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Threaded Cane

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Imprints (Normal)

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Imprints (Uncanny)

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Imprints (Lost)

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Damage
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78 -- -- -- --
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-- -- 100 100 200
Requirements & Scaling
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7
E
9
C
--
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D
n/a

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.

 

Location

Normal

  • 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.

 

Stats/Scaling

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

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R

+0

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

+1

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

+2

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

+3

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

+4

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

+5

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

+6

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

+7

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

+8

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

+9

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

+10

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.

Trivia

  • 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.

Gallery

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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



    • Anonymous

      19 Aug 2018 11:50  

      I literally cannot avoid equipping the Threaded Cane and Top Hat, every time. I am always the classiest mother*****ing Hunter in all Yharnam.

      • Anonymous

        28 Jun 2018 18:35  

        Threaded Cane is amazing! I'm newbee in bloodborne and have try a new game with all three beginner weapon. Threaded Cane's damage maybe lowest among them all but it's whip form have long reach and I can deal with dangerous enemy safely with paitent. cane form is also good just like other sword. even in boss fight Threaded Cane did well for me better than other weapon ^^

        • Anonymous

          23 Jun 2018 22:07  

          I don't know why I was expecting otherwise, but I'm surprised this seems to be such a divisive weapon.

          I've always found it to be one of the best. Its hit box for the swings is so large that it often hits the weakpoints of larger enemies and although I've read by some that they find its stun low, my experience with whip mode at least is that it's staggered quite a few of the monsters in the game.

          I think the problem is that some people don't approach this thing properly. All it takes is a defensive mindset, a sense of spacing, and only targeting enemies sparingly. This thing I feel benefits tremendously off of manual aim. Its untransformed R2, the big poke, is a great attack to combo into from whip form with a transformation attack.

          Weapon might benefit a lot from a secondary weapon option to switch to in order to fill in its shortcomings, but the utility of this thing's been consistently amazing to me these last three years.

          • Anonymous

            19 May 2018 03:06  

            Why isn't the normal form (cane) blunt damage that scales with strength (kind of like a club)?
            I understand gameplay-wise but I just don't get the hitting people with a stick.
            How is it a weapon? I want to like it, and the whipe mode is great, but I can't get over the cane mode. It feels dumb, innefficient, and definetly blunt (except the R2 thrust).

            can someone explain

            • Anonymous

              25 Apr 2018 21:02  

              Does serrated and blessed dmg, has both ranged/slow and quick/short options, scales perfectly with dex and really well with arcane, and it's a starting weapon and works right off the bat with any build.


              You basically don't "need" anything else

              • Anonymous

                24 Apr 2018 00:26  

                At +10, this has B scaling in Arcane. I increase my Arcane stat in Mugenmonkey, but the dmg doesn't go up...what's the deal?

                • Anonymous

                  20 Aug 2017 04:05  

                  Canne du combat was a concept introduced in France in the Victorian Era. Basically men were being taught to use their canes as defensive weapons in the instance of assault, sometimes concealing a sword within the shaft of the cane. The idea was to be safe while still appearing classy, hence it was a practice favored among the bourgeoisie. Though, I don't recall any of their canes transforming into urumi blades, lol.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 May 2017 04:15  

                    So basically this thing is a skilled-long-ranged weapon. In whip mode, it's all about maintaining your positions apart from your opponents (more useful with players). A Skill+Bloodtinge build is suitable.
                    Whip the heck out of opponents and shoot them with Evelyn in mid attacks or healing to perform visceral attacks. Dodging and timing attack well will lead user to the level of "You Can't Touch This".

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Apr 2017 06:26  

                      I made my character look like Joseph Joestar from part 4 and I used this in whip form with the shock paper to make it look like Hermit purple

                      • Anonymous

                        02 Apr 2017 23:02  

                        Kind of weird how so many NPC hunters use this. There's false Iosefka, Yurie, one of the Nightmare Frontier Hunters, one of the 3 Yahar'Gul Chapel hunters, the Blacksky Eye spammer right after Ludwig, the doctor in the Research hall, and the summonable Mensis Scholar Damien. Not that I'm complaining, since the transformed form is incredibly easy to parry. Just weird how many of them there are.

                        • Anonymous

                          24 Jan 2017 01:37  

                          Definitely the most classy weapon in Bloodborne, but also one of the least effective. The stagger chance is very low, but the visceral is pretty good. I recommend Ludwig's Rifle plus Threaded Cane on a character with high Bloodtinge, Vitality, and Dexterity.

                          • 31 Dec 2016 15:23  

                            I will break this weapon down for people, It's base damage is way too low AND it's modifiers are a lot lower than other weapons'. Those two combined makes it the reason why people do not like it. ''But Kirkhammer has same scaling but swapped with str it can't possibly be bad???'' Kirkhammer also has around 33% better base damage and it has god tier damage modifiers on it's attacks. Scaling also is based on base damage so it gets even more damage from it's scaling.

                            It's upsides are it has both serrated and righteous weapon boost but we can honestly skip righteous damage boost because that is a terribly implenemented mechanic because only enemies weak to it are in cainhurst and they sometimes appear in chalice dungeons but rare. Serrated mechanic is fine like 70% of enemies in the game are beasts and 25% kin, the other 5% are weak to righteous. You can also use saw cleaver for serrated though and it has much superior damage in that aspect.

                            2nd upside is you can play slow and methodically with the whip form attacking from range but this is the exact reason that makes it so unpopular. If you have played this game a couple of times and got used to how to play the game well this upside is completely useless to you and you will feel like you are gimped just because this weapon is much weaker than others.

                            3rd upside is apparently this weapon is good at hitting big enemies and if they are bosses like amelia/watchdogs etc that you wanna hit their specific parts with and break them for staggers and viscerals it's pretty good but like I said if you know what you are doing already and played the game a few times you can already do these with almost any other weapon.

                            This is why I only recommend this weapon to people who play for the first time or you are doing a cosplay build or something.

                            • Anonymous

                              28 Dec 2016 07:32  

                              This combined with the Flame Sprayer, (since it looks like a cup) will be the weapons of my RWBY Ozpin Character

                              • Anonymous

                                28 Nov 2016 21:32  

                                This was my first weapon. I just saw it, and since I start every Souls game with a strength build, wanted to switch it up a bit. Beat the game, cane level 10, no regrets to be found.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Threaded Cane + Blundebuss?16 Jul 2016 18:14  

                                  I always use the threaded cane and the hunter pistol but now i switch to the blunderbuss and so far i love it been visceral attack left and right and the crowd control helps in whip form but is it an effective build?

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