Nightmare Apostle
Nightmare Apostle
Affiliation Neutral
Locations Nightmare of Mensis,
Chalice Dungeons
Drops Quicksilver Bullets x2 [30%],
Quicksilver Bullets x4 [30%],
Sedative x1 [5%]
Nightmare of Mensis 688,
Chalice Dungeons 158
Blood Echoes
Nightmare of Mensis 851,
Chalice Dungeons 57
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The Nightmare Apostle is an enemy in Bloodborne


Nightmare Apostles are giant spiders that are primarily encountered in the Chapel of Mergo's Loft. There is also a variant with a human head that can be found in a hidden chamber. These Apostles bear a strong resemblance to Patches the Spider.

A considerably larger variant dubbed the "Large Nightmare Apostle" is found in the Chapel.


Nightmare Apostles often hang from the ceiling and will drop down when the player gets too close. Knocking them down with ranged weapons will reduce the risk of fighting too many at once.

These enemies can be staggered easily and are flipped over by gunshots so are relatively simple to eliminate. Their leg attacks do have long range and can inflict rapid damage if they manage to stunlock the player but evading behind them will leave them unable to attack.

The Giant Nightmare Apostle is identical to the smaller versions except it is stronger and inflicts more damage. Its leg attacks are capable of damaging the player through walls and have quite a long reach.

Players can make use of the Shaman Bone Blade and allow the small Nightmare Apostles to overwhelm it with numbers.