Old Hunter Yamamura

General Info
Location Drops
The Hunter's Nightmare Yamamura Set

Old Hunter Yamamura is a non-player character in Bloodborne. He was added to the game with The Old Hunters DLC.

Driven to madness by the revelations of Impurity from his Oath, Eastern warrior Yamamura slowly wastes away in a cell, staining the walls with his blood


This character can be found at The Hunter's Nightmare, in one of the cells accessed with the Underground Cell Key.
Can be summoned outside of the Living failures fight (Impurity rune required).

General Information

  • Can this NPC be an ally?: Yes. Summoned just before the fight with living failure, as well as Darkbeast Paarl, and The One Reborn.
  • Can this NPC be an enemy?: No. 
  • Drops: If killed, will give (Yamamura Set). It is possible to kill Yamamura with a transformed Beast Cutter by whipping through the door.



"Shrouded by night, but with steady stride. Colored by blood, but always clear of mind.
Proud hunter of the church.
Beasts are a curse, and a curse is a shackle.
Only ye are the true blades of the church."




Dubbed "Yamamura the Wanderer", this old hunter hails from a distant Eastern land. Pursuing a beast for honorable revenge, he became a hunter of the league; a confederate. But when he stared straight into impurity itself, he was driven to madness.

•Probably a tribute to Chikage Yamamura, mentioned in the game credits, as Yamamura even wields the chikage.

Other Notes:

1: This NPC serves no mechanical purpose other than his crazed murmuring.
2: Any sort of damage will immediately kill him.
3: For summoning for Paarl, it was after he was killed in the DLC



    • Anonymous

      16 Mar 2018 16:22  

      Can't wait to learn more about him in Shadows Die Twice ;)

      Also, since he was hunting Caarl all the way from his land (presumably), does that mean there's gonna be a bunch of electric bone dogs there too??

      • Anonymous

        01 Feb 2018 13:04  

        Do this Honorable man a favour and free him from his insanity in the nightmare. By killnig him, your actually saving him from the nightmare and he repays you in full by assisting with quite a few bosses.

        • 11 Jun 2017 23:44  

          You know, it's interesting to me that you have to actually kill Yamamura before you can summon him. Perhaps it's because, by killing him, you free him from the Nightmare? After all, Old Hunters are supposed to be hunters who have escaped the Dream/Nightmare, aren't they?

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