Mensis Cage

Armor Type Head
Set N/A
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8 13 2 5

Mensis Cage is a Head Armor (Attire) in Bloodborne.


Mensis Cage Information

"The School of Mensis controls the Unseen Village.

This hexagonal iron cage suggests their strange ways. The cage is a device that restrains the will of the self, allowing one to see the profane world for what it is.

It also serves as an antenna that facilitates contact with the Great Ones of the dream.

But to an observer, the iron cage appears to be precisely what delivered them to their harrowing nightmare."



Mensis Cage Information

  • Besides Micholash, summoned NPC Mensis Scholar Damian, and corpses in the Nightmare of Mensis and the Unseen Village also wear this massive helm.






Player Notes

  • You look alright pairing it with Amygdala arm and charred hunter armor or harrowed armor. Insane hunter look.
  • It's very strange.
  • Gives shorter hunters that much needed boost in height.
  • Not bad against Ludwig the holy blade, but harrowed hood is better.




  • "Mensis" is a Latin word for "month", possibly deriving from a proto-indo-european word for "moon, measure", as referring to the moons phases as a measure of time. "Menses", or "months" is also the origin of the word "menstruation", which was once associated with the phases of the moon.
  • "Mensis" is the genitive form of "mens", the Latin word for "mind" or "thought". The particular case translates as "of the mind" or "mind's". (Possibly a wordplay on both?)

    • Anonymous

      20 Jan 2018 04:35  

      I just noticed that the cage could be a sort of imitation of Willem and Laurence's mitres (their tall, funky-looking hats). Not to mention, the remains of the Yahar'gul "test subjects" are all found propped in chairs facing the moon, similarly to Willem in his rocking chair. Or maybe this just explains why Willem and Laurence wore those silly hats in the first place, that they believed it would bring them closer to the Great Ones for some odd reason...

      (When I refer to Laurence, I'm guessing the statue of a man wearing a sort of mitre on the Research Hall elevator is a depiction of him before turning into a roast Cleric Beast.)

      • 14 Jan 2018 08:28  

        "The cage is a device ..... allowing one to see the profane world for what it is. It also serves as an antenna...." Sounds to me like they're repeatedly emphasizing that it has electrical properties. I'm thinking it's a Faraday Cage that allows for lucid dreaming, which is dreaming with the awareness that you're dreaming and full control over your actions and the dream's circumstances, while still under he influence of the Great Ones. To support this, note that it also has extremely low Bolt defense, 10, the lowest of any head gear second only the One-Eyed Iron Helm which has 0; in other words it might as well be a lightning rod. This would mean that the Dream is shared via a wireless electrical current rooted in ESP. To quote Tesla: "Alpha waves in the human brain are between 6 and 8 hertz. [....] If we can control that resonate system electronically, we can directly control the entire mental system of humankind." You keeping us prisoners inside our own heads; the irony is that a protective CAGE would actually be liberating under those circumstances!

        • Anonymous

          03 Aug 2017 00:48  

          "Restrains the will of the self, allowing one to see the profane world for what it is."

          Huh... Coupled with the mummified remains of Micolash that transport the Hunter to the Lecture Hall, this quote reminds me of Siddhartha Gautama's enlightenment. In a quest to discover the reason behind sickness and death, Siddhartha sat under a pipal tree for forty days, and awoke under a full moon with full knowledge of life and death, liberating him from suffering and elevating him to Buddha. Of course, Micolash is a lot more of an asshole than Siddhartha Gautama.

          • Anonymous

            01 May 2017 00:08  

            Error: The genitive form of "mens" is "mentis", not "mensis"; mensis only means "month".
            (I've studied Latin)

            • Anonymous

              D:05 Jul 2016 14:50  

              I invaded in nightmare frontier and the guy was invisible due the blue elixir, and with the mensis cage i was able to see him D: i don't know if you can see someone using the blue elixis even without the cage equipped.

              • Anonymous

                Hypogean Gaol05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                There's a dead body outside your cell in the Hypogean Gaol wearing a smaller version of the cage, it looks lik

                • Anonymous

                  Gehrman.05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                  I was told a rumor that gherman has some in battle dialogue if you where the cage. I always just sold it immediately after obtaining it. So I don't know. Clarify please?

                  • Anonymous

                    found something05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                    If you let an Amygdala (only tested after killing Rom, the Vacuous Spider, with the Amygdala right before the door to Yahar'gul, Unseen Village. don't know, if its possible to do that before killing rom, in the Cathedral ward) catch you with the cage equipped, you will be teleported to the Lecture Building (1st floor) next a Lantern. But it seems impossible at this point to get to the 2nd floor. The door is blocked by Patches the Spider. The only way is to Nightmare Frontier. I don't know if its a shortcut for the game. sorry for my english, i am german :D maybe some one can write it in the wiki in proper english ;)

                    • Anonymous

                      I wish i could rename it05 Jul 2016 14:50  

                      Since it's a cage and dropped from Micolash, i think it should be called Micolash's Cage xD

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