Greater Viper Pit

Viper Pit Frontal Crop 1.png
Enemy Type Not Kin Nor Beast
Health ??
Drops Murky blood gems, Blood stone shard, Twin blood stone shard
Weak Arcane
Strong Above average physical defenses
Locations Forbidden Woods, Labyrinths.

Greater Viper Pit is an enemy in Bloodborne.

Greater Viper Pit

Greater Viper Pit is a large enemy that can be found in the Forbidden Woods.They are able to strike hard in many directions at once, and can spit venom at large distances. Approach with caution.


  • Advance with caution and stun with heavy attacks.
  • Flanking advised.



  • Murky Blood Gemstone (3)
  • Murky Blood Gemstone (2)
  • Blood Stone Shard (2)


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Notes & Trivia

  • The Head Snake has whole rows of extremely long teeth.
  • Some snakes appear to have eggs growing on them.
  • Early versions of the Viper Pit were of a more rancid sort , these versions bore the name" Snake Ball".




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    • Anonymous

      These are quite annoying. The acid spit has a stupidly long range. Side-stepping around to the back side is a good option, except when they are nestled back in a tight crevasse and refuse to come out. Being forced to attack them head-on sucks.

      • Anonymous

        Worth noting that the "snake ball" concept has been discovered by a data miner as an unused boss: It even has more pronounced degrees of the egg/blister/infestation on the main head.

        • Anonymous

          Hey uhh those ain't eggs... These snakes are covered in ticks.

          • Anonymous

            Despite their appearance, they seem to be unable to attack directly behind them. My most recent tactic has been to bait them into attacking and then strafing behind them.

            • Anonymous

              It's worth noting that there are two variants of this enemy, one with two large heads, and one with only one large head. The variant with one large head never spits venom, and has a slightly different moveset. It's also significantly more willing to approach and pursue the hunter, since it lacks ranged options.

              • Anonymous

                I'm playing a skill/arcane character with nothing that can stagger them, but I've found that with good positioning, you can safely hit them with the transformed cane's tip. They're attacks will just miss you, unless they do the big sweep with their big head, though you should be able to avoid that with a quick backstep.

                • Speculation, but the growths on the biggest snake, main body perhaps, look like Insect eggs. We also have smaller snakes possessing or infecting humans known as "Vermin" Host. As to why they are snake vermin and not league bug vermin, maybe the bugs infect the snakes? The big snakes do look like it has bug eggs on it.

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