Make no mistake, Bloodborne is going to hand you your ass if you aren’t ready for it. And to delay said handing of asses, you’re going to need some weapons. Fortunately, we’ve got you covered with this location guide to all the damage dealers in FromSoftware’s blockbuster new game.
We’ll be handling the locations for the normal versions of weapons to start with in this guide. Uncanny and Lost variants will be added later in the week.
Crafted by chiselling the long bones of an undead darkbeast and fastening them to the weapon. The bones are still alive, and when unleashed, grant its wielder a spurt beastly power. As flesh is flayed and blood is sprayed, the beast within awakens, and in time, the wielder of this weapon surges with both strength and feverish reverie.
A weapon that comes in three variants based on which Gem imprint you have (Normal, Uncanny and Lost), the Bone Claw can be found in a Chalice Dungeon.
Blade of Mercy
A special trick weapon passed down among hunters of hunters. One of the oldest weapons of the workshop. Splits into two when activated. The weapon’s warped blades are forged with siderite, a rare mineral of the heavens. Most effective swift attacks,such as after a quick-stepping.
The Blade of Mercy can be purchased from the Messengers after the Crow Hunter Badge is obtained from Eileen the Crow’s questline, or her death.
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 can be bought for 60 000 Blood Echoes in New Game + mode, after defeating Gerhman, the First Hunter.
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.
After joining the Cainhurst Vilebloods covenant, the Chikage will be available at Cainhurst Castle and can be purchased from Messengers for 50,000 Blood Echoes.
One of the trick weapons of the workshop, commonly used on the hunt. Retains the qualities of an axe, but offers a wider palette of attacks by transforming. Boasts a heavy blunt attack, leading to high rally potential. No matter their pasts, beasts are no more than beasts. Some choose this axe to play the part of executioner.
The Hunter Axe can be chosen at the beginning of Bloodborne or acquired through the market after the player has found the Saw Hunter Badge.
A trick weapon typically used by Healing Church hunters. On the one side, an easily handled silver sword. On the other, a giant obtuse stone weapon, characterized by a blunt strike and extreme force of impact. The Church takes a heavy-handed, merciless stance toward the plague of beasts, an irony not lost upon the wielders of this most symbolic weapon.
The Kirkhammer can be purchased from the Messengers after defeating the Cleric Beast.
Weapon wielded by martyr Logarius’ band of executioners. Used to slaughter the Vilebloods in Cainhurst. Bathed in pools of their blood, and forever steeped in their ire. Transform to release the power of the wheel and manifest their lingering rage in a show of utter brilliance.
Alfred will hand Logarious’ Wheel over to you after you give him the letter found inside Cainhurst Castle.
Ludwig’s Holy Blade
A trick weapon typically used by Healing Church hunters. It is said that the silver sword was employed by Ludwig, the first hunter of the church. When transformed, it combines with its sheath to form a greatsword. It exhibits several departures from the workshop’s design, suggesting that the Church anticipated much larger inhuman beasts.
Can either be purchased for 20,000 echoes from the Messengers or found in the Cathedral Ward lamp. Proceed through the right-side exit, and the Radiant Sword Hunter Badge will be found in chest at the top.
Weapon wielded by the Knights of Cainhurst. Combines an elegant knight’s sword with the peculiar firearm wielded by the Cainhurst order. The old nobles, long-time imbibers of blood, are no strangers to the sanguine plague, and the disposal of beasts was a discrete task left to their servants, or knights, as they were called for the sake of appearances.
Can be found inside a chest in Cainhurst Castle.
A trick weapon crafted by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs. A prototype weapon serving as a simple firearm and spear, possibly created in imitation of a lost Cainhurst weapon. Lacks any notable functions, saving that it is the only trick weapon with an attached gun.
The Rifle Spear is hidden inside a building in Old Yharnam. From the area the first NPC is fought (not gyula), drop down where the railing is missing in a corner and land on the ledges below.
One of the trick weapons of the workshop, commonly used in the hunting business. This saw, effective at drawing the blood of beasts, transforms into a long cleaver that makes use of centrifugal force.The saw, with its set of blood-letting teeth, has become a symbol of the hunt, and only grows in effectiveness the more grotesquely transformed the beast.
Starter weapon that is acquired the first time you visit the Hunter’s Dream. If not selected, you can buy it after defeating the Cleric Beast.
One of the trick weapons of the workshop, commonly used by those who dedicate themselves to the hunt. This saw, effective at drawing the blood of beasts, transforms into a medium-range spear. The saw, with its set of blood-letting teeth, has become a symbol of the hunt, and only grows in effectiveness the more grotesquely transformed the beast.
Can be unlocked from merchants after Father Gascoigne is defeated. Can also be found as a treasure in the Central Yharnam sewer, on the ledge above the dead end of boats. You’ll need to cut down a corpse hanging from the rafters above to access it.
