Bloodletting Beast

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General Info
hp.jpg blood_echoes.jpg Location Drops
2998 1710 Lower Pthumeru Chalice Defiled Chalice
24287 155473 Great Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Pthumeru Ihyll Root Chalice
Defenses
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106 127 106 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
106 68 68 120
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999 999 X -

Bloodletting Beast is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Bloodletting Beast Information

  • There are two versions of this boss: Headed and Headless.
  • The Headless form can shoot bugs from the gash in its back (inflicts rapid poisoning).
  • The Headed form can grab the player when he/she's underneath him.
  • Bloodletting Beast is weak to Fire & Serrated.
  • Bloodletting Beast is strong to Bolt.

 

Location

 

Drops

 

Combat Information

  • Very weak against serration. Recommend weapons Saw Cleaver and Saw Spear in their short range mode, or threaded cane in whip mode.
    • If you have the Beast Cutter or Whirligig Saw, they will work very well against this boss. The transformed R2 of the Beast Cutter will let you consistently damage his head, while the held L2 of the Whirligig Saw can be devastating when used on his legs while he is repairing broken limbs.
  • Hitting his head deals more damage than hitting the rest of his body, as well as providing more chance to stagger him. Because of that, the  Hunter Axe's long reach can become very handy against him. The axe's 2H R1 second swing and 2H R2 are both vertical swings, capable of hitting his face repeatedly. 
  • Patience. His first phase is simple: dodge backwards, and when he does the head bite forward, hit his head. 2h sword L2 attack works great. Will stun him eventually.
  • Watch out for a quick follow up attack he throws in sometimes after his normal swing, swing, bite. That attack is a quick swipe and a bite. If you dodge you can get another hit.
  • His final phase is annoying. Do not lock on. You need to dodge roll out of the way of his non stop attacks until he smashes the ground. You need to stay relatively close to him however. Roll, roll, roll...and when he slams ground, get him.
  • A method that works throughout the entire fight (with patience) is to not lock onto the boss, and dodge/walk around the boss' left leg to get behind him. You have a lot of time in between his swings to get a couple hits in on the legs. Make sure to keep the camera focused up so that you can dodge his attacks.
  • Don't be defensive: if you keep at range he will mess you up with it's powerful swipes and punches. Try to be aggressive.
  • Hit him in the face when possible, that way you can Visceral Attack him to the ground.
  • Be warned in some boss rooms he can fall on you due to small elevation in the terrain causing you to pancake but take no damage. His attacks will still hurt you while you are on the ground in this situation.
  • If you concentrate on one limb, leg or hand, it will eventually start to bleed, staggering the boss for a while. From that point on that limb will take additional damage until the boss calms down, descends his hands to the floor, yellow lights appear and the boss heals the wound. After that the limb will take normal damage. The calm healing phase is an excellent opportunity to attack another limb and stagger the boss to interrupt the healing.

 

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Charging Claw Swipe Briefly rears back before charging forward while swiping with its hand. Typically performed when at a distance from the beast. Stay close if you want to avoid this move. Otherwise, dodge to the side just before the charge reaches you.
Claw Swipe Two consecutive claw swipes directly in front of itself. Depending on the distance to the hunter, it may only swipe its' hand once. Followed by a Forearm Smash if the hunter is in range.
Ground Pound Pounds fists into a ground four times in a row. Dodge forward between the third and fourth pounds to open up an attack opportunity.
Backhand Swipes back of hand along flank and rear. Dodge backwards to avoid this attack.
Grab Picks the hunter up, bites them, then smashes them to the ground. Does substantial damage. Hunters directly beneath the beast are vulnerable to this attack. Keeping to its rear or sides to avoid being grabbed.
Forearm Smash Smashes forearm into the ground. Often follows the second Swipe.
Double Forearm Smash Triggered when below 50% health. Smashes both forearms into the ground. After the smash, it briefly presents its head and arms for attack.
Palm Smash Triggered when below 50% health. Smashes palms to the ground: first the left, then the right. The second smash is preceded by an extremely long wind-up where the creature lifts its right leg high into the air. While the first palm smash is abrupt and can be difficult to avoid, the second is clearly telegraphed.
Stomp and Jump Stomps foot into the ground before jumping away from the player. Keep your wits about you as some of the beast's most powerful attacks are triggered at range.
Punch Pulls fist back before thrusting it forward. Be wary of its deceptively long reach and tremendous power.
Blood Rain (Headless Version) A shower of blood erupts from the gash in the back of the beast. These projectiles have tracking properties similiar to A Call Beyond, dodge sideward to evade the rain.

