Beast Cutter


Imprints (Normal)


Imprints (Uncanny)


Imprints (Lost)

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Requirements & Scaling
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The Beast Cutter is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne. It was introduced in The Old Hunters Expansion and appears to be the Strength equivalent of the Threaded Cane. 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.


Beast Cutter Description

"A trick weapon used by Old Hunters.
This thick iron cleaver slices through the toughest of beast hides, and when transformed the blade splits into sections, allowing one to lash it in the fashion of a heavy whip.
This crude weapon relies on brute force and is regrettably inelegant, suggesting that the hunts of the earliest hunters made for horrific affairs, painted in sanguine black and reds."


Beast Cutter Information

  • Transforms from one-handed cleaver-like sword to a slow, long-range and heavy whip.
  • Classifies as a Serrated weapon.





  • When walking up the stairs to the nightmare version of the Grand Cathedral, turn left onto a small platform, then roll off and walk down some rough terrain to find the weapon on a corpse.

Uncanny Beast Cutter

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 20,000 Blood Echoes.

Lost Beast Cutter

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 20,000 Blood Echoes.



Player Notes

  • A good weapon choice for dealing with large groups of enemies due to its long range, great stagger, and wide swing arc.
  • Acts as a heavy weapon, granting easy staggers and consuming large portions of stamina per swing.
  • This weapon's moveset in both forms consists entirely of Blunt attacks. Using gems that increase Blunt damage is recommended.
  • The weapon's weakest trait is a very low rally potential.
  • Is a serrated weapon, boosting damage against various beasts.
  • The transformation attack from base form to whip form is an overhead slam with medium range. Changing back to cleaver form makes the player do a downward thrust directly in front of them.
  • The whip swings low when using light attacks, good for clearing low lying enemies.
  • The heavy combo attacks consist of far-reaching overhead slams. The second attack of the R2 combo has incredible range, and hits hard enough to flatten most human-sized enemies.
  • When transformed, the dodging light attack (dodge + R1) will not be a whip move, like the rest of its attacks, but rather a quick diagonal slash from your right foot to left shoulder.
  • In whip mode, has the highest amount of windup and recovery frames of any weapon, however, also has the most damage frames.
  • Widely considered a Strength version of the Threaded Cane.
  • Very similar to the Amygdalan Arm, but with faster attacks, serration, less rally, and worse strength scaling.
  • Extremely clublike



Player Preferences

  • An excellent compliment to the Saw Cleaver or Saw Spear, because both weapons are faster but with shorter range compared to Beast Cutter. While they do have decent range on their tricked forms, they can't compare to Beast Cutter's. Both, Saw Cleaver/Saw Spear and Beast Cutter have low stat requirements as well as average-to-low scaling, making them ideal for low-level builds. Also, both of them allow you to use left hand weapon, even in their trick forms. The Saw weapons are best against smaller but faster foes (and single targets like Hunters), while the Beast Cutter is best against groups of foes, especially if they are slow.
  • This weapon is also an ideal compliment to the Beast Claw. While the Beast Claw (transformed) does have an attack for groups, it is best against single targets. The Beast Cutter is the opposite.
  • It's actually not a bad compliment to Logarius' Wheel, either. While both are slow, they both have great stagger and hyper armor in their attacks (transformed for Beast Cutter). The Wheel handles single targets, and Beast Cutter can handle groups (from a longer range as well).
    The Beast Cutter would also go well with the Kirkhammer, because while the Kirkhammer does have the versatile moveset (shortsword for slash and thrust along with speed, and the great hammer form for blunt and stagger), they both lack the range to reliably deal with groups of enemies. Sure, the L2 for the tricked form (great hammer) has a wide swing arc, but not nearly as wide as an R1 attack from the Beast Cutter in tricked form, and it is slower and more unsafe to use... thus, the Beast Cutter comes in (and it has as much stagger). Besides, both weapons have different damage types (shortsword form is Righteous, and the Beast Cutter is Serrated), which helps the complimentary uses for them further.





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Movesets & Videos

Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, 1.02x, 1.04x, 1.06x, 1.06x 25 This weapon's moveset begins with a downward slash, followed by a backhand left to right sweep, then a slightly dragging uppercut, a backhand horizontal sweep, overhead downward slash, and finishes with a final backhand horizontal sweep.
Backstep R1 .95x 30 Thrusting jab straight out.
Dodge R1 .95x 30 After the roll, the weapon performs slightly diagonal uppercut from right to left.
Dash R1 1.10x 35 (+run) Performs a horizontal sweep from right to left.
R2 Attack 1.20x 40 Features a more pronounced horizontal backhand sweep, moving from left to right. The attack starts from well behind the head.
Charged R2 1.90x 70 Performs a overhead swing.
Backstep R2 1.10x 45 Performs a diagonal backhand overhand slash, from left to right.
Dash R2 1.30x 50 The weapon performs an overhead downward smash.
Leap 1.40x 45 (+run) Performs a leaping overhead downward smash.
Transform Attack 1.40x 45 (+x) Swings the Beast Cutter around behind the hunter and then preforms a overhead downward smash.
Transformed Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo .95x, .98x, 1.00x, 1.00x 30 The moveset of the combo alternates slower horizontal sweeps starting from right to left, then left to right, then right to left and so on.
Backstep R1 .90x 40 Sweep from left to right.
Dodge R1 1.00x 40 After the roll, performs an uppercut.
Dash R1 1.10x 35 (+run) Performs a slightly diagonal horizontal sweep from right to left.
R2 Attack/Combo 1.30x, 1.50x 45 Downward slash into the ground that disengages the chain mechanism and extends it outwards. Followed up by another downward slash.
Backstep R2 1.20x 50 After the backstep, performs a thrust action with the weapon's chain disengaging, after feinting a horizontal swipe motion.
Dash R2 1.35x 55 (+run) Performs an overhead downward slash attack.
Leap 1.40x 55 Performs a leapong overhead downward slash attack.
Transform Attack 1.50x 50 (+x) Slams the ground in front of the hunter with the tip of the weapon to transform back to the club




