Shark Giant

Enemy Type Unknown
Health 3200
Drops Blood Vials
Weakness Fire
Strong Against Bolt (?)
Locations Fishing Hamlet

Shark Giant is an enemy in The Old Hunters DLC.

Shark Giant

There are a total of 4 variations of this enemy, each a single individual fixed to a location.

  • Basic unarmed Shark Giant: Found near the well in Fishing Hamlet, this is the weakest Shark Giant. There are several glowing urns by the wall he is waiting behind. Shooting these when he emerges will kill him instantly.
  • Basic armed Shark Giant: Found near the Lighthouse Hut lamp, stronger and with better range. The best way to deal with this one early on is to run past him and light the lamp. If he doesn't follow you, he may become available for a back-stab.
  • Elite armed Shark Giant: Found inside the well, extremely dangerous and has coral/barnacles on his head. A good way to kill these enemies is to counter them then move in for a visceral attack. It should take about 6 visceral attacks to kill this one. Moving in for regular attacks is not recommended, as it has several quick attacks that deal heavy damage, have huge range, and can cause you to panic and lead to an untimely death. The monster has some really awkward timing for his attacks, so the only way to get counter him is to learn the timing and don't shoot too early. Another way to defeat it in a safe manner can be seen .
  • Elite unarmed Shark Giant: Found inside the well, has less range and about half the health of the other Shark Giant in the well. He also has coral/barnacles on his head. This Shark Giant drops the Rakuyo. Initially, he hangs from the cavern's ceiling; you can lock him on, but he is immune to projectiles and won't fall. He drops down when the other one loses about half his health. The best way to deal with both of the enemies is to hit one with a Shaman Bone Blade and let them kill each other. However, to successfully hit one of the Giants with a Shaman Bone Blade, you'll have to time your strike well, as its range is really short and it takes a long time to charge up.



  • All Shark Giants are capable of a deadly, four legged charge attack, followed by additional swipes. Dodge sideways not backwards.
  • For the armed Shark Giants, always stay at medium range. Some of their attacks are near impossible to avoid when you're close to them.
  • The armed Shark Giants posses great range and aggression, their moves also have awkward timing. You'll need to study their moveset carefully before you can efficiently take them down.
  • Their health pool and damage output makes them extremely dangerous. Retreating or running past them may be your best option, unless you are trying to get the Rakuyo.
  • A more risky, but much quicker option is to bait a regular attack and kite around them, then backstabbing them. Weapons with quick charge up times are recommend, as the window for attack is short. The Boom Hammer is the most optimal for this if investing in a STR/ARC build, as it has a quick and devastating charge attack, and since fish men are generally weak to Fire, it would make dispatching it a more expedient process.
  • High ARC builds can take advantage of both the long range and the high scaling damage of tools have to keep there distance while putting pressure on the enemy. A Call From Beyond and the  Executioner's Gloves are particularly effective, as the Shark Giants are big enough to be pelted by all the projectiles with relative ease, as well as the Holy Moonlight Sword ranged attacks at killing them at a distance with minimum quicksilver bullet cost.
  • Accursed Brew is also good if you plan on using the splash damage to whittle its HP down as it erratically moves around, or if its surrounded by other enemies. For the two Shark Giants in the well, if you didn't manage to kill the one before the other dropped, using this when both are huddled together will severely cut their health, if not outright kill the weaker one.
  • Never fight one of these things without clearing the field beforehand, as handling other enemies while fighting with a Shark Giant just increases the chance of you getting distracted and ganged up on.
  • For the two giants in the well, keep in mind that the one on the ceiling drops only when the other one's health is at 50%. Get it down to just about half health, then lure it to the opposite side of the loop from where the other one is and time a visceral attack. By the time the other one drops in, you should be able to dispatch the first one before having to engage the second.
  • Shaman Bone Blades are excellent ways to get these guys to kill themselves, and by knifing them more than once and leading them to other groups of enemies, you can have them throw themselves on it to weaken it while clearing them out at the same time.
  • For bloodtinge builds your best bet for dealing with these enemies is to use the Simon's Bowblade or a gun charged with ash. Play it safe and keep away from them as you shoot them to death.
  • The Gatling Gun and any of the cannons would also tremendously help against them, and even more so on a bloodtinge build.
  • If you're co-oping the area, then have your partner either distract or divide the attention of them while you use hit and run tactics to keep it from doing its worst, or gang up on it to finish it off quickly.
  • An easy way to defeat the two Shark Giants in the well is to go there via the tunnels. From the Lighthouse Hut lamp go into the tunnels, kill two Brain Trusts and stand at the balcony, right near the edge. You should be able to aggro the Shark Giant with a Throwing Knife, provided you aim it properly with a Monocular. This strategy is safer if you have a long weapon like the Threaded Cane.
  • Give Up.



