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Pyromancies are a type of Magic that deal primarily fire damage or provide resistance to damage, scaling with both Intelligence and Faith. The player can currently cast Pyromancies with all Flames and the White Hair Talisman. There are a total of 27 pyromancies but if including the DLC pyromancy then that makes 28 pyromancies, and the maxium Intelligence and Faith needed to use all pre-DLC spells is 25 of both Intelligence and Faith. The majority of pyromancies can be purchased after giving certain Merchants a Key Item known as a Tome.

 

 

Pyromancies

 

Tome Usage Location
Great Swamp Pyromancy Tome Give to Cornyx to unlock Fire Orb, Bursting Fireball, Poison Mist, Profuse Sweat In the Road of Sacrifices area, on the right where two knights attack you with a greatclub and greatsword. It's in the water next to a tree, near a crab.
Carthus Pyromancy Tome Give to Cornyx to unlock Acid Surge, Carthus Beacon, Carthus Flame Arc Catacombs of Carthus, behind illusory wall
Izalith Pyromancy Tome Give to Cornyx to unlock Chaos Storm, Great Chaos Fire Orb Smouldering Lake. Head down the corridor with the demon at the Old King's Antechamber, the tome is guarded by three Ghru.
Quelana Pyromancy Tome Give to Karla to unlock Fire WhipFirestorm, Rapport Smouldering Lake, behind illusory wall 
Grave Warden Pyromancy Tome Give to Karla to unlock Black Flame, Black Fire Orb Catacombs of Carthus, High Lord Wolnir boss fight/bonfire room

 

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Name & Icon Description FP Cost Slots Used Acquired From 

 Fireball

Hurls a fireball.

10 1 6 6

Fire Orb

Hurls a giant fire orb.

14 1 8 8

Bursting Fireball

Hurls an exploding fireball.

 14 1 18 12

Great Chaos Fire Orb

Hurls a great chaos fire orb.  32 2 0 0

Chaos Bed Vestiges

Hurls chaos flame that scorches vicinity.  35 2 20 10

Fire Surge

Emits a constant stream of fire.

2 1 6 0

Fire Whip

The caster manipulates the flames at will, making this an extremely difficult spell to use. 2 1 13 8

Firestorm

Surrounds the caster with multiple pillars of flame. 2 1 18 0

Chaos Storm

Chaotic flame melts even great boulders, and creates a brief surge of molten lava on impact.  3 2 0 0

Great Combustion

Creates a powerful, giant flame in hand.

17 1 10 10

 Sacred Flame

Flame burrows inside foes and ignites.

25 1 8 8
  • Found within the lava area of Smouldering Lake where you fight Knight Slayer Tsorig

Profaned Flame

Engulfs foes at range and burns them to ashes. 30 1 25 0

Poison Mist

Creates a poison mist.

18 1 0 10

Toxic Mist

Creates an intense poison mist. 24 1 0 15

Acid Surge

Emits an acid which corrodes weapons and armor.

 24 1 0 13

Flash Sweat

Intense sweating increases fire damage absoprtion.

20 1 6 6

Profuse Sweat

Profuse sweating temporarily boosts resistance to bleeding, poison, frost, and curses.

 20  1  6 6

Iron Flesh

Iron flesh boosts damage absorption and resistance, but significantly increases weight.  40 1 8 0

Power Within

Temporarily boosts attack, but gradually lose HP.

30 1 10 10

Carthus Beacon

Damage increases with consecutive attacks.

 35 2 12 12

 Carthus Flame Arc

Reinforces right weapon with flame.

30 1 10 10

 Warmth

Creates a gentle, warm flame that heals those who touch it.

50 2  0  25

Rapport

Charms the enemy, making them a temporary ally. 30 1 15 0

Boulder HeaveBoulder Heave

Spews a boulder from one's mouth. 17 1 8 12

Black Flame

Creates a giant, black flame in hand. 25 1 15 15

Black Fire Orb

Hurls a black fireball. 22 1 20 20

Black Serpent

Releases undulating black flames that trace the ground. 19 1 15 15

Floating Chaos

Summons fire-spitting chaos orb 7 1 16 16

Seething Chaos

         

Flame Fan

         

 

Notes and Tips:

  • The basic Combustion spell is a Skill feature of the Pyromancy Flame in this game, and not available as an attunable spell.



