The One Reborn

General Info
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10375 36300 Yahar'gul Unseen Village Yellow Backbone x3
physical_DEF.jpg VS_blunt.jpg VS_thrust.jpg --
135 162 135 --
blood_DEF.jpg arcane_DEF.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_DEF.jpg
135 290 70 40
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999 999 No No

The One Reborn (再誕者 Saitansha lit. "The One Reborn") is a Boss in Bloodborne.

The One Reborn information

  • The One Reborn is a colossal undead mass. He is assisted by red Chime Maidens (killable).
  • The Chime Maidens shoot fireballs and heal The One Reborn using purple projectiles.
  • You gain 1 Insight from discovering this boss and 3 Insight for defeating him.
  • You can summon the Old Hunter Defector Antal (The Church Pick Hunter) with the Old Hunter Bell to assist you in battle. The summon "sign" is located in front of a crashed carriage near the fog gate. For more information about his human location, look at the Wiki page of the Church Pick.





  • Blood Echoes NG (36,300), NG+ (139,161), NG++ (153,078 [+bell maidens = 203,238]), NG+6 (347,903)
    NG+9 (597,001) [according to 's video at 44:50, either continues scaling and/or runes involved?]
  • Yellow Backbone x3


Combat Information

  • Weak to Bolt and Fire.
  • Strong against Arcane.
  • Magic deals Arcane damage, includes "Rain of Flesh" - "Vein Shot" - "Blast"
  • To start the fight go to the second level to remove the casters. Be careful not to knock them to the first level as they are likely to survive the fall.
  • High damage can be dealt to the boss after it collapses. Make sure to strike the corpse protruding from the top of the boss while it's collapsed.
  • Should you hear the torso caster on the back of the boss howl as he channels, back off immediately. It is about to do an area of effect attack that deals high damage. Avoid this by backing away or running to the back end of the boss.
  • If the boss stops and appears to vomit, move away immediately. You'll avoid the flood of vomit.
  • Fighting him along his side between his legs is a recommended approach. Stay closer to the back of him to avoid the burst damage spell his raised head can cast. Roll out when he starts thrashing around of when your health is at about half. Especially if the casters are still active it is a good idea to stay above half health when meleeing to avoid getting trampled to death.
  • After you've struck the boss with a combo he may summon a rain of body parts which tracks you. Back step or dodge until the attack stops. This can cause a lot of damage so it's best avoided.
  • Adopt a hit-and-run tactic. The fireballs only do menial damage, and won't hit you often at all if you keep moving. Run, hit him with a dash strong attack, and run away, slowing to a walk to regain stamina. One should always keep on the move, and keep distance unless you're closing in for a pass.
  • Like Amygdala, the larger limbs at either end of the boss can be weakened and broken. You'll see blood coming out of each leg with combo'd hits. Focus on one limb and you'll break it, causing more damage.


Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Flailing Corpses All limbs on the body of the one reborn start furiously kicking and swiping in all directions, literally every limb on its body flails.
Rain of Flesh Body parts fall randomly atop the player's head and deal damage.
Vein Shot Charges up massive ball atop his head that he then uses as a precision projectile.
Sweeping Corpses Reaches up to the bell women and swings its more massive limbs in a sweeping motion.
Discharge A stream of putrid liquid is discharged onto the arena floor. The slow speed of this attack gives ample time to move to higher ground.



This can be an easy boss if approached correctly. The player should first take care to run past the boss and up the stairs in the corner areas and kill the Chime Maidens that are supporting the boss. This approach will be similar to fighting Tower Knight in Demon's Souls.

Once this is done, head back to the boss arena and engage the boss from proximity, with a weapon that gives you either quick successive hits or a heavy knockback effect. You will want to target his mid section, making use of the specific spot between his middle legs where he has a hard time hitting you. Alternatively pick one of the larger legs and focus on it entirely, weakening it for a lot of damage.

If the boss begins discharge or Vein Shot/Rain of Flesh you should run around the arena to counter, and Flailing Corpses is easily countered by backstepping away. This boss is easy to stagger, and weak to fire and bolt damage, to take advantage of this.