Fishing Hamlet
Near the Well HP Echoes 6 Blood Vials 100% N/A
Near the Lighthouse Hut lamp HP Echoes 6 Blood Vials 50% %


Notes & Trivia

  • The glowing urns in the area appear to kill all enemies who get damaged by them, regardless of health. Using this to your advantage can make short work of the giants.
  • Shark-Giants have red human blood and slimy green blood.



Giant Lunch Munch

Towering Combat Smash Combat Death Crawl

Great Swing Close Combat Uppercut

Giant Jaws Anchor Death Jiggle Jaws

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Brain Trust

    • Anonymous

      14 Mar 2018 04:35  

      these things dont just drop blood vials btw. i was running through this area with a level 2 eye rune, milkweed, and 20 arcane and the one near the well (not inside it) dropped a tempering blood gem(5) with like 19.5% increase physical dmg. granted, you can definitely get better ones from the chalice dungeons, but for those who dont have that kind of time its just some food for thought if you reeeeeeeeeeeeally need gems

      • Anonymous

        06 Feb 2018 00:19  

        I found a way to cheese this! Get whirligig +8 or more with fire gems and runes for rally/stamina. Go down and apply lead elixir then l2 till the first one is half. Once the other is down, circle the pillar until one of them can be bone blades and then watch until one is dead. Then the other can be easily taken out

        • Anonymous

          07 Jan 2018 17:12  

          I had a lot of trouble with these guys until I had an epiphany today:

          Once you get over how big, scary, powerful and how they throw out a bunch of large hit boxes, you realize that the trade off is that they have largely telegraphed attacks and are just BEGGING to be parried.

          • Anonymous

            09 Nov 2017 19:36  

            The two in the well killed me more than every boss in the game up to that point combined. Doing the DLC before my fight with Gehrman for NG+.

            • Anonymous

              29 Oct 2017 15:31  

              They're hard to fight 1-on-1, but I don't think that makes them unfair, considering there's almost always an environmental trap you can use to cheese them. Fire urns, doorways, pillars... They're also a lot easier when you figure out how to parry them, especially if you have Clawmark equipped.

              • Anonymous

                18 Oct 2017 00:32  

                So I got the Rakuyo recently and honestly the Shark-Giants aren't as advertised sure they are fast and strong but their health isn't that impressive an Undead Giant of the Cathedral Ward has more health. The two in the well can be handled easily without even cheesing just using the what the game teaches you, back stab the one with the weapon, parry the one without. Two of each and they go down in a minute while you walk away with a boss weapon.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Oct 2017 06:23  

                  Fought one of the shark giant in the well and learned that if you fight one around the pillar, there is a chance that it will fall off the map.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Sep 2017 09:24  

                    I hope the entire shark giant race dies.... this fight in the well is infuriating. I'm gonna get an aneurysm.

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Sep 2017 15:45  

                      These are the worst enemies by far (besides imo the hell hounds in the Defiled Chalice), but do look gnarly, especially the ones with barnacles on them

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Jul 2017 16:34  

                        The ones in the well can easily be cheesed from the ledge where the two winter lanterns are, just head down the ladder once to start the first one patrolling then head to the ledge and use the beast cutter for an easy rakuyo.

                        • Anonymous

                          15 Jul 2017 23:55  

                          ***** it. ***** Bloodborne. ***** the Fishing Hamlet. ***** the well. ***** the Shark Giants. ***** the Rakuyo. ***** it all, damn it.

                          • Anonymous

                            02 May 2017 09:52  

                            I just killed both of these guys pretty easily just now. I went down and fought one until the other came down off the ceiling, then I went up the ladder, went around back through the hut and down the elevator again and back to the ledge where you can see both of them, and they come right up to the ledge and try to hit you. The one with the anchor can still hit you, but if you time it right you can walk up and get 1 or 2 hits after the anchor one stops flailing (I was using the ludwig holy blade 2 handed). Repeat this and you will have the rakuyo.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Apr 2017 17:02  

                              Lead elixir will win the fight for you the big guy doesn't know what to do after he attacks a few times giving u lots of visceral chances". when u stagger him at half health there is a five second window before the weaker one falls. That's when u stab the first guy with the shaman blade, who will get his ass beat leaving u alone for a while to go in and finish him off and the weaker one will remain at half health. I died five times and decided to try lead elixir, I died twice making the above strategy now I win every time without the lead elixir because it lets you get up close and learn the timing and directions of their attacks, to the point where you can just walk around them without getting hit ( one on one) .
                              Hope this helps.

                              • Anonymous

                                19 Apr 2017 05:04  

                                I've played every single Souls game with DLC included. These are one of the most broken and cancerous enemies I've ever had to fight.

                                • Anonymous

                                  26 Dec 2016 00:24  

                                  One of the worst fights in all of bloodborne, i do not understand which developer at from is obsessed with making non boss enemies that aren't even remotely fair on any plane of reality, but looks like he got his hands into the dlc, and this enemy makes the grab spamming Brainsucker look like a saint.

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