Pthumerian Descendant
Bloodborne™ 20151016011354
Affiliation Pthumerians
Locations Central Pthumerian Labyrinth,
Pthumeru Ihyll
(Chalice Dungeons)
Drops Lower Pthumeru Chalice

Tempering Damp Blood Gem (6)

3929  ?
Blood Echoes
4159  ?
Physical DEF icon ??? Bolt icon ???
VS Blunt icon ??? Fire icon ???
VS Thrust icon ??? Slow Poison RES icon ???
Blood DEF icon ??? Rapid Poison RES icon ???
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The Pthumerian Descendant is a Chalice Dungeon boss in Bloodborne.


The Pthumerian Descendant is one of the few surviving members of Pthumerian nobility, the ancient civilization that constructed the labyrinths. The Descendant is a tall, emaciated humanoid and wears tattered robes. Despite its frail appearance, it is incredibly agile and capable of powerful, rapid attacks with the shotel it wields.


There are two phases to this fight.

Phase 1

In both phases, the Descendant is capable of performing a series of rapid slashes that can inflict severe damage. Its attacks can be evaded by back-stepping, but it is safer to roll through the longer combinations as it will continue moving forward while attacking. At medium to long range, the Descendant will hurl its shotel like a boomerang, which can hit the player twice if he/she doesn't dodge it both times.

Phase 2

When the Pthumerian Descendant reaches 50% health, it will transform its weapon into two seperate shotels, which it will dual-wield. Its attacks are now faster and longer, so dodging backwards is not recommended as it will often catch the player mid-dodge. Its boomerang attacks become even more dangerous as it can hit the player up to four times if both shotels connect. It will also perform a diving slash that while damaging, provides a good opportunity to attack if successfully evaded. Note that a Visceral Attack can be performed by charging an R2 attack behind the Descendant while it is splitting the sickle, allowing for a powerful free hit.

The Phtumerian Descendant is very vulnerable to Visceral Attacks in both phases, so it is recommended to equip runes that increase this type of damage, such as the Clawmark rune. Other runes that can be helpful are Blood Rapture and Oedon Writhe, since they replenish health and Quicksilver Bullets, respectively. All its attacks can be parried, with the exception of the boomerangs. If the player is less skilled at interrupting its attacks, rolling through the swings will grant a brief opportunity to damage it.



  • He uses two shotels, similar to Lautrec of Carim in Dark Souls.


Bloodborne Pthumerian Descendant Optional Boss Fight 701:24

Bloodborne Pthumerian Descendant Optional Boss Fight 7

Pthumerian Descendant, Holy Blade tactic01:55

Pthumerian Descendant, Holy Blade tactic

Pthumerian Descendant Stagger Tactic with Blade of Mercy


Michael Wandmacher - Of the Pthumerian Line (Full Ext06:18

Michael Wandmacher - Of the Pthumerian Line (Full Ext. edit) (Bloodborne Full Extended Soundtrack)


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