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Burial Blade
Burial Blade
Sold by the Bath Messengers for 60,000 Blood Echoes after obtaining the Old Hunter Badge.
Physical ATK 80/160
Blood ATK -
Arcane ATK 30/60
Fire ATK -
Bolt ATK - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
Durability 200 E/D C/B - D/B
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow Poison Rapid Poison ATK vs Kin ATK vs Beasts Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
0 0 100 100 10 12 - -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Curved Sword, Scythe
Imprints Normal (Radial, Waning, Radial)

The Burial Blade is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

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.


Normal variant[]

Uncanny variant[]

Lost variant[]


The Burial Blade is a trick weapon that turns from a curved sword into a large scythe.

The Burial Blade has very wide sweeping attacks, making it an optimal weapon for fighting groups of enemies. The small infusion of Arcane into the blade adds extra damage to Pthumerians, but is not effective against Kin. When transformed, the Burial Blade turns into a complete scythe, increasing the attack radius of the weapon, allowing the wielder to better deal with multiple opponents and attack them from a safer distance.

This weapon is frequently compared to the Hunter Axe, and for good reason. It has a very deceptive reach when transformed and can quickly catch foes off guard. It has a very fluid moveset and it has one of the highest rally potentials in the game which is further boosted when in scythe mode. Another interesting, similar aspect of the Burial Blade is its charge attack, as it can knock down heavy enemies like the Merciless Watcher.

Another great thing about it is that the L2 when in scythe mode is a combination of multiple, powerful downward thrusts into enemies, making it very effective against Kin and Great Ones alike.

In the end, this weapon truly excels at dealing with single or multiple enemies and its high rally potential furthers its use especially in Cursed Chalice Dungeons where health is extremely important to manage.


Burial Blade
Level Materials Damage Attribute Scaling Imprints
Blood Stone Shard Twin Blood Stone Shard Blood Stone Chunk Blood Rock Blood Echoes Physical ATK Blood ATK Arcane ATK Fire ATK Bolt ATK Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane Radial Triangle Waning Circle
0 - - - - - 80 - 30 - - E C - D - - - -
1 3 - - - 240 88 - 33 - - E C - D 1 - - -
2 5 - - - 280 96 - 36 - - E C - D 1 - - -
3 8 - - - 340 104 - 39 - - E C - D 1 - 1 -
4 - 3 - - 400 112 - 42 - - E C - D 1 - 1 -
5 - 5 - - 460 120 - 45 - - E B - C 1 - 1 -
6 - 8 - - 500 128 - 48 - - E B - C 2 - 1 -
7 - - 3 - 560 136 - 51 - - E B - C 2 - 1 -
8 - - 5 - 620 144 - 54 - - E B - C 2 - 1 -
9 - - 8 - 660 152 - 57 - - E B - B 2 - 1 -
10 - - - 1 720 160 - 60 - - D B - B 2 - 1 -


  • The Burial Blade is, in a way, the Skill counterpart of the Hunter Axe.
  • Usually, this weapon can only be bought in NG+. However, if the player wants the "Childhood's Beginning" ending, where they fight the Moon Presence, they can either die or use a Bold Hunter's Mark to leave the boss arena and buy it.
  • It has one of the higher values of rally potential, which can be further boosted through Blood Gems and the Guidance runes for massive health restoration.


  • It is likely that the Burial Blade was the first Trick Weapon to ever be created, as it is the weapon of choice for Gehrman, the very first Hunter.
  • The Burial Blade is made of siderite (Iron Carbonate, FeCO3), which becomes magnetic when heated. The Blade of Mercy is also forged from siderite. It is possible that Siderite has innate Arcane damage because of its connection to the cosmos, implied in the description of the weapon. This is further supported by the fact that the Amygdalan Arm has innate Arcane damage as well.
  • According to the description of this weapon and seeing how our hunter "wakes up" after dying in the hunter's dream at the hands of Gerhman, this weapon may have some innate property that disconnects the hunters it kills from the dream. This could also apply to the Blade of Mercy, as they are made of the same material and Eileen also hunts hunters in order to free them from bloodlust.
  • The Burial Blade's sword design greatly resembles that of a worn out Beasthunter Saif. It is quite possible that one of them inspired the other. As the Burial Blade was probably the first Trick Weapon, it probably went on to inspire the Beasthunter Saif as perhaps a more portable and easy to wield weapon.
  • It seems fitting that Gehrman's weapon looks like a waning moon, after all, it was because of what he did with it that led to the course of actions which culminated with his imprisonment in the Hunter's Dream by the will of the Moon Presence.
  • A scythe is the typical weapon/tool for the personification of Death.