Weapons in Bloodborne are a very strategic and important choice for the player. Players must choose weapons that suit their style of play and preference. A player's character will be able to dedicate themselves to mastering one weapon, with its rich movesets that affect output damages per move and the Blood Gem Imprints that determine its extra bonuses.

You may equip two weapons in each hand and rotate between them. Trick Weapons will primarily be held in the right hand and Firearms will be held in the left. Trick Weapons have a regular and transformed mode which varies greatly depending on the weapon. Firearms serve different roles. Some fire high damaging single-target shells and others fire a spread of bullets that stun enemies in the area.

Weapon upgrades are done at the Workshop in the Hunter's Dream. You will need Blood Gems. You play the role of the Blacksmith to repair and fortify weapons, instead of an NPC blacksmith character.

Notes:

  • Tables are sortable, just click on the header!
  • For definitions of terms and images used in the weapons tables and pages, refer to the Table Key and Weapon Heading Key, at the bottom of the page.
  • See Weapon Moveset Damage Comparison for damage numbers of all weapons in each moveset!
  • See Weapons Gallery for Gifs of all weapons!
  • Mobile Users: You will not see location as it stretches the table and makes it less usable. Please see each page for location information.
  • There are secret sub-sets to weapons: "Righteous Weapons" and "Serrated Weapons".

 

All Bloodborne Weapons

 

Trick Weapons in Bloodborne are weapons wielded in the right hand. These weapons can be transformed into alternate forms and have different attacks in their transformed mode. There are 3 versions of each Trick Weapon: Normal, Uncanny, and Lost. The only known difference between each version is the location in which they are found and the Gem Imprints.

Note about Uncanny and Lost versions: The locations listed only provide a CHANCE for that version to drop, it does not produce one 100% of the time. However, the Chalices listed are in fact the ONLY locations known for finding them.

Rally = the amount of HP regained on an R1 attack immediately after taking damage

 

 

Trick Weapons

 

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Rally normal uncanny lost Location

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Amygdalan Arm

80 - 40 - - - - 100 100 17

C
9

E
- -

D
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The Hunter's Nightmare, cave to the right after getting out of the building that used to be the shortcut to the Cleric Beast. (DLC Weapon)

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Beast Claw

75 - - - - - - 100 100 14

D
12

E
-

-
-

D
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Ailing Loran Chalice

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Beasthunter Saif

90 - - - - - - 100 100 9

E
11

D
-

-
-

D
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The Hunter's Nightmare. Area to after passing the Nightmare Cathedral. (DLC Weapon)
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Beast Cutter

92 - - - - - - 100 100 11

D
9

E
-

-
-

E
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Walking down the stairs from the Nightmare Cathedral Lamp in The Hunter's Nightmare, stick to the right and aim for the higher areas. (DLC Weapon)

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Blade of Mercy

60 - 30 - - - - 100 100 7

-
11

C
-

-
-

D
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Can be purchased from the Messengers for 40,000 Blood Echoes after obtaining the Crow Hunter Badge from either finishing Eileen's quest or killing her.

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Bloodletter

90 90 - - - - - 100 100 14

C
6

-
16

B
-

D
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The Hunter's Nightmare cells before Research Hall. Can be obtained after killing Brador. (DLC Weapon)

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Boom Hammer

90 - - 60 - - - 100 100 14

C
8

E
-

-
-

D
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The Hunter's Nightmare inside the house that used to be the location of the wheelchair gunner. (DLC Weapon)

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Burial Blade

80 - 30 - - - - 100 100 10

E
12

C
-

-
-

D
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Can be purchased from the Messengers for 60,000 Blood Echoes after defeating Gehrman, The First Hunter

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Chikage

92 92 - - - - 30 100 100 10

E
14

D
12

C
-

D
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Can be purchased from the Messengers for 50,000 Blood Echoes after obtaining the Cainhurst Badge

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Church Pick

88 - - - - - - 100 100 9

E
14

D
-

-
-

D
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The Hunter's Nightmare dropped by a hunter wearing Yahar'Gul set in one of the cells that you open with the Underground Cell Key from the Research Hall. (DLC Weapon)

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Holy Moonlight Sword

90 - 50 - - - - 100 100 16

D
12

D
-

-
14

C
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The Hunter's Nightmare on the Underground Corpse Pile after the fight against Ludwig, The Holy Blade. (DLC Weapon)
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Hunter Axe

98 - - - - - - 100 100 9

D
8

E
-

-
-

D
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Acquired at the very beginning of the game from the Messengers or later purchased for 1100 Blood Echoes from them after acquiring the Saw Hunter Badge

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Kirkhammer

105 - - - - - - 100 100 16

C
10

E
-

-
0

D
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Can be purchased for 3000 Blood Echoes from the Messengers after obtaining the Sword Hunter Badge

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Kos Parasite

- - 30 - - - - 100 100 -

-
-

-
-

-
20

A
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Dropped by Orphan of Kos.(DLC Weapon)

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Logarius' Wheel

100 - 25 - - - - 100 100 20

C
12

-
-

-
10

D
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Can be purchased for 13,000 Blood Echoes from the Messengers after obtaining the Wheel Hunter Badge

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Ludwig's Holy Blade

100 - - - - - - 100 100 16

D
12

D
-

-
-

D
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Can be purchased for 20,000 Blood Echoes from the Messengers after obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.

