Church Pick

church pike

Imprints (Normal)

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Imprints (Uncanny)

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Imprints (Lost)

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Damage
physical atk blood atk arcane atk fire atk bolt atk
88 -- -- -- --
slow poison rapid poison VS kin VS beasts durability
-- -- 100 100 250
Requirements & Scaling
strength skill bloodtingue arcane qs bullet use
9
E
14
D
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D
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Church Pick is a trick weapon in Bloodborne. It was added 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.

 

Church Pick Description

"One of the old trick weapons of the Healing Church, a hunting weapon formed from one of the giant picks that appear in old beast tales.
The Church Pick initially serves as a large sword, but when transformed functions as an extended war pick. In spite of its origins, it is a highly practical weapon."

 

Church Pick Information

  • This weapon deals Righteous damage and its thrust attacks deal additional damage to enemies weak to Beasthunter blood gems.
  • The Church Pick is not serrated, but rather has a hidden Beasthunter damage modifier of 20% applied to all of its attacks that deal Thrust damage.
  • Transforms from a large sword to a war pick.

 

 

Location

Normal

  • The Hunter's Nightmare: Dropped by a hunter wearing Yahar'Gul set (presumably, this is the summonable Old Hunter Defector Antal) in one of the cells that you open with the Underground Cell Key from the Research Hall. To make this battle simple, attack him through the door with a strong R2 attack, then leave the room. He will lose sight of you and his AI will return to a standstill behind the door. Rinse and repeat until dead.

Uncanny Church Pick

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 16,000 Blood Echoes.

Lost Church Pick

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 16,000 Blood Echoes.

 

Player Notes

  • The transformed L2 attack does very little damage, but has a large stagger effect. This can be used to combo enemies which normally cannot be stunlocked by R1 attacks. (The snake-headed men in Forbidden Woods are an example)
  • When transformed, all attacks deal Thrusting dmg. This makes it very effective against enemies weak to thrusts (brain sucker, celestial mob) and allows the setting of powerful "adept" blood gems.
  • The transformed R2 attack (uncharged) has very good range.
  • With strength and skill both at level 50, a fully upgraded Church Pick has an ATK of 340.

 

 

Stats/Scaling

trick weapons
physical atk
blood atk
arcane atk
fire atk
bolt atk
slow poison
rapid poison
VS kin
VS beasts
strength
skill
bloodtingue
arcane

+0

88 - - - - - - 100 100 E D - D

+1

96 - - - - - - 100 100 E D - D

+2

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

+3

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

+4

120 - - - - - - 100 100 D C - D

+5

128 - - - - - - 100 100 D C - D

+6

136 - - - - - - 100 100 D C - D

+7

144 - - - - - - 100 100 D B - C

+8

152 - - - - - - 100 100 D B - C

+9

160 - - - - - - 100 100 D B - C

+10

176 - - - - - - 100 100 D B - C

 

 

Movesets & Videos

Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, 1.03x, 1.07x, 1.12x 20 Thrust, followed by a horizontal sweep from right to left, followed by a downwards diagonal backhand slash from left to right, then a slight uppercut finish starting from the right foot.
Backstep R1 1.00x 30 Performs a horizontal sweep from right to left.
Dodge R1 1.00x 30 After the roll, performs a thrust.
Dash R1 1.10x 30 (+run) Performs a backhand sweeping horizontal arc, from left to right.
R2 Attack 1.37x 40 A forceful thrust.
Charged R2 1.79x 55 An arching and wide ranging uppercut which begins behind the player over the right foot and ends above the left shoulder.
Backstep R2 1.31x 45 Performs an overhead ground slam.
Dash R2 1.47x 50 Performs an overhead diagonal slash starting over the right shoulder and ending at the left foot.
Leap 1.53x 50 (+run) Performs a leaping overhead slam.
Transform Attack 1.26x 30 (+x)  
Transformed Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.10x, 1.05x, 1.05x, 1.26x 25 Backhand overhand downward slam, followed by a horizontal sweep from right to left, then a horizontal sweep from left to right, followed by an overhead slam, horizontal sweep from right to left and then a horizontal sweep from left to right.
Backstep R1 1.00x 30 Performs a downward diagonal slash ending at the left foot.
Dodge R1 1.00x 30 Performs a diagonal uppercut starting at the right foot and ending above the left shoulder.
Dash R1 1.05x 35 (+run) Performs a backhand sweep slash from left to right.
R2 Attack 1.47x 45 Horizontal sweep from right to left with a slight uppercut and a momentary windup pause.
Charged R2 2.00x, 2.21x 70 An overhead slam that begins with the appearance of an imminent sweep, then reorients to the overhead slam.
Backstep R2 1.37x 50 Performs a wide backhanded slightly diagonal sweep from left to right.
Dash R2 1.47x 50 (+run) Performs an overhead ground slam.
L2 .53x 20 Performs a shortened backhand horizontal swipe from left to right with the weapon ending perpendicular to the player rather than a complete circular follow through. The attack is the same for every iteration (dash, dodge, backstep, etc)
Leap 1.58x 50 Performs a leaping overhead slam.
Transform Attack 1.42x 35 (+x)  

