Pthumerian Elder
Pthumerian Elder
Affiliation Pthumerians
Locations Chalice Dungeons
Lower Hintertomb
Drops Cold Blood Gemstone (3)
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Blood Echoes
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VS Blunt icon
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Fire icon
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The Pthumerian Elder is a Chalice Dungeon boss in Bloodborne.


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.



  • 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.



Bloodborne Pthumerian Elder Optional Boss Fight

Bloodborne Pthumerian Elder Optional Boss Fight

Pthumerian Elder Blade of Mercy and Stagger Strategy


Michael Wandmacher - Of the Pthumerian Line (Full Ext

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

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