Player Notes

- One thing you can do before the boss battle begins to make it easier is to go to the glowing, kneeling corpses in the area previous to it and "activate" them. To do this you need to step into their rings and let them damage you three times and they will stop glowing; go around and do this for each kneeling corpse until none are glowing. Doing this will take away a couple of moves from the One Reborn: Rain of Flesh and Discharge. (At least it happened in my game, so full confirmation from others are needed.) 


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  • A being reborn, as part of the Mensis Ritual.
  • Its internal ID name is "HalfBakedDevil".
  • Some believe it to be the reincarnation of Gravelord Nito.


Notes & Trivia

  • The arena of this boss and the placement of the Chime Maidens is reminiscent of the Tower Knight and the archers in Demon's Souls; furthermore, Tower Knight's weak spot is his legs while this boss is entirely constructed from leg parts.
  • The One Reborn resembles Nito from Dark Souls and Dark Souls II's The Rotten. Undead amalgams first appeared in Demons' Souls.
  • The One Reborn's theme much resembles the song "The Plagues" from The Prince of Egypt movie.

















    • Anonymous

      11 Nov 2018 09:42  

      At the Advent Plaza go towards the building with the members of school of Mensis, on the either side of the entrance you can see weird statue like things some partially covered in cloth. The structure and general design of those might hint at them being failed attempts at creating the One Reborn, as according to Darkbeast Paarl description, the school of Mensis tried several times to create a Great One.

      • Anonymous

        08 Aug 2018 03:33  

        I just used the Beckoning Bell and a cooperator came. I summoned Defector Antal, and charged in (team of 3 people). The player and me attacked the Chime maidens while Antal was dragging attention from the One reborn. We eventually gang-banged the boss (Antal still alive) with Bolt weapons, pretty easy since each player gets a weak spot from the One Reborn. But that of course, needs online play...

        • Anonymous

          26 Jul 2018 10:09  

          The One Reborn... The First of The Dead, the Great Dead One reincarnated. It's not a coincidence some of the enemies in this area leave behind pinwheels on the ground upon death.

          • Anonymous

            08 Jun 2018 20:58  

            How the hell do you avoid his arena spanning vomit attack? Or is there some sort of attire i could wear to give me better resistance?

            • Anonymous

              15 May 2018 05:15  

              The player notes aren't correct in the slightest so please take them off the page. Out of 35 runs against The One Reborn, all 35 times I "deactivated" the glowing skeleton pools and of the 35 runs only 3 had any noticeable behavior changes. The vomit attack didn't happen at all during those 3 but that was the only change. During a few runs the rain of corpses happened less sometimes.

              tl;dr please take the incorrect information down. The glowing pools do nothing at all to the boss fight.

              • Anonymous

                27 Apr 2018 00:28  

                Good ol' Granfalloon--and I don't mean it just looks like the boss from Castlevania, I mean this thing really reflects Kurt Vonnegut's definition of such a conglomeration: "A proud and meaningless group of human beings." My interpretation was that this creature represented how the School of Mensis became a mindless, directionless group of philosophers who had lost sight of their own intentions. Instead of working with the Choir to "heal" Yharnam's blood, they became obsessed with the power that their pursuit of knowledge had granted them. This is illustrated quite clearly in the Student Set, which declares that the scholars had become focused "not on thought or knowledge, but pure pretension." By quite literally brainwashing Yharnamites, the School of Mensis relies upon esotericism to maintain their status, and the One Reborn is the image conjured by the Hunter's interpretation this conflict. Even the name, "One Reborn," seems to represent the abolition of the self and subjugation into a social structure.

                • 25 Apr 2018 22:56  

                  the first time i fought this guy i was not expecting a boss fight so i ran in with 23 health gone and no blood vials. Lets just say i was pissed when he showed up and kicked my ass

                  • Anonymous

                    08 Apr 2018 08:00  

                    This is so weird. I haven’t had problems with any boss prior to this. Normally beat on the 1st or 2nd time but this one for some reason has been killing me. Never a problem down to the bottom 1/3 or 1/4 health but for some reason after that shit hits the fan.

