Threaded Cane


Imprints (Normal)


Imprints (Uncanny)


Imprints (Lost)

physical_atk.jpg blood_atk.jpg arcane_atk.jpg fire_atk.jpg bolt_atk.jpg
78 -- -- -- --
slow_poison.jpg bleeding_damage.jpg VS_kin.jpg VS_beasts.jpg durability.jpg
-- -- 100 100 200
Requirements & Scaling
strength.jpg skill.jpg bloodtingue.jpg arcane.jpg qs_bullet_use.jpg

Threaded Cane is a Trick Weapon in Bloodborne.


Threaded Cane Description

"One of the trick weapons of the workshop, commonly used by hunters on their duties. Sufficiently deadly as a rigid bladed cane, but also serves as a whip when its blade is split into many. Concealing the weapon inside the cane and flogging the beasts with the whip is partly an act of ceremony, an attempt to demonstrate to oneself that the bloodlust of the hunt will never encroach upon the soul."


Threaded Cane Information

  • This trick weapon transforms between a cane and a notched whip.
    • The cane form is considered a Righteous Weapon and has increased damage (20%) to enemies vulnerable to this subgroup.
    • The whip form is considered a Serrated Weapon and has increased damage (20%) to enemies vulnerable to this subgroup.




  • It can be acquired at the beginning of the game as a gift from the Messengers.
  • If not selected, it is later available for purchase from the blood fountain messengers after acquiring the Saw Hunter Badge in the tunnel with the giant pig (below the bridge to Father Gascoigne).

Uncanny Threaded Cane

  • Central Pthumeru Root Chalice
  • Glyphs: ydit83ur (Fetid, Layer 1 pre-area bonus room; Also has Uncanny Saw Spear in Layer 3 pre-area bonus room)
  • Glyphs: rtddmazf (Fetid, Layer 2)
  • Glyphs: 5x7i89es (Layer 3, side dungeon before boss room)
  • Glyphs: n2jx4duu (Layer 3, Main area, Uncanny Saw Spear is a post boss gate area.)

Lost Threaded Cane


Player Notes

  • The Threaded Cane is the suggested choice for new characters that chose a skill-based class.
    • It's not the only skill weapon that can be found very early in the game. You can find the Saw Spear fairly early if you wish to start the game with a different skill-type weapon.
    • This weapon consumes the least amount of stamina per swing among the 3 starting weapon selections.
  • It's currently the only known trick weapon in the base game that has both special damage modifiers (serrated and church), each one separately used by a different mode.
  • +0.15 Skill scaling for transformed attacks as well as untransformed L1. This gives the Threaded Cane +10 a total of 1.05 Skill scaling.
  • The normal mode (cane form) is useful when fighting single opponents.
    • It swings fast and has decent range while being able to use both regular and thrust attacks.
    • Since the transformed mode's R2 attack cannot be charged, you will need to use the normal mode to open up visceral attacks when backstabbing an opponent.
    • The cane form's attacks are faster than the whip.
    • Fans of the longsword and similar weapons from the Souls series might find the cane form's moveset very familiar. 
  • The transformed mode (whip form) utilizes attacks that cover a wide and long area per swing.
    • It's ideal for crowd control or slicing up an opponent from a safe distance.
    • Remember that you cannot use a charged R2 attack while the Threaded Cane is transformed.
    • It can be useful for rally purposes if you're able to whip multiple opponents at once.
  • Visceral attacks do more damage in whip mode than in cane mode.



R: Rally/Regain. The amount of HP regained on an R1 attack immediately after taking damage



78 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E C -- D 35


85 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E C -- D 38


92 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- D 41


99 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- D 44


106 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- D 47


113 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- D 50


120 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C 53


127 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C 56


134 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E B -- C 59


141 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E A -- C 62


156 -- -- -- -- -- -- 100 100 E A -- B 65



Average Physical Attack Increase

Strength Stat
Stat Range Damage per Point Estimated Attack Gained
8 to 25 1.17 21
26 to 50 0.64 16
51 to 99 0.14 7
Skill Stat
Stat Range Damage per Point Estimated Attack Gained
10 to 25 4.00 64
26 to 50 1.96 49
51 to 99 0.43 21



