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General Info
Location Drops
Cathedral Ward Wheel Hunter Badge
(Fire Paper, Radiance)


Alfred is a non-playable character in Bloodborne.

"You're a hunter, aren't you? I knew it. That's precisely how I started out!"


This character can first be found at the Cathedral Ward, in another part of the building with the tomb entrance. Go on the left side of the building around to where you pull the lever to open the tomb. Continue out the door and he will be standing there. He will give you Fire Paper during this encounter.
Later in the game, after killing Vicar Amelia, he can be found again in the Cathedral Ward, but on the balcony overlooking the entrance to the Forbidden Woods.

  • Can be summoned outside of the Blood-Starved Beast fight if you spoke to him previously in Cathedral Ward. As you descend towards the chapel on the first staircase you will find a note on the right-hand side saying that you can summon him. Use the Beckoning Bell on the note and he will be summoned.
  • Alfred does not fill a summon slot. If he is summoned first, it is still possible to summon two players, allowing you to tackle Blood-Starved Beast with a four-man team.
  • Can be summoned for the Cleric Beast, you must have agreed with him in the Cathedral Ward. To summon him go through the gate next to the Central Yharnam lamp, down the stairs and there will be a messenger with a note, use the Beckoning Bell there.
  • Drops: If killed in his second location in Cathedral Ward, he will give Wheel Hunter Badge (replaced by Fire Paper if you already have the badge), as well as Radiance oath during Vileblood Queen Chamber encounter after talking to him there. If you kill him in the first location, he will only drop Fire Paper.


  1. After finding Alfred Near the entrance to Old Yharnam in Cathedral Wards agree to cooperate with him to be gifted Fire Paper 3x & Pray Gesture (note: If you do not meet him near the entrance to Old Yharnam and wait to meet him at the Forbidden Woods after defeating Vicar Amelia, you will not receive the Pray Gesture)
  2. After defeating Martyr Logarius in Cainhurst Castle, Pick up the Crown of Illusions lying nearby on the ground. When equipped in this location activates a quick cutscene that reveals the Vileblood's throne room.
  3. To the right of the queen and on a table lies the unopened summons letter. Deliver this summons to Alfred near the Forbidden Woods entrance in Cathedral Ward so that he will gain access to Cainhurst, You will receive Church Bow (Male) Gesture and Wheel Hunter Badge.
  4. Alfred's mission is to eliminate the Vileblood faction for the sake of his former master to become a "true martyr" and to do this he must kill the queen. Once given the summons, Alfred will be found in the Vileblood's throne room standing over the queen's mutilated body, Talk to Alfred here to receive the Roar Gesture. Inspect the Queen's throne to get Queenly Flesh. Upon further inspection her remain's "writhe eerily" and you can see them pulsing slowly.
  5. Return to first location you spoke to Alfred, near the entrance to Old Yharnam in Cathedral Ward, to complete this quest, You will find his body along with the Radiance rune. It is believed that after completing his mission to eradicate the Vilebloods, Alfred took his own life to become a martyr just as his master was. An alternative theory is presented in the notes.





You're a hunter, aren't you? I knew it. That's precisely how I started out! Oh, beg pardon, you may call me Alfred. Protege of Master Logarius, hunter of Vilebloods. So, what say you? Our prey might differ, but we are hunters, the both of us. Why not cooperate, and discuss the things we've learned?

  • Cooperate:
  • "Oh-hoh! Very good, very good indeed! Take this, to celebrate our acquaintance." (Obtain fire paper & pray action)
  • "Beast hunting is a sacred practice. May the good blood guide your way."
  • Refuse: Nothing happens. He will just bid you farewell and you can talk again with him to cooperate.


There must be oodles for us to share.

  • Talk about the Healing Church:
  • "As you know, the Healing Church is the fountainhead of blood healing."
  • "Well, I'm a simple hunter, quite unfamiliar with the ins and outs of the institution."
  • "But I have heard that the holy medium of blood healing is venerated in the main cathedral. And that councilors of the old church reside in the high stratum of the Cathedral Ward."
  • "If you seek blood healing, and the church is willing, you should pay them a visit."


