Martyr Logarius

General Info
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9081 25600 Forsaken Castle Cainhurst Crown of Illusions
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133 133 133 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
133 290 160 180
slow_poison_RES.jpg rapid_poison_RES.jpg VS_beasts.jpg VS_kin.jpg
999 999 No No

Martyr Logarius (殉教者ローゲリウス Junkyōsha Rōgeriusu lit. "Martyr Logarius") is a Boss in Bloodborne.

Martyr Logarius Information

  • This boss fight is optional. Make sure you have lit the Cainhurst Castle lamp before defeating this boss or you will respawn near the horses that brought you to Cainhurst.






Combat Information

  • Strong against Fire, Arcane and Bolt damage.
  • Spells deal Arcane Damage.
  • Logarius can be staggered with firearms quite easily during his second phase when doing physical attacks. Bring Quicksilver Bullets and take advantage of these staggers with Visceral Attacks.
  • He can't fall off because of invisible walls over there on that roof. The player, however, can fall off of the roof if care is not taken.
  • Use the obstacles on the rooftop to break off the line-of-sight of his spell missiles. When he stabs the roof with his sword, swords will spawn in the air and shoot at the player, to get rid of them simply attack the sword (you can lock on to the sword to shoot it).
  • Caution: when he buffs himself bullets no longer stun him, and melee attacks will no longer interrupt his attacks. If the player backstabs him while he is charging his buff, the bullets will still work, as will melee attacks to interrupt his attacks. This makes the second half of the fight significantly easier (He will however still have the new moveset).
  • If you lock on and stand in-front of him while staying close to him as to lure out his melee attack you can get through the entire fight without him casting his buff. The sweet spot to interrupt his attack is at the very peak of the swing just before he brings the weapon back toward you. If the player can manage to keep him attacking and hit that sweet spot followed by Visceral Attacks the boss fight can be very easy.
  • When going for hit n' runs, only do 2-3 hits and then dodge left. He always summons his exploding skull off to the right side of him, so if the player dodges to their left, it should never connect.
  • It's possible to roll through the exploding skull Logarius summons when you are close up to him. This will let you stay on top of him when he backsteps.
  • Don't be tempted to use heavier weapons. Using the short version of Ludwig's Holy Blade or the sword part of the Kirkhammer will be more useful than the trick versions. If you can land a running combo on Logarius you can interrupt his attacks.
  • When Logarius starts to fly around, keep an eye on him in the air and dodge either towards him or just before he hits the ground. When he lands he is stunned for a second or so allowing you to get in and attack him again.



General strategy

Martyr Logarius is an incredibly powerful and aggressive boss. He attacks frequently and quickly and is capable of killing players within one combo. When you walk into the boss room Logarius will summon a ball of energy that tracks you slowly, so run to one of the sides of the roof and use the pillars to keep yourself safe from the blast. Sprint round behind him and start the fight proper.

Watch out for his frontal blast attacks early on. Whenever you manage to score a couple of hits on him he'll summon a red skull with an AOE blast which will knock you back and take off around 50% of your health. If you time it right when he puts his arm forward you can roll through the blast, or you can dodge to the left. The AOE is directional to the front. If you get too far away from Logarius he'll summon a ball of energy like he did at the start, or he'll cast a sweep of smaller skulls which track you. Roll through or just avoid them. If he swings his staff and you're close enough you can get in a gunshot and parry him, but the timing is very difficult.

When you take around a third of his health off he'll smash his staff into the ground and start charging up. When he does this, take the opportunity and do some real damage to him. Really hit him hard. If he doesn't have his back against a wall use this state to do a charge attack from behind and follow up with a visceral attack. While he's charging his defense drops so a visceral here will do huge amounts of damage to him.

Once he's finished charging the fight will change immeasurably. Where before he would avoid you and use magic, now he actively chases you and attacks directly with melee attacks (his fighting pattern is not too dissimilar from that of False King Allant in Demon's Souls). The prevailing tactic here is to bait his attacks, when he does a long stab with his sword you have a perfect opportunity to land a hit on him. When he stabs his sword into the ground get near it before the arcane attacks hit you and smash the sword, cancelling the attack.

