The One Reborn

General Info
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10375 36300 Yahar'gul Unseen Village Yellow Backbone x3
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135 162 135 --
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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

  • It's easiest to get to the boss from the first lantern through the elevator instead of trying to take a closer lantern.



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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.

















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    • Anonymous

      03 Sep 2020 01:34  

      You can get all way the round the back and wail on it from there, it’s tail/ass bit that sticks out. It can’t really hit you and it’s really weak, so you can easily stagger. Then when it’s staggered hit the human-looking bit on top at the front, which is the weak spot

      • Anonymous

        12 Jun 2020 20:17  

        I summoned help for the fight because I'm not very good at this game and I think it glitched because after I killed all the maidens he just stood there taking electrified swords to the butt until he died. I think the NPC I summoned also may have either glitched or felt bad for him or something because he just stopped hitting him too. I literally let go of the controller with my left hand and just pressed R2. Had I known I wouldn't have wasted the insight but I think I got super lucky because I'm generally bad at this game.

        • Anonymous

          17 May 2020 16:40  

          Of all the bosses, this sad lump of bodies gets an amazing soundtrack. Most of the time you can't even hear the good part of the soundtrack, because the boss is dead within the first minute or so, lol.

          • Anonymous

            12 Apr 2020 08:42  

            My lore theory is that this is the true final form of Patches. A patches megazord, if you will. Think about it, now he has 50 different legs to kick you off of ledges!

            • Anonymous

              01 Apr 2020 20:54  

              Throughout several playthroughs ive killed this boy in one go, but im on my 4th try now he kills me every time with the diarrhoea of doom.

              • Anonymous

                08 Mar 2020 02:41  

                "Strong attacks and tough patterns? Nah, let's just have him constantly flail around with 360° of stagger/dmg and have NPCs heal him lol"

                • Anonymous

                  19 Jan 2020 01:27  

                  I wonder if the One Reborn was created to be a physical body for the Brain of Mensis, outside of the nightmare. I don't have any evidence for this, so I won't try to claim it's true, just a fun thought.

                  • Anonymous

                    10 Jan 2020 22:02  

                    Addendum to the "lore" section linking this page to Rakuyo's hilariously bad assertions: The One Reborn is not a reincarnation of Gravelord Nito because Bloodborne is not Dark Souls; while The One Reborn can be inferred to have been created by the Mensis ritual, the link in the "lore" section sadly leads to Rakuyo's inane attempts at lore dissection.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Oct 2019 07:44  

                      Alright, so I beat it on my first try and after looking at these comments, I was confused cause not once did he use whatever the vomit move was. I also didn't know you could kill the chime maidens. Either it has something to do with the maidens, or I was just the luckiest Bloodborne player today.

                      • Anonymous

                        13 Sep 2019 10:55  

                        Theres actually a glitch in one of the towers that you can use to take him out. What you do is stand at the top, and he'll kinda lunge at you through the wall. Back up a little, hit that body part, and repeat. It takes time but it works like a charm, and you dont need any special gear or anything. Just watch out for the falling corpses. And of course, dont forget the chime maidens, otherwise you'll be there all day. I can explain it further if need be. Just thought I would give a helpful tip.

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Jul 2019 02:16  

                          I think my fight glitched, because I basically just glued myself to his side and hacked away. Every time the maidens hit me with anything I wailed on him to get my health back. I kept expecting a massive AOE....but... I figure it was either a bug or my boss RNG was insane.

                          • Anonymous

                            14 Jul 2019 18:32  

                            I believe the bosses name is an innuendo to what it is. My theory is the boss is made up of ALL the victims of those abducted by the college of Mensis and sacrificed. Anyway, “One Reborn” can also mean “Reborn as One.” Everyone sacrificed has been reborn as a single living entity. Anyway, I’m HP Lovecraft lore, the old gods delight in sacrifice, especially human sacrifice and I suspect that was the prime reason the College of Mensis was kidnapping people.

                            • Anonymous

                              26 May 2019 03:45  

                              This says back off immediately when vomit flood comes, that’s bull*****. It covers the whole floor! Run up the stairs to avoid

                              • Anonymous

                                10 May 2019 15:54  

                                Old Hunter Yamamura is also up for summons on this one. If you have completed Hunter's Nightmare, at least. I found this out whilst on NG++. His summon sign is behind a carriage, by the tower with the ladder!

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