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Milkweed is a Caryll Rune in Bloodborne. It was added with The Old Hunters DLC.

milkweed.jpg "A Caryll rune envisioned by Adeline, patient of the Research Hall.

A translation of the inhumane, sticky whispers that reveal the nature of a celestial attendant.
Those who swear this oath become a Lumenwood that peers towards the sky, feeding phantasms in its luscious bed. Phantasms guide us and lead us to further discoveries."

Milkweed Effects

  • Transforms the player into a celestial Kin form as part of an oath.
  • With the Kos Parasite and milkweed rune, the player unique dodge animations and a slight increase in dodge distance.
  • Caryll Rune of the Covenant: Lumenwood Kin
  • Small increase in item discovery +10 (Only adds +9 if one has 50 arc and 3 eye runes equipped)

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Notes

  • To memorize this rune, you must have the Rune Workshop Tool.
  • Kos Parasite receives an enhanced moveset, but the rune is required to use it effectively.
  • Players receive reduced fall damage while rune is equipped.
  • The inscription of the rune resembles the letters H, P and L(in the middle of the H), which could possibly be a reference to H.P. Lovecraft.
  • Counterpart to the other transformation rune: Beast's Embrace.
  • If you go to the Madman NPC figure at the very start of the fishing hamlet with the milkweed rune equipped, he gives you Accursed Brew.

Improvements for Kos Parasite

  1. A special tongue / headbutt leap attack (Forward-R2)
  2. A special Arcane A.O.E. attack (L2) which consumes two Quicksilver Bullets. (Attack may be parried)
  3. A dashing heavy attack (R2) while transformed will make the character lunge forward with six long tentacles, whipping the target. (Each tentacle hits separately)
  4. Attacking an enemy from behind with a leap attack will trigger a backstab, allowing for a Visceral Attack.
  5. During combat, the character will writhe, behaving more as a kin while also using unique dodge animations. (Dodge distance increases slightly)

Screenshots

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Trivia

If you go to the Madman NPC figure at the very start of the fishing hamlet with the milkweed rune equipped, he recites a poem instead. (special dialogue). If you kill him several time (he comes back to life instantly each time he is killed), he will grant you the "accursed brew" hunter tool.



    • Trivia on the look09 Oct 2016 17:25

      The look of the Milkweed form looks like its a reference to the 1963 Japanese horror movie Matango, in which the creatures depicted on the posters for the movie look virtually identical.

      • Perhaps this rune is an attempt at communication?05 Jul 2016 08:42

        Given what the Hunter's Nightmare is revealed to contain (or rather, be directly beneath), I suspect that this rune that turns its user into a creature described as "peering toward the sky" might just be the Old Ones' way of telling the listener "Look up, dammit!". The staff and patients at the ward are all taking great pains to obtain knowledge from the Great Ones, and yet the answers to many of their questions are almost literally right above their heads.

        • Space Broccoli O.P.05 Jul 2016 08:42

          The L2 skill is amazing for clearing mobs, the regular attacks have decent range. This is a great arcane weapon. The Milkweed itself is useful with all 3 eye runes for blood rocl farming, too.

          • Salad cults now?05 Jul 2016 08:42

            Congratulations! <br/> <br/>You have ascended to a higher state of being...Broccoli! <br/> <br/>With just a few more insight you will eventually ascend to carrot, tomato, celery and eventually a divine potato! <br/> <br/>For nothing has more eyes then a potato! <br/> <br/>Sheesh...

            • Just met a hunter using this.05 Jul 2016 08:42

              One of the funniest fights of my life. It completely changes the way you dodge, making the guy look like he was flailing about the entire time. As he approached me he just sorta started spinning around in place. Kin Hunters are fabulous, yo.

              • Damage Type05 Jul 2016 08:42

                Has anyone ever considered if this rune classifies the player as a Kin? As in, will they take additional damage from say Thrust or plain Kin Damage Up? And does the Beast's Embrace rune behave similarly? <br/> <br/>It's just a small detail I'd like to know.

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