Martyr Logarius

Martyr Logarius
General Info
hp blood echoes Location Drops
9081 25600 Forsaken Castle Cainhurst Crown of Illusions
Defenses
physical DEF VS blunt VS thrust --
133 133 133 --
blood DEF arcane DEF fire atk bolt DEF
133 290 160 180
slow poison RES rapid poison RES VS beasts VS kin
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.

 

Location

 

Drops

 

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 he gains an aura that causes bullets to pounce off him and melee attacks to no longer interrupt him. however, staggering him with a bullet or a backstab causes him to lose the aura. Note that each time logarius stabs the roof with his sword he gains an extra stack of the aura which means it might require more than one stagger to break the aura.
  •  the player can backstabs him while he is charging his initial buff, causing him to stagger.
  • 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.

 

Strategies

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.

 

Quotes

  • From the Executioners Set'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".

 

Lore

  • When asked about the Vilebloods, Alfred offers some insight on Logarius. According to him, Master Logarius led the Executioners in a charge against the Vilebloods at Castle Cainhurst. Alfred implies that Logarius stayed behind while the rest of the Executioners escaped. He hopes to go to Cainhurst, avenge Martyr Logarius and destroy the Vilebloods.
    • Alfred is able to accomplish this when the player gives him the Unopened Summons item found after the defeat of Logarius in the Vileblood Queen's chamber. After receiving the item, Alfred will go to Cainhurst and assassinate the Queen, after which he will return to his original location by the tomb leading to Old Yharnam where he takes his own life. The reason for his unexpected suicide is discussed under Alfred

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 Logarius Sword Detail much resembles The Drake Sword from DS1 Drake Sword
    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.

 

 

 

 




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    • Some say use fast weapons, I say LHB with auger of ebrietas and parry the bastard back to dark souls 1. Yes it’s a dumb strategy, yes LHB is over powers and yes auger parry but it worked a wonder for me.

      • Anonymous

        Did this guy early to get Chikage for a BT build, used a +6 Reiterpallasch. Very fun fight to do underleveled when you git gud at parrying him

        • Anonymous

          I just wanted to note something because it didn’t mention this and it’s very helpful for me when fighting Logarius: in his second phase, when he floats up in the air and swoops down at the player, you can parry him. This wiki recommends you dodge when he does this attack, but when he is flying towards you during this attack, you can shoot him and he will stagger and you can Visceral him. I don’t know if there is a specific window during his flight where you can parry, but pretty much every time I’ve shot him while he is flying towards me, he staggers and I can plunge my sword through his chest.
          My build is based around Viscerals so this comes in handy and I wanted to share this with the community.

          • Anonymous

            Detail that isn't mentioned here (yet): this boss gains immunity to thrown items once he's charged up (in his second phase). This was discovered by Lemon of The Backlogs on Youtube during his Molotovs-only challenge run, as far as I'm aware.

            It might not be a big thing outside of challenge runs, but it needs to be kept in mind.

            • Anonymous

              Buggiest boss so far in this game, and that is saying something. Refuses to Melee attack me, just spams spells in my face all day long. Pushing him to phase 2 is just a pain in the ass, can only smack him once and then dodge/roll away due to spam spells. I see why all bosses in this game are immune to poison, poor dev work on the mechanics would make poison cheese too easy.

              • Anonymous

                Who added the stuff about the tarot cards lol
                That entire page is just some guy's speculation and even says it's all the interpretation of a player

                • Anonymous

                  Is he and Darkbeast Paarl somehow related to monkey? Dude just spam range attack then jump around. He just annoying boss, not hard. Phase 1 you have to stick to him avoid the bastard spam range attack. Phase 2 you can bait the Scythe move to parry since it usually slow or wait for him to use Hovering Spin and hit him in the ass.

                  • Anonymous

                    Does anyone know if there is a lore reason why FromSoft characters from cold, snow covered places often wield scythes? Martyr Logarius in Cairnhurst Castle, Friede from DS3's Ariandel, Pontiff Knights in DS3's Irithyll, etc. All of these places are snow covered, and there aren't many memorable characters with scythes from non-snowy places (except Gehrman maybe). Is there a lore reason for this?

                    • For people having parry issues: Try using the middle section of the roof where the elevation is level and adjust your timing. His attacks seem to have a wind-up followed by a slight pause. Other enemies have a wind-up immediately followed by the attack giving you a larger predictable window. Just my observations as a total scrub.

                      • Anonymous

                        Evil Dumbledore.

                        I died to him dozens of times and tried dozens of fancy tactics until I found the right one: Spank him with the saw spear until he dies.

                        • Anonymous

                          Fun fact: the sword that Logarius sticks to the ground - the one that you destroy to stop the sword rain - you can actually just shoot it from a distance if you lock on to it :)

                          • Anonymous

                            Staggered “easily” during his second phase? I literally have not succeeded in staggering him once. I definitely timed it correctly at least some of those times.

