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.



  • 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.



  • 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.



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




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    • Anonymous

      10 Apr 2021 19:59  

      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."


      • Anonymous

        01 Feb 2021 16:27  

        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?

        • 31 Jan 2021 11:10  

          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

            04 Dec 2020 00:58  

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

            • Anonymous

              03 Oct 2019 19:57  

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

              • Anonymous

                23 Jul 2019 23:51  

                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

                  28 Apr 2019 23:54  

                  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

                    19 Mar 2019 18:59  

                    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

                      13 Mar 2019 07:38  

                      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...

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