Bloodborne is one of PlayStation’s most acclaimed video games. The title, developed by FromSoftware, follows the Hunter as they explore the Gothic and Victorian-era-inspired city of Yharnam which has become inflicted with a strange blood-borne disease. While exploring the city and uncovering the truth behind the mysterious disease, you’ll fight a range of challenging bosses with trick weapons, many mandatory and some optional. Take a look through this page to discover the best Bloodborne boss order for the main game and DLC, and to find out what bosses are mandatory and which are optional. It’s all here.
*Warning: There will be spoilers for some bosses below so check at your own discretion*
All Bloodborne Bosses
- Bloodborne Mandatory Bosses
- Father Gascoigne
- Vicar Amelia
- Shadow Of Yharnam
- Rom, The Vacuous Spider
- One Reborn
- Micolash, Host Of The Nightmare
- Mergo’s Wet Nurse
- Gehrman, The First Hunter
- Moon Presence
- Bloodborne Optional Bosses
- Cleric Beast
- Blood-Starved Beast
- Witch Of Hemwick
- Darkbeast Paarl
- Celestial Emissary
- Ebrietas, Daughter Of The Cosmos
- Martyr Logarius
- Best Bloodborne Boss Order
- Bloodborne DLC Bosses
- Ludwig, The Holy Blade
- Laurence, The First Vicar
- Lady Maria Of The Astral Clocktower
- Living Failures
- Orphan Of Kos
- Bloodborne DLC Boss Order
Bloodborne Mandatory Bosses
There are a total of nine mandatory bosses in Bloodborne that you will need to defeat in order to complete the game and unlock any of Bloodborne’s three endings.
Father Gascoigne is the game’s first mandatory Bloodborne boss, but usually the second boss player’s face after their encounter with the Cleric Beast. Found in Central Yharnam past the sewers, Father Gascoigne is an incredibly tough boss in the early game, requiring you to quickly adjust to the game’s mechanics by learning how to dodge, parry, and use the regain system to your advantage.
Father Gascoigne uses the Hunters Axe and the Blunderbuss, and has three phases in which he gets progressively more aggressive until he transforms into a beast in his final phase. It’s important to note that Gascoigne is weak to fire both as a human and beast, but since he’s so agile throwing Molotov Cocktails can be challenging. Father Gascoigne drops the Oedon Tomb Key.
Vicar Amelia is the second mandatoryBloodborne boss. Defeating Vicar Amelia is required to unlock several new areas within the game and progresses the world state into nighttime where some enemies behave differently. Found inside Cathedral Ward inside the Grand Cathedral. There are two ways of reaching her, either by defeating the Blood-Starved Beast optional boss or purchase the Hunter Chief Emblem for 10,000 Blood Echoes after defeating the Cleric Beast and obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge.
Since she’s a beast, Vicar Amelia is weak to fire, but she has both long and short-range attacks that cover all sides, so be careful. There are two phases to the fight, the second of which Vicar Amelia will begin to heal herself whenever possible, slowing down the fight. Vicar Amelia drops the Gold Pendant.
Shadow Of Yharnam
The Shadow Of Yharnam is the third mandatoryBloodborne boss and defeating them is required to progress further into the game. The Shadow Of Yharnam boss fight requires you to face three dangerous foes and defeat each one without dying. Each Shadow possesses a different weapon; a scimitar, a scimitar with a flame-throwing candle, and a flame. The Shadows are found past the Forbidden Woods in a valley with a giant tombstone, which is helpful for dodging attacks.
There are three phases to the fight, with the latter two triggered when one Shadow Of Yharnam has its health reduced below 40% and when two are dead or the two remaining Shadows have hit 30% health. Each phase gives the Shadow Of Yharnam additional abilities. The Shadows are strong against fire but weak to bolt. Once defeated, the Shadow Of Yharnam drop the Blood Rapture Caryll Rune where visceral attacks restore health.
Rom, The Vacuous Spider
Rom, The Vacuous Spider is one of the most important bosses in Bloodborne, responsible for triggering the second half of the game and the Blood Moon. Found at Moonside Lake in Byrgenwerth, Rom summons dozens of spider enemies to distract you and teleports twice across the boss area, although it is possible to prevent her from teleporting. Rom is weak to bolt but can perform dangerous arcane attacks.
