Sunlight Maggot

icon_prot_phy.png 6 Poise Resistence 0
Strike Protection 6 Bleed Resistence 0
Slash Protection 6 Poison Resistence 0
Thrust Protection 6 Curse Resistence 0
Magic Protection 5 Durability 80
Fire Protection 24 Weight 1.4
Lightning Protection 13    

Sunlight Maggot is a Helm in Dark Souls.


Sunlight Maggot Description

"A loathsome parasite that inhabits Lost Izalith. It is completely immobile, yet still lives. When worn on the head, it emanates blinding light, which is why it is known as a Sunlight Maggot."



How to Get / Where to Find Sunlight Maggot

  • Obtainable by using the shortcut from Demon Ruins to Lost Izalith (Requires "Chaos Servant +2").
  • Also obtainable through exploration behind the Titanite Demon in Lost Izalith (Does NOT require "Chaos Servant +2").
  • There are total of 9 insects on both sides of the shortcut door, the one with the red eyes will drop it.
  • It can only be received once each play-through, since the ninth bug will not respawn.
  • Drops from Chaos Bug (Guaranteed - Demon Ruins or Lost Izalith)




  • Cannot be upgraded
  • Emanates light when used as a helmet, very useful for dark places.
  • Can be traded to Snuggly the Crow for the Old Witch's Ring.



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    • Anonymous

      04 Jun 2018 09:04  

      Solaire can be saved as you need to kill all of these things and the infestations. By doing so Solaire will introduce you a dialogue of disappointment in his speech and gets depressed. But you'll save him nevertheless. By doing so you have a brother in arm in summoning him for the final boss fight of the game.
      Failing to get rid of the infestation for a first run through will result in him getting the helm and going insane and hollowed turning hostile towards you. Not sure if he drops it if you killed him but you will lose him as a buddy to fight with in the endgame.

      • Anonymous

        02 Jun 2018 21:45  

        Love this headpiece, I kill solaire every time in Anor Londo before I get here because I want to get it before him! Greedy cuck.

        • Anonymous

          25 May 2018 23:47  

          You simply have to kill it before he gets to where it was in any way. Whatever you do, don't talk to him at the bonfire after the centipede demon fight if you haven't killed it. That guarentees failure!

          • Anonymous

            01 May 2018 06:26  

            I'm pretty sure that there is a way to save Solaria, i don't know were i heard it so it might not be true.

            • Anonymous

              19 Feb 2018 06:38  

              After killing solaire I took this thing dropped it, and started swinging my sword at it hoping solaire would come back ;-;

              • Anonymous

                02 Sep 2017 10:06  

                Unbelievably valuable piece of equipment when acquire before attempting Tombs. Unlike the skull lantern, the sunlight maggot allows a player to explore Tombs with a constant light regardless of action while playing having both hands free to equip a shield and weapon.. now how cool is that?

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