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Kos Parasite

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Imprints (Normal)

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Imprints (Uncanny)

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Imprints (Lost)

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Damage
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Requirements & Scaling
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Kos Parasite is a trick weapon in Bloodborne. It was added with The Old Hunters DLC. There are 3 versions of this weapon: Normal, Uncanny and Lost. The only known differences being the Gem Imprints and the locations in which they are found.


" When the carcass of Kos washed up on the coast, its insides were teeming with tiny parasites, unlike any found in humans.

This atypical weapon can only be clasped tight and swung, but a Kos Parasite is said to stimulate phantasms inhabiting a lumenwood"



Kos Parasite Information

  • Transforms from right-hand tentacle to dual-wield tentacles.
  • Requires 16 Blood Stone Shards, 16 Twin Blood Shards, 16 Chunks and 1 Blood Rock ?? Blood Echoes to fully upgrade
  • You must equip the Milkweed Rune to become a Kin and use this weapon effectively, granting a full moveset and a damage multiplier, dealing far more than displayed on the weapon. This will transform the player into a Lumenwood.
  • To perform a Leap Attack, tap forward on the Left Stick as you press R2
  • To perform a Transformation Attack, press L1 while performing another attack.
  • While the weapon is equipped, the player's dash and rolling animations change (due to the Rune)
  • Without the Rune, the character will have the regular unarmed moveset when using this weapon, however the Arcane damage will be added, meaning it can still be effectively used with good enough gems.
  • For unarmed moveset, only right hand has enhanced unarmed damage,



Location



Normal



Uncanny Kos Parasite
  • Purchased at Bath Messenger in Isz Chalice (level 3) for 60000 Blood Echoes. (Also confirmed on NG+)
  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 60,000 Blood Echoes.

Lost Kos Parasite
  • Purchased at Bath Messenger in Isz Chalice (level 3) for 60000 Blood Echoes. (Also confirmed on NG+)
  • If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 60,000 Blood Echoes.

Player Notes

  • Its trickmode L2 casts a multi-hitting arcane attack for 2 quicksilver bullets.
  • Backdash R1 in both modes spits a short range projectile forwards that causes slow poison build-up.
  • Jumping attack in transformed mode attacks with your tongue/tentacle.
  • Transform attack back to normal mode fires a short range mass of parasites forward.
  • This weapon will not cause you to recoil backwards after you hit a wall. Coupling this with it's great reach, the Kos Parasite is great for attacking through walls or around obstacles.
  • This weapon has a high amount of stagger with every hit, equal to the Beast Cutter. Since the weapon is slow, it makes up for it with making every human-sized enemy or those slightly larger prone to flinching with every hit (regardless of the type of attack). It's ideal as a bait-and-punish tactic weapon and/or "hit & run".



Stats/Scaling

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33
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+2

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36
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100
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39
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100
100
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42
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100
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45
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100
100
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48
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100
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+7

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51
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100
100
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+8

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54
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100
100
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57
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100
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60
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Movesets & Videos

Kos Parasite Moveset by Zombieheadsocom
Regular Moveset
Move
Damage Type & Modifier
Stamina
Effect
R1 Combo
1.00x, 1.05x, 1.10x
24
Awkward horizontal and slightly diagonal tentacle strikes.
Backstep R1
.75x
28
Regurgitates pale fluid from the head. Causes poison build up.
Dodge R1
1.29x
28
Sweep and thrusting tentacle strike.
Dash R1
1.05x
30 (+run)
Thrusts the tentacle forward.
R2 Attack
1.18x
40
Sweeping horizontal swipe, slight uppercut.
Charged R2
1.35x+103
50
Horizontal swipe.
Backstep R2
1.10x210
42
Performs a backhand diagonal slash from the left shoulder to the right foot.
Dash R2
1.18x
45
Performs a forward thrust with a slight sweep.
Leap
1.23x
50
Leaping head butt.
Transform Attack
1.10x
25 (+x)
Wide, sweeping attack from both sides.
Transformed Moveset
Move
Damage Type & Modifier
Stamina
Effect
R1 Combo
1.05x, 1.05x, 1.18x
28
Initiates a left tentacle swipe, right tentacle swipe and then a two handed reach out.
Backstep R1
.75x2
28
Regurgitates pale fluid from the head. Causes poison build up.
Dodge R1
.975x
32
After the roll, initiates a dual tentacle forward strike.
Dash R1
1.10x
35 (+run)
Dual tentacle forward strike.
R2 Attack
1.25x, 1.45x
55, ??
A dual tentacle thrust forward.
Backstep R2
1.20x
55
Powerful dual tentacle forward thrust.
Dash R2
1.25x+113
60 (+run)
Initiates a dual tentacle forward strike with a longer windup.
L2
(90+113+113+350)
100
Initiates a multi hit arcane attack. Consumes 2 quicksilver bullets. Move is the same for every iteration (backstep, dash, etc)
Leap
1.25x
55
Leaping head butt along with a tentacle/tongue strike from the head piece.
Transform Attack
1.00x
25 (+x)
Launch a small burst of parasites forward. Short range projectile, costs no bullets.

