Lesser Kindred of Rot (Pests) is a Wildlife Creature in Elden Ring. Lesser Kindred of Rot are beings that resemble a large, humanoid centipedes wielding large glaives. They are lethal in combat and proficient in melee combat. Kindred of Rot are the servants of the Goddess of Rot, and due to their appearance and nature, they have been forsaken.

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

 

 Pale pests who crawl through the lands afflicted by scarlet rot; the abandoned children of the goddess.

"Rot for the scarlet goddess. O scarlet blossoms, flourish in distant lands, and return to us, the unwanted children."

 

Elden Ring Lesser Kindred of Rot (Pests) Locations

Where to Find Lesser Kindred of Rot (Pests):

 

Elden Ring Lesser Kindred of Rot (Pests) Drops

Item

Drop Rate

Additional Info

Runes 100% runes currency elden ring wiki guide 18 612 - 6270
Pest's Glaive 4.00% N/A
Faded Erdleaf Flower 15.00% N/A
Aeonian Butterfly 1.50% N/A

 

Lesser Kindred of Rot (Pests) Notes & Tips

  • For more info on the Kindred of Rot Bossfight see here.
  • Their Pest Threads attack have VERY high tracking, and can quite literally turn on a dime to hit you.
  • Suspectible to Fire, Hemorrhage and Frostbite.
  • Deals Standard and Pierce Damage.
  • Can be buffed, if someone in their vicinity is inflicted by either Scarlet Rot or Poison.
  • Many of them are found in the Grand Cloister, praying at the shrine there. According to the item found inside, the weapon and possible the shrine were made to worship an Outer God of Rot.

 

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    • Anonymous

      If these enemies wouldn't span that one attack it would be more fun. Like a longer cast time or something.

      • Anonymous

        I know everyone hates birds and dogs, but these hellspawns don't get enough hate, they make dogs and birds seem like the most fun enemies in the game by comparison.

        • Anonymous

          These pos's have officially somehow surpassed Imps on my list of most hated mobs, easily the most bullshit trash mobs in the whole game.

          • Anonymous

            Caster? Death Rancor, either one, juggles them and they won't dodge it. They'll just take it. DO NOT use glintstone whatever because they'll just dodge, and sometimes use that opportunity to close.

            • Anonymous

              For an easy to access counter to these guys, Gravitas will pull them in and allow for at least one more hit. Repeat until it die. If there are multiple of them, it could still work if the timing is right. If the weapon is heavy enough, it might even stagger them on the follow-up hit. I killed a few at the Lake of Rot doing this, since neither bows nor daggers (my main weapons) will hit them reliably.

              • Anonymous

                One good thing about them: at the Grand Cloister they drop 1500ish runes, and there are alot of them. With a good ranged spirit summon, it's not a bad place to farm runes.

                • Anyone else think they were a sekiro enemy that was re-used st one point? they remind me of the guys at senpou temple, they have the centipede look, and the way they fight makes me feel you were suppsoed to block until you got a death blow. Maybe that's just me

                  • Anyone else think they were a sekiro enemy that was re-used st one point? they remind me of the guys at senpou temple, they have the centipede look, and the way they fight makes me feel you were suppsoed to block until you got a death blow. Maybe that's just me

                    • Anonymous

                      If it helps they appear very weak to guard counter, so much so that one guard counter staggers them leaving them open.

                      • Anonymous

                        Just an outright frustrating enemy design. Doesn't matter how good you are, no cooldown pest threads with follow up attacks near instantaneously will kill anyone. The person who designed these did so proudly knowing that it would cause blood vessels to burst.

                        • Anonymous

                          This is a f*cked up enemy, they could kill you through the hole dungeon... It's total ridiculous... but if you cast the same spell it's says go f yourself

                          • Anonymous

                            FIRE is the answer against these guys. If you're early game and struggling against them in the Sellia Mines, use fire pots and fire grease on your weapon. They have zero poise and they seem to take better damage from strike weapons. Jumping attacks work great to stun them and charged attacks will open them up for a repost.

                            • Anonymous

                              Just honestly astonishing craftsmanship, these enemies have. While the infamous Anor Londo archers spent some time reloading, these guys can just keep going forever. The arrows can bend around multiple corners, straight up reading your inputs, turning as you press dodge, before it even happens on screen. They can burst you down as you stand in front of them, along with their spear hit. The arrows just fly through their bodies. At least they are also really fast and effortlessly dodge out of most attacks. They are just this good at the game.

