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Seething Chaos is a Pyromancy in Dark Souls 3. It is part of The Ringed City DLC. To cast a Pyromancy you must use a Flame or Special Weapons that can cast Pyromancies.

The last flame lit by the demon prince.
This pyromancy hurls a clump of chaos.

Upon impact, this clump of chaos seethes wildly, condenses briefly, then explodes violently.

To the demons, these clumps are shreds of life.

Acquired From

Seething Chaos

Spell Type

Pyromancy

Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 28
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 18 Intelligence/ 18 Faith
Type Ranged Attack

Notes

  • The explosion has a significant startup time, taking about 4 seconds to go off. The trick is to lure your opponent into the explosion or flush them out of an area.
  • The fireball the player tosses deals damage.
  • The bigger and more powerful explosion will not trigger if the fireball hits the target directly.
  • Some enemies will seem curious or attracted and walk up to the fireball as it grows and then explodes.
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Pyromancies
|  Acid Surge  | |  Black Fire Orb  | |  Black Flame  | |  Black Serpent  | |  Boulder Heave  | |  Bursting Fireball  | |  Carthus Beacon  | |  Carthus Flame Arc  | |  Chaos Bed Vestiges  | |  Chaos Storm  | |  Fire Ball  | |  Fire Orb  | |  Fire Surge  | |  Fire Whip  | |  Fireball  | |  Firestorm  | |  Flame Fan  | |  Floating Chaos  | |  Great Chaos Fire Orb  | |  Great Combustion  | |  Iron Flesh  | |  Poison Mist  | |  Power Within  | |  Profaned Flame  | |  Profuse Sweat  | |  Purification  | |  Rapport  | |  Sacred Flame  | |  Toxic Mist  | |  Warmth  |

 




    • Anonymous

      19 Jun 2017 13:45  

      This spell goes well as long as you use other spells with it.
      I usually use it to make myself a safe zone to cast long and punishable spells like the black serpent or the floating chaos.
      You can cast two of these before it explodes assuming you have max cast speed (50 dex or 20 dex + sage ring) and it might catch opponents offguard.
      If they roll too much keep using your floating chaos until they run out of stamina and gets hit, leaving them open for black flame or whatever you like :3

      • Anonymous

        10 May 2017 18:05  

        it only uses up 1 attunement slot both chaos bed vestiges and great chaos fire orb use up 2

        it does as much damage on regular hit as great chaos fire orb

        • Anonymous

          08 May 2017 21:42  

          Seething Chaos is actually pretty good depending on how you manage its utility. But simply put... AREA CONTROL.
          Obviously if someone knows what the spell does you'll more than likely never hit them. And this is actually fine, its not hitting your enemy that this spell is necessarily for. But if not, what purpose does it have? The following:

          - Throw Seething Chaos and move to the immediate proximity of the ticking time bomb for another spell cast. I personally take advantage of this to cover for the use of Floating Chaos, or oftentimes two if my opponent doesn't have any ranged weapons or items in use. This allows me to see a potential movement pattern they take and then bomb the path of said pattern with Chaos Fire Orbs. Works surprisingly often and oftentimes when I do hit, they also get hit by one of the Floating Chaos Shots for additional damage alongside the lava. Then there's the other side of the fence...

          - Naturally if Seething Chaos can be used to support other damage spells it will also work in tandem with any other type of spell... For example, one that instead of targeting your opponent's HP, brings your own back. Setting up a Warmth is something lots of people are familiar with by now thanks to the Lazy Pyromancer bandwagon born on Youtube, but there's a way more effective/potentially cancerous spell on the market. That being Projected Heal.

          Now I haven't done this much myself since I prefer using offensive magic and my attunement slots are all occupied for that purpose, but Seething Chaos is one of those spells that people see and go "welp, staying away from that one" since the explosion deals A LOT of damage, more so than Chaos Bed Vestiges for comparison's sake. There's no reason to risk getting caught by something of that magnitude even if there is a 4 second interval in between the Spell latching onto a surface and the actual explosion. With this in mind, you can time Projected Heal for the latter two seconds of the countdown. Approaching you in the midst of this is suicide.

