Loran Darkbeast

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General Info
Lower Ailing Loran Chalice
Lower Ailing Loran Root Chalice

Loran Darkbeast is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Loran Darkbeast Information

  • This boss is another version of Darkbeast Paarl.
  • Defeating this boss will NOT reward you Darkbeast Paarl Trophy



Combat Information

  • It is suggested not to lock onto this boss as the camera can be wild.
  • It is recommended to wear Bolt resistant armor like Henryk's Set.
  • As soon as you enter the boss room, the boss has a high chance of doing a jumping attack. The hit box for this attack can be silly sometimes and with a cursed modifier this might one-shot you. Hug the fog gate and if he jumps it should not reach you. Note that the boss room structure can vary in chalice dungeons and in some of those staying by the gate might not be safe for the jump attack.

Attack Name
Attack Description & Counter (from Paarl's page)
Claw Swipes
Boss swipes his claws up to three times in succession. This attack does moderate damage, but is fast. When his power is fully charged, it also unleashes 3 balls of electricity that travel in a straight line.
Leap Swipe
Boss can leap toward a distant hunter as he swipes at them. His leap covers a lot of distance, so always try to dodge it.
Boss slams his claw, and then emits a blast. He can use this attack in combination with his swipe attacks.
Electric Nova
After channeling for a few seconds, boss unleashes a nova around him that does high damage. If the hunter manages to stagger him during the channel, boss will fall down and become completely vulnerable for a few seconds. This will also cause his attacks to be no longer infused with electricity until he recharges (which he tends to do as soon as possible).
Electric Breath
After a short channel, boss damages everything near his head .If not in vicinity of his head, the hunter can safely go in for a few hits. Pay attention to which part of his body is glowing to tell whether he is doing a nova or a breathe. If his chest glows, he is preparing for a nova; if his head glows, he is about to breathe.

Strategy 1 (Baiting and focusing on limbs):

In this guide, you will need to keep facing the boss and bait his attacks. If you stay in front of him, the boss will most likely attack with horizontal swipes. He may attack with one horizontal swipe, two of them, or two of them followed by a forward hand stomp. You need to dodge under the first swipe and the rest of the combo will not matter to you. Go under him in order to attack.

This guide suggests focusing on the limbs of the boss. After baiting and dodging under the boss, attack the closest limb. Attacking the limbs sufficiently will cause the boss to fall down and lose his charge. Whether or not the same leg can cause the boss to fall down has not been tested in this guide. The video accompanied with this guide shows the effectiveness of focusing on the limbs.

After attacking the limbs, depending on your position, the boss will most likely do one of the following:
  • Dodge sideways and attack with a quick swipe. This dodge can be fast and with the camera locked on the camera will go crazy. Without the camera locked on, you will lose sight of him. To dodge his swipe attack, simply roll opposite of where you saw the boss dodge to.
  • The boss will curl up a little and start charging. Bright light will be seen from the body of the boss. This AOE will hit hard. This guide is centred on dodging through the AOE to attack the boss some more. Doing this can be tricky though. In order to dodge through this AOE, wait till the moment the boss starts raising its head up and dodge at that time. It is recommended to dodge towards the head as I found that to be easier. Watching the accompanied video to this guide should help in having a rough idea of when to dodge this AOE attack.

After doing enough damage (about one third of its health), the boss will back away in order to charge up his body, causing him to have double charge. In double charge mode, the boss will have increased damage and extra effects to some of his attacks. The swipes will cause trails of electricity to follow and can be tricky to dodge sometimes. The AOE attack will do more damage and might one shot you if you're on cursed modifier. The strategy remains the same. Bait his swipes, go under the boss to attack, dodge through the AOE and repeat.

If you've focused well on the limbs. You will cause the boss to fall more than once and will have enough time to damage him. After this, the boss will attempt to dodge sideways and quick attack you at least once before trying to gain some distance to charge up again. While the boss is charging up, you can at least attack the limps once per charge.


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- NeoMerdien NeoMerdien- Loran Darkbeast tactic in lower Ailing Loran.

Notes & Trivia

  • The real boss in this battle is your fight against the lock-on and camera mechanics.

    • 04 Mar 2017 12:17  

      This thing seems to really destroy the FPS, especially when fully charged and/or using its AoE. Which is unfortunate, since those are the two most dangerous parts of the fight. Who thought it was a good idea to put this thing in a room with water physics and swirling sand animations?

      • 22 Jan 2017 19:47  

        The Loren Darkbeast in the Lower Loran Chalice... I have a PS4 Slim and i get less then 10 FPS.... Also the Beast is sometimes glitching out of the Camera getting invisible in the Process.
        Still thanks to my NPC Tank he was first try.
        Rolled underhim and hacked L2 with LHS.
        Having lvl 170 and 300 Bolt resistance still cost me over 1000HP with his AOE....