                              • Anonymous

                                If you are melee and plan on going to Sellia Crystal Tunnel, you'd better make sure you bring a 100 PHYS block shield. That cave has several of these jerks in difficult to reach areas where they pummel you with homing ranged projectiles as you fight your way through other enemies just to REACH these pests. If you are out of range they will spam about 10 of those projectiles every maybe 2 or 3 seconds. You NEED to rush to them. Taking your time is not an option.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Thoses guys make me think about the Mi-Gos from "The Whisperer In Darkness" novel from H.P Lovecraft, minus the wings.
                                  The way they moan when dying and the fact that they "watch" miners in Sellia's tunnel makes them feel like a sentient and intelligent specie.
                                  Pest's Glaive item description suggest this too

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Thoses guys make me think about the Mi-Gos from "The Whisperer In Darkness" novel from H.P Lovecraft, minus the wings.
                                    The way they moan when dying and the fact that they "watch" miners in Sellia's tunnel makes them feel like a sentient and intelligent specie.
                                    Pest's Glaive item description suggest this too

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I snipe these things with Radahn's bow in the grand cloister. Decent rune farming if you aren't too high leveled already and they never rush you if you keep your distance.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        For melee user, jump attack works really well against them, it work even better with longer weapon.
                                        Just don't brainlessly R1 because their move counter that, using jump attack you avoid their attack and at same time easier hit, and easier stun them.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Ahhh. I hate this thing a lot, there are a lot in a lake of rot (and anywhere with rot sticky swamp) and mostly kiting player on the rot swamp.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Most charge magic will devastate them, but the noise they make, the design, the webs, everything about them makes me physically struggle to continue if I know they are around

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Get a decent stability shield and you can walk through these guys. One guard counter will stun them pretty much without fail and the ranged attack does minimal stamina damage against any halfway decent shield.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Whips are surprisingly very effective against them. They have low poise so any hit can stunlock them, and their running maneuver can’t dodge the whip because unlike the sword, it follows the target.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  never had a problem with these guys just keep range in mind. if they dodge just unlock and put a jumping r1/r2 where theyre gonna land

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Hm, also, based on the comments on this page, there's a lot of difficulty beating them. To farm 216 of them, I used Gravitas on an Int build. I haven't looked up a lot of mechanics on the wiki so I don't even know if Gravitas does more damage with higher int, but either way, the move stuns them enough that you can cast another Gravitas, and another. Usually 3 attacks was all it took to kill them, and it didn't matter that there were 2 in front of the church because Gravitas is AoE. There were a few times where I had to roll away if their AI went haywire and they dodged my first Gravitas. But Gravitas is good at piercing walls too so I usually fired it off again when they tried following me through the hallway at the church entrance, using the corner to avoid their attacks but still hitting them with Gravitas. Sometimes they'd hit me for around 1K damage, but my HP is 1200 so I never died. If you have less than 1K HP, then it's probably too difficult to farm two at the same time.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I farmed these guys so I thought I would leave my data here. I just wanted some Aeonian Butterflies but I haven't reached the Lake of Rot or whatever it's called where I hear the drop rate is better. Anyways, there's 2 of these outside the Church of the Plague where you meet Millicent. I farmed them for 108 loops, or 216 kills. Received 6 Aeonian Butterflies, 16 Pest's Glaive's and a lot of Faded Erdleaf Flowers. Hovering around a 3% drop rate on Aeonian Butterflies. For reference, my Discovery stat is 125. Given how strong they are, they're not very pleasant to farm. Hopefully this amount of butterflies will last me until I reach the Lake of Rot. I like to apply Scarlet Rot to bosses but it's very expensive in terms of butterflies.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        i hate these things more than any other enemy in any other from game. literally can’t hit it melee without a super-fast weapon

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Pretty easy to kill in the caves and on horseback.
                                                          When it's in the caves its sleeping so just kill it while its sleeping.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            I haven't found a basic enemy so mechanically unfair to fight since the dogs in Tomb of Giants. Seriously the ranged attack having no cooldown with the amount of stunlocking it can do is just nonsense. Not to mention many many players find themselves all but forced to fight them because of that teleporter trap before level 20.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Not gonna lie; I Love Elden Ring.

                                                              But these guys are actually horribly designed; they are actual bullshit.

                                                              • A shield with 100% physical block does wonders against these guys. Just bait out any of their melee attacks and guard counter them with a melee heavy. Several of their melee attacks are single "strong" attacks that take very little stamina and they have one poking combo which you can counter by walking slightly to the right with your guard up. Rinse and repeat. A shield also lets you block their entire ranged gimmick, because they all converge on you at just the right distance for your shield to reliably catch all of the projectiles if you're locked on. Honestly though the best advice I have is that if you were teleported somewhere via teleportation trap, there's a good chance you're underleveled/undergeared for that place and you should look to escape, not fight it out.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Why call them Prawn Miners? In-game they're called Kindred of Rot (in spirit ashes) or Pest (Pest's Glaive)

                                                                  Where does "Prawn Miner" even come from? They don't even mine, they're guards at best

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    So lemme get this straight... The weapon they drop is called Pest's Glaive... And their magic attack is called Pest Threads... So we're calling them Prawn Miners?!

