A boss is a powerful, non-respawning enemy in Bloodborne. Bosses are easily identified as their name and HP are displayed on screen. Every area in the game has at least one boss, though some can have more.
Though players are required to fight most bosses in order to progress through the game, some bosses are completely optional. Bosses in the DLC are optional.
List of Bosses
Asterisks (*) signify an optional boss.
Two asterisks (**) signify a boss in The Old Hunters DLC.
- Laurence is the only boss in the DLC that doesn’t need to be defeated in order to complete it. The only reward for defeating him is Beast’s Embrace.
- Ebrietas, Rom, Amygdala, the Blood-starved Beast, and the Celestial Emissary also appear in the Chalice Dungeons. An alternate version of Darkbeast Paarl, the Loran Darkbeast, also appears.