Kindred of Rot

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Location Seethewater Cave

10,000 runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 Runes
Kindred of Rot's Exultation

HP ≈ 3500, and approx. (4000-4500) (Field Boss
Strong VS
Weak to
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Kindred of Rot is a Boss in Elden Ring. This Elden Ring Kindred of Rot Guide features boss locations, tips, strategies and videos on how to defeat the Kindred of Rot easily, as well as boss stats and lore for the Kindred of Rot.

The Kindreds of Rot are insect-like creatures that wield a spear in their many arms and are found in Seethewater Cave. They are loyal to the Goddess of Rot, Malenia, but according to Gowry and the Kindred of Rot Ashes, have been forsaken by her, likely due to her seeing her scarlet rot affliction as a curse.

During the fight, players will have to attack two Kindreds of Rot at the same time. This is an optional boss, as players don't need to defeat it in order to advance in Elden Ring. However, doing so yields useful Items and Runes. Their signature move is Pest Threads, where they attack the player with a barrage of white threads. The move may be annoying to deal with, but it is interruptible. The Kindreds of Rot drop the Kindred of Rot's Exultation when defeated.

Bosses are unique and challenging Enemies that can be encountered all over the Lands Between. They can drop unique Spirit AshesWeaponsSpells, and other various Items.

The spirit of a Kindred of Rot can be summoned for aid in battle by using Kindred of Rot Ashes.

The Lesser Kindred of Rot is the normal enemy form of this boss.


 Large, prawn-like creatures that worship the rot itself. It nimbly skitters while in combat, utilizing its glaive and homing threads to overcome their opponents.

Elden Ring Kindred of Rot Boss

Kindred of Rot is a Field Boss found in Seethewater Cave. Map Link

  • This is an optional boss
  • ENEMY type foe
  • Closest Site of Grace: Seethewater Cave. Map Link
  • Is multiplayer allowed for this boss?
  • Spirit Ashes are available for this fight.


Elden Ring Kindred of Rot Location

Kindred of Rot can be found behind a fog door on the lowest level of Seethewater Cave in Mt. Gelmir. The cave itself is relatively linear, but you'll have to navigate through poisonous waters and jump down ledges and deep holes while fighting enemies to get to the boss arena.


Kindred of Rot Combat Information

  • Health: NG (7500), NG+ (??), NG++ (??), NG+3 (??), NG+4 (??), NG+5 (??), NG+6 (??), NG+7 (??)
  • Can be buffed in situation, when either them or player is inflicted with Poison or Scarlet Rot (similiarly to Kindred of Rot's Exultation)
  • Deals Standard Damage and Pierce Damage.
  • At the arena there is a pool, that can inflict Poison.
  • Parriable: Yes 
  • Can be poise broken, which allows for a critical attack.
  • Weak to Swift Glintstone Shard. It stunts them and stops them from using their special needle attack



The absorption numbers are the % of your damage that gets blocked. For example if an absorption is 60. 40% of that damage by that type will go through and 60% is absorbed. Bigger number= less damage. An absorption of 100 means no damage goes through, and a resistance of -100 mean the enemy takes 2x damage from that source. 0 means damage goes pretty much as is.


The resistance numbers is the buildup amount to trigger it. For example if a resistance is 100 you must deal 100 points of whatever aux buildup to trigger it. Note that these go down over time, and increase each time the effect procs.


Elden Ring Kindred of Rot Boss Guide

Kindred of Rot Boss Video Guide

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Kindred of Rot Fight Strategy

The Best Tips for Kindred of Rot:


Melee Users

Keep your positioning to the side of them and focus on one at a time while rolling through any pest thread attacks. If you want a quick fight, use spirit summons to clear one while you clear the other. If you have a shield, you can guard counter them and it will stun them giving you more opportunities to deliver hits. Be patient and wait for an opening before coming down at them with by spamming your melee attacks, giving you an opportunity to interrupt their following attacks until they are cleared. Anticipate their next action and roll back if it follows through. Repeat the pattern of waiting for an opening until they are cleared. 

Magic and Ranged Users

Either Holy Damage or Faith Builds work when going against them. They tend to take long pauses before each action. Mages have the option to use Swift Glintstone Shard, which may interrupt their next action. If significant damage was taken, roll back and create a larger separation before healing. If this is difficult, and you are willing, use spirit summons to help you since there are two of them and may be hard to separate. Keeping your distance will give you more openings and will eventually lead to their defeat. 