The One Reborn is another mandatoryBloodborne boss, unlocking the game’s final mandatory area; the Nightmare Of Mensis. The One Reborn is a mass of bones that have been animated by the Chime Maidens. During the fight, you’ll have to battle the main boss and several killable Chime Maidens that shoot fireballs and heal the One Reborn from above the plaza. The One Reborn is weak to bolt and fire and drops three Yellow Backbone, which is used to create Chalice Dungeons.
Micolash, Host Of The Nightmare
Micolash, Host Of The Nightmare, is another mandatory boss in Bloodborne. Located in Mergo’s Loft in the Nightmare Of Mensis, this boss fight has two phases. During the first, you’ll need to chase Micolash throughout the area into a room where you will fight him and two animated skeletons. After you’ve beaten him to half health, he’ll disappear.
After this, you’ll need to climb a spiral staircase, take on some enemies, and you’ll end up in an area similar to where the first chase took place. You’ll need to chase him again until he runs into another room and drops a gate. You’ll need to make your way above the room, drop down, and defeat him. Micolash isn’t very aggressive but can perform several attacks that are difficult to dodge and can call in one hit, so be careful.
Mergo’s Wet Nurse
Mergo’s Wet Nurse is an endgame, mandatory Bloodborne boss. Found in the Nightmare Of Mensis after defeating Micolash, Mergo’s Wet Nurse is one of three potential final bosses. The fight consists of two phases where Mergo’s Wet Nurse becomes more aggressive. The boss can unleash a series of devastating attacks but is extremely weak to poison and bolt.
Gehrman, The First Hunter
Surprise! Gehrman, The First Hunter, can be one of the final bosses of the game depending on the decision you make. To fight him, you’ll need to select the ‘Refuse’ option when speaking with him after having defeating Mergo’s Wet Nurse. Gehrman uses a scythe and a Blunderbuss in combat and is incredibly agile and aggressive, so you’ll have to be quick on your feet to successfully defeat him. If you die when fighting Gehrman, you’ll appear as normal in the Hunter’s Dream and will need to pass the fog wall to restart the fight. Once defeated, you’ll either trigger one of three endings or move onto the game’s final boss.
The Moon Presence is the true final Bloodborne boss. To fight the Moon Presence and unlock one of three endings, you’ll need to acquire and consume three One Third Of Umbilical Cords, refuse Gehrman, and then defeat him. You’ll be thrown immediately into a fight with the Moon Presence after defeating Gehrman, but if you die to the boss you will not have to fight Gehrman again, just restart your fight with the Moon Presence.
The Moon Presence is fairly aggressive but not very fast. However, it has an incredibly deadly attack that will reduce your health to 1 HP. This cannot be dodged, so you’ll either need to quickly attack the Moon Presence to regain health or use Blood Vials. Once you defeat the Moon Presence, you’ll trigger one of the game’s endings.
Bloodborne Optional Bosses
In addition to the nine mandatory Bloodborne bosses, there are eight optional fights that unlock side areas or new rewards. These are all worth defeating for the Blood Echoes and to get the full Bloodborne experience. Check out the optional Bloodborne bosses below.
The Cleric Beast is usually the first boss players face. Found in Central Yharnam, the Cleric Beast is a gigantic horned creature that is aggressive and agile. It usually provides a tough challenge to new players, requiring you to work on your dodging abilities. The boss is weak to fire and drops the Sword Hunter Badge, which allows you to purchase the Hunter Chief Emblem.
The Blood-Starved Beast is an optional boss found in Old Yharnam that is quick, aggressive, and deals poison damage for quick deaths. The Blood-Starved Beast is weak to fire and the fight is comprised of three phases in which the Beast’s poison becomes stronger and she becomes more aggressive. It’s important to keep antidotes on you during this fight and Pungent Blood Cocktails are great at distracting the boss. Defeating the Blood-Starved Beast is required if you want to access Hypogean Gaol, the Healing Church Workshop, and Upper Cathedral Ward, and if you want to complete some of the game’s Chalice Dungeons.
Witch Of Hemwick
The Witch Of Hemwick is an optional Bloodborne boss that can be found in Hemwick Charnel Lane. The boss fight is more of a puzzle, requiring you to search the area, avoid the Mad Ones enemies, and find the Witch to deal damage. After killing the Witch, a second will appear and you will have to defeat her before she revives the first. The fight is incredibly simple, and once defeated, you’ll unlock the Rune Workshop Tool that allows you to equip Caryll Runes, which we’ve discussed in detail in our Bloodborne Rune Guide.
