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Rifle Spear

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Imprints (Normal)
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Imprints (Uncanny)
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Imprints (Lost)
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Damage
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85
85
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100
100
180
Requirements & Scaling
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10
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11
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9
D
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1


Rifle Spear is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne; it's one of three skill-based "firearm" weapons.

" A trick weapon crafted by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs. A prototype weapon serving as a simple firearm and spear, possibly created in imitation of a lost Cainhurst weapon. Lacks any notable functions, saving that it is the only trick weapon with an attached gun. "


Rifle Spear Information

  • This particular trick weapon transforms between a spear and gun with bayonet attachment (it's actually the spear tip, but folded downwards to create a modified halberd of sorts).
  • Similar to normal firearms, the transformed mode can fire Quicksilver Bullets.
    • It's also fired by pressing L2 like a normal firearm.
    • One thing to keep in mind is that the transformed mode will disable a left-handed firearm, but it still allows you to fire a gun regardless.


Location


Normal

  • It can be found inside a hidden building in Old Yharnam. From the area you fight the first NPC Hunter (who wields a saw spear), drop down where the railing is missing in a corner and land on the ledges below. Go into the building and follow the stairs up; eventually you can find it stashed on a corpse tucked away in a hidden nook as you advance.
  • Bought from the messengers for 4000 blood echoes after acquiring the Powder Keg Hunter Badge.
  • GamingWithGuts: Rifle Spear Location Video

Uncanny Rifle Spear


Lost Rifle Spear

  • Ailing Loran Root Chalice
  • Glyphs: h6nav3wb (Layer ?)
  • Glyphs: r4qs4gux (Layer 2)
  • Glyphs: 2336ttcm (Layer 1) 2nd bonus room before the boss.


Player Notes

  • This particular weapon acts very well as a defensive option when you need to keep opponents at bay.
    • This is due to the weapon's long reach, as well as the built-in gun.
    • It can be an interesting choice for skill builds that need a weapon for crowd control options as well.
    • Since it has a built-in gun, builds that utilize both skill and Bloodtinge are best suited for this trick weapon.
  • The gun is only active while transformed.
    • Unlike the Hunter Blunderbuss or Ludwig's Rifle, which seem to deal the listed Blood Attack per pellet (firing several pellets in a single shot), the Rifle Spear's shot damage seems to total the listed Blood Attack, with each "pellet" being a percentage of the listed value.
    • It will initially fire at the same time as the other "shotguns." However, the Rifle Spear's transformed mode has the fastest continuous firing rate among them.
    • Blood Gems that increase Physical Attack will also increase the Blood Attack value used for the rifle shot.
    • Keep in mind that Bloodtinge will only affect the damage of the rifle shot itself, but at max level it has a fairly high scaling.
    • The gunfire spray pattern seems to be an intermediate between the Hunter Blunderbuss and Ludwig's Rifle.
      • It doesn't spread as quickly as the Hunter Blunderbuss up close, but it does spread more quickly than Ludwig's Rifle.
      • It also doesn't have as effective a damage output from a long distance compared to Ludwig's Rifle, but it does more damage from a considerable distance when compared to the Hunter Blunderbuss.
      • All in all, it's an intermediate between the other two "shotguns," making it adaptable for close and long range combat.
  • R1 attacks are generally thrusting when wielded one-handed (normal mode), and slashing when wielded two-handed (transform mode), with a few exceptions.
    • The mix-up between the attack types (thrust and regular) can help you deal with opponents who are resistant to one form of damage but not the other.
    • When using the regular mode's roll attack, keep in mind it's a very quick slash, making it useful for hitting multiple opponents while dodging (whereas a thrust could've missed).
  • When fully charged, the transformed mode's R2 attack results in the hunter dashing forward an exceptionally long distance.
    • This attack allows the hunter to rapidly close the gap against distant foes.
    • It also can potentially execute very safe backstabs from well out of enemy earshot.
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Fire Paper, Bolt Paper, or the Empty Phantasm Shell.
  • Despite having Arcane scaling listed, the Rifle Spear cannot be converted into Fire/Bolt/Arcane damage to benefit from it (though Flat elemental damage gems will apply).
  • Prior to calibration 1.04, blood gems that grant flat arcane damage would erroneously affect the damage of the rifle shot (specifically, it would add the flat Arcane amount to each individual pellet), making it capable of absurdly high damage. However, this is no longer the case. These gems can still be used to augment the weapon strikes, but they will not affect the rifle shot.
    • Credit goes to Milk Kyou for discovering this bug. Click here to watch his original video.



