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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 exist 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.

    • 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.

            • Anonymous

              20 Jan 2018 19:37  

              Valtr is very usefull against Laurence. That combat, for my playstyle, is very difficult more than the Orphan. With Valtr, it was a cheese. Valtr attacks Laurence constantly, allowing you to devastate the ...s of the First Vicar. The only thing to pay attention is when Valtr has a low health bar; in that case, you must take the attention of Laurence, allowing Valtr to heal himself. I don't know against Ludwig how Valtr works, I defeated the crazy horse solo.

              • Anonymous

                23 Nov 2017 20:11  

                In order to get the One Eyed Helmet after having completed his quest, you have to attack him in a new game cycle without talking to him. Otherwis, If you talk to him you will be given the Master Iron Helm.

                Its worth nothing that the helm looks slightly identical to the Iron Helm from Dark Souls

                • Anonymous

                  08 Sep 2017 10:40  

                  In the Old Hunter's Edition, you need only crush one vermin to complete his questline. I don't know if it also applies to the Game of the Year Edition.

                  • Anonymous

                    21 Jul 2017 05:20  

                    This guy is such a damn monster against Ludwig. He just chews his hits and knocks him down left and right. Can't say the same against Laurence, but then again, Laurence destroys us all

                    • Anonymous

                      14 Jul 2017 05:29  

                      Before we enter the nightmare, the messengers gave us an eye of the blood drunk hunter. Valtr came in with the Dlc if I'm not wrong. I read somewhere that his description is one-eyed despite his npc having two eyes if summoned. Could it be that it's his eye? Considering how he talks about vermin in his dialogue.. kinda sounds blood drunk to me.

                      • Anonymous

                        07 Apr 2017 11:22  

                        Should it be mentioned anywhere that he lost the ability to see Vermin a long time ago?
                        Like it's stated on his helmet.

                        • Anonymous

                          07 Apr 2017 11:10  

                          Should it be included in the lore or something that he lost the ability to see Vermin long ago?
                          As mentioned in the Master's Iron Helm?

                          • Anonymous

                            15 Jan 2017 20:13  

                            Killed Valtr for fun by letting him fall with elevator trick... worked, then other guy spawned, tried it again... worked... Praise the Elevator

                            • Anonymous

                              BLEH!07 Aug 2016 06:28  

                              After taking his place as Master of the League, I cannot summon Younger Madaras Twin before the Shadow fight. Anybody know a way around this?

                              • Anonymous

                                He died?05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                So he just died as soon as i went to the lamp, i beat the hostile npc hunter there then tried to return to hunters dream and see him there he did not respawn, tried to return to title menu and hes still dead after coming back, i recived the blooddreg that one gets from killing a hunter so it seems hes perma dead...all i wanted was to see him in my own game

                                • Anonymous

                                  NPC Hunter05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                  I don't know exaclty what's the trigger but there is a NPC hunter -very powerful- waiting player near the Forbidden Wood lamb... I think he spawn when player consume a vermin then talk to Valtr. that hunter really powerfull I cannot deal with my 42 level char but build kinda sucks (arcane build)... he uses Hunter Axe also he buffs his weapon with Fire Paper... He wear a new attire comes with DLC...

                                  • Anonymous

                                    What the hell From05 Jul 2016 14:42  

                                    I now have to ascend to another ng+ for the THIRD F*CKING TIME this weekend since he's just dead in the forbidden woods by the time you get back there. I am infinite salt.

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