Parasitic Headgear

An egg implanted on the head by a type of parasite bearing eggs on its back.
The nightmare begins with a slight itch on the head, and soon the parasite will be siphoning the souls of slain enemies.
Unless you find this amusing, quickly use Egg Vermifuge to purge it.

 

Location:

  • Acquired from egg carriers in Demon Ruins and Blighttown.
    • Walk up to a moving egg carrier, and let him grab you, to be infected.
    • Your character will start scratching their head as an idle animation if the infection was successful, it then hatches after about 5 minutes.
  • The egg head consumes half your earned souls, even after it evolves, and will evolve after it consumes 100,000 souls.
    • This makes it a total of 200,000 souls, 100k for you and 100k for the parasite.
    • By consuming collected souls the total amount is only 100,000.
  • No helmet or normal headgear can be worn while you are infected with the egg head.
    • If you use the Dragon Head Stone before you get infected, the dragon head will still be there when you cure the egg (unless you died in the meantime). The dragon breath attack is also unavailable while the egg covers it.

 

Usage

  • After the egg hatches, Eingyi will sell you the cure, some pyromancy spells and a pyromancy glove.
  • Eingyi will also give you an Egg Vermifuge for free, every time you get a new Egg Head.
  • After the egg evolves, the kick animation (Forward + R1/RB) is replaced by a larvae bite attack.
  • The Larvae attack cannot be used to infect other players, unfortunately.

 

Remove

  • The egg head is removed at any time by consuming an Egg Vermifuge.

 

 

 




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    • I'm sad this doesn't give some kind of stat boost and protection. wish it gave a boost to vit and phys resistance after it was leveled up xD
      I ALSO wish you could infect NPCs and such.

      • Anonymous

        The egg evolves from soul items and kills, and I believe from feeding items to Frampt. Just evolving the egg will not get you a pyromancy flame from Eingyi, you need 11 int. It doesn't seem like you need to even max evolve it, but I haven't tested it. Before it hatched I was able to buy the pyromancies, so likely can get the flame without wasting the time.

        • Anonymous

          雪花飘飘北风啸啸
          xuěhuā piāo piāo běi fēng xiào xiào

          天地一片苍茫
          Tiāndì yīpiàn cāngmáng

          一剪寒梅
          yī jiǎn hánméi

          傲立雪中
          ào lì xuě zhōng

          只为伊人飘香
          zhǐ wèi yīrén piāo xiāng

          爱我所爱无怨无悔
          ài wǒ suǒ ài wú yuàn wú huǐ

          此情长留
          cǐ qíng cháng liú

          心间
          xīn jiān

          雪花飘飘北风啸啸
          xuěhuā piāo piāo běi fēng xiào xiào

          天地一片苍茫
          tiāndì yīpiàn cāngmáng

          一剪寒梅
          yī jiǎn hánméi

          傲立雪中
          Ào lì xuě zhōng

          只为伊人飘香
          zhǐ wèi yīrén piāo xiāng

          爱我所爱无怨无悔
          ài wǒ suǒ ài wú yuàn wú huǐ

          此情长留
          cǐ qíng cháng liú

          心间
          xīn jiān

          • Anonymous

            Does it alter the size of your head hitbox or negate headshots, or does it do absolutely nothing in this regard? I am suspecting neither, but it would be cool if it "protected your head" or something like that.

            • Anonymous

              playing on item randomizer, decided to get this so i could see what items i would get from him...

              "The egg head is removed at any time by consuming an Egg Vermifuge."

              *REALIZATION MOMENT*

              • Anonymous

                Just killed the black hydra in ash Lake on NG+1 with egg head and only got 1 dragon scale? Is that because of the egg head?

                • A note about the larvae bite attack - it does considerably more poise damage than the kick. It can do enough poise damage to flinch the Tauros demon in the Undead Burg, as well as doing enough poise damage to the large mushrooms in Darkroot Garden for a handaxe quick attack to cause flinch.

                  Tested with a level 1 pyromancer.

