Egg Carrier

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150 150 112 150 112
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150 112 C C C
HP 128 (NG+ 248)
Drops Egg Vermifuge

Egg Carrier is an Enemy in Dark Souls and Dark Souls Remastered. Enemies are hostile creatures that respawn when players rest at a Bonfire or upon death. Special enemies that do not respawn are classified as Bosses, Mini Bosses or Invaders.


Egg Carrier Description

These unfortunate souls crawling on all-fours are infected with a parasite that's causing large eggs to grow on their backs. They are mostly harmless as only a few will actively go after you without provocation, and the ones that do move so slowly that you can out-pace them with ease. If they attack you enough times successfully you'll be infected with the Egg Head affliction - more info on this can be found here. Killing them releases the Vile Maggots growing in their backs, and those creatures are small, hard to hit and are a general nuisance, so it's advised to avoid killing Egg Carriers at all where possible.




  • Grub Attack - the Egg Carrier latches onto the player while a maggot comes out of one of the eggs and bites.



Most are non-hostile, so just avoid them. Not worth the hassle of dealing with all those worms.



Location Health NG+ Souls NG+ Respawn
Quelaag's Domain 128 248 0 0 Yes
Demon Ruins 128 248 0 0 Yes



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    • Anonymous

      the real difficulty of Dark Souls is not having your stomach turn every time you respawn at the bonfire in demon ruins

      • Anonymous

        I used the evil eye rig and would poison myself as soon as I left the bonfire. I would then kill all 24 enemies on the way with soul arrows (they don’t do much to queelag) and I would be back to full health

        • Anonymous

          Guys relax with the strict advice to never kill them, after killing the bearer himself if you delay your next attack and time it right you can kill all 5 at once as soon as they spawn out. Any weapon can pull this off and the timing becomes stupidly easy after a couple of successful attempts. I often kill every one of them because it becomes really satisfying even though there’s not much reward...

          • Anonymous

            Wasn't expecting the nasty surprise when I killed the two outside Quelaag's domain. The Vile Maggots killed me faster than the boss did in any of my 6 attempts.

            • Anonymous

              Great Chaos Fireball is great for dealing with these if you want to kill them for some reason. The Lava Pools kill the little worms.

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