Movesets & Videos

Regular Moveset Data from aprl 5th
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo physical_atk.jpg 1.00x, 1.02x, 1.04x 17 Mostly horizontal slashes alternating from right to left and left to right. Slashes from the right hand side (apart from the first) move diagonally and may even strike the ground
Quickstep R1 physical_atk.jpg 1.05x 30 All quickstep directions yield the initial R1 attack after a short hop forward.
Backstep R1 physical_atk.jpg 1.05x 30 A left-to-right swing with the cane, very quick.
Dash R1 physical_atk.jpg 1.20x 30~45 (+run) Downward slash starting from overhead.
R2 Attack thrust.jpg1.35x 30 A straight lunge with a short startup.
Charged thrust.jpg1.90x 45 Identical to the R2, just with a charge-up time.
Backstep R2 thrust.jpg1.20x 35 Quick-steps backwards, then takes a quick hop to the left foot and step with the right. The thrust attack occurs while the right foot moves forward. Looks like the standing R2 but with a hop forward.
Dash thrust.jpg1.45x 45 The dash ends in a thrust very similar to the standard R2 except the character ends with his left foot forward and is lower to the ground.
Leap thrust.jpg1.40x 50 (+run) A short jump with the cane being thrust forward, almost to the ground.
Transform Attack physical_atk.jpg 1.28x 25 (+x) The cane is pulled to the left side of the character and behind turning it into the whip and brought down vertically in a slashing motion.
Transformed Moveset - Data from aprl 5th
Move Damage Type & Modifier Stamina Effect
R1 Combo physical_atk.jpg 1.02x, 1.05x, 1.07x 17 Alternating swings in nearly identical animation to the cane form. However, the wider arc is better at crowd control but can recoil off of nearby walls, which can result in failed attacks.
Quickstep R1 physical_atk.jpg 0.96x 25 All directions use the same animation of the character hopping forward and bringing the whip horizontally from right to left. The arc of the whip is shorter than similar attacks for this weapon, but are also faster.
Backstep R1 thrust.jpg 1.07x 27 The whip is brought to the left side of the body and lashed out directly forward to "stab" with the tip.
Dash R1 physical_atk.jpg 1.18x 25 (+run) A right-to-left nearly horizontal wide-angle slash
R2 Attack physical_atk.jpg 1.34x, 1.34x 32 Alternating swings starting from left to right. The swings are more horizontal than the R1 combo, but each swing has the character reach over their head and loop the whip behind before the swing. Very wide swathing attacks, but the whip must return to the retracted state after each swing, slowing the combo down.
Charged -- -- The Threaded Cane doesn't have a charged attack in whip form.
Backstep R2 physical_atk.jpg 1.28x 35 Similar to backstep R1 except with a much more exaggerated startup with the whip floating backward in a grand coil shape before taking a long step forward and throwing the tip straight out. It has amazing reach but very slow startup.
Dash R2 physical_atk.jpg1.39x 40 (+run) A nearly vertical overhead slash that moves slightly from right to left. High reach but the whip is cast backward first.
Leap physical_atk.jpg 1.39x 50 An overhead vertical slash. Has a bit of reach to it. Efficient to hit enemies in a straight line, since the vertical strike is unlikely to hit a wall and rebound. Also useful for enemies low to the ground.
Transform Attack thrust.jpg1.28x 25 (+action) The whip is slung to the left side of the body and then thrust directly at the enemy as a cane.


  • This trick weapon is used by Iosefka, Last Scholar Yurie and the Frontier Church Hunter.
  • Gehrman carries a generic cane in the Workshop instead of the Threaded Cane.
  • This trick weapon is possibly inspired by the sword used by Jean-François de Morangias in the climactic battle of French action-horror film Brotherhood of the Wolf (which bears many other similarities to Bloodborne), or the sword used by a bandit leader in the anime/manga series Claymore. Both these weapons act as a straight, double-edged sword that can transform into a segmented, bladed whip.



Trick Weapons
Amygdalan Arm  ♦  Beast Claw  ♦  Beast Cutter  ♦  Beasthunter Saif  ♦  Blade of Mercy  ♦  Bloodletter  ♦  Blunderbuss  ♦  Boom Hammer  ♦  Burial Blade  ♦  Cannon  ♦  Chikage  ♦  Church Cannon  ♦  Church Pick  ♦  Evelyn  ♦  Fist of Gratia  ♦  Flamesprayer  ♦  Gatling Gun  ♦  Holy Moonlight Sword  ♦  Hunter's Torch  ♦  Hunter Axe  ♦  Hunter Blunderbuss  ♦  Hunter Pistol  ♦  Kirkhammer  ♦  Kos Parasite  ♦  Loch Shield  ♦  Logarius' Wheel  ♦  Ludwig's Holy Blade  ♦  Ludwig's Rifle  ♦  Piercing Rifle  ♦  PVE Builds and Weapons Review  ♦  Rakuyo  ♦  Reiterpallasch  ♦  Repeating Pistol  ♦  Rifle Spear  ♦  Rosmarinus  ♦  Saw Cleaver  ♦  Saw Spear  ♦  Serrated Weapons  ♦  Simon's Bowblade  ♦  Stake Driver  ♦  Tonitrus  ♦  Uncanny Chikage  ♦  Weapon Moveset Damage Comparison  ♦  Whirligig Saw  ♦  Wooden Shield



  1. Tested on PvP, naked character, BL 120 max weapon
  2. Tested on PvP, naked character, BL 120 max weapon

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    • Anonymous

      28 Sep 2021 10:52  

      Finally finished my cane playthrough, and I must express my newfound love for this weapon. I used to discredit it for the poor performance in the very early game, but from +3 and 20 skill, things really start snowballing. The generic sword moveset is great, it's sweet for dps, and that poke trivializes half of the chalice dungeons. It's also, probably, the fastest charged r2. Whip consistently staggers bosses, just outright shits on all of them. its R2 are pretty much broken and r1s have so much speed and range, that not many things would even manage to catch up with my backsteps. Tricked Leap and sprint R2s have crazy damage and range potential. And I think there's a hidden multiplier for viscerals in that mode, which is sweet. I missed having charged tricked R2, but the damage, speed and stagger made up for it.
      I didn't even think of a secondary weapon for that playthrough, I like to have options, but the cane is just that versatile.