Worm Jab (Headless Version)

Triggered after Hateful Maggot emerges from neck when its health reached 50%. The transformed beast thrusts its worm forward from one to three times. Inflicts Rapid Poison. Keep to its flanks or rear to avoid this hard-hitting attack.

Ground Search

The beast will perform this attack when it loses track of the player, it will claw nearly every inch in it's radius. With enough space it can be avoided completely, however, any movement will re-alert the beast to the player's location

 

Strategies

Videos

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Baiting Strategy (Headless)

The recommended weapon for this boss in this strategy is the burial blade. Other weapons can be viable though. The main strategy employed for this boss is to bait his attacks and once recognizing the attack pattern; reacting accordingly. This guide is accompanied by a video that is included in the videos section. Keep facing the boss and the following attacks can come out:

  • A series of downward stomps followed by either a longer range slash or a larger body stomp. Where you move during this combo actually determines which move he will use at the end:
    • If you back away for the first three strikes he will most likely end the combo with the longer range swipe. After the third stomp dodge below the swipe and connect some hits.
    • If you dodge below him during the first two stomps then he will end the combo with a large body slam. In this case you need to dodge away from him and then dash back to him as you should have time for at least a single attack.
  • The boss will sometimes keep approaching you and will do one of two things:
    • The boss will walk to you and then stomp with his leg and back away. In this case you need to dodge back to avoid the stomp and then close in the distance quick and return to be facing and in front of him and continue baiting.
    • The boss will do a larger body stomp and will not be able to attack for a small period of time. dodge back to avoid the stomp then dash forward and connect some hits.
  • Two long hand swipes. The first swipe will come from the players left side (the right hand of the boss) and the second swipe will be from the other side but have longer range. The optimal reaction to this is to dodge diagonally below his first swipe and then dodge in the other diagonal side between his legs. This will leave you behind the boss exactly and you can connect some hits (this is shown in the video included in the videos section). You can also dodge the first swipe by dodging backwards and then simply dodging forward will leave you below the boss for a hit. However in this case, the boss might do a body stomp sometimes.
  • At any time you are below, on the sides of the boss or behind him. The boss will sometimes raise one of his hands slightly from the ground. This is an indication that the boss will swipe that hand towards you, you need to dodge under it and connect a hit.
  • When the boss jumps away from you, he can do one of multiple things:
    • Keep walking towards you and use the usual attack patterns. In this case bait as usual react accordingly to the attack.
    • The boss can start shaking his body and blood will splash around, the blood will attack like ranged arrows , just rush his head in this case and keep attacking him till he stops this attack.
    • The boss can stop and take a stance. This signifies that he will do a body charge attack and is a very dangerous attack. It is possible to dodge below one of his arms as he charges but the timing can be tricky sometimes. It is may also be possible to just run sideways but that option has not been studied in this guide.
  • Sometimes he will do a quick single arm swipe to catch you off guard. I have not figured what triggers this attack but it should not be too hard to dodge.
  • After about 50% of the hp of the boss is gone, a parasite worm like head will stretch out from the head area. Most attacks remain unchanged. The only change is that when you are in front of the boss the head can stretch and attempt to attack in a straight line or in an arc. Dodging these attacks isn't very hard. However If you have been hit by the boss and retreated to heal. Be very careful from the parasite head attacks as they can finish you if you are low on health. In this stage the boss goes berserk sometimes and keeps stomping around his position. Going under the boss is safe during this attack and you can connect some hits before going back out.
  • Attacking the boss sufficiently can stun the boss for a little period of time. You will see the boss stop moving and on all four limbs. Keep attacking until he gets up again.