                            • Anonymous

                              ngl i was having trouble, but i got him in a loop of me visceral attacking him, then heavy attacking, after that he kept on doing the fast sword move, so i parried and went for the visceral, over and over again until he died, i was very lucky for that to happen, i don't think its a cheese i just did it for kill

                              • Anonymous

                                So I basically first tried this guy (he survived at like 1hp, no red left on his health bar) then went on to die about 10 times till i finally beat him. Amazing boss fight tho.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I been saving this game for a Rainy day and it is was finally time. Def weren't joking about how long it is. Skipped the Castle after it took me something like 20+ melee attacks to kill a single worm/blood sucker when you enter the area for the first time (plowed through Nightmare Realm to kill Amygdala b4 returning). That gave me some good gems and stones to upgrade my weapons and give it another go. This guy must have been the hardest boss so far. Just learning how to dodge all his movesets and figuring out the stagger/parry frames took 4ish attempts alone. I been pretty basic with my weapon upgrades just sticking with the sawblade/pistol. I did however have a slightly lower lv Mercy Blades on me. 6-7th attempt I forgot to repair my sawblade so I had to swap out to my blades at about 45% hp and just murdered him =/. I feel if I had tried using them sooner I woulda got him on the second/3rd attempt.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    So far, this is the boss that gives me the hardest time... I can get through is first phase easily enough... His attacks are slow and I can avoid them without too much trouble... But after that, he's just too fast, by the time I dodge his attack and try to hit him, he already moved on to another attack. I do get some counter shot in, but my viceral doesn't make that much damage...

                                    • Anonymous

                                      The ring of betroval, referenced above, does not say that Logarius wanted to marry queen analise. Also, that sentence is so grammatically lacking that it gave me an aneurism trying to read. Seriously, if we are to respect this website at all, this needs to be removed. Who is the 12 year old moron who wrote that, anyway?

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I love fighting dis boss for two reasons. one he is one of the few boss that is not part of the dlc that feels like you have give 100 percent focus to beat him. Second you have learn his moveset to not get hit all the time. In short I like the boss :)

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Why is his first phase the hardest?! Killed me like ten times before I got him to second phase, once I got through it though, the rest was easy

                                          • Anonymous

                                            "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." saying that when you don't know what hp the reader has LUL

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I had a lot of trouble with this boss initially, but after taking a break and trying again the next day, I beat him after a couple of tries. Here are a couple of suggestions that seemed to work well for me:

                                              1. Use a fast-hitting weapon (I used Ludwig's Holy Blade in one-handed mode).
                                              2. Stay close to the boss to avoid him spamming ranged attacks (particularly in phase 1).
                                              3. Get in one or two hits, then dodge to your left to avoid the counterattack. Try to circle around the boss when dodging, get in a couple of hits, repeat.
                                              4. When the boss is charging up for phase two, perform a backstab and visceral attack.
                                              5. In phase two, the strategy is essentially the same: Dodge (to your left) through the first swing of the boss's combo, get in a couple of hits, repeat.
                                              6. If the boss plants a sword in the ground to summon the flying swords, simply hit the sword to eliminate it. But watch out for the small AOE attack around the sword if you get there as he is finishing the animation.
                                              7. His flying/diving attack can be a little tricky to avoid, simply because the camera can makes it hard to see the boss (e.g. if he is directly above you); But try to dodge it if you can, get in a couple of hits, and back off/prepare to dodge his next attack.
                                              8. Don't get greedy. If you go for too many hits in a combo, you likely won't have time to dodge his follow-up attack; and his combo in the final phase can be tricky to get out of, once you've been hit.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Something strange happened today. I was fighting him with the boom hammer (str build), and the first 3 matches against him, for whatever the reason my backstabs didnt stun him for viscerals during his charge up sequence for phase 2. I was pretty irritated at this fact, so my 4th time fighting him i just went super aggressive and mashed r1 during his first phase. I stunlocked him right into his second phase. He didn't even bother trying to charge, just went right to his second phase moveset. I still just stunlocked him and won. I've never seen him get so assblasted that he doesn't even attempt to charge up and goes right into beserk mode.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So, I found you can visceral attack him if your shots are flying off into the air during his second phase. When he flies up to lunge at you, shoot him as he comes down towards you. Works nearly every time.

                                                  • Effff meeee I JUST beat this guy for the first time on my own. Never done that. LVL 99 character with 50 points in Strength and 20 in Skill using the sword part of a maxed out Kirkhammer loaded with attack power gems. Just stuck close and continuously dodged left! Took him down on my second try on my current playthrough! Friiiiick.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Use the Loch shield if you have issues with his spells. Get close and parry or backstab your way to freedom. He also is fairly easy to r1 stunlock with a fast weapon.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Did the Martyr Logarius fight today and was extremely pissed off beforehand as I kept dying to the Bloody crow of Cainhurst...Died many times to both (still haven’t killed the stupid crow) but for the summon that tries to help me OmniOtsuko , even though we didn’t make it to the end together , I really appreciate your cooperation! Thank you so much for atleast helping keep my patience in this fight

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Where the **** did this mother****er get that crucible schyte? And the ****ing Soulbrandt? I guess he stole it from the Maykrs I guess because they wielded it in the artwork I don't know...

