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


Black Flame

black flame
Spell Type

Pyromancy

icon fp cost FP Cost 25
icon attunement Slots Used 1
Requirements 15 Intelligence / 15 Faith
Type Melee

 

 

Pyromancy discovered by grave wardens after High Lord Wolnir fell to the Abyss.

Creates a giant, black flame in hand.

Black flames born from the Abyss bear no shadow. They are said to be the impenetrable fires of humanity."

 

Acquired From

 

Notes

  • Deals (spell buff x 2.4) damage on a direct hit and (spell buff x 2.2) damage on its edge.
  • In all other ways, it is simply a stronger version of Great Combustion.
  • This spell gets significantly stronger when used with the Pyromancer's Parting Flame, thanks to its unique trait of leaving trails of fire during the casting animation, leading to extra damage.

 

Pyromancies
Acid Surge  ♦  Black Fire Orb  ♦  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  ♦  Rapport  ♦  Sacred Flame  ♦  Seething Chaos  ♦  Toxic Mist  ♦  Warmth



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    • Anonymous

      Such dumbass idea thinking about removing this in Elden Ring. Now Fingercringe shield-pokers are all over the shop.

      • Anonymous

        Turtles kneel to this and the other 2 abyss pyromancies, it's even possible to break dragonslayer armor's guard with 2 or 3 of these if you're using parting flame with it

        • Anonymous

          This and CBV are the only pyromancies anyone should ever even bother using. Use with the parting flame and you'll be slapping ass all day and night with this bad boy

          • Anonymous

            The EZ button for killing people who do nothing but spam ultras. Guaranteed hate mail about how you are “just spamming black flame!” from the guy that spent the last five minutes pressing R1 with his Fume after rolling.

            • Anonymous

              This might be a stupid question, but is this classed as a dark spell or a pyromancy? Obviously it's a pyromancy in that it needs a pyromancer's catalyst, but this is still dark magic right?
              Really want I'd like to know is if this pyromancy suffers from the White Hair Talisman's badness at dark spells

              • Anonymous

                I got invaded in the dreg heap and the invader was able to break my guard with this spell in one hit, even though I had full stamina and 34 endurance. How is this possible? He hit me with other attacks before and they took a normal amount of stamina off my shield (iron round shield). Is he cheating or is this spell just that over-powered?

                • Anonymous

                  Soooooooo it says on here that there is a flame trail that does extra damage when u cast certain pyromancy spells but now that I mention it. I dont even see this flame trail when I cast a pyromancy. I tried Chaos Bed and a few others but no "flame trail"
                  Anyone else have this problem?

                  • Anonymous

                    I plan on using this spell purely for guard-breaks with base stats to cast. Will I still deal full stamina damage to shields, or do I need to level up INT/FTH to deal more stamina damage? I'm not going for HP damage; just stamina damage against someone blocking.

                    • Anonymous

                      Does anyone know if the dark pyromancies reset frost buildup like regular fire damage? Or does that not work because it's pure dark damage?

                      • Anonymous

                        Using both the pyromancer glove and the parting flame, black flame true combos I to itself providing you lead with the standard glove.

                        • I was doing low-level duels (SL 12, no upgrades) and some guy waltzed in with this and took away over half my health with one cast (22 VIG, it would probably oneshot most other people). The base damage is ridiculous and a deprived could use it with the scholar + priestess ring and then a flame clutch ring for extra damage. If you manage to get past the Abyss Watchers at SL 1 with no upgrades (tricky but not impossible) and then cheese Wolnir with poison, you could just speedrun your way to Karla and nab this before invading high wall. I apologize in advance if this becomes the new method of bullying people just out of the tutorial.

