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Forsaken Cainhurst Castle chest.
Sold by the Bath Messengers for 18,000 Blood Echoes after acquiring the Cainhurst Badge.
Physical ATK 75/150
Blood ATK 75/150
Arcane ATK -
Fire ATK -
Bolt ATK - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use 1 Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
Durability 150 E C/A E/D D/B
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow Poison Rapid Poison ATK vs Kin ATK vs Beasts Strength Skill Bloodtinge Arcane
0 0 100 100 8 12 10 -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Normal Rapier, Parthian Rapier
Imprints Normal (Radial, Triangle, Radial)
Notes The only right-handed weapon to be a one-handed firearm.

The Reiterpallasch is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

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.


Normal variant[]

Uncanny variant[]

Lost variant[]


In its normal form this weapon is a rapier, dealing mostly thrust attacks, with the occasional slice. Its strong attack is a horizontal swipe that covers a lot of area in front of the wielder, but, if fully charged, it becomes a powerful thrust.

When transformed, it becomes a Parthian (or "parting shot") Rapier, which is shorter, but attacks with quick consecutive sweeps and features an attached pistol that fires bullets, which replaces the strong attack of the weapon.

It is an effective weapon especially for Skill and Bloodtinge builds, synergizing well when in conjunction with other secondaries that may not be capable of riposting such as the Hunter's Torch, Flamesprayer, and Rosmarinus.


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 - - - - - 75 75 - - - E C E D - - - -
1 3 - - - 320 82 82 - - - E C E D 1 - - -
2 5 - - - 380 89 89 - - - E B E D 1 - - -
3 8 - - - 460 96 96 - - - E B E D 1 1 - -
4 - 3 - - 520 103 103 - - - E B E D 1 1 - -
5 - 5 - - 600 110 110 - - - E B D D 1 1 - -
6 - 8 - - 680 117 117 - - - E B D C 2 1 - -
7 - - 3 - 740 124 124 - - - E A D C 2 1 - -
8 - - 5 - 820 131 131 - - - E A D C 2 1 - -
9 - - 8 - 880 138 138 - - - E A D C 2 1 - -
10 - - - 1 960 150 150 - - - E A D B 2 1 - -


  • Can be buffed with Bolt Paper, Fire Paper, and Empty Phantasm Shell in both Rapier and Gun forms. These buffs do not apply to the bullet damage of the transformed mode.
  • It cannot be enhanced with Bone Marrow Ash, because this item only applies to left hand firearms.
  • Its transformation attacks are also quite unique. The Rapier mode's transformation attack allows a relatively quick shot after a dodge or mid-combo. This makes it potentially deadly for encounters with fast-moving enemies since an errant transformation attack launched in a combo can catch an opponent for a brutal riposte. However, it is slower than an actual gun (such as the Hunter Pistol), so the timing has to be good.
  • This weapon is notable for its unique combat style. In Rapier mode, it has surprisingly quick strikes that don't leave one open for long and an L2 that enables sweeping strikes that are slower. In Parthian mode, it has wider, slashing attacks and its R2 is a gunshot. Balancing its Rapier mode (which is better against single targets) and Parthian mode (better against groups) is key to getting the most out of this weapon.
  • Unlike the Rifle Spear, the player can still use their left hand gun when using the transformed version, making it useful when in the dark, as a player can have a Torch out and still be capable of parrying enemies.


  • "Reiterpallasch" means "rider's broadsword" in German.
    • However, the Reitterpalasch is neither a "broadsword", as its name implies, nor a "rapier", as most players believe it to be due to its slender blade. It is a "side-sword", which is a mix of both. Slender enough to be an effective stabbing weapon, while broad enough to withstand cutting motions. This makes sense as this makes it a more versatile weapon with the further added bonus of being a firearm on top of it.
  • The Reiterpallasch's design appears to be that of a side-sword pistol, complete with a "cup-hilt", common for dueling swords, though this one lacks the perpendicular guard common to them, instead having merely the cup and the hand guard that reaches from cup to pommel. This hand guard hides the trigger to the pistol in this weapon, and both the pistol, cup-hilt and handle are all beautifully decorated with intricate filigrane details.
    • The cup-hilt has a slit that accommodates the blade when it's pistol mode is engaged, and rests it over the hand guard.
  • It is implied that the Reiterpallasch went on to inspire the Rifle Spear developed by the Powder Kegs' Workshop. The Rifle Spear, unlike the former, cannot be buffed.
  • The weapon may be a clever reference to the Vilebloods themselves. The Parthian Rapier, which had a pistol concealed in its hilt, was considered the bane of honorable duelists. Many of the Vilebloods likened beast hunting to hunting game, and made a show of being regal and ostentatious whilst being brutal underneath, as indicated by the Knight Set.
  • Although it is a weapon of Cainhurst the Reiterpallasch has negligible scaling in bloodtinge. It's arcane scaling is also pointless as it would only be usable when the Reiterpallasch is converted, however, as a split damage weapon it cannot be converted and the arcane scaling is unusable.