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            My character's name is Siegfried, if you helped someone with that name defeat this SOB on august the 30th just wanted to thank you. You helped me rid myself of an absolute pain in the ass. And the gestures in the game can't quite express how thankful I am

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              if you're having trouble with the flying swords

                                                              you can change your target lock to it, and fire your pistol. one shot will break the sword and end the attack

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I helped 6 people defeat this guy in co-op so I thought: "This should be easy". So I went to him, got a bit greedy with hits, and DIED without doing crap to him. The guy's combos are jaw-dropping. Needless to say I learned my lesson. (I'm fighting him again today, wish me luck!)

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  To mitigate some of the damage of his attacks, try wearing the choir garb. You can pick it up in Upper Cathedral Ward without having to kill either boss and it has a huge amount of arcane resistance on it that will make a difference.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    He planted his sword onto a pillar, and it managed to get placed high up on the pillar or glitch up to the top, making it impossible to hit without a ranged weapon, and I'm running a melee strength build ... *****

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I killed him first try and he hit me only 3 times. Wanna know how? Visceral attacks. If you practice parrying enough in this game, things get A LOT easier.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I’d say he’s the most challenging boss outside the DLC and the Depth 5s, unless you include the Bloody Crow of Cainhurst

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          This boss made me learn to parry. If you just roll and hit you’ll have a nightmare... you need to inflict visceral hits. Took me about 10 tries solo, my 10th attempt I destroyed him with like 16 blood vials left. Felt amazing. First phase is easy you need to bait his magic but second phase he goes berserk. He destroyed me at first easily.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            This guy and the Living Failures were the most difficoult bosses I fought when I managed a full Arcane run using almost only Tools. Logarius is *****ing beast, I don't remember how was my Arcane when I beat him but it was a lot (like 80) and A Call Beyond still did pretty low damage considering how strong of a spell it is. I had to leave him till end game because the first time at Cainhurts was not an happy fight

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              So I just defeated this guy but had serious trouble interrupting him. I stood literally in front of him and instead of shooting him, my character shoots straight up into the air. Even had lock-on and everything on him.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                When you know hes about to use the thing that shoots swords at you, try to have him do it in a corner. then run immediately to the opposite side of the map. This makes it alot easier to avoid the swords as you fight him, helped me avoid them completely :)

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I was just starting to get the hang of this fight, then backstepped off the roof. Nothing more tilting than that

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    There are little things that annoy me about this boss (especially after finally beating him BL4), but the real issue is that he has the most annoying boss runback in the game. Let's break it down! 1) Up an elevator (don't forget to send it back down!) 2) Room full of screaming ladies (oh, don't forget the blowdart midget who will shoot you the whole way up the ladder unless you break his aggro) 3) ONE long ladder! (Ah-ah-ah) 4) Near-forced minor fall damage from one of the castle turrets 5) TWO long ladders! (Ah-ah-ah!) And then you have to deal with Logarius seemingly randomly deflecting QS bullets. In the end I stopped going for parties, and only then did I finally get him down. And every time, I had to run back up the castle.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Going after him before killing Rom will prevent him from planting his sword and using the his large spell

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        For the first phase hide behind pillars when he uses horizontal attack and try to bait his big ball attack. Once this is done, you charge him and repeat. Make sure to have enough stamina when he is close to 2nd phase! When he starts channeling for 2nd phase, go behind him, charge an attack and visceral him. This will stop the aura that deflects your bullets + tons of damage before the second phase. For the second phase dodge his attacks and parry. Parry is king here!

                                                                                        • His quote 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". By coincidence I'm reading "Hagakure: The Book of The Samurai" (2000, Kodansha International Ltd) right now as I play "Bloodborne" and that quote sounds like something taken straight out of the book. Granted I haven't finished reading it and the translator (William Scott Wilson) didn't translate the whole body of work, but I wouldn't be surprised if I would read this quote verbatim in the "Hagakure". It's not just the content and its meaning, but also the phrasing and its translation. It's why I appreciate this book('s translation). The language is formal, strict and rigid, yet its message is poetic.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            If anyone is still doing this game, mister skully-boi here is handing my arse to me, and is the only boss that gives me issues. I wouldn't mind a bit of help, if available.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Can the people in this comment section not read or something? The guide clearly says bullets will pass by him in the second phase unless you manage to backstab and visceral attack him during his transition to phase 2. It is an intended feature and not a bug.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Phase 1 gets a lot easier if you push him near an edge of the map. He stops dodging your attacks and you can spam him until phase 2.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  So this man could make swords rain from the sky, but chose to make his friends kill people with wheels instead? What a *****

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    This could be one of most fun and cool boss fights in game but it's ruined by bad hitbox when trying to parry. I swear you could take a *****ing shotgun and put it at boss head and shoot and you whud still have and get the 50% chance to miss and bullets whud go flying over his head. Parrying in this fight comes down to pure luck even if you are good at it.

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

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        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

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

                                                                                                          • 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

                                                                                                              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

                                                                                                                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

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