Piercing Rifle
Piercing Rifle
Sold by the Bath Messengers after acquiring the Firing Hammer Badge.
Off physical atk Button -
Off blood atk Button 80/160
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Off fire atk Button -
Off bolt atk Button - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use 1 Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
Durability icon 140 - - D/A -
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 Firearms
Imprints Circle

The Piercing Rifle is a Left Hand Weapon in Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC.


In-Game Description

A rifle engineered by the Oto Workshop, the precursor to the workshop of the heretical Powder Kegs.
Designed for hunting on narrow streets, this weapon has been optimized to cause perforation wounds, but is unfit for reliably countering attacks.


  • Within the Hunter's Nightmare, before the blood river with fat Bloodlickers there is a house with a dark interior, go inside it, head downstairs, and take the path opposite to the river, outside. Eventually, the player finds an isolated hostile NPC hunter, using the Beast Claw, and Beasts Embrace oath rune. He drops the Firing Hammer Badge, which now grants access to the purchase of this rifle.


This firearm is essentially a rifle version of the Hunter Pistol, with the added effect of being able to pierce through multiple opponents. As mentioned before it has pretty much the same stats and scaling, as well as firing and recovery speed of the Ludwig's Rifle.

This makes it especially useful for high Bloodtinge builds when fighting hordes of very weak enemies, a prime example would be in Old Yharnam or within Chalice Dungeons, especially since it will save on bullets. One should always try to round out the enemies, letting them bunch up together by circling them or leading them to a narrow path.

It can also prove useful in PvP should a co-operator try to block shots with its body to prevent the host from taking damage.


  • Despite its description, this weapon can and will parry enemies like any other firearm; it simply has a slow recovery speed without any of stagger or spread of other rifles.
  • This weapon may seem quite useless in most areas of the game, but the lore suggests that this weapon was indeed meant to fight the beasts delving in Old Yharnam as the enemies are numerous, the streets are small, and the corridors are too tight for efficient manoeuvring.
  • It has virtually the same damage as the Evelyn at high levels of Bloodtinge, although it falls short in very minimal values of damage.


  • It is the longest rifle in the game, it is almost the size of the player model itself.
  • Its odd, spear-like design, could have been perhaps been used to skewer beasts who came too close.
  • Wielded by the Old Hunter who also uses Beasthunter Saif and wears the Old Hunter Top Hat.



That rifle tho

That rifle tho