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The Parasitic Wall Hugger is an enemy encountered in Dark Souls.


The Parasitic Wall Hugger is located in Blighttown, past the first bonfire if approaching from the Depths, outside the vertical tunnel. It guards the Power Within pyromancy.


The Parasitic Wall Hugger is a large, insect-like creature found clinging to a wall in Blighttown. Attached to six lethal claws is a bulbous mass of dark-red coloration with thin tentacle-like hairs, feeling the air around it.


  • As the Parasitic Wall Hugger does not attack the player until they are in melee range, it can be attacked with impunity through ranged attacks, such as pyromancies, sorceries, or arrows. The Lightning Spear miracle is also very effective.
  • Attacking it in melee range is riskier but certainly possible.
  • A safe method is to climb up a nearby ladder and enter an area that leads to its exposed and completely defenseless underside.

Enemy information[]


Respawn No
Backstab No
Damage Types Thrust


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Head Thrash 459 Thrust None No Both Fast
Leg Stab 450 Thrust None No Both Fast


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Regular Defense Strike Defense Slash Defense Thrust Defense Magic Defense Fire Defense Lightning Defense Poison Toxic Bleed
246 308 185 246 147 246 147 B B D

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


  • The Power Within pyromancy the Parasitic Wall Hugger guards can be picked up without killing the creature if the player is quick enough.
  • Attacking this creature provides no visual nor audio clues as to whether it is receiving damage. Its health bar is situated high above its body and cannot be seen in most instances.


  • In internal game files, this enemy is referred to as "Prince Izalith" (プリンスイザリス).