Incredible Bloodborne Player Beats Game Without Ever Levelling Up

Incredible Bloodborne Player Beats Game Without Ever Levelling Up

This is probably the most impressive gaming feat of 2015 so far. SPOILERS FOR BLOODBORNE FOLLOW.

For those that don’t know, Bloodborne offers a number of different classes. One of the available classes is called “Waste of Skin,” and the description for it reads, “You are nothing. Talentless. You shouldn’t have been born.” One ridiculous player took this as a challenge, and decided to not only go through Bloodborne as the Waste of Skin class, he also never leveled up. Not only that, but he never used his gun, either. I kid you not. There were no visceral attacks in this playthrough of Bloodborne, and as Bloodborne players know, visceral attacks are the key to inducing massive amounts of damage on enemies.

“I will prove what they say is wrong and beat the game at Level 4 without levelling and make all “waste of skins” in the world hold their head up high with pride,” BOYvsVIDEOGAME wrote on the YouTube description of the video detaling his fight against the final boss of the game. You can watch it here, if you’d like — skip to the 8:57 mark, where the battle begins. The footage before that is of a failed attempt:

The battle takes about twenty minutes total, and it’s very tense — as I was watching, my hands started sweating, and I’m not even playing the game! Thing is, the player’s health is so low, he dies with only two hits from Gehrman, the final boss of the game. In order to win, BOYvsVIDEOGAME has to play a practically flawless game. It’s awe-inspiring to see him move with such deliberation, and attack so precisely. He knows the battle inside and out.

BOYvsVIDEOGAME had the following stats at the time of the battle:

Overall, it took BOYvsVIDEOGAME ten days to accomplish this feat. The battle against Gehrman in particular took many, many tries, as evidenced by older uploads on his YouTube channel.

I’m still in disbelief that he pulled his off, but maybe I shouldn’t be. This is the same man that managed to solo through the entirety of Dragon Age: Inquisition on Nightmare Mode, the highest possible difficulty. He also beat Dying Light without ever using weapons. The guy is a beast!

You can watch the rest of his Bloodborne no-levelling no-guns run here — it includes all of the boss battles leading up to Gehrman. In the future, he plans to do a Batman Arkham Knight playthrough with no skill upgrades, along with a variety of other challenge runs. Hell, maybe he’ll even come back to Bloodborne and beat the secret boss that follows Gehrman!


  • This guy is hardcore. The game is hard enough as is. Also where is @junglist – I thought he’s attempt it too.

  • I have been doing pretty much this, but I do use my gun. I am also only up to vicar on my unleveled wos, so this guy is flying along.

  • Bloodborne is a weird game like this. I started with Waste of Skin with the cane and found its rapid attacks and low stamina usage meant I could basically stunlock an enemy by whaling on them until they died. For the enemies you can’t stun I seem to always have enough stamina spare to dodge around like a madman. So far I’ve just gotten skill to 30 and then more or less dumped everything else into stamina and its gotten me a decent way through the game. I don’t know if I can keep that up but the game seems pretty much tuned around stamina management with everything else just making fights faster.

    Out of curiosity, does “No Visceral Attacks” mean “No gun parries”, or does it mean “No gun parries and no backstabs/stuns”. There are many ways to do visceral attacks without a gun.

  • brother did the same for DS and DSII. finished the game using the worst build from the start forget the class name? deprived i think?
    anyway he got to a point where even on his normal toons a shield would just get in the way. it was a guaranteed one hit kill by the mid point of the game.
    he had the game worked out back to front knowing which weapons were even useful – i think he had all different versions of the club by the end because it was the most versatile weapon.

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