Beast-Possessed Soul

General Info
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2205*   Central Pthumeru Chalice Tempering Blood Gemstone (2) or Adept Blood Gemstone (2)
??   Bottom of the Healing Workshop Tower Beast Rune
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106 70 50 70
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120 180 Yes No

Beast-Possessed Soul (獣憑き Kemonotsuki lit. "Possessed Beast") is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Beast Possessed Soul Information

  • It is similar in appearance to the Loran Cleric found in Aling Loran Chalice.
  • Primarily utilizes pyromancy and melee attacks, can grow frenzied if grappled.
  • It may also appear as a regular enemy that respawns in higher difficulty dungeons.






Combat Information

  • Weak to Serrated but unlike the regular variant, not weak to Fire.
  • The Beast-possessed Soul utilizes a few fire-based attacks. Most commonly, it will channel and throw 2 fireballs at the hunter (low or no AoE).
  • Pungent Blood Cocktail distracts the beast-possessed soul briefly. Might require being in shorter range than Blood-starved Beast (might just be because of erratic movement).
  • The Beast-possessed Soul usually does a succession of 5 or 6 swipes in a row, which can easily be parried. It would continue the assault even if the hunter backs off and it whiffs.
  • Blacksky Eye can cancel out its fireball projectile. Whenever it gets hit, it repositions itself. One may exploit this and stagger it over and over again.
  • Do not let the grapple or bite be connected, or else the Beast-possessed Soul will grow frenzied by having a taste of blood.
  • It also has a lengthy parry window during its right hand leaping attack. Simply shoot in the middle of his leap.
  • If encountered in a room with pillars the fireballs can destroy some pillar if you try hiding behind them



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Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Claw Combo Back away and get a free hit at the end, or wait til second to last hit, dodge around, charge hit. Tough to get full charge. Riposte possible. try backing away and shooting when clawing. It has fast horizontal swipe and slow vertical slash variant.
Grapple Charged grapple, if connected, it will bite you and go frenzied.
Bite A sudden bite, if connected, it will go frenzied.
Fire Spray 90 degree cone. Comes from left to right (your pov).
Fire Balls Hurls one or two fireballs toward you, it can be cancelled out with Blacksky Eye.
Fire Punch Charges a slow but heavy punch with small fire explosion at the end. It does high damage but is very easy to dodge. When this enemy is encountered in thight corridors of high level dungeons this attack is much more dangerous than in open boss arenas.






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    • Anonymous

      11 Nov 2020 05:15  

      That's a great photo for the boss. Just a cool dude who wants a high five and also happens to be a wolfgoat monster

      • Anonymous

        21 Aug 2020 20:10  

        If you're fighting him on the 2 level arena, after an attack, if he falls, run up to second level. Watch him and see which aide he walks up. If you're out of sight, he will reset himself making it easy to sneak in a visceral attack. If this has already been commented on I apologize. Happy hunting!

        • Anonymous

          17 Jan 2020 15:13  

          For his second phase, he gets angry and... stops using his more powerful fireballs in exchange for longer weak combos?

          • Anonymous

            26 Nov 2019 20:08  

            I think some of pthumerian descendants turned into the beast possessed souls. I mean one of their attack patterns are similar. Well minus those legendary hmphs.

            • Anonymous

              23 Sep 2019 17:15  

              Ugh, I hate fighting this guy, he's so boring and spammy. I like to think that the boss fights are a present for fighting through a boring dungeon, and then I get this? ughhh

              • 08 Apr 2019 05:38  

                If anyone has played Eternal Ring ,one of From Software's earlier games on the PS2,the Beast Possesed Soul reminds me very much of the werewolf (camp site and ones found in the end game dungeon) in that game. The way it moves and looks always hits me in the feels

                • 13 Mar 2019 18:25  

                  Can be parried very easily, with the bloodborne version of the ds setup parry. Does a lot of multiple swipe attacks, so just back out the way of the first, and shoot in between the second or the third, using the first swipe as the tell that another is coming. Use clawmark if you have it, or oedon writhe/blood rapture and the fight is very easy. Can also be CC'd by many abilities e.g. can be pancaked and knocked over

                  • Anonymous

                    09 Aug 2018 15:52  

                    Mine appeared to have more damage the longer fight has gone appearently his beasthood stat was building up after hitting me succesfully multiple times. at the start of the fight he needed 2 attacks to remove 70% and at the end 1 to remove 95% of my hp also, before "bloodlust" of bite kicked in

                    • Anonymous

                      20 Mar 2018 09:26  

                      I was actually having trouble with this guy because if you get over confident with him its easy to get caught up in a combo and if your out of stamina and don't have much vitality that can be a problem, what turned this fight into a joke though was using an upgraded whirligig saw, bolt paper and the L2 attack, I love that weapon!

                      • Anonymous

                        28 May 2017 12:50  

                        I just learned last night while exploring a Fetid/Rotted Loran chalice that apparently, other beasts do not like this guy. I woke one up expecting a scrap, but then from a door behind him came a scourge beast that just started fighting him FOR me, and they both fell to the lower level of the room and eventually the Beast-Possessed Soul killed the scourge beast... It was probably the weirdest thing I've seen in the game yet. I guess these beasts are the type that become "infected" thanks to their obsession with hunting other beasts. That would at least explain why it can use pyromancy.

                        • Anonymous

                          20 Feb 2017 13:07  

                          I 4-Shot him with a fully upgraded pizza cutter (jumping R2 attack ONLY). Confirmed good method for STR builds.

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