Great Ones (上位者 Jōisha lit. "Superior One") are beings that were researched at Byrgenwerth by Laurence and Willem. Little is known about their nature, their motives, and how many there are. Some Great Ones are elite Bosses in Bloodborne. The 6 Great Ones THAT THE PLAYER CAN FIGHT are listed below. Please click the specific page for more information.



Great Ones



Celestial Emissary

Location Upper Cathedral Ward
Drops Communion
Weaknesses Thrust, Bolt and Fire


Ebrietas, Daughter of the Cosmos

Location Altar of Despair
Drops Great Isz Chalice
Weaknesses Thrust, Bolt and Fire



Mergo's Wet Nurse

Location Nightmare of Mensis
Drops Third Umbilical Cord
Weaknesses Arcane, Fire, Bolt and Rapid Poison


Moon Presence

Location Hunter's Dream
Drops Blood Echoes (230000)
Weakness Arcane, Fire and Bolt


Rom, the Vacuous Spider

Location Moonside Lake
Drops Kin Coldblood (12) x1
Weaknesses Bolt, Fire, Arcane

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    • Anonymous

      Why is this even separate from the main boss page? Who gives a **** if they're great ones; they're bosses first. Needless separation.

      • Anonymous

        Just a thought, but five of the great ones are either explicitly or implicitly female, and the others I believe are ambiguous. Mergo's Wet nurse is implied due to their title/job. The Moon Presence is implied with the name Flora. Rom was confirmed by Miyazaki, and Ebrietas is called "Daughter" in her title, and we have "Mother Kos". I don't believe it's been stated or implied that there is a male great one. You could argue the orphan of kos is based on physical appearance, but I'm not sure how much weight you can put in that given that most of them are nightmare squids. That and the statement that "Every great one loses a child" might mean that all great ones are, or are considered to be, female. I'm probably wrong, but I find it interesting.

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          • Anonymous

            Between Mergo's overabundance of sharp implements and an apparent lack of mammary glands, I seriously doubt she got a callback from many would-be employers.

            • Anonymous

              honestly, calling rom an "elite boss" is sugarcoating lol. i didn't realize it was different from the cleric beast or any other big boss until after i wiped the lake with it

              • Anonymous

                Oedon hasn’t made it on to this list but for understandable reasons, it’s a formless great one. Also the Eye of Mensis is a great one. Rom is tricky do to the fact she use to be human who successfully ascended into a Great One. If there was a pseudo Great One category I’d say she’s would fall there

                • Anonymous

                  is rom a true great one or just kin? after you kill her, it does not say nightmare slain, but only prey slaughtered. and she does nor drop a great ones coldblood but KIN COLDBLOOD.

                  • Anonymous

                    Why is Orphan of Kos not listed? He is literally born from Kos, who is clearly a Great One. He also is stated many times as one. Has this page just not been updated since the Old Hunter's DLC?

                    • Anonymous

                      This page is so wrong. The Great Ones (Elder Gods) are as follows: Rom, Ebrietas, Moon Presence, Mergo, Kos and the Nameless Vileblood Source. Amygdala is no Great One and is in fact never called one in the game. I'd more easily call them a Kin of Rom. Personally I separate eldrich enemies into three categories in this game: Kin, True Kin and Great Ones. Kin are your average run of the mill eldrich abominations. True Kin are specifc creatures of which every Great One has a single instance of: Mergo's Wet Nurse, Orphan of Kos, Rom's Dream Attack, Ebrietas, DAUGHTER of the Cosmos, Bloodletting Beast (Nameless Vileblood Source). The only exception is Moon Pressense because YOUR CHARACTER is PART of the Moon Presence. When you "kill" the Moon Presence, you're just playing your part in the cycle, becoming the next iteration of THAT Great One. YOU ARE THE MOON PRESENCE. To anyone who doesn't understand just good Bloodborne does its elder gods, I beg you, please read this, then analyze the game itself. The best part? Some Great Ones even show themselves. The Altar of Despair? That's Rom hanging out. That LAKE behind The Orphan of Kos (Which, guess what, you're actually fighting Orphan of Kos 2 born out of another dead True Kin, the corpse). THE LAKE is KOS! Mergo? You're literally STANDING IN HER NIGHTMARE Mergo's not a goddamn invisible baby this isn't Dark Souls. The Elder Gods are concepts in this game. They're UNKNOWABLE. I know I might sound pretentious spouting all this, but I know I'm right and I have to tell everyone because it's JUST SO GOOD. This game is Elder Gods done right. Ignore this page. You don't get anywhere near to touching an Elder God this entire game. Don't let people try to fool you. The only thing you ever do is sever your connection to Great Ones, which doesn't matter, because you're already fated to remain connected to the Moon Presence. That's an entirely different tangent too. Watch the cutscene at the start of the game. Two Great Ones interact with you there. One is Ebrietas, taking the form of a beast, which "lends a peaceful hand" to you before being BLASTED by the Moon Presence who CLAIMS YOU. YOU HAVE NO POWER. THE GREAT ONES JUST FIGHT OVER WHO GETS TO KEEP YOU. Abrietas gets you? You turn into a beast. Moon Presence gets you? You turn into a Hunter. Kos gets you? You get transferred from Moon Presence to Kos when you go crazy from the beastblood. Everything in the dreams is owned by the Great Ones. It's insane the lengths this game's devs went to make their Great Ones make perfect sense. It's just absolutely beautiful.

                      • Anonymous

                        Ya kna what it is....just when you think youve only got a few bosses left then you can move on to shadow dies twice with a clear conscience and I find this page listing a whole shower of *****s I need to defeat

                        • Anonymous

                          Amygdala isn’t a great one. Every great one is unique and their are loads of amygdala. Same applies to celestial emissaries.

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