Bloodborne PS4 Boss Guide: Tips To Help You Survive

Bloodborne's many bosses may be challenging, but they can be taken down with some skill and a little planning. Find out how we dealt with them in our in-depth guide.

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The sickly land of Yharnam, with its obscene litter of gravestones and coffins, is both your battleground and hunting ground in Bloodborne. Hardly anyone wants you here, and they mean it with every swing of a torch and every stab of a pitchfork. Your hunt will send you into repugnant sewers with giant pigs and labyrinthine forests filled with shrewd snipers. The road is long and hard, but you already knew this.

If you’ve been eager to play this punishing adventure by From Software, it’s probably because you’ve toughened yourself in their Souls series and you’re fully aware that this is its successor. That or you're completely new to Souls games in general and have been interested in making Bloodborne your first. Luckily, the game is one of the PlayStation Plus free games of March 2018, which means you can finally dive into this dark odyssey for the first time if you haven't already.

Like any Souls installment, there are a multitude of punishing bosses to defeat. Many of these nightmarish creatures are liable to give you a hard time, so if you're having trouble defeating them, be sure to check out our various video guides for each boss below. And if you're looking for more tips, be sure to check out our other guides, detailing 13 tips you should know before starting the game and how to defeat every boss in the base game.

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How to Beat The Cleric Beast

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hardcoregamer1

I say to casual players go into the game without knowing what you are up against just be ready for tough challenges and try to figure it out yourself, much more exciting that way.

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itchyflop

sceptical when this arrived having not really played dark souls (all), would i have the patience?

I even commented on how bad the bosses looked before it arrived, my naivety got the better of me.

Anyway my gaming tastes changed and i found this tough for a few hours trying to get the hang of the slower pace, instead of COD's of BF's game-play i been accustomed to along with racers and other fast paced arcade hitters, my point, this is so rewarding and punishingly satisfying, i know have returned to play dark souls and games of this nature.

Worth every penny this one

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Barighm

@itchyflop: Or no pennies, in this case.

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itchyflop

@Barighm: other than ur ps subscription, so really ur renting it

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gamingdevil800

Honestly I loved this game so much due to how similar the play style was to monster hunter. I even played Dark Souls 3 like this with lightweight armour.

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capocrimeboss

WTF? This article is 2 years old, why has it been resurrected? FFS....

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gotrekfabian

@capocrimeboss: It's free to download for PS Plus subscribers for the month of March starting today. It's a game that some people were fearful of playing so I think it's a good idea to put this up so they can potentially enjoy a PS4 classic.

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muzza93

@capocrimeboss: probably because Bloodborne will be free with PS plus this month

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GirlUSoCrazy

Game of the Generation

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microvision82

those are just the main campaign bosses but not the with the chalice dungeons bosses .. oh my god this game is really huge .. endless

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enceladus_2030

I just defeated Cleric Beast and I have never felt so good after beating a boss in my life. I tried Darwk Souls 1 before but the first boss on the bridge there kind of turned me away. I am glad I spent 7 hours farming to beat him lol. Let the punishment continue !


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azzathedon

Check out PS4tropies on youtube.


This guy will show you how to defeat bosses quickly with minimal fuss using just your main weapon. No need to go through the soul destroying trauma of multiple deaths.

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gotrekfabian

For those considering this, please don't. This guy (PlayStationTrophies, Brian) is a plagiarist of other people's videos and strategies for the most so if you are really stuck and want a video guide (on most AAA games as it goes) then look up PowerPyx. You can find him on YouTube and his own website, http://www.powerpyx.com.

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skippert

@gotrekfabian: I was unaware that you could plagiarize strategies in video games. But hey I guess you can learn something new everyday right?

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gotrekfabian

@skippert: Plagiarism isn't just a legal term it is simply copying somebody else's ideas, work, strategy etcetera and passing it off as your own.

