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How To Beat Micolash, Host of the Nightmare in Bloodborne

How To Beat Micolash, Host of the Nightmare in Bloodborne

Fighting a boss who is powerful is not nearly as annoying as fighting a boss who keeps running away when you try to fight him. Micolash is neither the most powerful nor the most terrifying boss in Bloodborne but surely enough, his habit of running around gets on your nerves quickly.


To cut short this cat-and-mouse chase, we have formulated a strategy to kill the wannabe humorist Micolash, Host of Nightmare, and end this standup show once and for all.

Fighting Micolash, Host of the Nightmare

As soon as you enter the arena, the wild goose chase starts. The tight corners and fog-filled confusing hallways of Mergo’s Middle Loft in Nightmare Mensis keep things interesting (not really). You can get lost in these hallways so it is better to stay vigilant.

Throughout the arena, you will have to deal with multiple undead skeletons reviving here and there. They usually go down in a couple of hits but are a pain in the ass if you don’t deal with them promptly. Take the second right and you will immediately spot Micolash.

Tighten your boots and sprint after him. No need to attack him as he is leading you into an open space where the first phase of the fight will take place. Fighting him is probably the easiest part of the fight after he has stopped running around like a madman.

In Bloodborne, Micolash utilizes a very small variety of attacks. There is only a single attack for most of the fight. Learn to counter it and more than half of the work is done. Be wary of his left hand because that’s where the attack will come from (more on that later).

Dropping him down to 50% of his health will initiate the second phase of the fight but before, you have to catch him again. This time is going to be even more annoying because the hallways he runs into are even more intricate than before.

When you think you have finally caught up to him, he will close the gate on you and laugh, thinking he is safe. Little does he know that we have years of souls experience under our belts and he is the kind of monster we fight for warmup.

You will eventually find your way back and beat the living hell out of him for making you run around like that. Also, here are some tips you can use when facing Micolash, Host of the Nightmare in Bloodborne:

  • He is weak against fire and bolt so you can use Fire and Bolt Paper on your weapons.
  • Stay close to him, especially during the second phase of the fight, because his Arcane attacks are far worse than physical attacks.
  • The skeletons he spawns in the arena are weak and you should deal with them before you deal with him.
  • Be mindful of your stamina at all times and bring something that boosts it because that will make things a whole lot easier.

Phase 1

Phase 1 of the Micolash Fight

The first phase of the fight will start when he stops in the wide-open space when you first start chasing him. You can leave the skeletons and minions and fight him but if you want more breathing room during the fight, it is best to deal with them beforehand.

Micolash will not bother you much when you are clearing the minions but it is not advised to ignore him completely. Once you are done with the shorties, it is time to divert all your attention to the boss who likes to run a marathon around the arena.

During the first phase of the fight, he only has a single attack he will use. He raises his left hand and summons tentacles out of them. This is literally the only thing he will do during this part. This attack is telegraphed well and can be avoided by rolling to either side.

Immediately after the attack, is your chance to hit back. Do as much damage as you can before finally taking a step back when he raises his left hand again. The whole fight is going to be dodge, counter, and repeat.

Finally, when you deplete his health down to 50%, he will run away once again. Initiating the second phase of the fight, given that you can catch him.


Here are all the attacks you have to look out for during the first phase of the fight:

  • Augur of Ebrietas: This is a fancy name for shooting tentacles out of your hand that can do a decent amount of damage.
    • Reaction: This can easily be dodged by stepping or rolling out of the way. He takes a long time to recover so make sure you counter this.

Phase 2

Phase 2 of the Micolash Fight

Micolash or should I say, the runner, runs away once again. He will vanish once the second phase starts. Exit the arena where you were just fighting him and take a right turn, up the stairs. Keep following the path. You will find a spiral staircase with two enemies. Deal with them and continue.

At the end of the path is going to be another set of stairs, on top of which he will be standing. Start chasing after him and he will drop into another open space, take another turn, and close the gate behind him.

You have to take a detour to reach him now. Move back from the gate and take a left, up the stairs. You can also go down the stairs on your right to collect some loot. Coming back to the point, keep going up until you can’t go anymore. Up at the top, you will see a small part of the stone railing broken.

Arrow pointing towards the phase 2 location

Squeeze through and take a right. In the next room, you will see the hole in the floor where you are supposed to drop. That’s where you will find Micolash. Be careful when dropping down. Micolash can now use more attacks.

Drop down point

He can use Arcane missiles and they are stupidly powerful. He shoots them out in multiple directions and they are not easy to dodge. The best thing you can do is stay close to him. If you are in the range of his tentacle attack, he will not use missiles.

Did he mention that he is also a boxer now and can punch you? Yeap. On the way to the second phase, he decided that he would punch you, every chance he got. The best strategy for the second phase is to stay close to him throughout the fight.

He also will keep using the tentacle attack, which you already know how to avoid. His punches do not deal significant damage. Bring back the dodge, counter, and repeat strategy. You will not have to do a whole lot to take him down at this point.
Punish him each time he uses his tentacle attack, and you will be done with this battle soon enough. This is how you end the chase with Micolash in Bloodborne.


Here is what you would be dealing with during the second phase of the fight:

  • Punch: He will do a 2 to 3-hit punch combo.
  • Reaction: Block or step to the side to avoid.
  • A Call Beyond: Micolash will raise both of his hands in the air and summon Arcance missiles. They are capable of one-shotting you at any distance.
  • Reaction: The best way is to attack him and cancel the attack if you are close enough. Otherwise, just roll forward in his direction when you see the missiles coming towards you. You have to time this right if you want to avoid it.

Rewards For Defeating Micolash, Host of the Nightmare

Micolash defeated in Bloodborne

Defeating the Micolash, Host of the Nightmare in Bloodborne will get you the following rewards:

  • 48400 Blood Echoes
  • Mensis Cage