Burrowing Rockworms are an enemy in Dark Souls.


They are encountered in Demon Ruins.


Rockworms are large, centipede-like enemies that burst forth from the ground, walls and ceilings. They spit a corrosive acid that greatly damages equipment, possess mandibles for grabbing, and utilize a mouth for devouring. Those who come too near may receive a rough bashing from its tough, dome-shaped cap.


  • The one located next to the bonfire does not respawn.
  • Like many enemies found in the Demon Ruins, they are highly resistant to Fire.
  • They are vulnerable to the toxic effect, making Dung Pies a very easy way to dispose of them (about 2 per enemy).
  • They can only drop their items on the first death therefore being a poor choice for "farming".

Enemy InformationEdit


Respawn Yes & No
Backstab No
Damage Types Regular / Strike
Abilities It's attacks can easily deplete equipment durability. Can grab the player.


Attack Damage Attack Type Status Effect Parryable Tracking Attack Speed
Body Slam 575 Strike None No Neither Medium
Corroding Spit 495 Regular None No Neither Medium
Grab 345 Regular None No Neither Medium
Left Slam 656 Strike None No Neither Medium


Physical Defenses Elemental Defenses Resistances
Def atk phy Def atk strike Def atk slash Def atk thrust Def sorc mag Def sorc fire Def sorc lght Def res poi Def res toxic Def res bleed
418 418 522 418 292 835 315 D D A

These stats are sourced from FuturePress's Official Dark Souls Strategy Guide.


Item Green Titanite Shard
Green Titanite Shard
Green Titanite Shard
Green Titanite Shard  ×2
Item Red Titanite Chunk
Red Titanite Chunk
Drop Rate 25.81% 4.76% 5%