Giant Fly


Enemy Type Insect
Weakness Fire, Hit in the air
Resistances ??
Immune ??

Giant Fly is an Enemy in Dark Souls 3.


Giant Fly Enemy Description

  • Found in the Ashes of Ariandel DLC.
  • A giant fly with human-like limbs and face.


Giant Fly Combat Information

  • Has a grabbing attack that will plant maggots in you that cause bleed build-up.
  • Spit maggots at you. They telegraph this by flashing their eyes. If hit, causes bleed build-up.
    • Should you get infested with bleed maggots just take out the torch and they'll fall off immediately. 
  • Takes twice as much damage if hit in the air.
  • Cannot be Rapported.


Giant Fly Notes & Trivia

  • They sometimes drop Human Pine Resin, suggesting that these things were once human.
  • Like flies, they are usually found near the rot in the Painted World.


Giant Fly Variations

Variation Name

Location Drops
 Painted World of Ariandel

331 (NG)

397 (NG+)


   Human Pine Resin (Rare)


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    • Anonymous

      09 Jun 2020 18:40  

      If you invade someone, you can go up to one of these and use the lie down gesture in front of it and it looks like it's sucking your *****, complete with sound effects.

      • Anonymous

        17 Feb 2020 00:14  

        Never thought I'd find a room in a Fromsoft game that disturbed me more than the Cathedral full of spiders in the Nightmare Frontier, but the warehouse full of botflies definitely trumps it. Bravo From, bravo.

        • 02 Nov 2018 16:34  

          I don't believe they were human once. i believe they became human-like after consuming fluids of men. They look more akin to Ornifex we found in Dark Souls II.

          • Anonymous

            21 Jul 2018 18:40  

            Without a torch: Gwyn! Why have you forsaken me?! With a torch it’s more like spending ten fucking hours looking for that crank.

            • Anonymous

              26 Mar 2018 15:06  

              I dont understand people complaining about basement. When I dropped there, I had just upgraded claymore to +10 and swinging it blindly for 5 minutes made me feel like Guts from Berserk. Sucks I didnt have greatsword.
              What actually bugged me is that it seems flies are malformed children of this painting as they sometimes let out childish screams. Kinda want to pity them, but after getting maggots all over myself, simply cant do that.
              Oh yeah, it seems if you shoot one midair with a bow, u get a crit on them. Might be headshot though, but it works almost every time.

              • Anonymous

                25 Mar 2018 18:50  

                For some reason, seeing the maggot puke makes my skin crawl, but I'm not even phased by the maggot creatures in Irithyll dungeon and Cathedral of the Deep.

                • Anonymous

                  23 Jan 2018 16:56  

                  That *****ing room with the decomposed bodies where there are 30 of them... I couldn't see jack***** the first time and died cause of bleed procs. As if fighting 3 millwood knights near a cliff just before that wasn't enough.

                  • Anonymous

                    22 Jan 2018 21:12  

                    These *****ers caused me to yell louder than that time I died to a 1cm health-bar nameless king. And here I thought it couldn't get worse than those damn frog things. Had to resort to muting the game and wearing a blindfold, completely relying on target lock to clear them.

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Nov 2017 22:17  

                      Whenever they lunge just roll INTO them with any piece of the armor of thorns. The weak damage isn't the point, the point is that they get stunned and pretty much get one-shot by anything.

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