|Drops|| Blood Vial x3 (20%),|
Blood Vial x2 (55%),
Blood Gem based on area x1 (25%)
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.