Steel Centipede

 Attack 10.0
 Weight 6.0
Dexterity Scaling S
Class  2 Sword Whip
Flags None
Special Whip attack


Steel Centipede in Salt and Sanctuary is a Sword Whip type weapon.



An elaborate ceremonial sword composed of multiple segments with hollow cores held together from within by a loose steel chain. The interlocking segments can be released by a trigger in the hilt to form a bladed whip, providing a dramatic increase in range. Named for its resemblance to a venomous arthropod feared throughout the Western continents as an omen of death, this weapon was first employed in Tristin during Duke Carsejaw's political purges for the public execution of convicted witches by flogging.


Notes and Tips:

  • At 50 Dexterity this weapon has an Attack of 93.2 at tier VII.
  • Only requires Class 2 Whip to be usable.
  • Whip attack on Heavy Attack, but only while one-handing.
  • Very solid whip class weapon that scales well into NG+. Unlike Phoenix Tail, can be acessed early in game and will remain relevant throughout the entire playthrough of dexterous character build.
  • Using this weapon with both hands doesn't raise it's damage and slows attack speed for a bit. However, it allows you to use weapon block, which may come in usefull when facing projectile-spamming bosses like The Third Lamb.
  • As with any weapon, using it with gun or crossbow in the other hand will prevent you from adding a charm to it.

Location/Where to Find

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Steel Centipede Upgrade Table

  Attack Dex Scale Material

Steel Centipede

10.0 S -

Steel Centipede I

10.5 S Lock of Hair x1

Steel Centipede II

11.0 S Lock of Hair x2

Steel Centipede III

11.5 S A Soldier's Poem x1

Steel Centipede IV

12.1 S A Soldier's Poem x2

Steel Centipede V

12.7 S A Lord's Orders x1

Steel Centipede VI

13.4 S A Lord's Orders x2

Steel Centipede VII

14.0 S A King's Orders x1


    • 30 Sep 2017 01:14  

      Seems to be the best Whip class weapon. It has the awesome versatility of the swordwhip weapon class, it is super easy to obtain from Creed loyalty making it a weapon you can focus a whole NG play on, and uses the common/farmable upgrade materials. A+ lots of fun too

      • Anonymous

        Steel Centipede / Sword Whip hybrid weapon type10 Apr 2016 20:16  

        Lots of mistakes in many post.<br/>Steel Centipede :<br/>Hybrid weapon.<br/>Requires sword AND whip CLASS 2.<br/>Dex scaling S.<br/>Square hit as sword.<br/>Triangle hit as whip.<br/>Both sword AND whip combos available.<br/>Special hybrid mixed combos.<br/>Very versatil weapon, NG and NG+ Dex builds.<br/><br/>Only two weapons in this hybrid weapon type :<br/>1.Steel Centipede<br/>2. Phoenix Tail<br/><br/>Phoenix Tail is a Kraekan weapon (meaning 100 000 salt transmutation price and rare upgrading path), requires sword AND whip class 5 AND magic class 1.<br/>Physical and Fire damage.<br/>One of the best weapon in the game.<br/><br/>Best choices for "BloodBorn" style build with high classes pistols Lucent Musketoon or Mosaic Culverin and the Bloodbrow Set.

        • Anonymous

          Scaling24 Mar 2016 21:21  

          So for this weapon, would I need to increase my whip level and sword level on the skill tree for it to do more damage or should I just upgrade my sword skill?

          • Anonymous

            Mountainsmith Creed19 Mar 2016 20:32  

            After you've got 2 or more devotion with the Mountainsmith Creed, you can buy the Steel Centipede off of the blacksmith.

            • Anonymous

              Transform into a whip?19 Mar 2016 13:20  

              The description makes it sound like it can be used like a whip. But it seems to only act like a sword. Is there anyway to transform it?

              • Anonymous

                HI15 Mar 2016 21:03  

                This item is classified as a "Class 2 Sword Whip" and it's made via transmutation of a whip. While i cant transmute my sword into this item. Just my whip

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