : b4bi2s3n right in front of 1st boss door need help with this dungeon I'm loosing faith in getting the platinum. Tried so many times I really need help , thank you in advance . My psn is Converge26 .. level 109 .. using hunters axe 10 and cannon 9. Looking to make friends who help out in dungeons I will return the favor .. thnx again

                      • AXE 2HAND L205 Jul 2016 08:34

                        In defiled this guy was hard. Once i took the timing with L2 axe swing, he fell easy, but timing is all because in defiled u miss one hit, and he one shot you. freakin nazgul.

                        • Boss fight05 Jul 2016 08:34

                          A vid on the cnetral chalice dungeon boss fight. hopefully I get to the defiled chalice and do that fight soon. <br/> <br/>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G4fsk9yPNiw

                          • Possibly an all female race05 Jul 2016 08:34

                            I just made a Ailing Loran chalice dungeon, and it had three npc hunter type enemies, fully dressed in the bone ash armor, with saw spears that they almost always enhanced with fire. They were all female (as indicated by their death screams). This brings me to believe that these Keepers are women who have yet to undergo the burning process, and thus not possess the fire abilities that regular keeper enemies have, keepers who, despite their monstrous voice, may too be women. <br/>In the Layer two, I found the abhorrent beast, a respawning beast claw hunter, and the Three respawning hunters who are cosplaying as the keeper of the old lords enemy. <br/>There's also an Uncanny Tonitrus. <br/> <br/>Glyph: c2svnm37, Rotted Ailing Loran, Both a Fetid and Rotted offering

                            • Reiterpallasch05 Jul 2016 08:34

                              the Reiterpallasch will easily parry/stagger this enemy and allow for V. Atts, all you need to do is a single stab and then l1 transform into gun mode, the timing will always parry them, makes the boss a literal cake walk.

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