        BTW having 20% and 30% Moon Runes are incredible while farming in Chalices on NG XD Yep still in Normal Game.

        • 20 Dec 2016 16:09  

          But yet again from another player I give this boss the most poorly designed encounter in such an amazing game.

          Seriously though which designer's child made this boss because it's a piece of ***** that just screams "I'm not finished being made yet".

          I used to hate this boss because of the stupid camera but now I really hate because of the actual model of it.

          Can anybody else name a boss in this entire game whose model causes your character to jump into the air resulting in a plunging attack? I can't and I doubt there is.

          But in all seriousness if you use the beast Hunter saif for this fight your character will spazz out when he spins around and you will do a plunging attack that won't hit anything and you get to admire this boss nice and close before he smacks you.

          • Paaaaaaaaaarl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!31 Jul 2016 03:10  

            I hate this *****ing monkey sooooo much, i tought at first i liked the design, noup, now i hate it, i thought i liked the boss fight, noup, i hate it now, i hate the irregular stage, the fact that he can hit you in the ground, the hitbox, the camera, the life, first BB boss that I totally canĀ“t stand... second is Lawrence

            • Easy Strategy05 Jul 2016 08:58  

              After getting wrecked by this guy for an hour or two, I used Bone Marrow Ash + Rosmarinus and cheaply annihilated this monster. I would highly recommend it as I could not even touch him normally with a melee weapon.

              • easy05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                I fought him in lower loran and first tried him. Im lvl 180 at the time. Hes just a little faster paarl. I think its because i havent patched the game yet because it was darkbeast paarl.

                • different beast05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                  This IS NOT the same boss im fighting. Mine looks completely different and is smaller, completly different moveset yet is still named loran darkbeast. wtf?

                  • *****05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                    Im level 50 and just got to this boss, he's all that stands between me and my burial blade... and I dont know if I can do it. My main weapon is blades of mercy but because of the range and way he moves its hard to tag him with it, I really dont know if I can do this, anyone else had success at a level similar to mine?

                    • AoE is always a threat05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                      I knocked the sparks out of him and he immediately followed up with his AoE, I didn't even know that was possible. After fighting him like 80 times it's the first time I've seen it happen.

                      • Broke Darkbeast's Leg with a Pistol!05 Jul 2016 08:58  

               <br/>Don't even asked I defeated this b.s boss.. <br/>I am not so sure myself. I kinda entered a bloodlust trance. <br/>Only know that I focused on the head and front legs, since if you miss (and you miss the limbs a lot because of bad hitbox and camera, hate it!!) The front lombs you hit the head/chest. From time to time I hit one rear leg. <br/>All of the sudden I get this weird instinct to shoot his back leg. I sniped the leg unlocked - and it worked! Broke his leg (fluke)! Then moved in smashed his front.. couldn't truly chain-stagger, maybe because of dps. <br/>Eventually he started retreating for recharge. I charged up Ludwig R2 and followup R2, interrupted his recharge a few times. <br/>Eventually he recovered but during his stagger, knockdown and recharge he seem to take extra damage. <br/> <br/>I fought with Camera Auto Fix at OFF. Don't know if it helped. <br/>personally I hated this fight more than anything. Missing his tiny hitbox and losing sight of him was frustrating... <br/> I never want to do this again, lol, and I don't know if I can recreate this.. <br/> <br/> But I kicked his ass like a true hunter and didn't even over used my resources. Praise the sunnnnnnn! GL guys!

                        • Arguably the hardest boss05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                          Even with 1500hp, full Henryk's Set and lightning resistance runes his AOE supper attack after he starts to go bat ***** crazy will still one shoot you

                          • Why From, why?05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                            Why the hell would they make a boss in which the real challenge lies in not getting stuck underneath him when trying to roll out and atrociosu camera angles? That's artificial difficulty if I've ever seen it.

                            • Need help! :(05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                              I'm level 101 and i can't beat this beast... tried everything, hit on his legs, trying to avoid the AOE but if hits i die in one-shot... please!! Glyph: 3gkdrhh6

                              • Lower Ailing Loran Root help05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                                This boss is *****ing me up hardcore. I've got all three rites on this chalice so I'm getting one-shot left and right. My glyph is 5t8cu7v6 and I'm level 189. PSN LyricTheHyena

                                • My favourite part about this game being ps4 exclusive05 Jul 2016 08:58  

                                  I just love how when he powers up fully the game starts to lag so I miss the dodges on his aoe and just insta-lose. Thanks Sony.

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