Shark Giant

Shark Giant Jaws
Deformed Humanoid
Health
Drops
Weakne to backstabs
Strong Against
Found in the Fishing Hamlet

Shark Giant is an enemy in The Old Hunters DLC in Bloodborne.

Shark Giants in Bloodborne


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.
  • 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.

 

Strategy

  • Give 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 to keep their 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. The Holy Moonlight Sword ranged attacks work quite well for 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.

 

Drops


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

 

Notes & Trivia

  • Shark giants have a grab attack that looks similar to Mimics from the Souls series, Note that the grab attack will most likely kill you due to how much damage they can rack up before grabbing you
  • 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.

 

Gallery

Shark Giant Towering Shark Giant Lunch Shark Giant Munch

Shark Giant Tower Smash Shark Giant Combat Smash Shark Giant Crawl Of Death

Shark Giant Great Swing Shark Giant Confrontation Shark Giant Underhand

Shark Giant Jaws Shark Giant Anchor Smash Shark Giant Jiggling Jaws C

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    • Anonymous

      Actually one of the only few enemies that I actually feel like they are supposed to be skipped. Like some other people already commented, it's just not an enjoyable enemy to fight.

      • Anonymous

        I just barely took down the rakuyo fishmen first try without bone blades using the augur of ebrietas, i would recommend it if you're good at dodging

        • Anonymous

          I'm less interested in their difficulty than how much I'm interested in their design. These ones are probably my favourite enemy just for the reason that they are actually scary. Imagine seeing this thing throwing yourself at you. Plus the fact that it actually eats you whole if their grab attack kills you it's brutal

          • Anonymous

            Charging "slide attack" is very easy to parry. Bait giant to do the move by staying out of range.
            At 50% health stab anchor giant with shaman bone and then watch him kill his friend. Quite thrilling.

            • Anonymous

              I can no-hit these guys Just parry their slashes hit them 2 times then perfect dodge their kick hit them 3 times Dont run away as they will use the thousand needles move

              • Anonymous

                Ok theres a good strat to beat it without cheese, basically you can parry his slashes, then whenever you see him about to kick, roll. then repeat. The sharko should be dead after a while depending if you have LHT, Med or HVY weapon, you can use ice mantras they are useful

                • Anonymous

                  This and Queen Yharnam were the hardest parts of Platinuming this game (well, with Yharnam it was less her and more the process of getting to her). Never again. If I ever decide I want to play through the game with the Rakuyo, it will be on that character and no other. I don't care that he's a bright blue bearded old man named Grandpa Frosty. I am NOT going through this again. My Fashionborne game will simply have to suffer.

                  • Anonymous

                    Guys, I am having a very difficult time defeating these shark creatures. I try to roll their kicks but it just doesn't seem to work! Their insanity roars always get me scratching and their stupid single slashes are annoying! Please nerf or teach me! Agamatsu's videos worked half the time but his megalodaunt one sucks!

                    • Anonymous

                      I don't usually try to cheese enemies/bosses whenever I'm having a hard time even with the likes of Ludwig or Orphan of Kos, but those two ****ers in the well gave me an aneurysm so bad that they left me with no other choice.
                      Thank god I don't have to go through that again.

                      • Anonymous

                        Not sure what I did but I entered through the tunnel. Dropped down and fought for a while. I never got the first shark below 3/4 health and decided to retreat up the ladder. Decided to grow some balls to continue the fight and I beat one that gave me the sword and never had to fight a second one.

                        • Anonymous

                          My 50 vit character can manfight these horrid creatures in NG using lead elixir.

                          Lead elixir does not let you stagger and you take less damage. Any damage you take you can regain through by hitting it back. Straff to its back to regain stamina and continue.

