Forgotten Madman

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General Info
hp.jpg blood_echoes.jpg Location Drops
11275 Lower Hintertomb Chalice Lower Hintertomb Root Chalice
physical_DEF.jpg VS_blunt.jpg VS_thrust.jpg --
275 196 232 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
194 276 237 252
slow_poison_RES.jpg rapid_poison_RES.jpg VS_beasts.jpg VS_kin.jpg
199 185 ?? ??

Forgotten Madman is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Forgotten Madman Information

  • Rewards 1 insight for discovery and 3 insights for victory.
  • Also unlocks the madman set at the insight vendor.




Combat Information

  • The Forgotten Madman is a hunter-boss who uses a Ludwig's Holy Blade and Ludwig's Rifle. He also keeps his sword buffed with the Empty Phantasm Shell  at all times.
  • He also uses the Augur of Ebrietas and A Call Beyond. When his hit point is dropped to half, the Forgotten Madman summons another hunter, the Madman's Escort. The Madman's Escort uses a Kirkhammer and a Flamesprayer.
  • The Forgotten Madman seems to frequently use the transforming attack of Ludwig's Holy Blade (longsword to greatsword). This attack takes a long time to execute, perfect for easy viscerals.





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Notes & Trivia

  • The Madman's Escort will use the clap gesture if you are slain.
  • The Madman himself uses the conviction gesture if he wins.




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    • Anonymous

      "Forgotten Madman" Yeah the "forgotten" part really makes sense, easily the most forgettable boss in the game.

      • Anonymous

        Small question there; so those guys are hunters so, do they drop blood dreg as any other hunter ennemy in the game or not ?

        • Anonymous

          A useful strategy for lower levels is getting the first one down enough for the second one to spawn, use the shaman bone blade and they'll attack one another most likely the first one will kill the second one

          • Anonymous

            One of the trivia points is probably incorrect, since Ludwig's Holy Blade and the Kirkhammer are both Church Weapons, which didn't come into usage until after Byrgenwyrth's time.

            • Anonymous

              Why is Fromsoft so bad at making NPC invaders. Unlike the other enemies in the game, which when you lose to it's your fault for not noticing that patterns, these guys (like the last games) have way to much health, and way to fast reflexes, considering they can parry you on your first strike. Seriously Fromsoft, what the hell?

              • Anonymous

                phase 1) Ludwig's Holy Blade, with gun also uses an arcane buff to the blade he fights like any other hunter after about 75% phase 2) another Madman spawns and at least uses the Kirkhammer.

                • Anonymous

                  Lore-wise I mean. He uses Ludwig's blade, Ludwig's Rifle, uses a Empty Phantasm. He was clearly someone important if he had an escort, one who wields a Kirkhammer no less. It's known that the Healing Church sent hunters to explore the tombs. Maybe Ludwig discovered the Truth and went insane.

                  • Anonymous

                    I'm pretty sure that "spell similar to homing soul mass" is A Call Beyond, and it is available to the player.

                    • Anonymous

                      As someone rightfully noted below, it's doubtful that it's Ludwig since Ludwig only used the silver sword. The description for his weapon states "When transformed, it combines with its sheath to form a greatsword. It exhibits several departures from the workshop's design, suggesting that the Church anticipated much larger inhuman beasts." suggesting the sheathe was developed later, meaning that "Ludwig's Sword" as the hunters use is simply a further development on his original weapon. Likely the hunters in the dungeon are simply random hunters.

                      • Anonymous

                        To win this fight you need to keep rolling, dodging, whatever to get out of the way from his chain attacks. Use the pillars to your advantage when you need to heal. Stick to a skill weapon as opposed to a strength one. Focus on the madman as much as you can, if you kill him shortly after his buddy comes in the fight will be easier.

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