Burial Blade
Burial Blade
Sold by Messengers for 60000 Blood Echoes after defeating Gehrman, the First Hunter.
Off physical atk Button 80/160
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Off arcane atk Button 30/60
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Off bolt atk Button - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
Durability icon 200 E/D C/B - D/B
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow poison ATK Button Rapid poison Button VS Kin Button VS Beasts Button Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Curved Sword, Scythe
Imprints Normal (Radial, Waning, Radial)

The Burial Blade is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

Trick weapon wielded by Gehrman, the first hunter.
A masterpiece that defined the entire array of weapons crafted at the workshop. Its blade is forged with siderite, said to have fallen from the heavens.
Gehrman surely saw the hunt as a dirge of farewell, wishing only that his prey might rest in peace, never again to awaken to another harrowing nightmare.



The Burial Blade is a trick weapon that turns from a curved sword into a large scythe.

The Burial Blade has very wide sweeping attacks, making it an optimal weapon for fighting groups of enemies. The small infusion of Arcane into the blade adds extra damage to Pthumerians, but is not effective against Kin. When transformed, the Burial Blade turns into a complete scythe, increasing the attack radius of the weapon, allowing the wielder to better deal with multiple opponents and attack them from a safer distance.

This weapon is frequently compared to the Hunter's Axe, and for good reason. It has a very deceptive reach when transformed and can quickly catch foes off guard. It has a very fluid moveset and it has the highest rally potential in the game which is further boosted when in scythe mode. Another interesting, similar aspect of the Burial Blade is its charge attack, as it can knock down heavy enemies like the Merciless Watcher.

Another great thing about it is that the L2 when in scythe mode is a combination of multiple, powerful downward thrusts into enemies, making it very effective against Kin and Great Ones alike.

In the end, this weapon truly excels at dealing with single or multiple enemies and its high rally potential furthers its use especially in Cursed Chalice Dungeons where health is extremely important to manage.


  • It is, in a way, the Skill counterpart of the Hunter Axe.
  • Usually, this weapon can only be bought in NG+. However, if the player wants the "Childhood's Beginning" ending, where they fight the Moon Presence, they can either die or use a Bold Hunter's Mark to leave the boss arena and buy it.
  • It has the highest value of rally potential, which can be further boosted through Blood Gems and the Guidance runes for massive health restoration.


  • It is likely that the Burial Blade was the first Trick Weapon to ever be created, as it is the weapon of choice Gehrman, the very first Hunter.
  • The Burial Blade is made of siderite (Iron Carbonate, FeCO3), which becomes magnetic when heated. The Blade of Mercy is also forged from siderite. It is possible that Siderite has innate Arcane damage because of its connection to the cosmos, implied in the description of the weapon. This is further supported by the fact that the Amygdalan Arm has innate Arcane damage as well.
  • The Burial Blade's sword design greatly resembles that of a worn out Beasthunter Saif. It is quite possible that one of them inspired the other. As the Burial Blade was probably the first Trick Weapon, it probably inspired the Beasthunter Saif.


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