Darkbeast Paarl is an optional Bloodborne boss, a skeletal beast with lightning abilities that is found in Hypogean Gaol or Yahar’gul down a flight of spiral stairs and past the prison home to two Witches and Snatchers. Darkbeast Paarl is aggressive and fast and can deal serious bolt damage. The boss also has an incredibly dangerous in which he unleashes a charge of electricity that can kill you. Paarl is weak to both arcane and fire, and drops the Spark Hunter Badge, which allows you to purchase Bolt Paper at the Insight Shop.
Celestial Emissary is an optional Bloodborne boss that is found in Upper Cathedral Ward. Upon triggering the fight, you’ll be surrounded by small Celestial enemies and will need to work out which is the boss, avoid taking damage from the mob, and deal damage. Once the Celestial Emissary has lost half of its health, it will grow in size and perform new attacks. When it has a quarter of its health, it will grow tentacles and perform ranged attacks. Although relatively simple, you can quickly get bombarded by the mob and die, so keep an eye out. Once defeated, the Celestial Emissary drops the Communion Rune, which increases your maximum number of Blood Vials.
Ebrietas, Daughter Of The Cosmos
Ebrietas, Daughter Of The Cosmos is generally viewed as one of the harder Bloodborne bosses. Found at the Altar Of Despair in Upper Cathedral Ward just past the Celestial Emissary, Ebrietas is a gigantic Great One that doesn’t attack until provoked. The fight is incredibly hard as Ebrietas deals lots of damage and has several attacks that can quickly kill you. However, she’s weak to bolt.
Amygdala is an optional Bloodborne boss that can be found in the Nightmare Frontier. Amygdala is gigantic and you can only deal damage to its head and front limbs, which can make the fight somewhat tricky. The fight consists of three phases, getting more aggressive with each until it rips off two of its arms and uses them as weapons. Amygdala can perform ranged attacks that can quickly kill you. The boss is weak to arcane, bolt, and fire.
Martyr Logarius is another Bloodborne optional boss. Found at Cainhurst Castle, Logarius is skilled in arcane and can deal massive amounts of damage to anyone with little arcane defence. This boss can be very difficult due to Logarius’ aggressiveness and agility, as well as his arcane attacks. What’s more, players can fall from the roof, resulting in instant death. Logarius cannot. Once defeated, Martyr Logarius drops the Crown Of Illusions, which can be used to unlock a secret area when worn.
Best Bloodborne Boss Order
If you’re looking for the best Bloodborne boss order, we’ve put together below that combines both mandatory and optional bosses, ensuring that you unlock as much as possible and experience everything that Bloodborne offers.
- Cleric Beast
- Father Gascoigne
- Blood-Starved Beast
- Vicar Amelia
- Witch Of Hemwick
- Darkbeast Paarl
- The Shadow Of Yharnam
- Rom, The Vacuous Spider
- One Reborn
- Martyr Logarius
- Celestial Emissary
- Micolash, Host Of The Nightmare
- Ebrietas, Daughter Of The Cosmos
- Mergo’s Wet Nurse
- Final boss
The above is by no means a definite Bloodborne boss order, but we’ve taken each of the boss’ difficulties into account along with their rewards and area unlocks. We believe this is one of the best ways to progress through the game. However, it’s important to note that a players’ difficulty with a boss is subjective, so take them on whenever you feel you can.
Bloodborne DLC Bosses
There are a total of five bosses in the Bloodborne DLC The Old Hunters. Four of the Bloodborne DLC bosses are mandatory and one is optional. Like with the base game, we suggest you take all of them on for the complete experience. Find out more about each of the bosses below.
Ludwig, The Holy Blade
Ludwig, The Holy Blade is the first boss you’ll face in the Bloodborne DLC. Found in the Hunter’s Nightmare, Ludwig is a malformed beast and only appears once you’ve triggered the cutscene after entering his boss arena. The fight consists of four phases, two when fighting him as Ludwig, The Accursed and two when fighting him as Ludwig, The Holy Blade. During his first two phases, Ludwig will attack on all fours and can deal lots of damage through his melee and arcane attacks.
