Chime Maiden

Enemy Type Not Beast nor Kin
Health 211 ~ 518
Drops Quicksilver Bullets, 114 or 901 Blood Echoes
Weak weak defenses overall
Strong ??
Locations All locations, as long as conditions are met (see video below)

Chime Maidens are an enemy in Bloodborne.

They carry bells and daggers. They appear in a Hunter's world and may summon hostile players by ringing their bells. This enemy can appear in any location where a player has called for help via a Beckoning Bell or attempted to invade with a Sinister Resonant Bell. In two locations, Nightmare Frontier and Nightmare of Mensis, they will spawn in Online Mode regardless of whether the player has used a bell (They will not appear for players lower than level 30), therefore players wishing to avoid potentially forced PvP may want to play the game in Offline Mode after exiting the Lecture Building.

The maiden will only spawn when either multiplayer bell is used, apart from a few special cases, and finding and killing one before she completes the summon will stop any invader from entering the player's world. Alternatively, keeping them alive in certain open areas will allow for easier PvP matchmaking.

"The bell-ringing woman appears to be a mad Pthumerian."
- Sinister Chalice description
Chalice Dungeons have Chime Maidens who summon normal mobs, like spiders for instance, who will keep re-spawning until the maiden is killed. Kill the maiden and they will vanish.


  • This enemy is fairly simple to dispatch, as they don't have much in terms of defense or attack.
  • In Chalice Dungeons, they will keep summoning enemies who have a distinctive red glow.
  • Killing a maiden in a dungeon will mean all summoned enemies will die off, while in Yahar'gul, her summoned enemies will simply stagger.
  • For all the exact locations of this enemy, watch the video below.
  • Using Shaman Bone Blade onto a maiden causes her summons to attack her.



Attack Name Attack Description
Front + Reverse Stabs/Slashes Either of these attacks, or both in combination.
Fast Combo A fast stab and slash combo which can hurt the player multiple times.
Ripples The bell will resonate purple coloured ring-shaped waves, and do damage within near to medium range.

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Chime Maiden


Yahar'gul 518 901 (x3) 30%, (2x) 70%
Yahar'gul (in One Reborn Fight) 345 901 (x3) 3%, (2x) 7%
Chalice Dungeons 211 114 (x3) 30%, (2x) 70%



Notes & Trivia

  • Once The One Reborn is killed the chime maidens disappear.
  • Lore theories can be found here.







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Chime Maiden Concept.jpg



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    • 09 Jul 2019 12:33  

      Lol when they put 2 of these summoning spiders in the same room on depth 5 dungeons. Why not add 2 more? Also add 6 Labyrinth Sages, and maybe 10 Keeper's Hunting Dogs. Now that'd be based and epic. Only scrubs disagree.

      • Anonymous

        07 Jul 2019 14:39  

        After the spider chime maiden... are there any patches that reskin all the enemies to have Miyazaki's face?

        • Anonymous

          17 Apr 2019 04:37  

          These *****es have cost me millions of echoes by spamming spiders... and if there is two of them (especially in loran chalice dungeons) who does that??

          • Anonymous

            25 Feb 2018 08:12  

            Pretty sure the pvp community has died off at this point, I went to Nightmare Frontier online full blind without any knowledge of chime maidens( I accidentally activated PSN plus free trial but I didn't know) I've got messages saying the chime maiden is ringing a sinister bell, but no one was ever summoned. So I kept grinding and dying in this area countless times without knowing a potential invasion(didn't kill the maiden either) so I cleared the area and defeated Amygdala with Chime maiden alive and I'm online, nobody ever invaded.
            I only started playing 3 days ago I think I was about 60+lvl at that point

            • Anonymous

              17 Feb 2018 12:41  

              The one that summons spider in chalice dungeon can go ***** themselves.
              Pretty much the spider can see through the whole goddamn dungeon to gank you up

              • Anonymous

                30 Nov 2017 15:10  

                Actually in yahargul, enenys only stagger when Not killed before. If you killed them Prior to the chimemaiden, they drop dead

                • Anonymous

                  18 Aug 2017 15:18  

                  The ones that summon spiders in Chalice Dungeons are the absolute bane of my existence--but thankfully, spiders can't climb ladders. If the chime maiden appears in an upper room of the dungeon, try and find a ladder leading up to that level and wait for the spiders to arrive. If you hang out just at the top rung, the spiders will try to attack, but moving back down one rung will cause them to miss and fall to the floor behind you. Wait for all summoned spiders to follow in tow, then climb up and leave them behind. Since killing them will just cause the maiden to summon more, and because she can only summon a certain number at a time (usually 4-5 enemies), it's best to just trap them instead, then find the chime maiden and kill her.

