Butcher Knife

95 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
icon_weight.png 7.0
Requirements & Bonus
A - - -
24 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Axes damage_type-icon.jpg Slash
skill-icon.jpg Sharpen icon_fp_cost.png 18 (-/-)

Butcher Knife is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Butcher's knife with an oddly large blade wielded by the madwoman haunting the Road of Sacrifices.

Squarely-landed hits restore HP.

Back in the Undead Settlement, the woman acquired a taste for human flesh, of which she took glee in partaking.

Skill: Sharpen
Sharpening the blade increases HP restored with each successful hit.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Each light attack restores 2 HP and each strong attack can restore 11-22 HP.
  • Reinforcing the weapon does not change the amount of HP restored.
  • Hitting an enemy during its death animation also restores HP.
  • Hostile NPC on Road of Sacrifies assumed to be/related to Maneater Mildred.

Location/Where to Find

Moveset and Videos:

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Butcher's Knife Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 95 - - - - A - - - - - -  60 40 30 30 40
Regular +1 104 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +2 114 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +3 123 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +4 133 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +5 142 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +6  152 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +7 161 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +8 171 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +9 180 - - - - A - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40
Regular +10 190 - - - - S - - - - - - 60 40 30 30 40


DaS3 - Butcher Knife

Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • 01 Apr 2017 09:22  

      Where oh where is my precious bleed aux on the weapon? Why would you remove it? Could have had an extra heal every time you cause a bleed.... It could of been a contender....

      • 13 Dec 2016 09:56  

        When I sharpen the butcher knife it doesn't recover my health when i attack, I'm currently using patch 1.09 so I don't know if they removed that feature or not, please help me

        • 06 Nov 2016 10:33  

          This was my favourite candidate for buffing on strength/faith or strength/intelligence builds in dark souls 1, very sad to see it can't be buffed or even infused now! it's definitely the worst than it's ever been in any title. the health regen is about as useless as it's ever been. However, it's still not an awful weapon. it has a nice reach for the axe class, but quite lacklustre damage at later levels, especially on quality builds.

          • 15 Oct 2016 17:19  

            I use the Butcher's knife in my offhand so i can just use mainhand attack, offhand attack, repeat so i get good damage from my Irthyll Straight Sword in my main hand, and mehish healing and block value in my offhand. Just an idea.

            • Great for pvp pre quality24 Sep 2016 10:23  

              Wrecks house in the 70-80 bracket in a pure strength build, recommend pairing with blessed offhand and ring swapping life out for sun princess if you take too much damage to keep lloyd ring buffs active. Also It seems to heal when swinging at an opponent in the middle of their roll i frames even if it doesnt register damage. Just be prepared for fellow duelists to butt chug estus or simply kill themselves after witnessing your hp climb back up anytime they try to tactically roll around you or get caught in a combo. In short, keep buff up, R1 R1 fake out the parry gods and do your favorite post victory gesture.

              • Utility04 Sep 2016 10:41  

                Effective when simply going through an area to help regen somewhat without estus. Also very good at counteracting head of averace when buffed which helps with soul and item farming. Solid secondary swoon for a full strength build (faster than most great swords, ultra great swords, great axes, and great hammers)

                • underwhelming07 Aug 2016 04:03  

                  Even with a great scaling with strength the damage is sub par at most and hp regen is really only useful early game the moveset and the weapon art is unique but not that useful <br/>even with 66 str and two handing it doesn't make the damage that good

                  • Disappointing.06 Aug 2016 02:35  

                    Don't be fooled by the attractive scaling: AR is pathetic even with 40 STR, moveset is subpar (R2 has awful tracking), and the weapon art boosts HP recovery from 'literally nothing' to 'almost noticeable'. Can't be infused or buffed which is a big negative. All in all I would not recommend using this weapon as I had to completely re-spec my character in the midgame.<br/><br/>Note: the butcher knife is GREAT against the Deacons, you can recover half your health bar by running in with R1

                    • Would love to get this early!22 Jul 2016 00:20  

                      Jusr started a new game, i'm fairly new. If you add me and trade it to me i'll give an ember in return :)<br/><br/>PSN: Dazzaar

                      • Useless26 Jun 2016 12:07  

                        Went through the trouble of upgrading this to +10 and went out and tested it. Less damage than my Heavy Dark Sword, so that's fine, I didn't infuse it yet. Oh? I cannot infuse it to Heavy or Refined? Oh well, definitely the Sharpen ability will be able to push the damage over my Heavy DS. No? Oh... What a waste of time and resources.

                        • HP Regen is nearly negligeble.....19 Jun 2016 13:22  

                          But, even still, it's a great weapon, with a good moveset. Plus, it has a S scaling, which is kinda amazing, for a non-infusable weapon and it's upgraded with basic titanite. Granted, it's outperformed by ultra greatswords and greathammers, if you're only intersted in sheer damage, but the lack of numbers is greatly replaced by its speed, which allows a decent me, this weapon became the best choice for a pure STR build

                          • great moveset15 Jun 2016 14:35  

                            it's moveset reminds me of black knight greataxe because of the on handed r2 jump and it also reminds me of yhorm's machete warcry r2 moveset because of the grib around the blade. all weapons that makes ├Żou jump og dash forward for at automatic attack are those i fall in love with forexample the broadsword, farron GS, butcher knife and black knight greataxe and my favorite spear weapon the greatlance

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