Black Fire Orb is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls 3. To cast a Pyromancy you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancies.

Black Fire Orb

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 22
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 20 Intelligence/ 20 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Pyromancy discovered by grave wardens after High Lord Wolnir fell to the Abyss.

Hurls a black fireball.

The black flame inflicts dark damage, striking targets with weighty force.


Acquired From





  • This spell deals dark damage, not fire. It is a very good spell for damaging enemies weak to Dark.
  • In all other ways, it is simply a stronger version of Fire Orb.
  • Damage is boosted by the Witch's Ring and the Great Swamp Ring.
  • Damage is boosted by the Dark Clutch Ring.
  • Damage is boosted by the Lloyd's Sword Ring (when HP is full, of course).
  • Damage could be boosted by either Power Within spell or Carthus Beacon spell.
  • For example: with Pyromancy Flame +10, Int/Faith 30/30 and all four above-mentioned rings equipped does 787 dark damage.
|  Acid Surge  | |  Black Flame  | |  Black Serpent  | |  Boulder Heave  | |  Bursting Fireball  | |  Carthus Beacon  | |  Carthus Flame Arc  | |  Chaos Bed Vestiges  | |  Chaos Storm  | |  Fire Ball  | |  Fire Orb  | |  Fire Surge  | |  Fire Whip  | |  Fireball  | |  Firestorm  | |  Flame Fan  | |  Floating Chaos  | |  Great Chaos Fire Orb  | |  Great Combustion  | |  Iron Flesh  | |  Poison Mist  | |  Power Within  | |  Profaned Flame  | |  Profuse Sweat  | |  Purification  | |  Rapport  | |  Sacred Flame  | |  Seething Chaos  | |  Toxic Mist  | |  Warmth  |

    • 14 Dec 2016 04:24  

      i still think it's a little broken that pyromancers get fire and dark damage, both scale with int and faith, and they use the same catalyst. meanwhile sorcerers only get magic and if they want to use dark effectively they need a different staff and for max damage they have to put points in faith... cmon man...

      • 09 Nov 2016 09:38  

        Surprised almost no one uses this thing. It deals same damage of great chaos fireball, minus lava, it's pure dark and has great guardbreaking ability. Overall pretty good.

        • 26 Oct 2016 22:01  

          Its real value is its single slot and dark aspect, giving you an additional way to take out fire resistant enemies. Fire orb is still more FP efficient, so use that instead when burst damage isn't required and the enemy isn't resistant to fire.

          It also has the innate guard breaking properties, giving it another utility use. Overall, a Fire Orb + Black Fire Orb is 2 slots of versatile damage and efficient FP spells which will give you more mileage than chaos fire orb and chaos bed vestiges (Though those spells have other unique uses warranting their slots) but in terms of raw ranged damage, strongly consider this pyromancy

          • whoa this spell is awesome18 Jul 2016 10:10  

            This spell with 30/30 int/faith nuked the dancer so hard she never even summoned her second sword it felt like i was fighting yhrom

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