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

Toxic Mist

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 30
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 0 Intelligence/ 15 Faith
Type Ranged Attack/Heal/etc



Unique pyromancy of Eingyi that never gained currency in the Great Swamp.

Creates an intense poison mist.

Driven from the Great Swamp, they say that at the end of his journey, Eingyi happened upon a virulent poison and a young lady.


Acquired From

Tips against the lava

  • Drink estus instead of rolling a lot.
  • Blocking while entering lava blocks the damage of lava, but as soon as you lower your shield or take an item you'll stop blocking damage.
  • Use any combination of high fire resist armor, Flash Sweat pyromancy(+30%), Red Bug Pellets (+15%), Flame Stoneplate Ring (+13%), Speckled Stoneplate Ring (+5%) Blue Tearstone Ring (+20% at 20%).
    In the End you should get around 66% resistance (73% with Blue Tearstone Ring).
  • Note, that, the more you stack up resistance, the more "dimishing returns" hit, wich means that resistance will fall more and more. So you dont really need Havels Amor Set.


  • The toxic status applied by Toxic Mist only lasts 90 seconds.
  • The toxic buildup is drastically reduced if cast with the White Hair Talisman without meeting the stat requirements.
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    • 07 Apr 2017 12:34  

      Easy way to get this is to use Iron Flesh, in addition to armor, rings, and bug pellets, then use a dagger's weapon art to hop forward lighting fast through the lava

      • 03 Apr 2017 20:16  

        Ok so did a little testing, it's a pretty quick test so sadly I'm not sure what effects the results stat or equipment wise but here is what I used and my stats: INT44 FTH25 luck7, not sure if anything else would effect the test. Also I'm in NG+

        So I compared toxic mist to pestilent mercury, and my favorite testing spot is anor Londo on the silver knights, the sword guy and the spear guy seem to have the same stats as far as I can tell. I used a sorcerer's staff+9 and pyro flam+9

        After some minor trial and error with spacing and positioning I was able to get the poison to take effect in one use if I positioned the cloud right and found positions I could cast pestilent mercury and hit the knights in the center of the clouds without them noticing me, the PM spell did its damage MUCH quicker, however I was consistently doing about 790-810 dmg to the two of them, however switching to the pyro flame and resetting them I got consistent damage with the poison, getting at about 1200 dmg and doing about 20 dmg each time it damaged them but as to be expected this took much longer. My numbers were very consistent each time I reset them (also a great place to farm up a decent amount of souls lol) I plan to test more on my designated mage to see what changes as I level up, I know PM is set damage but perhaps toxic mist scales on something? Haven't been able to find a dependable answer to if it scales currently.
        In conclusion PM did good fast damage and had a slightly larger cloud that TM but in the end I targeted and inflicted poison on one enemy easier and did more damage over time, it took patience tho. Pairing this with hidden body and having high FP or really good ashen flasks levels makes this a pretty mean combo as it isn't a super costly way to deal quite a bit of damage.

        • 21 Oct 2016 04:33  

          The damage boost someone mentioned with the pontiffs right eye ring does not work for me. I equipped the ring but he odes still deal 12-13 dmg, I have also the newest patch that got released today installed. The poisioining could be a bit more easy now but the damage dealt is still pretty weak so its not more than a fun spell for pvp but surely nothing to kill people with.

          • 19 Oct 2016 07:16  

            IT SAYS EINGYI!?

            Eingyi is the dude who chills at the bonfire with the Fair Lady.

            I will use this and Poison Mist and become Eingyi's biggest fan in Dark Souls 3.

            No one will stop me.

            And now that these spells are going to get buffed in the upcoming patch, I'll be unstoppable.

            • Tactical13 Aug 2016 09:54  

              It can go threw the walls at the pontiff bonefire and is good to get archfaithfuls off the roof. Also good in hallways and stairs. You can hide spell and mask the casting noise too. Works at least once as long as the invader hasnt caught on.

              • Tactical12 Aug 2016 22:36  

                This spell is fun to use on those annoying archfaithfuls who try to knock you off the roof with the force spell. And in tight spaces to fog the room out.

                • Great with Hidden Body16 Jul 2016 08:57  

                  Toxic and Hidden Body can triviallize PvE. I can walk up to almost anyone and fart on them with this and the Storyteller's staff and walk away to loot the room or fart on people in the next room while they die. If I'm getting bored, I can line up a headshot with my bow to speed things up and get the drops. There are a few enemies this doesn't work on, like pus-men, guys with Irythyll weapons in Undead Settlement and Lothric Castle, and many bosses. But almost everything else it works good on. Walls are not an obstacle.

                  • Better way description07 Jul 2016 02:59  

                    Walk trough the area under the smouldering lake. The first hole you see with a rat in front of you, jump down and burn to death, or survive :D

                    • Relation to Luck + Mimic Strategy19 May 2016 15:02  

                      Does luck affect the buildup of Toxin with this spell, or does it scale with spell buff?<br/><br/>Also, you can easily use it on Mimics and they won't aggro, making it a safe strategy if you don't want to fight them.

                      • Good for cheesing enemies11 May 2016 18:46  

                        Just like to throw out there that the mist can go through walls, so you can use this to kill enemies without even needing to be in the same room as them

                        • Toxic Mist01 May 2016 10:48  

                          Why are some of the guides on this site great on how to find items... but others are just useless... like this one... I would never have found this if I didn't already know where the lava area is

                          • Damage29 Apr 2016 15:38  

                            I currently have:<br/>Witch ring and Great Swamp ring<br/>+7 pyro flame<br/>22 int/faith<br/><br/>My toxic mist deal 13dmg/s, need more testing what affect that dmg

                            • Toxin vs Poison27 Apr 2016 08:14  

                              I heard that poison mist procedures build up a lot faster, but toxin does more damage <br/><br/>Poison 3hp per tic<br/>Mist ?hp per tic.

                              • Mimic murder24 Apr 2016 02:51  

                                This spell is the ***** for killing mimic's, suspeciouse chest? use this and if it takes damage just watch it die without even agroing u :)

                                • Location04 Apr 2016 16:08  

                                  This can be found inside a lava pit near where you find Quelena Pyromancy Tome. You will need flash sweat and some decent fire resistance. Also be careful for the Grimer type enemies as they can explode fire in the pit. Closest to the DEMON RUINS BONFIRE

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