Ludwig's Rifle
Ludwig's Rifle
Sold by Messengers for 10000 Blood Echoes after obtaining the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge.
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type Firearms
Imprints Circle

Ludwig's Rifle is a Left Hand Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

A rifle typically used by Healing Church hunters.
It is said that this rifle was employed by Ludwig, the first hunter of the Church. Its long, heavy barrel makes up in range for what it lacks in reload speed.
Ludwig's Rifle exhibits several departures from the workshop's design, suggesting that the Church anticipated much larger inhuman beasts.



Ludwig's Rifle has the same range of the Hunter Pistol and the same spread of the Hunter Blunderbuss, it is however, much slower in terms of firerate.

In terms of damage it is quite deadly, but only at close ranges. It is the most powerful Blunderbuss type weapon until level 30 of Bloodtinge, beyond that point, the Hunter Blunderbuss is the most powerful. As such, Ludwig's Rifle is the best for low Bloodtinge builds.


  • Beware the slower firerate of this weapon, as it will leave players standing still for longer than normal. It is tied with the Piercing Rifle in that regard.


  • When players two-hand a weapon, while Ludwig's Rifle is equipped, the barrel of the rifle will bend upwards to make it more compact when on the player's back. This is the only firearm that does this.
  • This rifle has a very odd shape at the base, it almost seems like it is meant to be a grip for handling it two handed.
  • It is the second longest rifle in the game. The longest is the Piercing Rifle. The shortest is the Hunter Blunderbuss.


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