Rotten Vermin

HP NG: 3,000
NG+: ?
NG+7: 10,600
Weakness Lightning
Resistance Thrust Attacks
Respawns YES

Rotten Vermin is an enemy in Dark Souls 2.


Rotten Vermin Information

"A queen of the species of giant corrosive ants native to Jugo. Only one exists in Drangleic; its presence in The Gutter seems to suggest that it began its life in the laboratory of Lord Aldia's mansion and eventually outlived its usefullness"

This massive insect queen doesn't do much but stand inside the cave, with no attacks to speak of. Her corrosive gas can heal poison, but at the cost of depleting your equipment durability. She is guarded by hostile poison ticks.

The insect is probably related to the creation of Poison Brumer throughout Earthen Peak, Shrine of Amana and the large prototype in Aldia's Keep, they're to release corrosive or poison gas, while Lord Aldia deployed them in Amana to fend off intruders, Queen Mytha modified the brumers by placing the brumers into poisonous area in order to feed her dying wish for beauty.






Strategy Tips

  • Kill her from distance with bow or magic, or use her as advantage for curing poison. She does not fight back. The trio of Poison Horn Beetlesstop respawning when this enemy is slain.


Move Set

  • Expel Mist: Cures poison while corroding gear .



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    • 18 Apr 2019 04:07  

      Contrary to what people are saying, the bug itself isn't saying "I love you" or anything of the sort. The sound you hear is the default sound for "enemy nearby" when wearing the Ring of Whispers.

      • Anonymous

        17 Nov 2017 18:27  

        Use the Ring of Whispers. You'll hear the giant bug here growl at you 3 times repeatedly.

        I wondered what it said, so I recorded it, sped up the play back, and im fairly certain it says "I love you."

        • Anonymous

          23 Oct 2017 14:35  

          Explanation to this:

          Just in front of the cage where you find this insect, is a fog gate... The fog gate leads to just another area of the gutter.

          What I think is that, the fog gate was planned to be a boss fog gate, and the boss would've been this giant insect (or something else). But the monster is incomplete so they didn't make it a boss. (it doesn't respond to attacks until it's dead)

          • Anonymous

            i killed it05 Sep 2016 02:46  

            I killed the rat king thinking I would make the cat lady sell the flying feline boots the I found this and killed it :(

            • Anonymous

              An alternate idea.29 Aug 2016 10:56  

              Would have been interesting if by your initial choice to kill or let live affected what happens in The Gulch. Say... While it's alive, it's mist is keeping those worms down below asleep. Or even perhaps the squid like creatures hiding in the tar pits.

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