Sold by Messengers for 50000 Blood Echoes after joining the Cainhurst Vilebloods covenant.
Off physical atk Button 92/184
Off blood atk Button 92/184
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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 120 E D/B C/S D
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 1H Katana, 2H Katana
Imprints Normal (Radial, Radial, Triangle)
Notes the transformed mode continuously drains health

The Chikage is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

Foreign-made weapon wielded by the royal guards who protect Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods at Cainhurst Castle.
When the intricate, rippled engraving that spans the Chikage's blade is imbrued with blood, the sword sings in scarlet hues.
However, the rite eats away at the wielder's very essence.


The Chikage is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne. It is sold by the Messengers for 50000 Blood Echoes after pledging oath to the Cainhurst Vilebloods and obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.


The Chikage is a katana that drains the player's health when transformed in exchange for pure Bloodtinge damage.

While players are encouraged to pay attention to their health bar so they don't accidently kill themselves, it really shouldn't matter as much since the health drain is rather slow and is based on percentages. Meaning you are always losing health at the same rate regardless of your Vitality.

The thing that makes this weapon standout is its secondary mode. The Blood Mode that deals "pure" Bloodtinge damage. Bloodtinge damage is extremely powerful because it is a damage type that is neither physical nor elemental. Most common enemies have high resistances against both physical and arcane/elemental. Bloodtinge is something that most enemies only have a moderate resistance.

Because of this enemies will die in very few hits in comparison with other weapons that are categorized as "Heavy Hitters" such as the Ludwig's Holy Blade and the Kirkhammer provided you have the appropriate Bloodtinge level to boost its attack.

As is with any weapon that deals Bloodtinge damage (firearms and trick weapons that have a firearm mode), you can simply boost your bloodtinge damage with regular Physical Attack-Up gems.


  • This was the only pure Bloodtinge weapon in the game until The Old Hunters DLC brought a new one; The Bloodletter.
  • When transformed, the Chikage's damage is based solely on its bloodtinge scaling. In its normal form its damage is based on its strength and skill scaling respectively.
  • Bloodtinge damage instantly knocks down spiders, dogs and Cainhurst Servants.
  • The charge attack of the transformed version drains health at a faster rate while charging so it is possible to kill yourself with this attack.
  • In a similar vein to Patches the Spider, the Chikage is the recurring continuation of a legacy of katana-type swords that drain the players health, with an iteration of such weapon appearing in all of the other Souls games. This includes Hiltless, Magic Sword "Makoto" and the Chaos Blade.
  • Another similarity the Chikage has with the self-damaging weapons (albeit only aesthetically) is that both it and the Chaos Blade from Dark Souls have red ribbons attached to their sheaths.


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