Meat Cleaver

Meat Cleaver

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Requirements & Bonus
26 0 - 16
S S - A
Weapon Type Large Hammer


Damage Type Slashing

Meat Cleaver is a Large Hammer Weapon in Demon's Souls and Demon's Souls Remake. Large Hammers have good range and are designed to perform slow, heavy attacks. Large Hammers are effective against with heavily armored Enemies, as well as destroying their shields, breaking their guard, and depleting the enemy's stamina. 


A large cleaver forged from the soul of the Demon "Adjudicator." It is the Adjudicator's own weapon, and transforms sinners into delicious-looking cuts of meat It also steals a small amount of HP from its target when attacking, reflecting the original Soul's avaricious nature.

Meat Cleaver Location: Where to Find Meat Cleaver

It can be created from any of the following:


Meat Cleaver Notes and Tips

  • Gain 1% of HP each hit
  • Despite being classified as a 'Large Hammer', It deals slashing damage.
  • It is the only weapon that has two damage bonuses rating of S.


Meat Cleaver Moveset

Attack Type Effect
One-handed R1  Downward Side Slash
One-handed R2  Downward Slam
Two-handed R1  Slash Combo
Two-handed R2   Downward Slam
Running/Backstep attack  Run and Slam, Backstep and Slam
Rolling attack  Roll and Slash
Push  Push Attack
One-handed L1  Guard
One-handed L2 Swipe




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    • Anonymous

      Unfortunately I missed out on this weapon in NG (I used the Swollen Soul - eheheh, swollen - for a spell), and I had to wait for NG+. After beating Flamelurker (man, he's brutal on NG+), I can finally craft the MC. I think it might be the perfect weapon for my build (STR 50 DEX 27 FTH 16), time for payback.

      • Anonymous

        This has to be the worst hammer i've seen in any bideogame ever! It even has a fckin BLADE!!! AS A HAMMER!!!

        • Anonymous

          I love this weapons the fact it can push back enemies I use cursed weapon on this beast and i 1 shot almost anyone

          • Anonymous

            Just crafted this and it's insane. With only 25 Strength, 15 Dex and 16 Faith it out-strips standard +8 weapons. I'll be scaling all three to soft caps to see what happens.

            • Anonymous

              It's a really good weapon but it's a pain to get because you have to go through Skelly territory and miners territory and beat flame boy junk but It's worth it.
              Ps: It amazing because S Str, S Dex and A Faith like no other weapon has that scaling and such good base damage

              • Anonymous

                What a waste of a gorgeus Club +0\Great Club+0\War Pick+6\Mace+6\Pickaxe+6\Morning Star+6\pair of Iron Knuckles+6\Mirdan Hammer+6

                • Anonymous

                  In case anyone wants some quick instructions on how to get this early:

                  1. Play through 2-3 (Archstone of the Digger King/Stonefang Tunnel) to kill the Flamelurker and get the Searing Demon Soul
                  2. Go kill the Adjudicator in 4-1 (Archstone of the Shadowmen/Shrine of Storms)
                  3. Go to Blacksmith Ed in 2-1 located down the mine shaft behind the merchant near the arch stone and turn in the Searing Demon Soul (if he doesn’t ask for it then talk to him a few times first, then reload the area and talk to him again)
                  4. Upgrade any of the weapons listed above in this wiki page (which you would surely have by now) to the Meat Cleaver
                  5. Enjoy Demon’s Souls in easy-mode

                  Note: This weapon is godly on the first play through so long as your strength is at 26 even if you don’t meet the Faith requirement. I would still recommend putting the points in Faith but don’t feel like you shouldn’t use it if you don’t have that yet.

                  • Anonymous

                    Really interesting weapon because it can’t be upgraded so it relies on stats only which is why the scaling is so high. You can’t blame BP for not adding weapon matchmaking when things like this and the Northern Regalia would just bypass it. Even in DS remastered only spells could bypass the new matchmaking but Demon’s Souls is just doomed to forever be twink paradise.

                    • Anonymous

                      An S S and A. That is insane. I have never seen a weapon with such massive scaling. And you don't even need to level up the club or great club to transform them.

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