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Brainsucker
Brainsucker
Affiliation VS Kin Button Kin
Locations Cathedral Ward,
Back Alley,
Iosefka's Clinic,
Byrgenwerth,
Upper Cathedral Ward,
Lower Hintertomb,
Isz Gravestone,
Chalice Dungeons
Drops Cathedral Ward:
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(25%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(70%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(5%).
Back Alley :
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(8%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(20%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(2%).
Iosefka's Clinic:
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(25%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(70%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(5%).
Byrgenwerth:
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(25%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(70%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(5%).
Upper Cathedral Ward:
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(8%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(20%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(2%).
Chalice Dungeons:
Random Blood Gem x1
(18%),
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(25%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(52%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(5%).
Root Chalice
Dungeons
:
Random Blood Gem x1
(25%),
Quicksilver Bullets x4
(25%),
Quicksilver Bullets x3
(45%),
Shaman Bone Blade x1
(5%).
Chalice Dungeon Boss:
Tempering Blood
Gemstone
(3) (100%),
Arcane Damp Blood
Gem
(6) (100%).
Health
NG NG+
Cathedral Ward:
150
Healing Church
Workshop
: 236
Iosefka's Clinic:
484
Byrgenwerth:
605
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 725
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 148
Root: 185
Boss: 617
???
Blood Echoes
NG NG+
Cathedral Ward:
449
Healing Church
Workshop
: 511
Iosefka's Clinic:
995
Byrgenwerth:
1527
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 3273
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 214
Root: 228
Boss: 1069
???
Defenses
Physical DEF icon
VS Blunt icon

Cathedral Ward:
344
Healing Church
Workshop
: 413
Iosefka's Clinic:
422
Byrgenwerth:
506
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 516
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 336
Root: 413
Boss: 413

Cathedral Ward:
344
Healing Church
Workshop
: 413
Iosefka's Clinic:
422
Byrgenwerth:
506
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 516
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 336
Root: 413
Boss: 413
VS Thrust icon
Bolt icon

Cathedral Ward:
83
Healing Church
Workshop
: 99
Iosefka's Clinic:
101
Byrgenwerth:
122
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 124
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 81
Root: 99
Boss: 99

Cathedral Ward:
60
Healing Church
Workshop
: 60
Iosefka's Clinic:
60
Byrgenwerth:
60
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 60
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 60
Root: 60
Boss: 60
Fire icon
Blood DEF icon

Cathedral Ward:
50
Healing Church
Workshop
: 50
Iosefka's Clinic:
50
Byrgenwerth:
50
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 50
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 50
Root: 50
Boss: 50

Cathedral Ward:
138
Healing Church
Workshop
: 165
Iosefka's Clinic:
169
Byrgenwerth:
203
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 206
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 134
Root: 165
Boss: 165
Arcane (DEF) icon
Slow Poison RES icon

Cathedral Ward:
164
Healing Church
Workshop
: 180
Iosefka's Clinic:
164
Byrgenwerth:
180
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 180
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 164
Root: 180
Boss: 180

Cathedral Ward:
200
Healing Church
Workshop
: 200
Iosefka's Clinic:
200
Byrgenwerth:
200
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 200
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 200
Root: 200
Boss: 200
Rapid Poison RES icon

Cathedral Ward:
270
Healing Church
Workshop
: 270
Iosefka's Clinic:
270
Byrgenwerth:
270
Upper Cathedral
Ward
: 270
Chalice Dungeons
Base: 180
Root: 180
Boss: 180
The Brainsucker is an enemy and Chalice Dungeon boss in Bloodborne.


Description

The Brainsucker is a humanoid creature dressed in shabby robes, wearing an amulet, and with a pale-blueish appearance with a slender figure, elongated limbs, and a mass of tentacles emerging from its face. Despite its frail appearance, it can run surprisingly fast and attacks with vicious swipes and punches. Often times he is unstaggerable.

The Brainsucker is capable of a dangerous grab attack that damages the player and drains two of their Insight; a tentacle will emerge from its head, which it will use to impale the Hunter’s skull, in which it will literally begin imbibing the player's brain and draining their knowledge.

There are two variants of the Brainsucker. The hooded version is capable of using magic attacks that paralyze the player and leave them vulnerable to a grab. They are Kin, which means that their blood is gray instead of red and are weak to bolt.

Boss Location

Strategy

Brainsuckers are often found guarding items and are usually initially unaware of the player's presence, which leaves them vulnerable to Visceral Attacks. Once they detect the player they will relentlessly attempt to, as their name suggests, suck the player's insight from their brains with their grab attack. While it is possible to interrupt them, the timing is very tight, so it is recommended to sidestep their lunge. Backstepping is not advised as they will propel themselves forward and will often catch the player mid-evade with its grab attacks.

The Hooded variant of the Brainsucker will use paralyzing energy attacks that will immobilize the player. It will fire several rapid blasts at a distance and use an AOE blast at close range. Should it succeed in trapping the player, the Brainsucker will sprint towards them and attempt a grab. Even if the Brainsucker is unable to grab the player, the paralyzing attack allows for other hostile creatures to land free hits on the player.

Brainsuckers, being a Kin type enemy, they are weak to thrust attacks and bolt damage. Interestingly, they are also vulnerable to fire.

Despite their low health, they are surprisingly resilient to most physical damage, so it is advised to infuse weapons with elemental items if facing them in close combat.

The Brainsucker has very little poise when not attempting a grab. As such, a fast series of attacks can be relied upon to stun a Brainsucker to death not allowing it to retaliate. In addition, most of the Brainsucker's physical attacks can be parried and are typically telegraphed by a moan or readying its arm.

Notes

  • The grab attack of the Brainsucker will always drain 2 Insight.
  • The Brainsucker is a Kin, but his weaknesses aren't limited to only thrust and Bolt attacks. He is also very weak against Fire.
  • They are the only enemies that can drop the Shaman Bone Blade.

Trivia

  • Brainsuckers are widely regarded as one of the most unnerving enemies in Bloodborne for their extremely powerful "grab attack" that leeches insight from players.

Gallery

Videos

Bloodborne Brainsucker Optional Boss Fight

Bloodborne Brainsucker Optional Boss Fight

Music

Bloodborne Soundtrack OST - Watchers

Bloodborne Soundtrack OST - Watchers