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Whirligig Saw

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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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95 - - - -
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- - 100 100 230
Requirements & Scaling
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18
B
12
E
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D
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The Whirligig Saw is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne, introduced with The Old Hunters DLC. There are 3 versions of this weapon: Normal, Uncanny and Lost. The only known differences being the Gem Imprints and the locations in which they are found.

 

Whirligig Saw Description

"A trick weapon crafted by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs, and weapon of choice of the Old Hunter Valtr, the Beast Eater.
This weapon pummels beasts in its mace form, but its true strength lies in its attached mechanical saws.
These discs, lined with serrated teeth,spin rapidly, thrashing the flesh of beasts into fine shreds."

 

Whirligig Saw Information

 

Location

Normal

  • From the Nightmare Church go down the stairs and follow the path. Drop down into the pools of blood of follow the path further until you reach the Cannon Executioner. Follow the left wall and turn down the path, the weapon is at the end.

Uncanny Whirligig Saw

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 30,000 Blood Echoes.

Lost Whirligig Saw

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 30,000 Blood Echoes.

 

Player Notes

  • This weapon is classed as serrated in its transformed mode.
  • Buzzsaw form seems capable of scoring multiple hits. In PvP, this makes the weapon ideal for punishing dodge-spammers.
    • It also is a good choice for Poison gems due to easily scoring multi-hits with many of its attacks, including its L2.
  • Press and hold L2 during transformed mode to perform continuous, multiple buzzsaw hits at the cost of stamina being consumed over time. This is capable of stun-locking most enemies for as long as the buzzsaw continues and is great for boss fights, as it allows cooperators to join in the attack and direct the foe's attention away from the person wielding the buzzsaw so they may safely retreat after running out of stamina.
  • When using the L2 attack in transformed mode, after the initial L2 thrust, the constant saw attack can be cancelled at any time. Meaning the user can hold the saw in place and maximize damage output all the while given the opportunity to dodge at the last second before the enemy can land a strike assuming they can poise through the Whirligig's attack.
  • A fully charged R2 will rear the weapon back and slam it on the ground, all the while accelerating the buzzsaw. The main damage source will come from the ground slam itself, meaning that you can miss the target and only do minor damage while simply sawing the ground near them. Make sure that the buzzsaw itself connects fully through the entire attack duration for maximum damage.

 

       

Stats/Scaling

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+0

95 - - - - - - 100 100 B E - D -

+1

104 - - - - - - 100 100 B E - C -

+2

113 - - - - - - 100 100 B E - C -

+3

122 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - C -

+4

131 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - C -

+5

140 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - B -

+6

149 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - B -

+7

158 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - B -

+8

167 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - B -

+9

176 - - - - - - 100 100 A E - B -

+10

190 - - - - - - 100 100 S D - B -

 

 

Movesets & Videos

Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, 1.04x, 1.08x, 1.13x 25 Diagonal horizontal slash from the right shoulder to the left foot, horizontal backhand swipe from left to right, followed by a backhand diagonal slash from the right shoulder to the left foot, then a forward thrust, another backhand diagonal slash, followed by a thrust.
Backstep R1 .93x 20 Performs a forward thrust.
Dodge R1 ?? ~ ?? ?? ~ ?? After the roll, performs a horizontal swipe from right to left.
Dash R1 1.13x 35 (+run) Performs a forward thrust.
R2 Attack 1.23x 40 Overhead vertical slam.
Charged R2 1.73x 70 Performs a powerful horizontal swipe from right to left.
Backstep R2 1.33x 35 Performs a sweeping uppercut from the right foot across the body.
Dodge R2 ?? ?? After the roll, performs a downward slam.
Dash R2 1.53x 50 Performs a downward slam.
Leap 1.60x 55 (+run) Performs a leaping ground slam.
Transform Attack 1.53x 45 (+x)  
Transformed Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.33x, 1.37x, 1.49x 30 Alternates two horizontal swipes from different directions, followed by a thrust, an overhand vertical slam, then a horizontal swipe from right to left.
Backstep R1 1.33x 30 Performs a backhanded uppercut from the left foot to the right shoulder.
Dodge R1 ?? ~ ?? ?? ~ ?? Performs a forward thrust.
Dash R1 1.44x 35 (+run) Performs a backhand horizontal swipe moving from left to right.
R2 Attack 1.73x 50, 60 A horizontal and diagonal slash from the left shoulder to the right foot.
Charged R2 (30*3 + 180) ?? Performs a backhand overhead ground slam that appears to be a horizontal swipe at the beginning.
Backstep R2 (30*2+120) 40 Performs an overhand vertical slam.
Dodge R2 ?? ?? After the roll, performs a backhanded diagonal slash from the left shoulder to the right foot.
Dash R2 1.86x 55 (+run) Performs a dragging saw backhand vertical and slightly diagonal uppercut.
L2
1.06x+65+30+65
25+10+10 Hold to use spinning saw. Will inflict damage as long as it's spinning, consuming stamina. Release L2 to stop the spinning.
Leap 2.00x 55 Performs a backhand leaping ground slam.
Transform Attack (30*2+105) 50 (+x)  