                          In fact, lead elixir is my go to item for any chaotic boss fights where opening are narrow e.g. 3rd phase of Laurence and Lady Maria

                          • Anonymous

                            lmao i got the rayuko second try on my first time clearing the dlc

                            playing pure arcane build, level 80 had 50 arcane and uncanny fire whirligig saw, just kited the first shark to the back of the grotto, hit twice with tricked form R1, dodge, repeat until he tries to flee to the other shark, executioner's gauntlet three times while he flees, you can 1v1 the second shark the same

                            • Anonymous

                              I would consider it as hard as the Orphan of Kos. Orphan has more HP but that Shark Giant can oneshot you and you have to fight two to get the weapon. At BL113 its still hard.

                              • Anonymous

                                Why are people so pissed about these dudes? They may be hard but they’re fair, if you need a good strat grab the glock and parry ‘em.

                                • Anonymous

                                  "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." Complete and utter nonsense. On NG6+ it merely takes a chunk out of their health.

                                  • After trying every different cheese/easy method on these things and just getting wrecked, I've decided that the only way to beat these b*stards is to fight 'em toe to toe. Kite em around the center pillar so you can face them one at a time, but you've just gotta visceral them to death cause the cheese routes are inefficient and just get you killed anyway.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I just beat them using the holy moonlight sword’s beam attack, by standing at the cliff where the winter lanterns are you can agro one of them with the monocular and throwing knives and just hit them with the moonlight beam in between their attacks

                                      • Anonymous

                                        important note: If you use visceral attacks you should make it so that it takes away below 50% of his health so that he wont start calling the one on the ceiling. That way he will keep attacking and give you a chane to perform another visceral attack and a few additional normal attacks.
                                        Either that or your first visceral attack will have to kill him immediately.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          big kudos to everyone using the rakuyo. probably the hardest to optain weapon in the entire game, the sharks suck

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Honestly, having a horrible time working on these with my church pick.
                                            Switched to my saw spear, threw on some fire paper and destroyed both with viscerals in under a minute. Very happy~

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I genuinely feel like the devs threw their brains to the garbage when designing 1.- The enemy hunters and 2.- This particular enemy.
                                              Big heavy enemies that can **** you up in one hit but are slow as hell? Perfectly fine.
                                              Big heavy enemies that move fast, can travel long distances in one jump, have a **** ton of health, attacks that go around almost their entire body and can kill you in one hit? Reconsider your design choices

                                              • Anonymous

                                                It never was their ridiculous hitbox. Whomever designed these enemies made sure their heatseeking was strictly on point.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Are these things considered beasts/kin? I know they're corrupted by Kos parasites not blood, so I'm guessing they aren't. I just wanted to ask in case they were so I could add a couple of beasthunter/kinhunter gems.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    F*ck these guys. Godd*mn it, I'm on attempt 45 to get the Rakuyo and I've tried going toe to toe and the ledge method both. Their f*cking anchors clip through the floor and just evaporate my health bar. I tried as long as I could, then went to go get some vials/bullets from some of the fishmen and fell through a hole and got my head split open by the machete fish dude. They ought to send some hunters in to just wipe the hamlet out, imo. Lol

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I struggled with these dudes a bit I until I decided to try and parry them. Maybe I got lucky, but I managed to parry them several times in a row and with that method had no trouble taking both of the well dudes out.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Kill brain trusts, stand in ledge and aggro anchor shark with throwing knife.
                                                        Stay on ledge, time LHB L2 or other long weapons down swing with shark atk. Cheesed.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Maybe this is already known and I'm stupid, but the one just before the well has been giving me pretty decent blood gems (for where I'm at; ng, bl90). Got a handful of tempering radials & wanings ranging from 17-19%

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The axe one is so broken it's not even worth fighting normally.

                                                            The way I managed to do it was to parry it twice and then just hit it a few times for the kill. It took many attempts to figure out the timing but with some luck I finally did it. The other shark by itself was a non issue.

                                                            Note I have 50 Skill which means stronger visceral attacks. Anybody seriously going for Rakuyo should have 50 skill at this point.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I did an SL1 Run in all Dark Souls Games.
                                                              Beat the game with Mods that make the Game harder

                                                              But still

                                                              This thing...

                                                              It scares me...