      • 01 Jun 2021 15:04  

        Lost Threaded Cane found in glyph "f3cz4awe." First bonus area, guarded by a fatty that drops top tier Bloodtinge gems (got one with 30%^ Blood Atk/-58 durability).

        It's a false depth Isz chalice incorrectly labelled as Pthumeru, so you don't need to do FRC or Isz dungeons beforehand, and can access it as soon as the Depth 5 Pthumeru Sinister.

        Thanks, Zullie!

        • Anonymous

          01 Mar 2021 21:56  

          Great Tips sorting out with the Threaded Cane builds of Choice :

          1- Arguably the most useful starting weapon specialy Exclusive for going with BL4 or BL10 Runs ( As the Cane uses the least Stamina out of the 3 starting weapons , while the damage is still decently great at Full Upgrade +10 ).

          2- Excellent for Skill & Arcane hybrid Builds... Also viable with Skill/Bloodtinge builds since transforming into Whip still keeps your Gun in check for L2 Shots.

          3- Threaded Cane almost has every type of Physical Damage ( Slash/Normal , Thrust & Blunt )... The Cane form supports mainly Blunt slashes with the R1 attacks. While the R2's are Thrusts. In the Whip form it's all Serrated 20% Bonus Damage against all Beasts that are mainly Serrated Slashes giving its Bonus Serrated 20% damage , you can also Buff the weapon with Fire/Bolt/Arcane for extra +80 Flat Elemental damage more... This would definitely make up for the Damage specialy against Beast Bosses rather than the Hunter Axe.

          4- And finally , the Threaded Cane is mostly viable during all of the Game untill the End... Only Exception weapon that Excels better than the Cane ( Is when you stumble upon the DLC , and grab the Church Pick )... The Church Pick has the same Bonuses the Cane has , but with More Damage & more Thrusts making it more Deadly for sure... I only switched up the Cane is when i got the Church Pick. ( And also the Rakuyo is mostly another better viable pick for it's wide Arsenal of Combo's and Crowd Control Moves while dual wielding ).

          5- Aside from all of the Mentioned , the Threaded Cane could still be a very solid pick beginning the Game at the 1st NG cycle... And the Cane is also very more reliable when going with BL4 Run pairing it with the Hunter Set along with some useful Runes & Gems while doing the BL4 Runs even in Chalice Dungeons it's simple yet useful in every way , while being efficient with Stamina too.... Enjoy.

          • Anonymous

            17 Feb 2021 19:41  

            One of the cooler weapons, sadly the mechanics backing it make it a bad choice for a first time playthrough. If it's your first playthrough, fights tend to be much shorter and easier if you have a high base damage and can stagger opponents. The other two starting weapons both excel in those areas.

            This weapon does not: it has low base damage and low stagger. What it does have is a choice between a quick but short range moveset, or more average speed and very long range moveset. This leads to some very technical but also very drawn out fights early game.

            However; mid to late game, with a decent selection of good bloodgems, it gets considerably better. The difference in damage becomes pretty negligible, and that really makes all the difference. After that all you have is a weapon that can either give you the speed or range advantage, depending on which you need.

            • Anonymous

              09 Feb 2021 13:53  

              My absolute favorite weapon. It's transformation attacks, the range, the moveset, the sound it makes when you lash apart a beasts face with a serrated chain-whip. I could go on and on.

              • Anonymous

                14 Dec 2020 12:44  

                Uncanny Threaded Cane found in Fetid Central Pthumerian Labyrinth on Layer 2. Chalice Glyph 947ykpi8. Just made public today.

                • Anonymous

                  13 Oct 2020 00:00  

                  Im doing an arcane build and I love this weapon. Looks great with the Hunter set (the one found in Cathedral Ward).

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Sep 2020 15:36  

                    Played for the first time with the axe, spinning every time and abusing it's transformed K2

                    For the second time, I decided to make a skill/bloodtinge build, and then I discovered the cane is an absolute beast

                    Killed Amelia in one minute with fire paper, it felt so good I even posted it on YouTube

                    • Anonymous

                      15 Jul 2020 09:34  

                      I used the cane against Pthumerian Descendant in IIhyll when at BL4. It actually gave the best visceral damage due to its thrust stat. Coupled with thrust gems I was doing over 1,000 damage per visceral attack. Transformed mode gives better visceral damage too (Hidden damage bonus maybe?).

                      I always dismissed the cane for BL4 runs, it seemed the weakest, but for that boss it was the best choice.

                      • Anonymous

                        29 Dec 2019 01:22  

                        Oh? You filthy chad beasts entered m'house trying to destroy m'e? You stand no chance against the power of gentlemanliness

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