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Church Pick
Church Pick
Underground Corpse Pile, dropped by a Yahar'gul Hunter in one of the underground cells.
Physical ATK 88/176
Blood ATK -
Arcane ATK -
Fire ATK -
Bolt ATK - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
Durability 250 E/D D/B - D/C
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow Poison Rapid Poison ATK vs Kin ATK vs Beasts Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
- - 100 100 9 14 - -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform One-handed sword, Two-handed War Pick
Imprints Radial, Radial, Triangle
Aux. Effect 20% Righteous

20% ATK vs Beasts up

Deals Righteous damage in both modes, and has ATK vs Beasts up on all thrusting damage.

The Church Pick is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne's The Old Hunters DLC.


In-Game Description

One of the old trick weapons of the Healing Church, a hunting weapon formed from one of the giant picks that appear in old beast tales.
The Church Pick initially serves as a long sword, but when transformed functions as an extended war pick.
In spite of its origins, it is a highly practical weapon.


Normal variant[]

 Uncanny and Lost variants[]


This weapon is indeed a must for any players that focus on Skill. Not only is it the only weapon that deals pure Thrust damage in one of its modes, it deals Righteous damage in both modes as well as having a unique anti-beast effect commonly mistaken as being Serrated.

This makes it good for killing Kin, Beasts, and enemies of the Healing Church such as Bound Widows and Bloodlickers. It is the only weapon in the game to do so. In fact, as if that weren't enough, the moveset of both modes is also good. With fast and fluid attacks that easily stagger opponents and a special attack that, when two-handed, costs less stamina and pokes extremely quickly at foes with less damage but with the potential to break their combos.


Church Pick
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 - - - - - 88 - - - - E D - D - - - -
1 3 - - - 240 96 - - - - E D - D 1 - - -
2 5 - - - 280 104 - - - - E D - D 1 - - -
3 8 - - - 340 112 - - - - E C - D 2 - - -
4 - 3 - - 400 120 - - - - E C - D 2 - - -
5 - 5 - - 460 128 - - - - D C - D 2 - - -
6 - 8 - - 500 136 - - - - D C - D 2 1 - -
7 - - 3 - 560 144 - - - - D C - D 2 1 - -
8 - - 5 - 620 152 - - - - D B - C 2 1 - -
9 - - 8 - 660 160 - - - - D B - C 2 1 - -
10 - - - 1 720 176 - - - - D B - C 2 1 - -


  • The Church Pick is a weapon that has a mostly thrust damage moveset. When transformed all attacks deal Thrust damage. It deals 20% Righteous Damage in both modes, and it has Beasthunter damage bonus on all thrusting attacks. This makes it the only weapon in the game to be particularly effective at slaying Kin, Beasts, and the enemies found in Cainhurst.
    • The Beasthunter damage bonus only applies to thrusting damage dealt with the weapon. This means that some attacks in the short form won't deal bonus damage.
    • Beasthunter damage is unique from Serration, and affects all enemies effected by serration, as well as animal beasts such as dogs and crows.
  • The R1 attacks when transformed have only light stunning power, but they are faster than those of similar extended weapons.
  • Since it has a decent scaling with Arcane, players who focus on it can use its effectiveness against Beasts to infuse it with Fire damage. It can be better than infusing the Saw Cleaver/Saw Spear, as the moveset it has in both modes is quite good, albeit slightly slower when one-handed.


  • It is commonly mistaken by players to be a serrated weapon due to it's bonus damage against beast enemies. However the weapon does not have the Serrated effect, instead having an ATK vs Beasts up effect, sometimes known as Beasthunter damage. ATK vs Beasts up effects all enemies affected by serration, enemies that have not fully transformed such as the large Huntsmen wielding a torch and saw or spear found around Central Yharnam and the Forbidden woods, Labyrinth Madmen, and animal enemies such as dogs, crows, and pigs.
    • This effect only applies to thrusting damage dealt by the weapon however. The transformed form only deals thrusting damage so it will not matter much, but the short form's moveset has a large amount of non-thrusting damage attacks, meaning it is less effective against beasts in it's short form.
  • The sound when transforming this weapon greatly resembles the Hunter Axe's. It could even be seen as it being the Church variant of it, since it has many similarities in its design, even in its moveset.
    • One of the moves performed by Father Gascoigne with the Hunter Axe in which he scrapes the axe along the ground before performing a diagonal uppercut is also similar to that of the Church Pick's untransformed fully-charged strong attack.
  • When transformed, the Church Pick is similar to the Burial Blade in attacks and looks.
  • In the trailer for The Old Hunters DLC, the Church Pick makes a brief appearance on a character wearing the Butcher Set, while fending off an Abhorrent Beast atop the Forbidden Woods' windmill.