General Info
Location Drops
Old Yharnam  (875) Blood Echoes
Powder Keg Hunter Badge

is a non-player character in Bloodborne, found in Old Yharnam.

"An old veteran hunter who is said to possess amazing skill. No one has seen him in many years, and he looks like he's been on his own for some time."



  • In Old Yharnam, at the top of the tower with the gatling gun.



Can this NPC be an enemy?: Yes

  • Djura is hostile by default.
  • If you have befriended Djura, he can become hostile again in one of the following ways:
    1. When Djura is friendly and the player attacks him.
    2. When Djura is friendly and the player chooses to "Hunt the beasts of Old Yharnam".
    3. When Djura is friendly and the player agrees to spare the beasts, but attacks one of the monsters in front of the tower (including the hunter at the base of the tower and excluding the ravens).
    4. When Djura is friendly and a mob in front or at the base of the tower dies for any reason, including fall damage, fire damage, or the player directly attacking said mob.
  • You can befriend him when the Blood Moon is out.
  • See below on how to befriend Djura.

Can this NPC be an ally?: Yes

  • The only time Djura will become friendly is when the player visits the Darkbeast Paarl for the first time and gains the 1 Insight for entering the boss room (Note: Djura can still become hostile even after he has become friendly)
  • To avoid hostility when Djura is friendly, approach Djura from the back of Old Yharnam and don't go in front of the tower (to get to the back of Old Yharnam, awaken at the Church of the Good Chalice or the Graveyard of the Darkbeast)
  • When the player talks to Djura when he is friendly, the player will have the choice to "Hunt the beasts of Old Yharnam" or "Spare the beasts of Old Yharnam".
  • If the player agrees to spare the beasts, Djura will give the player the Powder Keg Hunter Badge and the Brush Off Dust gesture, and remain docile unless provoked as listed below.
  • If the player already has the Powder Keg Hunter Badge, the player will receive a Bold Hunter's Mark instead.

Drops: If killed, will drop (875) Blood Echoes and Powder Keg Hunter Badge (which unlocks the Rifle Spear, Stake Driver, Ashen Hunter Set for purchase within the Hunter's Dream).


Guide for friendly Djura:

Note: Djura must still be alive. (If you have already killed Rom, the Vacuous Spider, then go to Yahar'gul, Unseen Village and enter Darkbeast Paarl boss room)

  1. Kill the Blood-starved Beast boss in Old Yharnam to spawn Snatchers.
  2. Awaken at the Cathedral Ward lantern, exit straight, look to the right side and get killed by the Snatcher in the corner.
  3. After being taken to Hypogean Gaol, make your way to Darkbeast Paarl and enter the boss room.
  4. Kill Darkbeast Paarl then open the big gate into Old Yharnam (alternatively, during the fight, use a Bold Hunter's Mark or die then awaken at Church of the Good Chalice)
  5. Walk to Djura and climb up the ladder to talk to him.
  6. Choose "Spare the beasts of Old Yharnam" and receive rewards.



When entering Old Yharnam:

"You there, hunter. Didn't you see the warning? Turn back at once."

"Old Yharnam, burned and abandoned by men, is now home only to beasts."

"They are of no harm to those above. Turn back..."

"...or the hunter will face the hunt."

When progressing through Old Yharnam:

"...You are a skilled hunter."

"Adept, merciless, half-cut with blood. As the best hunters are."

"Which is why I must stop you!"

When friendly:

"Well, well... How did you get in here? Ah, it's no matter."

"What brings you to Old Yharnam? I've no interest in matters further up, but you must not disturb this place."

"The beasts do not venture above, and mean no harm to anyone."

"If you still insist on hunting them, then I will hunt you first. You understand me?"

When the player chooses to spare the beasts:

"Yes, very good. I no longer dream, but I was once a hunter, too."

"There's nothing more horrific than a hunt. In case you've failed to realize..."

"The things you hunt, they're not beasts. They're people."

"One day, you will see... Hmm, it's time you got going..."

