Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen

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General Info
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22822 72730 Great Pthumeru Ihyll Chalice Yharnam Stone
Defenses
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75 80 75 --
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75 115 75 115
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Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen is a Boss in Bloodborne.

 

Yharnam, Pthumerian Queen

 

Locations

 

Combat Information

  • All her blood attacks cause rapid poison to build up, so bring Antidotes.
  • Only the end of the second "Cry" of the three, will root you if close in melee range. When you hear the second cry jump back, then come back in for a strike.
  • Usually you can only get 1-2 hits on her, then you have to distance yourself, otherwise you get chained down
  • Sometimes the baby doesn't cry right when you start attacking her. Listen carefully and especially in the first phase you can just spam R1 despite your stamina and interrupt her slowly starting attacks until after a while baby forces you to stop. It is possible to R1 spam the whole first phase if the baby stays silent.
  • The first phase you can just dodge through the blood rain she shoots from her wrist, to get your hits in (don't do that once phase 2 starts, you'll get hit)
  • Phase 2 starts at around 70-75% she will break her handcuffs and will start using her knife in melee (perfect for riposting, makes the fight a whole lot faster)
  • As for riposting, just get close in shortly, backstep and interrupt her from a safer distance, otherwise you'll get chained and can't get your Visceral Attack in.
  • At some point she will disappear and summon clones, just hit/shoot them once, and they will disappear (clones only shoot one blood bullet from distance).
  • At around 50% she will use a new ranged skill, which involves her cutting her wrist and summon blood knives that attack you from the ground, just sidestep the ground knives; there will be 5 fast ones (just sprint around the arena) and a 6th one that will be delayed
  • Poison Knives work great. 4 will be enough to start the slow poison. It's recommended to wait for the more difficult half of the fight (You can't kill her with 20 Poison Knives alone, but having it chip away in the background makes the fight significantly shorter).
  • You can attack her safely with the transformed Threaded Cane without causing the baby to cry. This makes the fight go much faster if you've already invested in upgrading one. Since she flinches on hits in her first phase, you can effectively stunlock her to 70% as well as deal significant amounts of damage to her in her phase 2 when she's simply walking around.
  • Alternately, go for hit and run tactic with Burial Blade dash R1 in its scythe form and immediately steps backward. The weapon's charged R2 attack can also be used to make the fight exceedingly easy, as it can be used to continually knock her down from a considerable distance, which interrupts her attacks.
  • Throwing any type of knife at her places her in some sort of immobile state, and interrupts many of her attacks. This works well in her third stage. You can use this opportunity to heal yourself, land a couple hits, or force her melee attacks to set up a Visceral Attack.
  • Using Holy Moonlight Sword's L2 attack, you can keep knocking her down, essentially avoiding getting hit. Be careful as you can clip her into the center column and be unable to hit her. (Just pushed her into a wall and clipped her through the floor; she died seconds later (half health to instant kill)).

 

Attack Name Attack Description & Counter
Blood Missile (1 or 3 projectiles) Fast long range shot fired in a series of 1-3. In the beginning of the fight only one missile but later 3 missiles together. The clones always shoot single projectiles, which is a good way of identifying them. Dodge left or right.
Blood Fountain Launches a slow rain of blood from her wrists. In the first stage of the fight can be dodged under the rain by quickstepping right towards her but later rain becomes too heavy.
Blood Blast Heavy close range attack in the first phase of the fight. Lifts her hands up and launches an AoE blast. Dodge straight away from her. Usually one quickstep and some walking is enough so that after the blast, the player can quickstep back to her and attack.
Telekinesis Attack Bows slightly forward and the ground around her starts to glow with a blue light. Act fast! Quickstep away from the glow or run towards the Queen and attack her. The area of the spell has visual borders. If you do not dodge or interrupt the attack, you will get thrown around in the air and slammed to the ground taking a massive amount of damage.
Single Blood Spears from the floor Stabs her hand with her sword causing a blood spear to arise from the floor right under you. She can do one after another, up to 3-4 times. The timing to dodge is as soon as she stabs herself, not earlier.
Walls of Blood Spears Stabs her hand and a line of spears arise from the floor. She can do another as soon as one line finishes, up to 3-4 times. Excellent opportunity to quickstep behind her and do a charge attack to get a backstab chance.
Sword Rush Takes a fast and far reaching jump towards you and slashes with her sword. Easily dodged.
Blood Storm After buffing her sword pushes it to the ground and pillars of blood erupt near her, much like the fire pillars in Fire Storm magic in Dark Souls. Don't try anything, just dodge away from her.
Slashing with her sword Swings her sword (buffed or not) at you and tries to stab too if you get in range. Baiting an melee attack, dodging away and taking a rather easy countershot from the follow ups to stagger her is a solid strategy and visceral attacks makes this fight too much easier.

