Saw Cleaver from Best Bloodborne Weapons

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One of the trick weapons of the workshop, commonly used in the hunting business. This saw, effective at drawing the blood of beasts, transforms into a long cleaver that makes use of centrifugal force. The saw, with its set of blood-letting teeth, has become a symbol of the hunt, and only grows in effectiveness the more grotesquely transformed the beast.


Seems so far alternate versions of weapons such as the Uncanny saw cleaver, has different gem slots. The uncanny saw has a triangle compared to the waning the original has.

Strange looking weapon. Looks cool but,the wrappings on the blade hamper effectiveness. Can anyone shoot me an estimate of the size of the blade?

I was working on scaling it to make a life size replica just tonight actually. It's roughly 45 inches long fully extended.

As far as I can tell, the movesets are very similar, if not identical. The only major distinction I'm aware of is that the Saw Spear scales better with Skill than the Saw Cleaver does.

The Saw Spear, as said by one contributor, has similar moveset and also scales better with Skill (D instead of E). A couple more differences are that the Spear has 1 or 2 thrust type attacks (more variety of attacks means more adaptability to diverse enemies and situations) and it also has a +20% hidden damage modifier against beast in both Blade and Spear forms thanks to the saw tooth all across the blade (this happens also in the Cleaver but only in Blade form).

This is a great starting weapon. You can buy the others later, but this one in it's folded form makes a good quick slashing weapon for moments where you don't have time and space to back up and evade an enemy. When upgraded this thing is brutal.

Extremely boring weapon compared to the other weapons in the game...

When it outperforms nearly every other weapon in the game then it doen't have to be exciting.

Actualy Zatch it is arguably the worst weapon in the entire game. It has horrible reach, mediocre damage, and some of the worst scaling in the entire game even at +10.

I will admit it has horrible, horrible scaling but its reach is countered by its stagger potential and can combo into a long reaching slash. It is a great weapon for PvE but not viable for PvP in all honesty.

It really does need better scaling though. I don't know what From was thinking, all these other weapons get such a boost in scaling that this barely improves at all in comparison.

Sounds like the votes are in. Saw is good; and actualy, after trying a whole run with just this weapon I can say that the bad scaling is warranted. It has high base dmg, faster swings than the other two weapons, and most importantly, good stagger potential. If From had given this weapon high scaling it would have been nerfed in the first patch. Besides, most of the late game dmg comes from gems rather than scaling.

So does anyone have any idea what an uncanny saw cleaver is? i cant find an article on it and i found one in a chalice dungeon. it seems the same, but just a different name.

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