Stats/Scaling

R: Rally/Regain. The amount of HP regained on an R1 attack immediately after taking damage
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R

+0

85
85
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--
--
--
100
100
E
D
D
D
40

+1

93
93
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--
--
--
--
100
100
E
D
D
D
43

+2

101
101
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--
--
--
--
100
100
E
D
D
D
46

+3

109
109
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--
--
--
--
100
100
E
D
D
D
49

+4

117
117
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--
--
--
--
100
100
E
D
D
D
52

+5

125
125
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--
--
--
--
100
100
E
C
D
D
55

+6

133
133
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--
--
--
100
100
E
C
D
D
58

+7

141
141
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--
100
100
E
C
C
D
61

+8

149
149
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--
--
--
100
100
E
B
C
D
64

+9

157
157
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100
100
E
B
C
D
67

+10

170
170
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100
100
D
B
B
C
70

Average Physical Attack Increase

Strength Stat
Stat Range
Damage per Point
Estimated Attack Gained
11 to 25
1.53
23
26 to 50
0.68
17
51 to 99
0.16
8
Skill Stat
Stat Range
Damage per Point
Estimated Attack Gained
12 to 25
3.57
50
26 to 50
1.64
41
51 to 99
0.37
18

Average Blood Attack Increase(Bloodtinge Stat)

Stat Range
Damage per Point
Estimated Attack Gained
10 to 25
3.19
51
26 to 50
1.52
38
51 to 99
0.35
17

Move sets & Videos

Rifle Spear move set showcase and functionality
Rifle Spear Location (How to Get) - Lucians_sword
Regular Move set
Move
Damage Type & Modifier[1]
Stamina
Effect
R1 Combo
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18
A simple thrust forward, cementing the legacy of spear weapons in From games. The combo repeats the same animation for as long as you have stamina.
Quickstep R1
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28
There are two animations for this attack. The left, forward and back steps have the hunter scrape the ground to the left side of his body and raise the weapon across the body on an upward diagonal. Right step has the blade start overhead and slash down and to the left.
Backstep R1
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30
A quick hop forward and a stab in front of the hunter at about stomach level.
Rolling R1
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28
The weapon is brought to the left side. The tip of the spear creates a few sparks on the ground to the side of the left foot and is swept across the body to the right and up, ending overhead.
Dash
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25 (+run)
Another thrust forward but with subtle changes. The character steps into the lunge more than the standard R1 and extends the spear slightly further.
R2 Attack
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40
The spear is cocked back a little higher and little longer than the R1, but is thrust forward in much the same manner.
Charged
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55
After being brought up with the R2 attack, the spear is lifted higher, above the head and thrust forward and down.
Backstep R2
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45
The spear is lifted vertically overhead and slammed down into the ground, slashing with the tip.
Dash R2
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45 (+run)
This attack is nearly identical to the backstep R2.
Leap
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50
As the character jumps up, the spear is raised overhead parallel to the ground and stabbed forward and down, barely scraping the ground as it strikes.
Transform Attack
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0 (+x)
Regardless of prior action, the spear is brought back and to the right side of the body. The blade slides down to allow the gun to fire from a two handed hip shot.
Transformed Move set
Move
Damage Type & Modifier[2]
Stamina
Effect
R1 Combo
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18
A four strike combo that uses slashing motions primarily in front of the character. The halberd is used to slash from left to right on a downward diagonal from overhead to the ground, followed by a horizontal slash from right to left, an upward diagonal from left to right and a downward diagonal from right to left. After these attacks, the hunter alternates between the last two attacks (left to right up diagonal and right to left down diagonal), until stamina is depleted.
Quickstep R1
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32
Regardless of direction, the weapon is thrust forward. The left hand comes off the handle as the attack is pushed forward.
Backstep R1
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35
A quick thrust forward and slightly up with a two handed grip.
Rolling R1
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32
The spear is thrust forward directly in front of the character. The left hand comes off at the end, very reminiscent of the quickstep R1.
Dash R1
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25 (+run)
A longer thrust that sees the left hand come off the weapon as the hunter stretches forward to maximize strike distance.
R2 Attack
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45
A long windup shows the weapon coming back and to the right at about crouched chest height. The weapon is thrust forward similarly to the dash R1 which sees the left hand come off the weapon.
Charged
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60
The windup from the R2 is extended by bringing the point down to near the ground. The thrust attack that follows is nearly identical to the regular R2 except the character takes several steps forward. This move is excellent for closing the distance to an enemy, provided you have the time to charge it.
Backstep R2
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55
A quick step forward and the weapon is raised up overhead and slammed into the ground in front.
Dash R2
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45 (+run)
A very similar attack as the backstep R2, except from running.
L2
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0
The weapon is brought to the right side about chest level and fired.
Leap
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50
As the character leaps, the weapon is raised up and slashed from right to left in a downward diagonal. The blade skips off the surface of the ground.
Transform Attack
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25 (+x)
Regardless of prior action, the weapon is swept from right to left horizontally, and the blade snaps back into spear mode after the attack is finished and the weapon is behind the hunter.