 

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Notes & Trivia

  • She is the only boss in the game with a gold trophy for defeating her.
  • She drops the Yharnam Stone, but only in Ihyll encounter, as she doesn't drop anything in Mergo's Loft.
  • If you haven't defeated Mergo's Wet Nurse, she still appears on Mergo's Loft even after killing her in Pthumeru Ihyll.

 

 

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Queen Strike Queen Blood Eruption Queen Trio 




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    • If you're going for the trophy, you can skip straight to the final chalice dungeon by making chalice 3aqbyx95. After 4 chalice dungeons and being bored out of my skull... this find was a god send.

      • Anonymous

        Bruh, that was easy AF. LOL Run up with my saw Spear in long form, heavy attack shoot her in face and do my critical hit attack. Throw knives at Clones rinse and repeat what my first attack pattern. Run heavy with saw spear cancels nearly all her attacks too. None of your strategies were required. I had poison runes on though but she hit me like twice with her poison spear shots so it didn't even matter if she did.

        • Anonymous

          Holy Moonlight Sword transformed L2 pancakes this boss and completely trivializes this fight. Watch out for baby cry but rinse and repeat..

          • Anonymous

            Spent more time getting to this melanin-free, regal wifu than I did playing the entirety of the rest of the game.

            • Anonymous

              This was the easiest one shot fight lmao after doing the dungeons and having a very hard time with watchdog of the old lords, i came in and completely aggro attacked her non stop to death

              • Anonymous

                Augur spam CC locked her next to a corner, clipped through the wall and fell off during phase changing chain rip anim. Done and done

                • Anonymous

                  My take on the lore with Yharnam is that she still-birthed Mergo, but being the child of a Great One (Yharnam is not a Great One herself, so the implication would be that the father is the Great One), my guess being Formless Oeden, existing only in Voice, not body. At some point Micolash and the Wet Nurse conspired to usurp the powers of a Great One through the stillborn Mergo, using the Umbilical Cord that the Wet Nurse had on her. Unfortunately for everyone present in the School of Mensis, their brains "overloaded", essentially ending their physical lives but existing on higher planes because of the liason between the Nurse and Micolash. I also think that the Phtumeru Ihyll Chalice comes before the Wet Nurse, given that Yharnam is still pregnant at the time of her boss battle. Having ended her physical form yourself, you discover that Mergo's physical body was long dead. Since you carry the Lithopedion with you, her conscience is still existent, having seen your will to end this Nightmare Cycle, she awaits the death of the Wet Nurse and Micolash, who have caused Mergo's ascendant self no end of torment by trying to kill it. My guess is The One Reborn is supposed to be Mergo's physical form after the stillbirth, which began the torment of Mergo and Yharnam

                  • Anonymous

                    Weird boss, a few ppl told me shes like superboss of bloodborne when i asked about get when i encountered her in mergos loft. Was hyped to fight her, turns out shes 4th easiest boss for me (after witch, mergo and micolash) ... defeated on first try with blades of mercy, spammed r1 whole fight and she couldnt even resist that, don't know why theres gold trophy for this ...

                    • Anonymous

                      You can spam Augur of Ebriatas and chain vicerals that way. I'm not sure if that's been mentioned yet but it works wonders. You can just stand behind her and it will interrupt her teleporting but I'm not sure about other big attacks and such.

