Burial Blade


Imprints (Normal)


Imprints (Uncanny)


Imprints (Lost)

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Requirements & Scaling
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Burial Blade (Japanese: 葬送の刃 Funeral Blade) is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne; it's one of two skill/arcane hybrid weapons.


Burial Blade Description

"Trick weapon wielded by Gehrman, the first hunter."
A masterpiece that defined the entire array of weapons crafted at the workshop. Its blade is forged with siderite, said to have fallen from the heavens.
Gehrman surely saw the hunt as a dirge of farewell, wishing only that his prey might rest in peace, never again to awaken to another harrowing nightmare. "


Burial Blade Information

  • This trick weapon assumes the form of either a one-handed curved sword or a two-handed scythe.




  • It can be purchased from the Messengers for 60,000 Blood Echoes after defeating Gehrman, the First Hunter and acquiring the Old Hunter Badge from him.
    • To make Gehrman fight you, the "Refuse" option must be selected.
    • If one accepts his proposal, the game will outright end there and it will be impossible to obtain this weapon in that playthrough (not including the uncanny/lost forms found in the chalice dungeons).
    • Normally, the Burial Blade can only be obtained in NG+ and beyond. However, one can bypass this by using Bold Hunter's Mark, or being killed, during The Moon Presence boss battle.

Uncanny Burial Blade

  • Pthumerian Labyrinth
  • Glyph:
    • nzzn259g (Layer 1) Speed run strat: This is the earliest dungeon after you create your own Pthumerian Labyrinth after beating Blood-Starved Beast and can be entered after doing so. From starting lantern, enter next room, open and enter left side door (not progression doors marked by lanterns). Climb ladder, turn left to go through open door. Enemies will start appearing as soon as you enter this room and they are tough! Turn right and go thru open door, then go diagonally across the next room to far right corner. Open door and enter. Enemies will be waiting as soon as you open the door. Cross this room, drop down to lower level and proceed through the open door in the middle of the far wall. Up the stairs and straight ahead to the coffin for the weapon. 
  • Lower Ailing Loran Root Chalice
  • Glyphs:
    • kkqmduet (Layer 1) go into the first side door before the first lamp, follow until you get to the treasure room. there are two bell maidens in the room before the treasure room and a Silverbeast guarding the coffin with the weapon
    • uae9r5av (Layer 2), After the second lamp go the way right, in the next room use the door on the other side (not down the hole), go through the next rooms to the end of a suspension bridge and use the second door (the door in the middle). In the next room take the ladder up and go through the door over the next bridge. Defeat the Silverbeast and open the sarcophagus.
    • 6rxwxu3e (Layer 3) In a treasure room before the final boss guarded by a Silverbeast. Kill the beast and open the sarcophagus. A Blood Rock can also be found through the first door at the beginning of the dungeon.

Lost Burial Blade

  • Pthumeru Ihyll Root Chalice (Cursed Fetid Rotted)
  • Glyphs: rv86s442 (Layer 1)
  • Note: In the treasure room at the third section before the first boss fight


Player Notes

  • Compared to other weapons with similar attack speeds, the Burial Blade sacrifices a bit of raw damage for better crowd control capabilities thanks to its wide swings, long range and high rally potential (especially in scythe form).
  • The curved sword form utilizes wide swings with decent range and attack speed.
  • The scythe form grants an even further reach that specializes in crowd control as well.
    • It grants poise mid swing, allowing the hunter to withstand light damage without being staggered.
    • Keep in the mind the scythe doesn't have to hit enemies in the "sweet spot" of the blade; enemies struck by the handle will still take full damage.
  • Both R2 attacks change direction depending on how long it is charged for.
    • The curved sword's R2 attack is a vertical slice when tapped, and horizontal when fully charged.
    • The scythe's R2 attack is a horizontal slice (with decreased range) when tapped, and diagonal when fully charged.
  • When fully charged, the scythe's R2 attack has extraordinary reach and is capable of sending most regular sized enemies flying, including some bosses.
    • This attack can pierce through walls and thin surfaces, allowing one to hit enemies behind doors or pillars.
    • However, it also consumes a huge amount of stamina (100) and has trouble hitting small enemies.
  • This weapon shares many similarities with the Blade of Mercy.
    • Both weapons have a direct scaling with arcane towards their damage outputs.
    • They cannot be buffed by external sources.
    • Furthermore, it's impossible to modify their damage type into Fire/Bolt/Arcane through blood gem fortification.
    • Like the Blade of Mercy, the Burial Blade shares the same unique visual effect and sound for the quick-/backstep and running attacks.
    • In the Weapons' descriptions it is also stated they're both (And the only two in the game) made of a rare material: Siderite. 
  • Blood gems increasing Arcane damage do work on this weapon, but given the low arcane damage it has is it not recommended to rely on this. 




