Scourge Beast

Enemy Type Beast
Health 364 ~ 1844

Blood Vial, Bloodstone Shard, Twin Blood Stone Shard, Blood Stone Chunk, Beast Blood Pellet, Blue Elixir,
366 ~ 3881 Blood Echoes

Weak Fire & Serrated
Strong Poison
Locations Central Yarnham, Old Yharnam, Upper Cathedral Ward, Yahar'Gul, Unseen Village

Scourge Beasts are enemies in Bloodborne. Taken and transformed by the plague at a very early stage, these beasts are extremely fast and powerful, capable of closing in on Hunters in the blink of an eye. They can easily take Hunters by surprise with their erratic and unpredictable movements. Extreme care is required when dealing with them, especially when encountered in pairs.



  • Iosefka's Clinic: for the first Scourge Beast encounter.
  • 1. Make sure to lock onto him so that you do your swipe dodge instead of roll. Also spend some time getting used to the controls before you go into the encounter.
  • 2. The key here is to stay away from either the front or immediate back of him. I like to stay towards the back on his hindquarters.
  • 3. Keep punching him but always leave just enough stamina to perform a dodge when he does his attacks. You can study this video to see his wind up for each move.
  • Another method which requires a bit more experience. When he lunges forwards in an attempt of grabbing you. Dodge past him but then quickly dodge back to him but get behind him. You then want to charge a heavy right into the back of him, this will cause him to stagger (make sure you heard a loud distinct sound sort of like a clanging if not try again) then into him a bit then light attack this should kill him or at least reduce his HP by a lot.


  • Central Yharnam: By luring the wolf beast to the stairs nearby, Hunters can hide in the building connected to the stairs. The wolf beast will stay on the stairs, allowing the Hunter to attack from the safety of the building. Both wolf beasts in this area may be killed using this method. This same method can be used on the three wolf beasts in Upper Cathedral Ward by luring
    • Alternatively, Hunters can leverage Father Gascoigne, who is hanging out down the passage in the opposite direction of the wolf beast. Once you walk over to him, he will aid you temporarily and start fighting the wolf beasts.
    • This same method can be used on the three wolf beasts that destroy the chandeliers in the large two story room in Upper Cathedral Ward. By luring them to one of the two doors on the upper floor, one can quite easily take them out with a long weapon. if the beasts do not stand in front of the doorway (mostly when you attract more than one) you may use the Threaded Cane in whip form to attack through the walls. Once the two Brainsuckers on the balcony are dealt with, one can safely use the same strategy against the wolf beast wandering the upper hallways.
  • The beasts have lunging attacks that can also lead to a grab. Sidestepping is an easy way to avoid it
  • They can be parried, backstabbed and viscerals work on them.



Iosefka's Clinic 182 133 -- -- -- -- --
Central Yharnam 364 366 (x3) 92~% -- -- -- --
Old Yharnam 364 987 -- (x1) 5~28% (x1-2) 95% -- --
Upper Cathedral Ward HP Echoes -- (x1) 5~28% (x1-2) Drop% (x2) 55~91% (x1) 4%
Yahar'gul 1844 3881 -- (x1) 5~28% (x1-2) Drop% (x2) 55~91% (x1) 4%


Video Strategy for First Beast at Clinic

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Notes & Trivia

  • There are four variants of Scourge Beasts:
  • Default (Iosefka's Clinic, Central Yharnam, Old Yharnam, Chalice Dungeon)
  • Red eyed (Old Yharnam, Chalice Dungeon)
    • The red eyes are a sort of buff, they can recast it on their own and regain health each time. Their attacks can also poison the player.
  • Undead (Yahar'gul, Unseen Village)
  • Blue Eyed (Upper Cathedral Ward)



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    • When I first played this a few years ago, the two Beasts near the dark house in Central Yharnham would drop upgrade shards like candy. Now they barely drop them at all.

      • Anonymous

        i used to hate and fear these guys but now i kill them wiith ease ( use molotovs if u don't want to get up close and personal)

        • Anonymous

          I just got a blue elixir killing one of the blue eyed ones in upper cathedral ward, saw it wasn't noted on the table

          • Anonymous

            Wtf are they talking about with Gascoigne? Where is he just chilling to help kill a Scourge Beast? I know you can summon him and you fight him as a boss outside of the Tomb of Oedeon but idk of anywhere that he's an NPC.

            • Anonymous

              If you look closely, you can actually tell that there is a slightly above average amount of hair on these individuals, suggesting they might actually be beasts

              • Anonymous

                I found a bug in the Lumenflower Garden with the blue eyes ones. They would spawn there, which never happened to me before. 2 at a time, they would spawn and they wouldn't be hostile immediately. There would be enough time for me to kill one right before they'd turn hostile. Then, they would infinitely respawning.

                • Anonymous

                  Anyone elses wolves just vanishing in upper cathedral ward? After i finish killing one or two of the center ones, the other just vanishes.

                  • Anonymous

                    Is there any reason, lore related or otherwise, that the blue-eyed beasts in Upper Cathedral Ward seem to slow down time when you engage them? I might just be crazy, but whenever I fight them their motion blur gets more intense and the audio has a breathy, slow-mo, far away quality. Am I the only one?

                    • Anonymous

                      Easy chunk farm in the upper ward. I've had more success than the Yarhar'gul chapel, at least. There's 4 in the main room, no other eneimes. 5 second walk from the lamp.

                      • I remember once, a while ago, when I was going to Old Yharnam. I farmed the Wolf Beast in the dark hall just before the lantern in order to get some blood stone fragments. Anyway, after I killed the bastard about 100 times in a row, I wanted to have some fun, so I got my wife's attention and told her "now, whatch this". Went back up the stair, inside the dark hall and stood still in front of the wolf beast, saiyng something like "come on, boy, I have a cookie for you". The *****er attacker, I gun parried/visceral/oneshotted him and said "How do you like your cookie, *****?". Then my wife looked at me, laughed, and told me ", that was harsh...."

                        • Anonymous

                          Does killing the blue eyed upper cathedral wolves in one combo affect chunk drop rate? They seem to drop them for me more often if they're killed in a single combo.

                          • Anonymous

                            I've been reading up on BB lore. BS beasts back is ripped open, I'm hearing now that apparently the Wolf Beast will eventually rip off chunks of their back. Has anyone seen this? It's also worth noting that the Blood Lettings beast back is mutilated in some way as well. I'm really interested in thinking about how these Pokemon esq evolution's happen in the game, what turns into what ect...

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