Kindred of Rot Attacks & Counters

Attack Description Counter
Melee Swing Swings weapon to the side Roll through the swing in the opposite direction of the swing.  
Melee Plunge Plunges weapon into the ground  Roll back as soon as you see it pull back both its arms. It takes a pause before this action giving you time to stay clear. 
Melee Stab Uses its weapon to take a jab This action can be blocked with a shield are you can side step to avoid its linear range
Pest Threads Launches countless sticky threads before caster Roll through the action to avoid damage

Kindred of Rot Lore, Notes & Other Trivia

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  • Other Notes and Trivia Go Here



Kindred of Rot Image Gallery

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    • Anonymous

      It's always weird how they make some enemies bosses when we've already seen them. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around?

      • Anonymous

        why would they turn these into bosses in mt gelmir when we've probably already got ganked by few of them before back in caelid

        • Anonymous

          Such a bizarre boss. I really struggled to even hit them before the pelted me with their missiley things, but when I finally got it off, Night Comet almost two-shot them.

          • Anonymous

            For any twinks/SL1 runners, I recommend using Morning star with holy affinity, seems to stagger them in 1 heavy attack or 2 jump attacks + bleed. Jump attack > Jump attack > Riposte > Heavy > Riposte > Heavy > Riposte. Level 1 wolves can distract the other one, while you make very short work of his friend.

            • Anonymous

              How to kill easily:

              1. equip your highest magic resist gear, including shield.

              2. Summon Lone Wolves.

              3. Go after the one the wolves don't.

              • Anonymous

                When I was fighting them, I used the kindred of rot ashes for laughs, but I noticed that whenever the ashes version cast the pest threads, it would combine into the enemies projectiles. Did anyone else experience this?

                • Anonymous

                  If you have ANY difficulties with this boss, summon your good ol' doggies... erm! I mean wolves and focus on the one which has fewer (or none) wolves onto it. Wolves will destroy those 2 in barely a moment.

                  • Anonymous

                    Can be cheesed with rock sling. Cast from outside the fog door standing in the middle looking straight ahead. I killed one before entering the boss door. I suspect it is possible to kill them both outside the door, but honestly getting one out of the way before entering the fog completely trivializes an already easy boss fight.

                    • Anonymous

                      I found the boss version after slaughtering a ton of them as mobs in Caelid.
                      They barely lasted long enough for the boss health bar to appear, lol I was wondering why only the boss' adds spawned until then.

                      • Anonymous

                        After Limgrave I explored Caelid and got so much stronger as a melee build. I first found them from the dragon burnt ruins trap. They patrol Caelid. You’ll see these guys everywhere and I laughed seeing them as my boss in Seethewater. Even at 100 these guys are annoying but they are very squishy. I use it as my summon and it’s probably my favorite enemy because of how ugly it looks.

                        • Anonymous

                          Summoning as soon as you step through the mist can be risky as their needle attack can just one shot you while the summon animation goes off. They aren't that much harder as bosses than they are as enemies though, so if like me you spent two hours stuck in Sellia Crystal Tunnels early game you already know how to deal with these shits, and they go down like paper by this point in the game if you've been decent about upgrading weapons.

                          But seriously tho **** these prawn mother****ers

                          • Anonymous

                            Use a summon with mutliple attackers (Lone Wolf, Marionette) then just focus the same one your summon is attacking. It will be perma stunned and brought down fast.

                            I hate these ****ers, they run away after every ****ing hit I get in (before summons) and I am using a Rapier! Ended up using a halberd and just wailing on them with my wolves.

                            • Anonymous

                              Stealth, stance breaking, well timed rolls. Try to open with a power attack or jump strong attack, as they are not vulnerable to backstab. Also, note that the missile attack of these enemies has decent course correction, and can potentially hit you from around a doorway. They are relatively fragile to compensate for their reach and zoning potential, and will likely go down in three hits or less if you're appropriately geared.

                              • Anonymous

                                Complete bull. Even with +6 demi humans i barely pulled through this fight. The one on the left always uses its spell right away and instant kills you if you don’t dodge. They are pretty weak so i super offensive build might fare with. Not even worth it for the 10,000 souls

                                • Anonymous

                                  I beat em as a level 40 and probably didn't take a hit. Spirit summons distracted them, and my lvl 3 Faith Axe (the golden one) just melted through both in like 5 hits each.

                                  • Fanged Imp Summon (+3 at the time) helped me a ton for this fight. They basically soloed one of the prawns on their own while I was able to focus my attention on the 2nd. Its the initial attack that's REALLY stupid (as soon as I came through the fog door they both used their BS homing multi-bolt attack). Opaline Bubbletear (Wonderous Flask of Physick) before going through the fog gate helped me survive that long enough to summon the imps.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Two of these in one small room are too much!
                                      They are just so aggresive.

                                      I found it a lot easier, actually killed them in 1 attempt after, summoning the ‘Marionette Soldier’.
                                      Though I would imagine any summon with multiple friendlies would work well..
                                      (Single spirits are slain way to fast and offer only little distraction)

                                      Hope this helps!

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