Labyrinth Sage

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Enemy Type Beast (no, really)
Health ??
Drops Blood Vials, Blood Gems, Quicksilver Bullets, Sage's Wrist, Sage's Hair, 1855~??? Blood Echoes
Weak Fire
Strong Higher than normal physical defense.
Locations Chalice Dungeons

The Labyrinth Sage is an enemy encountered in Chalice Dungeons. The sage's piercing scream announces that it's spotted another victim.

Despite their fragile and weak appearance, they prove strong, quick, durable and thus extremely dangerous. Additionally, their erratic and awkward movements make them hard to read while fighting. A Sage can easily catch unwary Hunters off guard.


  • There are 3 variants of this enemy: Left Handed Sickle, Dual wielding Sickles, rapid poison corpse. Sickle Sages may have flaming weapons.
  • Try to fight them 1 on 1; you don't want to be distracted, so have your full attention on them.
  • They have a very large aggro radius and an impressive running speed.
  • They have a variety of quick leap attacks, covering a fair distance. Try to dodge backwards, preferably to the sides.
  • They can also be knocked down with charge attacks of Hunter's Axe and Burial Blade.
  • Don't be fooled by their fragile appearance; they have high poise, especially when attacking. Ludwig's Holy Blade & Beast Roar are helpful.
  • Every single one of their attacks can be parried (even jumping attacks), but slightly mistiming the staggershot can potentially kill you instantly, as some of their attacks (jumping attack with the sickles) can kill 50+ vitality builds with all hp runes in a single hit in cursed dungeons. Also, if your visceral doesn't kill it instantly, after it gets back up it tends to do an attack right away, making a parry chain possible.



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Chalice Dungeons, Depth 1-3 HP 1855 (x1-3) Drop% (Rating) Drop% (x1) Drop% (x1) Drop%
Chalice Dungeons, Depth 4-5 HP Echoes (x1-3) Drop% (Rating) Drop% (x1) Drop% (x1) Drop%




Notes & Trivia

  • A variation wields a corpse wrapped in bandages. This particular version builds up Rapid Poisoning with each swing.
  • They wear a tattered chainmail that is identical to what Tomb Guardians wear.
  • Sages babble to themselves and their hands twitch lively. Both signs are known as chorea and occur in human psychosis.
  • The corpse that some wield is still alive, it moans and flexes its neck independent of the Sage.





- Mhazard Mhazard -

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    • Anonymous

      07 Nov 2019 23:35  

      can't think of most horror-wise successful design of enemies throughout all Souls-Borne. however, as far as i'm concerned they are mostly known and recognizable by names "HOLY*****!" and "WHATTA F-CK IS THAT!?" )

      • Anonymous

        01 May 2019 12:55  

        Dropped a tempering radial for me rank 3 rating 9 which gave a +6.1% to phys and a +10.8 flat tk phys but the shape is weird because i got a radial in a hintertomb chalice so i dont know if it happened to be an off-shape gem will do further testing.

        • Anonymous

          26 Mar 2019 11:38  

          Why are they called also called Sages? Item description of the Sage's body parts claim they're saints. Nothing particularly saintly or wise about them. They're aggressive af and unhinged, Madman is a much more fitting name. Their running animation is really creepy in a uncanny way.

          • Anonymous

            10 Feb 2019 10:10  

            These things are my single most hated enemy in the entire game, even with 99 vitality these guys will one shot you in a cursed dungeon and maybe still one shot in a non-cursed dungeon, it also doesn't help that their jumping attacks track you through the air I've dodged around these guys and had them literally 180 in the air to one shot me freshly out of my dodge and their spazzoid behavior makes them hard to parry, the most insulting part is when i happen to land a parry but their damage hitbox still connects so i'm on the ground turning to dust while they drop to one knee, my experience with these things has been pretty piss-poor.

            • Anonymous

              10 Nov 2018 23:45  

              I'll never forget the first time this lovely guy charged at me screaming and twichting, nearly dropped my controller.

              • Anonymous

                11 Aug 2018 01:41  

                Scariest thing in bloodborne. Not even the scream, just the fact that he f****ing runs at you... Jesus, man

                • Anonymous

                  24 Jul 2018 06:39  

                  Oh, yeah, the freakin’ bloodlickers and gargoyles are neither beast nor kin, yet these guys somehow count as beasts. Bloodborne be wild.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Dec 2017 17:18  

                    WHY must they so often be surrounded by swarms of spiders... I once got attacked by a duel-sickle wielder, a Keeper and its dogs, a swarm of black spiders, and the Silver Lady all at once in a pitch-black chamber with the only escape being a ladder in one of those well-like pits. Needless to say... I never saw my echoes again lmao.

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Mar 2017 18:35  

                      That first picture is the stuff of nightmares. A sage and a Keeper of the Old Lords (who is always accompanied by a pair of devil dogs) at the same time? No thanks.

                      • Anonymous

                        I think they're funny05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                        Anyone else think that they are freaking hilarious just because of how much ass they haul trying to get to you?

                        • Anonymous

                          The worst...05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                          The normal mob of these aren't too bad but the one's wielding the corpse are insane. I'm not sure why but I have trouble with the corpse wielding guys. can these guys be visceraled? I tried but either the window is extremely narrow or they just can't be hit.

                          • Point blank parry?05 Jul 2016 14:36  

                            I don't seem to be able to pull it off on this enemy, I seem to shoot past him for some reason. I don't think my timing is off, as I can see my bullets going past him. I think I just don't hit him? It's really odd, can anyone confirm?

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