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Valtr is a non-player character in Bloodborne. He was added with the Patch 1.07


This character can be found inside the shorcut hut to the right of the first lamp in Forbidden Woods. He is the leader and Master of The League

    • Can this NPC be an ally?

Valtr's summon sign appears in the Blood River of the Hunter's Nightmare, just before the cavern to fight Ludwig, take a right turn and you will find Messengers ringing his bell there. You must also equip the Impurity Rune to be able to summon him. Additionally, Valtr can be summoned in the Grand Cathedral of the Old Hunters' Nightmare to fight Laurence, provided you have Laurence's Skull.

    • Can this NPC be an enemy?: Yes, if you attack him.





Ahh, a new face, are you? And an accomplished hunter... it would appear. *chuckles* I am Valtr, Master of the League. Members of the League cleanse the streets of all the filth that's spread about during the hunt. Like any half-decent hunter ought to, you know? Haven't you seen enough of these wretched beasts, freakish slugs, and mad doctors? Sentence these fiends to death. With the help of your League confederates. What do you say? Why not join the League?

Edit - Upon joining the League:

"Now, there is one thing you must know. By the oath of the League, those who bear its rune will see vermin. Vermin writhe deep within all filth, and are the root of man's impurity. All vermin are to be crushed. The League exists to expunge all vermin, ridding us of any trace of human corruption. And so, until we are rid of all vermin, you must continue to hunt and kill. This bloody fate is ours alone. Do not expect the world to grasp our work... But remember, the confederates will always have my blessing... And each other. Always."

Join The League:

"Yes. As a hunter well should. Commit this to heart."
Our own Caryll rune, symbol of the League." ( Obtain Impurity

Refuse: Nothing happens.
Valtr requests you to reconsider.
You can talk to him again to join. 

"The night brims with defiled scum,
and is permeated by their rotten stench.
Just think, now you're all set to hunt and kill to your heart's content!"

When attacked:

"Well, how quaint... You scoff at the League?
Then you are yourself a beast! A defiled mess of rotten flesh!
When you are dead, your rank blood will curdle with vermin!"

When player is killed:

Male Character: "Vermin writhe and squirm... You vile lout."

Female Character: "Vermin writhe and squirm... You no good wench."




A Yharnamite's favourite tale tells of a group of constables, who once chased a Beast back to Yharnam, all but one were killed. It was said he killed and ate the Beast in vengeance. This is implied how Valtr earned his title "Beast Eater".
Source: Constable Set Item Description

Valtr long ago lost the ability to see Vermin.
Source: Master's Iron Helm description

Other Notes:

After crushing 5 vermin, return to Valtr's location to pick up the Master's Iron Helm.

Once you pick up the Master's Iron Helm Valtr will no longer be wearing it when he is summoned by the Old Hunter Bell.
His name will also be represented as "Valtr, Beast Eater", instead of "Valtr, Master of the League" when summoned. This implies that he is no longer the master as he has passed the title on to the player by leaving them his helm.



Easy kill: Attack him and quickly run down to the elevator you've opened up and activate it, he will plunge to his death trying to follow you (this method also works for the hunter that spawns after Valtr's death or departure) just beware of your enemy pulling a plunging attack as they fall.


  • Spawning into the Forbidden Woods lamp Vlatr dies, the aggressive npc already spawned. The why is not yet known, and his death is random.

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    • Anonymous

      11 Jun 2020 05:53  

      Lore thought, Is the eye of a blood drunk hunter valtr's eye, In the impurity rune it is stated that the healing church searched a man and found vermin (and the impurity rune) It also states valtr lost his ability to see vermin. A better take on this is in this video

      • Anonymous

        07 May 2020 14:09  

        The voice acting is f’ing perfect. The rage when he speaks about beasts and vermin followed by the maniac laughter when he talks about the mission to destroy it all.

        • Anonymous

          12 Apr 2020 09:03  

          He actually changes his name to "valtr, beast eater" because he finally got the bucket off his head and is hungry from having it stuck there all night

          • Anonymous

            26 Jul 2019 22:39  

            I actually felt terrible after killing him to get the Madaras Whistle since he was such a badass character and helped me with Ludwig.

            • Anonymous

              27 Apr 2019 21:23  

              I have a strange issue...I was trying to summon Valtr for the Laurence battle and realized I suddenly could not do so. Reloaded, still not working. Traveled to the forbidden woods and his helmet was in the exact location he normally stands, and the hunter attacked me when I tried to exit. I killed him and reloaded, Valtr is still gone. Returned to the DLC, he still cannot be summoned. I want to add that I did not kill more than two Vermin, so I have no idea what happened. I heard him say some dialogue I've not heard before, but I can't remember what it was. Did Valtr somehow die?

              • Anonymous

                01 Jan 2019 16:10  

                Valtr is a freaking beast. In my ng+ cycle he killed ludwig with a visceral attack. Can't say the same against laurance. Valtr went in the lava and died. Still thinking that laurance isn't that strong. I beat him at the first attempt. The orphan is such more hard

                • Anonymous

                  25 Aug 2018 21:03  

                  I'm rather confused at this npc. I've summoned him twice now for Ludwig and both times he's clipped through the floor. A good 10-15 seconds later I'll get the notice he died. Is this a common glitch or something? I'm not really seeing anything on it.

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Jun 2018 13:32  

                    Valtr never appeared on my world. I think he was there when I first went through the FW, but I didn't notice him. When I went back there a bit later, he wasn't there. Has this happened to anyone else?

                    • Anonymous

                      28 May 2018 15:45  

                      I have constantly tried to get the Impurity rune by joining the league, however he does not hand it over. I took my previously equipped Radiance rune off and everything. I decided to not try the dlc until I got to NG+ and joined again. He still did not give me the rune, also, I can still see vermin in the Hunter' Nightmare. With this glitch, it is impossible for me to beat Ludwig, unless I farm until my hands fall off.

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