Boss: Father Gascoigne

Phase 1 & 2

Remember that Tiny Music Box you got from the young daughter seeking her mother? Well, this is a great time to equip it to your quick item slot because every other time you use it Father Gascoigne will hold his head, opening him up to a fully charged attack.

In between the Music Box’s negative effect you’ll need to keep your distance to avoid his Hunter Axe and Blunderbuss. After stunning him three times with the Tiny Music Box, no matter how much damage you achieved, Father Gascoigne will transform into a hideous beast.

In human form you can simply avoid his attacks while using the Tiny Music Box.

Phase 3

While the Tiny Music Box will work the first time you use it on him in beast form, it will become useless after this, so get that last fully charged attack in.

The first thing you’ll want to do is run up the stairs and back up a bit so that you have a clean shot of Father Gascoigne when he attacks. Wait for him to attack, the easiest one to counter is his pounce attack, and then shoot for a stagger and follow that up with a visceral attack.

If you find yourself in danger or running out of room, run to the back of the area and drop onto the house to heal and then run back up the stairs (just make sure he drops down before you face away from the drop). Repeat this pattern until you defeat Father Gascoigne in no time.

Use your gun to stagger Gascoigne, allowing you to use visceral attacks, and keep a descent distance so you have room to run or move is the stagger fails.

List of Father Gascoigne’s Beast Form attacks:

  • Claw Combo: Quick succession of attacks that is hard to counter, because his head turns away
  • Downward Slam: Smashes down with both hands, this attack can countered easily
  • Jump Attack: Pounces forward with a slash, this attack is the easiest attack to counter
  • Aerial Dive: Jumps into the air - roll INTO him to avoid this

Drop: 1,800 Blood Echoes and the Oedon Tomb Key

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Father Gascoigne

Defeat the beast that once was Father Gascoigne.

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Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Sony Computer Entertainment
  • Platforms,
  • Genre
    Action RPG
  • Guide Release
    1 May 2015
  • Last Updated
    14 July 2021
  • Guide Author
    Stephanie Barnes

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