Hostile Hunters in Bloodborne are enemies that may or may not be named, but share skills, weapons, and character model with the player character. These enemies are always hostile by default, and will not respawn once killed.

Location Hostile Hunter Details Echoes Drops
Tomb of Oedon Henryk spawns as part of Eileen the Crow questline. 5198 Heir Rune
Cathedral Ward Yahar'gul Hunter (Tonitrus & Wooden Shield). 3420 4 Bolt Paper
Yahar'gul Hunter (Rifle Spear & Ludwig's Rifle). 3420 10 Quicksilver Bullets
Forbidden Woods Madaras Twin (Hunter's Axe buffed with Fire Paper). Spawns at the Lamp after you complete Valtr's questline. 4158 Madaras Whistle
Old Yharnam Djura spawns at the top of a tower with the gatling gun. (Note: Can be made friendly via certain conditions) 875 Powder Keg Hunter Badge
Djura's Ally (Saw Spear & Hunter Pistol). 795 6 Bone Marrow Ash.
Grand Cathedral Bloody Crow of Cainhurst (Chikage & Repeating Pistol), spawns as part of Eileen the Crow questline. 6238 Blood Rapture Rune
Yahar'Gul, Unseen Village Yahar'gul Hunter (Beast Claw & Hunter Pistol). 5198 Clawmark Caryll Rune
Yahar'gul Hunter (Threaded Cane, Flamesprayer & Tiny Tonitrus). 5198 1 Madman's Knowledge
Yahar'gul Hunter (Rifle Spear & Cannon). 5198 20 Quicksilver Bullets
Nightmare Frontier Hunter of Despair (Threaded Cane & Hunter Blunderbuss). 4050 1 Lead Elixir.
Hunter of Despair (Hunter Axe & Hunter's Torch). 4050 1 Lead Elixir.
Nightmare of Mensis Choir Intelligencer Edgar (Ludwig's Blade & Rosmarinus), spawns on the first bridge. 10,635 3 Sedatives
Byrgenwerth Yurie, the Last Scholar (Threaded Cane & Rosmarinus), spawns in the upstairs of the building. 5453 3 Blue Elixirs
Hunter's Nightmare  

Gatling Gun Hunter (Gatling Gun and Saw Spear), spawns in a cave in the blood-filled ravine protected by Bloodlickers.

?? 1 Gatling Gun

Beast Claw Hunter (Beast Claw), spawns in the area resembling the second lamp in the main game, which is reached through the left exit of the bottom floor of the house where you get the Boom Hammer

?? Firing Hammer Badge

Brador (Bloodletter) will invade outside of his cell in the dungeon right after the Underground Corpse Pile.

When the player finds him sitting in the Underground Cell he is not hostile, and will die from any amount of damage.


Brador's Testimony(invasion outside of cell)

1 Bloodletter  (in cell)

Female White Church Hunter (Threaded Cane). Found at the Surgery Altar in the Grand Cathedral, reciting the same prayer that Vicar Amelia recites before her boss fight. Uses Blacksky Eye and generally hangs well behind to back up the Black Church hunter from afar.

Female Black Church Hunter (Ludwig's Holy Blade and Repeating Pistol). Hiding behind a pillar to ambush the player if they try to approach the White Church hunter at the altar.

?? ?? (probably bullets)
Research Hall

Black Church Hunter (Threaded Cane and Repeating Pistol), on a flight of stairs accessible after you activate the mechanism at the top of the stairs.

 ??  ??
Fishing Hamlet

Church Assassin Brador (Bloodletter) spawns in three different locations here, all after the Lighthouse Hut lamp. See his page for the specific locations.


Beast Hide Garb

Bloodied Arm Bands

Bloodied Trousers

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    • Anonymous

      At the end of the hunter’s nightmare the female white church hunter drops 10 bullets and the female black church hunter drops one madman’s knowledge

      • Anonymous

        Chalice dungeons has hunters too like Cainhurts hunter. He has Chikage and Evelyn rip if your blood defense is low

        • Anonymous

          The Yahar'gul Hunter with the Rifle Spear is just flat out the most irritating enemy to fight. If he's not peppering you with Ludwig's Rifle every 2 seconds he'll do it with the Rifle Spear itself instead and though it doesn't do much damage, it's just so annoying trying to close the space on him just to have him running away all the time.

          • Anonymous

            I adore this game, but the NPC hunter fights are absolutely terrible. From just decided to give them giant health pools, overpowered guns that hit like they have 99 BT, and infinite ammo. Oh, and the proclivity to spam the ever living **** at you with said overpowered gun. The rifle spear hunter is one of the worst fights I have ever experienced in a From Software game. 24/7 unashamed gun spam, calling it obnoxious would be an understatement.

            • Anonymous

              Programmer: Miyazaki, our dark master, our good, hostile Hunters are ready. They are nimble, devious, merciless and full of nasty tricks. They crave the blood and tears of our fans. Is there anything else we can add to keep the fighting fair and just?

              Miyazaki: "Give them unlimited ammunition!"

              • Anonymous

                What about those lads in the Chalices? Tomb prospector Queen Killer Cainhurst Knight Bone Ash Hunter Beast Claw Hunter A few more, probably.

                • Anonymous

                  You guys forgot the Research Hall Hunter that you fight on one of the platforms and the Church Pick Hunter.

                  • Anonymous

                    I've got a cheesy strategy for the three hunters in Yahar'gul:

                    1. Make sure the scourge beast-thing in the lowest level of Yahar'gul Chapel is dead, and open the door to the cell you get dropped off at when the Snatcher drags you to the Hypogean Gaol.
                    2. Sneak up on the hunter on the spiral staircase, give him a visceral attack, and you'll probably have time to finish him off with a charge attack followed by an R1-combo. This will likely aggro the other two hunters (not always, I've found), so run back down to the lowest level and into the cell.
                    3. Shut the door from the inside and wait for Dumb and Dumber to appear. They'll both try to fight you through the bars of the cell, but they're too stupid to know how to open the door.
                    4. Equip a ranged weapon like the Threaded Cane or Beastcutter and smack away to your heart's content, lob a molotov or Accursed Brew when they get close, or spam the Flamesprayer or Rosmarinus. Be careful of the Rifle Spear poking through the bars, and also for the Tiny Tonitrus that occasionally clips through the barrier, but for the most part, this method provides near-perfect protection. If you didn't manage to kill the first hunter, be careful of their Threaded Cane, but you should still have enough room in the cell to distance yourself from all of their attacks. They should go down ridiculously fast.

                    Prison is awesome.

                    • Anonymous

                      Wonder about lore on all these npcs with missing pages. Keep up the good work FEXTRA team! Love the lore in the notes

                      • Anonymous

                        I find that playing against the beast claw hunter in the nightmare: best strategy doge, doge behind him, hit a few times, back away and repeat

                        • Anonymous

                          What about the Beast Claw hunter in the Hunter's Nightmare, in the area resembling the second Lamp's area? That guy has killed me eight times, and I have no way of beating him.

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