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Fishman
Fishman (spear thrower backview)
Affiliation Fishmen
Locations Fishing Hamlet
Drops Spearmen and Dual Rakes:
Blood Vial x2
Spear Throwers and Bomb Throwers:
Oil Urn x2
Cleaver:
Random Blood gem x1
Blood Vial x1
Health
NG NG+
Spearmen and Dual Rakes:
714
Spear Throwers and Bomb Throwers:
635
Cleaver:
1032
???
Blood Echoes
NG NG+
Spearmen and Dual Rakes:
496
Spear Throwers and Bomb Throwers:
516
Cleaver:
546
???
Defenses
Physical DEF icon
VS Blunt icon
120 120
VS Thrust icon
Bolt icon
120 240
Fire icon
Blood DEF icon
115 120
Arcane (DEF) icon
Slow Poison RES icon
105 200
Rapid Poison RES icon
180

The Fishman is an enemy in Bloodborne’s The Old Hunters DLC.

Description

Fishmen are hunchbacked, humanoid beings that have corals stuck in their body and a general fish-like appearance, with their blue colored skin and large dorsal fins. They mostly make high pitched gurgling sounds. There are many variants of these enemies:

  • Spearmen - They use large fishing spears to skewer the player by rushing at them. They are tremendously damaging, but easy to evade.
  • Spear Throwers - Like the spearmen, but these also have additional spears on their backs and will throw them at players if they stand too far away. If players get close, they employ the moveset of the regular spearmen.
  • Cleaver - This uncommon variant uses heavy cleaver attacks and a fairly swift running grab. They can perform combos of up to four hits but will usually use slower individual swings or their grab outside of extremely close range.
  • Dual Rakes - These are much more nimble and rely on multiple hits and dodging rather than rushing the player straight on like the spearmen.
  • Bomb Throwers - They, like the spear throwers, remain at a range and will rain down firebombs at unsuspecting players, usually from higher ground or a platform. They usually throw these firebombs in areas or spots that have large oil barrels, therefore, players must observe their surroundings carefully. They will use their small pokers if players get too close.

Location

Strategy

The Fishmen are highly organized, having several ranks, and usually fighting alongside other enemies that complement their skills, such as Fish Dogs that will harass and stun the player, or Fishman Mages, as long ranged units that don't need line of sight to strike, and that are capable of inflicting heavy Bolt damage.

Fighting against the Fishmen is very much like fighting against the Huntsmen in Yharnam, the main differences being the high damage, and the delayed telegraphic attacks that some of them have, often making them unpredictable, not to mention having the reflexes to better position yourself in a horde.

The Spearmen and Spear Throwers are easy to deal with, just find the right oportunity to strike and take them out one at a time.

The Dual Raked Fishmen are the more mobile and "hunter-like" foe, fighting with nimble combos and deft dodges.

The Bomb Throwers are not very hard to kill as they simply are ranged units, prioritize them and take them out quickly to avoid being blasted.

The Cleaver Fishmen are the most dangerous of the bunch. They have very high damage attacks and a grab attack that can almost be an insta-kill should you get caught. They have unusually high poise so do not rely on staggers unless you have a heavy weapon that can do the job well.

Drops

Notes

Trivia

  • Because the Fishing Hamlet is heavily inspired by H.P. Lovecraft 's "The Shadow Over Innsmouth", this would also mean that the Fishmen are directly based off The Deep Ones. A race of anthropomorphic human-fish hybrids, who would interbreed with the populace of Innsmouth.

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