Butcher Knife

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95 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 60.0
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40.0
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30.0
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 30.0
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40.0
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 35
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75
Requirements & Bonus
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A - - -
24 0 0 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Axe 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 but can be Buffed using its Weapon Art.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Has relatively low base damage compared to most axes, but has excellent scaling in Strength and is tied with the Man Serpent Hatchet for having the highest range out of all the axes.
  • Has unique R2 attacks.
  • Light attack, heavy attack and fully charged heavy attack restores HP, see table and graph below.
    • HP restoration scales with max HP. Being Enkindled counts.
    • The sharpen skill greatly increases HP restoration (see dedicated page for complete data).
    • HP restoration is the same whether wielding the Butcher Knife with 1 or 2 hands.
    • Any hit will proc the healing effect whether it deal damage or not, for example staggers.
 Max HP  Light attack Heavy attack  Fully charged heavy attack
500 HP  +1HP  +7HP  +13HP
1000 HP  +2HP  +10HP  +19HP
1500 HP  +2HP  +13HP  +24HP
2000 HP  +3HP  +16HP  +30HP

 

Butcher Knife HP gains

 

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Butcher's Knife Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)

 

 

Axes
Battle Axe  ♦  Brigand Axe  ♦  Dragonslayer's Axe  ♦  Eleonora  ♦  Hand Axe  ♦  Man Serpent Hatchet  ♦  Millwood Battle Axe  ♦  Thrall Axe  ♦  Winged Knight Twinaxes



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    • Anonymous

      16 Sep 2021 22:45  

      Not my favorite weapon, but probably my favorite axe. It's got a fun little gimmick and enough reach crowd control to be servicable on a Strength Build, especially early game.

      • Anonymous

        19 Aug 2021 23:41  

        This is probably the closest thing to a second recurring weapon alongside the Moonlight Greatsword. From DeS to DS3, this bad boy was my go-to from start to finish of my Souls series playthrough.

        • Anonymous

          28 Jul 2021 08:56  

          used this for my first play through with like 30 str... i didnt fully understand scaling back then
          ( ds3 was my first souls-game) but it still did enought damage to not make me question my buuld so i guess its ok

          • Anonymous

            18 Jun 2021 03:06  

            Big knife... or small shield?

            Not top drawer at anything, but does a lot of things pretty well. Monster range, quick swing speed, sustain so marginal they ignore it til it starts adding up, and the guard stats of a greatweapon. Lots of potential surprises for an enemy who's not familiar with it. Parry magnet for those who are. Shame about the weight/reqs.

            • Anonymous

              17 Apr 2021 14:03  

              Ignore most comments this and man serpeant have the longest reach.. psychologically this feels slightly faster and on pure strength builds it's a beautiful back up... In the end though, man serpeant is the same speed, reach, more dmg and weighs way less as a back up, and can be bundled or warcry.. it wins

              • Anonymous

                21 Aug 2020 18:03  

                This thing would have been hilarious if it could have been infused. But alas, blessed butcher knife shenanigans were never meant to be...

                • Anonymous

                  10 Jul 2020 18:31  

                  The only thing idislike about it is the skin.
                  Would prefer if it was more looking like the Dragonslayer Axe.

                  • Anonymous

                    17 Dec 2019 07:18  

                    Sure, this weapon might not be the best. But it s WAY better than that embarassement from the profaned capital (eleonora)

                    • Anonymous

                      21 Mar 2019 17:11  

                      This weapon is really cool and it will work in PvE, but the healing is pretty unnoticeable, and the Weapon Art makes it only slightly less terrible. The damage is mediocre, but it will do. In PvP this thing is AWFUL. It has no good moves because they are all easy as hell to parry. Overall, use it if you want, but avoid if you're doing anything serious.

                      • Anonymous

                        23 Feb 2019 22:01  

                        I created a character strictly for pve health regen using this knife, the etheral oak shield, sun princess ring, pontiff's left eye and right eye and your good to go. But avoid pvp like the plague as you will most certainly got parried.

                        • Anonymous

                          14 Jan 2019 15:29  

                          The Butcher knife got nerfed a little. Not using sharpen, 1 point light , one or two handed 8 points heavy, one or two hands 16 charged One or two handed

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