Martyr Logarius

General Info
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9081 25600 Forsaken Castle Cainhurst Crown of Illusions
physical_DEF.jpg VS_blunt.jpg VS_thrust.jpg --
133 133 133 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
133 290 160 180
slow_poison_RES.jpg rapid_poison_RES.jpg VS_beasts.jpg VS_kin.jpg
999 999 No No

Martyr Logarius is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Martyr Logarius Information

  • This boss fight is optional. Make sure you have lit the Cainhurst Castle lamp before defeating this boss or you will lose access to the level.






Combat Information

  • Strong against Fire, Arcane and Bolt damage.
  • Spells deal Arcane Damage.
  • Logarius can be staggered with firearms quite easily during his second phase when doing physical attacks. Bring Quicksilver Bullets and take advantage of these staggers with Visceral Attacks.
  • He can't fall off because of invisible walls over there on that roof. The player, however, can fall of the roof.
  • Use the obstacles on the rooftop to break off the line-of-sight of his spell missiles. When he stabs the roof with his sword, swords will spawn in the air and shoot at the player, to get rid of them simply attack the sword (you can lock on to the sword to shoot it).
  • Caution: when he buffs himself bullets no longer stun and melee attacks will no longer interrupt his. If the player backstabs him while he is charging his buff, the bullets will still work, as will melee attacks to interrupt his attacks. This makes the second half of the fight significantly easier (He will however still have the new moveset).
  • If you lock on and stand in-front of him while staying close to him as to lure out his melee attack you can get through the entire fight without him casting his buff. The sweet spot to interrupt his attack is at the very peek of the swing just before he brings the weapon back toward you. If the player can manage to keep him attacking and hit that sweet spot followed by Visceral Attacks the boss fight can be very easy.
  • When going for hit n' runs, only do 2-3 hits and then dodge left. He always summons his exploding skull on his right side and by dodging left it should never connect.
  • It's possible to roll through the exploding skull Logarius summons when you are close up to him. This will let you stay on top of him when he backsteps.
  • Don't be tempted to use heavier weapons. Using the short version of Ludwig's Holy Blade or the sword part of the Kirkhammer will be more useful than the trick versions. If you can land a running combo on Logarius you can interrupt his attacks.
  • When Logarius starts to fly around, keep an eye on him in the air and dodge just before he hits the ground. When he lands he is stunned for a second or so allowing you to get in and attack him again.



General strategy

Martyr Logarius is an incredibly powerful and aggressive boss. He attacks frequently and quickly and is capable of killing players within one combo. When you walk into the boss room Logarius will summon a ball of energy that tracks you slowly, so run to one of the sides of the roof and use the pillars to keep yourself safe from the blast. Sprint round behind him and start the fight proper.

Watch out for his frontal blast attacks early on. Whenever you manage to score a couple of hits on him he'll summon a red skull with an AOE blast which will knock you back and take off around 50% of your health. If you time it right when he puts his arm forward you can roll through the blast, or you can dodge to the left. The AOE is directional to the front. If you get too far away from Logarius he'll summon a ball of energy like he did at the start, or he'll cast a sweep of smaller skulls which track you. Roll through or just avoid them. If he swings his staff and you're close enough you can get in a gunshot and parry him, but the timing is very difficult.

When you take around a third of his health off he'll smash his staff into the ground and start charging up. When he does this, take the opportunity and do some real damage to him. Really hit him hard. If he doesn't have his back against a wall use this state to do a charge attack from behind and follow up with a visceral attack. While he's charging his defense drops so a visceral here will do huge amounts of damage to him.

Once he's finished charging the fight will change immeasurably. Where before he would avoid you and use magic, now he actively chases you and attacks directly with melee attacks (his fighting pattern is not too dissimilar from that of False King Allant in Demon's Souls). The prevailing tactic here is to bait his attacks, when he does a long stab with his sword you have a perfect opportunity to land a hit on him. When he stabs his sword into the ground get near it before the arcane attacks hit you and smash the sword, cancelling the attack.

When you get him down to his last third, the final stage will start. This time he'll continue the aggressive attacks but also periodically fly up in the air and smash down on you. When you see him fly up in the air, keep an eye on him and when he's close to hitting you, dodge. He'll hit the ground hard and be stunned for a second, so make sure to use the opportunity to get some hits in. He'll use his sword less in this phase, focusing more on two handing his staff for increased damage. Eventually though, if you're careful and DON'T GET GREEDY WITH HITS you'll best him.

When he's done, make sure to pick up the Crown of Illusions he drops. Wear it and you'll unlock the very end of the level.