 

Between The Leg Strategy (Headless)

  • When the boss finishes his attacks and before the next series of smashes start, walk straight towards his legs without target lock. If you are not too close or boss is already walking towards you this will bait the boss to either smash with both hands or punch the floor two times and then smash. If he only smashes with both hands roll between his legs to avoid the smash (timing needs practise), turn around and slash the leg. If the boss punches the floor two times and then smashes walk through his legs and wait behind him until the smash is over before attacking.
  • After you R1-attack 1-2 times roll away, wait for his attacks and after them walk towards his legs again.
  • There is a chance that the boss will do "stomp and jump" attack instead which is hard to dodge. The stomp however does way less damage than the smash so concentrate only on identifying the smash and try dodging the stomp only if you are sure it is coming and not the smash. If you want to play it little saver walk towards his left leg (your right) instead.
  • After the worm pops out try to avoid being directly in front of him when walking towards the boss because worm likes to lunge straight forward.
  • This strategy will try to create some predictability on his attacks but is not easy to execute

 

Bow and Arrow Strategy (Headless)

  • Create your ultimate weapon, Simon's Bowblade.
  • Learn how to dodge and avoid this boss's attacks. First of all you will be constantly running around. Secondly, you will want to be able to use your blood vials for extra blood bullets instead of needing them to heal.
  • Stay just out of reach and always use the strongest Bowblade attack you have time for (to do the most damage per arrow)
  • Use his ranged missile attack to your advantage. Strafe side to side and shoot in between his ranged attacks. Often this boss will attempt this move 5 or more times in a row which allows you to get in some free ranged attacks, heal, or create blood bullets.

 

 

Notes & Trivia

  • His japanese name (獣血の主) means "Host of the Beast Blood".
  • Because of the skull in The Grand Cathedral, the Headless Bloodletting Beast was once speculated to be Laurence, an apprentice of Master Willem and the founder of the Healing Church. This theory is still controversial (see page comments).
  • The gash on his back looks almost identical to the horns of Manus, Father of the Abyss (dark souls dlc).
  • The gash is also very similar to the split in the Nightmare Headstone.
  • The Headless form shoots blood projectiles, which are in fact small flying bugs .

 

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    • Anonymous

      All you morons gotta do is walk up to him and spam weak attack with a saw weapon, it isn't hard. (All I did in Great Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice (Layer 2)
      These strategies are pointless.

      • Anonymous

        I know it says not to stay underneath his legs and that he’s weak to bolt, but low key the best start is to bait his slam attack, get behind em and hit the legs 2 or 3 times. Tiny Tonitiris works wonders for ranged attacks while he’s frenzied.

        • Anonymous

          How did he get that big slice through his back and HOW TF IS HE STILL ALIVE THAT **** GOES STRAIGHT THROUGH HIS SPINE. Also how tf did the centipede thing even get in there and of that size because that's like 5x bigger than the player for a bug that is pretty scary.

          • Anonymous

            Gdhhh the headless form of this guy really needed a bigger room than he got for his boss battle. It's nigh-impossible to disengage from the fight for even a moment, and he has enough health that you do need to be able to step back once in a while; you can't do that if he can cross the whole room in three strides. And the camera is enough of a pain being jammed up his ass, it doesn't need to be made worse by also slamming into the wall. The fact that I beat this guy with camera unlocked while my right joystick was acting up is one of my proudest moments in life. I'm never platinuming this game again.

            • Anonymous

              Hardest boss in the game

              Difficult to concentrate when I'm too busy staring at all that cake he's got for some reason

              • Anonymous

                I recommend
                Staying mid range because you can see him and most of his attacks from taht range are easy to dodge.

                • Anonymous

                  Beating the headless form of this guy without lock-on while my right stick was acting up is possibly my greatest pride in life

                  • Anonymous

                    I love going to sleep at 3 AM seething with anger after an hour of futile tries of this f*ck of a boss. Ye don't let me see what boss is doing or don't let me hit him, because when I cling to his stupid legs I get staggered so I can't deal damage, only thing i can is too derp with this retard realizing my life is finite and I actively choose to waste it on this ****.

