Merciless Watcher

General Info
hp.jpg blood_echoes.jpg Location Drops
Pthumeru Chalice Pthumeru Root Chalice
?? 11882 Lower Pthumeru Chalice Tempering Blood Gemstone (3)
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131 71 119 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
119 48 69 162
slow_poison_RES.jpg rapid_poison_RES.jpg VS_beasts.jpg VS_kin.jpg
200 180 - -


Merciless Watcher Information

 Merciless Watcher is a Boss in Bloodborne composed of 3 bosses.  The Watcher Chieftain (守り人の長 Mamoribito no naga lit. "Chief of the Guards") and two Merciless Watcher (Zankokuna mamoribito lit. "Merciless Guard"), one carries a sword and the other one carries a Gun.






Combat Information

  • Three fat monsters encountered in the Chalice Dungeons, they are composed of two melee fighters and one ranged one, besides being bosses, they often appear as regular enemies guarding levers and treasure chests.
  • Depending on the circumstances and the map in question, its possible to lure one away from the group on a map with stairs.
  • They attack slow and in highly predictable patterns, but the attacks pack a heavy punch so be wary.
  • After one is down you can freely just go after the one with the gun even though the other is close. They are slow so you have ample time to hit and dodge, while the one with the shotgun pistol only has one attack (after he goes below half health he will switch to his club).
  • In some instances, you can poison each member of the trio and let them die without even having to engage them physically. This is especially possible when you spawn in certain instances where the bosses don't even engage you unless you go up to their platform.


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  • Very safe strategy: Jump attacking (forward + R2) with Kirkhammer cancels their melee attacks and stuns them for a while. Use pillars or staircases to avoid the gun fire and bait one of the melee fighters to attack, dodge back, wait for his attacks to finish and then jump attack him. After the jump attack don't continue hitting but simply walk backwards and the watcher will just melee attack the air missing you. After that you can jump attack again and do the same thing. If the other melee fighter gets too close or it looks like the gun man could hit you change position and wait for one of the melee fighters to come within jumping range. When you get both melee fighters down the gun man is an easy kill.
  • Unlike the mob variant they take normal damage from arcane attacks.



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Notes & Trivia


    • Anonymous

      31 Mar 2019 21:51  

      Shoutout to the Sonic wannabe variant with no clothes and a mondo hammer that just stole 400k echoes from me. Feels like Dark Souls pvp all over again

      • 16 Jan 2018 15:34  

        Lost over 4,000,000 blood echoes to these guys in FRC Ihyll. Not because they're hard though. Simply mistimes a heavy hit and got flattened by the club one. Then the gun one shot through the others and clipped me as I got up. The blood echoes never showed up when I came back. It's a nice reminder that this is bloodborne and overconfidence leads to dead hunters.

        • Anonymous

          20 Dec 2017 16:07  

          Just use beastcutter and r2 spam them. the attacks stun them everytime and every second r2, knocks them down.

          • Anonymous

            26 Jul 2017 07:41  

            they aren't hard but god damned are they annoying not because they do anything to be annoying themselves but rather the fact you have to face them what feels like almost every god damned 2 or 3 floors (feels like key word) this is lazy work by fromsoft and i am really dissapointed they would reuse a boss they put so little effort in over and over again id rather face keeper of the old lords more often

            • Anonymous

              22 Nov 2016 22:01  

              It's also very easy to interrupt their attacks with a firearm to open them up for a visceral, it only takes two viscerals on regular NG to kill each one
              Of course on the one with the blunderbuss it doesn't work as easily, but the physical attacks are very easy to interrupt

              • Anonymous

                Easy Kill22 Sep 2016 00:19  

                An upgraded Flamesprayer can take these guys out very, very quick. Haven't died once in any encounter with them using it.

                • Anonymous

                  Which is which.05 Jul 2016 14:34  

                  Am I the only one who thinks they got the melee Merciless Watcher and the Watcher Chieftan the wrong way around. As the one wielding the cleaver has more health in my experience and is more dangerous and has unique gear compared to the other 2.

                  • Anonymous

                    strategy against merciless watcher trio05 Jul 2016 14:34  

                    Also, the transformed version of the Hunter Axe R2 will stagger Lower Pthumeru, where you fight them in a small room w 4 pillars, this was useful for me a BL4 cheers

                    • Anonymous

                      Ughh05 Jul 2016 14:34  

                      This guys are tough in Lower Pthumeru dun, the room is comparatively small and they'll easily crowd you and pound you to death. Not to mention the article exaggerate their slowness because they are nowhere that slow especially when crowded even that slow attacks will be your death.

                      • Anonymous

                        Rifle Spear Strategy05 Jul 2016 14:34  

                        I always get the 2 melees to follow me around pillars where the gunman can't hit you, charge the transformed Rifle Spear before they start their attack animation, and the hit stuns the one you hit and sometimes hits the second one. Then just spear charge the gunner, because his shots miss if you're close (as you should be when you stab him in the gut), and when he pulls out his club just do the same thing as you did with the two melees.

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