When you get him down to his last third, the final stage will start. This time he'll continue the aggressive attacks but also periodically fly up in the air and smash down on you. When you see him fly up in the air, keep an eye on him and when he's close to hitting you, dodge. He'll hit the ground hard and be stunned for a second, so make sure to use the opportunity to get some hits in. He'll use his sword less in this phase, focusing more on two handing his staff for increased damage. Eventually though, if you're careful and DON'T GET GREEDY WITH HITS you'll best him.

When he's done, make sure to pick up the Crown of Illusions he drops. Wear it and you'll unlock the very end of the level.

Parrying strategy

During Logarius's second phase, where he concentrates mostly on using physical attacks, he is highly susceptible to being staggered and visceral attacks. Those who are having trouble avoiding his aggressively fast and powerful combos should have much better luck shooting him just as he launches an attack, staggering/parrying him, and then following up with a visceral attack. With the " Clawmark" Caryll Runes equipped, players can increase the damage of visceral attacks even more.

Co-op Strategy

If Logarius is proving to be too difficult, co-op makes this fight more manageable. To guarantee success you need to use the tactic described above, but make sure to get into a rhythm with your cooperator. Essentially the two of you should fall into taking turns to his Logarius as follows:

  • Player A attacks Logarius and pulls his attention. Player A may take damage, so should retreat
  • Then Player B attacks Logarius and pulls his attention while Player A heals.

Repeat that until you have the boss down. When he is charging up for his second phase, both of you should power in and get as much damage as possible on him while he is vulnerable. See the attached video below to see how this rhythm looks.

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Quick Frontal Blast Relatively quick and hard hitting attack performed in front of Logarius. To avoid try to dodge when he quickly juts his arm outward, or simply stay away from his front side.
Swirling Skull Tracer Logarius will raise his staff in the air and summon a circular swirling mass of skulls to follow his target with a small turning radius.This attack leaves him open while he is casting it. To avoid this attack, dodge to any side a few times.
Scythe Attack Combo Logarius will swing his staff 3 times, two being side swings and the last an overhead smash. He may stop at any point in this combo if you are out of range. To avoid this, attack him to interrupt it, or dodge away.
Lined Skulls Logarius will swing his staff and create a line of explosive skulls that trace his target. To avoid this, either use the castles environment to block the skulls or dodge around them.
Enrage At about 3/5 health Logarius will stick his staff in the ground with red haze surrounding him. After he completes his ritual he will gain a massive boost in speed, damage, and unlock a new set of moves. It is advised to attack him as much as possible as doing so will delay his ritual and continue to leave him open.
Sword Rain Only occurs after Logarius is Enraged. He punctures the ground with his sword which will cause a small scale explosion and cause swords to rain from the area above it. To avoid, dodge around and attack his sword to end it.
Sword Slash Combo Logarius will swing his sword twice rapidly at which the end of the combo will have the air he had sliced explode. He may end the combo early if his target is out of range. Avoiding this attack depends on where you are positioned in relation to Logarius. If you are close, dodge behind him, if not a backstep will avoid everything.
Leaping Attack Logarius will swiftly jump into the air and in a few seconds land on top of his target dealing massive damage. At the end of this attack he is open for a few seconds. It is recommended to dodge in one direction as much as possible. Unless you can time you dodge with his landing, it is advised to dodge spam.
Hovering Spin Logarius will backstep into the air and hover for a few seconds before swiftly flying across the map while spinning. This attack rarely hits his target and most often only hits another summoned player if you have Logarius positioned in such a way. If this attack manages to hit it will do massive damage. To avoid all mishaps, notice where your allies are and have Logarius face away from them. When he proceeds with this attack try to dodge to avoid the slim chance he actually hits you.



  • From the Gold Ardeo's description: "Acts of goodness are not always wise, and acts of evil are not always foolish, but regardless, we shall always strive to be good".




Notes & Trivia

  • His sword is very similar in design to the Soulbrandt, a blade from Demon's Souls.
  • His scythe on the other hand is a replica of the one conjured by Pthumerian Elder.
  • Logarius is likely connected to the The Emperor Tarot Card.
  • The Sword of Logarius  much resembles The Drake Sword from DS1
    Like The Drake Sword it is very broad at the hilt and the edge is slightly curved, like a flamberge. The colors are different.
  • The sword that Logarius uses is a kris, an Indonesian sword with unusual curves.





    • 20 Oct 2019 05:46  

      Definitely my favorite boss fight. The other boss fights all held a certain degree of frustration, but Martyr Logarius is just fun period.

