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.
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
- 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
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Kindred of Rot Fight Strategy
The Best Tips for Kindred of Rot:
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
|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
- Voice Actor: ??
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