Whirligig Saw


Imprints (Normal)


Imprints (Uncanny)


Imprints (Lost)

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Requirements & Scaling
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The Whirligig Saw is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne, introduced 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.


Whirligig Saw Description

"A trick weapon crafted by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs, and weapon of choice of the Old Hunter Valtr, the Beast Eater.
This weapon pummels beasts in its mace form, but its true strength lies in its attached mechanical saws.
These discs, lined with serrated teeth,spin rapidly, thrashing the flesh of beasts into fine shreds."


Whirligig Saw Information




  • From the Nightmare Church go down the stairs and follow the path. Drop down into the pools of blood of follow the path further until you reach the Cannon Executioner. Follow the left wall and turn down the path, the weapon is at the end.

Uncanny Whirligig Saw

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 30,000 Blood Echoes.

Lost Whirligig Saw

  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 30,000 Blood Echoes.


Player Notes

  • This weapon is classed as serrated in its transformed mode.
  • Buzzsaw form seems capable of scoring multiple hits. In PvP, this makes the weapon ideal for punishing dodge-spammers.
    • It also is a good choice for Poison gems due to easily scoring multi-hits with many of its attacks, including its L2.
  • Press and hold L2 during transformed mode to perform continuous, multiple buzzsaw hits at the cost of stamina being consumed over time. This is capable of stun-locking most enemies for as long as the buzzsaw continues and is great for boss fights, as it allows cooperators to join in the attack and direct the foe's attention away from the person wielding the buzzsaw so they may safely retreat after running out of stamina.
  • When using the L2 attack in transformed mode, after the initial L2 thrust, the constant saw attack can be cancelled at any time. Meaning the user can hold the saw in place and maximize damage output all the while given the opportunity to dodge at the last second before the enemy can land a strike assuming they can poise through the Whirligig's attack.
  • A fully charged R2 will rear the weapon back and slam it on the ground, all the while accelerating the buzzsaw. The main damage source will come from the ground slam itself, meaning that you can miss the target and only do minor damage while simply sawing the ground near them. Make sure that the buzzsaw itself connects fully through the entire attack duration for maximum damage.






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Movesets & Videos

Regular Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.00x, 1.04x, 1.08x, 1.13x 25 Diagonal horizontal slash from the right shoulder to the left foot, horizontal backhand swipe from left to right, followed by a backhand diagonal slash from the right shoulder to the left foot, then a forward thrust, another backhand diagonal slash, followed by a thrust.
Backstep R1 .93x 20 Performs a forward thrust.
Dodge R1 ?? ~ ?? ?? ~ ?? After the roll, performs a horizontal swipe from right to left.
Dash R1 1.13x 35 (+run) Performs a forward thrust.
R2 Attack 1.23x 40 Overhead vertical slam.
Charged R2 1.73x 70 Performs a powerful horizontal swipe from right to left.
Backstep R2 1.33x 35 Performs a sweeping uppercut from the right foot across the body.
Dodge R2 ?? ?? After the roll, performs a downward slam.
Dash R2 1.53x 50 Performs a downward slam.
Leap 1.60x 55 (+run) Performs a leaping ground slam.
Transform Attack 1.53x 45 (+x)  
Transformed Moveset
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo 1.33x, 1.37x, 1.49x 30 Alternates two horizontal swipes from different directions, followed by a thrust, an overhand vertical slam, then a horizontal swipe from right to left.
Backstep R1 1.33x 30 Performs a backhanded uppercut from the left foot to the right shoulder.
Dodge R1 ?? ~ ?? ?? ~ ?? Performs a forward thrust.
Dash R1 1.44x 35 (+run) Performs a backhand horizontal swipe moving from left to right.
R2 Attack 1.73x 50, 60 A horizontal and diagonal slash from the left shoulder to the right foot.
Charged R2 (30*3 + 180) ?? Performs a backhand overhead ground slam that appears to be a horizontal swipe at the beginning.
Backstep R2 (30*2+120) 40 Performs an overhand vertical slam.
Dodge R2 ?? ?? After the roll, performs a backhanded diagonal slash from the left shoulder to the right foot.
Dash R2 1.86x 55 (+run) Performs a dragging saw backhand vertical and slightly diagonal uppercut.
25+10+10 Hold to use spinning saw. Will inflict damage as long as it's spinning, consuming stamina. Release L2 to stop the spinning.
Leap 2.00x 55 Performs a backhand leaping ground slam.
Transform Attack (30*2+105) 50 (+x)  


  • If you use the L2 buzzsaw attack against Orphan of Kos and hold it in place, it attempts to make an immediate counterattack for each time it gets hit by the whirring blades, only to get interrupted by the next hit. It shrieks every time it attacks, so as a result, it lets loose dozens of overlapping shriek sound effects for as long as you hold it in place.
  • A whirligig is defined as a toy that is constantly spinning, such as a top or pinwheel, or as something regarded as hectic and constantly changing.
  • Similar to most Powder Keg weapons sharing homage to Armored Core weapons, the Whirligig Saw is based on the Grind Blade.     
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    • Anonymous

      04 Mar 2019 22:52  

      The pizza cutter is my "tactical nuke" of sorts. When things seem impossible, whip out this beauty, and it cuts through every problem.

      • Anonymous

        26 Feb 2019 06:02  

        I'm torn between doing an NG+ run with this bad boy, or making a new character and using the Moonlight Greatsword

        • Anonymous

          23 Feb 2019 02:05  

          I used lots of tools for calculating Weapon AR. Kirkhammer have A scaling with STR, Whirligig Saw have S scaling. However, STR bonus always is higher in Kirkhammer. How is it even possible? With 40STR/40SKL, kirk get 149 from STR (A scaling) and 43 from SKL (E scaling). Whirligig get 148 from STR (S scaling) and 40 from SKL (D scaling) ... Why are smaller numbers with better scaling??

          • Anonymous

            07 Jan 2019 11:33  

            This one and the Rakuyo are the perfect combination! The W Saw is devastating versus beast enemies, so I use cursed gems of 27,2% in it with the negative effect against kin. Viceversa, for the Rakuyo I use the same gems but with the opposite negative effect (lower damage versus beasts). And for PvP, both are greats! A very versatile movesets make them the Queens of Bloodborne.

            • Anonymous

              23 May 2018 23:47  

              This weapon is the single most beautiful thing I have ever had the good fortune to lay my eyes on. The attack is great, the L2 is spectacular, and the running R2 makes you feel like an insane bloodsucking bat destroying all that stands in its way by doing nothing but shrieking and windmilling its arms around like a treant pretending to be an idiot pretending to be a tornado. It handles like a smooth jazz player jumping into the crowd after he just did an impromptu solo and I managed to down a certain Laurence in literally 2 tries with this weapon. It's just insane. Oh, and if you pair it with elemental or arcane damage it makes you resemble anything that looks like murder-jesus himself. So buckle up, get your ass over to the Nightmare, and-
              Oh, wait, it literally doesn't need any boss defeated to get. WHAT? THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING WEAPON OF ALL TIME!!?! Buy one now at 000-I-NEED-BETTER-WEAPONS-THAN-A-SAW-CLEAVER and get a stupid little whippy cane with it that you can throw in the fire!?
              So, yeah, I'd give it a nice 9/Giraffe.

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