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Cannon is a Firearm in Bloodborne; it's one of three strength-based firearms in the game.


" Large prototype firearms fashioned by the workshop heretics, the Powder Kegs. Use of this weapon is equivalent to toting a mounted cannon, complete with its ridiculous weight, staggering kick, and lavish use of Quicksilver Bullets, into battle. Such a monstrosity was doomed from the start, and indeed its development was cut short. Yet, against impossibly gigantic foes, it might be just the thing. "




Cannon Information

  • The Cannon is one of two firearms in the game that utilizes explosive projectiles.
    • It requires high strength to wield (30), making this primarily for strength or "quality" (STR/SKL) builds.
    • This firearm can be useful for opening up visceral attacks against gigantic enemies/bosses, or simply dealing a large chunk of damage to their health.
  • As of patch v1.03, it takes 12 QS Bullets to fire.
    • This firearm currently has the highest QS Bullet requirement to fire as well.
    • For this reason, the Cannon is best saved for towering foes or inflicting massive damage against a single target.
    • It should be kept in mind, however, that certain measures can be taken to increase the number of Cannon shots possible in a setting.
  • The Bloodtinge scaling on this firearm is low, reaching rank D at its highest peak.
    • However, it can still be a worthy choice to invest in Bloodtinge because this firearm's base AR is very high.
    • Furthermore, if you own the DLC, you gain access to a weapon known as the Bloodletter that makes great usage of both strength and bloodtinge.




Location

  • It's found in the Forbidden Woods inside a big wooden building.
    • You need to walk into the building behind the enemy who is shooting a large stationary cannon. When you proceed into the building, there will be a Viper Pit Mob guarding the area. Stay above and exit on the opposite end of where you entered. Drop down from the ledge onto the exterior roof. Next, kill the Large Huntsman and go up the ladder. Once back inside the building, follow the narrow wooden walkway to the other side and look for another slightly lower hanging walk way. Drop down to there and circle around until you find a corpse next a busted gear; the Cannon is there, where you can pick it up.
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    • As of patch 1.02, it can be obtained without killing any bosses by using the Iosefka jump to get early access to the Forbidden Woods.




Player Notes

  • You can get a total of 2 shots max with the combined use of Blood Bullets on both shots, which would leave you with 6 bullets remaining.
    • However it is possible to get up to 4 shots if you have all three Formless Oedon runes stacked that you can find outside of the Chalice Dungeons.
      • If you use said three runes (+1, +3 and +4) and Blood Bullets for each shot, you will have none remaining after firing four times.
      • Keep in mind for the Formless Oedon runes that there are two more versions which are found in the Chalice Dungeons: +2 and +5.
    • Alternatively, stacking all three Oedon Writhe allows replenishing shots by successfully landing two or more Visceral Attacks.
      • If you use a firearm or hunter tool to open up a visceral attack, it will require more than two Visceral attacks.
      • However, if you manage to open up Visceral attacks through other means that won't use bullets, then all you need is two Visceral Attacks.
  • Since you will fire the Cannon a very low number of times per setting, using Bone Marrow Ash is suggested to maximize the damage inflicted on foes.
  • In PVP, you can fool unsuspecting invaders by keeping the Cannon hidden as a secondary firearm.
    • Use a Trick Weapon transformation as a distraction, then immediately press Left on the D-Pad to brandish the Cannon and fire.
    • However, remember this firearm has a very long recovery time; you're vulnerable to an opponent's attack after you fire for a short while.
  • The Cannon's shot deals an aoe blast when it explodes.
    • The damage dealt to foes is lessened (if not directly hit by the projectile), but it can still be effective if fighting multiple opponents that are grouped up.
    • Keep in mind the Cannon can still miss as it's a single projectile, so be wary of shooting fast targets or enemies that have hyperarmor for some of their attacks.
      • The latency when doing co-op can result in many missed shots.
      • In PVP, the above can also potentially be an issue.
  • Compared to the Church Cannon, this one's projectile travels straight forward, but it explodes midair instead of arcing downward.
    • As a result, the Church Cannon is an overall better choice for clearing out mobs.
    • However, the Cannon is superior for staggering large foes.






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Movesets & Videos

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Trivia

  • The Cannon has a foldable barrel, which is a reference to the series "Armored Core," notably the WC-GN230 Back Unit Grenade Cannon carried by Nineball.
  • It's used by a Yahar'Gul Hunter in the Unseen Village.
  • If you don't own the DLC, the Cannon is the only bloodtinge firearm in the game that doesn't have an actual bloodtinge requirement in order to wield it.
    • If you do own the DLC, this is no longer the case as the Gatling Gun doesn't have a bloodtinge requirement to wield it as well.