  • Reminds many of the Zanpakutō , a fictional segmented sword that can function as a whip. It is an iconic weapon from the Bleach anime.
  • The untransformed form of the weapon is a cleaver-like serrated club, and it really looks like the samoan war club "Nifo Oti".




Trick Weapons
Amygdalan Arm  ♦  Beast Claw  ♦  Beasthunter Saif  ♦  Blade of Mercy  ♦  Bloodletter  ♦  Blunderbuss  ♦  Boom Hammer  ♦  Burial Blade  ♦  Cannon  ♦  Chikage  ♦  Church Cannon  ♦  Church Pick  ♦  Evelyn  ♦  Fist of Gratia  ♦  Flamesprayer  ♦  Gatling Gun  ♦  Holy Moonlight Sword  ♦  Hunter's Torch  ♦  Hunter Axe  ♦  Hunter Blunderbuss  ♦  Hunter Pistol  ♦  Kirkhammer  ♦  Kos Parasite  ♦  Loch Shield  ♦  Logarius' Wheel  ♦  Ludwig's Holy Blade  ♦  Ludwig's Rifle  ♦  Piercing Rifle  ♦  PVE Builds and Weapons Review  ♦  Rakuyo  ♦  Reiterpallasch  ♦  Repeating Pistol  ♦  Rifle Spear  ♦  Rosmarinus  ♦  Saw Cleaver  ♦  Saw Spear  ♦  Serrated Weapons  ♦  Simon's Bowblade  ♦  Stake Driver  ♦  Threaded Cane  ♦  Tonitrus  ♦  Uncanny Chikage  ♦  Weapon Moveset Damage Comparison  ♦  Whirligig Saw  ♦  Wooden Shield


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    • Anonymous

      31 Aug 2021 13:35  

      this weapon is great with beast blood pellet, you don't have to worry about getting hit due to distance so you can unleash the max damage way better than other weapons.

      Yeah, it doesnt have the best damage but the range is that good that makes a nonsense to judge the weapon just for the raw damage value.

      • Anonymous

        25 Nov 2020 21:39  

        Correction: the segments on the beast cutter do not resemble a Zanpakuto at all.
        Zanpakuto refers to the weapon a shinigami uses in the series, and you're falsely generalizing this idea by mistaking one variant of the weapon for the general theme of the weapon.

        And the term you're referring to is Shikai, which is the base, or untricked form of the weapon.
        And Bankai is the tricked, unleashed form that acts as a whip.

        This is ONLY one weapon, and there are few of the many dozens of Zanpakuto in bleach that have not even the most remote resemblance.

        • Anonymous

          16 Nov 2020 15:39  

          Ehhhh, use the 2 handed form.
          1 handed will not hit anything.
          It does have range. I’ll give it that.

          • Anonymous

            17 Sep 2020 23:25  

            Does Fromsoft still do patches for this game? If so, they need to make this weapon at least scale a little better. Only a C at +10 makes this one of the weakest weapons in the game. Give it a B or A for crying out loud.

            • Anonymous

              14 Aug 2020 11:39  

              This wiki is actual bad. I have a +6 Beast Cutter and still scales D with STR (without blood gem, obviusly).

              • Anonymous

                21 Jul 2020 13:35  

                I got into a whip battle with the hunter npc in brygenwurth who had a threaded cane let's just say the range on the transformed R2 attack payed in dividends puny hunter was crushed

                • Anonymous

                  03 Jun 2020 21:39  

                  Despite being the brutal version of the threaded cane the beast cutter’s transformation attack from club to whip is the most aesthetically pleasing attack in the game at least imo

                  • Anonymous

                    26 May 2020 00:57  

                    Wasn't a big fan of this weapon until just recently. I fell in love with the transformed R2 combo, the range and stagger is bonkers. Just wish the scaling wasn't doodoo, otherwise it's probably the gnarliest weapon in the DLC next to the bloodletter

                    • Anonymous

                      02 May 2020 21:12  

                      - Reminds many of the Zanpakutō - Needs expanding upon as all weapons in the show are Zanpakutō - the one in particular is Zabimaru.

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