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

      A serrated weapon that deals blunt damage and turns into a whip that scales with strength... Yeah, this feels natural.

      • Anonymous

        Dude that 2nd transformed R2 is insane. Has the highest multiplier on the weapon, insane reach, pancakes most enemies and stuns bosses like it was nothing and can headshot. Easily one of the best attacks in the game

        • Anonymous

          One of my favorite weapons.

          I love the transformed mode. Good damage, range, and stagger.

          The Beast Cutter is awesome.

          • Anonymous

            My favorite weapon in the game.

            Heavy, satisfying smacks and a range that breaks PVE. Flatten enemies behind walls and on different platforms with a meaty THONK.

            • Anonymous

              I think the old hunter mobs who wield this just make it 10x cooler. With their big hats and edgy slow walks.

              • Anonymous

                Kirkhammer’s holy slash/thrust dmg is a perfect compliment to the serrated blunt dmg. Man, beast, or kin. They all die the same.

                • Anonymous

                  After trying just about every half viable build in pve and having loads of fun with all the different setups and (mostly) perfect gems in thousands of hours of playtime, this is by far the most dominating weapon in pve when you have good knowledge of enemy placement and boss movesets. throw 2 adept blunt gems and a heavy abyssal on this beast (cutter) while running a strength based quality build, this is SO incredibly fun to use and it destroys.. haaard. if you like colossal weapons in souls games for their wide sweeps and satisfying overhead slams, this thing is most definitely gonna be one of your favourite weapons.

                  • Anonymous

                    After all this years this is still my all time favourite, with Moonlight and Amygdala's arm up there as well.
                    If you're running a dedicated strength build you won't be disappointed by this beauty, helped my a lot against the dungeons Amygdala required to reach Yahrnam and the paltinum trophy because if it's transformed R1, rage is great for smacking Amy's head.
                    Overall good damage, even better when you farm for some good 28% gems down in the dungeons, becomes great for pvp too when you get used to range and spacing and even closed it stays brutal in duels.
                    Pick this up and start having fun cutting some limbs.

                    • Anonymous

                      What an EPIC weapon. The sound effects are just... bliss. Range is terrifyingly good, but the tradeoff to this all is damage and scaling being... eyyyhh, eyyyeehhhhh, not so good. 15/20 points, but if it were up to my personal enjoyment I'd give this thing far more points... it deserves it.

                      • Anonymous

                        This weapon is criminally underrated. The C scaling in strength isn’t great, but it makes up for it with insane crowd control. It isn’t the most optimal weapon for a strength but it absolutely deletes. Definitely a fun second weapon for a strength build.

                        • Anonymous

                          It's a heavy spiked club for bashing beastly bastards and turns into a big chain covered in sharp metal teeth for hooking into the flesh of monsters and retracting with all of their skin, blood, tendons, and bones attached like you're pulling the spine out of a snake. They say this thing is just as horrifying as the creatures it crushes, but I find it beautifully brutal and delightfully disgusting.

                          • Anonymous

                            It would comparable with bleach's zanpakuto called "zambimaru" if the latter actually killed something. Renji is fkin useless.

                            And yeah, the wiki's note about it isn't really accurate. Zanpakutos are many and very different from each other. this blade only looks like one of them.

                            • Anonymous

                              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

                                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

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

                                  • Anonymous

                                    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

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

                                      • Anonymous

                                        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

                                          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

                                            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

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

                                              • Anonymous

                                                This weapon is very underwhelming. People praise it for its good crowd control and range but I just don't see it. Trying to fight a group of enemies will quickly get you killed due to the slow recovery time of the swings in whip mode and low rally, and the range is nothing special either. Plus this weapon has such a***** scaling that it won't do much damage until you're at late game with 50 strength and with blunt and heavy abyssal gems from deepest dungeons. The Amygdalan Arm is a way better weapon IMO. I admit its fun to pancake enemies with the R2 + R2 followup. Hitting the brainsuckers through the walls in the orphanage has also never been easier because the jump attack for some reason doesn't get cancelled by walls..? Overall it's a very disappointing strength weapon and gets outclassed by other weapons that scale stronger.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Finally, now I can cosplay those damn chain axe snakemen from archdragon peak. Screw you and your physics. I'm gonna merk you, whether or not it's through three walls, a fridge, and your neighbor's house

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Fun fact: the beast cutter transformed jumping attack is the only one in the entire series that deflects off walls.

                                                    • This weapon is amazing in transformed mode, you can come back to Amigdala, Keper of the Old Lord, Keeper if Something Else and prove they were wrong. Still, in untransformed mode it hits slower and weaker than the untransformed Pizza Cutter (even with +65 str Gem).

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        The wikipage is incorrect. Beastcutter gets a C Rank scaling when maxed out. I used it on my latest STR build

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Its base form and attack animations resemble a Hammer Head style weapon, like Anotsu's from Blade of the Immortal. I think it's fictional but it was the first thing that came to mind when I saw it. Haven't watched Bleach so i couldn't know of anything else...

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            So with a STR build (50+) This weapon would benefit best with a Cursed Heavy Abyssal to boost the STR scaling to S, and then two Max Cursed Adept Blunt gems it would seem, as all of it's attacks are blunt.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Is the wiki outdated? My beast cutter only has a D scaling in strength at +6. This is my first time playing bloodborne so I apologize for my novicity.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Is this a good weapon for pure fire damage through fire gems? How is its scaling with Arcane on +8? Do they loose serrated damage when "infused" with fire?

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Does the stagger increase even more with blunt gems added? And would 3 blunt gems be more stagger than lets say 1 blunt gem if this is the case?

                                                                  I also keep hearing that the backstep r2 poke is thrust? Anyone know?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    The hunters axe has the highest rally in the game and the descripton states that it has a heavy blunt attack leading to high rally potential. Beast cutter is a heavy cleaver/club that deals 100% blunt damage, lowest rally potential in the game. Can anyone explain this? Surely it couldn't be an oversight

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      This weapon kinda enforces passive play cause it's slow, does a lot of damage and has low rally potential

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        The non-transformed state always surprises me with how fast it is. Moves faster than the non-transformed Kirkhammer or LHB, I'm pretty sure. It's scaling is kind of BS though.

                                                                        • Whoever saying this weapon sucks in pvp: GIT GUD. The baiting potential on this thing is huge, plus it staggers a lot specially with the R2. Its great for catching people who like to quickdash a lot since the R1s are a little bit delayed compared to other weapons, and people almost alwats misjudge the range on this thing. Granted, it has lower damage than other weapons, but i think it's just to balance out the advantages this weapon has

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Ideal for dealing with hordes such as those found in chalice dungeons, but be mindful, this weapons attacks are wide reaching but leave you exposed for a long period of time, the best use i've found with this weapon is in tight corridors where my hapless prey couldn't begin to move without being assaulted mercilessly. Also as for the rally potential it does have a pretty poor rally potential but this is made up for with the fact it can hit as many targets as a fully charged R2 from the Burial Blade. In short, a fantastic crowd control and "poke poke poke" weapon, but be sure you have a faster weapon on standby as the speed of this weapon is its greatest downfall.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              It looks like the beast cutter is a beastBTW you made the beast CUTTER deal nothing but blunt damage. You had one job fromsoft

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                                                                                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.

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