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

Boulder Heave

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 17
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 8 Intelligence/12 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Art of a stray demon of a stifled flame.

Spews a boulder from one's mouth.

The boulder is heavy, but shatters easily.


Acquired From





  • Deals (spell buff x 1.8) damage on a direct hit and (spell buff x 1.1) damage with the burst.
  • This spell deals physical damage, not fire. It also has short to medium range and travels in an arc, heavily affected by gravity.
  • Direct hits knock opponents down if they are not guarding. Useful against Crystal Lizards and Hollow Clerics, as they get inmediately flipped on their back, opening them for further damage.
  • Has enough force to guard-break most shields in 1 hit, making it useful for dealing with enemies such as Lothric Knights and Darkwraiths. 
  • Has a horizontal range of about 2m and an unlimited vertical range, making it suitable for attacking from above.
  • When the boulder hits the ground, it shatters, spreading chunks that stagger opponents and do heavy poise and stamina damage.
  • Can be used against the Abyss Watchers. If timed well you can stun-lock the boss in both phases.
  • This pyromancy is affected by Flynn's Ring.
  • Casting this pyromancy with Demon's Scar causes a small visual effect, centered on the caster's head. 
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    • Anonymous

      07 Sep 2021 10:57  

      Absolutely DESTROYED the Deacons of the Deep on my caster playthrough. Two shots kills half the crowd due to the AOE effect and the Deacons piddling physical defense. Even better in the second phase where it will effortlessly shut down the Archdeacons attempts to charge up his Dark spell. You definitely want this over Havel's Ring if you're running a caster.

      • Anonymous

        06 Sep 2021 19:56  

        Stumpy range and kinda slow casting time, but the ability to deal physical damage based on caster stats is pretty handy.

        • Anonymous

          15 Jun 2021 11:56  

          I wish Souls games had more Earth-centered magic. King's Field had an entire Earth-magic line of spells so I don't think it would be impossible.

          • Anonymous

            05 May 2021 15:37  

            I hope more physical pyromancies get added if another souls game comes out. Being a terramancer would be pretty damn cool.

            • Anonymous

              17 Apr 2021 15:56  

              This thing saved me during Deacons of the Deep boss fight, when I was playing as a spell caster, and had no decent weapon against them

              • Anonymous

                09 Mar 2021 08:57  

                This spell is so useless without range. One of the worst pyromancies that also takes so long to cast. No you cannot stun lock with it.

                • Anonymous

                  14 Feb 2021 11:12  

                  its good in pvp cause it is very unpredictable, like they expect the flame sound and a vestige when you have the pyromancy flame, the different animation and no sound throws them off

                  • Anonymous

                    05 Dec 2020 12:31  

                    Boulder Heave is awesome against NPC invaders. With the Sage Ring, just spam it as it will knock them flat on their back everytime. They won't have a chance to do anything else. I keep it attuned for just such an occasion.

                    • Anonymous

                      24 Sep 2020 17:16  

                      This spell is amazing and should be in every pyro's tool kit. It's remarkably cheap for the damage; gives you an amazing source of poise/knock down that dex based pyro's never have. It's fairly quick with the right setup. It's incredibly good at roll catching; can be obtained fairly early, and because it doesn't get used all that often it's a huge suprise to most players.

                      • Anonymous

                        12 Sep 2020 21:19  

                        I got it, and while the wiki says 17 FP, in my game it says 136, so i can't launch it?
                        If i had known it was so expensive, i wouldn't have spent a level on int to launch it :/
                        Is it normal? is it a bug?
                        I got the spell while on 7 int, raised it to 8 to be able to cast it, but now i have to level up my FP

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