"But first, a farewell gift. I have no use for it anyway." (Gives Powder Keg Hunter Badge, Brush Off Dust gesture)

"What is it? Surely I need not repeat myself. Go, I say."

"You have the whole night to dream. Make the best of it."


When the player attacks an enemy in the area in front of the tower after sparing the beasts:

"Heheh, you devious rat! The makings of a true hunter, this lass!"

"Very well. Then there's no need to hold back! The beasts will feast tonight!"

When the player chooses to hunt the beasts:

"Of course, I thought as much."

"You are a true hunter. Which is why I must stop you!"

When the player attacks him while he is friendly:

"Is it the blood, or are you just raving mad?"

"When the frail of heart join the fray...the hunter becomes the hunted!"

Upon killing you:

"I should think you still have dreams? Well, next time you dream, give some thought to the hunt, and its purpose."

Upon killing you after attacking him or killing a beast while he is friendly:

"You still dream I should think? Then come as often as you like, I'll show you another death."

Upon death:

"It's you... You're the beast... Can't you see what you're doing? It's madness..."

Strategy (if you actually decide to fight him fair and square)

  1. Djura is an incredibly tough opponent who possesses a very large health pool, be prepared for a long and difficult fight.
  2. When approaching his rooftop perch in Old Yharnam, Djura will attack the approaching player with a constant volley from his mounted Gatling Gun, which while easy to dodge, can lead to an untimely death if you allow yourself to be distracted by the enemies in the area. Heading towards Djura from the Old Yharnam Lamp simply jump off the ledge and head towards the building he is on top of, there will be a ladder to the left of a doorway leading to a rooftop with another ladder leading to Gyula's perch.
  3. Once confronted Djura will switch to a Stake Driver and Hunter Blunderbuss while tossing the occasional Firebomb at his opponent. Djura is an incredibly aggressive and quick opponent opponent giving players very little time to heal or counter his attacks and will do a quick dash attack, which has a very brief charge time, an explosion attack from his Stake Drive or repeatedly fire his Blunderbuss at players who attempt to gain distance or heal. Healing will often lead to Djura using his dash attack.
  4. Simply mashing R1 or a poorly timed Gun shot will cause Djura to respond with a Gunshot of his own stunning the player and giving Djura a riposte opportunity which will very likely lead to an instant death even at full health.
  5. Djura himself may also be parried, though difficult, and while untested the very brief charge window before his dash attack may be the best opportunity for a successful Gun shot parry.
  6. Do not underestimate this fight, Djura is comparable to a skilled human invader in terms of difficulty and the small combat area does little to help the situation.

Falling Off Strategy

Note: With this strategy, the item he drops is usually not reachable, so reload the game (can be done by dying, going to the Hunter's Dream, or exiting the game) and the item will spawn next to the heavy machine gun.

  • Once you enter Old Yharnam, Djura will start to attack you, and no efforts after will stop the attack other than killing him. Clear out all the enemies up to the first ladder of the Djura fight (you can kill the PK fighter easy by waiting here. He'll do one strike, either a blunderbuss or sword, then retreat. You can bottle-neck his retreat and land massive damage without fear of retribution.) At the top of the tower, make sure you do not hesitate. Stopping on the ladder will allow Djura to blunderbuss you as soon as you get off the ladder. If you charge up and off the ladder, you should roll (important as if you don't, he will repose and combo you) and then R1 him off the edge of the roof.
  • Another possible method is to just climb up the ladder, bait him into following you, and then slide back down. Djura may (YMMV) just fall in pursuit of you (confirmed).
  • A third strategy is to climb up the ladder, and repeatedly shoot him until he falls off the tower
  • When you reach the top of the ladder, stand your ground, Djura should shoot at you from the distance. When he shoots dodge to the side. Djura will then go for you, so dodge again. At this point Djura's back will be to the edge of the building so keep hitting L2 to shoot him off the edge of the tower. Doing it this way will mean he lands on the gantry next to the ladder you climbed up, meaning you don't have to reload to get his items.
  • Once obtained, Beast Roar can effectively be used to knock him off the roof.
  • You can also repeatedly shoot him with a Hunter Pistol until he falls off. This strategy is not guaranteed but is possible. It takes 3-6 shots before he falls or moves out of the way.
  • You can also use a Hunter Blunderbuss, run halfway to Djura, then shoot him twice. Not sure if 100% success rate.
  • The absolute fastest and guaranteed way to knock Djura off is to use the 2-handed Hunter Axe with one running R1 attack. Before climbing the ladder, transform the Hunter Axe into its 2-handed form. As you reach the top of the tower, quickly lock onto Djura during your standing animation, sprint towards him, then use the R1 attack. If you correctly gauge the distance, your running R1 attack will reach him right before he fires his blunderbuss and he'll fall off.
  • Another strategy is to use the Cannon the second you climb up on the top. This will immediately send him flying off the roof, instantly killing him. You may have to reload the area to get the item, as there is a glitch where the item dropped will float at an unreachable height above the bridge below the tower.


