Sold by Messengers for 50000 Blood Echoes after joining the Cainhurst Vilebloods covenant.
Off physical atk Button 92/184
Off blood atk Button 92/184
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 120 E D/B C/S D
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
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Weapon Info
Weapon Type Right Hand Weapons
Transform Blade becomes enveloped in coagulated blood and is now two-handed.
Imprints Radial, Radial, Triangle.
Notes Continual health-drain while transformed.

The Chikage is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne.


In-Game Description

Foreign-made weapon wielded by the royal guards who protect Annalise, Queen of the Vilebloods at Cainhurst Castle.
When the intricate, rippled engraving that spans the Chikage's blade is imbrued with blood, the sword sings in scarlet hues.
However, the rite eats away at the wielder's very essence.


The Chikage is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne. It is sold by the Messengers for 50000 Blood Echoes after pledging oath to the Cainhurst Vilebloods and obtaining the Cainhurst Badge.


The Chikage is a katana that drains the player's health when transformed in exchange for pure Bloodtinge damage.

The health drain is rather slow and is based on percentages. Meaning health loss occurs at the same rate regardless of vitality.

The Blood Mode deals pure Bloodtinge damage. Bloodtinge damage is extremely powerful because it is a damage type that is neither physical nor elemental. Most common enemies have high resistances against both physical and arcane/elemental. Bloodtinge is something that most enemies only have a moderate resistance.


  • Bloodtinge damage can be boosted through physical attack up blood-gems.
  • This was the only pure Bloodtinge weapon in the game until The Old Hunters DLC brought a new one; The Bloodletter.
  • When transformed, the Chikage's damage is based solely on its bloodtinge scaling. In its normal form its damage is based on its strength and skill scaling respectively.
  • Bloodtinge damage instantly knocks down spiders, dogs and Cainhurst Servants.
  • The charge attack of the transformed version drains health at a faster rate while charging so it is possible to kill yourself with this attack.
  • In a similar vein to Patches the Spider, the Chikage is the recurring continuation of a legacy of katana-type swords that drain the players health, with an iteration of such weapon appearing in all of the other Souls games. This includes Hiltless, Magic Sword Makoto and the Chaos Blade.
  • Another similarity the Chikage has with the self-damaging weapons (albeit only aesthetically) is that both it and the Chaos Blade from Dark Souls have red ribbons attached to their sheaths.


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