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The Loran Cleric is an enemy in Bloodborne.


These horrid beings were once human priests of Loran that were transformed by the first Beast Plague.

Thanks to their powers or superhuman biology, their appearance became less feral yet even more foul than the other humanoid Beasts: even if their arms and pyrokinetic powers are similar to that of a Beast-possessed Soul, their face is almost demonic, sporting a thin, tendril-like tongue, dangling from a grinning open mouth, a long nose, and a pair of extremely long, twisted horns.

They don a richly decorated white cloak, true to their high status as clerics and they wear extensive golden jewelry in their neck and chest.

Their staff has "Y" shape at the end and has a rather twisted and molten form, it is used to support their hunched bodies and to summon balls of fire, which they then throw at their enemies. They also use them with great effect to hit opponents that get too close, knocking them instantly on the ground, thus implying that despite their feeble appearance, they are still monstrously strong.



These enemies are at their most dangerous when encountered alongside other enemies that can distract you from them. This is because they can not only deal a large amount of damage, but have a large range for these attacks as well.

When on their own, however, they are comparatively easy to kill due to how they are easily interrupted and have a large windup for most of their attacks. Keep in mind, though, that their Fireballs do deal a large amount of damage if they connect, and caution must be taken when approaching them. On occasion, instead of firing a single, high damage Fireball, they will fire two weaker fireballs in succession.

Should the player get within melee distance of them, they will attempt to hit you with their staff instead of using fireballs like they would at range. These attacks can be interrupted and riposted.

On rare occasions, they will emit an AOE ring of fire around themselves that has a massive range, typically enough to engulf and entire room in flames. This attack is difficult to evade, and as such effort should be taken to kill the Cleric before they can use this attack.


  • Despite their rather humanoid appearance and ability to manipulate fire, they are considered as "True" Beasts in-game, and as such, this enemy is affected by Serration and is weak to Fire.
  • They drop all types of Coldblood Flowers, depending on the layer.
  • They are the only enemies that can drop a Blooming Coldblood Flower (8% chance).


  • They move very strangely, as they slowly stumble while trying to reach something with their free hand.
  • The Loran Cleric and the Beast-possessed Soul are the only Beasts in the game to be capable of summoning and manipulating fire.
    • There is also the Silverbeast, but that one seems to have a flammable breath, which ignites with its torch.
    • Laurence also has fire, but he does not control it. He is engulfed in it for unclear reasons and is actually in pain because of it
    • The Keeper of the Old Lords also has fire and when in the second phase of the fight She ignites her sword with fire and the enemy variant is accompanied by two Keeper Hunting Dogs who also breathe out fire.
  • In the files for Bloodborne, the Loran Cleric was meant to appear in several areas in the main game originally, such as Old Yharnam, Forbidden Woods and Upper Cathedral Ward.
  • Interesting to note, the Loran Clerics that would have appeared in the Forbidden Woods would have been a variant called "Fort" in the files.
  • An unused boss version of the Loran Cleric exists in the files of the game. This version uses more fire attacks than the regular enemy.