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                How to git truly gud (2nd character, BL 133, 1st try)

                                                                Use tricked LHB +10 with phys gems, preferably w/ thrust+, Great Lake 5% and 4%. Str 42, Skl 43.

                                                                Regardless, use LHB and DODGE TOWARD THE GIANT WHENEVER THEIR ATTACK ANIMATION STARTS. Aim for their back, then ram that knockoff Dragon Slayer up their fishy cornholes. With timing and skill, you might be able to drop the anchor giant before the other one falls.

                                                                Also, expect to die. The first time I fought these bastards, I was BL 175 in a NG and they killed me 10 times before I got gud. Don't give up, and may the good blood guide your way!

                                                                -an Executioner

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I beat Dark Souls 3 in NG+7 SL100 with all kinds of builds, even with low health, or with arbalest etc. I beat Sekiro in charmless mode, demon bell, NG+7 with only 14 attack power. And now, I am in NG+2 against these giant Sharks in the well, and I can't. I though I git gut. But no. This is now the time to really git gut.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    These things are literally the biggest flaw of the whole game. What a Journey all the way through this masterpiece, leading all up to a great Final DLC Boss. But these things? **** em, they‘re straight outta all these upcoming bad **** soulslike copies. Don‘t waste your time with them, they‘re not fun to fight against. Cheese them with shaman blades, watch them die, move on, forget about them.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Strategy, first point: "Give up." I'm dead XD haven't gotten here yet (accidentally skipped DLC my first time through, so going through another NG), and dreading fighting these beauties

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        These guys I’m set on just avoiding at all possible now... it’s ridiculous how much strength they have. I mean it makes the concept of building your stats up rather void— no matter how good your stats your STILL gonna be bulldozed in 2-3 hits

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          My level 43 took the anchor one out with the almighty flat arcane wheel before the other one could attack me after dropping down, most fun I’ve had in PvE.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Is the 3200 health confirmed? I did 1500 with a visceral and it looked like significantly closer to 1/3 it's health than 1/2.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              some sadists at FromSoftware would like to taste our tears when they put 2 Winter Lanterns and 2 these giant -***** you in the ass- sharks in 2 ways possible in order to get the sword. TWO WORST AND ANNOYING ENEMIES TYPES IN THE WHOLE GAME.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                thought process at From Software: "ok guys, we need to think up an enemy that's even worse, A LOT worse than the Winter Lanterns some sadistic *****: ladies and gentleman, i present you the Shark Giant

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Certainly not easy to pull off, but these guys can be backstab chained with the Augur of Ebrietas. Feels good to pull off because of how cheap their attacks are.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This DLC has me raging my balls off at Ludwig and then I get here after fighting living ***holes and lady parryfest and feel pain and then question my existence. These guys traced my every dang move and smacked me like a ragdoll countless times. Killing them in the well just before my blood pressure was about to shut down my heart was such a relief ugh. Shaman bone blade for the win

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      When he said "auugggggaaaggagagaggggaaaaauuu" I felt that. I also felt the anchor lodged in my skull 47 times per second

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Cheese way for you: starting from orphan lantern go down the cave, kill the winter lanterns and the slugs then jump in the sharks area from the opening, immediately climb the ladder and run all the way to the orphan lantern and down again to the cave, the dude is now in aggro and you can fight it safely from the cave

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          It seems like Shaman Bone Blade doesn't work against them anymore. Although it does cause them to aggro, they don't do any damage if they hit each other.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            I've NEVER had this much trouble with an enemy or boss in the entirety of the soulsborne series. Nothing about this enemy is enjoyable in the slightest, it has WAY too much HP, deals WAY too much damage, and just overall fighting this enemy is the equivalent of having someone stomp your urethra in with high heels. Ludwig was hard as ***** but at least he was fun to fight but this, THIS IS NOTHING BUT PAIN.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Decided to play Bloodborne on my main who’s on NG+7 yeah these absolute wankers ruin my day, They hit harder than Lady Maria. WHY

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