Snatchers are an enemy in Bloodborne.
Snatchers are tall, hooded monsters that appear in and around Cathedral Ward after the Hunter defeats the Blood-Starved Beast. They sling a large bag over their shoulder that they use to attack. If killed by a Snatcher, the Hunter will be brought to a prison called Hypogean Gaol. This is the only way to enter the Unseen Village before the red moon. Much of Yahar'gul will remain inaccessible until Rom is killed. However, after Rom is dead and the red moon hangs low, all Snatchers will mysteriously disappear from Yharnam.
Snatchers have a large amount of health and a high damage output, however they are very slow and are easily capable of being backstabbed even in the middle of a fight. However, when about a third of their health is depleted, they will enter a frenzy mode and begin attacking much more quickly as well as having a larger move-set.
- These enemies have an extremely weak poison resist. If you throw a single poison knife, the HP will be drained until 1/4 of his life remains.
- The opening attack against this enemy is usually the decisive one. Heavy-weight weapons will stagger the enemy with a fully-charged attack and will enrage it, if it has lost around a third of it's health. During the enraging animation, rain a flurry of heavy blows upon it to dispatch it quickly.
- A snatcher becomes a really formidable foe after losing about one third of their hit point and going frenzy. They must however channel for a while to do so, which gives the player a wide enough window to reposition behind them and charge up a R2 attack for a viseceral attack.
- One of the easiest ways to kill a Snatcher is to get a backstab-viseceral attack combo before it goes into its frenzy mode. It immediately channels its frenzy animation after getting up, with their back facing the player, leaving it open to another backstab-visceral. However, the first backstab can be difficult to pull off, in which case lowering its health enough for it to start its channeling animation, and then performing a backstab-visceral then is enough to deal a formidable amount of damage.
- They can also be knocked down with Burial Blade and Hunter Axe's two handed charged strong attacks, providing you enough time to reach their back and prepare your backstab-visceral attack combo.
- When it raises up its right arm to land a punch, it can be staggered with guns and subsequently land a visceral attack.
- A Snatcher will kill any hunter in 2 or 3 hits. Do not under any circumstances trade hits with them.
- Do not engage more than 1 Snatcher at the same time. One would stagger the player with their singularity pull move while the other can quickly kill them.
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- The Snatchers which appear after Blood-starved Beast is killed can be found behind the Oedon Chapel in Cathedral Ward; near the tomb entrance to Old Yharnam; below the plaza to the right of the Grand Cathedral; in the streets below the Healing Church Workshop; and near the dog cages in the Forbidden Woods.
- Shaman Bone Blade can be used on them so that they fend off other enemies. The one behind the Oedon Chapel can become a devastating helper for killing the Suspicious Beggar.
- They can also appear in Pthumeru Chalice, but with half of their regular amount of health, while they have standard health in Central Pthumeru Chalice and doubled health in Lower Pthumeru Chalice.
- After killing Rom, the corpses of the Snatchers formerly inhabiting Yahar'gul can be seen slumped against walls around the village.
- If you die in a dungeon by way of a Snatcher after the Blood-Starved Beast has been slain, you will still be brought to Hypogean Gaol.