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Amygdala
Amygdala (Nightmare Frontier)
Affiliation Great Ones
Locations Nightmare Frontier
(Amygdala's
Chamber
),
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
,
Oedon Chapel,
Cathedral Ward,
Yahar'gul, Unseen Village
Drops Nightmare Frontier:
Ailing Loran
Chalice
x1 (100%).
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: Great
Pthumeru Ihyll
Chalice
x1 (100%).
Health
NG NG+
Nightmare Frontier:
6404
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 22049
Blood Echoes
NG NG+
Nightmare Frontier:
21000
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 72790
Defenses
Physical DEF icon
Nightmare Frontier:
128
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 130
Bolt icon
Nightmare Frontier:
70
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 70
VS Blunt icon
Nightmare Frontier:
153
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 156
Fire icon
Nightmare Frontier:
70
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 70
VS Thrust icon
Nightmare Frontier:
128
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 130
Slow Poison RES icon
Nightmare Frontier:
999
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 999
Blood DEF icon
Nightmare Frontier:
128
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 130
Rapid Poison RES icon
Nightmare Frontier:
999
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 999
Arcane (DEF) icon
Nightmare Frontier:
70
Cursed Pthumerian
Defilement
: 70

Amygdala is a Boss and one of the Great Ones in Bloodborne.

Description

Amygdala is a monstrous entity with a spider-like body, a short tail and a head which is is very similar to a part of the brain called the Amygdaloid, with many bulbous eyes that bulge when it uses its arcane attack. It has six-fingered hands on its eight arms, and reptilian talons on its two legs.

Locations

Non-boss variant

Boss variant

Lore

Amygdala appears to be one of the most revered Great Ones as numerous statues of it can be found in the Cathedral Ward and Yahar'gul, Unseen Village. A much larger statue that appears to be part of a shrine is located in the Church of the Hypogean Gaol.

Patches the Spider is seemingly one of the most devoted of Amygdala's worshippers and apparently offers sacrifices to his "God" through the use of the Tonsil Stone, transporting them into the Nightmare Frontier. However should the player slay Amygdala, he expresses no remorse or anger, merely believing they "bestowed salvation" upon the entity.

Strategy

Amygdala will primarily attack with sweeping attacks from its arms and stomping attacks if the player is close enough to one of its feet. It will also fire a laser like weapon from its eyes periodically if the player is attacking from the front. At approximately half health, it will begin leaping out of view and attempt to crush the player, which can typically kill a player in a single blow even at full health.

Its primary weak point is its head, which will lower to the ground periodically after certain smash and sweeping attacks, and can be struck with a weapon with long reach.Visceral attacks can also be performed on its head with a well timed charge attack on its head to stun it.

Amygdala is surprisingly susceptible, for a boss, to ranged weapon attacks to the head. The Hunter Pistol can damage approximately one-third its health with minimal Bloodtinge skill and 20 QS bullets. This is effective when Amygdala is near death, as it will remove a set of its limbs for its sweeping attacks, which will almost double its effective range.

Notes

Trivia

  • In the Cathedral Ward, an Amygdala can grab and crush the player, immediatelly triggering a Frenzy status effect. Doing this grants one Insight. In The Old Hunters, this is how you get to the Hunter's Nightmare.
  • Amygdala is named after groups of nuclei in the brain that process emotion, most commonly associated with fear.
  • When Amygdala is killed, Patches will call it a "piteous bastard" on which you "bestowed salvation," but it does not seem certain why he addresses the being like this.
  • Amygdala is also the Greek name for the "tonsils". The tonsils are a sort of first defense system against infection. Note that the Tonsil Stone item allows the player to interact with the Amygdala.
  • Its strategy in the third stage of the fight, ripping off its arms and using them as weapons, is similar to the one used by The Last Giant in Dark Souls 2
  • Amygdala's head vaguely resembles that of the Mi-go, extraterrestrials from the planet Yuggoth in H.P. Lovecraft's work. In contrast, the Mi-go do not have eyes.
  • Lore Note at Byrgenwerth states "When the red moon hangs low, the line between man and beast is blurred. And when the Great Ones descend, a womb will be blessed with child." Interestingly, the same states is applied for the Amygdalae in the artbook. Arianna gets pregnant during Blood Moon and a lesser Amygdala lives just outside the Oedon Chapel. This begs the question whether Oedon or the Amygdala blessed her with a child.

Videos

Defiled Amygdala version - safe and slow tactic.

Bloodborne Boss Amygdala06:38

Bloodborne Boss Amygdala

Bloodborne Amygdala Boss Fight05:08

Bloodborne Amygdala Boss Fight

Amygdala, version after Orange Moon (hard) solo play06:28

Amygdala, version after Orange Moon (hard) solo play

Amygdala kill with blade of mercy

Music

Cris Velasco - Amygdala (Extended) (Bloodborne Full Extended Soundtrack, OST)06:15

Cris Velasco - Amygdala (Extended) (Bloodborne Full Extended Soundtrack, OST)

Gallery

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