Talk about Byrgenwerth:

"Byrgenwerth is an old place of learning. And the tomb of the gods, carved out below Yharnam, should be familiar to every hunter."

"Well, once a group of young Byrgenwerth scholars discovered a holy medium deep within the tomb."

"This led to the founding of the Healing Church, and the establishment of blood healing".

"In this sense, everything sacred in Yharnam can be traced back to Byrgenwerth."

"But today, the college lies deep within a tangled wood, abandoned and decrepit. And furthermore, the Healing Church has declared Byrgenwerth forbidden ground."

"It's unclear how many of its scholars remain alive...but only they know the password that allows passage through the gate."


Talk about the Corrupted Vilebloods:

"Ah, there's something I want to tell you. A bit of wisdom from the eminent Master Logarius!"

"Once, a scholar betrayed his fellows at Byrgenwerth...and brought forbidden blood back with him to Cainhurst Castle."

"It was there that the first of the inhuman Vilebloods was born."

"The Vilebloods are fiendish creatures who threaten the purity of the Church's blood healing."

"The Ruler of the Vilebloods is still alive today. And so, to honor my master's wishes, I search, for the path to Cainhurst Castle."

Talk about the Corrupted Vilebloods again:

"In his time, Master Logarius led his executioners into Cainhurst Castle to cleanse it of the Vilebloods."

"But all did not go well and Master Logarius became a blessed anchor, guarding us from evil...Tragic, tragic times...that Master Logarius should be abandoned in the accursed domain of the Vilebloods."

"I must free him, so that he may be properly honored in martyrdom."



I bid you farewell. It has been a pleasure. May the good blood guide your way."


Give Unopened Summons:

"Ah-hah! Is that... the sigil of Cainhurst?"

"I've heard tell of Cainhurst nobles, and their amusingly pompous invitations."

"Wonderful! I thank you profusely... I will depart immediately. But first, a token of my gratitude."

(Gives 'Wheel Hunter Badge' and 'Church Bow (Male) )

"Ahh, I feel my master's hand at work. Praise the good blood! And let us cleanse these tarnished streets."


After giving 'Unopened Summons':

It has been an honor, but I must say good-bye. Let us cleanse these tarnished streets. And may the good blood guide your way."


Upon Arriving at Vileblood Queen's Chamber after giving 'Unopened Summons':

"Master, look! I've done it, I've done it! I smashed and pounded and grounded this rotten siren into fleshy pink pulp!"

"There, you filthy monstrosity! What good's your immortality now! Try stirring up trouble in this sorry state! All mangled and twisted, with every inside on the outside, for all the world to see! He heh hah hah Hah! He heh heh ha ha ha ha!"


Talking to him in Vileblood Queen's Chamber:

"Oh, you, is it? Look at this! Thanks to you, I've done it! Well? Isn't it wonderful?"

"Now Master can be canonized as a true martyr! Ha ha ha ha ha ha! I've done it, I have!!! Hah h-hah ha ha hah!" (Gives 'Roar')


While hostlle in Vileblood Queen's Chamber:

"Just what is the meaning of this? Why turn your blade on me? You're jealous, aren't you? Unclean wench! Vile monstrosity! Bloody fool! Has the blood gone to your head? Pathetic, as you deserve!"

Upon death:

Pray for Master Logarius... in my stead..."


Although Alfred is a hunter he is wearing the Executioner Garb which suggests that executioners were once used as hunters. Alfred may be an Executioner and a hunter; or the Executioner order was disbanded after Logarius' martyrdom, (there is no chance that Alfred left the order willingly as he expresses deep love for his master and he is willing to take over his duty and hunt down the last Vileblood). In any case, Executioners were used to hunt down individuals possessing the "tainted" blood of the Cainhurst Vilebloods.


