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Best Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night: Every Familiar ranked

Want to have the best companion alongside Miriam? Here’s a guide that covers the best Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

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Best Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night

Your goal in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is to save humanity and for that, you cannot compromise on anything. Here’s a list of the best Familiars that can help you in your nerve-racking journey.

Miriam’s path toward beating the alchemist in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is full of ferocious enemies. Hence, it is important for you to be always equipped with the best weapons and Familiars.

Familiars are summonable beings in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. By collecting enough of their Shards, you can make them Miriam’s companion, and choosing the best partner is as crucial as it sounds.

In this guide, we’ll talk about the best Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night gameplay

All Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night ranked from weakest to strongest

Since Familiars can be used differently in various stages of the campaign in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night, we’ll talk about all of them separately. In the list below, they’ve been ranked from weakest to strongest:

8. Dantalion

You would want to use Dantalion is a Familiar in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night only for its strength buffs. Apart from that, it’s basically a flying book that does nothing in terms of attacking, defending, or supporting Miriam.

7. Green Archer

You can get Green Archer by defeating the Breeder boss and clearly, unlocking this Familiar is a grind. Unfortunately, you won’t get any major benefits from this Familiar, and defeating the boss, especially for the archer isn’t worth it.

This is because Green Archer’s initial damage is weak and you can only increase it slightly by upgrading.

The Breeder boss that drops Archer Familiar Shard in Bloodstained

6. Carabosse

At the outset of your journey, you might benefit from Carabosse’s ability to detect hidden walls. She can also heal you with your inventory items if you’re close to dying. However, in terms of combat, she’s one of the weakest Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

5. Buer

The Buer can sometimes block attacks and you can deal damage by launching it. These mechanics are slightly complicated and you can get brilliant damage if the shots land. However, not everyone has been able to comprehend Buer’s unusual playstyle as a Familiar in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night.

As a result, other Familiars with simpler mechanics have been placed higher on this list.

4. Igniculus

Igniculus was introduced in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night with the Child of Light DLC. He supports Aurora, the protagonist, through heals and by inflicting a slow effect on enemies. Many players claim Igniculus was a life-saving Familiar for them when they attempted the campaign as Aurora.

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night official art work

3. Bloodringer

Bloodringer is a sword in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night that can help you with melee combat. As you level it up, its appearance changes, and naturally, the damage output increases.

Overall, Bloodringer is a strong Familiar as its melee support will remain relevant throughout the game. Moreover, unlike some Familiars on this list, you won’t regret leveling up this one.

2. Dullahammer Heads

Dullahammer Heads increase in number as you level them up in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. If you’re able to collect enough shards, a maximum of five heads can become your companion.

The Dullahammer Heads can deal a ton of damage and can help you take out small enemies with ease. At max level, they’re on par with the Silver Knight which is the best Familiar in the game.

1. Silver Knight

From summoning spears at range to blocking enemy damage, there are many abilities that make Silver Knight the best Familiar in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. You can use his attacks of Light against demons and make your expedition a breeze.

Although you cannot max out Silver Knight in a single playthrough, having him by your side is always a huge relief.


Well, this was everything to know about the best Familiars in Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. For more such guides, check out the best Genshin Impact characters, top undefeated Clash Royale decks, and best Genshin Impact artifacts.

Image Credits: Koji Igarashi