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skippert

@gotrekfabian: O cmon man, everybody always tries to use the easiest tactics and passes them of as their own. Nearly all content creators that made videos for these bosses use near same tactics and tips and only a small minority, or even none link those tactics to whoever posted a similar video first. And hell why would you....

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jeffreybernabe

Bloodborne features 0p and 0fps on PC

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batmanspizza14

pretty hard

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phili878

it's a console game.... how hard can it get...????

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bluefox755

<< LINK REMOVED >> Harder than most AAA games.

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DeviantCode

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> It's a great game, but just saying it's harder than most AAA games today is like saying Nerf is harder than Jell-O. ;)

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masterx2209

Sick game, would be great if it was available on pc also..


By the way, found this deal at G2A: << LINK REMOVED >>



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jeffreybernabe

<< LINK REMOVED >> buy PS4, Deal with It #multiplatformMasterRace

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masterx2209

#can'twaitforsteamcontroller ;)


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Arsyad00

<< LINK REMOVED >> you poor thing :(

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blazinpuertoroc

Why isn't Dark Beast Paarl here?

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Arsyad00

<< LINK REMOVED >> because they still not beating it?

the boss is easy if you brave enough to hit it in the heart

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Nathaniel_Wu

So 7 bosses? Oh, I've just beaten the second one and it has already taken me 13 hours…

Let me do the math, then it's likely to take me 13/(2/7)=45.5 hours to beat the game.

Comparing to the total play time I've heard in all those news, which is 40 hours or so, am I a little bit slow?

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Hanlon23

There are more than those seven bosses

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DeviantCode

<< LINK REMOVED >> They're adding bosses as they beat them and create the videos to support the guides. These are just the bosses from the first 3 areas. There are something like 6-8 other grave headstones beyond the ones that get you to the bosses listed above.

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Nathaniel_Wu

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Congratulations on successfully making me even more desperate

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Arsyad00

<< LINK REMOVED >> err no, there more Great One bosses and the guide only show that spider.

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batmanspizza14

googly moogly this game is so much better than dark souls! That game made me tear my hair out

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batmanspizza14

the vacous spider is so creeppppyyyyy!!! I will have nightmares ):

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Monsterkillah

Father G is the hardest so far....think im gona take a break for awhile and sleep and firgit about him..... but finally PREY SLAUGHTERED !! MUAHAHA!

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GRADERBLADE13

<< LINK REMOVED >> I will admit that BSB made me almost throw my controller lol

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returnofsoma42

I'm seriously considering buying a PS4 just for this game after seeing all the reviews. Also I have to share this funny but true story that happened at work today. It was an unfortune slip of the tongue. One of my co-workers bought Bloodborne yesterday and I was going to ask him how far he had gotten in the game and by accident I said," How far are you in Bloodporn?" I quickly corrected myself but he died laughing. I'm sure some of you on here have had a similar situation occur.

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GirlUSoCrazy

@returnofsoma42: Pull the trigger

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streetz_86

<< LINK REMOVED >> Umm...I'm sure it's only been you, mate.

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gokartmozart89

<< LINK REMOVED >> That name isn't exactly inaccurate...

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Hellzicke

WTS: Bloodborn original disc. Hardly used

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5hd6j

<< LINK REMOVED >> For sale: ecksbone, hardly used

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simuseb2

Sorry, guys, this is unrelated to the article, but I don't know where else to ask. Apparently I've been banned, or at least it says I've been banned, every time I try to make a post in the forums. I can, however, post on articles as you can see right now. Anyway, I received no notification about being banned and therefore I have received no explanation for it. I checked my email- I got none. I can't find any customer support or anything, so I can't pursue a reason. So, I'm asking here if anyone can get me a nod in the right direction?

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BossQ8

I found a trick. If you don't see them they won't see you. Every time I am at the boss I just close my eyes for a while and then suddenly when I feel everything is quiet I find myself at the spawn point like if nothing happened :)

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JustBeFahad

<< LINK REMOVED >> Ostrich Tactics ftw!

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