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Forbidden Woods One-Eyed Iron Helm


Valtr is a non-player character in Bloodborne. He was added with the Patch 1.07


This character can be found inside the shorcut hut to the right of the first lamp in Forbidden Woods. He is the leader and Master of The League

    • Can this NPC be an ally?

Valtr's summon sign appears in the Blood River of the Hunter's Nightmare, just before the cavern to fight Ludwig, take a right turn and you will find Messengers ringing his bell there. You must also equip the Impurity Rune to be able to summon him. Additionally, Valtr can be summoned in the Grand Cathedral of the Old Hunters' Nightmare to fight Laurence, provided you have Laurence's Skull.

    • Can this NPC be an enemy?: Yes, if you attack him.





Ahh, a new face, are you? And an accomplished hunter... it would appear. *chuckles* I am Valtr, Master of the League. Members of the League cleanse the streets of all the filth that's spread about during the hunt. Like any half-decent hunter ought to, you know? Haven't you seen enough of these wretched beasts, freakish slugs, and mad doctors? Sentence these fiends to death. With the help of your League confederates. What do you say? Why not join the League?

Edit - Upon joining the League:

"Now, there is one thing you must know. By the oath of the League, those who bear its rune will see vermin. Vermin writhe deep within all filth, and are the root of man's impurity. All vermin are to be crushed. The League exist to expunge all vermin, ridding us of any trace of human corruption. And so, until we are rid of all vermin, you must continue to hunt and kill. This bloody fate is ours alone. Do not expect the world to grasp our work... But remember, the confederates will always have my blessing... And each other. Always."

Join The League:

"Yes. As a hunter well should. Commit this to heart."
Our own Caryll rune, symbol of the League." ( Obtain Impurity

Refuse: Nothing happens.
Valtr requests you to reconsider.
You can talk to him again to join. 

"The night brims with defiled scum,
and is permeated by their rotten stench.
Just think, now you're all set to hunt and kill to your heart's content!"

When attacked:

"Well, how quaint... You scoff at the League?
Then you are yourself a beast! A defiled mess of rotten flesh!
When you are dead, your rank blood will curdle with vermin!"

When player is killed:

Male Character: "Vermin writhe and squirm... You vile lout."

Female Character: "Vermin writhe and squirm... You no good wench."




A Yharnamite's favourite tale tells of a group of constables, who once chased a Beast back to Yharnam, all but one were killed. It was said he killed and ate the Beast in vengeance. This is implied how Valtr earned his title "Beast Eater".
Source: Constable Set Item Description

Valtr long ago lost the ability to see Vermin.
Source: Master's Iron Helm description

Other Notes:

After crushing 5 vermin, return to Valtr's location to pick up the Master's Iron Helm.

Once you pick up the Master's Iron Helm Valtr will no longer be wearing it when he is summoned by the Old Hunter Bell.
His name will also be represented as "Valtr, Beast Eater", instead of "Valtr, Master of the League" when summoned. This implies that he is no longer the master as he has passed the title on to the player by leaving them his helm.



Easy kill: Attack him and quickly run down to the elevator you've opened up and activate it, he will plunge to his death trying to follow you (this method also works for the hunter that spawns after Valtr's death or departure) just beware of your enemy pulling a plunging attack as they fall.


  • Spawning into the Forbidden Woods lamp Vlatr dies, the aggressive npc already spawned. The why is not yet known, and his death is random.

    • Anonymous

      20 Jan 2018 19:37  

      Valtr is very usefull against Laurence. That combat, for my playstyle, is very difficult more than the Orphan. With Valtr, it was a cheese. Valtr attacks Laurence constantly, allowing you to devastate the ...s of the First Vicar. The only thing to pay attention is when Valtr has a low health bar; in that case, you must take the attention of Laurence, allowing Valtr to heal himself. I don't know against Ludwig how Valtr works, I defeated the crazy horse solo.

      • Anonymous

        23 Nov 2017 20:11  

        In order to get the One Eyed Helmet after having completed his quest, you have to attack him in a new game cycle without talking to him. Otherwis, If you talk to him you will be given the Master Iron Helm.

        Its worth nothing that the helm looks slightly identical to the Iron Helm from Dark Souls

        • Anonymous

          08 Sep 2017 10:40  

          In the Old Hunter's Edition, you need only crush one vermin to complete his questline. I don't know if it also applies to the Game of the Year Edition.