  1. Alfred is voiced by Daniel Flynn, the same voice actor as Solaire of Astora from Dark Souls, Alfred even speaks the phrase "Praise the Good Blood" upon giving him Unopened Summons.
  2. You may safely give him the Unopened Summons if you have joined the Vilebloods and equipped the Corruption Oath without him becoming hostile.
  3. Killing him after he has given you Roar will make him drop the Radiance Oath.
  4. Killing him after he has already given the 3 Fire Paper in Cathedral Ward will make him drop nothing.
  5. Alfred completely tears the queen's body to pieces and this is most likely because he knew that she was undead and would not die from normal wounds.
  6. When summoned to fight the Blood-Starved Beast, he wields a Kirkhammer. However, when he murders the Queen, he uses a Logarius' Wheel
  7. It seems after giving him the Unopened Summons... if you attack him (Need not kill him) he will not murder Queen Annalise. Resulting in receiving the wheel hunter badge and gesture but not killing Annalise. Also if you kill him at this point he will not drop anything, however, the Gold Ardeo will still be available for purchase at Hunter's Dream.
  8. When you find him he is praying in front of a statue that seems to be wearing Executioner's set.
  9. He has performed a strange ritual and there is blood on the altar in front of him.
  10. A close-up of his eyes reveals that his pupils are beginning to "collapse". This is a sign that he will soon fall to beasthood.



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    • Anonymous

      Ah, genius of Bloodborne's community commments. Bloody wonderful folks, just bloody wonderful.
      Gods, kill me now if I am ever fated to hear the words Simp or Soyjak in my life.

      • Anonymous

        Why does everyone assume he commits suicide? Is it stated somewhere? Maybe he died of injuries or was killed by a monster or something.

        • Anonymous

          So I attacked Alfred after I gave him the summons but didn’t kill him. He won’t go and kill the queen, so can I still get the radiance rune?

          • Anonymous

            Alfred, destroyer of vampire hoes, defiler of simps, man of integrity and honour, fulfilling his late master's mission.
            A based man to be sure.

            • Anonymous

              His diatribe about the Vilebloods is such bullshit. I never understood why people took the words of a raving lunatic for gospel, especially if it appertains to the object of his obsessive hatred. There was no scholar who took forbidden blood to Cainhurst, no one besides Alfred ever mentions this again. In fact, you see what actually happened mere minutes before you interact with him. The scholar who brought forbidden blood from Byrgenwerth was Laurence, and he took it to the Healing Church. The Vilebloods can use blood magic because they're descendants of the Pthumerians, not because they stole some special blood.

              • Anonymous

                While fighting him in the queens chamber he said "Blood, you spilled my blood" or something along those lines

                • Anonymous

                  So strange, doing co op on a friend's run
                  When summoning Alfred for bsb, when she enters the boss area lhenturjed) Alfred turns around and ran off. No clue why, unless because she was wearing the crown of illusions

                  • Anonymous

                    Anyone else notice that the Queen Killer summon in the Chalice Dungeons wears the same helm and wheel as Alfred when he kills the queen at Cainhurst? I'm guessing they're the same person.

                    • Anonymous

                      im 3 years old and i love alfred i got bloodborne for my first birthday and now i can beat every boss ez. git gud xoxoxo bbygurl

                      • Anonymous

                        Just finished his quest line... And I agree with others, there is no hint whatsoever that he took his own life...

                        • Anonymous

                          Why is there a second Crown of Illusions at the altar where he's dead if you already have one? If he did kill himself, to which I haven't seen real evidence, it might be because he's gotten tainted from killing the queen. There is flesh literally all over him when he does, it's not a stretch to assume he ingested some.

                          • Anonymous

                            Why is it always assumed that Alfred killed himself? Theres really no evidence of this, and yet it is echoed constantly by the fandom. For all we know, he was killed by someone. Perhaps assassinated by a surviving vileblood? Regardless, the assumption that he committed suicide is unfounded. Whats more, the idea that he would do so in order to become a martyr is categorically wrong. A martyr, by definition, is someone who dies for others. Alfreds suicide benefits no one.