                    • Anonymous

                      Killed him on my second try when going for Yharnam. The strat I used was 1. Have a Burial Blade and Keep it extended. 2. Only lock on if you're trying to dodge. 3. Unlock your cam if you're gonna be attacking, go for attacks underneath him, and only attack when You Know There is A Window.

                      • Anonymous

                        whats with the ai?? like it just constantly walks towards you and I cant even see for the whole fight, boss isn't even hard, just weird.

                        • Anonymous

                          I don't know if he was glitched or just stupid, but half the fight he just kinda stood there and let me hit him. It was like he forgot we were fighting.

                          • Anonymous

                            Managed to beat him by just hugging his left leg all fight, he still donkey Kong slams you into the floor every 5 seconds but it’s how I beat him anyways

                            • Anonymous

                              This guy has strange AI, he does this thing where he will just walk towards you but yet not attack you it’s really weird and he’s also got this funny looking human punch he does like when ya mates tryna get high score on lunch machine

                              • Anonymous

                                Just get in his nuts. I stayed under him, to the side a bit and never had an issue. I got hit a few times, but as long as you keep staying under him you have plenty of time to heal up. He'd move, I'd move. Just never left the loving heat of his balls.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Who up tormenting they worm

                                  Using a transformed threaded cane and trying to keep to the sides and behind it once the worm came out worked well for me. it can reach his head and chest for most of the fight.
                                  This guy and bsb are tied in my mind for most nauseating looking bosses. Absolutely nyarsty

                                  • Anonymous

                                    The one punch man attack it has cracks me up every time I die to it. It’s so ridiculous some giant beast uses perfect form and punches your hunter square in the chest, probably breaking every single ****ing bone in your body and sending you back to the lamp with express shipping.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Lower Pthumeru Chalice hp and echo values are off by a long shot, he has way more than 3k hp and drops 28k echos, not 1.7k xD

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Summon Olek and let the boss focus on him while you run under him and attack the back of his left leg. Keep doing that til he staggers then hit it some more. Once he finally manages to kill Olek to death, it's a battle of attrition as you desperately try to roll through his attacks and get behind him to attack his leg while healing any time he manages to hit you. Be warned - if he grabs you, he'll probably one shot you unless you have over 40 vitality like I did. If you survive, heal like crazy and keep at him.

                                        There's probably a smarter way of doing it, but that's what I did. Got him first time, but the fact that I was level 102 probably had a lot to do with it. I don't even know how you're supposed to visceral him, he's so aggressive and damaging that staying in front of him is complete suicide.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This mother****er is a retarded ape in cursed chalice dungeon. Won't stop spamming his stupid bullshit crap attacks that oneshot kill you.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Story time: when I fought this thing for the first time a got his health to near zero and I swear to god changes up that stupid ass punch acting like he is in a anime hero doing his final move against the villain. I being at full health thought I could take the hit without being killed. Well I think you know what happens next, he kills me. I then lost my **** punched a hole in my wall because it was like my 25 try with him.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Just beat him on my 5th try - my advice is to bait the ranged attack, but also bait the stomp-backstep, that way you have a little bit more breathing room in the arena

