Design from E3 2017 Demo

Bloodless is an enemy in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. She is a boss that would be fought by Miriam at the Church of Dian Cecht.


Bloodless resembles a young woman with pale skin and long black hair. Initially naked, she assembles a red dress made of blood before fighting Miriam. Her dress becomes more and more tattered as Miriam damages her, although she would refashion it after some time.

At the time of her reveal, IGA has stated that her appearance might be changed in the future.[1]


Bloodless is able to manipulate streams of blood, using it for various purposes, from creating dress and umbrellas, to generating swirling vortex and localized rain.


Bloodless will usually try to step back from Miriam to dodge her attacks, then proceed to launch bloody streams from the distance. This makes using very short-ranged weapons impractical, thus weapons with longer reach or ranged attacks are much more advised.

The boss has several variations of attacks in her arsenal, each of them can be dodged in certain ways.

First, there's the umbrella swing. Bloodless will swing her umbrella to damage a very short area in front of her. Just dodge it by jumping or using the backdash.

Secondly, there's the blood arrows, in which Bloodless spawns two umbrellas that are similar to her weapon. These umbrellas will first try to stab Miriam, then float in the air around her.

There's also the splash attack, in which Bloodless will send splashes of blood that swirls in front of her toward Miriam. Use the backdash (if within escape range) or jump away to dodge the wave.

Then, there's the vortex; Bloodless will shoot high-pressure blood that spirals toward Miriam. This attack is marked by Bloodless pulling her umbrella and push it forward in a jousting manner. It can go either straight forward (marked by a longer pull), or upward to the ceiling (marked by a shorter pull). Dodge the straight one by ducking or jumping twice, and the upward one by staying on the ground or ducking if needed.

Finally, there's the blood rain, which would be activated if Bloodless had already marked the ceiling with enough blood streams. Rain of blood will fall from any bloodied ceiling area for a few seconds each, inflicting damage over time during contact. Duck under the floating umbrellas (if available) or stay away from the raining areas to avoid getting damaged by it.

Additionally, Bloodless' blood dress would rip little by little each time Miriam damages her, and she would be forced to recover it once enough damage are done by absorbing the splattered blood in her room. Use this opportunity to land extra hits to her, since she's very vulnerable in this state.


  • In an interview, IGA has stated that Bloodless is a good example of his approach into the gothic horror concept, which he defines as "a grotesque mixed up with a little bit of erotica."[2]


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