                            • Anonymous

                              I thought he was a cool character until he wanted to hurt da queen! We could argue all day about whether the church or the vilebloodes were at fault for the war between them, but there is no disputing that his only goal in the entire game is genocide, queen annalise posed no threat to anyone by herself, but he specifically requests you help him find her so he can brutally murder her, just let the war die man

                              • Anonymous

                                "He maniacally laughed after having brutally slaughtered Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods, which reveals a semblance of his unseen nature, in opposition to the more kind and gentle man the player first meets.", "The pupils of Alfred's eyes have begun to collapse, which, according to the description of the Eye of a Blood-drunk Hunter, 'indicates the onset of the scourge of beasts'.", "Alfred takes his own life for reasons unknown.".:::::::::: This bestial degenerate is just a church fanatic, and slaughtering of Vilebloods by the Church is just a witch-hunt, preventive strike by the Church to slaughter those who could, theoretically, oppose the Church. As far as known, Cainhurst did nothing, before getting slaughtered, only obtained some special blood. They were just royals who wanted to live longer, and did nothing wrong, from what we know. And Church are just fanatics of religion. So much resemblance with the inquisition times.

                                • Anonymous

                                  What an imbecile. All characters I create are always Vilebloods. I really love to make this bloke drown in his own blood right after giving him the Cainhurst summons, just to completely crush his dreams. For the honor of Cainhurst.

                                  • I think Alfred killed himself because he fulfilled his purpose. His only goal is to honor Logarius, which is made evident by his obsessive behavior. Since he "killed" Annalise, he has no plans anymore, and maybe in another violent rage like the one we see in Cainhurst, he stabbed (?)himself to death.

                                    • I think he disappears if you don't send him to Cainhurst and advance to Blood Moon phase. I did so and he is nowhere to be found near the Forbidden Woods entrance.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Additional text: If you trigger rapid poison on him he says something like: You made me bleed. I couldn't catch the exact quote I did this with chikage and was in the room with dead Annalise, don't know if that is nessisary though.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          It should be added that he can no longer be summoned for the Cleric Beast if you kill Amelia (Night phase).

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I'm 3 years late to the party but upon watching a video, I noticed that Alfred has the hunters mark on the front of his shirt. Maybe he was once a hunter or something

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I posted this on another entry but think maybe here is more appropriate.... sorry for reposting. Can anyone help me find him? I have talked to Alfred earlier on in the game, summoned him to help me with the BSB. And then he just vanished. I am currently at the Blood Moon Phase (killed Rom and the One Reborn but not any further). I just finished the Cainhurst Castle and have the Unopened Summon with me. And I am afraid to move forward with the game because I don't want to miss this quest line. But I just can't find him at his second location near the entrance of the forbidden woods... Is this a bug? Does anyone else have this problem (so far online I don't see that others have this issue)? Or I am doing something wrong? Any help would be appreciated!!!!

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I love how From writes characters to be incredibly likeable but have hidden agendas that are usually completely insane. Makes almost everyone a morally-grey enigma that you really want to like but don't know if you should

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  I always viewed this guy as the Solaire of Bloodborne. They're both honorable as hell to the player and both bat*****out of their minds.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    It says if you attack him after giving him the unopened summons, he won't kill Queen Annalise. Does this also stop him from from committing suicide or does he still do it?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      So about his "collapsed pupils," observing the eyes of beast mobs and Yharnamites, it seems the WHITER their eyes get, the closer they are to becoming beasts. It looks similar to cataracts. Alfred's eyes don't show this at all, though. His are green with perfectly round, black pupils...

                                                      Compared to Gehrman's eyes, Alfred's look quite normal.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The one portion of his dialogue that still confuses me is when he mentions a Byrgenwerth scholar that betrayed the school and brought "forbidden blood" back to Cainhurst, creating the Vilebloods.

                                                        A. WHO was this scholar? Laurence? Micolash? Gehrman? All we know is that they were apparently male...
                                                        B. WHAT was this "forbidden blood?" Is Alfred implying that it was forbidden by the Healing Church, by Byrgenwerth, or by both?
                                                        C. WHEN did this happen? Prior to the establishment of blood healing? If so, why would they enlist the help of Lady Maria if she was a Vileblood? If after the events of the Old Hunters, does that mean Byrgenwerth was still in operation up until recently?
                                                        D. Lastly, WHY did this scholar bring forbidden blood to Cainhurst?

