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Abhorrent Beast
Abhorrent
Affiliation VS Beasts Button Beasts
Locations Forbidden Woods,
Oedon Chapel,
Ailing Loran,
Lower Loran
Drops Forbidden Woods/Oedon
Chapel
: Beast (+50) (100%).
Ailing Loran: Lower
Loran Chalice
x1 (100%).
Lower Loran: Bolt
Damp Blood Gem
(6) (100%).
Health
NG NG+
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 2046

Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 15489

Blood Echoes
NG NG+
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 6811

Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 116423

Defenses
Physical DEF icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 123
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 101
Bolt icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 295
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 295
VS Blunt icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 123
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 101
Fire icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 70
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 70
VS Thrust icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 123
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 101
Slow Poison RES icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 70
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 70
Blood DEF icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 123
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 101
Rapid Poison RES icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 999
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 999
Arcane (DEF) icon
Forbidden Woods/Oedon Chapel: 70
Ailing Loran/Lower Loran: 70

The Abhorrent Beast is a Chalice Dungeon Boss in Bloodborne.

Description

A hunched beast with semblance to humans. It has long dark-grey fur and crooked red spikes in its back that surge with electricity, indicating a potential link to the Darkbeasts. Unlike most beasts however, it initiates dialogue with the player during its fight.

Locations

Strategy

Most of the Abhorrent Beast's attacks are lightning based so Bolt resistant attire can help mitigate damage during the fight. Weapons that inflict fire damage can also prove effective if the player wishes to attack it at close range. Poison Knives are very effective in this battle as the boss has very low poison resistance and can be poisoned with just one knife. It is possible to deplete 75% of its health with a full stock of knives.

The Abhorrent Beast is a very aggressive boss that will constantly close in on the player and uses a wide variety of attacks. It will attempt to knock the player down and immediately follow up with a slam attack, it will lunge at the player if they try to heal and will delay its combos in order to trick them into dodging early. The safest opportunity to attack is just after it has performed a three hit combo or slam attack but beware of attempting this later in the fight as its slam attacks create an electrical blast.

Throughout the battle, the Abhorrent Beast will power itself up with electricity, becoming even faster and more aggressive. It will make a focused effort to knock the player down using windblasts or lunges and will attack them whilst they are vulnerable. Close range attacks are very risky at this point due to its quick recovery but it is possible to inflict a few hits by evading behind it. If the player is out of poison knives and wishes to attack from a distance, Molotov Cocktails and Throwing Knives can be effective.

Notes

  • It is a good idea to combat the Abhorrant Beast with Henryk's Hunter Set as it has the best Bolt Defenses in-game.
  • This boss is one of the few that is actually quite sensitive to Slow Poison. As such, using the Poison Knives is a legitimate strategy.

Trivia

  • The Afflicted Beggar, found eating a corpse on top of the second windmill in Forbidden Woods, turns into an Abhorrent Beast if attacked by the Hunter.
  • The Abhorrent Beast body emits blue sparks, much like the Darkbeasts. This could imply that the Darkbeasts are the next step of evolution.

Gallery

Videos

Bloodborne Abhorrent Beast Optional Boss Fight03:45

Bloodborne Abhorrent Beast Optional Boss Fight

Bloodborne - Abhorrent Beast (Depth 5) - SOLO, NO DAMAGE01:41

Bloodborne - Abhorrent Beast (Depth 5) - SOLO, NO DAMAGE

Abhorrent Beast Blade of Mercy and Poison Strategy

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