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The Hunter's Nightmare Brador's Set,

Brador is a non-player character in Bloodborne and is part of The Old Hunters DLC. He wields Bloodletter.

"A Church Assassin, who killed his compatriots and wore their beastly remains as attire, going into hiding in the deeper cells of The Hunter's Nightmare. The Church provided him with a single, soundless bell of death to ensure their secrets would be kept."

Brador (and Armor) Locations

This character can be found in the prison past the Underground Corpse Pile lamp, in a cell accessed with the Underground Cell Inner Chamber Key.

After lighting the Lighthouse Hut lamp in the Fishing Hamlet, Brador will invade the player's world at 4 specific locations with each of these summoned versions dropping 1 piece of Brador's Set and with Brador himself dropping the Bloodletter when finally killed. Alternatively, you can simply go straight to his cell and kill him, receiving Bloodletter and preventing the invasions, without any consequences; all the set pieces will be found on the ground in the locations where the shadow versions would have normally spawned.

The locations of the shadows and thus the set pieces are as follows:

  • Just in front of the passageway leading to Brador's cell. This encounter drops Brador's Testimony.
  • On the bridge around the front and to the left of the Lighthouse Hut lamp. This encounter drops the Bloodied Arm Bands.
  • After the second encounter, continue off the bridge and onto the next rooftop. The next encounter is inside building you are standing on. Drop to ground level and enter through a break in the beams to reach the stairs. Take the Kin Coldblood (10) and Brador will appear when you try to leave the house. This encounter drops the Beast Hide Garb.
  • In the underground caverns after the area with the ammonite enemies. Follow the path on the left towards a dead end with an item and some enemies. Brador will spawn behind you once you are halfway down the path. This last encounter drops the Bloodied Trousers.



When speaking through cell door

Are you a hunter? Well, that's very odd.

Do you hear the toll of the bell?

If selecting "I hear the bell"

Hmph. Liar. Such pettiness will be your undoing.

The beasts you seek will not be found here.

Go back to your hunt, and if you have the chance, put this night behind you.

...places better left untouched, secrets better left alone...

...only a fool would so brazenly roam...

If selecting "I hear nothing"

Very well.

The beasts you seek will not be found here.

Go back to your hunt, and if you have the chance, put this night behind you.

...places better left untouched, secrets better left alone...

...only a fool would so brazenly roam...

Generic dialogue

"Bear in mind.

Some places are better left untouched, and some secrets are better left alone.

...only fools do brazenly roam..."

Speak through cell door after obtaining Underground Cell Inner Chamber Key

"Do you hear this?

Fear the bell's toll.

For only death awaits prying eyes,

and the Church assassins are never far behind.


After entering cell

"Well, well, look who's here.

Welcome to my quarters. I've never entertained a guest before.

Are you going to kill me?

After all you've done, kill me, as if to right your wrongs?


Generic dialogue

"What is it? Aren't you going to kill me?

Or perhaps, beg my forgiveness?

Well, leave off. What's done is done.


If killed by Brador

"Unending death awaits those who pry into the unknown..."

On death

"Nothing changes, such is the nature of man...



- Mhazard Mhazard - Brador, The Church Assassin


Based on his description and the size of his cleric beast attire, we can assume that when the scourge was young, cleric beasts were smaller. Hunters like him would quietly assassinate victims who would transform or who the church knew were bound to transform sooner or later. Eventually as they dabbled more into the old blood, this method became obsolete as beasts became bigger, more dangerous and more public.

Other Notes:

  1. It is possible to kill Brador after obtaining the Underground Cell Inner Chamber Key, without killing him when he invades. In that case he will no longer invade you and the gear pieces dropped by killing him will be found where he would normally invade your world.
  2. Brador will use Lead Elixir making regular attacks bounce off. He will trick the Bloodletter straight away, as soon as he spawns, and use the transformed mace form, usually spamming around 5-6 hits in a row (especially if he drinks the Elixir), making him very susceptible to parries. Brador is also vulnerable to Blacksky Eye.