                          • Anonymous

                            this page really needs to be fixed. it doesn't deal "double the damage" with pyromancer's parting flame. the parting flame has substantially less spell buff, though the trail is nearly guaranteed to land if the black flame itself lands, so the total damage ends up being slightly higher. but if you use any ranged pyromancies in addition to black flame, you're dealing significantly less damage with them in return for an extra damage tick that only lands at close range. anyway i do like the parting flame but this is really misleading

                            • Anonymous

                              40/40, Blindfold Mask, ST Bellvine, Swamp Ring, Witch Ring, Dark Clutch ring, Lloyds Sword Ring to get that sweet 15% extra damage on top of everything, And finaly Sacred Oath to reach those sweet numbers that will get you all the grils on the internetz wet and in heat. I wish you all a happy apocalypse.

                              • Anonymous

                                got kicked out by a pair of russians in the NK fight when I was using this to kill him. They thought I cheated :D

                                • Anonymous

                                  Ok maid dudes I don’t think the roll catches are from a broken hit box I think it could be latency. However I think I have some counters. Crossbow outrange this spell and r1 poke with a spear to prevent them from casting. Avoid demon scar users like me like the plague. That Black flame HAS A TRUE CANCEROUS COMBO. It’s one the most reliable combos but it is cancer so barley use it. Hunt down the passive players with endless aggression and crossbow shots. I think it might work but I’m not sure. Keep in mind I’m no great player but a pyro nonetheless. I’ll be happy to test this this if ur on PS4. Psn is h32504 or something like that. Send me a message and to set this up if ur having problems with countering black flame. Also I need to confirm this and I can’t do it myself as I never really see to many pyros. I’ll commen if it’s a counter if the counter works.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Only thing unfair about this spell is that it chains into two hits. Gives it way too much damage for it's speed, low fp cost, and poise break capability.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I bet you did get hatemail... This spell is literally just an ez mode spam spell... The roll button doesn't change it's retarded hitboxes, speed, damage AND guard break ability. Like everything else, when used in moderation it's fine, but if you got a "string of hatemail" then its probably because you were spaming any time they got close like a casul.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I had someone send me a lengthy string of hatemail because used this during a duel. I just hope that after his misguided sperg rage subsided he was able to realize that there is a button dedicated entirely to avoiding and even passing through attacks.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          does this not scale with int and faith then? since this says it deal 296 damage, do you just need 15 in both?

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I love how this can hit me from three times it original length. Like really, the latency in this game is absolute cancer.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Pyromancer's Parting Flame link (above) has one too many +'s...
                                              https://darksouls3.wiki.fextralife.com/Pyromancer's+Parting+Flame

                                              • Anonymous

                                                How to Win PVP most of the time: Lightning Arrow and this with Pyros Parting Flame. Bait with Lightning Arrow for them to get close. Stun with Lightning Arrow, or don't, proceed to spam2win Black Flame. Congrats you're now gold rank.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  It does practically the same damage as a Dark Fire Orb, but is incredibly spammable. (From personal experience, sorry if wrong) it seems to deal a lot of poise damage too, putting most big enemies into instability mode faster (Though it still takes quite a number of hits). A solid pyromancy for breaking guards and dealing a lot of close range damage very fast, just watch that FP usage.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    i did a lot of invasion with my 40/40 sl90 pyro character.. This pyro help me a lot. Use Fire Surge, people will roll against u, then u use this spell for a 400-510 damage (20% ring+12% ring). I usually use this against a shield user, it will put them in riposte animation with a 190-230 damage, then i switch to my chaos dagger for a 1100-1300 damage. (the only time it didn t work was against a havel greatshield user with high stamina).

                                                    • The spell chaos bed vestiges seems to stun players for long enough to cast a black flame in their face. That's if they were close enough. But it's quite a lethal combo in PvP, as most players get caught in the first spell when they roll into you.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Range was buffed as of the 10th June patch, the same buff was also applied to Great Combustion.The fire now appears further in front of your character, and the hitbox of the fire seems to more closely match the visuals, resulting in a decent boost to the maximum range of these two spells.

                                                        • Does anyone know if the scaling for the dark magic (pyro, sorc and miracles) is like DS2? (Lowest from INT / FAI)??Because in the DARK GEM description says its scales from faith.

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