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The boss battles of Demon’s Souls and Dark Souls are known for being some of the most difficult, blood pressure raising encounters in videogames. Bloodborne is no different. The monsters of Yharnam will crush you, bite you, impale you, set you on fire, electrocute you, and smear you against the wall countless times during your hunt. This gallery of sharp-toothed, wicked monstrosities is huge and the majority of them are a pain to take down, especially when taking them on solo. Here you will find our ranking of the game’s bosses from easiest to toughest, though “easiest” is a bit of a misnomer when it comes to any Souls game. None of these battles are going to be a breeze but some will cause you less grief than others, so if you’re looking for some suggestions on when to use your precious insight—the currency used to call forth other players to help you in battle—you’ve come to the right place.
This list includes all the game’s mandatory bosses and most of the optional ones you can fight. The bosses that are deep within the Chalice dungeons, Bloodborne’s procedural dungeons, are not included in this list.
Spoilers on all boss battles ahead so turn away if you want each battle to be a surprise (you brave soul, you).
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