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

      17 Feb 2020 06:14  

      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 21:34  

        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

          22 Jul 2018 00:40  

          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 21:06  

            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

              26 Mar 2018 00:50  

              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 22:56  

                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

                  23 Jan 2018 03:12  

                  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

                    01 Dec 2017 04:17  

                    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.

                    • Anonymous

                      22 Apr 2017 08:55  

                      The WA for the Follower Torch is one of the best weapons on these guys in the basement of the chapel, because the flame AoE can stop multiple enemies flying approaching you at once, and can kill them in 1-2 hits even without any upgrading. Not to mention just holding the torch negates the maggot bleed build up.

                      • Anonymous

                        25 Feb 2017 21:12  

                        The first couple of times I encountered these bugs I killed them quickly and that was that. The part where I fell into the pit with about 20-30 of them gave me nightmares for two days.

                        • Anonymous

                          05 Nov 2016 11:14  

                          Some tips on killing these please, I went to the chamber with lots of them and the whole swarm comes flying at me if I kill just 1 of them. They are easy enough to kill but they do that sting attack which deals a lot of damage as well as putting nematodes that cause INSANE bleeding. I couldn't rapport them, but they did get lured by the Skull (although it lasts for very short while). Are they weak to anything? like fire could make those dogs immobile?

                          • Anonymous

                            31 Oct 2016 05:34  

                            Most disturbing, yet well-designed enemy in the DLC imo. Their fly-like movements are perfectly done, and their creepy semi-human nature makes them so much worse than just large insects would be. Combine that with the vastly unsettling places you encounter them, and this is an enemy to really make your skin crawl.

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