                      • Anonymous

                        Only in bloodborne do you use dead babies to reach a pregnant woman using her peiod blood as a weapon, and killing her to take her special dead baby

                        • Anonymous

                          Very good boss design imo, had a lot of fun fighting her. Aesthetics are cool, her moveset is good, music whips. Probably very easy if you can hit her from a good distance but a decent challenge if you need to get up close

                          • Anonymous

                            I clear these dungeons every time I play Bloodborne specifically for the Blood Rock. Queen has always dropped Blood Rock. This time I get 2 Chunks. All that and it's not even a guaranteed drop. Shame

                            • Anonymous

                              I recommend summoning Queen Killer for the fight (if he is available). Queen Killer can stop Yharnam's more damaging AOE's with a single cannon shot. This will be your chance to rush. When you get to her, Queen Killer will usually follow, and the two of you can stun lock her until the second phase.

                              For the second phase, look for the Queen with the bloodiest gown. This will be the real queen. Attack her while Queen Killer deals with the clones. Repeat until death.

                              • Anonymous

                                Finally did it! Third try lol
                                Queen Killer helped me take 3/4 of the boss health, then i finished the job with the transformed Beast Cutter, using the R2 attacks.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I was surprised at how easy she was for me personally, after this long and somewhat exhausting journey through the chalice dungeons. I struggled the most with the Watchdog and Amygdala in Defiled, getting oneshot at full health several times, but killed the Queen on my first try. Her moves were very easy to predict and avoid in my opinion, and with the transformed R2 of the Beast Cutter I could often interrupt her close range attacks.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    lucky for u guy u guy get to keep playing but i get to study and i am so tired i even study on the weekends now cuz of math math is hard dad wants me to have all quizzez perfect and one quiz was so hard that i got so frustrated pls reply to my comment btw in this one chalice i went to find the uncanny burial blade and there was a hunter in one room! i died once but the second time i killed him with the boom hammer which was lvl ten and dad only lets us play at night it suck i get one hour my brother gets an hour and then my sis gets an hour huh i hate math


                                    reply to my comment whoever hates math

                                    • Anonymous

                                      am i retarded? it took me like two or three tries to get through the bosses in the defiled chalice and the bosses preceding this one, but it must have taken me two hours to beat this bleeding piece of ****

                                      • Anonymous

                                        This section needs update:

                                        "Ailing Loran Chalice Dungeon, for the 2x Bastard of Loran (found in layer 3) needed to create the Defiled Chalice dungeon (you may be able to buy the Bastard of Lorans from the isnight messenger for 7 insight each without having to this dungeon, but unsure when that option appears in the messenger)."

                                        Sage Hair can be purchased from Bath messengers in NG+

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I beat her first try, after struggling for hours with Defiled Amygdala and even the bloodletting beast. Pretty anticlimactic but glad to be done.

                                          +10 Saw Cleaver made it easy with 50 str/50 skill.
                                          I could get in 3 hits before retreating without being stunlocked.
                                          Sprint up to a clone, hit it once with R1, then head for the Queen. Easy to find her as she always had the blood red sword.
                                          Finished her off with Evelyn once she got close - the bowblade would also work very well.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I was fighting her to a corner and then she fell off the map at 75% health. That's pretty anticlimatic after grinding through Chalice for 5 hours.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              I fkn love this boss. It’s challenging with how lengthy it is and the attacks are very unique paired with my favourite soundtrack in the game. The chalices are a tiresome journey and I always feel great when I reach this boss at the end of it all.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                So interesting piece of trivia; if you beat her as a summon and haven't received the trophy yet, you will get the trophy.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  For anyone struggling i summoned the Queen killer as i figured the name fit this fight and went in through the first stage going hit and run style. Then during second stage she focused on the summon and turned her back to me and i was then able to chain repeated backstabs that she could not escape(i think she was repeatedly trying to summon her clones) and the fight ended with the chain. I did this with simons bowblade so i imagine anything with a charge of similar or faster attack will produce the same result hope it helps

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I'm pretty sure defiled watchdog and amygdala are more worthy to be the holders of a gold trophy, not this weakling. Charged R2 spam with a strength build and she never gets to attack

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      It was a long time ago, but the second time I fought this boss with other character using 2H Burial Blade, I made her clip through the floor with the charged attack when she was at 75% of her health and after a little while, Prey Slaughtered popped in. It was such a surprise to win this way, but I'd had prefered to do it normally xD

