Sunlight Maggot
Sunlight Maggot
Def atk phy 6.0 Def sorc mag 5.0
Def atk strike 6.0 Def sorc fire 24.0
Def atk slash 6.0 Def sorc lght 13.0
Def atk thrust 6.0
Def res poise Def res bleed Def res poi Def res cur
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Weight 1.4
Durability 80
Type Head Armor

The Sunlight Maggot is a unique head armor in Dark Souls.

In-Game Description

A loathsome parasite that inhabit Lost Izalith. It is completely immobile, yet still lives.
When worn on the head, it emanates blinding light, which is why it's known as a Sunlight Maggot.


The Sunlight Maggot is obtained as a drop from the red-eyed Chaos Bug, a unique mob that is found past the shortcut door separating the Demon Ruins from Lost Izalith (opening the door requires the player to have reached Rank 2 in the Chaos Servant covenant) or by going behind the Titanite Demon in Lost Izalith. There are total of nine Chaos Bugs on both sides of the shortcut door. The Sunlight Maggot can only be obtained once per playthrough, since the red-eyed Chaos Bug will not respawn.

It can also be obtained by killing Solaire of Astora if the red-eyed Chaos Bug has not been killed before speaking to him after killing the Centipede Demon.


The Sunlight Maggot emanates light when worn as a helmet, making it useful for exploring dark areas such as the Tomb of the Giants. It cannot be upgraded, however, and offers poor physical defense and resistances (with the exception of very high Fire resistance), limiting its utility to exploration. It can be used as an alternative to the Skull Lantern, as it does not sacrifice the ability to block and does not have to be cast like Cast Light.


Cannot be upgraded.

Variation Physical Def. Elemental Def. Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res bleed Def res poi Def res cur
Sunlight Maggot 6.0 6.0 6.0 6.0 5.0 24.0 13.0 0.0 0.0 0.0


  • The Sunlight Maggot can be traded to Snuggly the Crow once per playthrough for the Old Witch's Ring.
  • This item appears to be the "sun" Solaire of Astora is searching for, as he will go insane if you don't kill the chaos bug that drops this item and he can be seen wearing it and speaking of it as his sun.
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