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

Black Serpent

Spell Type

Pyromancy

Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 19
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 15 Intelligence/ 15 Faith
Type Ranged Attack

 

 

Pyromancy discovered from the Abyss by High Lord Wolnir that inspired the black arts of the grave wardens. 

Releases undulating black flames that trace the ground.

Be it sorcery or pyromancy, all techniques that infringe on humanity lead to the same place. That is to say, they all seek a will of their own.

 

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Notes

  • It deals roughly 185 dark damage with a 10+ flame and 165 with a un-upgraded flame.
  • This spell has some very peculiar homing properties, they will most of the time home fairly well, but can outright swerve away from targets.
  • This spell travels across surfaces, mainly the floor but also up walls, down walls, over and around all obstacles.
Pyromancies
|  Acid Surge  | |  Black Fire Orb  | |  Black Flame  | |  Boulder Heave  | |  Bursting Fireball  | |  Carthus Beacon  | |  Carthus Flame Arc  | |  Chaos Bed Vestiges  | |  Chaos Storm  | |  Fire Ball  | |  Fire Orb  | |  Fire Surge  | |  Fire Whip  | |  Fireball  | |  Firestorm  | |  Floating Chaos  | |  Great Chaos Fire Orb  | |  Great Combustion  | |  Iron Flesh  | |  Poison Mist  | |  Power Within  | |  Profaned Flame  | |  Profuse Sweat  | |  Purification  | |  Rapport  | |  Sacred Flame  | |  Toxic Mist  | |  Warmth  |

 




    • 28 Oct 2016 18:54

      For the love of god they need to increase the cast time on this or some other type of nerf, everyone uses it and spams the ***** out of it, it's hard to get close, and even if you do I find that they can usually cast it again, right after. I started using it after I saw how disgusting it was, and boom, like magic I was winning duels left and right. No spell should be THAT effective.

      • Now TOO strong?05 Sep 2016 15:41

        Now i've seen multiple ganks that got 2 pyros just spamming it.<br/>I would suggest just increasing the damage and not an instant stagger of the enemy as it is quite OP if you got 2-3 people just spamming it and someone with a crystal soul spear.<br/><br/>Of course you can say "git gud" but does it improve it being spammed in ganks?<br/>I wanna see you try going against 2 pyros spamming it while one is pressuring you with a sword as a meele build that aims for parries.<br/><br/>If you can do it without any help, I'll accept it and will try to "get gud"

        • Amazing02 Sep 2016 17:04

          Fought some guy earlier who was deflecting spells like a boss. I used this, he deflected it, rushed me and the thing made a u-turn and hit him in the back just as I was casting the second one. Comboed into black flame for a KO

          • Manual aiming?26 May 2016 06:22

            Anyone else noticed that this thing seems to change direction based on where you look after it's been cast if you unlock? I can't tell if this is just me but I tried it out a firelink and almost every time I cast it looked in a different direction and it followed that path.

            • Good PvP Material12 May 2016 10:29

              This is a solid mid/long range pyro for pvp. Like other pyro you wont get that far with it locked on, but when unlocked it can be very effective at catching people who are strafing you, if you aim and predict correctly. This pyro has a noticeable recovery so you should not use it at close range or when the enemy like to roll right at you.

              • Misleading notes17 Apr 2016 11:14

                Despite what the notes say, I've noticed this spell does NOT track in anyway whatsoever. It follows a predetermined path that suddenly veers to the right before adjusting back to its original course just before dissipating. This can cause the spell to miss seemingly vulnerable enemies.

                • Dark Scaling02 Apr 2016 07:34

                  Does anyone know if the scaling for the dark magic (pyro, sorc and miracles) is like DS2? (Lowest from INT / FAI)??<br/>Because in the DARK GEM description says its scales from faith.

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