                                              • Anonymous

                                                After being ass-pounded by one punch man about 40 times, I learned the best strategy for a melee build is to hug his left leg (right leg facing him) as it does not allow for the stomp attack and is good for easily telegraphing his other moves.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Just as an FYI for anybody else getting their ass beat by this guy, the chalice dungeons apparently don't scale with your NG+ cycles. I was worried I had to beat him on NG cause he would only get worse from there but it seems that's not the case.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Is the Church Pick a viable option for this guy? I know it deals some serrated damage but is it worth it? I'm running a Skill/Arcane build.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I made an Arcane/Bloodtinge build, so was in a weird spot where I had low HP, but 56/50 Arc/BT. This boss was killed with the following (second try, cuz I went in totally unprepared and thought I was fighting a totally different boss). This was the Headless one, who has approximately thirty trillion HP.
                                                      1. Repeating Pistol +10
                                                      2. 10x Bone Marrow Ash
                                                      3. Blacksky Eye
                                                      It took me 18 Blood vials, and I was left with 7 QS bullets (I ALWAYS use blood bullets). I didn't swing my saw cleaver once.
                                                      Pistol shots hit for 820ish HP with BMA applied. BSE shots were hitting for 324/shot. I just kept walking away, and running to the other side of the arena through his legs when he got close. Funny enough, he kept de-aggroing, which gave me enough time to pop more blood bullets and BMA when necessary. I only had 730 HP, so I was gonna die in one hit anyway, so I didn't heal much. Just enough to keep adding more blood bullets.
                                                      This could probably be much easier with the Simon's Bowblade, but I'm out of chunks and can't max it :-D
                                                      Good luck. Hope you can do it too, even if you have to cheese this jerkface.
                                                      (Side note: does the centipede remind anyone else of Sekiro?)

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The boss is blind, literally. If you nuke it from afar with a call beyond and then calmly walk behind one of the pillars, he will move a bit and then go back to the same place. I have to use 28 quicksilver bullets plus bloodbullets, but I manage it.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I just love getting wrecked by that tracking-death-punch from hell. I can't wait to get smashed for the 100th time. I keep calm and definently don't loose my s*** when it happens for the 50th time.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Somewhat tough boss in Pthumeru Ihyll with the small arena and camera issues. I beat him by wailing on his limbs to get staggers, beating the bejaysus out of him during said staggers, and then (and this is the hard bit) in phase 2 getting underneath him. It's hell being underneath him because of the camera, but it seemed like the safest place to me as the stomps are not his most dangerous attack. It's a bit hit and miss because you can't see for **** but you'll get there in the end.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              One of the few bosses I don't mind pulling out the Whirligig Saw; f**k this guy.

                                                              The headless varian is a bit easier, cuz it doesn't have that absolutely lethal grab attack. Both suffer from the camera issues, especially in a smaller arena.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Personally, I’ve only been able to beat it when I DO lock-on, but I think this is dumb luck, because I can’t see anything and only get hit occasionally. I’ve gone in to (his) left side and just hit twice, roll twice, repeat. Can’t see anything, it’s frustration that fuels me.

                                                                • I just beat the headless variant in 1 go, alone.
                                                                  I have a clvl 196 melee char with 65 Arcane on the side (for now).
                                                                  Since the beast is weak to Fire, Serrated and Arcane, I used:
                                                                  - a 10+ saw cleaver, with blood gems of 24,4% / 25,4% / 19,4% to Physical damage;
                                                                  - fire paper;
                                                                  - Executioner Gloves.
                                                                  My strategy was this: first part of the fight (until i drained ~60% of it's health): be aggressive, dodge towards it to get between it's legs each time it was attacking, and hit it's legs for as long as possible.
                                                                  If it jumped away, lock on to it, wait for an attack, dodge to get between it's legs again, dish out some more damage to the legs.
                                                                  If it hit me (and it did about 8-10 times) I dodged around from it's attacks until i got a chance to safely heal - then got back at it.
                                                                  After that, for the rest of it's health: dodge around and use the Gloves.
                                                                  Charge 5 bullets - Heal - Use the gloves 2 times - dodge around - charge 5 more bullets - Heal - Use the gloves 2 more times - dodge around etc.
                                                                  When it got to 10% health left, i just spammed the gloves continuously with the rest of my bullets, and it died without too much trouble.
                                                                  Hope it helps!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Super large, powerful bosses don’t work well in the game if they are constantly trying to stand on top of you. The camera inevitably gets shoved up the thing’s ass, and you get one- or two-shotted by attacks you can’t even see. With low vitality (or in a cursed dungeon), you can feasibly beat something huge like Amygdala that gives you space and actually allows you to avoid damage with precision. But with Bloodletting Beast or the Loran Darkbeast, I feel like most players need to be able to soak up damage while semi-randomly dodging and attacking, which isn’t very fun (and which makes you want to abandon a cursed chalice if you find one there).