Trivia

  • According to the Rifle Spear's description, it was designed as an imitation of "a lost Cainhurst weapon".
    • That particular weapon is the Reiterpallasch.
    • It should be noted these two weapons are the only two skill/firearm hybrids whose alternate forms utilize guns.
      • The third skill/firearm hybrid weapon in this game is Simon's Bowblade, which transforms from a sword into a bow.
  • The Rifle Spear is carried by a Yahar'Gul Hunter in the Cathedral Ward.
    • This fight can be tricky because you first encounter a Yahar'Gul Hunter that uses a Tonitrus near the base of the stairs, and if you advance too far towards the houses, the Rifle Spear Yahar'Gul Hunter will join the fight as well.
    • He also uses Ludwig's Rifle, meaning he can hit you from a considerable distance with shotshell pellets no matter what mode he uses for the Rifle Spear.


  1. ^ Tested in PvP with naked characters, BL120 with max weapon
  2. ^ Tested in PvP with naked characters, BL120 with max weapon



    • Uncanny Rifle Spear new and active04 Oct 2016 14:33  

      Found a lost saw cleaver and an uncanny rifle spear on my first ever sinister, that i created for fun and pvp!<br/>I'll keep it up and active for any new players and characters interested<br/><br/>Glyph: 6di5przm<br/>Host: Edward Edgy Mc<br/>Where: Layer 2 pre-boss bonus room<br/>Also: Lost Saw Cleaver on layer 1 pre-boss bonus room.<br/><br/>It's a SINISTER Lower Pthumeru, so make sure you can join sinister dungeons before joining.<br/>If you cant, just create any dungeon with sinister rites and it will unlock.

      • Uncanny Rifle Spear01 Sep 2016 08:20  

        lower pthumeru root chalice (fetid) glyph dvr87ftm <br/>Extra room off to the side before layer 3 lamp<br/>Not sure about roted offering

        • Arcane Scaling05 Jul 2016 08:43  

          So Arcane scales and adds just raw damage? Asking becuase this weapon doesn't seem to have innate magic/fire/bolt damage. <br/> <br/>I've been thinking of using this weapon in conjuction with some of the Arcane tools/side weapons. So this weapon could work for a skill/arcane build?

          • Extreme Range05 Jul 2016 08:43  

            The 2H R2 attack is probably the longest ranged heavy hitting attack I've seen out of all the weapons. Extremely handy on using on a boss if you've summoned some friends, as the boss is distracted you can zoom over and deal a ton of damage. Note for scaling, it starts to lean more towards Skill. Also, the scaling with Bloodtinge only affects the damage of the shotgun blast you see in 2H L2 move.

            • About the first player note...05 Jul 2016 08:43  

              I think that the Rifle Spear's description isn't stating the attached firearm part incorrectly because, while "Trick Weapon" just means the weapons on your right hand from a gameplay perspective, the lore uses the term "Trick Weapon" to refer to weapons that hunters use, which would make Rifle Spear the only Trick Weapon with a firearm attached as the Reiterpallasch was used "by the Knights of Cainhurst" , meaning it isn't a Trick Weapon in the sense that it's not hunter equipment per se. <br/> <br/>Not that important I guess, but I just wanted to point that out.

