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

      15 Mar 2020 08:05  

      If you think about it, because he could be summoned to the darkbeast Paarl Fight, and the fact that Darkbeast paarl is a unique boss in that he's undead and seems older than most other beasts, perhaps he was who Yamamura Was Seeking revenge on. Guess we'll never know.

      • Anonymous

        20 Dec 2019 15:44  

        You'd think a guy who can slam his head into a wall for hours could take a single pebble to the back of his skull but guess not

        • Anonymous

          25 Jul 2019 13:00  

          Cool guy, but one of the worst npc cooperators you have on hands. Versus Living Failures he died in few seconds, a bit better against Paarl. Only versus the One Reborn his effort is enough, but the risk of death is always present. The weakest member of the League for sure.

          • Anonymous

            04 Jul 2018 08:12  

            Holy shit just realized that Yamamura is a reference to Seikiro: Shadows Die Twice in the same way that Marvelous Chester was a reference to Bloodborne. Miyazaki is a fucking madman

            • Anonymous

              28 Mar 2018 14:08  

              He is such a cool looking character and the little bit of lore we have about him is pretty interesting. It's a damn shame his role wasn't a bit bigger, I would have loved to have seen or have explained in more detail what could have driven such a badass looking guy to complete madness.

              I mean, whatever the dude was chasing, he chased him across the world....only to lose his mind in some obscure European burg. Was it because of whatever he was chasing, or did he just get side tracked by all the craziness happening in Yharnam? What "impurity" did he see?

              Definitely one of the more interesting characters we never got to see a whole lot of aside from banging his head on the wall.

              • 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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