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Honestly, best piece of advice I can offer is: the transformed Church Pick. Mine was a +9 and I kept really close to him, swinging aggressively at his legs and arms as best I could. Any time he moves, you dodge toward him. Other than that, be hyper aggressive, and heal when you see an opening. Rally runes saved me big time. The headless variant is mostly what this applies to, which is what I assume most of you are here for. Hope some of this advice helps. Took me far too long to do, JUST for Queen Yarhnam....

                                                                      -Ziegfried

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        bruh i just realised this is guardian ape, even has a ****ing headless form and a damn insect in his neck. Where's my yharnamite mortal blade

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Easiest solution for me was to just wait for his projectile attack and then run towards him. Use the Saw Cleaver and attack 2-3 times and run far away. Bait the attack to happen again and just rinse and repeat.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            1,000's of hours of locked on combat and suddenly it's "Don't lock on". It's like learning to fight all over again. Not sure I can be bothered.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I took 2 attemp to beat him but wtf was that thing with the work, was really disgusting.
                                                                              I lost much health trying to understand the thing that i was looking

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                If anyone asks, Pungent Blood Cocktail does not work on him (at least the headless, did not try the headed one).

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  3,000 HP in defiled chalice is tricky at BL4. 24,000+ in Ihyll is just impossible for mere mortal like me! He can 1 shot you easily so getting any practice for phase 2.... Nope :( Please go on in my stead

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    First impression of this boss: this beast looks so cool this is going to be a epic battle Right away gets one shot by his palm Lasted time: half of a second.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Call Beyond is a great tool against this bastard. If you constantly sacrifice health for bullets and have enough viles, should be easy enough

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        miyasaki literally never thought someone would be demented enough to play this far so no one tested this to see where the camera was locking on... you cant hit him if you are directly below him and you cant see anything other than his balls...

                                                                                        • For Ihyll layer 2 i just dodged his hits and blood projectiles, and spammed the gloves. Refilled the bullets, spammed some more, rinse ad repeat until he was gone (99 arcane build)

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If you're having trouble with the headless version an easy strategy: Transformed Burial Blade and attack between his legs. He will get stun and you can keep beating the***** out of him. A Call From Beyond also is very effective.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I find it interesting how ape-like this guy is compared to the other beasts (with the exception of maybe the abhorrent beast.) And its face looks really similar to the beast's embrace face, and while this boss certainly isn't Laurence, I wonder if there is a link between them, as the beast's embrace rune is dropped by Laurence. Though it could just be coincidence

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                This battle in Ihyll was really hard and frustrating until I started being super aggressive and just dodging towards him instead of trying to dodge back and constantly hitting the walls. Keep a close distance and when he starts swiping, quickstep between his first attacks and diagonally towards his left leg (or below him) and immediately unleash your attacks. This was especially effective during his second phase because you will avoid getting bit by the parasite. If you get hit, you might prefer to rally some health back instead of healing. Being aggressive pays off! Don't give up!

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I noticed a small detail on the Headless Bloodletting Beast. When he backs up from you to a distance, sometimes he can't see you. He will start looking around his vicinity if the Hunter is nearby. It may not be an important note but it is a cool detail nonetheless.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Seems like the prescence of the hateful maggot should be in the notes, since it kind of creates a link between the Chalice Dungeons and Cainhurst outside of the Healing Church.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Best strategy I found for the normal version was to lock on and wait for him to try and hit you. Dodge to his left (your right) and then unlock and slash his leg a few times then back up to avoid his swipes/stomps. Re-lock on, then rinse and repeat. It works for both phases. You’re going to take some damage no matter what, but just try to not get greedy, stay patient, and you’ll be fine.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        lmao @ the skill-less scrubs complaining about how the headless beast is unfair. i literally killed it on my first try with more than half of my blood vials left. just get two semi-decent summons and take turns drawing its attention, letting others heal when necessary... gamers are such babies these days i swear. you all need to lern2gitgud seriously

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Regular form: Dang you poor thing, I'm going to put you down for mercy. Headless form: GEEZ! You poor thing! Let me end your suffering. Vermin head: "Vermin writhe deep within all filth, and are the root of man's impurity. All vermin are to be crushed. The League exists 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..."

