Snake Parasite
Snake Parasite
Affiliation Neutral
Locations Forbidden Woods
Drops Blood Vial x3 (20%),
Blood Vial x2 (55%),
Blood Gem based on area x1 (25%)
Blood Echoes
Physical DEF icon - Bolt icon -
VS Blunt icon - Fire icon -
VS Thrust icon - Slow Poison RES icon -
Blood DEF icon - Rapid Poison RES icon -
Arcane (DEF) icon -

The Snake Parasite is an enemy in Bloodborne.


Snake Parasites are Huntsmen who have been infected by parasitic snakes that infest the dark depths of the Forbidden Woods. Although they appear to be regular Huntsmen from a distance, upon noticing the player, a colony of snakes will erupt from their heads. These snakes direct the corpse like a mindless puppet.


Snake Parasites can inflict poison rapidly so it is advisable to carry a large supply of Antidotes. Close combat is not recommended as the snakes are capable of stun-locking the player if they get caught in their frenzied attacks, although elemental damage can stagger them. Their most dangerous attack is a grab that poisons the player immediately and does high damage. They can also summon Snake Balls if not defeated quickly.

These enemies often patrol fixed locations and are very vulnerable to backstabs. If a Huntsmen detects the player, they will clutch their heads and moan for a few seconds before the snakes emerge, use this opportunity to deal as much damage as possible.


Location Physical DEF icon VS Blunt icon VS Thrust icon Blood DEF icon Arcane (DEF) icon Fire icon Bolt icon Slow Poison RES icon Rapid Poison RES icon
Forbidden Woods 132 102 102 120 120 75 66 999 180


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