When half of his health remains, a cutscene will trigger and you will have to fight Ludwig, The Holy Blade. During this part of the fight, Ludwig will attack upright with his Holy Moonlight Sword, which can unleash devastating attacks. During all phases, Ludwig is incredibly aggressive and agile, so be quick on your feet. Fire and bolt can be useful here, and once defeated Ludwig drops the Guidance Rune, which boosts rally potential.
Laurence, The First Vicar
Laurence, The First Vicar is an optional Bloodborne DLC boss. Found in the Hunter’s Nightmare in the Grand Cathedral, Laurence is similar to the Cleric Beast but deals fire damage. The fight has three phases, with Laurence getting more aggressive in the second. In the third phase, Lauren will break his legs and crawl on the floor, leaving lava in his wake. His quick attacks deal tremendous damage, so be prepared to dodge a lot and take your time with Laurence. Once defeated, Laurence drops the Beast’s Embrace Rune, which transforms you into a beast.
Lady Maria Of The Astral Clocktower
Lady Maria Of The Astral Clocktower is one of the most famous Bloodborne fights. A mandatory boss in the Astral Clocktower after the Living Failures, Lady Maria is human and uses the Rakuyo with a gun. There are three phases to the fight. In the second, Lady Maria will use blood in her attacks and in the third, will use fire. Lady Maria is aggressive and agile, requiring you to use all of your skills to take her down. Since she’s fast, there’s little point in using Molotov Cocktails or similar tools, you’ll simply have to focus on dodging and dealing damage when possible.
The Living Failures is a mandatory Bloodborne DLC boss found at the top of the Research Hall. These enemies are similar in appearance to the Celestial Emissary, but to defeat this boss you’ll have to run around the arena dodging melee and ranged attacks, killing each Living Failure and all that respawn until the boss’ entire health bar has been drained. The fight isn’t difficult, but the Living Failures can perform some deadly arcane attacks, including one that can kill if low on health.
Orphan Of Kos
The Orphan Of Kos is the final boss in the Bloodborne DLC and arguably one of the hardest bosses in the entire game. The fight consists of two phases, with the Orphan using a transformable weapon and becoming increasingly erratic and aggressive in the latter phase. The Orphan Of Kos is one of the most aggressive bosses in the game, rarely giving you time to heal. You will need to rely on dodging to get through this fight and you may find it easier to fight on the water as it provides plenty more open space.
Bloodborne DLC Boss Order
Since the majority of the bosses in the Bloodborne DLC are mandatory, there’s isn’t a need to list a recommended order in defeating them, since you’ll face each of them in turn as you progress through the DLC. Laurence, the First Vicar is optional, so you can take him on at anytime of the DLC. However, due to his difficulty, we suggest you wait until after you’ve defeated Lady Maria to face Laurence.
Again, there is no definitive order for the Bloodborne bosses both in the main game and its DLC. However, following our Bloodborne boss order may make the game somewhat easier for you to complete. If you enjoyed the challenges of Bloodborne, it may be worth taking a look at other FromSoftware titles and our boss guides for Dark Souls Remastered, Sekiro, Dark Souls 3, Demon’s Souls, and Limgrave bosses in Elden Ring.
What are the best Bloodborne bosses?
The best Bloodborne bosses are usually those that are fair in design but give plenty of challenge. Most players enjoy the boss fights against Father Gascoigne, Lady Maria, the Orphan Of Kos, and Ludwig, The Holy Blade. They are often considered the best Bloodborne bosses due to their challenge, music, design, and lore.
How many bosses are there in Bloodborne?
There are a total of 22 bosses in Bloodborne and its DLC, including all mandatory and optional fights. If you’re looking for the complete Bloodborne experience, we suggest you try facing all of the bosses.
What are the most powerful Bloodborne bosses?
The most powerful Bloodborne bosses include Lady Maria, The Orphan Of Kos, Gehrman, The First Hunter, Ludwig, The Holy Blade, Ebrietas, and Laurence, The First Vicar. All of these Bloodborne bosses offer plenty of challenge and deal lots of damage.
How many bosses in Bloodborne are mandatory? ›
There are a number of amazing and challenging bosses throughout Bloodborne and its DLC, but only nine are actually mandatory for players to defeat if they want to progress through the storyline and unlock the game's three possible endings.How many bosses are in Bloodborne with DLC? ›
There are a total of 22 bosses in Bloodborne and its DLC, including all mandatory and optional fights. If you're looking for the complete Bloodborne experience, we suggest you try facing all of the bosses.What is the hardest mandatory boss in Bloodborne? ›
Orphan of Kos
Without a doubt the toughest fight in Bloodborne, and perhaps in the entirety of the Soulsborne series. Orphan of Kos is the final boss of expansion The Old Hunters, and is worth the wait. The creature has a tremendous amount of health, and all manner of tricks up its sleeve.