    • 12 Feb 2017 17:31  

      In Dark Souls 1, pyromancies were special because they scaled with nothing but the flat magadj of your flame, and had no stat requirements. This meant that you would put souls into leveling your flame and purchasing spells, rather than leveling yourself. Now, this meant that it was really really broken if you twinked yourself with a +5 Ascended Flame on a SL1 character and used spells like Black Flame. Additionally, fire weapons had no scaling, unless they were Chaos, which had Humanity scaling, and these weapons were OP for the same reasons.

      From decided to "fix" this in Dark Souls 2. Fire damage then scaled off of Int AND Faith. This means that the base damage took a big dive, and you needed to put points into Int/Faith for good damage. However, pyromancies still had no stat requirements, meaning you could use them with 0 faith/int, and do poor damage, or perhaps with high faith OR high int, as in with a sorcery or miracle build, and they would do well. This is the difference from Hexes, which scaled with Int OR Faith, whichever was lower. That meant to do well with Dark damage, you needed BOTH Int+Faith. This was a good system though Soul Memory was supposed to do the same thing, but pyromancies were still the most common form of spellcasting, since they still had high versatility.

      And then there is DS3, where they now have stat requirements. This means that to use advanced pyromancies, you need high faith AND int, rather than one or the other, or none at all. There are a few spells that have only int or only faith requirements, but the vast majority will fit in only to a Dark build, where you level Int AND Faith. Admittedly, most of the requirements are low, but they exist. This means that you can't just grab them and plop them into your Str or Dex pure build. You need to put up to 25 in each stat to use the best ones. Only Iron Flesh, Great Chaos Fireball, and Chaos Storm have no requirements, but if you use them with no Int/Faith, they will be less effective (excluding Iron Flesh).

      Tell me, When was the last time you were fighting a Strength/Dex Pyro? Last time I did was Dark Souls 2, but it was the most common PvP/PvE archetype in DS1.

      • 15 Nov 2016 14:53  

        Any ideas/strategy how someone can beat gank squads with a pyromancer build? Is it even possible for a non pro, non team player? Chaos Bed Vestiges only does 200 damage against havels (in PvE 1000!- SL120) and they hit pretty hard.

        • 02 Nov 2016 02:17  

          Achievement doesn't work for me, it's the last one I need for 100% game completion (PC) and I have every pyromancies (including DLC) anyone got some tricks to make it pop?

          • 25 Oct 2016 19:19  

            I saw someone in a plants vs zombies use a thing that was like the demons in old kings antechamber but it shot fire at me so I know it wasn't warmth what was it

            • unknown pyromania04 Oct 2016 14:26  

              Hello everybody. Often in PVE with summoned help I see players throw a pyromania I cannot find in any guide. Is like a big lance of fire. Like the soul spear but of fire. Anyone know what it is? ThankS!

              • What scales pyromancies?17 Sep 2016 19:38  

                So um. I've used a pyromancy once. FIrestorm, i believe? Cursed thing dealt next to no damage to man-serpents from archdragon peak. I had nothing but a lot of INT. And even considering that the spell needed just that - it still was *****.<br/>Either i chose wrong enemies or i don't understand something. Do INT and FTH stats scale pyromancies or they just allow you to use them?<br/>

                • Casual can't beat gankers and wants warmth10 Aug 2016 16:55  

                  I am a PS4 player, I want warmth to add to my pyro collection but I rarely beat gankers so I can't easily get Vertebrae Shackles, right now I have 29,000 souls to give away (in the forms of larger souls) right now, I can get plenty more souls in the future I am sure, I also have lots of embers to spare. Please! Just reply and we can exchange PSN's and make the trade

                  • Xbox one21 Jun 2016 12:29  

                    the achievement didn't pop out when i got the last pyromancy (power within) but when i looked the achievements list it was already unlocked...<br/>weird bug <br/><br/><br/>

                    • Achievement not unlocking?06 May 2016 08:08  

                      If you keep the pyromancies you don't use in the stash, try moving all of them to your inventory. That made the achievement pop for me.

                      • Wanting to try pyro!03 May 2016 08:58  

                        I am really wanting to try some pyro now after making a basic str and dex build. <br/><br/>Am I really going to have to go 50 and 50 into faith and int for good damage? <br/><br/>This is going to be a 120 build, but I also wanna make sure I am not gimping my pyro damage. I know at first I may need to go melee for a bit and then specialize later into pyro, which is fine with the respecs, just seeing what everyone has in mind when looking into pyro.

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