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 deals Righteous damage and its thrust attacks deal additional damage to enemies weak to Beasthunter blood gems.
  • 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

      10 Oct 2021 02:32  

      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

        15 Feb 2021 23:56  

        This weapon is ***


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

        • Anonymous

          16 Nov 2020 15:47  

          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.

          • Anonymous

            16 Oct 2020 23:07  

            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

              06 Jul 2020 03:25  

              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

                22 Feb 2020 18:59  

                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

                  12 Jan 2020 20:15  

                  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

                    21 Dec 2019 18:33  

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

                    • Anonymous

                      08 Dec 2019 08:59  

                      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

                        28 Aug 2019 00:17  

                        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

                          20 Mar 2019 13:35  

                          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 17:09  

                            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.

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