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

    • Anonymous

      27 Mar 2020 22:42  

      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

        05 Feb 2020 02:43  

        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

          09 Apr 2019 00:26  

          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

            20 Mar 2019 16:45  

            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

              27 Jan 2019 15:18  

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

              • Anonymous

                11 Aug 2018 21:45  

                I hate how our charater eats up GODS like they are some sort of killable entity that doesn't destroy worlds, I guess it is inspired by lovecraft not made by him.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Jul 2018 18:35  

                  I just noticed master willem's blood is white (maybe almost clear) ... Does that mean he's close to anything of kin or great one...?

                  • Anonymous

                    18 Mar 2018 13:23  

                    Is Mergo’s Wet Nurse really a great one? Because after you kill the Moon Presence wich is a great one the « Nightmare Slain » line appears immediately unlike The Wet Nurse, which comes a bit after. My theory is that the Wet Nurse isn’t a great one, but a really powerful enemy that is ordered to protect Mergo the infant great one, by Formless Odeon, and in the end of the nightmare of mensis what makes the « Nightmare Slain » line appear is that during your battle with the wet nurse, Mergo is killed or hurt really badly and the line only appears not after the death of the wet nurse but when Mergo’s cries are silenced

                    • Anonymous

                      05 Jan 2018 00:18  

                      *SPOILER WARNING*

                      Are Rom, Ebrietas, and the Celestial Emissary (and arguably, perhaps even the Moon Presence) true Great Ones? Or are they ascended Kin of the cosmos?

                      My impression of the Orphan of Kos is it is NOT a true Great One, simply because it is only a shade/specter/ghost of the Great One it could have been—had it not been dissected/slain in the waking world by the Church.

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