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Piercing Rifle
Piercing Rifle
Found
Sold by the Bath Messengers after acquiring the Firing Hammer Badge.
Stats
Physical ATK -
Blood ATK 80/160
Arcane ATK -
Fire ATK -
Bolt ATK - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use 1 Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
Durability 140 - - D/A -
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow Poison Rapid Poison ATK vs Kin ATK vs Beasts Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
0 0 100 100 9 10 9 -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Firearms
Imprints Circle

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

Description[]

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.

Availability[]

Characteristics[]

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 almost identical stats and scaling to the Hunter Pistol, but the firing and recovery speed of 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 many bullets. In order to make full use of the rifle, the player should try to bunch enemies together in a small, narrow area in order to hit as many of them with a single shot as possible.

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.

Upgrades[]

Piercing Rifle
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
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3 8 - - - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
4 - 3 - - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
5 - 5 - - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
6 - 8 - - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
7 - - 3 - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
8 - - 5 - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
9 - - 8 - ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???
10 - - - 1 ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ??? ???

Notes[]

  • Despite its description, this weapon can and will parry enemies like any other firearm. It simply has a slow recovery speed without any of the stagger or spread of other rifles.
    • Due to its piercing factor, and that it can parry, a player with good sense of positioning, or luck, when being attacked by multiple foes, can parry multiple targets with a well placed shot.
  • 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 maneuvering.
  • It has virtually the same damage as the Evelyn at high levels of Bloodtinge, although it falls short in very minimal values of damage.

Trivia[]

  • 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 Hunters that also wield Beasthunter Saifs and wear the Old Hunter Top Hat, but these enemies seem to have a shorter rifle than the one the player uses.

Gallery[]

Videos[]

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