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  • Maggot item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Bait Power22%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell5 SC
Research5 required
  • Internal Item ID: 4363 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Maggots are critters that replace Worms in the Graveyard mini-biome and fall off of Maggot Zombies when hit. The Maggot has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

The Maggot can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Maggot Cage). Once crafted, the Maggot cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

The Maggot can be used as bait for fishing, with 22% bait power.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Maggot CageMaggot Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand


  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for the Maggot: "An unsavory larval bug which feasts on dead, rotting matter. Fish are somewhat attracted to these."



  1. "Excellent! Someone's finally come by to take some of these maggots off my hands."