Enemy Type Not Beast Nor Kin
Health 910
Drops Bolt Paper, Blood Stone Shards, Twin Blood Stone Shards
Weak Poison
Strong Above average defenses against Physical, Thrust, Blunt, Blood & Arcane

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.
  • the snatcher's have a highly telegraphed grab attack that they rarely use. the attack is extremely slow therefore it is very easy to dodge, just keep your distance if they keep their right hand unmoved for a long period.



Cathedral Ward 910 1368 (x1) Drop% (x2) Drop% (x1) Drop%
Forbidden Woods 910 1706 (x1) Drop% (x2) Drop% (x1) Drop%
Hypogean Gaol 910 1368 (x1) Drop% (x2) Drop% (x1) Drop%


Notes & Trivia


Snatcher Power Up 1 Thumb.png Snatcher Strafe Thumb.png Snatcher Frontal 1 Thumb.png
Snatcher Strike 1 Thumb.png Snatcher cast 2 Thumb.png Osmund Snatcher Thumb.png Snatcher Blood Thumb.png Rabid Dog Snatcher 2 2 Thumb.png Rabid Dog Snatcher 4 Thumb.png Snatcher Laugh Thumb.png


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    • Anonymous

      24 Jul 2021 05:47  

      They remind me of an old folk monster named El Silbón who was a tall lanky zombie man who beat people to death then took there bones and put them in a bag

      • Anonymous

        05 May 2021 18:08  

        Lazy design. Lots of health and damage and 'gotcha' follow-up attacks you must learn through trial & error to pad death-count and play-time without being an interesting enemy, or even a difficult one once you learn their moveset. I'm disappointed, because the rest of the game is lit.

        • Anonymous

          12 Dec 2020 20:09  

          I don't think any other enemy in the game grins, it really creeps me out but also kinda turns me on because they are attractive
          What has social isolation done to me

          • Anonymous

            30 Sep 2020 14:29  

            Do the ones in the forbidden woods take you to hypogean gaol if you die to them? Also do snatchers appear in the forbidden woods if you never kill the BSB?

            • Anonymous

              30 Mar 2020 07:20  

              Playing this game over 3 years and I’ve only just discovered the snatcher at the church which leads to old yharnam. I was on my way to collect the rune Alfred drops after he’s done with the queen and the snatcher walked below me and I was genuinely shocked.

              • Anonymous

                21 Jan 2020 21:22  

                Ok, I bet you can guess this, but they are most likely grabbing people for the mensis ritual. I mean, why else would they kidnap people, and bring them to Yahargul, where the boss is a massive being made of human bodies, and many enemies are made of dead bodies.

                • Anonymous

                  02 Jan 2020 16:32  

                  I've been wondering, has anybody noticed if the pull or the energyshield-attacks do anything else than mild stagger? Like do they lower defense, attack etc? I think it's weird that they have such useless attacks

                  • Anonymous

                    06 Sep 2019 09:30  

                    I’m curious to know what these things do. Like we hear from the nun that she has been hearing “moans” and that they collect women (mostly) my mind is pointing to something I hope is not happening.

                    • Anonymous

                      03 Mar 2019 22:00  

                      So apparently they can grab you??? Just encountered one in the dungeons, it grabbed my character, held 'em in the air and slammed 'em on the ground, one-shotting me?

                      • Anonymous

                        04 Jan 2019 14:39  

                        they dispear after you find yharghoul in the main story, i found one of their dead bodies (with two stone chunks) in the place where you rescue adella, what happens to them?, the town folks transformed into beasts kill them?

                        • Anonymous

                          27 Dec 2018 21:37  

                          just encountered one for the first time. no word in any language can describe how much i utterly loathe these things.

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