Location Dian Cecht Cathedral
Weakness Strike, Darkness
Reward Craftwork (Manipulative) Shard

Craftwork is a Boss in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. Bosses are special Enemies that are uniquely named, and must be defeated to progress or unlock special abilities.

For shard craftwork, please see this page.


Craftwork Location

  • Location: Found after Dian Cecht Cathedral area, continuing right from where players encountered Zangetsu as a boss.
  • This boss is not optional.



Craftwork Rewards



Craftwork Strategies

Video Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Craftwork will start the fight by busting through the stain glass in the distance. Craftwork is an amalgamation of stained glass in the shape of a hand.It will grab the nearby stout pillars and drop it on players. Gain distance from it when it curls up into a ball as it will jump in the air. It's hitbox will be large as it will open up in the air before it crashes down. Backstepping here will help you maintain your aggressive pace against Craftwork. Be ready to backstep when Craftwork's body becomes a flicking hand. Avoid being in the air as the boss' reach will extend. Use the raised platforms to avoid being cornered by Craftwork. This boss is weak to smashing attacks like from the Morgenstern.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Pillar Grab & Drop Running away from Craftwork/Avoiding being directly under him.
Jump & Grab Backdashing/ Using nearby platforms to avoid him
Flick Attack Backstep several times or double backstep & crouching


Craftwork Lore

Lore notes, information on folklore, etc go here

Lore theories should be clearly marked as such.


Craftwork Notes & Trivia

Voice Actor, homages, and other trivia go here.



Craftwork Image Gallery

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Bloodstained Bosses
Alfred (Boss)  ♦  Andrealphus  ♦  Bael  ♦  Bathin  ♦  Bloodless  ♦  Dominique (Boss)  ♦  Doppelganger  ♦  Gebel  ♦  Glutton Train  ♦  Gremory (Boss)  ♦  O.D.  ♦  Orobas  ♦  Valac  ♦  Valefar  ♦  Vepar  ♦  Zangetsu (Boss)

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    • Anonymous

      lame boss, took me 20 tries on nightmare to beat zangetsu (first playthrough), and murdered this one in about 40 seconds on my first try.

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