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

Bursting Fireball

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 14
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 18 Intelligence/12 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Pyromancy of old restored by Cornyx. One of the Great Swamp's more advanced spells.

Hurls an exploding fireball.

A rare technique that undergoes change after leaving the caster's hand, making this a spell renowned for its difficulty.


Acquired From




  • Launches a fireball that almost immediately splits into several smaller fireballs. Basically it offers sprayfire with very decent accuracy, but it is outclassed in damage by Fire Orb and even normal Fireball, making them superior alternatives for damage.
  • May be an effective tool in online play, as it can easily stagger groups of enemies that may swarm an allied phantom, giving them time to escape or finish them off.
  • Deals (spell buff x 0.71) damage with a limit of 4 hits per cast.
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    • Anonymous

      31 Mar 2021 19:38  

      Not a great main pyromancy but an excellent second hand pyromancy for both PvE and PvP. In PvP, even in duels it is an excellent finishing off spell due to the idea of when your enemy getting extremely roll spammy and aggressive which leads to much roll catching. And in PvE it is excellent for a close range shotgun burst, just get close and KABLOOEE!!!

      • Anonymous

        05 Jan 2021 05:28  

        This was quite effective against the Gravetender Greatwolf. The large hitbox catches most of the projectiles and does some good damage. It is also easier to hit than other spells because he sometimes tends to jump around like a hamster on speed when i try to throw a normal fireball.

        • Anonymous

          26 May 2020 11:04  

          It's a spell that can actually sometimes hit enemies in PvP. Therefore this is the best spell for pvp in the game.

          • Anonymous

            05 Jan 2020 00:46  

            Under rated spell for pvp, duels and invasions. Same cast speed as CBV with a massively lower fp and stamina consumption. Can be a true combo following up black serpent at the correct range and brilliant for staggered casts with floating chaos. Seen a guy named darkmatterii using it like this. Inspiring

            • Anonymous

              21 Dec 2019 00:56  

              If all the hits land with it, the damage is relatively higher than fire orb. It can also pierce through multiple enemies. Making this spell the most efficient fp spell in the game.

              • Anonymous

                16 Apr 2019 14:13  

                Not really good for 1v1 duels, but pretty good spammable spell for invasions or ganks. Can get a lot of cheeky hits which build up over time, and pretty great for hitting people who run away.

                • Anonymous

                  06 Sep 2018 23:16  

                  Great for resetting proc on frostbite. Damage doesn't matter when using it for that purpose, just the ability to hit the target and this is easier and quicker than a firebomb.

                  • 29 Apr 2017 01:33  

                    it's awesome against quick enemies(pvp) as it can keep the distance and stagger them, or alow you tog in for a quick swipe and then back out, it doesn't deal a lot of damage, though it is also good for hitting stuff like greatwood's weak points, the ones that are higher, hitting with half the fire balls takes 3-4 hits to destroy the one on the back in ng+ iirc.

                    • Anonymous

                      25 Jan 2017 03:48  

                      This pyro is a must for me at all times now. It might not do a ***** ton of damage but like most weapons in Souls it's not all about damage. This spell can get you out of those close fights. Plus it lets most invaders/gankers know you have every inch of the field covered which wins the match before it starts most times.

                      • Anonymous

                        08 Nov 2016 18:46  

                        This can work in pvp too since it's casting speed with sage ring is quick enough, damage is usable and accurate for viability. Mainly to finish someone off or doing burst damage when they retreat. Best used in midrange, it doesn't do mush damage in close range and it loses effectiveness at longer distances.

                        • Anonymous

                          Been OK Since Buff21 Sep 2016 18:01  

                          That buff this thing got awhile back has made it into a workable spell. It's a decent alternative to fire orb... has faster casting and the AoE spread can be useful for enemy groups or catching mobile targets, but it has shorter range, poor manual aiming, and is a bit harder to use in a consistent fashion. It just gets a bit tough to fit in your spell slots when things like GCFO take up two of them.

                          • Anonymous

                            It got a decent buff12 Jun 2016 23:31  

                            I tested this spell against other pyro spells after the recent patch against silver knights in Anor Londo.My stats are 40/40 with both pyro rings, fire clutch, and a +10 flame.Bursting fireball: 452Fire Orb: 428Chaos fireorb: 672, 298 from lavaChaos Bed Vestiges: 782I noticed that with bursting fireball spray it seems that getting point-blank doesn't increase damage, instead the damage maxes out from about 5 feet away (about the average length of a GS swing).

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