                  However, if there is no ladder, or if they find another way back up to the higher level, you'll have to adopt a hit-and-run strategy, making sure not to double back so that you don't come face-to-face with a train of angry red spiders. Again, don't attack the spiders, just focus on killing the maidens and ending their invasion. Beware that some spiders might not disappear after killing the chime maiden, either because there's actually a second chime maiden somewhere in the dungeon (typically in the same room), or some of the enemies might not actually be summons, despite their bloody aura.

                  • Anonymous

                    Loran05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                    D5 Loran, two of them with two werewolfs in one room... and those *****ing hard hitting spider-invaders.

                    • Anonymous

                      It seems like they MOSTLY appear when using a bell05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                      But they can apparently appear if you're soloing. I'm over halfway through the game and never seen it, but they can apparently.

                      • Anonymous

                        They appear even if you are alone.05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                        I can confirm it, since I was invaded when exploring solo. Video of invasion shortly after message appeared that maiden started the summon:

                        • Anonymous

                          They do appear on their own sometimes05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                          I've entered a few areas that start off with a warning that she's ringing her sinister bell.

                          • Anonymous

                            PvP Chime Maiden in Unseen Village05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                            Halfway up the shortcut, there's a place to roll out onto a roof. Ignoring the inspect bath thing inside the building, she's located next to some big undead lycan thing.

                            • Anonymous

                              Short guide on how to deal with Bell Ringers05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                              Hey BB community. I uploaded a short guide on how to deal with the Bell Ringers in the Chalice Dungeons. Hope you guys find it useful.

                              • Anonymous

                                Make Chime Maidens summon.05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                Sometimes the bell woman does not appear when I use the sinister bell, any way to ever make her aways show up? I aready kill the bosses, and i'n on NG+2 the Chime Maidens should appear when you ring the sinister bell, right? What should it be?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Quite buggy in Chalice Dungeons05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                  So I'm not entirely sure whether this is an intended feature or not (I can only assume it's not because if so - good lord) but during particularly large Chalice Dungeons, Bell Maidens will begin summoning mobs regardless of whether you're near them or not and these mobs will immediately begin closing in on your location regardless of where you are in the dungeon (I've even had them follow me down floors before and gather outside boss fogs). Ordinarily I'd consider this some sort of stress mechanic but it leads to some ridiculously game-breaking flaws. It seems Maidens can summon up to 6 of their spider mobs at a time. This can often mean six fast spiders chasing you through a dungeon which utterly destroys the game's framerate. To make matters worse, the pathing on these spiders causes them to become stuck behind doors, above/below ladders or on certain corners. Not only does this mean you walk into a certain death you had no way of predicting, but it also causes the game's framerate to absolutely ***** itself. In one dungeon, I had two bell maidens summon a total of 12 spiders which then got caught behind a door and caused the game to lag nearly to death.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Kill them as soon as you spot them05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                    Focus on killing this rather annoying foe first, otherwise you will end up with having to deal with constantly respawning and buffed enemies.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      New DLC Chime Maiden Locations?05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                      Notably research hall but all the places so I can go ahead and slay them when I summon someone

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Conversation at From05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                        "Lawls hey guys, I have this great idea. We're gonna made an enemy that spawns buffed enemies that chase extra aggressive with extra damage. Let's also make the respawn times for summoned units 3 seconds. Even better, let's make it so that it's completely unrewarding to kill them, like place ***** items like bullets and bone marrow in the room their in, but here's the kicker: they give mediocre echoes and get this...they drop bullets. LOL BULLETS, AND LETS MAKE THE ENEMIES THEY SUMMON SPIDERS, WHICH DGAF ABOUT BULLETS." - From enemy AI dev team

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Cheap Enemy05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                          This is such an awful enemy in the Chalice Dubgeon. It's literally so poorly designed. They are literally the opposite of what makes FromSoft games difficult and challenging. Summoning 5 buffed enemies each time that are just as fast as you isn't challenging like Gerhnam, Mergo or The Blood Starved Beast where you learn their attack patterns... It's just a cheap way to make you angry and frustrated until you get bored.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Chime Maiden doesn't appear in Nightmare Frontier if your level is under 30?05 Jul 2016 14:37  

                                            I entered Nightmare Frontier at level 12 and the Maiden was not present. At first I suspected some internet connectivity issues, but then I thought that my character's level had something to do with it, so I tested it by using backup save. Turns out that the Maiden will only appear if your level is at least 30. I don't know if the Maiden will appear if you level up to 30 after killing Amygdala, however. I suspect that the same applies to Nightmare of Mensis as well.

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