          • Anonymous

            21 Jul 2017 05:20  

            This guy is such a damn monster against Ludwig. He just chews his hits and knocks him down left and right. Can't say the same against Laurence, but then again, Laurence destroys us all

            • Anonymous

              14 Jul 2017 05:29  

              Before we enter the nightmare, the messengers gave us an eye of the blood drunk hunter. Valtr came in with the Dlc if I'm not wrong. I read somewhere that his description is one-eyed despite his npc having two eyes if summoned. Could it be that it's his eye? Considering how he talks about vermin in his dialogue.. kinda sounds blood drunk to me.

              • Anonymous

                07 Apr 2017 11:22  

                Should it be mentioned anywhere that he lost the ability to see Vermin a long time ago?
                Like it's stated on his helmet.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Apr 2017 11:10  

                  Should it be included in the lore or something that he lost the ability to see Vermin long ago?
                  As mentioned in the Master's Iron Helm?

                  • Anonymous

                    15 Jan 2017 20:13  

                    Killed Valtr for fun by letting him fall with elevator trick... worked, then other guy spawned, tried it again... worked... Praise the Elevator

                    • Anonymous

                      BLEH!07 Aug 2016 06:28  

                      After taking his place as Master of the League, I cannot summon Younger Madaras Twin before the Shadow fight. Anybody know a way around this?

                      • Anonymous

                        He died?05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                        So he just died as soon as i went to the lamp, i beat the hostile npc hunter there then tried to return to hunters dream and see him there he did not respawn, tried to return to title menu and hes still dead after coming back, i recived the blooddreg that one gets from killing a hunter so it seems hes perma dead...all i wanted was to see him in my own game

                        • Anonymous

                          NPC Hunter05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                          I don't know exaclty what's the trigger but there is a NPC hunter -very powerful- waiting player near the Forbidden Wood lamb... I think he spawn when player consume a vermin then talk to Valtr. that hunter really powerfull I cannot deal with my 42 level char but build kinda sucks (arcane build)... he uses Hunter Axe also he buffs his weapon with Fire Paper... He wear a new attire comes with DLC...

                          • Anonymous

                            What the hell From05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                            I now have to ascend to another ng+ for the THIRD F*CKING TIME this weekend since he's just dead in the forbidden woods by the time you get back there. I am infinite salt.

                            • Anonymous

                              Item drop05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                              Hi, I killed but, but still I just got some bloodseamen. There hasnt been anything like the iron helmet..why? I just started the fight after talking to him and i killed him. So did I missed something?

                              • Anonymous

                                League too hard to join05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                Valtr was dead upon arrival at the lamp which seems to be a glitch that people are experiencing, so I wonder if it has something to do with spawning at the lamp

                                • Anonymous

                                  Masters iron helm05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                  I crused 6 vermin and talked to valtr then came back and he's gone and found a masters iron helm, that's different from the one eyed iron helm. I hope there's more to valtr and his lore in the old hunters dlc

                                  • Anonymous

                                    What the...05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                    Vermin don't seem to work for me, so I killed the dude instead hoping for some cool items. Well I was wrong. His bucket is trash (literally) in every possible aspect and the whistle from the other npc is not viable at all. The only thing it was good for was to kill myself over and over again in dissappointment while wearing an idiotic bucket on my head. The dlc better not be such garbage...

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Items05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                      If you kill him, he drops this: If you crush 5 Vermin and talk to him, he says he wants to leave. If you go to anotehr area and return, he won't be there anymore, and you'll get this instead: And after he leaves, covenant gesture changes (player character puts right hand on chest):

                                      • Anonymous

                                        why is he dead?05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                        so i joined and came back after a boss and there was a attacking npc i killed it and went to this guy he gave me new dialog i came back again after a few bosses and his helmet there where he was stood i dont understand why hes dead i mean im still in the coven i can still use the stuff if this is not meant to happen i kinda feel cheated in a way

                                        • Anonymous

                                          A little note I noticed from the guide,05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                                          From what the guide says, When he is summoned as Beast Eater, he is at least a lil bit stronger than his Master of the League version. (from my personal experience with that fight and him as a summon....yea definitely stronger... he took the Visceral that killed the boss =( that was my job...***** Beast *****..)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Hunter with whistle05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                                            Totally not happening for me.. Have crushed vermin I front of Valtr and got items. No hunter has appeared even after reloading area several times.. Any ideas?

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