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    • Anonymous

      02 Aug 2020 00:45  

      Anyone else think Brador is...well, a bit of a noob? His attire is an altered version of the foreign attire, which is what we start the game wearing, complete with awful stats on the parts not reinforced with beast hide. His tactics are among the worst of the enemy hunters we face as well. He very rarely, if ever, uses any attack besides basic R1's and uncharged R2's (I've never seen him use the L2 in any of my many playthroughs), and he has an embarrassing tendency to continue his r1 chain long after you're out of range, making him easy prey for interrupts and viscerals. He doesn't dodge much, preferring to trade hits, and he seems to have very little concept of strafing, moving mostly just forwards and occasionally dodging backwards (dodging mostly backwards is another behavior that can be considered noobish). My thought is that, while on his first hunt, Brador witnessed a church hunter become a minor cleric beast, and slew it. Not wanting the public to panic at the knowledge that beast hunters became among the most horrific beasts, the Healing Church coerced Brador into keeping quiet on the affair. Seeing the value of a hunter who would keep quiet on sensitive matters, they "promoted" him to church assassin in the nightmare, and gave him a weapon that would, supposedly, allow him to purge any beastliness from his blood, as well as a relentless, but silent bell. They knew he couldn't defeat an accomplished hunter in a single battle, but they trusted that his relentless invasions would eventually wear them down, as he did with Simon.

      • Anonymous

        19 May 2020 02:05  

        Imagine trying to murder someone like 4 times only for them to break down your door and 360 noscope you to death with a pebble

        • Anonymous

          01 Mar 2020 13:42  

          I found that for the first invasion past the underground corpse pile, him, like the church pick hunter you find there earlier, seems to not be able to enter Yamamura’s cell, (or that is at least out of Aggro range) so if you back into there the fight is super easy. Gives you a breather and lets you take him out with weak arc spells.

          • Anonymous

            20 Dec 2019 10:58  

            In a series where NPCs typically either don't care about you or just manipulate you to do their bidding, this guy decides "hey, I'm gonna bully this random guy for no real reason"

            • Anonymous

              24 May 2019 08:55  

              >lore: we can assume that cleric beasts were smaller We can read description of the Laurence's Skull to find out who was the first Cleric beast. Based on the size of Laurence's skull in the waking world plus the size of the First Vicar boss in the nightmare, we can assume that Cleric beasts can be either big or small. Or that size difference is just a simple convension.

              • Anonymous

                04 Feb 2019 09:24  

                Easy tip for his invasions if you keep dying: when he spawns just run past him until he stops following you, he'll lose interest and walk back to his starting location and stop giving his back to you, just walk to him, backstab him and repeat until he dies.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Oct 2018 15:31  

                  I wonder if Brador is based on Mills/Bisley character "Slough Feg" the Old "Weird" Horned God: He's a representation of the Green Man (a very CelticBritish Isles thing). A few things that caught my thoughts: 1) He's only got the one horn - whereas when you wear the set you have two (as the new Horned Gods in Slaine) 2) He's an old "king" who hunts down the new Kings (who are wed to the Earth Goddess and know how the earth works - have insight) But as they say... seek for signs and you will find them.

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Jan 2018 06:09  

                    Augur of Ebrietas is very effective against him. I'm at level 38 in Arcane and just 3-4 shot of it and Brador is always defeated.

                    • Anonymous

                      27 Nov 2017 19:31  

                      My theory is that he kills hunters who ‘know too much’. After witnessing his allies turning into beasts due to their insanity he now kills any hunter whi pries too much.

                      Its worth noting that his weapon is extremely effective against hunters WITH HIGH INSIGHT, because of its frenzy attack. High insight is a sign of a hunter acquiring too much knowledge.
                      Therefore it makes sense that he fights hunters who go mad!

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Jan 2017 15:41  

                        He's one of many Bloodborne's cool characters, but why didn't he attack us in his cell? And the "church gave him a silent bell to kill all nosy people who want to pry into their creepy experiments" sends shivers down my spine, now every time i invade i wear his set except the hand and pant cause they have very low stats, instead i use valtr's hand and pant which look very closely to Brador

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Jul 2016 08:42  

                          He managed to kill me at one of the locations, the one under the house, and now he's stopped invading me there. is there any way to prompt another invasion?

                          • Anonymous

                            05 Jul 2016 08:42  

                            Been to all 4 locations, has all 4 set pieces and then what?Nothing? Kill him for weapon?Forget about him?

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