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Anyone doing an Arcane build will have an incredibly easy time with her. Just summon Queen Killer and spam the Auger the entire fight.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          She's the easiest boss in my whole process to reach her. If your lvl is high and strength build you can kind of brute force through her with a +10 ludwig holy blade untransformed R1, she's really easy to dodge when she shoots projectiles but the spear is kind of annoying, just hit her 2-3 hits and dodge away then rinse and repeat. You can shoot the fake one 1 time to make them disappear. I finally have the platinum at lvl 178 and solo only since I don't have PS plus. ='((((

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            It's visually similar to maria, but instead of fun attack patterns, it's clones and massive AoE grab attacks because the chalices haven't hurt your feelings enough yet

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I beat her yesterday on dungeon 3aqbyx95 I went for overkill and got two summons in (1 player and the queen killer NPC - appropriately the other player was equipped almost exactly like the NPC). Would have tried soloing, but was sick to death of the whole thing after the previous boss, the bloodletting beast.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The worst, longest boss run-up in the series if you count the entire damn dungeon experience as the run up to her. Decided to overlevel just to get my plat. Needless to say she went down faster than she should have under a LHB nuke-slam barrage

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Got her on my second try! BL 155 with the beasthunter saif. R1-L1 combo and retreat. I had much more trouble with the layer one boss, who kicked my ass atleast 10, maybe 15 times.

                                                                  • Getting to her is so damn hard. The defiled chalice is probably the hardest part in any fromsoft game because you have half health and have to fight Watchdogs and his horrible hitboxes and Amygdala with its massive health pool and ridiculously damaging attacks

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I got this strategy from another player on here, but I'll repost with more detail. 1. Get the Pthumeru Chalice, do the dungeon 2. Open the Pthumeru Root Chalice, look for a chalice with the glyph "3aqbyx95", it will be pretty much at the bottom of the list 3. Fight your way down to the third layer, it's tough but possible (especially with summons), Yharnam will be at the third layer Killing her this way does award you the achievement as well as all other rewards, as usual. A strategy I found useful was to let the "Queen Killer" summon deal high damage to her, and healing him with the Choir Bell. Good hunting!

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        She Looks a lot like Lucy after she became a Vampire in the movie Bram Stoker’s Dracula. Why does no one acknowledge that this game is much more inspired by Dracula than Lovecraft?

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          someone needing to do it easy, here: glyph(olny need pthmeru root chalice from 2nd layer boss in pthmeru chalice) 3aqbyx95

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Anyone else notice that her clones are not visibly pregnant like she is? That's how you can pick her out amongst them.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I think this is the only decent boss in the dungeons. She isn't the hardest, but then again, in my opinion, she's the only one that's well-designed. No janky hitboxes, no unclear aoe, no absurd amounts of tracking on her attacks. Also, her gimmick's enjoyable and it's touching as well as unsettling to see dead Mergo still protect his mother. Much more memorable experience than the rest, who often have little reason to be there or be given the importance of a boss fight in the first place.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I wish this boss had an introductory cinematic when you reach her. Considering how important she is to the story and all the work to get to her.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I managed to beat her at my first attemp. The L2 of the burial blade can avoid the baby cry if you do it at the maximum possible distance. Actually the real prize for this fight is the golden trophy:another step to the platinum :D

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I spend 10 hous Just to find her and what did I get? A Useless stone. At least I finally got the platinum.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Quite a disappointment. Took me at least 20 hours in the dungeons to get here, just to kill her on my first attempt by spamming R1 with kirkhammer sword. On the other hand it's a relief to finally get this achievement - hurray :)

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I noticed something neat a while back, but I guess I never posted it here. If you tilt the camera down where Queen Yharnam is in Mergo's Loft, you can see that the way her dress fans out at the bottom looks unmistakably like a sea shell. Sea shell imagery is highly prominent in Bloodborne, and there's even a relief of a woman standing on a shell in Cainhurst. Plus there's the connection to the Fishing Hamlet and the ocean and Kos, but that's a little too much to discuss right now...

