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For the Dark Souls variant, see Butcher Knife.
For the Dark Souls III variant, see Butcher Knife (Dark Souls III).

The Butcher's Knife is an axe in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

An oddly large butcher's knife.
Not your standard weapon, but certainly deadly enough to be utilized as one.
Absorbs the HP of foes.
Who in their right mind would create such a thing? Perhaps it is best not to dwell on how it was likely used in the past.
Effect: HP absorb

AvailabilityEdit

Trade Soul of the Rotten along with 5,000 souls to Weaponsmith Ornifex to acquire the Butcher's Knife.

NotesEdit

  • Restores about 12 HP with each successful hit.
  • Upgrades with Petrified Dragon Bone.
  • +5 Butcher's Knife has a 280 base damage and "A" Strength scaling.

TriviaEdit

Exactly as it is depicted, this weapon is based upon the common cleaver used by butchers, albeit severely frayed and chipped.

Despite being classified as an axe, it is held like a great axe

VideosEdit

Dark Souls 2 Butcher's Knife Tutorial (dual wielding w power stance)03:56

Dark Souls 2 Butcher's Knife Tutorial (dual wielding w power stance)

MovesetEdit

Attack Description
One-handed
Weak Attack
Average speed right to left slash
One-handed
Strong Attack
Average speed Forward jump and slam
Two-handed
Weak Attack
Average speed right to left slash
Two-handed
Strong Attack
Slow move holding with two hands and does a guillotine-like downwards smash
Jump Attack Longer forward jump than 1hStrong
Running Attack Quick right to left slam
Rolling Attack Quick right to left slam
Two-handed
Rolling Attack
Left to right 350 spin
Kick Standard guard break
Left-handed
Weak Attack
Average speed left to right slash
Left-handed
Strong Attack
Same as right hand
Axes
Bandit AxeBattle AxeBound Hand AxeButcher's KnifeDragonslayer's Crescent Axe
Gyrm AxeHand AxeInfantry Axe
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