Bosses are enemies in Bloodborne who feature a larger health bar and may be defeated to consider a stage "cleared". They will usually drop unique items. Players summoned to help defeat a host's Boss will be returned to their own game world after that Boss has been cleared. Bosses listed below are currently known and more will be added when data becomes available. It isn't 100% clear if the Root Chalice Dungeons will pull Bosses at random from the game or if it has its own set of them.

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Bosses are unique Enemies in Bloodborne. There are 11 normal Bosses, 6 Great Ones, 21 Chalice Dungeon Bosses, and 5 DLC Bosses.



Cleric Beast

Location  Central Yharnam
Drops Sword Hunter Badge
Weaknesses Fire and Serration


Darkbeast Paarl

Location Old Yharnam, Lower Loran Chalice
Drops Spark Hunter Badge, Lower Loran Chalice
Weaknesses Arcane, Fire and Serration



Father Gascoigne

Location Central Yharnam
Drops Oedon Tomb Key
Weaknesses Serration


Gehrman, The First Hunter

Location Hunter's Dream
Drops Old Hunter Badge
Weaknesses Arcane, Bolt and Fire



Martyr Logarius

Location Forsaken Cainhurst Castle
Drops Crown of Ilusions

Use The Old Hunter Bone to quicken parry


One Reborn

Location Yahar'gul Chapel
Drops Yellow backbone x3
Weaknesses Bolt and Fire


Shadow of Yharnam

Location Forbidden Woods
Drops Blood Rapture
Weaknesses Arcane and Bolt



Vicar Amelia

Location Cathedral Ward
Drops Gold Pendant
Weaknesses Fire and Serration


Witch of Hemwick

Location Hemwick Charnel Lane
Drops Bloodshot Eyeball x4
Weaknesses None

    • 15 Jan 2018 00:32  

      For everyone who's confused as to where the rest of the bosses are, they're listed under Great Ones, Chalice Dungeon Bosses, and DLC Bosses. You can toggle who you're looking at above the boss list.

      • Anonymous

        21 Jul 2017 12:36  

        Modding gem slots on the cannon gave it a whopping 7k+AR. 9k+ damage with bone marrow ash. One shots most bosses lol

        • Anonymous

          26 Mar 2017 23:26  

          I think the game changes certain things (enemy weaknesses, drops, item locations, etc.) based on the order that bosses are fought and insight. That may be why only certain bosses are required to be beaten to open a new area that advances the main game. But perhaps it's not that. It simply appears procedurally determined in some ways.

          • 14 Feb 2017 21:28  

            Took me a minute to figure out what the hell is going on here. Turns out the bosses listed as "Great Ones" are separated from the other bosses, despite there being no functional difference between the two. That's just confusing.

            • Anonymous

              Bosses not using all of their abilities05 Jul 2016 14:55  

              Has anyone else seen this happen? I've had it a few times, but I'm not sure why. It doesn't seem to be a bug.

              • Anonymous

                Moon Presence05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                Shouldn't it count as a Great One? It's literally the Moon's Presence. But in an Eldritch, abomination form.

                • Anonymous

                  Rom, the Vacuous Spider in Pthumerian Labyrinth05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                  Not sure if it's a bug or not, But I got Rom as a Layer 3 boss, with all his tiny spiders. He was strangely super aggressive at low health, spamming me with magic.

                  • boss checklist graphic05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                    to all: i made the checklist graphic. if there are changes that need to be made to the optional and mandatory lists plz let me know what they are and i will update it. Also, if anyone has matching images for the last 2 bosses i would love those as well.

                    • Increasing evidence pointing to story bosses being in chalice dungeons.05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                      I have not experienced this first hand but multiple people from Reddit claim they have fought Rom inside a chalice dungeon. It's increasing possible some of the easier/smaller bosses from the story do appear in the chalice dungeon.

                      • Anonymous

                        where is Amygdala, and the spider05 Jul 2016 14:55  

                        there is a boss named as amygdala, also the spider that resides within the moonlike

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