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Doing the chalices for the first time and I died to him so many times trying to use Beastcutter +8 with fire gems, thinking it was the best way with his serrated and fire weaknesses. Gave up and went back to my +9 Axe and killed him first try. To be fair, by that point I was getting much better at dodging his attacks, but I feel like if enemies/bosses are going to have weaknesses, using weapons that exploit that weakness should be a bigger advantage. Instead it was holding me back. Maybe it was just the Axe being faster to swipe with though...

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              F***, during the creation of all the fu****ing chalice and all of the little b*** of all the fu***ing bosses, from and miyasaki have taken some drugs or what F**** the bloodletting ptumerian descendant loran darkb*tch F*** you all teh way in the FRC and takes your sh***tty gems and put them in your fat@$$ god DAMNIT

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Found in fetid/rotted ailing Loran root chalice level two, the dungeon I made had both an uncanny tonitrus and a lost rifle spear

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  The theory 'bout this boss being Laurence still holds, because in Nightmare we see represintation of Laurence souls, not actual Laurence himself. This is his body possessed by centipede, while his soul is in Nightmare.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    the headless version being inhabited by a centipede is super reminiscent of the immortal bosses in sekiro. probably no actual lore connection but it's cool to see the prototype of that design choice in this game.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      "Because of the skull in The Grand Cathedral, the Headless Bloodletting Beast was once speculated to be Laurence, an apprentice of Master Willem and the founder of the Healing Church. This turns out to be not the case." Fix this. The theory still holds up, and is even supported by the headless bloodletting beast, as the body is being possessed by a parasite but the host, Laurence, is obviously dead, allowing him to take on a new symbolic form in the Nightmare.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        for melee builds, you want to stand on his left side next to his left leg. all of his arm sweep attacks will miss you here. there are 3 you need to worry about. for his stomp-jumpback, he only does it with his right foot so it won't hit you, but you need to reposition as soon as possible. for the ground slam, roll away from him when it connects and you should escape the AOE. for his horizontal turning swipe, he'll take a step right before it which staggers you but doesn't do damage, and that should be your cue to roll. just keep pounding on his left leg and it will occasionally break and you can get a visceral. also use fire paper

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          Probably my favourite dungeon boss. Super fun to fight, and very fair challenge IMO. Also, as a tip, Call Beyond works _very_ well on him. But yeah, he might have few pretty bs hitboxes, but over-all, I found him to be very fair mechanically. Just stay close to his legs and learn to read when he does the stomp or ground-slam and you're going to be a-okay. And the headless version is, in my opinion, in a way perhaps even a bit easier, since when he does that blood rain move, it's very easy to dodge under him, which will make all the projectiles miss you and get you like 6 free hits. And he does that move fairly often, especially if you bait him to do it by going bit farther away. Oh, and another tip: don't try to get away to heal, just dodge an attack as you normally would and use the attack window as a healing opportunity. You don't want him to do any of the mid-to-long range moves such as the punch or hand sweep.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Boss took me about eight minutes, be very patient and stay calm. Don’t panic and don’t dodge-spam, dodge into his swipes and stay close to his legs. Don’t stay underneath him for too long, especially during the second phase.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              First attempt: ok, my whip and like 5 vials got him to a sliver of his health. Easy. Next 20 attempts: somehow the hit box of his headless stare is one-shotting me...

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                "Alright guys, in Bloodborne you're meant to analyse an enemy's moves, react fast and aim to land parries with your gun. Okay, so for this next boss we're going to make him so big the camera will be up his ass the entire fight, his attacks will hit hard as***** and he can't be parried"

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  "Dodge backwards" - No, dodge forward through his attacks, between his legs/ behind him. His range is not to underestimate, dodging backwards makes this fight harder.

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