How To Find The Bloodborne Amygdala?

Learn everything about the mysterious invisible creature called Amygdala and how you can face it in Bloodborne!

Do you know all of those giant invisible beings that try and squeeze the life out of you at certain locations in the game? Well, those are the Bloodborne Amygdala enemies, and there are a bunch of them within the game world.

Only one of these is an actual boss fight, though, and even then, it’s an entirely optional encounter that has no significant bearing on your playthrough. It’s still a pretty cool fight though, which is saying something considering that the Amygdala is one of the least impressive-looking bosses in the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Amygdala is one of the bosses that the players can encounter during their endeavor. 
  • Finding this boss can be quite a hassle as it requires a plethora of steps to be completed and a reasonable amount of time.
  • Before fighting this boss we recommend the following:
    • Make sure you are Level 70 or above.
    • Your weapons are +7 upgraded.
    • Have a bunch of fire paper and Molotov cocktail in your arsenal.
  • Amygdala can be found in the Nightmare Frontier that can be accessed by completing the following steps:
    • Defeat Vicar Amelia.
    • Reach The Forbidden Woods.
    • Gets Your Hands On A Tonsil Stone.
    • Make Your Way To The Lecture Building.
    • Go Through The Nightmare Frontier Door.

So this Bloodborne Amygdala guide will show you how to find this optional boss.

Where To Find Amygdala Boss Fight In Bloodborne?

Bloodborne Amygdala
Amygdala Boss Fight. [Screenshot by eXputer]
The Amygdala boss can only be found in an optional hidden location known as the Nightmare Frontier. Simply getting to this area takes quite a bit of time and the completion of several different steps to be accomplished as part of a checklist. Follow the steps below to learn what you have to do:

Defeat Vicar Amelia

Play through the story until you reach the Cathedral Ward and encounter Vicar Amelia. She should be your second or fourth boss fight, depending on whether or not you’re going for all the optional bosses so far.

Kill her, then interact with the skull that appears in the Grand Cathedral to start a brief cutscene.

Reach The Forbidden Woods

From this new Lamp that appears within the Cathedral upon Amelia’s demise, exit the building and head straight down the multiple flights of stairs. When you reach the large courtyard with the resting Church Giants, take the path behind the giant to the area’s top right.

Now turn left and run past the ledge with the NPC Alfred, down the spiral staircase that leads to the locked door. Interact with this door and choose the password “Fear The Old Blood” to access the Forbidden Woods regions.

Acquire A Tonsil Stone

Although you can get this item from a few different locations, the most accessible place is the Forbidden Woods. When you approach the first village in the area, ignore the main gate and go up the left path.

There should be a bunch of caged dogs here next to a house with a red lantern. Talk to the NPC in this building to receive the Tonsil Stone.

Reach The Lecture Building

Bloodborne Amygdala
First Floor Lecture Building. [Image by eXputer]
Now warp back to the Grand Cathedral lamp again and turn left after exiting the building. Run past the statues and descend further down the path, ignoring or killing the enemies that you encounter. At the end of this route, you should be able to see a massive gateway guarded by an Executioner.

Enter the structure and approach the gate at the far end, but an invisible being will grab you before you can get close. This is an Amygdala, but because you have a Tonsil Stone in your inventory, you will be transported to the first floor of the Lecture Building instead of getting killed.

Approach The Nightmare Frontier Door

Bloodborne Amygdala
Nightmare Frontier. [Screenshot by eXputer]
As soon as you arrive at this new location, light the lamp to your left and then exit the door in front of you. It would be best if you now were inside a massive hall with rows and rows of tables and shelves.

Explore a bit if you want, but your end goal is the single solitary door at the end of this massive area. Opening it will teleport you into the Nightmare Frontier.

The Nightmare Frontier is not an easy location, so we suggest that you are at least level 70 before deciding to tackle this boss. Also, make sure that your weapons are at least upgraded to a +7 and that you bring along a lot of Fire Paper and Molotov Cocktails.

This has been Exputer’s Bloodborne Amygdala guide. Hopefully, it will help you locate the boss fight easily. You can also check out the guide on the Best Soulsborne Games!

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