|HP||128 (NG+ 248)|
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.
- Egg Vermifuge (5% Chance)
- 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.
the real difficulty of Dark Souls is not having your stomach turn every time you respawn at the bonfire in demon ruins
they're very romantic
The best melee weapon to kill them is probably the Black Knight Greataxe
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
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...
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.
Bit odd how some of them need to be attacked to aggro them while others are already aggro
Ugh. It's my first playthrough and I hate the thought of growing an egg sack over my head!
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.