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

Floating Chaos

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 20
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1

16 Intelligence / 16 Faith

Type Ranged Attack



Pyromancer Dunnel was fascinated by this ceremonial art employed by the clerics of the Smouldering Lake.

Summons a fire-spitting chaos orb.

Chaos burns away in the blink of an eye, but was the primordial life born in the Bed of Chaos, and a grievous symbol of Izalith's sin.


Acquired From




  • Judging by the description, this is the spell used by the machete-wielding 4-armed demons in Smouldering Lake.
  • If your cast speed is fast enough, it is possible to have two out at the same time.
|  Acid Surge  | |  Black Fire Orb  | |  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  | |  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  |


    • 08 Feb 2017 16:53  

      As a intFth 40/40 Pyro I spammed Floating Chaos without one swing of my sword through all 3 phases of Sister Friede Boss fight and kept NPC GAEL alive to the end. Used 2 Estus and 5 Ashen Estus. Didn't use any other pyromancy.

      • 15 Dec 2016 02:25  

        this spell seems to do heavy poise damage - tested on the lord of cinder, shooting 3 of them causes him to stun.
        tested out with other pyromancys and at the same damage thresholds he would not stun

        • 13 Dec 2016 13:30  

          I actually like this spell quite a bit. Pretty much always gets an attunement slot for itself due to how useful it really is for setting up other pyromancy and further aggression.
          Of course it won't be useful if you just cast it and expect results without doing anything else, that's you using it wrong especially in a PvP situation.
          One way I've used the spell against lone hosts in invasions/duels is casting two in a row at slightly different angles at a quick succession, rushing closer to cast Black Serpent since if they stop to attack me on approach they get hit by a Floating Chaos shot. Throwing a Chaos Orb or the Chaos Bed after the target as they are dodging or stunned by a hit gives birth for a pretty nice combo.
          Then there's when people actually try and chase after you as you're casting. If you get it out without interruption, roll back and if they come after you there are three chances for them to get stunned into a Great Combustion/Black Flame for massive damage from the Parting Flame.

          Really encourage giving this one a SHOT... Okay that was awful but you know what? Sue me.

          • 01 Dec 2016 15:59  

            I don't know if there was a patch to this spell or what, either way it is useful as hell. In PVE its a monster against bosses and stationary targets. In PVP it shines to keep your opponent moving, draining their stamina and if you manage to get 3 off in a close proximity match, "decent" damage and stuns. The cast time is a problem, but only if you don't know how to use Iron Flesh or make them dodge before trying to cast it AT RANGE. Little tip, watch how Dunnel uses the spell.

            • 01 Nov 2016 21:17  

              enemy casts floating chaos. rolls out of way. orb shoots in random direction. shoots 5 shots. some how they hit me when it's shooting the opposite direction. deals about 200 damage against full lorians set. FAIR AND BALANCED

              • 30 Oct 2016 04:29  

                I haven't tested this in PvP, but some of the more taciturn bosses in the game are a joke if you just spam this spell. It's literally the cheese kill tactic for Pyromancers. Even more useful when summoned as a helper phantom. You can pile damage on bosses and direct their attention towards you, then just dodge away. I tested this solo on the Dancer and it was one of my easiest runs, and co-op'ed dancer for an even easier support kill. Was running Witch ring, Swamp Ring, and Fire Clutch. The damage per shot is poor, but it's the fact it's cheap to cast and piles damage easily that makes it worthwhile.

                • 27 Oct 2016 21:50  

                  I cant.. All I see is a Lazy cop-out spell. This should of been in the base game.... Instead of getting some cool much needed new Dark Pyro spell(s) we get this...

                  • 27 Oct 2016 04:41  

                    You can keep up to 3 of them firing, an interesting spell in the hands of a more supportey role. Awful damage, but the pressure it can apply is cool, other than machinegunning at someone not attacking you, it's pretty bad, just because the damage is so horribly low

                    • 25 Oct 2016 01:06  

                      The NPC is an invader. So you have to be ember'd to be able to face him. Also don't kill the boss of the area (Champion something) or you will miss out on this Pyromancy.

                      Other than that, it's pretty great for mixups. I love this!

                      • 24 Oct 2016 21:28  

                        At 35/35 Int/Faith it attacks 3 times for around 49 damage per strike. Like any other spell it can be dodged, or blocked by the environment. Even with the ring that shortens casting time, it takes a good second to put it in the air.
                        Not as great as I hoped.

                        • 21 Oct 2016 09:01  

                          the damage output from this thing is probably gonna be horrible, as will be the lifespan duration.. but forcing an opponent to dodgeroll every couple of seconds is gonna be annoying as hell in PVP.

                          • 20 Oct 2016 17:05  

                            If this spell work like the one of the Smoldering Ghru, how will ennemies react? Will they attack the floating chaos, or will they just ignore it?
                            Because if they can attack it, it means that this spell can be both a turret and a lure.. Which is pretty cool.

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