What affects the Brightbug’s duration


I have found that in some circumstances, when I use a Brightbug, the effect may last several minutes, but in other circumstances, it might only last 30 seconds.

Does anyone know what might affect the Brightbug effect's duration?

Best Answer

The answer is in the Dark Souls 2 Wiki. It states that:

*The duration of the effect is 120 seconds, not affected by the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring.

So the Brightbug's effect will last for 120 seconds, or 2 minutes, not affected by the Lingering Dragoncrest Ring. So it is supposedly last for two minutes, but it says that a glitch that may affect the duration is:

The brightbug's duration seems to reset each time the player saves, and quits his, or her game.

This should be the reason your Brightbug's effect's duration is being changed. I can say that your shortened time length is really a glitch. No one nor I can reproduce your problem. For some reason, your enchantments just reset the duration to a lower time period. You might need to file a bug report. I hope this helps you now!