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 it's head 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.
  • The egg head will also make you more vulnerable to fire damage. (Tested with lava damage; with and without armor: Damage taken per tick stays the same, with or without egg head)
  • 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.




    • 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...

            • Anonymous

              23 Jun 2018 21:20  

              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

                31 May 2018 02:45  

                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

                  28 May 2018 17:42  

                  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

                    13 May 2018 12:24  

                    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

                      11 Jan 2018 17:23  

                      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

                        01 Jul 2017 10:52  

                        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

                          Thank God19 Jun 2016 23:31  

                          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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