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This article is about the cult, the Brigmore Witches. You may be looking for the DLC, The Brigmore Witches.

The Brigmore Witches are a coven located in the city of Dunwall, taking up residence in the abandoned Brigmore Manor. While little is known about them, they are said to be powerful black magic practitioners who have at least some involvement with the Outsider.

They are hostile toward the Whalers, with their leader, Delilah Copperspoon, directing Overseers to attack their base and attempting to have Daud killed, and they are the main antagonists of Dishonored's final DLC, The Brigmore Witches. Some of the Brigmore Witches, including Breanna Ashworth, return to Delilah's side as part of her new coven in Dishonored 2.

Equipment and skills

Each witch receives her powers from Delilah via a version of Arcane Bond, similar to Daud and his assassins. Witches possess several supernatural abilities such as Blink and Thorns and can also perform a Windblast-like scream. Master Witches are capable of summoning Blood Briars, tendrils that pull and ensnare Daud, causing significant damage. When in combat, the Painted Flesh ability changes a witch's skin colour depending on their subtype.[1] This change reverts with their death.

Melina demonstrates an otherwise-unseen power by destroying a room at Coldridge Prison, though it is unknown whether all witches have this ability, or exactly how it works.


Idle Chat

  • "One of my dear sisters has wandered away from here." (when noticing a companion is missing)
  • "Someone should be here. I'll watch for our enemies." (when noticing a companion is missing)
  • "I wonder if she's the one who's been putting teeth under my pillow. Tonight I'll close my eyes and pretend to sleep."
  • "It's only right that I took it. My sister had no need of such a thing. It was rightfully mine."
  • "I will comb her hair again in the evening. And another time on the following night. Then on the third I'll put a needle to her throat."
  • "Does Lady Delilah favor me, do you think? Has she mentioned me?"
  • "This place is always so wet. My mother and father kept a dry house. So clammy here."
  • "Where can I find the heart of a bloodox, now that all the farmers are dead from the plague?"
  • "Someone is prowling, my love. Someone who's not supposed to be here." (when noticing a companion is missing)
  • "There is someone here. I know it." (when noticing a companion is missing)
  • "Had to leave the Flooded District, we did. For sure. Then the warehouse. How long will we stay at the manor? How long..."
  • "No, no, it's one thimble of quick-silver and three kingsparrow feathers. Never the other way 'round."
  • "Watch for his shadow. Listen for the heels of his boots. He is here, I tell you."
  • "I'll start a new pair of boots tomorrow. These are worn down and I feel a draft on my toes."

Idle Questions

  • "Are we to watch Lady Delilah paint tonight?"
  • "Are you brewing the elixir again this week?"
  • "Will you join us for a swim later?"
  • "Is the new sister settled in yet? Will she last, I wonder?"
  • "Will Lady Delilah feast us with a brace of rabbits tonight?"
  • "Will we leave this place soon or stay for another season?"

Idle Answers

  • "Please. I'm sick of hearing about it."
  • "Yes, of course, my love."
  • "Really, sister. You ought to have your mind on more important things."
  • "I wish I knew."
  • "There's little chance of that."
  • "Oh, yes, my dear. Oh, yes."


  • "Let me see, where could you be?"
  • "Be thorough. We must make sure."
  • "Oh, I'll find you!"
  • "Come out, come out, wherever you are…"
  • "We know you're here, you skullwug!"
  • "If you come out I have a present for you."
  • "You must be frightened. Show yourself, little toad."
  • "Come out, dear. It's no use."
  • "You're going to suffer when I find you."
  • "Someone is prowling, my love. Someone who's not supposed to be here.”
  • "There is someone here. I know it."


  • "Oh, no!"
  • "By the Void!"
  • "Gone, gone. Just like that." (when enemy escapes)
  • "Cunning, but we'll meet again and I'll pull out your veins." (when enemy escapes)
  • "Gone, gone, gone away. And we only wanted to play." (when enemy escapes)
  • "Wake up, you fool." (when finding unconscious body)
  • "And who might this be, I wonder?"
  • "Where are you?!"
  • "Come out, now! I'll have your eyes."


  • "Bring him down, sisters!"
  • "Get around him!"
  • "Here's a friend for you!" (when summoning a blood briar)
  • "I call you from the Void!" (when summoning a blood briar)
  • "We will make you suffer, little toad."
  • "Your blood will be ours!"
  • "Your blood will make a fine soup."
  • "Help me! A stranger is among us!"
  • "We'll hang you from a tree tonight!"
  • "I will put your teeth on a silk thread."
  • "Tonight we'll burn you to ashes."
  • "I will bend you across my knee!"
  • "I'll read signs from your guts!"
  • "To the Void with you!"
  • "Sisters, help me!"
  • "Lay down, my love!"
  • "Strike at him!"
  • "He's clever."
  • "Watch out!"
  • "Bleed for us!"
  • "Fall and die!"
  • "Ha-HA!"
  • "Die!"
  • "I'll eat your heart, you scamp!"
  • "Stab at him!"

Return to Idle

  • "Nothing then. Another spirit playing mischief."


  • The witches encountered in The Brigmore Witches are of the same subtype, all turning green during combat.
    • Delilah does not appear to use the Painted Flesh ability as her skin does not change colour.
  • In Dishonored, the Brigmore Witches are mentioned in a note by Anton Sokolov about making statues of the witches for the Golden Cat.
  • In addition to serving Delilah, the Brigmore Witches take a particular interest in Daud; Delilah claims in The Knife of Dunwall that she is sparing him for the "sake of [her] sisters", and two witches in the Brigmore Manor solarium can be heard claiming their sisters speak of him with awe, "like stupid school girls".
  • According to Harvey Smith, the Brigmore Witches are "a diverse mix, all called by Delilah's Arcane Bond power", and they come from different cultures and socio-economic levels.[2]
  • The first person to join Delilah was Breanna Ashworth, and "they roamed the lands, wild and free".[2]


The Brigmore Witches

Dishonored 2


  1. Developer Commentary - Thorns
  2. 2.0 2.1 Developer Commentary - Brigmore Witches