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Bloodborne Boss Guide: How to Beat Martyr Logarius

He looks tired, but don’t let that fool you.

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Remember that secret area you found, Forsaken Cainhurst Castle? Well inside of this dark, frozen castle lies one of the toughest fights in Bloodborne. Martyr Logarius sits atop Cainhurst Castle as a deterrent to any trying to uncover its dark secrets. Those who trespass must face him in a vicious battle that will prove to be a challenge to even the most seasoned of hunters.

The roof where the battle with Martyr Logarius takes place is large enough to move around if need be, and it provides a decent amount of cover should you need a breather for a quick heal. But, while Martyr Logarius can’t fall of the edge, you most certainly can in extremely embarrassing fashion. As everyone who’s played a From Software game knows the camera can be your biggest enemy at times so be careful while rolling around. Yet, even with this looming threat it’s a decent arena for the fight ahead.


As far as items go, a hunter should have a full stock of Blood Vials (just in case) and some bold paper. The Empty Phantasm Shell would also provide some Arcane damage, but you’re going to want to hold onto your bullets for later. As far as weapons go, a two handed weapon with a decent reach is perfect against Martyr Logarius. Anything that can get you a couple of hits while keeping you at a safe dodging distance is perfect.  Once you’re all set, proceed to the roof of Forsaken Cainhurst Castle.

Now that you’re ready to fight Martyr Logarius, you should be aware that he has two phases. The first is just him fighting normally, but he is still immensely powerful so don’t get to excited. His second phase is nothing short of hell incarnate, but we’ll cross that bridge when we get there. For starters your hunter should be focused on surviving long enough to see that second phase.

Martyr Logarius is deceptively fast, has a long range with his melee weapon, utilizes very powerful ranged abilities, and has some really solid defense. Getting close to him is pretty difficult but completely necessary. Before you can get close to Marty Logarius, there are a few abilities of his that you should  know about.

One of his favorite moves in the first phase is to swipe his scythe through the air sending a group of homing blood skulls hurtling towards you. These do a lot of damage so make sure to roll through them, or away if you just aren’t confident in your timing. Next is his large blood orb that also happens to home in on any hunter facing him. This one is possible to interrupt but it requires a melee attack. If you’re not already next to him just wait and dodge.

This orb moves very slowly so just be patient and roll when the time comes. The final move you really need to know about is one that he only triggers when you’re in front of him. Martyr Logarius will quickly summon a large red skull that explodes and deals a massive amount of damage. This move can be activated pretty quickly so if you ever find yourself in front of him, immediately dodge to his right side.

With these moves in mind go in for the attack. He broadcasts his scythe attacks so be prepared to roll under whenever the need arises. Also keep in mind that he pretty much never attacks only once so keep enough stamina to roll numerous times. Luckily you can actually stun Martyr Logarius with a well timed shot from your firearm leading to some heavy visceral damage. During his first phase you can actually disrupt pretty much all of his attacks, with the one exception being the large exploding skull. But, since you can easily dodge that one, once you finally get up close to Martyr Logarius you can work his health down and lead right into the second phase. Now thats when things get tricky.

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