80 -- 30 -- -- -- --- 100 100 E C -- D


88 -- 33 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E C -- D


96 -- 36 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E C -- D


104 -- 39 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E C -- D


112 -- 42 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E C -- D


120 -- 45 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C


128 -- 48 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C


136 -- 51 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C


144 -- 54 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C


152 -- 57 -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- B


160 -- 60 -- -- -- -- 100 100 D B -- B


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 0.14 7

Skill Stat

Stat Range Damage per Point Estimated Attack Gained
13 to 25 3.69 48
26 to 50 1.68 42
51 to 99 0.37 18

Arcane Stat

Stat Range Damage per Point Estimated Attack Gained
8 to 25 1.11 20
26 to 50 0.60 15
51 to 99 0.12 6



Move sets & Videos

Numbers were tested on a level 120 player with no armor using a +10 Burial Blade. Numbers are rounded to the nearest 100th.

Regular Move Set

Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1x, 1.04x, 1.09, 23 Four hits: Right-to-left horizontal slash using the convex side of the blade, left-to-right reverse with the concave side, nearly vertical top-to-bottom slash with the convex, reverse bottom-to-top slash with the concave. Sequence repeats if you have enough stamina. The first two hits are good for enemies trying to surround you.
Quickstep R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.09x 25 Advances forward using the point of the blade in a straight thrust. You finish half a step ahead of where you started. Decent speed, okay reach.
Backstep R1 thrust.jpgarcane.jpg1.05 22 The sword is thrust directly forward.
Rolling R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.20 25 After completing the roll, the blade is raised from the ground to overhead in a mostly vertical slashing motion.
Dash R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.4x 20 (+run) A left-to-right horizontal slash that is at least a three-quarter circle.
R2 Attack physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.45x 45 Nearly vertical top-to-bottom slash after a short windup. Has a slight recovery time.
Charged R2 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg2.5x 65 A right-to-left full circle horizontal slash.
Backstep R2 physical_atk.jpg1.6x 38 Overhead vertical slash, slams the ground.
Dash R2 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.66x 25 (+run) Identical to the uncharged R2 attack.
Leap physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.84x 60 Overhead swing that slams the ground.
Transform Attack physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg2.3x 25 (+x) Quickly puts the blade onto the folded handle, handle extends, pulls scythe around and down a right-to-left diagonal slash. The slash is very fast.

