SoulsBorne Month: Top 20 Hardest Bosses – #11


We are very near the top 10, this is somewhat exciting! But here is our eleventh pick for our super list…



***Level of difficulties we’ll see throughout this list:

Yellow-Orange = Bosses that are not necessarily hard on their own, but hard by either cheap tricks, gimmicks, or location.

Orange = Bosses that are tough on their own, but mainly tough due to a gimmick or trick. The difference here is that the boss may heavily rely on these attributes.

Red = Bosses that are hard to beat in either numbers or skill, truly tough bros.

Maroon = Bosses that are seemingly to near impossible, the god bosses of all bosses!

11. Gehrman, The First Hunter / Moon Presence (BloodBorne)


Attacks (Gehrman): Scythe Charge Attack, Leaping Scythe Attack, Gun Blast, Visceral Attack, Sword Flurry, Wind Gust, Scythe Pull, End of the Nightmare (50% health)

Attacks (Moon): Grab, Swipe, Jump, Blood Moon Orb, Blood Clouds, Gaze of the Moon (30% health)

Rewards (Gehrman): 128,000 Blood Echoes (none if you fight Moon Presence afterwards), 4 Insight (1 from finding, 3 from defeating), Old Hunter Badge

Rewards (Moon): 230,000 Blood Echoes, 10 Insight (5 for finding, 5 for defeating)

Rare Rewards: none.

Our Level: Red (each)

Description: Bloodborne is a game that forces you to handle boss fights with speed and maneuverability, and these two final boss fights are no exception and even embrace the concept of quick agile battle.

Gehrman, the first hunter, will offer you a choice at your journey’s end to either awaken from the dream world or to refuse this proposal altogether, choosing the refusal or simply attacking him will trigger one of the possible final boss fights. Gehrman is essentially your caretaker and buddy within the dream world (your hub world). So for most it might be a surprise that he is the chosen “final” boss of the game as a whole, which is a clever move to do and unlike most of the other souls games. For a character that is usually dormant in a wheelchair, he will catch you off guard with just how fast and unpredictable his agility truly is. He will fight you with his scythe, a very cool and very perfectly implemented scythe that can also be used as a sword-like weapon in a secondary mode. His two most powerful attacks are his wind gust strikes and his energy blast, both can be difficult to avoid and are very deadly to your health bar.

The Moon Presence (of which may actually be named “Flora” if certain dialogue is to be believed) is considered the true final boss of the game and is only triggered as such by eating three umbilical cord items before your fight with Gehrman, otherwise the great one will not fight you and you’ll conclude with a different kind of ending. The Moon Presence is technically not as hard as Gehrman was, but it is a challenge if you are not ready for the attack or lack anymore healing items from the previous battle. Once again the greatest strength of the boss here is speed. Moon Presence is also strong with its three hit combo strikes.Fortunately, this boss is allergic to Bolt and Fire damage, and Gehrman’s scythe weapon works wonders on this boss so you might want to leave and gain that weapon (which is available as soon as you defeat Gehrman).

These two bosses are on here because they are the best examples of the hunter and beast boss standards, as well as being the toughest of such standards. It’s also apparent how difficult it might be for a player to immediately transition into another fight after tackling the challenge of the first one.

Gehrman and Moon Presence are great bosses and challenging ones too, so we are happy to place both of them at the eleventh spot…

These are some of my personal favorite bosses, because I always gush about Bloodborne the most, but what are some of your faves? Also be sure to check back next time for the next part of our list!

About ToppleTomr

An artist and a definite gamer, one of the original GeekBeerz members. When I'm not gaming I'm usually drawing or sketching characters and ideas. I have a strange set of interests which include horror games/films, Pokemon, Star Wars, super hero comics, and writing short stories.

Posted on September 18, 2018, in bloodborne, Dark Souls, Demons souls, SoulsBorne, Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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