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Rakuyo

82 - - - - - - 100 100 10

-
20

C
-

-
-

D
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Fishing Hamlet at the bottom of the well. Can be reached from the underground tunnels at the end of the Area or via a ladder in the well right away. (DLC Weapon)

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Reiterpallasch

75 75 - - - - - 100 100 8

E
12

C
10

E
-

D
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N - Obtained in a chest on the ground floor of Cainhurst Castle.

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Rifle Spear

85 85 - - - - - 100 100 10

E
11

D
9

D
-

D
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Can be purchased for 4000 Blood Echoes from the Messengers after obtaining the Powder Keg Hunter Badge or obtained from body in Old Yharnam.
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Saw Cleaver

90 - - - - - - 100 100 8

D
7

E
-

-
-

D
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Acquired at the beginning of the game from the Messengers or later purchased for 1000 Blood Echoes from them after finding the Saw Hunter Badge

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Saw Spear

85 - - - - - - 100 100 7

D
8

D
-

-
-

D
200 - 35
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Found on body in Central Yharnam or can be purchased for 1000 Blood Echoes from the Messengers after finding the Saw Hunter Badge

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Simon's Bowblade

80 80 - - - - - 100 100 8

-
15

C
9

C
-

D
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Found on the body of the Harrowed Hunter next to the Lighthouse Hut lantern after answering the first option at the Hunter's Nightmare shortcut. (DLC Weapon)

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Stake Driver

85 - - - - - - 100 100 18

D
9

D
-

-
-

D
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Can be purchased for 8000 Blood Echoes from the Messengers after obtaining the Powder Keg Hunter Badge
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Threaded Cane

78 - - - - - - 100 100 7

E
9

C
-

-
-

D
200 - 35
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Acquired at the beginning of the game from the Messengers or later purchased for 1200 Blood Echoes from them after finding the Saw Hunter Badge

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Tonitrus

80 - - - 40 - - 100 100 12

D
8

E
-

-
-

D
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Found on a body in Hypogean Gaol or can be purchased from Messengers for 26,000 Blood Echoes after obtaining Spark Hunter Badge

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Whirligig Saw

95 - - - - - - 100 100 18

B
12

E
-

-
-

D
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From the Nightmare Church Lamp in The Hunter's Nightmare go down the stairs and follow the path. Drop down into the pools of blood and follow the path further to grab the weapon. (DLC Weapon)

 

Weapon Key


physical_atk.jpgPhysical Damage

blood_atk.jpgBlood Damage

arcane_atk.jpgArcane Damage

fire_atk.jpgFire Damage

bolt_atk.jpgBolt Damage

slow_poison.jpgSlow Poison Damage

rapid_poison.jpgRapid Poison Damage

VS_kin.jpgDamage vs Kin Enemies

VS_beasts.jpgDamage vs beast Enemies

durability.jpgDurability

qs_bullet_use.jpgQuicksilver Bullet Use

strength.jpgStrength Requirement

skill.jpgSkill Requirement

bloodtingue.jpgBloodtinge Requirement

arcane.jpgArcane Requirement


N - Regular version of weapon
U - Uncanny version of Weapon
L - Lost Version of Weapon
Location - Where to find each version
trick_weapons.png Right Hand Weapons
firearms.png Left Hand Weapons




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    • Anonymous

      17 Oct 2020 09:21  

      Is there any point to looking into the "damage VS beast" and "damage VS kin" thing? Litteraly all of the weapons have them both the same at 100 and i never found any gems that significanty changed them, at least not particularly good ones. I would love to do a specialized beasthunter or kinhunter build, but I'm not sure whether i even can :(.

      • Anonymous

        04 Oct 2020 18:20  

        If somebody is about to complain on smaller amount of weapons in bloodborne than here is mine 7 hit combo.
        1. Each weapon has more moves than DS weapon.
        2. Each weapon has unique moveset (save perhaps for Saw cleaver and Saw spear which have them similar) unlike in DS where many weapons play identical/almost identical and have only 1 unique move or scalling property.
        3. Game is devoided of embarassing scaling problems from DS series. I'm talking about things like Frayed blade's stance>light which doesnt scale with stats and so +5 Frayed blade deals the same damage at SL120 and 500 what means that at level 500 enemy can ignore it. I'm also talking about other stuff like DS2 bleed which deals 300 damage which is fine at level 150 but tiny at level 300.
        4. Guns give us more tactical options than shields. Both in PvE and PvP.
        5. There is no weight system so we can use 2 right and 2 left weapons.
        6. Each weapon has 3 variants.
        7. Unlike in DS there are usually many worthwhile ways to customize weapon.