                  • Anonymous

                    I think it would have been cool if you could infect other players, slowly spreading the parasite like the plague

                    • Anonymous

                      it sucks that the new kick animation doesn't infect other players cause that would make this mechanic more well known and interesting

                      • Anonymous

                        This sucks dude I’m still playing og darks souls and I never knew about this I was just chilling on this new character that I made which was one of my favourites, I had killed ornstein last and hit his armour which was a first for me and I got the black knight halberd drop. I went to go kill the 4 kings took me two tries got the dark hand and tried stealing humanity from that egg sack dude in quelaags domain accidentally killed him went outside in the demon ruins get grappled by on of the egg sack guys go to kill ceaseless discharge and right when I enter I have a egg on my head and can’t do anything about it........gotta love dark souls am I right?

                        • Anonymous

                          Is the egg a helmet item you can put on like Leeroys headpiece? Or do you need to be infected again with another 100.000 souls toget after getting rid of it?

                          • Anonymous

                            So the souls thing is wrong. I've had the egg for around 2 hours now. Haven't lost any souls. I've been killing demons before the izalith door. Also im not getting the worm instead of kick either

                            • Anonymous

                              Prettt sure the part about souls isn't true. I normally just go afk when I get infected and let the egg happen. I'm talking just beat qulaag as first boss so 20ksouls max...

                              • Anonymous

                                Wtf... invaded a gravelord on Undead Parrish and got instakilled by an unknown weapon that cursed me and left me with this stupid egghead... Fuck me...

                                • Anonymous

                                  I was in the Undead Burg playing for the first time, touched a white sign, got moved to a different place, and I got this + some curse + my weapon broke I believe. Absolutely horrible first experience. If you see a sign, do not touch it, or you will have to delete your character and start over.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    This egg is awesome. Adds a new challenge to the game if you are feeling extra cynical (earn 50% less souls) & this egg is sexy AF.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      if only there were a dragon stone-esque item that let you grapple people. it would deal damage, similarly to the dark hand, but instead of stealing humanity, it infects them with an egg. then, unless they get rid of it, the egg steals 50% of their souls and half of the stolen souls goes to you. upon reaching maturity, the egg starts giving all of the stolen souls to you. it would probably only work if you were a chaos servant, maybe you would need to be at least a cs+1 or even +2, and egg vermifuge would need to become more available because of greifers. maybe add weaker versions that are available earlier on but only work if the egg isnt matured or if the egg hasn't formed yet. Darkwraiths get their theiving gimmick, chaos servants get this one. ikt would make a good way to counter the soul loss from your own egg and would give people a reason to be an egg-bearer ass it would potentially get you massive amounts of souls, or none.maybe it could cost souls to implant the parasite, so it's more of a trade-off for giving someone the parasite. plus, since chaos servants aren't explicitly invaders, you could give invaders to your world, npcs and ai invaders egg heads. the ai characters would surely either cure it or go mad, but they wouldn't go to their original hollowing spots, instead making their way to quelaag's domain. they would be friendly until you betray them by curing yourself, and they would attempt to infect you again by ambushing you at certain locations that they would expect you to be, like petrus would try to get you in the tomb of the giants, griggs in sen's fortress, using his stealth sorceries to sneak up on you, lorentius in the demon ruins, etc. such a massive missed opportunity that resulterd in just a goofy head and silly kick attack at the price of your precious souls. i recommend just using it as fashion once your build is done, otherwise you just waste your souls.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I got implanted by the Egg and soon, my life turned around. I was just a mad hollow, but now I'm Lord of Cinder and all the hot hollow girls want to touch my +10 Raw Greatsword. Get infected today!

                                        • Anonymous

                                          There is a fast way to evolve the egg. Just do a soul dupe glitch. I recently farm to evolve it out of curiosity, when suddenly the egg evolved at 85 k souls. I remembered i use a soul of a hero and a soul of a brave warrior. Still need confirmation.

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Thanks for this entry. I got invaded and hit by this weapon which cursed me and gave me this egg thing. Thank you so much.

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