Vermin Host

Vermin Host Profile.png
Enemy Type Neither Kin Nor Beast
Health ??
Drops Tempering Blood Gemstone, Fool's Blood Gemstone
Weak Minor weakness to bolt
Strong Poison, minor resistance to arcane.

Vermin Host is an enemy in Bloodborne. It sometimes begins as an ordinary huntsman, then undergoes a horrid transformation. The snakes which emerge from its head will lunge at the Hunter while the former huntsman's body swings its weapon in blind arcs.


This enemy has 2 variations. Transformed and untransformed.


  • Vermin Hosts have a ton of health and can can counter with bites as you hit them.
  • The most efficient way to kill Vermin Host is to bait an attack at the very edge of its hit box, and then move in for an attack. Beware its grab attack.
  • To riposte, bait the attack where its right hand lunges forward, and fire during the animation; then quickstep in to avoid the snakes for a visceral attack.



Forbidden Woods HP Echoes (Quantity/Rating) Drop% (Quantity/Rating) Drop%

Notes & Trivia

  • Vermin Host is a tribute to the Las Plagas Ganado from Resident Evil 4.
  • The snakes coming out of his head leave no markings on the sack he's wearing and vanish on death. They're probably otherworldly beings.
  • The Vermin Host has a peculiar marking on his arm, it seems connected to his affliction.
  • Early versions of the Forbidden Woods mobs depicted more rancid, undead looking snakes .



Vermin Host Lunge.jpg

Vermin Host Company Crop 3.png

Vermin Host Glow Crop 1.png

Vermin Host Transformation Crop 2.png

Vermin Host Eyes Crop 1.png

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    • Anonymous

      05 Jan 2017 00:33  

      A couple of them (the pair patrolling in a circle near the boar gulch and Graveguard set) will whistle (don't ask me how they whistle) upon seeing the player, which summons a group of smaller viper pits around their feet. Amusingly, these smaller viper pits can sometimes block the host's movement, making them significantly easier to deal with.

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