Transformed Move Set

Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.2x, 1.2x, 1.25x 28 First strike is a diagonal left-to-right slash. Then there's a horizontal right-to-left, followed by two left-to-right horizontal strikes. Then it repeats the right-to-left.
Quickstep R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.3x 22 Dodges backwards, gives a short hop forward, and a short right-to-left cut, almost pulling towards them. Only recovers about half the distance of the dodge.
Backstep R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.18 22 The weapon is brought in front of and slightly to the right of the hunter. The blade is then pulled in and down to slash the blade back toward the hunter.
Rolling R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.12x 22 Similar to the sword form, the weapon is scraped on the ground and raised in an upward slashing motion.
Dash R1 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.55x 18 (+run) A left-to-right diagonal uppercut.
R2 Attack physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.95 40 Drops the scythe blade-down behind the back, pulls it around into a left-to-right horizontal swing. Shorter range, but appears to have at least 180 degrees of arc.
Charged R2 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg3x 100 Holds the scythe blade-down with both hands, releases it into a diagonal right-to-left slash with a step forward.
Backstep R2 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.95x 38 Hops backwards, takes a step forward during a three-quarter-circle left-to-right slash. Starts behind you, finishes on your right side.
Dash R2 physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg2.05x 25 (+run) Overhead swing, slams the ground.
Leap physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.95x 60 Good distance on the leap, overhead swing slightly from the left, slams the ground.
L2 Two-handed special physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.85x, 1,5x, 2.05x, 2.05x 40 ~ 50 Seems to be four hits: Overhead ground slam from left-to-right, overhead ground slam right-to-left, left-to-right rising diagonal slash, left-to-right horizontal slash.
Transform Attack physical_atk.jpgarcane.jpg1.2x 20 (+x) Left-to-right horizontal swing of the scythe, detaches the blade at the end of it, transforming it into a sword.




  • The Burial Blade was the first trick weapon ever created, and it inspired others to develop new trick weapons, usually on the premise of adapting to different combat scenerios.
    • Not all weapons adapt to different combat scenerios (e.g. Tonitrus), but the Burial Blade still inspired an entire series of weapons that could "transform" to satisfy different purposes.
    • It was created, and exclusively wielded, by Gehrman.
  • A Burial Blade can be found above the workshop table in the Hunter's Dream.
  • The weapon's description mentions that "Its blade is forged with siderite, said to have fallen from the heavens."
    • is the real-life alternate name for an iron meteorite. Due to its extraterrestrial nature, it could be the reason why it has direct scaling with arcane and cannot be tampered by external sources.
    • Both the Burial Blade and the Blade of Mercy mentions the use of it in their descriptions.
    • Interestingly enough, these two weapons also resemble the talons of Mergo's Wet Nurse.
  • The shape of the scythe highly resembles Rurufon's scythe from Shadow Tower Abyss, an early title created by From Software as well as being recurring weapons in Souls series.
  • A strange bug on rare occurrences the cape on the hunter may come off, usually in a boss fight you could notice if you dodge back and do an R1 combo the cape disappears. [Note, I haven't seen this happen in a while, it's possible that it may have been fixed, but I'll need confirmation on this]


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    • Anonymous

      03 Oct 2019 04:46  

      Rotted Pthumeru Ihyll [ykfd7rhi] (F/R/-) L2: Lost Logarius' Wheel L3: Lost Reiterpallasch, Lost Burial Blade L3 is a very large area with 3 treasure chests.

      • Anonymous

        11 Jul 2019 18:02  

        Is it just me or does anyone else find the untransformed moveset wonky, choreography-wise? IMO it feels really awkward to see the hunter swing a dex weapon around that way when Gehrman used it so gracefully. Also i feel that the unstransformed normal combo of the Beasthunter Saif is how the moveset shoud have been.

        • Anonymous

          07 Jul 2019 16:22  

          Arcane dmg is low on this and blade of mercy, but enemies are more resistant to physical than arcane including and especially for players (usually phys defense is higher than arcane defense by 100, or phys def is double the arcane def).

          • Anonymous

            08 May 2019 05:48  

            I seriously want to use this weapon, but if wanted to use it efficiently, I would have to create another build and beat the game again :(

            • Anonymous

              03 May 2019 00:49  

              Easily my favourite weapon in the game, and I love nearly all of them! One thing that does annoy me a bit though is that in order to have decent damage, you really do have to have a heavily skill-based build. But with that being said, with a skill-arcane/skill-strength-build, this is my go-to weapon.