Parrying strategy

During Logarius's second phase, where he concentrates mostly on using physical attacks, he is highly susceptible to being staggered and visceral attacks. Those who are having trouble avoiding his aggressively fast and powerful combos should have much better luck shooting him just as he launches an attack, staggering/parrying him, and then following up with a visceral attack. With the " Clawmark" Caryll Runes equipped, players can increase the damage of visceral attacks even more.

Co-op Strategy

If Logarius is proving to be too difficult, co-op makes this fight more manageable. To guarantee success you need to use the tactic described above, but make sure to get into a rhythm with your cooperator. Essentially the two of you should fall into taking turns to his Logarius as follows:

  • Player A attacks Logarius and pulls his attention. Player A may take damage, so should retreat
  • Then Player B attacks Logarius and pulls his attention while Player A heals.

Repeat that until you have the boss down. When he is charging up for his second phase, both of you should power in and get as much damage as possible on him while he is vulnerable. See the attached video below to see how this rhythm looks.

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Quick Frontal Blast Relatively quick and hard hitting attack performed in front of Logarius. To avoid try to dodge when he quickly juts his arm outward, or simply stay away from his front side.
Swirling Skull Tracer Logarius will raise his staff in the air and summon a circular swirling mass of skulls to follow his target with a small turning radius.This attack leaves him open while he is casting it. To avoid this attack, dodge to any side a few times.
Scythe Attack Combo Logarius will swing his staff 3 times, two being side swings and the last an overhead smash. He may stop at any point in this combo if you are out of range. To avoid this, attack him to interrupt it, or dodge away.
Lined Skulls Logarius will swing his staff and create a line of explosive skulls that trace his target. To avoid this, either use the castles environment to block the skulls or dodge around them.
Enrage At about 3/5 health Logarius will stick his staff in the ground with red haze surrounding him. After he completes his ritual he will gain a massive boost in speed, damage, and unlock a new set of moves. It is advised to attack him as much as possible as doing so will delay his ritual and continue to leave him open.
Sword Rain Only occurs after Logarius is Enraged. He punctures the ground with his sword which will cause a small scale explosion and cause swords to rain from the area above it. To avoid, dodge around and attack his sword to end it.
Sword Slash Combo Logarius will swing his sword twice rapidly at which the end of the combo will have the air he had sliced explode. He may end the combo early if his target is out of range. Avoiding this attack depends on where you are positioned in relation to Logarius. If you are close, dodge behind him, if not a backstep will avoid everything.
Leaping Attack Logarius will swiftly jump into the air and in a few seconds land on top of his target dealing massive damage. At the end of this attack he is open for a few seconds. It is recommended to dodge in one direction as much as possible. Unless you can time you dodge with his landing, it is advised to dodge spam.
Hovering Spin Logarius will backstep into the air and hover for a few seconds before swiftly flying across the map while spinning. This attack rarely hits his target and most often only hits another summoned player if you have Logarius positioned in such a way. If this attack manages to hit it will do massive damage. To avoid all mishaps, notice where your allies are and have Logarius face away from them. When he proceeds with this attack try to dodge to avoid the slim chance he actually hits you.



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  • From the Gold Ardeo's description: "Acts of goodness are not always wise, and acts of evil are not always foolish, but regardless, we shall always strive to be good".



  • When asked about the Vilebloods, Alfred offers some insight on Logarius. According to him, Master Logarius led the Executioners in a charge against the Vilebloods at Castle Cainhurst. Alfred implies that Logarius stayed behind while the rest of the Executioners escaped. He hopes to go to Cainhurst, avenge Martyr Logarius and destroy the Vilebloods.
    • Alfred is able to accomplish this when the player gives him the Unopened Summons item found after the defeat of Logarius in the Vileblood Queen's chamber. After receiving the item, Alfred will go to Cainhurst and assassinate the Queen, after which he will return to his original location by the tomb leading to Old Yharnam where he takes his own life. The reason for his unexpected suicide is discussed under Alfred.


Notes & Trivia

  • His sword is very similar in design to the Soulbrandt, a blade from Demon's Souls.
  • His scythe on the other hand is a replica of the one conjured by Pthumerian Elder.
  • Logarius is connected to the Tarot Card The Emperor.
  • The Sword of Logarius  much resembles the Drake Sword from DS1
    Like the Drake Sword it is very broad at the hilt and the edge is slightly curved, like a flamberge. The colors are different.


    • 08 Mar 2017 02:15  

      Has anyone else noticed that you can't rally health back from being hit with his sword? Is it because his sword is actually a northern regalia from the demon souls world and follows a different set of rules? (Just a thought)

      • 25 Feb 2017 23:57  

        Try fighting him a couple of times to learn his movesets. Once you learn them prepare yourself with full Vials and bullets. I find that using a pistol is most effective against him, only if you interrupted his charge to phase 2.

