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
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. Cannot cast Pyromancies however, contrary to its appearance.
  • 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 (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 118 - 75 - - D D B - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
Regular +1 131 - 84 - - D D A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
Regular +2 141 - 90 - - D D A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
Regular +3 164 - 105 - - D D A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
Regular +4 185 - 118 - - D C A - - - - 40 25 20 20 25
Regular +5 206 - 132 - - 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)

    • Anonymous

      16 Feb 2018 19:28  

      I'd like to know why this thing bounces off of larger opponents, crabs mainly. And I don't mean when I attack, just when I'm near their pincer, my character get's stunlocked for no reason.

      • Anonymous

        20 Jun 2017 21:49  

        I feel like it would be pretty cool if, as an exception, it would allow you to cast Profaned Flame. On topic, however, I feel like this weapon is wonderful for PVP; you get a halberd with solid damage and good spellbuff. Pair it with a parrying tool or a good shield (Since you'll have 18 strength just to wield it, you can get a Black Knight shield) and you're all set to go. If you want, you can also off-hand it and get another weapon such as Moonlight Greatsword and be able to attack in any way you want. Versatility should make up for a little bit of lost spellbuff.

        • Anonymous

          13 Jun 2017 04:22  

          30/40/60 strength dex int gives 664 ar and has 220 spell buff. Top this off with Leo ring (and maybe fire clutch). Fun fact: If this was buffable, crystal magic weapon on this build would give a monstrous total of 873 ar...

          • Anonymous

            10 Jun 2017 16:32  

            Something I really dig about this (and the other catalyst weapons) is that its moveset is virtually unchanged in the left hand (it doesn't block or parry), essentially allowing the user to have two fully functional weapons at once.

            • 09 Jun 2017 14:52  

              tbh, I think this is one of the best candidates for a main weapon on a caster. It's all in one. Its strong enough as a catalyst, has good damage, good range, a good R1 combo and lots of versatility with what you can put into its R2 casting slot. Also comes with a pretty nifty AOE in its L2. Caster just has to two hand this thing, and they're good to go no switching all the time or anything, they have everything they need.

              • Anonymous

                24 May 2017 06:31  

                Can someone make a reddit post about the fact that, if you're two handing it, the cast button(R2 PS4) will sometimes do a jump slash attack instead of casting a spell. It's getting annoying I died bc of this.

                • Anonymous

                  11 May 2017 20:34  

                  could someone please give one of these things +0 to me ?? i dont have any friends that play dark souls 3 and i need one for my new character , my psn id is guillepablo90

                  • Anonymous

                    11 Apr 2017 15:07  

                    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.

                    • Anonymous

                      29 Mar 2017 22:06  

                      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.)


                      • Anonymous

                        16 Jan 2017 06:46  

                        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.

                        • Anonymous

                          08 Dec 2016 18:08  

                          So... Can somebody explain me why a fire weapon with a weapon art that casts a fire spell is for sorcerers and not pyromancers?

                          • Anonymous

                            03 Dec 2016 08:28  

                            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.

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