Bloodborne introduces one of the best secret final bosses in the form of the Moon Presence, complete with an extended quest to even start the fight.What level should I be to fight Melina? ›
This isn't a fight you should go into without the right items, armor, or build. We don't recommend facing her until you're at least level 120. Ideally, you'll want to be closer to level 150. In addition, your weapons and equipment should all be upgraded to max level before you fight her.Is anything missable in Bloodborne? ›
For those looking to play through the game once again or hop in for the first time, there are several missable and optional events and questlines that are worth experiencing. Optional bosses may sound scary, but most players come to Bloodborne expecting a challenge.Who is the 4th required boss in Bloodborne? ›
Vicar Amelia is the fourth boss you'll face in Bloodborne, and while not the most difficult, she does take a while to take down. The secret to this fight is to always stay behind and close to her, as nearly all of Vicar Amelia's attacks are head-on ground-pounds or side-to-side swipes.Is there a point of no return in Bloodborne? ›
Point of no return for this ending is killing Moon Presence. So you can kill Gehrman, then die to Moon Presence and continue exploring world until you are ready for the final battle. Save this answer.Is the orphan of Kos weak to anything? ›
Another thing about the Orphan is that he's very weak to staggering. Around 3-4 hits with a weapon like the Beast Claws and he'll stagger very easily, giving you an extra hit or two, but he'll immediately use a move afterwards so you'll want to back off after dealing those few extra blows.Is Orphan of Kos the final boss? ›
Orphan of Kos is a newly born Great One. Child of the deceased Great One Kos and host of the Hunter's Nightmare, the Orphan of Kos appears as the final boss of the Bloodborne DLC game The Old Hunters.
What level should I be for Rom the vacuous spider? ›
Recommended Level: 60
One of the first things you'll notice about Rom, aside from the fact that he doesn't look like a spider, is his armored head. So ignore his face and go for his more vulnerable areas behind his head.
1 The Bloody Crow Of Cainhurst
Near the end of the questline, players need to engage in a one-on-one battle with the Bloody Crow of Cainhurst, who is easily the hardest hunter fight in the entirety of Bloodborne.
Red Wolf of Radagon is a mandatory boss in the story of Elden Ring. Located in the Raya Lucaria area of Elden Ring, the Red Wolf of Radagon is a potentially tough fight, depending on what build you're using, and whether you're summoning in any AI or player allies.What is the strongest weapon in Bloodborne? ›
1 Ludwig's Holy Blade
It can tear enemies apart with no real effort. Its move set is also reliable--chaining into a hard to avoid combo. As such, Ludwig's Holy Blade is the best weapon in Bloodborne for most players.
The Pthumerians unlocked the secrets of blood, blood that came from the Great Ones. Fans know that Queen Yharnam is Mergo's mother due to her appearance after you defeat Rom. She appears and you hear a baby crying in the distance. She is also present just before you fight Mergo's Wet Nurse in the Nightmare.What is the biggest boss in Bloodborne? ›
Gehrman is potentially the final boss of the game, given how players go through their Bloodborne playthrough. He's no slouch and will destroy players at a moment's notice with his array of powerful moves.Can malenia get Scarlet Rot? ›
Specifically, Malenia is one of two cursed twins born to Marika and Radagon, and has been afflicted with Scarlet Rot since birth. A Reddit user named legatii has used Elden Ring's character creator to create what they believe Malenia would have looked like without this Scarlet Rot curse.Can you cheese Malenia? ›
There's finally a way to cheese Malenia. Malenia, as you may know by now, is by far the toughest boss to beat in Elden Ring. Thankfully, FromSoftware showed us an iota mercy by making her optional boss, and put her all the way on a part of the map you don't even need to go near to complete the game.Can you cheese Melania? ›
A unique, heavily-memed Elden Ring weapon can actually be used to cheese the fight with Malenia, the hardest boss in the Lands Between. Within the Elden Ring community, defeating Malenia, Blade of Miquella has essentially become a right of passage.What happens if you have 0 insight Bloodborne? ›
1 Insight causes the Doll to activate. If you ever drop to 0 and come back she will be inanimate again, but you can still level up. 10 Insight makes the Insight Merchants in the Hunters Dream appear. If you go below 10 at any time, they will vanish again.