Trivia

  • The Church Pick And The Hunter's Axe both have similar appearance. When transformed, both are wielded as a polearm and have the same de-transformation attack. The only difference apart from the Church Pick having a slightly more complicated mechanism is that the Hunter's Axe is a strength-based weapon.
  • A few of its attacks in the transformed mode are very similar to that of the Burial Blade.
  • The Church Pick os the weapon of choice of the summonable Old Hunter NPC Defector Antal

Gallery

Rakuyo Church Pick Concept Art Thumb Church Pick Untransformed Cainhurst B Thumb Church Pick Transformed Cainhurst C Thumb

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    • righteous? check
      serrated? check
      thrust? check
      range? check
      even on first hit? check
      backstab ability? check
      knockdown on(some) R2? check

      and the list keeps on going... this weapon really has it all.

      • Anonymous

        The transformed R1 is just made for the fight against Amygdala. I was doing around 600 damage per swing to the head and I don’t even have high-level blood gems yet.

        • Anonymous

          This weapon is ***

          Great
          At
          Yeeting

          Seriously, that followup to the tricked form charge attack is so god damn fun lmao. Tosses enemies a mile away

          • Anonymous

            Super simple looking weapon, nothing special bout it.
            That’s until you feel the weight of a picking pick going through your skull. Then you’ll pay attention.
            Good luck, Gascoigne.
            Good luck, Amelia.
            Good luck, Gehrman.
            The Church Pick reigns supreme.
            10/10.

            • Anonymous

              So I play bloodborne for over two years now and was experimenting with this baby here. I used my best Thrust Gems for it and read something about righteous... Welp, didn't knew that's a thing. (Btw Pick Form R1 + L1 + R1 is the best Thrust combo and I love it) Anyway I was going through a Loran Dungeon and encountered a Labyrinth sage. (You know, these guys that have the Scream-like mask face, are fast as fvck Boi and floaty hair). I positioned myself behind the guy to give him a nice backstab with a pick formed R2. Welp... I fvcked up the attack so I immediately did another one... That's when I learned this thing has a follow uppercut to its R2. And that my fellow hoonters was the moment I fell in love with this weapon. The second R2 sends Bloodlickers flying and I absolutely love it. Thank you for being here to read this nice story about a fellow hoonter.

              • Anonymous

                The difference between +9 and +10 is nearly 60!! I had Skill 50 and Strength 20 and expected a nice increase going to +10, but nearly 60? Nice! :)

                This weapon is amazing. I've been playing BB for years but never tried it until now. It's actually very good!

                • Anonymous

                  Fun fact, his AI is actually programmed to have him stand behind any door. I ran into the hall after hitting him and he started waiting for me behind the door made of metal bars leading down to Brador's cell. It was especially funny when you consider he's trying to sneakily hide and wait behind a door that is completely see through. Solid wooden door? Didn't work. Open metal bars? This will get him for sure!

                  • Anonymous

                    The transformed version follow-up R2 after a fully charged R2 attack from the back (backstab) also opens up enemies for visceral attack, meaning that with enough stamina it can do charged R2-> follow up R2-> visceral attack dealing massive damage... Probably would be useful in chalice dungeons...