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      I hate these guys so so very much they just destroy me with their damn spells and I dont even have a bow to help. also I thought they were centipedes so yeah still screw these guys

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Their projectiles you’ll notice can curve more than 90* around corners, walls and other objects to hit you.
                                                                        If you’re standing directly above them on a platform in the mine, their projectiles will follow a full semicircle to be able to hit you.

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          For some reason, pebble starter spell is considered silent or something. I snipe them with 5 pebbles before dealing with the rest. Spent so much time trying to clear Sellia Tunnels that I got their halberd and 5 freakin staves from the other miners. I hate that place. Especially the boss with an AoE the size of the arena.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Tried fire. It is fairly efficient. Good damage, but takes about 2 charge fireballs. That is also if ypu can do it without alerting the others.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Trash enemy, especially in groups. Just spamming their range attacks. They killed me more often than any boss so far.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                They really aren't that hard, and I'm a terrible player. It's just annoying when two or more of them gang up on you and the rotting miners don't make it easier to dodge shrimp guys magig missiles.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  These asswipes literally glitch out whenever they go inside those little shacks in the crystal mines. Their projectiles also manages to reach and hit me despite being in those small, enclosed spaces. They're definitely broken, it's not their gimmicks or anything.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    You can get one of these to fight for you and help you in boss fights using the Kindred of Rot spirit ashes. If you go to Caelid Catacombs, pull the lever and defeat the Shade miniboss, you get Kindred of Rot ashes. These will allow you to summon a Prawn Miner to help you in fights. The summon is quite squishy just like the real Prawn Miner but can fire the magic attack and attack in melee just like the real counterpart as well.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Is there a source on the name "Prawn Miner"? The item they drop references them as "Pests" and Gowry and Millicent's questline also calls them by the same name, which leads me to believe it's not just a derogative but their name in fact

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        I was really baffled why people consider these to be difficult enemies since I was able to defeat them almost immediately after starting the game when playing as a Vagabond. Then I realized people are probably using a wrong strategy to fight them. Don't try to hit them once or twice and then rolling away from them. This is not Dark Souls and playing it like Dark Souls will get you killed. A much simpler strategy will be far more effective. Just sneak up on one of them without alerting the others and keep hitting it with a fast weapon as fast as you can (just spam attacks). Do not stop hitting it until it is defeated. Doing so will stunlock the enemy and prevent it from firing the magic attack or using the melee attack. Do not roll away or interrupt your attacks - defensive gameplay will not work. Elden Ring often requires you to play more aggressively than Dark Souls - there are many more stunlockable enemies in Elden Ring than Dark Souls 3.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          I don’t care what anyone says, they overdid it with these guys. Incredibly agile, long weapon reach AND insanely fast homing projectiles they can shoot without any pause between them? That’s a bit much!

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            Single most broken basic enemy I’ve ever faced in a soulsl-like.
                                                                                            They actually will exploit the fact they can hit you through walls and will intentionally position themselves to where they can hit you through walls and you can’t hit them back.
                                                                                            They also can use their ranged attack in tangent with their melee and they will continually spam their ranged attacks to effectively soft-lock you if you try to take cover from them.
                                                                                            **** whoever coded these horrible, broken things and I really hope they get uncoded from the game in a future patch.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              These guys get instantly stunned on fully charged R2s. If you can land one fully charged R2, you can lock them in a cycle of R2 > crit > R2 > crit > R2 > crit. The hard part is just landing that first R2. An alternative way to stun them is to block counter. If you can land a block counter, it’s also a guaranteed stun. Then you can lock them into the R2/crit cycle. The hard part is dealing with them in multiples + the diggers.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I like these enemies, their look very pretty. They aren't that difficult to deal with if you have a fast weapon like Uchigatana or Longsword - if you manage to hit them before they hit you, you can easily stunlock them just by hitting them quickly and repeatedly with your weapon - they can't fire their magic attack or hit you with melee if they are stunlocked.

                                                                                                They can also be found in Caellid outside of caves walking in groups of three.

                                                                                                I also used them for rune farming when I was a low level character - I teleported myself to the Sellia Crystal Tunnel using the trap chest in Dragon Burnt Ruins, and if you manage to sneak on one of them without alerting the other enemies in the cave, you can just stunlock them by hitting them repeatedly with a fast weapon as per above. Once you defeat one of them, run away to the checkpoint before other enemies become alerted. Reset enemies by resting at the checkpoint and you can repeat it, gaining more than 600 runes every time you kill one of them, which is better than most enemies available in the early game.

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