Is Bloodborne harder if you have more insight? ›
Higher Insight levels will increase the difficulty of the game because enemies will gain new and more powerful attacks. The player's vulnerability to Frenzy will also increase drastically.Is Bloodborne one of the hardest games of all time? ›
Bloodborne is often touted as one of the hardest games of all time. For that matter, the entire Dark Souls series is bandied as some of the hardest games ever, but Bloodborne is often seen as particularly challenging thanks to its fast-paced combat.Is there a main boss in Caelid? ›
The Beastman of Farum Azula can be fought as the main boss inside the Dragonbarrow Cave just south of the Bestial Sanctum in Caelid.What is the secret boss in Cathedral Ward? ›
The Celestial Emissary is found at the very top of Upper Cathedral Ward. The boss fight starts as a group battle with swarms of Celestial Mobs attacking the player. The Celestial Emissary is hiding among the Mobs and will be the only enemy that doesn't immediately aggro the player.What is the next mandatory boss after godrick? ›
Margit The Fell Omen then Godrick the Grafted (Stormveil Castle) Red Wolf of Radagon then Renalla, Queen of the Full Moon (Raya Lucaria Academy) Godskin Noble then Rykard, Lord of Blasphemy (Mt Gelmir) Starscourge Radahn (Redmane Castle, Caelid)Was Bloodborne a flop? ›
Bloodborne confirmed to have exceeded revenue and profit expectations. Since its release in 2015, Bloodborne has gone on to become a major hit with fans of FromSoftware and Miyazaki's work. Following its release, Sony has seemed to show a surprising lack of love to the game – neither giving it a PS4 Pro nor PS5 patch.What is the most important stat in Bloodborne? ›
There's no way that more health is not better than any of the benefits provided by the other Bloodborne stats. In a game where players are constantly trying to manage their health and not put themselves in a sticky situation, higher Vitality will be the difference between victory and defeat.What happens if you refuse Gehrmans offer? ›
Ending 2 - Refuse Gehrman's Offer
By refusing to let Gehrman kill you, you will unwittingly be engaged in a battle to decide the fate of the Hunter's Dream. Gehrman will rise from his wheelchair, brandishing the Burial Blade, and fight you as the final boss.
There are a couple of details about the Orphan of Kos and Gehrman that hint at a connection between the two. It is known that Gehrman was among the Byrgenwerth hunters who attacked and massacred the people of the Fishing Hamlet. It also seems like they may have killed the real Orphan of Kos in the waking world.Is Kos a God? ›
According to Greek mythology, Kos is the sacred land of Asclepius, the god of healing.
Is Ebrietas Kos daughter? ›
She's described as the "daughter of the cosmos," which seems to imply her mother was Kos. She seemed to willingly help the Choir attempt to make contact with Great Ones.Is Kos an old one? ›
Kos, or some say, Kosm, is a deceased Great One that appears in Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC.Who was the boss before Lady Maria? ›
Laurence, The First Vicar.Is there a summon for Kos? ›
The Rune of Kos is a craftable post-Moon Lord non-consumable summoning item that is also dropped by Providence, the Profaned Goddess. It is used to summon the Sentinels of the Devourer bosses at various locations in the world. Each location summons a different sentinel.Which boss should I fight first Bloodborne? ›
The first boss players are likely to find in Bloodborne is the Cleric Beast. In line with the other creatures the player has encountered up to this point, the Cleric Beast is a huge, lycanthropic monster with a massive arm.Can you miss bosses in Bloodborne? ›
For those looking to play through the game once again or hop in for the first time, there are several missable and optional events and questlines that are worth experiencing. Optional bosses may sound scary, but most players come to Bloodborne expecting a challenge.Should I fight Cleric Beast or Father Gascoigne first? ›
Progressively, you should first encounter the Cleric Beast as make your way up Central Yharnam, while Father Gascoigne is located near the Oedon Chapel, which will be your main hub, so to speak. But it doesn't matter who you fight first.Can bosses be staggered Bloodborne? ›
You can also obviously still stagger bosses with Stagger abilities on your stat cards as long as the attack is faster than the boss, but this is more difficult with bosses you haven't fought yet as you might not have a handle on their attack speeds yet.