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




  • Deals (spell buff x 0.71) damage with a limit of 4 hits per cast.
  • Launches a fireball that almost immediately splits into several smaller fireballs. This shotgun effect can hit several enemies and is more likely to hit faster foes.
  • This pyromancy is more cost-efficient compared to other single-shot spells if at least three of the fireballs hit. This can be especially useful against dense crowds or big threats.
  • in general, this pyromancy is powerful at mid to short range, and very cost effective if used right. However, it has generally low damage.
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    • Anonymous

      23 Oct 2021 11:45  

      one of the best early game pryomancies it's effective range is fairly short but it has the uncanny ability to break shields if 2-3 of the projectiles hit making it great for following up at a slightly safer range than great combust. It also can punish estus abusers fairly easily as the scattergun nature of the pyromancy usually can land 1-2 hits on panic rolling invaders or hosts.
      Not the best pyromancy out there, especially when chaos pyromancy comes into the picture, but fp cost per cast it's a solid backup.

      • Anonymous

        31 Mar 2021 13:38  

        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

          04 Jan 2021 23:28  

          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 05:04  

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

            • Anonymous

              04 Jan 2020 18:46  

              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

                20 Dec 2019 18:56  

                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 08:13  

                  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 17:16  

                    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.

                    • 28 Apr 2017 19:33  

                      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

                        24 Jan 2017 21:48  

                        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 12:46  

                          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

                            21 Sep 2016 12:01  

                            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.

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