                                                                                        • Shame that her outfit and weapon aren't playable. If they had been, I'd imagine her weapon would behave similar to the Chikage in terms of element but behave like the Holy Moonlight Sword in terms of transformation. As for the attire, it would likely have had high blood resistance but low frenzy resistance (she does go berserk in the fight). Just saying from a Fashion Souls standpoint, Bloodborne really could've used more armors to choose from.

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            The Painting Girl from Ariandel created Yharnam as the next painted world, this queen is her as an adult.

                                                                                            Go nuts.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Or just use the rakuyo, it stunlocks her to death. She can't do anything except for the baby stun when you spam r1 with a transformed rakuyo, repeat until dead.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Killed her at bl 80 ng+3 today. Think it's funny she's the easiest boss by far in that dungeon. Bloodletting Beast and pthumerian descendant are 10x harder.

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Is Yharnam's pregnancy by great one a reference to HP Lovecraft's book, the Dunwich Horror, where Lavinia Whateley the albino is impregnated by Yog-sothoth with Wilbur? Just a though because I was reading the book :o

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    It took me like 10 hours to get to her through all these stupid dungeons, but it was worth it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eLa2j4Qchu8

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Haven't fought her yet but shouldn't be to difficult seeing how I'm on ng+ and lv 159 stats are spred decent. A hunter against the mother of all menstrual here I come XD

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        For finishing this fight without taking any damage you just need to use rakuyo and backstab her. Then do a visceral attack and while she tries to get up backstab her again and do a visceral attack again. Repeat this until she dies. (I am not sure about it but i think you can do this with any weapon that has long backstab range).

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          In the last phase I just spammed 99 ARC Executioner's Gloves at range while her attacks kept missing me either due to their lack of reach or being easy to dodge, which made her constant flailing and screaming very funny. The one clone left standing didn't even bother and decided to chill on the other side of the rotunda.

                                                                                                          • Idk if anyone will see this or not, but I was wondering where the final chalice goes? Like the others go on the tombstones, but they are all full from the other dungeons except the one for a short chalice... does the final chalice go on that tomb or am I missing something.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Such an EZ boss if you're BL 190+ and wear Black church attire. Weapon of choice? Either Burial blade or LHB or chikage.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                It's worth mentioning that when you fight her in the Chalice Dungeon, she is noticeably still pregnant with Mergo, but when she appears in the Moonside Lake and in the Nightmare of Mensis, her abdomen is flat.

                                                                                                                It's also likely that Yharnam, her blood, or Mergo are the "holy medium" discovered by the old Byrgenwerth scholars.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  I feel like her knife/bloodsword would have been a way more interesting weapon idea than the*****ty chikage. All the chikage does is switch from one handed to two handed and get a buff. There's mo real moveset or aesthetic change the way that weapons like the saw cleaver and Whirligig Saw had.

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    I think it's really cool that we get to fight Yharnam herself, and this fight provides some important lore, but god damn is this fight easy. It's mostly just a lot of rolling around and spamming R1, then shooting her clones. It would have been way more difficult if that mausoleum thing wasn't protecting you from virtually all her ranged attacks. It also sucks that the NG level doesn't affect Chalice Dungeon difficulty, because she can only get easier and easier, and there's no ulterior reward after getting the Yharnam Stone.

                                                                                                                    • I found this easier with 1 summon than 2 - since her added health will drag the fight out even longer. Otherwise, not much of a challenge. The boss difficulty in this dungeon seems inverted - with the Pthumerian Descendant (and his quick attacks) being hardest and the Queen the easiest.

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        way easier than headless beast for me. take a quick weapon, she will stagger at every hit. when stamina runs out, retreat and hide behind the central pillar, but be ready to rolldodge bloodspears from the ground. shoot her clones and get close again to boss and repeat.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          This fight was far too easy. The headless blood letting beast from the layer before was harder and more fun.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            This boss was extremely passive. I just dashed in for my 2 hits, and dashed back behind the pillar(or a section of it anyway) and when the baby stopped crying i did it again. Quite disappointing for all the chalice bosses i had to fight to get to her. Especially the defiled chalice.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              So what is best: Doing the Lower Loran Chalice for the extra 2 red jelly, or going into NG+ and picking up another 2 red jelly from the chest in the Lecture Building?

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