  • Djura, to some extent, caters to the beasts that inhabit Old Yharnam.
  • Djura's dialogue suggests that as a hunter, he struggles with an ethical dilemma regarding beasts, and the slaying of them, in general.
    • It is a Hunter's job to slay beasts, but Djura more than likely had an epiphany at some point in his career in which he realized that every beast was once a person, and thus, killing beasts is akin to killing humans.
  • It can be assumed that Djura does not associate with Old Yharnam for any particular emotional reasons. It is likely that he chooses to defend this place, of all other places, because it is remote and unimportant in the world. In his dialogue, he suggests that the beasts here do not bother anyone, and thus shouldn't be bothered in return.
    • In some ways, you could consider Old Yharnam to be Djura's utopia of sorts. And he, quite literally, aims to maintain the peace here.
    • Which raises an important question: who set fire to the crosses at the beginning of the area and around the church?


  • 'Djura' is the Slavic variant of 'George' in English. George, meaning farmer, or earthworker, may be an allusion towards his views of letting beasts roam about in Old Yharnam and rooting out any tresspassers that would cause a disturbance. 
  • Djura is voiced by William Houston, the same man who voiced both King Vendrick in Dark Souls 2 and Marvellous Chester in the Artorias of the Abyss DLC for Dark Souls 1.
  • The heavy machine gun is not usable.
  • Djura has 3 companions: one is under his tower, the second in the hunter's nightmare and the last one is unknown, bot it is higly possible that he could be Beastclaw Jozef, since he wears the Charred Hunter set like all other Djura's companions and he's found in Loran dungeon, a place were there are beasts similar to Old Yharnam's.

Other Notes:

  1. He will still befriend you even if you aggro him (he shoots at you) when you pass through the first time as long as you don't kill him and then enter the Darkbeast Paarl boss room.




    • Anonymous

      19 Mar 2020 23:10  

      Definitely the most satisfying kill in the game, closely followed by Gehrman. Those two really know how to annoy. Forgotten Madman was an honorable third place.

      • Anonymous

        08 Mar 2020 03:04  

        He claims that beasts are people too, yet they slaughter any normal human they come across. Plus the suspicious beggar just murders everyone in the Chapel when you send him there, further proving the point that beasts are bloodthirsty degenerates that deserve to be given the divine mercy of death by glorious Hunters.

        • Anonymous

          02 Mar 2020 02:26  

          "There's nothing more horrific than a hunt. In case you've failed to realize..." "The things you hunt, they're not beasts. They're people." Sooooo... this would be a bad time to brag about how I mercilessly slaughtered a bunch of old men in wheelchairs back up in Central Yharnam, I suppose?

          • 05 Jan 2020 18:07  

            The moment right after I befriended Djura one of the beasts walked into fire and got hurt right when I got to the bottom of the first ladder:(.

            • Anonymous

              02 Jan 2020 07:51  

              Can anyone tell me what kind of accent Djura has? I think it might be Cockney, but I'm not from the UK so I can't say for sure.

              • Anonymous

                13 Dec 2019 19:39  

                Somehow he can also die even after killing you, as he continues to move around when returning to the dream, so also a easy way to kill him even underleveled is to stand near the ledge and he can fall by himself.