A trick weapon fashioned by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs. Favored by the retired hunter Djura. The stake driver, with its queerly complex design, violently drives thick stakes into the flesh of foes. The stake driver allows for high-damage critical attacks, but is difficult to use and leaves its wielder wide open, but none of this should bother a mere Powder Keg.
Once Djura in Old Yaharam is beaten and the Powder Keg Badge is obtained, the Steak Driver can be purchased from merchants for for 8,000 Blood Echoes.
One of the trick weapons of the workshop, commonly used by hunters on their duties. Sufficiently deadly as a rigid bladed cane, but also serves as a whip when its blade is split into many. Concealing the weapon inside the cane and flogging the beasts with the whip is partly an act of ceremony, an attempt to demonstrate to oneself that the bloodlust of the hunt will never encroach upon the soul.
Starter weapon acquired after Hunter’s Dream.
A unique trick weapon contrived by Archibald, the infamous eccentric of the Healing Church workshop. Striking this peculiar iron morning star flail like a match generates the same blue sparks that blanket a darkbeast. Unfortunately, for reasons untold, the hunters of Archibald’s time did not fully take to the device.
Either exchange the Spark Hunter Badge with Messengers after defeating Darkbeast Paarl, or find it as a treasure in Yahar’gul Unseen Village. Go to the top end of the road and defeat the 2 dogs and sack carrier during the daytime.
Ammo may be extremely limited in Bloodborne, but that doesn’t make the various firearms any less valuable.
Large prototype firearms fashioned by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs. Use of this weapon is equivalent to toting a mounted cannon, complete with its ridiculous weight, staggering kick, and lavish use of Quicksilver Bullets, into battle. Such a monstrosity was doomed from the start, and indeed its development was cut short. Yet, against impossibly gigantic foes, it might be just the thing.
The Cannon can found in the forbidden woods inside a big wooden building, before the big foggy area that is filled giant snakes.
Special pistol used by Cainhurst knights. The Evelyn uses Quicksilver Bullets, just as any workshop firearm, but the Cainhurst variant relies more on bloodtinge. Lovingly named after a woman and graced with an intricate /design, Evelyns were adored by Cainhurst knights.
Found inside of a chest in Cainhurst Castle.
A special weapon used by certain members of the Healing Church. Spits searing flames by using blood-imbued Quicksilver Bullets as a special medium. Not the most efficient weapon by any stretch, but sometimes a sea of flame is just what the doctor ordered. Besides, the beasts of Yharnam can always use a good cleansing.
Can be acquired from Gilbert after reaching the Cathedral Ward.
A blunderbuss created at the workshop for the hunters’ line of work. Hunter firearms are specially crafted to employ Quicksilver Bullets fused with the wielder’s own blood, boosting damage against beasts. The impact of this highly-effective weapon counters beasts’ swift movements, and its wide spread is nigh-on guaranteed to hit the mark.
A starter firearm available from the beginning of the game.
Pistol made at the workshop, for hunters stalking beasts. Hunter firearms are specially crafted to employ Quicksilver Bullets fused with the wielder’s own blood, boosting damage against beasts. The pistol is a quicker draw than the blunderbuss, allowing for speedier responses to attacks.
A starter firearm available from the beginning of the game.
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 can be bought from Merchants once the Radiant Hunter Badge has been obtained in the Healing Church Workshop, through the formerly locked door in Oedon Chapel in the Cathedral Ward after the Blood-Starved Beast has been beaten.
Repeating pistol typically used by Healing Church hunters. Crafted with mostly metal parts and exhibiting a complex design, the repeating pistol fires two shots at once, making it a ravenous consumer of Quicksilver Bullets. Should be used sparingly compared to its workshop counterpart, as the trump card in one’s arsenal.
Can be purchased from Merchants after the Cleric Beast has been defeated.
A special weapon used by the Choir, high-ranking members of the Healing Church. Sprays a cloud of sacred mist, created by using blood-imbued Quicksilver Bullets as a special medium. Arias are heard wherever sacred mist is seen, proving that the mist is a heavenly blessing. Oh, fair maiden, why is it that you weep?
Location TBC. Update: Darth Hawke has found it! Thanks man! “The Rosemarinus is inside the Upper Cathedral Ward (it’s through the door at the top of the hunters workshop). I got it last night, you have to pick up the celestial eye token (I think that’s the name)”.
A crude wooden shield used by the masses who have arisen to join the hunt. Hunters do not normally employ shields, ineffectual against the strength of the beasts as they tend to be. Shields are nice, but not if they engender passivity.
Up the big stairs right after the Cathedral ward Lantern. There’s a good chap.
Last Updated: March 6, 2018