Rotted Corpse
Locations Central Yharnam,
Forbidden Woods
Drops Blood Vial,
Bold Hunter's Mark
Blood Echoes
Physical DEF icon - Bolt icon -
VS Blunt icon - Fire icon -
VS Thrust icon - Slow Poison RES icon -
Blood DEF icon - Rapid Poison RES icon -
Arcane (DEF) icon -

The Rotted Corpse is an enemy in Bloodborne.


The Rotted Corpse are Yharnam inhabitants that have been reanimated by the beast plague. They resemble decayed skeletons with elongated arms which they use for locomotion as their legs have rotted away. They often lie submerged in water and will remain motionless until approached. Due to their rotting body, their blood has turned into a yellow-green fluid.


Over time, countless hunters have visitted the Hunter's Dream and countless  graves there stand in their memory At some point in these poor souls' lives, some of them might be hunters of the old generation as some still have Bold Hunter's Mark - an up side down rune that is only branded on the mind of the hunters of the dream. The Mark helps them to find themselves reawake safe and sound whenever they die. But hunters that have been freed from the Hunter's Dream are unable to use this mark. Some, like Eileen the Crow, gives these marks to the new hunters because they are useless to her. These hunters might have fullfilled their purpose and chose to be freed from the dream. But what they did while associated with the dream might result in their ultimate demise once they were free from the dream. Alas, this time, no more dreams for them.


They are always found in bodies of water, mud, sewage or blood.

  • Central Yharnam, in the sewers
  • Forbidden Woods, in the creak near the lift, and in the oil pool near the village
  • Pthumerian Chalice Dungeons in pools of blood


Rotted Corpses are relatively weak enemies and are easily defeated. However they can be dangerous if they manage to swarm the player as their attacks can stunlock them. As they are often partially submerged and unmoving, the player should move slowly and ensure that they don't stumble into them unaware.


  • Despite their appearances, these enemies are not Beasts of any kind. However, they are still very weak to Fire damage.


  • Strangely enough, Laurence, the First Vicar resembles these enemies, when he enters his second stage. In fact, he even has multiple attacks that resemble the Rotted Corpses, like the vomit attack, and the fast crawling that deals damage and hits with every step they take forward with their claws.


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