Repeating Pistol

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Repeating Pistol is a Firearm in Bloodborne; it's one of three pistol firearms in the game.


Repeating Pistol Description

"Repeating pistol typically used by Healing Church hunters. Crafted with mostly metal parts and exhibiting a complex design, the repeating pistol fires two shots at once, making it a ravenous consumer of Quicksilver Bullets. Should be used sparingly compared to its workshop counterpart, as the trump card in one's arsenal."


Repeating Pistol Information

  • Requires ?? Bloodgems and ?? Blood Echoes to fully upgrade
  • The Repeating Pistol is unique in that it fires two Quicksilver Bullets at once; this is both a strength (high potential damage) and weakness (consumes ammunition quickly).
  • Once you have the minimum stats required to wield this firearm, it can be useful on any character regardless of Bloodtinge levels since it deals high base damage and has decent bloodtinge scaling.
    • For low bloodtinge users, this firearm grants a means of modest gun damage not easily done with the other two pistols.
    • For high bloodtinge users, this gun packs a massive punch per shot.




Player Notes

  • The name of this particular firearm can be misleading; it fires both bullets simultaneously rather than in succession as the name would suggest.
  • Although the Repeating Pistol fires two Quicksilver Bullets, it doesn't deal double the damage listed below on the stats/scaling chart.
  • It isn't possible to get hit by only one of the two Quicksilver Bullets fired.
  • You cannot fire the Repeating Pistol if you have only one bullet remaining, quicksilver or blood. This can become a problem if you are relying solely on blood bullets since the fifth one will be wasted unless you can replenish ammunition through other means.






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Movesets & Videos






Cannon  ♦  Church Cannon  ♦  Evelyn  ♦  Flamesprayer  ♦  Gatling Gun  ♦  Hunter's Torch  ♦  Hunter Blunderbuss  ♦  Hunter Pistol  ♦  Loch Shield  ♦  Ludwig's Rifle  ♦  Piercing Rifle  ♦  Rosmarinus  ♦  Torch  ♦  Wooden Shield


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    • 06 Jun 2021 10:20  

      For a pure gun build (assuming transformed Reiterpallasch in right hand), this gun should be your main weapon when you've got Bone Marrow Ash to blow. After you're out, switch to Evelyn for better sustained damage.

      I've run a gun build recently, and +10 Repeating with 99 Bloodtinge and a 30.4% gem did 1100 damage to One Reborn off a BMA shot. It's actually the most fun I've had playing this game lmao

      • Anonymous

        06 Apr 2021 11:52  

        I ve seen a lot of conflict between evelyn and this one, but i gotta say this:

        If you invest on bloodtinge and like to be conservative with quicksilver bullets, use the evelyn. Is a solid pistol meant to hit hard at all times.

        However, if you like to spend those bullets and bone marrow ash is essential for your playstyle, go for repeating pistol. Bone marrow ash increases damage to each bullet fired per r2, and when added into repeating pistol, it boost it's damage output so much that it rivals the cannon at a much better ammo efficiency.

        Hope this helps.

        • Anonymous

          10 Dec 2020 22:22  

          One shot of this gun does more damage than one shot of the Evelyn, but two shots of the Evelyn will do more damage than one shot of a his gun. That is, the Evelyn deals more damage per billet than the repeating pistol.

          • Anonymous

            19 Sep 2020 14:24  

            Imagine the recoil if your fired this thing in real life. You don't have a longer barrel to hold onto, and you're firing both barrels simultaneously. At least with a double barrel shotgun you have a stock, and a sawed-off has a barrel to hold onto. You'd probably end up close to breaking your arm when firing this.

            • Anonymous

              03 Jun 2020 08:36  

              This is actually really good for skl builds with oedon writhe, since you'll be parrying so often the bullet cost won't be very consequential

              • Anonymous

                14 Nov 2019 05:13  

                When comparing this and the Evelyn I think it is worth noting that the evelyn has a really long barrel, so there's a good chance you'll miss certain enemies if you're standing too close. Meanwhile, the repeating pistol has the shortest pistol barrel, so missing close range targets isnt as much of a problem.

