Beast Roar

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Beast Roar is a Hunter Tool in Bloodborne.


Beast Roar Description

"One of the forbidden hunter tools made by Irreverent Izzy. Borrow the strength of the terrible undead darkbeasts, if only for a moment, to blast surrounding foes back with the force of a roaring beast.
The indescribable sound is broadcast with the caster's own vocal cords, which begs the question, what terrible things lurk deep within the frames of men?"


Beast Roar Usage

  • When activated, it creates an area of effect shockwave that knocks back foes.
  • Deals no damage, but it can provide utility in combat.
  • The most common strategy it to employ this Hunter Tool as an anti-mob escape mechanism:
  • An example of this would be the spiders that spawn from Rom, the Vacuous Spider, or other such enemies that are numerous and swarm the player.
  • Note: Some enemy types are incredibly aggressive and can quickly recover to try and attack you once more.
  • If timed correctly, it will deflect projectiles:
  • It works against all known projectiles, both of physical and magical origins.
  • However, some projectiles that have homing capabilities (such as those summoned via the Executioner's Gloves) are cabable of reaquiring and striking their targets when deflected this way.




Player Notes

  • A popular use of this Hunter Tool is to activate it when you have expended all your stamina from hitting an opponent:
    • Since Beast Roar doesn't require stamina to activate, it can forcefully keep an opponent from retaliating against you while you're exhausted of stamina. This applies in both Player versus Player (PvP) and Player versus Environment (PvE) scenarios.
      • Against particular enemies such as the Keeper of the Old Lords, this can result in an uninterrupted chaining of attacks.
  • It primarily works against small and humanoid-sized opponents. Larger enemies are often unaffected by the roar.
    • As a result, it isn't an effective tool when dealing with larger enemies, such as most bosses.
  • Due to the low Arcane requirement, this Hunter Tool is considerably inexpensive to account for and use in many different builds.
    • It should be noted that the Beast Roar doesn't scale with any Attribute, including Arcane - despite requiring it.
    • It is unique in that it is one of four Hunter Tools in Bloodborne that doesn't have any scaling with Arcane.



  • The Beast's Embrace Caryll Rune grants Beast Claw users a special L2 "Feral Scream" ability that is similar to the Beast Roar, but has many differences in mechanics.
    • The Feral Scream ability instead boosts Beasthood. Both abilities can be employed to strengthen your combat potential.
    • Despite similar appearances, the Beast Roar sound is lower pitched and guttural growl, while the Feral Scream sound is a higher pitched, wailing scream.


    • Anonymous

      28 Nov 2017 10:10  

      when you get to the wall with the small gate that you can just walk around to the left of that is a bunch of flowers follow that trail left and up to the dog cages left of dogs is iosefka back enterance, >to the right of dogs is the beast roar guarded by a bag boy<

      • Anonymous

        Anti hunter tool08 Oct 2016 02:39  

        The easiest way to subdue pesky hunters that are outmenouvering you. Just dash in, roar, then dash in again as they fall backward. As soon as u reach them, ull have enough time to either heal, charge attack, or begin a combo. Repeat as necessary (limited effectiveness against some boss hunters such as Maria and German, but often still knocks them back when they charge in for an aggressive combo).

        • Anonymous

          Doesn't beast roar have a hidden scale with arcance?05 Jul 2016 14:53  

          Doesn't it's radius increase as you get more arcane leveling?

          • Anonymous

            beasthood05 Jul 2016 14:53  

            i read/heard somewhere that this thing increases force or something when matched with the beast claws and runes?

            • Changes05 Jul 2016 14:53  

              One thing I don't remember for sure if is this tool actually gives you hyper armor while its being activated. I'll have to run some tests on that.

              • Anonymous

                beast form05 Jul 2016 14:53  

                I had thought that this may have something to do with the beast mode/transformation. Fill your bar with Beast Claw then do a Beast Roar?

                • Beast Roar saved my ass in the Forbidden Forest ...05 Jul 2016 14:53  

                  ... and, of course, against the Shadows of Yharnam (Fireball caster and if you surrounded by Shadows).

                  • Anonymous

                    Anyone else notice05 Jul 2016 14:53  

                    That a bunch of the hunter tools and weapons are made from inspiration from, or parts of the Dark beast.

                    • Anonymous

                      Uses05 Jul 2016 14:53  

                      Can knck down players in pvp, but take note of lag as you might need to cast it early. Can't deflect the following: A Call Beyond projectiles, Tiny Tonitrus, Flame Sprayer, Rosmarinus, and Augur of Ebrietas. Can deflect every other projectile-including Executioner's Gloves, Canon, fireballs (big and small), Shotgun blasts (Rifle Spear, Blunderbuss, Ludwig's rifle), and poison (poison shot by snakes in Forbidden Forest), Note: Amygdala's lasers are not projectiles, big enemies won't get stunned, and Beast Roar has a lingering hitbox (Beast Roar's "roar" will continue for a second after initial cast). Hope this clears up some questions.

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