The challenge is having sufficient awareness of your surroundings, since the trees and gravestones can severely limit your range of movement. Your best friend at this stage of the fight is the Circle button. For now, remember where it is and take the stairs on the right. Since Father Gascoigne has two stages of fight, and during the second stage, he can turn into a werewolf; it is best if you save the music box until the second stage of the fight. Finding him isn’t that much of a problem, but surviving the traps and ambushes along the way is. But, there is a pretty simple way to beat Father Gascoigne - one that involves a general understanding of Bloodborne’s mechanics, specifically the concept of staggering. Published March 23, 2015, 9 p.m. Damage will vary based on weapon type and level, but each visceral attack should take off a decent chunk of Father Gascoigne’s health. Near the end of this path are two ladders on the right. You’ll enter a room infested with Giant Rats. Bloodborne has an insanely difficult boss fight with Father Gascoigne. Although this is his easiest form to fight, don’t become too lax. The two made an effective duo, and their effectiveness led to Henryk's 'tragically' long life. Covering the hottest movie and TV topics that fans want. With the Ocarina of Time gladly sitting as his favorite game of all time, Anthony is a sucker for any game that has players wielding a fabled sword, but can still appreciate everything from a solid sports title to a game with a deep multiplayer experience. His face his horribly scarred and his mouth is twisted into a devilishly wicked grin. You’re starting to get really good at this. When you reach the end of this corridor, you’ll dispose of two more Giant Rats and then take a Madman’s Knowledge off a body. Your main focus should be bringing him down to a quarter of his health. This is where the boulder comes from. Farm for molotovs, they are cheap and you only need 10 stock. Don’t let his slow approach fool you, Father Gascoigne is ridiculously fast. He hacks and slashes like crazy whenever you get near him. If you haven’t read the tips in the initial areas of Bloodborne as well as the notes in Hunter’s Dream, now is the time to do so. Since you had him clear the area for you, stay within a reasonable distance, and switch to the extended form of whatever weapon you’re using. Miguel Concepcion Kill the Hunchbacks and search the nearby corpse for two Bold Hunters Marks. At some point in his life, Gascoigne travelled to Yharnam and eventually joined the Healing Church as a hunter. However you go about it, so long as you avoid the claw swipes and then counterattack, you’ll eventually send Father Gascoigne to the grave. Then it’s junk. This will lead you to a doorway and a lever that when pulled puts the lift in motion. Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? So you can spend more Blood Echoes on Vit while using the materials to up your damage. I threw all nine of my knives at him and this took a huge amount of his health bar. When you enter the fight, be sure to press Circle at the exact moment you enter to avoid getting hit. Before you go ahead and fight Father Gascoigne, you better be prepared first. It’s ultimately about understanding the game’s mechanics, which admittedly are not well communicated, and getting a fair bit of help from a seemingly insignificant item. The brightside is that this boss fight will condition you well for all future hunter encounters. He notices your presence and shares that you too will become a beast in due time so he must put you down. However, once players survive the fight they will be better equipped for when Bloodborne really starts getting challenging. Unfortunately you’re not alone. You’ll encounter a Hunchback, a creature with far-reaching attacks. You can see in his eyes that he has gone mad, or at least you would if he had any eyes to see into. The stairs here will take you the boss fight with Father Gascoigne. That'll help. His axe attacks can be brutal, and will oftentimes force players into a string of hits they can’t dodge out of or heal during. As he leaps just dodge, get in a few cheap shots and back out. Preserve those 2 Oil Jars for him 3. To find the music box, you need to locate the daughter of Father Gascoigne. He'll follow your path, but slower, and this will give you time to ready Molotovs, Music Boxes, create Blood Bullets, or just simply heal up to full. Following this grand metamorphosis, you can only use this item one more time. Click on "Watch later" to put videos here. Definitely a thing of nightmares. For Bloodborne on the PlayStation 4, a GameFAQs message board topic titled "can i summon a npc against father gascoigne and how? Bloodborne Boss Guide: How to Beat Father Gascoigne - GameSpot Go down the stairs into the room. The first thing you should do is use him to clear the field. For now, make note of this door. Take the ladder on the right and you’ll find some Crazed Crows. Once you can locate this daughter, she will give you a tiny Music Box, if you offer to help her locate her parents. It took me several tries to discover the best way to beat this guy. Before getting into the patterns of Father Gascoigne, it’s important to take a look at the area you will be fighting in. It’s not unusual to die just because you accidentally backed yourself into a corner. Do you have any tips for your fellow hunters? We’ve already offered guides on how to successfully beat the Blood-Starved Beast and Vicar Amelia in Bloodborne, but many players may not have even seen those formidable foes. Head back to our full single player walkthrough for Bloodborne, or continue to part 3 and battle the poisonous Blood-starved Beast. An owner of every console since Atari, Anthony is willing to try any video game, good or bad, but prefers the ones that involve a deep and involving story. If you have prior experience with Souls games, then you know that some bosses are best addressed using the counter-intuitive move of rolling toward an enemy attack. Proceed to Father Gascoigne Boss Area 5. 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This game just keeps drawing me back to it. You survived this long. Now go left and take the staircase on the right. The good news is that you can also stun him for a visceral attack if you manage to hit him during his forward roll. Here is where I've heard you can summon him-He can be found through the locked door at the Central Yarnham Lamp. That’s because there’s a potentially punishing battle waiting just before Bloodborne expands to a more open world approach, and his name is Father Gascoigne. When finished, go back to the Central Yharnam lamp. These things replenish your health and you can have up to 20 of them. Explore the bridge on the left, then travel back to the side you began on. By eventually combining his love of video games with his skills in film, Anthony hopes to bring some unique content to Game Rant in the future. Master the Regain System and Offensive Parry while battling werewolves and the Hunter Mob. Firing a shot with a pistol is still not recommended since his speed will make it near impossible to capitalize on the temporary stun. He has three phases throughout the battle. Just press R3 to lock on and then press Square to throw it at his face. If you did your best Solid Snake impression you should be able to surprise the creature with a Charge Attack and kill it relatively quickly.