              • Blood damage is wrong.05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                The Rifle Spear's gun damage is extremely misleading. Even though it says 85 at most it'll deal 20 damage at point blank.

                • Need help05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                  I'm doing a skill/bloodting build and my rifle won't get anymore powerful when I level up with skill or bloodtinge. What's going on? It's just stuck at 101 damage

                  • Uncanny Rifle Spear location05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                    Lower Pthumerian with Rotted and Fetid offerings. Glyph is 'md96ycev'. Layer 1 the SECOND gold side door, right before the boss door.

                    • Bloodtinge05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                      So when you upgrade bloodtinge, it only affects the gun shot in the twe handed form right? If I keep my bloodtinge at minimum req for it, it won't affect the actual damage as long as I don't shoot. Am I right?

                      • Lost Rifle spear05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                        Found One in the First floor Post-area of an Ailing Loran Chalice Dungeon. Glyph 2336ttcm.<br /><br/>Also Contains an Uncanny Beast claw in the Pre-area of the Same Floor.

                        • Charged R2 instead of viceral05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                          Does the charged R2 in rifle form charge fast enough to hit someone staggered for viceral by the rifle? Haven't tested it yet but if that's possible, imagine the damage.

                          • Rank C Arcane Scaling???05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                            It can get rank C scaling in arcane yet you can not put blood gems on it to make it do any of the elemental damages. <br/>so why does it even get decent arcane scaling when you cant take advantage of it? <br/> an oversight perhaps?

                            • skill scaling05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                              I recently picked up the rifle spear, and i'm pretty sure it had a C in skill scaling, not D. I can't look it up now cause i stopped playing, but maybe someone else can

                              • Thoughts on a Build?05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                I'm making a build which uses this and the Flamesprayer. <br/>I think it'll work out well and it can be assembled early on due to both weapons locations, but if I get invaded, I think I'm screwed due to the slow initial shot from the Spear (1 second delay) <br/>Can I get some help? <br/>-SilverDranglor

                                • Look away05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                  By far the worst weapon overall, 1H moveset is all pokes, 2H set R1 attacks are same dmg as 1H in dmg but much slower. <br/>Have some use in fighting 1vs1 but terrible versus more then one.The only use of this weapon is it 2H charged attack, <br/>if you not the fan of using one attack only then use other weapon.

                                  • Changes05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                    Finally got this page finished. <br /><br/><br /><br/>The Rifle Spear is one of those weapons that people tend to hate because it feels &quot;boring&quot; compared to some of the other weapons out there. In general, the built-in shotgun alone makes this a worthy choice for both PVE and PVP, granted that spamming it will earn the wrath of every PVPer you come across. Overall it's a good technical weapon for people looking to mix up their options when fighting either a single opponent or a whole group.

                                    • Another Lost Rifle Spear (along with other 3 weapons) in my dungeon05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                      Glyph: 2mqkc4cv <br/>Ailing Loran root chalice. both offerings. <br/> <br/>Uncanny beast claw and lost rifle spear in layer 1, lost hunter axe in layer 2 (I think) and uncanny tonitrus in layer 3.

                                      • stat scaling question05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                        If I'm reading this right stat scaling is better with lower numbers does that mean i should just cap those stats at 25 or am I reading it wrong?

                                        • Uncanny Rifle Spear Glyph05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                          Dungeon is Sinister Lower Pthumeru Root, and the glyph is: 3ukjayjk <br/> <br/>Uncanny Rifle Spear is in the side room before the first boss, Layer 1. <br/>There is also a Lost Saw Spear in Layer 3 of this glyph's dungeon. <br/> <br/>Happy hunting!

                                          • Love this weapon05 Jul 2016 08:43  

                                            Started a Bloodtinge/Skill build and have been using the Rifle Spear for most of the first half along with the Threaded Cane. <br/>I really like the simplicity of this weapon and have found it to be very useful and quite powerful. It's pretty easy to get early on. Love that I can parry while two handing, and that charged R2 is nasty! Great for taking out bigger enemies from a distance. Bloodborne may not have as many weapons as Dark Souls did, but I think each one really is unique and viable in the right hands.

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