          If your opponent happens to be a melee focused build there is just nothing they can do. If they rush in they get caught by the explosion and with Unfaltering Prayer in use your heal won't get interrupted by their attack anyway. On the other hand, if they choose to throw something at you instead it won't be enough to offset the HP you just gained. The only true counter to this are other schools of magic, like Sorcery for one as the damage is high enough to negate what you would've gained.

          How other players use this is entirely up to themselves, but I feel like I just presented a few examples of why some people are too quick to judge spells that don't follow the pattern of cast = damage. Utility can be just as, or even more so powerful than direct damage.

          • Anonymous

            05 Apr 2017 14:47  

            I don't think people are seeing the real potential of this spell. It's not designed for a 1v1 scenario which is what so many people are basing this on. This patch and dlc most noticeably being the new arenas is on team pvp. Having the ability to zone control a teammate in trouble or get an enemy off your back just ny standing in the grenade it gives you a few seconds window to plan a counter or otherwise recover.

            • 03 Apr 2017 15:23  

              I tested Seething Chaos on a few mobs. One important thing to note is that a direct hit will cause the bigger and more damaging explosion not to trigger. I just lands like a regular fireball. Also the thralls ran up to growing ball as if curious. Pretty handy in PvE if many mobs do this. I compared the damage against the Chaos Bed Vestiges. *Harald Legion Knight* - Chaos Bed Vestiges: 824; Seething Chaos: 950; Seeth Chaos direct hit: 441. *Thrall* - CBV: 1024; Seething Chaos: 1208; SC Direct hit 550

              • Anonymous

                03 Apr 2017 13:49  

                So this is what you do. You throw down. Some prism stones then throw this down they're like oh **** magic prism stone. They start throwing every prism stone they have down and then it's too late once they realize.

                • Anonymous

                  01 Apr 2017 06:49  

                  in PVP if your opponent knows this is seething chaos its useless, with its very slow explosion time they almost always get out of the way. And in PVE faster enemies will move out of the way before it detonates.

                  • Anonymous

                    01 Apr 2017 00:27  

                    Its basically a magic grenade. Yeah its probably not going to hit the target, but it will certainly flush them out for further punishment.

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Mar 2017 20:05  

                      how much damage does seething chaos do and when you throw it if it makes contact does it do damage besides the blast

                      • Anonymous

                        30 Mar 2017 12:46  

                        Just got this spell, potential seems great in pvp and pve since it wont aggro mobs if missed (does twice as much damage if it detonates) and it can be used as a zoning tool if placed at your feet, allowing for some breathing room since it wont hurt you.

                        • Anonymous

                          30 Mar 2017 01:40  

                          Just got it tonight, and looking forward to using it for some pvp. I think this spell could potentially rival, Vestiages/Chaos fireball, as being one of the most destructive pyro spells in pvp. Yeah I think it will have a steep learning curve, but seems to be similar to: Dark Souls 2's Lingering flame! Imo the best pvp spell in DkSls2 & the most versitile. In the hands of a good player you could wreck with that spell!! Looking forward to testing it out!

                          • Anonymous

                            29 Mar 2017 11:51  

                            I can see the potential in this. mine the area then go in with a melee weapon to potentially drag people in.

                            • 29 Mar 2017 05:32  

                              Only scrubs get hit by this on pvp. Even using this as a set up is a waste. Tried to use it and people tried to use it on me on arena. Only people who didn't know how this spell works or complete noobs fell for it.

                              • Anonymous

                                29 Mar 2017 04:56  

                                So what about this... place a warmth, and then throw this under it. Enemy can come in to try and take your warmth, but then they have to deal with the glob?

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