Trivia

  • The Kos Parasite is perhaps the most interestingly unique weapon in Bloodborne in various ways: It is one of two weapons that can reach it's full potential while using a rune (the other being Beast Claw), the weapon itself is not held, it is purely an arcane weapon, it is the only weapon directly dropped by defeating a boss, it has the highest durability of any weapon at 600 respectively, it is the only weapon to have an A-scaling of any weapon without any upgrades and is the only weapon to have an S-scaling by upgrading it twice
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    • 13 Feb 2017 06:59  

      It would appear that the "tentacles" of the Kos Parasite are actually overgrown phantasms. So... magical slugs. Arguably the best weapon for a pure arcane build is slapping people around with giant magic slugs.

      • 22 Jan 2017 16:46  

        Not gonna lie, I kinda think the Kos Parasite in its weapon icon looks strangely reminiscent of Ebrietas... Notice how the strange protrusion on the back of Ebrietas resembles the feather tentacles on the Kos Parasite (as well as on the backs of the Kos-looking slug things in the Nightmare Frontier). That, and the use of tentacles and spitting blood/water is mutually shared.

        Do you think that's why they refer to her as "Daughter of the Cosmos?" Is Ebrietas really just the full-grown version of the parasite, minus the lumenwood? Is that why she weeps at the Altar of Despair, the one thing that can revive the dead? "Together with the left-behind Great One, the Healing Church looks to the stars, in hopes they might rediscover true greatness."

        BABY MISS MAMMA KOS?

        • 31 Dec 2016 08:53  

          AR at 50 arcane.
          +0) 30 +25 /+1) 33 +29 /+2) 36 +34 /+3) 39 +39 /+4) 42 +44 /+5) 45 +49 /+6) 48 +55 /+7) 51 +61 /+8) 54 +67 /+9) 57 +74 /+10) 60 +81.

          • no messengers, but patches24 Jul 2016 13:28  

            So I went to dungeon 8i29rqz3, and instead of there being the bath messengers, patches was there instead. It would seem that once you befriend patches he replaces the bath messengers in dungeons, and his items don't cost anymore than buying it from the dungeon messengers.

            • Right...05 Jul 2016 08:35  

              So, to effectively use this weapon, you must pray for Kos to grant you eyes, become a blue, tentacled mushroom, and have insane arcane. And try to play the rest of the game with a straight face.

              • Which Variant would be best for an arcane build?05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                I just got the base parasite but I'm unsure weather its worth it to level or if I should grab the lost or uncanny variant. I'm running pretty much pure arcane and am leaning towards the lost version at the moment.

                • Weapon Variants in Isz05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                  On NG+, cost doesn't change (still 60k); also found variants of weapons expected to be in pthumeru messenger shop (like MHS and Simon's BB)

                  • Fist Moveset05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                    If you use this weapon without transforming, it uses the normal fist moveset, but with way more damage. This means that using fists are now much more viable as you can now equip bloodgems and fortify the weapon. I'm not sure what it scales with, but I think it is arcane.

                    • Basic attacks not very good, but utility quite high.05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                      The basic attacks on this thing are fairly weak, and their slow speed makes it's dps not very good. However, the L2 attack has a very long reach and does a lot of damage, completely destroying mobs of enemies. In addition, the reach and stagger potential of the attacks are quite good, so while it won't burn down bosses or tough enemies as much as other weapons it's quite useful when used correctly.

                      • Uncanny Version for Arcane05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                        The Uncanny version seems to be much better if you're going for pure arcane damage. The best arcane gems are typically triangular and can be reliably farmed in Isz. The gem imprints on the normal version make it much harder to twink out as arcane radial gems are extremely rare, and arcane waning gems are even rarer.

                        • Lost and Uncanny Purchases05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                          Just played through a Lower Hindertomb Chalice. Found a Bath Messanger in Layer 3 selling the Lost and Uncanny versions of the Kos Parasite, Beasthunter Saif, Beastcutter, Boom Hammer, Holy Moonlight Blade, Bloodletter, and Bowblade. If need be, glyph is: 4j56

                          • Lost and Uncanny Purchases05 Jul 2016 08:35  

                            If you have the normal version: Create Glyph 8i29rqz3 (Pthumeru Labyrinth) and buy from Bath Messengers up a ladder from the main room for 60,000 Blood Echoes. <br/> <br/>This is the chalice listed for most other weapons on the wiki right now for NG, and I went there on my NG+ after getting all normal versions and was able to buy all uncanny and lost versions of all the DLC weapons at that one single fountain. No need for anything more than the Holy Chalice to get any and all lost and uncanny weapons from the DLC (once you've already obtained the normal version). I edited this wiki page but please make any neccessary corrections as it was my first time editing a wiki page.

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