After killing Brador, in his cell.
Off physical atk Button 90/180
Off blood atk Button 90/180
Off arcane atk Button -
Off fire atk Button -
Off bolt atk Button - Attr. Bonus
QS Bullet Use - Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
Durability icon 270 C/A - B/S D/C
Special Att. Attr. Req.
Slow poison ATK Button Rapid poison Button VS Kin Button VS Beasts Button Strength icon 2 Skill icon 2 Bloodtinge icon 2 Arcane icon 2
- - 100 100 14 6 16 -
Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform one-handed mace, two-handed blood halberd
Imprints Radial, Radial, Triangle
Aux. Effect Frenzy Causes Frenzy on the wielder when the special attack is used

The Bloodletter is a Trick Weapon in The Old Hunters DLC.


In-Game Description

The demented hunter weapon brandished by Brador, the Healing Church assassin.
The Bloodletter assumes its true and terrifying form after it draws upon blood from the inner reaches of one's body and soul.
This is the only effective means of expelling gained blood, or so Brador, isolated in his cell, continued to believe.


Located in the Old Hunters DLC:

  • Reach the Lighthouse Hut. This will allow players to attain the key that unlocks Brador's Cell, located in the small dungeon after the Underground Corpse Pile lamp. Unlocking the cell and killing him will cause him to drop the Bloodletter.


The Bloodletter is the only other weapon, besides the Chikage, to use the wielder's health to transform into its second form. However, while the Chikage drains the wielder's health constantly, the Bloodletter will only drain a certain amount of health every time the player transforms into its secondary mode. Depending on the wielder's intentions and fighting style this will be either an advantage or disadvantage over the Chikage.

Most importantly, just like the Chikage, the secondary form will scale entirely with the Bloodtinge stat, which makes this weapon equivalent to the Chikage.

Another interesting feature of the Bloodletter is that it's special attack when two-handed will deal a high damage area of effect blood explosion. Unfortunately, the area of the blast is small and the wielder will induce Frenzy on themselves. The amount of frenzy is not very large and players who boost their Frenzy Resist can use the special attack three times in a row without triggering Frenzy damage. Unlike standard Frenzy damage, Frenzy damage through this weapon will lower the players health by 50% instead of the standard 80%.

It should be mentioned that the Transform Attack from regular, into Blood Mode should be used instead of just a regular transformation. This is because this attack gets an extreme boost in rally and is the only attack that gets it. It will recover almost 80/90% health lost from transforming and will also deal extra damage and even knock most opponents on their backs.

The charged attack in the transformed state creates a tiny explosion at the end of the Bloodletter.


  • Bloodtinge damage instantly knocks down spiders, dogs and Cainhurst Servants, as such it can be useful to use the transformed blood state to fight these enemies. The L2 AoE blast also deals Bloodtinge damage.
  • This is the only trick weapon that scales with both Strength and Bloodtinge in a significant way. Prior to the Bloodletter's appearance, there were only three other weapons to scale with Bloodtinge yet they all scaled mainly with Skill.
  • It is recommended to both lower the amount of Insight a player has, and wear special gear to maximize Frenzy Resistance.
  • Since the Frenzy of this Weapon overrides the Frenzy of any other source, players can theoretically save themselves a lot of health by simply using the special attack to trigger its unique Frenzy and losing only 50% health rather than almost 80%, which might just save them, should they be fast enough.


  • Its Lost variant does not possess a Circle Gem slot, like the Chikage or Simon's Bowblade.
  • While the Chikage merely becomes bloodied at the edge when on its transformed mode, the Bloodletter changes completely, the blood extends towards both ends of the weapon extending its grip at the base and creating a spiked ball of solidified, thorny blood at the top. Another interesting fact is that in its original concept art, the lower end of the weapon would magically extend, for a lack of a better word, instead of having solidified blood to extend the handle.
  • Bloodletting or Blood-letting is a method in which blood and other bodily fluids were regarded as "humours" that had to remain in proper balance to maintain health. It is on of the methods of Blood Ministration.


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