Trivia

  • If you use the L2 buzzsaw attack against Orphan of Kos and hold it in place, it attempts to make an immediate counterattack for each time it gets hit by the whirring blades, only to get interrupted by the next hit. It shrieks every time it attacks, so as a result, it lets loose dozens of overlapping shriek sound effects for as long as you hold it in place.
  • A whirligig is defined as a toy that is constantly spinning, such as a top or pinwheel, or as something regarded as hectic and constantly changing.
  • Similar to most Powder Keg weapons sharing homage to Armored Core weapons, the Whirligig Saw is based on the Grind Blade.     



    • Anonymous

      31 May 2017 08:31  

      I noticed this weapon scales very nicely with arcane. Does having high arcane actually increase the damage or is it just for runes?

      • Anonymous

        Laurence, who?23 Sep 2016 16:24  

        I had such a hard time against Laurence, then i used this weapon in its transformed mode. Not only did i whoop his ass but his guts was all over the place (which is really satisfying when the boss has killed you like 100+ times

        • Anonymous

          no messengers, but patches24 Jul 2016 19:29  

          So I went to dungeon 8i29rqz3, and instead of there being the bath messengers, patches was there instead. It would seem that once you befriend patches he replaces the bath messengers in dungeons, and his items don't cost anymore than buying it from the dungeon messengers.

          • Anonymous

            So... I just co-oped with somebody who had this.05 Jul 2016 14:41  

            Is there a legit, obscure way to get this right now, or did he hack it in somehow? Because he was definitely wielding it.

            • Anonymous

              Snail lady05 Jul 2016 14:41  

              So I was walking along and to my surprise, and many other's i'd assume, a giant snail shell fell out of the sky. In this shell was a lady, who I am calling snail lady. If you use the L2 attack with teh saw it'll damage her slightly, waking her up. she then does nothing. Killing her grants no echos, and she respawns if you reload the area. WHO IS THE SNAIL LADY AND WHAT IS SHE FOR?

              • Anonymous

                nerf?05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                No official patch notes just a translation. But it seems the damage on this weapon was reduced. <br/>http://www.product-reviews.net/2015/12/02/bloodborne-1-08-update-notes-after-server-maintenance/

                • Anonymous

                  OP05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                  Plain and simple. My fav DLC weapon since i first saw it on that trailer...but this thing is just OP. Should be nerfed.

                  • Anonymous

                    This weapon...05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                    Is pretty much unbeatable in pvp, people just hold L2 for the win! Is there a way to parry or counter it?

                    • The Whirligig Saw is the official name?05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                      Sigh...Power Kegs, you only had to do one thing, and one thing only: not give a massive circular chainsaw-mace a funny sounding name, and you blew it.....

                      • Anonymous

                        IRL dilema05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                        I just called a Pizza Cutter "Whirligig Saw" . . . I don't know whether or not this means I have been playing too much BB, but for now I am no longer maining the Pizza Cutter.

                        • Anonymous

                          More opness to food melter05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                          Someone should write down in notes that you can fill your beasthood bar pretty quickly with L2 continious hits.

                          • Anonymous

                            Hitbox05 Jul 2016 14:41  

                            Wasn't super impressed with this weapon until I tried it on some bosses and realized how big the hitbox is on that saw blade. Swing it around without a care in the world and find that you are punishing boss weakspots for much easier visceral attacks and armor breaks. Give it a try.

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