                    • Anonymous

                      Righteous, serrated, and mainly thrust damage. Because every enemy you face is gonna be weak against at least one of those

                      • Anonymous

                        Untransformed, it looks like the posts in the cathedral of the deep which you can find almost everywhere, often impaling a corpse or man-grub near the covenant NPC

                        • Anonymous

                          It's worth mentioning how great this weapon is based on the transformed version dealing only thrust damage. Very few of the enemies or bosses in the whole game has a great resistance to thrust damage, they either have a minor weakness to it, and take slightly more damage, a major weakness, with obviously big damage, or just average resistance. Literally the only enemies/bosses I can think of that have thrust damage resistance are those that have resistance against all physical damage anyway.

                          • Anonymous

                            There's a really cool follow up move if you hit R2 right after a fully charged R2 in it's transformed version, almost like a more damaging, more focused version of the Hunter Axe's spin2win. Such incredible knock back, high damage, and it looks really cool!

                            • If you are Arcane looking for a serrated fire weapon, this thing is my go-to. It has good reach, decent scaling, fast attacks, and is light on your stamina bar.

                              • Anonymous

                                Just out of curiosity, how the hell is this weapon serrated? Righteous I can understand since it's a church weapon, but there aren't any serrations or teeth in the model. Did Fromsoft just decide that this one weapon should get all the bonuses, no matter how nonsensical it would be?

                                • Anonymous

                                  Has anyone noticed that this looks very similar to Yorgh's Spear from Darksouls 2 in it's untransformed state? Maybe Sir Yorgh is the old hunter from the tales haha

                                  • I just want to mention, the wiki has this being described as "a short spear" when it's in its untransformed state, yet in the description of the actual weapon it says "large sword."

                                    • Anonymous

                                      STR/SKL build with just enough arcane to use Empty Phantasm Shell. Everything else into VIT and END, plus a blunderbuss for them juicy staggers, and ba-blam! You can handle ANYTHING in the game, and can also cosplay as Sister Friede.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Why put the points into strength and skill for this weapon? Why not skill and arcane since it has higher scaling with arcane?

                                        • Anonymous

                                          I'd actually go as far to say this has the most versatile moveset of any weapon in the game. The weapons' overall moveset in both modes has literally something for everything, on top of its unique status of having both Righteous and Serrated damage inherent. Its damage is...ok, contrary to what one would think with all the inherent bonuses it has and on paper damage number, but that's just contrary to other options in the game. Its moveset is still so good and its damage still good more or less that it more than makes up for it.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            So I can't fight the guy to get the pick. He is literally crouched in the corner of the room. Did I miss something

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Shouldn't the moveset make mentions of it's charged R2 follow up R2 attack? You scrape the pick along the ground then thrust forward with the tip that can send enemies flying back.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                What makes this weapon so great...the L2. That L2 can surprise anyone and has a lot of stagger damage. The L2 can knock nearly anyone out of a attack. But also the charge attack in PVP is amazing because you will prob miss the 1st charge hit...however if you delay the 2nd hit a little bit then they will run in to try and hit you...then they die.

                                                With thrust gems, this thing can ONE SHOT! people. (Over 1500-1600 damage with the return charge hit.)Tested with best thrust gems and 50 skill plus min strength

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  hey so is it serrated while untrasformed and church while transformed? or both all the time? thanks to whoever answers wit da truth

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Why is this weapon considered serrated? IS it considered serrated? I've never noticed any extra damage toward beasts when I use it...

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I've used nearly every weapon in this game and I can personally tell you this is one of the best and doesn't get the recognition it deserves. With all 27.2% physical gems and with 50 in skill and strength this thing has exactly 700 damage. The damage paired with the righteous and serrated multiplier and the fact it's transformed mode is all thrust attaxks this weapon is possibly the most versatile weapon in the game. Also I'm working on getting 3 thrust atk up 31.5 atk gems, and I know that'll make this thing a beast. Also one of my favorite parts of this weapon is the move set, the charged R2 follow up will leave enemies reeling.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        I don't have the DLC, yet I can summon Antal, who wields this weapon, before Paarl.
                                                        Way to tease me, From :(

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Is the trasformd full charged R2 still considered thrust, like I see what it says above in the player notes but it also seems as if it has blunt potential

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            This weapon pick form (as opposed to what I call stake form) works Godly to target boss heads for critical damage and riposting them. Ebrietas especially, been wrecking her all day with this thing, add Bolt.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              I have the underground cell key, but the door is still locked, any help? I was able to open the other door (With the set).