                    • 02 Apr 2018 19:05  

                      I have quite the awesome lore theory on this thing, bear with me, it appears in advent plaza, which afterwards is the only way to access the nightmare of mensis, note that it appears out of a void, and that the worlds are all above each other, my theory is that advent plaza is below the school of mensis, and TOR was kept in the void below the school, i think it was a vessel for the brain of mensis, but your appearance interrupted the ritual, note that there is a lever that allows you to drop the brain into the void, but you just pulled the lever all the way back and the stress dropped it, maybe that lever was supposed to lower the brain slowly and you basically fumbled that, what was supposed to happen was TOR was supposed to be summoned than the brain lowered onto it, upon which it would become a true man made great one, mensis. i assume it would be called mensis because we are given no clues as to why the school is named as such (for the record i do know what the word actually means) but my assumption is that the brain of mensis isn't just a title, its actually the brain of something/one CALLED mensis.

                      • Anonymous

                        31 Mar 2018 00:40  

                        This was literally the easiest boss. I beat him on my first try after accidentally summoning the guy. I just stayed behind him.

                        • Anonymous

                          26 Mar 2018 02:39  

                          Am I the only one who thinks that the one reborn is the orphan of kos , just "reborn" ? look at the two , the similarities in their appearance is obvious to me.

                          • 23 Mar 2018 00:51  

                            the player notes bit seems to be inaccurate, i unlit all four kneeling altars and proceeded with the boss, killed all the bell maidens and first thing he does when i go back down into the arena, is the rain of flesh attack followed IMMEDIATELY by the vommit attack. these altar things probably do something, but i don't think what the wiki says is correct

                            • Anonymous

                              15 Mar 2018 23:00  

                              About the "player notes": Instead of hurting yourself pull the Undead Amalgams (skelton constructs) to the bonefires. Fluids will drip out of their bodies and for the duration of this "sweat" animation they will be slower and easy to take out.

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Feb 2018 22:10  

                                One of the easiest bosses in my opinion: on NG+ with a whirlygig saw and some decent gems you'll easily do 9k dmg every time you hold L2, anything that hits hits hard on his "between legs".

                                If you want to play together or need help anywhere just add me on ps4: YGears99

                                • Anonymous

                                  17 Feb 2018 11:49  

                                  I beat this boss first time by spamming axe spin.
                                  You just need to position yourself to avoid being kicked by those legs then just spin,spin,spin.

                                  Though,i believe this strategy will no longer work on higher ng+

                                  • Anonymous

                                    22 Jan 2018 23:51  

                                    playing for the first time and killed him first try with a +8 tonitrus. idk if other people have issues with him but he seems really easy

                                    • Anonymous

                                      29 Oct 2017 22:20  

                                      This boss isn't that hard, but I still think it's one of the coolest events in Soulsborne. I can't really recall a time in any other Soulsborne games when there's a sense of urgency like there is in Yahar'gul, watching as the city is clearly falling deeper and deeper into the curse as the Pthumerians begin summoning hordes of undead beasts, while the Great Ones begin their descent. When you finally reach the end of Yahar'gul, this humongous, rotten... THING just drops out of the damn moon, barring your advance toward the source of the spreading "scourge" (it becomes evident at this precise moment that beasthood is not at all a physical ailment like you've been led to believe). Usually all the bosses are just waiting for us from the start of the game. Not to mention, the music also does a fantastic job of lending to the urgency of the battle. It gives me the sense that if I fail to kill the One Reborn, Yharnam is truly finished, and possibly the rest of mankind as well.

                                      Also way more fun with a final plunging attack right to its head... Well, the main head.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        16 Oct 2017 13:01  

                                        Oh, i know i probably should'nt share this, but the first time i faced this boss, he wiped the floor with me.
                                        Everyone thinks he is a joke. But i had quite a hard time.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          08 Oct 2017 20:27  

                                          For some reason I was able to dodge under him and just spam hit his torso. He kept getting stunned. I got low on health a couple times from the bell maidens, but I don't think he landed a single hit on me. Used a +8 saw cleaver and just went to town.

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