The Loran Cleric is an enemy in Bloodborne.
These horrid beings were once human priests of Loran that were transformed by the first Beast Plague.
Thanks to their powers or their superhuman biology, their appearance became less feral yet even more foul than the other humanoid Beasts: even if their arms and pyrokinetic powers are similar to that of a Beast-Possessed Soul, their face is almost demonic, with a humanoid face that sports a thin, tendril-like tongue, dangling from a grinning open mouth, a long nose, and a pair of extremely long, twisted horns.
They don a richly decorated white cloak, true to their high status as clerics and they wear extensive golden jewelry in their neck and chest.
Their staff has "Y" shape at the end and has a rather twisted and molten form, it is used to support their hunched bodies and to summon balls of fire, which they then throw at their enemies. They also use them with great strength to hit opponents that get too close, knocking them instantly on the ground, thus implying that despite their feeble appearance, they are still monstrously strong.
These enemies are dangerous only if players are facing multiple melee opponents.
By themselves, however, they are quite easy to kill, however, fear their fire balls as they deal tremendous damage. They might, on occasion, shoot two weaker fire balls in quick succession.
On rare occasion, they will emit an Aoe ring of fire around themselves.
If players get too close, they will use the staff to knock players on their feet. Quick-reacting players can parry these attacks with ease.
- Despite their rather humanoid appearance and ability to manipulate fire, they are considered as "True" Beasts in-game, and as such, this enemy is affected by Serration and is weak to Fire.
- They drop Coldblood Flower Bulbs.
- During combat, they will often times appear to slowly stumble while trying to reach something with their free hand.
- The Loran Cleric and the Beast-possessed Soul, are the only Beasts in the game to be capable of summoning and manipulating fire. There is also the Silverbeast, but that one seems to have a flammable breath, which ignites with its torch. And then there is Laurence, the First Vicar, but he does not control fire, he is engulfed in it as punishment.