Church Pick


Imprints (Normal)


Imprints (Uncanny)


Imprints (Lost)

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Requirements & Scaling
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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 counts as Righteous & Serrated
  • Transforms from a large sword to a war pick.





  • 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.






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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)  


  • 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



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    • Anonymous

      20 Mar 2019 18:35  

      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!

      • 03 Mar 2019 23:09  

        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

          21 Feb 2019 05:03  

          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

            13 Feb 2019 13:52  

            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

            • 18 Jan 2019 16:42  

              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

                22 Sep 2018 09:08  

                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

                  11 Jul 2018 15:45  

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

                  • Anonymous

                    23 Jun 2018 21:33  

                    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

                      22 Mar 2018 20:56  

                      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

                        21 Mar 2018 02:36  

                        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

                          15 Mar 2018 15:59  

                          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

                            09 Mar 2018 04:07  

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

                            • Anonymous

                              02 Aug 2017 19:08  

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

                              • Anonymous

                                13 Jun 2017 01:07  

                                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

                                  24 Jan 2017 23:37  

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

                                  • Anonymous

                                    19 Jan 2017 05:28  

                                    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

                                      Head Pick29 Aug 2016 21:38  

                                      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

                                        Still Locked24 Aug 2016 20:31  

                                        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

                                          Dash Attack05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                          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

                                            Any way to meet him again?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                            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

                                              Church Pick or Burial Blade ?05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                              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

                                                Transformed L205 Jul 2016 14:50  

                                                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.

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