                • Anonymous

                  25 Nov 2019 19:23  

                  I think i might've been one of the onlyh people in this entire world who fought him from 100% to 0%, fair and square. Pretty tough, but really simple moveset.

                  • Anonymous

                    03 Sep 2019 12:25  

                    I wanted to fight this guy fair and square, but he backstepped right off the tower and died after I took out 10% of his health.

                    • Anonymous

                      09 Apr 2019 04:23  

                      I used both a Bold Hunter's Mark and died to Paarl (Two different attemtps) and I always reawaken at the place you appear in when the Snatcher gets you.

                      • Anonymous

                        15 Mar 2019 05:28  

                        I was really excited to befriend Djura today. It was my pick-me-up to try to make a really*****ty day a bit better. I made a mistake though. I just ran past the enemies in the the church on the way to Djura's ladder. Apparently, just tapping your foot against a beast while climbing down the ladder (and not even doing damage!) is enough to make him hostile again. I wasn't expecting to be called a rat. Pick-me-up failed. Should have warped, hindsight is 20/20 and all that.

                        • Anonymous

                          13 Mar 2019 00:22  

                          I gone to the top of the tower.when he charged toward me i put bone marrow ash on my canon and shoot him.poor guy throw up like a ball.

                          • Anonymous

                            09 Mar 2019 02:47  

                            He was never that hard for me, I just used the Hunter's Axe two-handed and hit him with an L2 when I dodged, then backed off, rinse and repeat.

                            • Anonymous

                              13 Jan 2019 04:03  

                              I was messing around, doing invasions in old yharnam, and I encountered this guy using an upgraded burial blade. This guy could kill me in two hits, so after invading his world a few times and dying, I realised that I wouldn't be able to kill him normally. So, I tried to lure him into fighting a mob of enemies, but then two summons entered his world. So, after they died to djura, I relized all I had to do is trick him into being within djuras range. So, after almost dying a few times, I got him to chase me just a few feet away from the border of djuras range, and with a riposte and some hunter pistol spamming, I got this guy right into djuras range. Thank god this guy exists.

                              • Anonymous

                                06 Jan 2019 19:31  

                                So i killed him from the gett go and i cant seem to figure out what to do at this point just been wandering around....

                                • Anonymous

                                  23 Oct 2018 06:48  

                                  I just want to mention that today my sibling befriended Durja by warping in from the Blood-starved Beast's lantern and without ever meeting Darkbeast Paarl

                                  • Anonymous

                                    22 Oct 2018 05:19  

                                    My theory all the time - From the first time starting up the game years ago until today - is, that we are actually seeing***** that just isn't there. The human in the first part of the game are all patrolling the streets, half turned into werewolfes - but they are SCARED of you. They call you a beast, shout "away, away!" and seem to be afraid to the bones. You kill them because you see them as mad half transformed monsters - But are they? Or maybe it is that weird bloodcurse that make them LOOK like monsters ? Maybe you are the monster after all - and all those horrible creatures you see through the game are actually just people. That would also explain the "Insight" and how it changes what you can see around you - It is you drifting into madness even more. The "hunt" is some special blood moon night in which those who are cursed with the blood start to halluzinate and kill each other in the most gruesome ways. Maybe Djura acknowledged that - Maybe he understood. That is why he tries to stop you.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      14 Oct 2018 17:59  

                                      I really think that Djura is right in spare the life of the beasts. I mean, the Healing Church never tried to deal with the beast that wasn't "kill or make more bizarre experiments with them." They never hyphotetized that they could heal (ironically) the beasts. The only "heal" they were concerned was for themselves, for they transcend the humanity, while the rest of the people has collapsed in madness. Laurence, Ludwig, Micolash, Lady Maria, Gehrmann, they all didn't care about the people, and yes only with your greed. And in this well of greediness, only Djura saw that the people of Yharnam deserved to be saved, because it was the main viticm of all that insanity, not the villains.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        26 Sep 2018 02:20  

                                        if i didn't already know i'm***** djura's voice would've probably been my awakening. who let this old man have a voice like that.

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