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

Profaned Flame

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 25 Intelligence / 0 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Pyromancy deriving from the Profaned Flame.

Engulfs foes at range and burns them to ashes.

The Profaned Capital was consumed by fire after Yhorm the Giant became a Lord of Cinder. The fire, born of the sky, is said to have incinerated naught but human flesh.


Acquired From




  • The spell has been renamed from Flame Swathe from Dark Souls II. It's basically the same except with a minor difference; the explosion isn't as big as it was in Dark Souls II but has much higher knockback.
  • A large AoE pyromancy with decent range and good damage. Good for multiple targets.
  • At good casting speed, the player can use another quick spell before the explosion.
  • Hits through walls.
  • A good wake-up spell after a backstab or a riposte. It the player casts it at the right time, the explosion will go off while they are still in their getting up animation and hit them.
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    • A personal favorite27 Aug 2016 23:52  

      I really enjoy this spell for pve, in pvp it works okay in some cases if you time it right. It does about as much damage as every other pyromancy (excluding non-projectiles, and chaos bed vestiges but ***** chaos bed vestiges) Honestly its really great at crowd control since it can teleport a fair distance to reach the center of enemies. Its a low-medium range pyromancy that does respectable damage at a reasonable speed. It's especially helpful against the Deacons of the Deep, or really any small group of enemies, and in a lot of cases it knocks enemies down. I liked flame swathe in ds2 but I really prefer the Profaned flame, its much faster and has a pretty low fp cost, and if you're using multiple pyromancies (I have 8 slots) you may as well add it to one of your slots cuz its proven its usefulness to me multiple times.

      • *****ty14 Aug 2016 09:35  

        Okay so even PvE ennemies get out of it WAY to easily. You may spent all your magic (I have 300) trying to actually get a hit...why is it that almost EVERY spells suck ? It must be a joke, right ? They'll fix it, right ?

        • Profaned Flame sucks?25 Apr 2016 03:03  

          First observations at 40/40 are.... Well, the spell blows for me. Especially in comparison to its progenitor Flame Swathe.<br/><br/>- Less Damage<br/>- Less cast range (god awful tbh)<br/>- Less AoE<br/><br/>Am I just bad at this particular pyromancy or does it actually suck this time around?

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