      • Anonymous

        29 Aug 2019 14:15  

        Im playing with bloodting build guns only with reiterpallasch weapon, the bone marrow ash has gone and i still dmged him by 50% he is a disgusting bossss

        • Anonymous

          14 Aug 2019 07:57  

          Logarius is cool idea with a pretentious backstory that has no substance. He's a fun, scenic boss fight and that's it.

          • 06 Aug 2019 01:03  

            Whoever suggested using the short version of the Holy Sword, please tell me where you live so I can suck your *****. I was getting absolutely merked trying to two hand it.

            • Anonymous

              05 Jul 2019 02:09  

              with my "skill" or "strong" builds i defeated this boss without problem but now i make pure arcane build and is it very hard for me :-)

              • Anonymous

                22 Jun 2019 23:40  

                Wouldn't recommend using any gun but the blunderbuss. I'm currently yelling at my TV because my character keeps shooting above logarius rather than at him

                • Anonymous

                  12 Jun 2019 01:00  

                  He can be staggered from behind with Augur, out of the animation into phase 2 even. This is much more reliable than a long charge-time R2.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Jun 2019 19:42  

                    what i have learned from facing him for the first time after having to suffer the huge journey from the forsaken cainhurst castle lamp: this guy is a big dummy and i will NOT be fighting him. just decided to yeet it outta therer after i got the executioner's gloves.

                    • Anonymous

                      05 May 2019 12:44  

                      I used to hate this boss, but as I've gotten my strategy down, I'm actually really enjoying this fight. I usually do a nice combination of parrys and attacks with a heavy weapon, as he staggers pretty nicely when hit with, for example, Moonlight Greatsword.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Apr 2019 04:51  

                        I really need help beating this guy, I've gotten close repeatedly but he's such a cheap boss. Please need help!

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Mar 2019 18:29  

                          I used to think this boss wasn't bad and was pretty easy. On my level 190 character in NG+4 hes an absolute joke. I killed him in 73 seconds last time i fought him (granted I had +30 and +20 clawmark runes on to see how fast I could do it but still). This all changed last night of course when I was trying to fight him on my level 40 bloodtinge character to get the chikage. Holy***** if you don't have the hp to survive more than 1 hit and dont have the damage to kill him quick this fights is a pain. The first phase with his magic attacks is pretty annoying and if you don't get him through it as fast as possible you'll be downing your vials pretty quick. Then if you're really unlucky he wont buff so you lose that baskstab opportunity. Then comes the RNG. Oh my god he hit second phase and just kept doing his flying attack but before i could capitalize he would put his sword into the ground. I should've saved the recording because in the span of 30 seconds he did this 4 times. If you have the damage this fights is a joke but at lower levels holy hell, especially if you get really unlucky with RNG.

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Mar 2019 02:58  

                            Best way to fight him is defensively in the first phase, dodging skulls and stricking him in between his attacks. May take a while but you will need your vials for phase 2 when he gets more aggro. Then in phase 2 have the gun out spwhen he tries to plant the sword you shoot it. Now the fight should be easier. His combos are best dodged sideways and in, and if you get hit delay the next dodge because he delays the attack. If you kept your vials for this phase, shoot ththe planted swords early and you fight more offensively than in phase 1 you should be able to trade at a comfortable rate until he is dead.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Feb 2019 08:36  

                              although i beat him on first try both NG & NG+, but man it was really tough & gruelling fight, spent all of my vials & i don't think NG+7 would be easier

                              • Anonymous

                                07 Feb 2019 05:30  

                                God trying to beat this *****er with Blades of Mercy is the most bull*****thing ever, every time I'm close enough to attack him he uses his *****ing bull*****giant exploding skull right on top of me and drains half my damned health and then USES IT AGAIN WHILE I'M STILL ON THE *****ING GROUND AND DROPS ME TO %5 OF MY HEALTH BEFORE PROCEEDING TO SKULL ***** ME WITH HIS STUPID ASS SCYTHE WITH THE RANGE OF A *****ING SNIPER RIFLE!!!

                                • Anonymous

                                  31 Dec 2018 23:20  

                                  Favorite boss of the main game. Intro is badass, fight is incredibly challenging and keeps you on your toes (and it's fun once you get the hang of it), and the feeling of success when you finally beat him is amazing.

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