Lost Children of Antiquity

Enemy Type Not beast nor kin
Health 908 ~ 922
Drops Twin Blood Stone Shard, Blood Stone Chunk, Gem Stones, Cursed Nourishing Damp Blood Gems
832 ~ 910 Blood Echoes
Weak Bolt & Righteous
Strong Minor resistance to Arcane
Locations Cainhurst Castle, Isz Gravestone

Lost Children of Antiquity are enemies that guard the walls of Cainhurst Castle in Bloodborne. Their ashen skin and perfect stillness recall a stone gargoyle. Sometimes they will swoop down from a tower, but most often they will be crouching on the walls, motionless, seeking to blend in with the snowy stonework of the castle. They have slashing and screeching attacks, but are also quite prone to collapsing if interrupted.


  • Their defenses are lower when they are static
  • Approaching them without sound and surprising them with attacks is effective
  • If you distance yourself, they will perform a slashing scream attack with significant and deceptive range.
  • Screech attacks deal physical damage.



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Cainhurst Castle 908 832 ~ 910 (x2) Drop% (x1) Drop% (Quantity/Rating) Drop%
Isz Gravestone Chalice Dungeons HP Echoes (Quantity/Rating) Drop% (Quantity/Rating) Drop% (Quantity/Rating) Drop%


Notes & Trivia

  • These enemies make Cainhurst the second-best place to farm Blood Stone Chunks.
  • Gargoyles have 3 toes on each foot and 5 fingers on each wing.




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  1. Amygdala
  2. Beast Claw Hunter
  3. Beast Cutter Hunter
  4. Beast-possessed Soul
  5. Beast-possessed Soul (Mob)
  6. Bell Holder
  7. Black Widow
  8. Blood Dobermann
  9. Blood Gel
  10. Blood-Starved Beast
  11. Bloodletting Beast
  12. Bloodsucking Beast
  13. Bloody Crow of Cainhurst
  14. Bone Ash Hunter
  15. Boom Hammer Hunter
  16. Bosses
  17. Brador
  18. Brain of Mensis
  19. Brain Trust
  20. Brainsucker
  21. Brick Troll
  22. Cainhurst Hunter
  23. Carrion Crow
  24. Celestial Centipede
  25. Celestial Emissary
  26. Chapel Giant
  27. Chime Maiden
  28. Church Doctor
  29. Cleric Beast
  30. Crawler
  31. Darkbeast Paarl
  32. Deep Sea Hound
  33. Djura
  34. Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos
  35. Enlarged Head Giant
  36. Enlarged Head Patients
  37. Ethereal Walker
  38. Executioner
  39. Eye Collector
  40. Father Gascoigne
  41. Fishwitch
  42. Gel
  43. Gravekeeper Scorpion
  44. Graveyard Hags
  45. Greater Viper Pit
  46. Hamlet Fishmen
  47. Henryk
  48. Hostile Choir Hunter
  49. Hostile Hunters
  50. Hunter Mob
  51. Hunting Dog
  52. Keeper of the Old Lords
  53. Keeper's Hunting Dog
  54. Labyrinth Mole
  55. Labyrinth Rat
  56. Large Huntsman
  57. Lightning Summoner
  58. Loran Cleric
  59. Mad One
  60. Madman
  61. Maneater Boar (Mob)
  62. Mannequin
  63. Martyr Logarius
  64. Merciless Watcher
  65. Merciless Watcher (Mob)
  66. Mergo's Attendant
  67. Mergo's Wet Nurse
  68. Mi-Go Zombie
  69. Micolash, Host of the Nightmare
  70. Moon Presence
  71. Nightmare Huntsman
  72. Old Yharnam Beast
  73. Old Yharnam Hunter (Mob)
  74. One Reborn
  75. Piercing Rifle Hunter
  76. Pthumerian Descendant
  77. Pthumerian Undead
  78. Rat
  79. Reaper
  80. Ritual Master
  81. Rom, the Vacuous Spider
  82. Saif Hunter
  83. Shadow of Yharnam
  84. Shadow of Yharnam (Mob)
  85. Shark-Giant
  86. Silver Lady
  87. Silverbeast
  88. Slime Scholar
  89. Slug
  90. Snail Woman
  91. Snatcher
  92. Sorrowful Emissary
  93. Tomb Guardian
  94. Tomb Inspector Hunter
  95. Tormented Nanny
  96. Undead Amalgam
  97. Undead Giant
  98. Undead Giant (Mob)
  99. Vengeful Specter
  100. Vermin Host

    • Anonymous

      14 Mar 2018 16:06  

      holy hell, that face. i never noticed that much detail when playing. they always seemed nosferatu-style bald guys to me. they actually have beards!

      • Anonymous

        31 Aug 2017 17:56  

        Somehow on my first run through Ihyll to Yharnam I never noticed the Gargoyles on the ceiling... creeped me out when I noticed them on a recent run

        • Anonymous

          26 Jan 2017 15:05  

          They more closely resemble strigoi than gargoyles.
          Anyway what everyone neglects to mention with farming Blood Stone Chunks at Cainhurst is that you need a high Discovery stat for them to drop. High arcane build and Willem's Eye rune does the trick.
          Tying drop rates to a stat that's pretty useless in battle was a bad design choice. Oh, well. Just farm the lecture theater for a while.

          • Anonymous

            still moving after death?05 Jul 2016 14:53  

            this is probably just a glitch with my game, but I killed two gargoyles and they still appear to be breathing, along with gnashing their teeth and blinking. anyone else see this?

            • nourishing gem drop05 Jul 2016 14:53  

              They also drop nourishing gems in chalice dungeons. I've found some radials in pthumerian dungeons, but haven't found any in other dungeons yet, so I don't know if they also drop triangular/waning.

              • Anonymous

                Name05 Jul 2016 14:53  

                I think they are vampires not gragoyles....they drink your blood and have that bat like sound attack...

                • Anonymous

                  Not Beast or Kin? But have the exact same weakness's05 Jul 2016 14:53  

                  The article says these enemies are not beast nor kin, but they have the same weaknesses the Kin do. They are weak to bolt, Thrust. The LHB in normal mode wrecks these baldy chunk dropping old buggers.

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