        • Anonymous

          25 Aug 2020 21:28  

          Got a Question: Which of these weapons does look like a cross the most in your opinion? ATM I'm tending most towards Bloodletter.

          • Anonymous

            20 Aug 2020 19:33  

            I'm so sick of people saying this game lacks weapon variety. There are few weapons, but almost every weapon is completely unique in fighting style and movesets. In comparison to dark souls, which has like 14 different weapon types, this game offers nearly DOUBLE the weapon types. The diversity is insane! (For example longsword and short sword are the SAME WEAPON, while even two 1handed hammers like tonitrus and boom hammer are completely different)

            • Anonymous

              04 Aug 2020 23:06  

              Is there a list of how much stun different attacks do for each weapon?

              For example Kirk hammer charged R2 has pretty massive stun and I’m not sure that any enemy has enough armor to tank that attack (the one reborn maybe).

              But attacks from, say the blades of mercy have very little stun and can easily be armored through if the enemy has armor.

              I’m curious for the sake of PvE. I thought I’d found a list of how much stun each weapon’s attacks deal i.e. saw clever R1 has something like normal stun but charged R2 has heavy stun or something. But I haven’t been able to find a list anywhere since.

              • Anonymous

                12 Jul 2020 00:40  

                Could someone help me I’m doing a str build and I’m using the stake driver but I need a back up weapon what would you recommend?

                • Anonymous

                  24 May 2020 04:00  

                  The reason there aren’t as many weapons is so painfully obvious. There are no weapon classes. No weapon in this game can be related, they’re all unique. And the fact that they can transform means that you’re actually wielding 2 weapons at the same time. Making this list twice as long. That the only distinction to be made between these weapons is if they are slow or fast, or scale with strength, skill or intelligence. That is how you’re gonna make your build. Which is fantastic in my opinion. Because there will always be a weapon that perfectly fits your playstyle. Fromsoftware took a huge gamble taking out weapon classes, and it paid of tremendously. I love Bloodborne. I love Fromsoftware. They’re my all-time favourite developers. The only thing that pisses me off now is the agonizing wait for more news on Elden Ring. I’m a pretty patien guy (even if I say so myself), but not hearing anything since the reveal is starting to get on my nerves. I DON’T WANT IT I NEED IT!!!!!

                  • Anonymous

                    21 May 2020 09:27  

                    I'm like 4 years too late for these things but 2016 people were complaining that there wasnt enough weapons, like way less than the darksouls games, what I dont get is that people cant accept that just cuz it's by the same company doesnt mean it needs to be a carbon copy, having less weapons is good for this, you're supposed to like your first weapon not want to discard it first chance you get, I like that theres not many choices, way less overwhelming than the souls games, and I mean, we got f*cking guns can we really complain?

                    • Anonymous

                      15 May 2020 09:35  

                      Do LOST and UNCANNY variants count towards the "Hunter's Essence" trophy? Or do you need all 3 variants of all the weapons?

                      • Anonymous

                        16 Feb 2020 08:34  

                        So im new to bb and i was wondering, does the three different weapon versions matter? Like how theres cursed versions and holy and all that

                        • Anonymous

                          23 Jan 2020 13:20  

                          hey, so i've been playing a lot with skill based character and i was wondering : i might start a new game with a strenght build this time and i don't really know what to choose between the saw cleaver and the hunter axe... could you, please, advise me about the best of them for a former skill user ? ( i guess the answer is the saw cleaver since it have a similar moveset to the saw spear, but i'd rather ask than go ahead and end up regreting my choise)

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Jul 2019 07:20  

                            I don't like the fact that half the cool weapons are DLC only. I get they're trying to make you spend more money but they should've added more weapons to the actual game itself.

                            • Anonymous

                              27 Jul 2019 19:55  

                              Most weapons have D scaling with Arcane... Does this mean its required to have an arcane build to use the cool weapons?

                              • Anonymous

                                01 Jul 2019 00:05  

                                Dissappointed in the skill-departement. Most useful skill-weapons are late game, or needs blood-tinge in addition to scale.

                                • 28 Sep 2018 05:16  

                                  I scoured all three Bloodborne wikis as well as Reddit for glyphs and the details about those glyphs. Then I checked every single one of them to see if they were still active, some of them twice just to make sure they were really dead. This is what I came up with; the fastest paths to all the Runes and Lost / Uncanny weapons as well as all the gem farming glyphs that are still active. Enjoy! docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1O8N7xnoSS935oL6eqfqDngmK0bUqqYpy1Ytoc5_cwwQ

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