    • Number of shots05 Jul 2016 14:58  

      You can fire 4 shots with the cannon if you make Blood Bullets before each shot, since they get used before the regular ones. But don't forget to use a Blood Vial after you make Blood Bullets so you won't die.

      • Amazing tool05 Jul 2016 14:58  

        This weapon is incredibly useful for anything that invests in some STR, as it goes crazy high damage to enemies and players alike regardless of Bloodtinge level since it only goes as high as D scaling and has no BLD requirement either, so it gives you a ranged "ace in the hole" that goes with a lot of builds too. <br/> <br/>It looks amazing paired up with the Stake Driver.

        • changing QS bullet use, very very frustrating05 Jul 2016 14:58  

          what in the heck is FS thinking? Isn't this the whole point of quality assurance, and balancing a game? This isn't Armored Core for goodness sakes - and their isn't 20 other weapons in its class to choose from! This radically changes the functionality of my character, and for the record I rarely PvP. If I could re-roll my character, that would be one thing... What? Time to start a new character?

          • Cannon Ruins PvP05 Jul 2016 14:58  

            not much more to say. you cant defend yourself from it due to its AoE size and it takes no skill to use (not referring to the stat)

            • Hardcap scaling05 Jul 2016 14:58  

              Anyone know what the scaling is like after 50 blood? Planning on making a glass..cannon build. If get 2 AR per level I may consider it, seems like a fun way to end my 8th and most likely final build XD

              • 12 bullets?05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                Why would they change that to 12 bullets? <br/>this is useless now without runes AND bloodbullets <br/>Why not just change it so it does the same damage to beasts and less to players? <br/>Cuz now it's bad for everything, even PVE!!

                • Shouldn't of been nerfed05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                  As someone who has 30/30/30 in STR/SKILL/TINGE <br/> <br/>The cannon was one of the main pulls for STR builds. Skill build has BOM/Burial/GUN Rapier/SAW spear/Rifle Spear/Threaded Cane (not including quality weapons). STR has Kirkhammer and the cannon and tonitrus. Bloodtinge has Evelyn and Chikage. They should of left the cannon alone, it was a reward for 30 STR stat investment as STR doesn't have much else going for it without SKill alongside.

                  • dissapointing05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                    The sad thing is it wasn't even all that special to begin with, it was cool for bosses but 10 bullets was already steep I'm not willing to work with an even higher cost, nor is most people. It was going to be such a neat trick for the str build too. I'm not saying str builds are out now since that simply isn't true, but they're boring now. Time to retire brosputin and make the bloodtinge build

                    • Equipment set05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                      Cannon in my left hand, Stake driver in my right, the only thing missing from my hunter now is a pair of boosters in the back and a shoulder mounted gatling gun and missile pod.

                      • lol05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                        dont know why people are complaining I love wrecking ppl with this.You can one shot just about any enemy in this game(with bone marrow ash). <br/>And great for strength builds.

                        • Why can't we have a good overpowered weapon agaisnt PVE05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                          Why From there is a 8 UW(ultimate weapon) that instant kills almost everything at Armored core but here WHYYYYY.

                          • Low bloodtinge05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                            Hey guys, i whas wondering if its worth upgrading to 10 and using it in Pve and PvP with a build that only has 10 bloodtinge, for the record i barely use any other guns so i dont really need the bullets unless i decide to chain executioners glove onto someone.

                            • From Software strikes again05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                              Another nerf (not balance) that doesn't solve any problem with the cannon. Now it is a lot less useful in PvE and its still a one shot kill in PvP. <br/>Bravo FS you have done it again.

                              • Changes05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                                This one's a bit long overdue, but I managed to clean the page up.<br /><br/><br /><br/>Now that the Bloodletter exists, people have more reasons than before to use the Cannon. Overall, the DLC makes strength/bloodtinge builds more effective and they have more choices.

                                • made by…05 Jul 2016 14:58  

                                  Hi,guys live in overseas.I'm Japanese and I have a question about cannon.According to explanatory text in japan version,"The cannon made by healing church workshop".However,it made by Powder Kegs in English text.I have a question to this point.I want to hear your opinions.It will be good opinions to consideration.

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