Immolation Tinder

118 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 40
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 20
100 icon-wp_stability.png 25
icon_weight.png 10.0
Aux None    
Requirements & Bonus
D D B -
18 18 12 12
weapon_type-icon.jpg Halberd damage_type-icon.jpg Thrust
skill-icon.jpg Punitive Flame icon_fp_cost.png 20 (-/-)

Immolation Tinder is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

Profaned Flame wielded by the Irithyllian witches, frigid spirits roaming the Boreal Valley.

This torch, both a weapon and a staff, is enshrouded in an everlasting flame.

Skill: Punitive Flame
Punish foes with a flame that blankets the ground.


Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Can be used to cast Sorceries.
  • Can not cast Pyromancies, contrary to its appearance.
  • The damage of the skill Punitive Flame is affected by Fire Clutch Ring.
  • Very long range, especially when one-handed. 2-handed has lower range but higher damage and the burning effect is triggered more often.
  • At 60 INT it has a spellbuff of 220.

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Immolation Tinder Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Spell Buff
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 118 - 75 - - 170 D D B - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
+1 131 - 84 - - 176 D D A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
+2 141 - 90 - - 181 D D A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
+3 164 - 105 - - 187 D D A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
+4 185 - 118 - - 192 D C A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
+5 206 - 132 - -  198 D C A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)

    • 11 Apr 2017 09:07  

      I'm running a build with 99 INT and this has a spellbuff of 232. I prefer this over the court sorceror staff despite that staff having over 250 spellbuff for me. Court Sorcerer Staff may do more magic damage, but the Tinder can also swat people with a facefull of fire. The versatility of the Tinder is the selling point of it, and it's well sold.

      • 29 Mar 2017 16:06  

        Perhaps this staff was initially an experiment made by someone who heard of the Lost Izalith Flame Sorcery, and so they thought up this thing.

        Clearly it is designed to be a Sorcery Staff, but Imbued with Pyromancy. The Idea was that the Fire Enchantment on the staff was supposed to coat Sorcery in Flame's when used as a Sorcery staff to crudely mimic the ancient art of the now lost Fire Pyromancies. It does appear to have worked to an extent when used by fire witches, but the player doesn't know how to use the weapons unique casting features, because when used by the player they can only either use the staff for normal sorcery or use the flame enchant on it in melee just not to the fullest extent of its power(which explains why it wont scale with faith.)


        • 16 Jan 2017 00:46  

          This thing is a powerhouse. One of the more versatile weapons in the game. All the attacks do thrust damage, so combined with the Leo Ring, this does an obscene amount of damage in PvP. Combined with its weapon art (like Black Serpent with less tracking) and ability to cast sorceries with a strong (but not the strongest) spell buff, the Immolation Tinder places itself in the upper end of weapon tiers.

          • 03 Dec 2016 02:28  

            Arguably the most versatile catalyst in the game, and potentially as deadly as the mother of all Halberds: GH. While you don't have GH's INSANE homing-sweep charge, you do gain an additional ranged attack with Punitive Flame, and though the damage is somewhat low (as is the WA cast speed), Punitive Flame does scale with INT, and has proven to be on par with unbuffed Chaos Fire Orbs immediate damage (Not the lingering lava damage, so Pyros can breathe easy) In the end, this affords any sorcerer build with an INT scaling fire based spell without consuming an attunement slot. Combine the WA with the Immolation Tinder's ability to interrupt its own combos with Farron Spamsword, and you've got yourself a killer at any range.

            The melee damage is obscene for a caster weapon, as the Immolation Tinder easily outclasses the MGS, even when MGS is being buffed by Scholar's Candlestick and Crown of Dusk. Also, the Immolation Tinder is 0.5 pounds lighter than the MGS, and fulfills the role of a catalyst. So technically, the Immolation Tinder is 2.5 pounds lighter than the equivalent MGS and Court Sorcerer's Staff.

            Spellbuff isn't top class, but it most certainly maintains a position ahead of middle class.

