|Locations|| Chalice Dungeons|
|Drops||Cold Blood Gemstone (3)|
With a hunchback and leaning on a cane and a staff, the Pthumerian Elder is quite reminiscent of the Pthumerian Descendant, both in physique and his attire.
His feeble looks are deceiving as he is quite agile and his capable of wielding his staff as a weapon with multiple forms made up entirely of fire.
The Pthumerian Elder's fire-enchanted weapon can transform into several forms, including a lance, crossbow, scythe, and a mace. He will teleport away from the Hunter after a short time when in melee range.
At half health, his attacks gain a greater reach, he may shoot more than once during his crossbow attack, and his morning star attack causes a delayed AoE explosion. He can also make a spear appear instantly from the ground below the Hunter, use his scythe to perform a spinning move, use it to shoot waves of fire and do a jump attack at the Hunter.
- He used to drop the Short Ritual Root Chalice when defeated in the Lower Hintertomb, but now the item is bought from the Insight Bath Messenger.
- As he mostly attacks with fire, the Charred Hunter Set, Old Hunter Set, or the Yamamura Set is recommended.
- The Pthumerian Elder can rarely appear as a roaming mob in a root chalice.
- His transforming weapon could be considered a Pthumerian version of a trick weapon, suggesting Gehrman was not the first to invent this type of weapon.