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.



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  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

      13 Oct 2020 06:00  

      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 21:36  

        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 15:34  

          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 07:22  

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

            • Anonymous

              03 Jul 2019 08:26  

              Can't believe I actually used this weapon all the way to Yharnam queen. Really good weapon in cramped spaces of chalice dungeon. good crowd control weapon against those spawning spider.

              • Anonymous

                14 Apr 2019 14:04  

                While playing with this, I discovered that in whip form, this thing does more visceral damage than any weapon in the game at a given SKL 30 and above. Might be useful for a high SKL tryhard-critfisher build where you just fish for backstabs and parries and then gore them to death with one hit.

                • Anonymous

                  28 Feb 2019 13:30  

                  This weapon has a righteous form and a serrated form. It has a high dps form and a slower, longer range form that works wonders for crowd control. It works with base stats and scales with skill (which greatly affects visceral). It has B scaling in arcane at +10! The only drawback I can think of is that the cane strikes are performed somewhat upright, which can be jarring when trying to hit crouched enemies like the Wandering Madness.

                  • 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.

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