            Makes for a better torch than the Torch, and having a weaponized light source in Dark Souls is always a perk.

            All in all, the Immolation Tinder is one of my personal favorites, well worth a Titanite Slab. There is no shortage of tricks that this Halberd can pull off. Easily the most unpredictable weapon in PVP, even mores o than TPGS, as you can go from melee to casting at the flip of a switch. There's nothing quite like beating your opponent into retreat, only to nuke them with Crystal Soul Spear the instant they go for the Estus.

            One of the peculiar things I've noted in regards to this weapon pertains to Farron Spamsword. Unlike traditional catalysts, the Immolation Tinder's Farron Spamswords can be cancelled prematurely when hitting walls. Also: I've noticed an "orange" aura afflicting foes hit by Farron Spamswords cast by the Immolation Tinder. Given its unusual mechanics, I'm left to wonder if the Immolation Tinder's Farron Flashswords can proc a burning effect on foes. Given the infrequency of this "orange" aura, testing for Flashsword synergizing with the Immolation Tinder's burn proc has proven inconclusive.

            • All attacks are fire based and will burn enemies in flames. This effect does not work on all enemies.09 Oct 2016 22:21  

              What are those sentences referring to; Punitive Flame and melee or sorcery damage spells as well? I don't want Great Heavy Soul Arrow damage converted to fire damage.

              • Does it increase my pyromancies damage ?06 Aug 2016 03:17  

                Does the spellbuff increase my pyromancies damage even if they're casted from my pyro flame ? If so does that mean it could be good for a dual sorcerie and pyro build ?

                • stamina consumption?31 Jul 2016 23:28  

                  Why do I get the feeling that this uses more stamina per spell than a normal catalyst? I keep getting my stamina to 0 more often compared to when I was using the sorcerer staff even though I was playing almost the same way. Am I going hollow or something?

                  • Int Scaling28 Jun 2016 03:34  

                    The Int scaling gives no + to fire damage below a certain threshold. On my +5 tinder it had a 132 fire base damage with no plus at 18 int. At 21 Int it gained a +12 next to it.

                    • The only way to play a Sorcerer in PvP17 May 2016 00:18  

                      The ability to cancel your delay when using an R1 into a Farron Flashsword spam or Soul Greatsword will almost always catch people, and unless they panic roll, they can't roll behind you either. This thing is fast, deadly, and unpredictable, which is exactly the kind of weapon that intellect builds need. It's also extremely difficult for players to judge your range since the Tinder is longer than a Farron Flashsword, but shorter than a Soul Greatsword. You can even use Homing Crystal Soulmass to setup a more favorable situation where they're already mid dodge and now have to contend with your full stamina bar's worth of options.<br/><br/>The only real downsides to this weapon is that it requires you to essentially put empty points into Faith and pretty much forces you to put at least some consideration into Vitality in order to wield it without fat rolling. The L2 is also pretty bad and really only wastes your FP with very few exceptions. It also pretty much requires the use of Crown of Dusk, Sage Ring, and Bellowing Dragoncrest Ring, but that's pretty much a given for Sorcerer builds.<br/><br/>Here's hoping there's some oversight and they end up buffing Farron Flashsword to the point where this thing becomes absolutely ridiculous.

                      • Does not "Double Hit"16 May 2016 21:24  

                        Note that when casting a spell such as dark edge, the weapon itself does not have the ability to hit and do damage.<br/><br/>Don't waste your time making a build to be a cool magic melee fire cross anti Jesus like I did.

                        • Testing01 May 2016 13:34  

                          This weapon is alright, starts of very weak. But with enough points the r1 hits hard. Weapon art is slow but usable on magic resistant monsters.<br/>After testing the 3 weapon staff catalyst, cleric candlestick, Tinder and Heysel pick. <br/>This weapon has the best base spell buff, Heysel pick the worst. But Heysel and this weapon has a better weapon art compared to the abysmal cleric candlestick.<br/><br/>

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