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A strand is a non-lethal anti-personnel weapon used by Sam. A cord infused with Sam's blood, it can be used to knock out and deal damage to enemies from a close range. It also serves as his Bridges identification.

The strand is the best weapon to use against Higgs.


Can be used to bind human enemies from behind and parry attacks at close quarters.

Use L2 to ready a strand, and R2 to bind a target.