                • Anonymous

                  07 Jan 2019 05:19  

                  At high levels (close to the maximum with most of attributes at 99) in PvP, Evelyn and Repeating Pistol are the best options for firearms.

                  • Anonymous

                    19 Apr 2018 12:16  

                    Level 60 25 skill 25 bloodtinge, a 31.5% gem and bone marrow ash can hit for 1000 damage if somebody is shot during attack frames or animations. I can't imagine its potential if skill was abandoned and bloodtinge was taken to 40 at the same level.

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Mar 2018 08:47  

                      I think it's stupid to state that the repeating pistol doesn't deal double the listed damage per shot in the wiki when it's clearly listing the damage for both bullets together which is why it's higher than the other pistols base damage

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Feb 2018 21:54  

                        I'm interested in antique firearms and was wondering if the repeater has any real life basis to it? The big wheel mechanism on the side looks familiar, but I might be making things up.

                        • Anonymous

                          19 Aug 2017 22:33  

                          Is it just me, or does this thing do insane amounts of extra damage at close range? I can't tell you how many times the bastard in the Research Hall blasted my head open with this thing.

                          • Anonymous

                            31 May 2017 03:07  

                            With 50 in every stat, a +29% gem, and Bone Marrow Ash my Repeating Pistol +10 does 1171 damage to an Old Yharnem Beast. The Cannon +10 does 1215 damage to the same Old Yharnem Beast in exactly the same circumstancce but for 10 more bullets per shot. With a 31.5% gem, the Repeating Pistol would gain 2.5% more damage, meaning it's new damage would be 1200-1201 damage while Bone Marrow Ashed. This means the Cannon gains only 14 more damage when at 50 bloodtinge, but for 10 more bullets, so the repeating pistol is the better option.

                            • Anonymous

                              23 May 2017 23:08  

                              One shot with a Repeating Pistol+10 with Bone Ash Marrow is almost equal to a Cannon+6 or +7. That's crazy!

                              • Anonymous

                                11 Aug 2016 23:45  

                                This pistol's draw is that it has the highest damage per shot of any firearm that isn't a cannon, but at the cost of 2 quicksilver bullets. It will still outdamage Evelyn at 50 bloodtinge. However, 2 shots from Evelyn will deal more total damage. If you want efficiency, go with the the latter. If you aren't as concerned with your supply of bullets, or use blood bullets a lot, and instead want a weapon that just does all its damage at once, then this is the gun for you.

                                • Anonymous

                                  05 Jul 2016 08:44  

                                  and it has a MUCH faster firing rate not sure if it's wise to spam gunshot but with the odeon writhe and formless odeon it's pretty legit

                                  • Anonymous

                                    05 Jul 2016 08:44  

                                    The weapon seems to outweigh the Evelyn and the hunter pistol alike due to damage control, but just at the cost of 2 bullets if you don't want boost blood tinge all that well. But the only concern is how it fires faster if I just want to deal more damage.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      05 Jul 2016 08:44  

                                      This gun is great for taking out bosses, stack of BMA and 10 shots from this gun can decimate pretty much any boss (as long as you hit them!). Especially good for bosses who have a phase that is very challenging to melee.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        05 Jul 2016 08:44  

                                        Just one shoted a guy in PVP with first try. Lvl 40 build with 40 bloodtingle. +10 RP with BMA did 577 damage. KO

                                        • Anonymous

                                          05 Jul 2016 08:44  

                                          the church guys on the way to the grand cathedral (the one shooter on the left) is using a repeating pistol and that pistol does as it sounds, fires one shot, then another in almost rapid succssion i think they turned it into a double shot to make it as a semi-cannon

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