Is Bloodborne Not Ruthless Enough for You? You Can Gimp Yourself Badly Before You Even Start

on February 14, 2015 12:27 PM

Are you a “Souls” pro player, afraid that Bloodborne might be too easy for you? Fear not, as From Software is going to give you a early chance to give yourself a sizable handicap at the beginning of the game. As a matter of fact, you can do that even before you start.

IGN’s coverage gave us a glimpse on the Origins we can select, and on their western names, but (probably because it was an older build) it didn’t showcase the actual stats of each.

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Yesterday’s livestream was a newer build, and it did include the stats, showing them for four different origins.

Milquetoast

  • Level – 10
  • Blood Echoes – 300
  • Vitality – 11
  • Endurance – 10
  • Strength – 12
  • Skill – 10
  • Bloodtinge – 9
  • Arcane – 8

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Lone Survivor

  • Level – 10
  • Blood Echoes – 420
  • Vitality – 14
  • Endurance – 11
  • Strength – 11
  • Skill – 10
  • Bloodtinge – 7
  • Arcane – 7

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Troubled Childhood

  • Level – 10
  • Blood Echoes – 360
  • Vitality – 9
  • Endurance – 14
  • Strength – 9
  • Skill – 13
  • Bloodtinge – 6
  • Arcane – 9

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Waste of Skin

  • Level – 4
  • Blood Echoes – 10
  • Vitality – 10
  • Endurance – 9
  • Strength – 10
  • Skill – 9
  • Bloodtinge – 7
  • Arcane – 9

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The first three origins all start at level 10 and the sum of the other stats is 60. The only real variation in balance is the number of starting Blood Echoes (the game’s currency used to purchase equipment and is part of the process to upgrade weapons), and that’s a rather small difference anyway.

The last origin is named “Waste of Skin” (the Japanese name is even more explicit, translating to “Shouldn’t Have Been Born”) is different.

Not only it starts you at level 4 and with almost no Blood Echoes, but it’s the only origin (at least among those we saw so far) that begins the game with a stat total of 54, which combined with the lower level will probably make the game a lot more brutal close to the outset.

It’ll be interesting to see just how hard the beginning of the game will become for those who will select “waste of skin” as their origin. I have to admit that I’m tempted. Raising from zero to hero is always fulfilling, isn’t it?

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.