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I've just been playing a Skill/Bloodtinge build around 160 lvl and found this weapon a hell of a lot of fun in PvP, it has awesome range on non tricked and tricked attacks which a lot of opponents misjudge and the transform L1 is super quick to make it into a Scythe. The transform attack from Scythe to non tricked weapon also confuses people too and with a 1.42x multiplier can be pretty devastating. I either use this or Beasthunter Saif for PvP.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  The first form dashing R1 seems to sometimes curve around the left side of other hunters that are directly in front of you. This is a minor PVP issue that has lost me a few fights. I personally love this weapon but this is something to keep in mind for people using it.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I didn't kill him the first time I opened the door but died instead. Now he is gone and doesn't re-spawn anymore. Has anyone found him outside his cell or is there only one chance to kill him?

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Damage wise Burial Blade win , but Church pick are much easier to master just keep switching between short and long version while burial blade short version still swing slow it does make up for burial blade high rally though.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Does anyone know if the L2 does something special ( like the Whirligig Saw ) / is a combo ? The damage is pretty lame and its not that quick.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I didn't kill him the first time I opened the door but died instead. Now he is gone and doesn't re-spawn anymore. Has anyone found him outside his cell or is there only one chance to kill him?

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            How can it transform from a sword like weapon with a small handle to a pic that has a handle length maybe 4-5 ft?

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I killed him, got his armor set but there is no weapon, i hope my game isn't glitched or something but i got nothing out of it besides the armor. is there any other way to get the weapon? cause i really don't wanna restart this character since i was aiming to have every weapon before new game+ for testing and such but it would seem that my game has glitched again and shafted me out of yet another weapon i wanted to try (the first time it happened i missed all of eileens dialougue and then realized later she gave the mercy blades but then read somewhere that after rom she will be at the grand cathedral and be hostile so you can still get the weapons. killed rom went to grand cathedral no eileen, restarted the entire game however it wasn't nearly as bad as with this character whom i have spent way longer trying to complete everything v.v)

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                One of my favorite weapons in the entire game but the Rakuyo and the Bloodletter do trump over the weapon. I like the Whirligig Saw but I haven't used it a lot because I'm leveling my bloodtinge

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  So someone said that this weapon deals both serratation and church bonus damages. Can anyone confirm that?

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    I just made a character to use the pick and man is it fun. I really like the move set. Especially the the one handed charged r2 and the follow up to the transformed charged attack.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      I didn't kill him the first time I opened the door but died instead. Now he is gone and doesn't re-spawn anymore. Has anyone found him outside his cell or is there only one chance to kill him?

                                                                                      • I know that seasoned players know about the follow up attacks on weapons but if you're new to the game There are weapons that do a unique attack after a charged R2. Charge R2 and right after that press R2 again, in this weapons transformed mode it does an awesome attack that sends almost every enemy flying. Kirkhammer has one too with incredible damage

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          The pick has become my favourite weapon because of its great balance. States wise it is not overwhelming but to the experience player it's befits are clear. It staggers like crazy on both modes. Stops all but the biggest in its tracks. Good reach. Ok stamina drain. I can get 45 hits on astral lady in corner? She could do nothing. Pick mode has great reach, speed and range r1 pick spam also staggers. Great move set for norm and pick. I do more dps with this wep than my beefed up Ludwig. Amazing wep

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            It looks like both axe and pick are similar in functionality with the axe being strength based and the pick being skill based

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              Doesn't this look similar to Martyr Logarius' scythe weapon? Maybe he uses a variation of this? -SilverDranglor

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                Is it possible to hit the Hunter through the wall without opening the door and killing him before you get the key?

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  Wouldnt it be the best if we used the thrust gems? there are 32% ones too, also how many of the attack count as thrust?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Those weapons are most definetely linked. It would be awesome if in co-op someone could place the pick, then someone else would strike it with the kirkhammer for massive damage.

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