              • Anonymous

                19 Apr 2019 12:36  

                nzzn259g This glyph is great. You can find Uncanny Burial Blade very early in the game, without waiting the duel with Gerhman. Just follow the description above, in the proper section. It's great for players using Blade of Mercy (Hunter of Hunters Build), because Burial Blade is quite a twin of BoM. And Uncanny version of Burial Blade is better than normal version due to the presence of 2 radials and 1 triangular gem imprints.

                • Anonymous

                  18 Apr 2019 00:39  

                  By the way root chalice nzzn259g is amazing for farming early game echos. Go where you normally go to get the burial blade. On the way there,*****around a bit and take a tiny bit longer to get to the room with the cannon. For some reason the guy manning the cannon will have despawned. You can now use the cannon to instantly kill any of the mobs, including the respawning spiders. The non respawning enemies drop 5-15k and the spiders drop 1k each but respawn infinitely. If you die you're FUBAR though, since the bell ringing woman will usually take your echos and she has way too much health to kill if you're just rushing early game

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Mar 2019 01:16  

                    Can confirm that for the early Pthumerian chalice you just need the root chalice from the second boss in the first dungeon

                    • Anonymous

                      12 Oct 2018 20:31  

                      "Blood gems increasing Arcane damage do work on this weapon, but given the low arcane damage it has is it not recommended to rely on this." It's actually pretty good for an Arcane 50 build with gems that boost arcane damage and scaling. It's not as outright damaging as a Skill build, but it's still viable

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Oct 2018 19:36  

                        There appears to be some sort of requirement placed upon the early pthumeru dungeon. Just best BSB and it says my character doesn't meet the requirements even though I opened the base dungeon

                        • Anonymous

                          04 Oct 2018 06:25  

                          It seems this and Blade of Mercy were both patched, since it is entirely possible to add fire or bolt damage to them now with blood gems.

                          • Anonymous

                            24 Sep 2018 03:19  

                            In the early dungeon to get the uncanny (the pthumeru that you can do after BSB) it seems that if you fail to kill certain enemies they get moved to the entrance ladder, e.g. those spiders. Which is *****ing perfect because now I can get boned by glowing red things that trigger my arachnophobia without even having to go to the spider room.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 Sep 2018 04:08  

                              Found a Lost Burial Blade (upon recieving it this character had neither progressed to NG+ nor killed Gherman), the glyph is s9dfcmze. Found in the chest in the area prior to Layer 1.

                              • Anonymous

                                04 Sep 2018 20:16  

                                Something I’ve been wondering, do the “quick attacks” (attacks with the white streak) have increased arcane attack power? or are they still a hybrid of phys. and arc.? If you increase the arc. attack with blood gems, will these attacks become stronger than with just phys. blood gems?

                                • Anonymous

                                  16 May 2018 14:08  

                                  FRC Loran dskffdu5 - L1 Fading Lake, L2 Stunning Deep Sea, L3 Lost Beast Claw, L4 Uncanny Burial Blade and Lost Tonitrus. Ritual materials: 20 Ritual Blood 5, 12 Tomb Mould 5, 24 Blooming Flowers, 10 Bastards of Loran and 4 Red Jelly. Bosses: Beast-possessed Soul, Undead Giant (chains), Loran Darkbeast and Amygdala.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    14 Apr 2018 16:32  

                                    Dungeon nzzn259g is a depth 5 disguised as a depth 1 (depth = difficulty) from the 1st lamp youll come into a room with 2 doors go to the left door and follow it to the end its a pretty strait forward path to the uncanny burial blade.
                                    Enjoy :)

                                    • Anonymous

                                      14 Apr 2018 11:57  

                                      Chalice dungeon seed: kqe9r4ud Foetid Rotted Pthumeru Ihyll, 4 layers.

                                      Confirmed inside:
                                      Level 5 Communion rune
                                      Lost Burial Blade
                                      Old Great One Coldblood
                                      Max level Heir rune

                                      Not planning on removing this any time soon. Enjoy it.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        09 Apr 2018 12:26  

                                        base stats with some phys%+flat arcane and this thing still takes 1/4th of someones hp at level 120 per r1

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