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

      12 Sep 2021 13:06  

      does this thing's light stagger freakin' Manus? i had it on my head from traveling around in the dark and when i fought him, he would, rarely(twice in the whole fight) step back slowly with a hand to his face..

      • 16 Apr 2021 04:14  

        Just don’t talk to Solair at Anor Londo. Go and kill the chaos bugs and one of them is guaranteed to drop the Sunlight maggot. Then go warp back to Anor Londo, talk to him by the bonfire and you’ll save him.

        • Anonymous

          25 Apr 2020 15:31  

          Any reason to bother with solaire he is toataly unessary you dont even need to go kill him just ignore him and let him enjoy having a magot for a head

          • Anonymous

            28 May 2019 14:09  

            If you don't have the spells to hit the maggots, go to Ash Lake and chop off the stone dragon's tail. It won't become hostile. Take the Dragon Greatsword and use the fully charged R2 to hit the Sunlight Maggot through the door.

            • Anonymous

              24 Feb 2019 19:49  

              Failed to kill the maggot in time, went up against Solaire and had to kill him. But didn't get the maggot. Went back to the room the maggots appeared first in and it was back there. With red eyes and all. Just a tips if you somehow didn't get it.

              • Anonymous

                30 Jan 2019 19:13  

                No need to waste 30 humanities. Simply use Poison Mist or White Dragon breath on a middle part of the gate and kill the maggot. If you did it right you'll see maggot's life ticking away. Then kill Firesage demon travel through lost Izalith kill or run past titanite demon on the bridge and pick up your ugly headdress. Anyone who kills Solaire doesn't deserve to live and won't get his help fighting big fire bug . Not like anyone actually need his help but I love to summon him for jolly coop.

                • Anonymous

                  04 Jun 2018 03:04  

                  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

                    25 May 2018 17:47  

                    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 00:26  

                      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 00:38  

                        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 04:06  

                          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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