Great Chaos 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.

Great Chaos Fire Orb

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 25
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 0 Intelligence/ 0 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Art of the Flame of Chaos, from Ancient Izalith. Hurls a great chaos fire orb.

Chaotic flame melts even great boulders, and creates a brief surge of molten lava on impact.

The Witch of Izalith and her daughters birthed the Flame of Chaos, but it devoured them along with their home.


Acquired From



  • Leaves behind a pool of lava for a time after it explodes. Pool deals 44.2% of fire orb on hit damage after ~1s and lingers for ~2s. Any enemy that enters this pool while it's active recives damage. 
  • The impact of the Orb can briefly stun/interrupt small-to-medium-sized enemies during their movements/attacks; very useful against aggressive enemies.
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    • 15 Mar 2017 13:43  

      When i played my "magic knight" build (pure melee focused on Moonlight GS) i've ran into a problem: magic resistant enemies and most importantly - bosses, including: Sages, Deacons and Aldrich.
      So, to compensate - i learned this spell. If its resistant to magic then i hope its not the same for fire.
      Efficiency against Sages and Deacons is qustionable, but this thing DESTROYS Aldrich when he's not moving.

      • 21 Feb 2017 05:12  

        With the only character I ever made, I was messing around and used my last respec to have all base stats, 14att and 60 fth/int plus I even sold all my spells to buy something. When I downloaded my save file to reset to the previous build it glitched out and I was stuck. I looked through the vendors and the only spell I hadn't bought was this one so I decided to go into NG+ with it. Guess what? I didn't respec back at the cathedral and went on to beat all bosses- almost all of them in my first try by lobbing this badass pyromancy at them that dealt 1.5k per 32 fp. Godly.

        • 04 Dec 2016 19:41  

          Chaos best vestiges makes this spell for pvp obsolete. If your a pyro build and you using this instead, your doing it wrong. That's from 130+ hrs of pyro expierience speaking

          • This thing is a real gamechanger!24 May 2016 02:19  

            Wow, i really thought that pyro isn't THAT strong in DS3, but as soon as you get this spell, most of the game is a peace of cake! It's good for bosses, pvp and all groups. Good damage and bearable FP-cost. :O

            • Wrote Note10 May 2016 05:57  

              In one of the notes it states "Pool applies damage only once" which is false. Pool can apply damage more than once as long as the target was not hit by the initial fireball. so if they walk into the pool just as its made they can be hit twice.

              • Insanely strong02 May 2016 12:03  

                This carried me through most of mid-to-end-game against any enemy who wasn't resistant to fire. The lava damage on top of the initial impact generally makes it stronger than Chaos Bed Vestiges.<br/><br/>In PvP, while any Fire Orb type spell is easy enough to dodge, the lava is where you can make things really tricky for your opponent. You can strategically place it so they'll run into it or alternatively have them focus too much effort watching the ground and follow up with a hit. If they decide to tank the lava damage, that normally puts them into kill range of Sacred Flame or a Critical Hit. Don't always just toss the orb straight at them, mix it up and throw it directly in front of your feet if you suspect they're going to dodge forward.<br/><br/>In any 2vX situation, chucking GCFBs from a safe distance at the ensuing chaos can definitely secure some kills if you've got a good melee partner distracting. Just be warned if you're an invader, since you might kill your 'teammate'.

                • Nice increment dear pyros24 Apr 2016 14:01  

                  Improves greatly over chaos orb around +50% damage. Deals 670 with 40/14 i/f and flame +7 and all three rings. Pretty ridiculous 1 shots almost anything, and I've not started with faith scalling yet :3

                  • grants bonus souls on kill?19 Apr 2016 06:56  

                    just got this spell and tried it on larva monsters around the chapel. interesting thing is that i normally had 790 souls from each larva monster(i have serpent ring and shield of want) but when i killed them with this spell, i was getting 950 souls per kill.

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