        • 02 Feb 2017 09:39  

          If Logarius does connect with his two quick hits DO NOT dodge backwards or he will catch you with a thrusting attack. The best thing to do is to just simply run backwards and be ready for any other moves, much better than him catching your dodge and taking away half your health.

          • 26 Jan 2017 10:27  

            Shooting the sword is a waste of bullets and attacking it isn't worth the risk of being combo'd to death. Just let it be, and position yourself behind one of the structures and parry him as much as possible while doing your best to dodge the bull***** dive attack.

            • 20 Jan 2017 22:43  

              "When he stabs the roof with his sword, swords will spawn in the air and shoot at the player, to get rid of them simply attack the sword"

              Thats funny, because the second you do that, the second you clear it, he just puts down another one, time an time again.

              • 15 Jan 2017 21:19  

                So i've tried him a few times.
                First I've tried with my standard approach... Ludwigs Holy Blade Transformed, to slow it failed.
                Then I've tried to parry him, but my Bullets get sucked above him without hitting anything.
                Several times later....
                In first Phase he backed into a corner and keeps casting the Big ball without pause or intent to leave the corner...even if i wait on the other side and the ball has not enough range to hit...he keeps casting, then i've tried to get him out and i was hit by his volley TWICE PER CAST.....

                Then on the next try i changed my Armor to the Executioners i found in the Castle.
                He changed the Way he fought entiely....
                After just a few casts he suddely changed to melee in the 1. Phase, he kept doing his 3 combo, which i could nicely parry at the second or third strike, which was still a tradeoff, but the viceral healed me up.
                Then i kept doing it until 40% life, then he stuck his sword into the ground, i shot it with pistol and here we were again same as the beginning + Jumping atacks until he died.
                He NEVER even started the big AOE at 60 or 50%...

                My opinion is that he KNEW how much Armor i had and when i changed my Armor to Max Arcane he stops casting and attack in melee...
                btw my Insight was over 80...

                • 11 Jan 2017 16:49  

                  Logarius.. aside from being bathed in the blood of "normal" vilebloods, has no reason to be immortal.. unless he pounded the queen hard as well. His Scythe being Pthumerian in style, and his long limbs makes me think he might come from the labyrinths.

                  • 06 Jan 2017 00:45  

                    there's absolutely no reason behind this frozen old boy being resistant to fire. Fromsoft just wanted to give arcane builds an especially hard time getting the wheel.

                    • 29 Nov 2016 11:12  

                      He's not that bad solo. But if you're helping someone it becomes stupid. He one shots you with that fast big skull blast of you're not full health. It's really annoying.

                      • 23 Nov 2016 01:41  

                        Is he supposed to be like, really hard? I beat him in like three tries. I didn't look at the guide or anything. If it makes people feel any better, I died like 15 times to BSB.

                        • Bugged05 Jul 2016 08:47  

                          Hes bugged for me and does nothing except back into a corner and start spamming nothing but lined skulls and sword rain and there is very little I can do as attacking means getting hit by no less than 2-3 skulls.

                          • Logarius with 90+ Insight05 Jul 2016 08:47  

                            so i just beat this guy for the 2nd time today, but this time i have around 90+ insights (compared to 10~ ish on my first play through) <br/>there's a move that he does that i didn't encounter when i was killing him the first time. And i died to this guy a lot of time so im pretty sure this is not an RNG moveset thing. <br/> <br/>When he Enrage (I think he was enrage, there was a purple haze all around him) my bullets can't hit him. <br/>it actually bends away from him. At first i thought it was a bug because i shot him perfectly for a visceral attack and it didn't hit. <br/> <br/>then i just tried shooting at him from a distance, and the bullets actually curve away from him. <br/> <br/>considering i didn't see this happening when i first kills him, im guessing this is Insight related. <br/> <br/>anyone want to confirm?

                            • possible strategy05 Jul 2016 08:47  

                              I killed him with one try. I used my gun to interrupt his slash attack so i could V.attk him. I was able to do this 3 times before he charged his scythe and had the red aura coming out of his head into the air. At this point I remained in close, though I couldn't use my gun to stun him it seemed (and this guide says you can't anyway) I goaded him into using his 3 hit combo (he slashes from the left, then the right then down). I stated just out of his melee range so he would use this attack, and on the third strike, he remained vulnerable and I was able to dodge toward him and land a couple hits before he jumped back. I just kept doing this until he died.

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