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Weapons are a type of equipment in Bloodborne.

Saw cleaver 2

Saw Cleaver 1st form

Saw cleaver

Saw Cleaver 2nd form

Description

Weapons are items that the player equips to deal damage, and they are held either exclusively on the left hand or the right. Weapons can be as simple as a saw that unfolds into a large cleaver, or as complex as a curved sword becoming a large bow.

Weapons do not offer any form of protection, however, as defense is governed by the attire worn by players and their ability to dodge and evade

Weapon Types

There are two types of weapons: Right Hand Weapons (also known as "Trick Weapons") and Left Hand Weapons:

  • Right Hand Weapons are also known as Trick Weapons and able to transform instantly (often employed in beast hunting), giving the player another set of attacks. When transformed, some might require both hands to be used, while some may not. When a weapon is two-handed, players will lack access to their Left Hand Weapons. All Trick weapons are able to transform in the middle of combat to provide a greater variety of attacks.
  • Left Hand Weapons mainly consist of Firearms, and are used primarily to stagger opponents (versus being used for damage output), staggering allows for special critical attacks, known as a Visceral Attack. There are however, other types of gear for the left hand, like Torches, Shields, and some other unique gear.

Weapon Upgrades

The Hunter can upgrade weapons at the Workshop in the Hunter's Dream. Weapons can be fortified (or upgraded) to increase their damage, by using certain materials and costs a small amount of Blood Echoes.

Blood Gems

After obtaining the Blood Gem Workshop Tool, Blood Gems can also be added to further increase a weapons stats. Firearms get only a single Blood Gem slot.

  • Upgrading a weapon to +1 will unlock the 1st Blood Gem slot.
  • Upgrading a weapon to +3 will unlock the 2nd Blood Gem slot.
  • Upgrading a weapon to +6 will unlock the 3rd and final Blood Gem slot.

Weapon Variants

In Bloodborne, all Trick Weapons (right hand weapons) have a version in game that is considered as "regular", the regular variant is acquired naturally in the different areas the game has to offer, however, there are two additional variants to each weapon which may only be found within the Chalice Dungeons: Uncanny and Lost.

These two additional variants only have 2 things that are different to the regular variant, one of them is the name of the weapon (for example, the "Lost" variant of the Chikage is thus named "Lost Chikage"), and the other difference is the gem slots. There are neither visual differences, nor numerical differences within the stats of the weapon.

  • Uncanny weapons will have their Waning or Triangle gems replaced by the other (Waning becomes Triangle or vice-versa).
  • Lost weapons will have both Waning and Triangle gems, thus replacing a Radial gem by the one they were lacking. Certain weapons, in particular weapons that have scaling in Bloodtinge, the Simon's Bowblade and Chikage, will have a Circle Gem in their Lost variant, instead of the Gem their Normal variant doesn't have.

Weapons List

Below is a list of Right Hand Weapons and Left Hand Weapons.

Right Hand Weapons

Weapon Name

Off physical atk Button
Off blood atk Button
Off arcane atk Button
Off fire atk Button
Off bolt atk Button
Strength icon
Skill icon
Bloodtinge icon
Arcane icon
Durability icon
QS Bullet Use
Normal Uncanny Lost
Amygdalan Arm
Amygdalan Arm
80/

160

- 40/

80

- - 19 7 - - 200 - RRW RRT RTW
C/A E - D/C
Beast Claw
Beast Claw
75/

150

- - - - 14 12 - - 180 - RTR RWR RTW
D/C E/D - D/D
Beast Cutter
Beast Cutter
92/

184

- - - - 11 9 - - 230 - RRT RRW RTW
D/C E/D - E/D
Beasthunter Saif
Beasthunter Saif
90/

180

- - - - 9 11 - - 200 - RRW RRT RTW
E/D D/B - D/C
Blade of Mercy
Blade of Mercy
60/

120

- 30/

60

- - 7 11 - - 200 - RTR RWR RTW
- C/S - D/B
Bloodletter
Bloodletter
90/

180

90/

180

- - - 14 6 16 - 270 - RRT RRW RTW
C/A - B/S D/C
Boom Hammer
Boom Hammer
90/

180

- - 60/

120

- 14 8 - - - RWR RTR RTW
C/A E - D/C
Burial Blade
Burial Blade
80/

160

- 30/

60

- - 10 10 - - 200 - RWR RTR RTW
E/D C/B - D/B
Chikage
Chikage
92/

184

92/

184

- - - 10 14 12 - 120 - RRT RRW RRC
E D/B C/S D
Church Pick
Church Pick
88/

176

- - - - 9 14 - - 250 - RRT RRW RTW
E/D D/B - D/C
Holy Moonlight Sword
Holy Moonlight Sword
90/

180

- 50/

100

- - 16 12 - 14 250 1 RTR RWR RTW
D/B D/C - C/A
Hunter Axe
Hunter Axe
98/

196

- - - - 9 8 - - 250 - RRT RRW RTW
D/B E/D - D/C
Kirkhammer
Kirkhammer
105/

210

- - - - 16 10 - - 250 - RTR RWR RTW
C/A E - D/B
Kos Parasite
Kos Parasite
- - 30/

