Lumbricus Lid

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The worm has turned, gentlemen!
The Soldier

The Lumbricus Lid, pronounced \ˈləm-brə-kəs\, is a promotional cosmetic item for the Soldier. It is a webbed helmet adorned with Worms-style eyebrows and a Worms drawing. It also includes the "Holy Hand Grenade" which replaces the Soldier's default frag grenades on his chest.

This hat was awarded to those players who purchased Worms: Reloaded before September 2, 2010.

Performing the Kamikaze taunt with this hat equipped will play the "Hallelujah" sound from the Worms series, originally from Handel's Messiah, and display a unique kill icon (Killicon hhg.png).

The kill icon was contributed by Psyke.

Update history

August 25, 2010 Patch

  • [Undocumented] The Lumbricus Lid was added to the game.

August 26, 2010 Patch

  • Fixed the Lumbricus Lid not playing the correct sound during the Equalizer taunt.

January 7, 2011 Patch

  • The Lumbricus Lid was given its own Kamikaze taunt kill icon.

December 15, 2011 Patch (Australian Christmas 2011)

September 17, 2014 Patch

  • Added the Limited attribute to the Lumbricus Lid.


  • Lumbricus is the genus for an earthworm family that mainly resides in European countries.
  • The Worm design on the helmet is the "Steal" weapon icon from Worms: Reloaded.
  • The helmet itself is an American M1 helmet. It is known for being the main service helmet of the U.S Army and Marine Corps from 1941 until 1985.
    • The mesh on the lid was based off of WWII paratroop or Amphibious Reconnaissance Battalion helmets. The mesh allowed the soldiers to put camouflage on their helmet; i.e., leaves, branches, and assorted ferns.
  • The 'Holy Hand Grenades' are also known as Globus crucigers. It symbolises Christ's (the cross) dominion over the world (the orb), literally held in the dominion of an earthly ruler (or sometimes celestial being such as an angel).


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