                                                        Now that I think about it, when exactly did Cainhurst ever become involved in all of this, anyway? Did Cainhurst exist prior to Byrgenwerth? Is Byrgenwerth descended from Cainhurst, based on the store of knowledge in their grand library, or do they just share common interest in the Tomb of the Gods? Was Cainhurst ever allied to Byrgenwerth, or was there some sort of race to discover the eldritch truth? How did a certain type of blood somehow create the Vilebloods, yet not turn these individuals into beasts like every other sanguine illness in the game?

                                                        Come on, Alfred, you said you'd share your knowledge, but you only gave me bits and pieces of it...

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          okay but why does Alfred kill himself? its not really martyrdom if he commits suicide since im pretty sure even in a game world suicide is a sin in the eyes of the church. so? does he kill himself because he was staying alive for the sole purpose of annihilating Annalise? because if you look carefully you can’t really find any executioners or hunters wearing the church garb hanging about (except for Gascoigne and the mad doctors). Or does he kill himself because he knows he is falling to beasthood and would prefer to die human? or is he killed by Eileen because she knows he’s turning? his death is so confusing

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I feel rarely real anger towards a npc...or joy killing one. Thanks Alfred to grand me such a rare moment.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I *****ed up and killed him in the first location, at early game. Is there any other way to get the wheel Hunter badge? I'm trying to get all weapons in my first playthrough

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                i accidentally attacked him and now the unhappy man doesnt stop attacking me back, killing him like the werewolves at door thresholds seems to be only option, any other ideas? restart the game oh nooooo

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  He doesn't start by saying "You're a hunter, aren't you," he starts by saying "You're a BEASThunter, aren't you?" He's still a Hunter, but apparently he doesn't care about beasthood, perhaps because he's a member of the Healing Church, and most of its members are beasts anyway. I wonder if Alfred still perceives them as humans?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    KIlled after he smashed Annalise. Pretty fun. Too bad I didn't get to see how much blood echoes he dropped.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      has nobody really noticed that awhen summoning alfred against the BSB he appears as "old hunter - vileblood hunter alfred"?it doesn't say vilebloodS hunter, like it would in case ofor example of "hunter of hunters"
                                                                      does that mean alfred was once a vileblood and then betrayed them to join the executioners?

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Alfred is a perfect example of cinnamon bun gone psycho. At the beginning you think he's a nice and kind soul but later***** hits the fan. I'm not gonna lie, the way he mauled that useless Queen was pretty scary to me...

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Interestingly, when he commits suicide at the end of his questline, a Crown of Illusion appears on the altar in front of him.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            In the notes it says that attacking him (yet not killing him) after giving him the summons will result in him not killing the queen. Do I have to aggro him or simply slice at him a couple times?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I killed him when he was on the balcony just before you go down that door. It took me three tries and in the end I realised I wouldn't have been able to kill him normally so I ran down the stairs opened the door and found out that he physically cannot enter it. So all I did was stand inside, wait for him to walk back up the stairs then take a step outside and do a charge attack which he always runs into. It took me like a minute and then I got the wheel hunter badge. I did it because someone told me if you use him in the fight against the bloodstarved beast and he dies, the only way to get the badge is to kill him.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                The part where it said that he'll drop the wheel hunter badge if killed is complete bull*****, It took me hours to kill him (not even lying) and he didn't even drop the ***** thing

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  After giving Alfred the Unopened Summons I used a Bold Hunter Mark to go back to the Cathedral Ward Lamp, just to find Arianna and the old lady dead. Both of which were completely fine when I set out from that spot to give him the Summons. What a jerk, I needed that prostitute!

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    "Later in the game, after killing Vicar Amelia, he can be found again in the Cathedral Ward, but on the balcony overlooking the entrance to the Forbidden Woods." Would be nice if we had a YouTube Video, or a better explanation on where that balcony was, I can't find it for the life of me

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