60

- - - - - 20 600 2 RWR RTR RTW
- - - A/S
Logarius' Wheel
Logarius' Wheel
100/

200

- 25/

50

- - 20 12 - 10 300 - RRW RRT RTW
C/S - - D/C
Ludwig's Holy Blade
Ludwig's Holy Blade
100/

200

- - - - 16 12 - - 250 - RRW RRT RTW
D/B D/B - D/B
Rakuyo
Rakuyo
82/

164

- - - - 10 20 - - 200 - RRT RRW RTW
- C/A - D/C
Reiterpallasch
Reiterpallasch
75/

150

75/

150

- - - 8 12 10 - 150 1 RTR RWR RTW
E C/A E/D D/B
Rifle Spear
Rifle Spear
85/

170

85/

170

- - - 10 11 9 - 180 1 RTR RWR RTW
E/D D/B D/B D/C
Saw Cleaver
Saw Cleaver
90/

180

- - - - 8 7 - - 200 - RRW RRT RTW
D/C E/D - D/C
Saw Spear
Saw Spear
85/

175

- - - - 7 8 - - 200 - RRW RRT RTW
D D/C - D/C
Simon's Bowblade
Simon's Bowblade
80/

160

80/

160

- - - 8 15 9 - 140 1 RTR RWR RTC
- C/S C/S C/D
Stake Driver
Stake Driver
85/

170

- - - - 18 9 - - 200 - RTR RWR RTW
D/C D/C - D/C
Threaded Cane
Threaded Cane
76/

156

- - - - 7 9 - - 200 - RRT RRW RTW
E C/A - D/B
Tonitrus
Tonitrus
80/

160

- - - 40/

80

12 8 - - 100 - RRW RRT RTW
D/B E - D
Whirligig Saw
Whirligig Saw
95/

190

- - - - 18 12 - - 230 - RRW RRT RTW
B/S E/D - D/B
GEM KEY: R = Radial Gem | T = Triangle Gem | W = Waning Gem | C = Circle Gem

Left Hand Weapons

Weapon Name
Off physical atk Button
Off blood atk Button
Off arcane atk Button
Off fire atk Button
Off bolt atk Button
Strength icon
Skill icon
Bloodtinge icon
Arcane icon
Durability icon
QS Bullet Use
Imprints
Cannon
Cannon
- 200/

600

- - - 30 13 - - 200 12 -
- - E/D -
Church Cannon
Church Cannon
- 160/

480

- - - 27 - 16 - 200 10 -
- - E/D -
Evelyn
Evelyn
- 60/

140

- - - 9 11 18 - 100 1 C
- - B/S -
Fist of Gratia
Fist of Gratia
60/

130

- - - - 7 9 5 - 200 - -
D/A - - -
Flamesprayer
Flamesprayer
- - - 45/

95

- - 8 - 8 100 1/1.4sec -
- - - D/B
Gatling Gun
Gatling Gun
- 80/

180

- - - - - - - 200 1/?sec C
28 12 E/D -
Hunter Blunderbuss
Hunter Blunderbuss
- 20/

45

- - - 7 9 5 - 150 1 C
- - D/A -
Hunter Pistol
Hunter Pistol
- 70/

160

- - - 7 9 5 - 100 1 C
- - D/A -
Torch - Hunter's Torch
Hunter's Torch
- - - 50/

100

- 6 - - - 150 - -
- - - B
Loch Shield
Loch Shield
- - - - - - - - - 160 - -
- - - -
Ludwig's Rifle
Ludwig's Rifle
- 20/

55

- - - 9 10 9 - 150 1 C
- - E/D -
Piercing Rifle
Piercing Rifle
- 80/

160

- - - 9 10 9 - 140 1 C
- - D/A -
Repeating Pistol
Repeating Pistol
- 90/

200

- - - 10 11 8 - 80 2 C
- - D/B -
Rosmarinus
Rosmarinus
- - 30/

80

- - - 8 - 8 100 1/1.4sec -
- - - B/S
Torch - Hunter's Torch
Torch
- - - 25/

?

- 6 - - - 100 - -
- - - D/?
Wooden Shield
Wooden Shield
- - - - - - - - - 120 - -
- - - -

Notes

  • Though the Torches can be used for attacking in early game, they are overall useless and not a real mean of realiable damage.
  • Shields aren't actually bad, contrary to their description, they block decent amounts of damage, but at a ruinous cost of stamina. They also do not block all damage from a single attack, regardless of damage type.

Trivia

  • In-game, the way players distributes their stats will affect the weapons they use and most effective playstyles will translate to builds that focus on:

Gallery

Videos

Bloodborne's Devastating Weapons in Action - IGN First02:13

Bloodborne's Devastating Weapons in Action - IGN First

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