Carthus Beacon

Spell Type

Pyromancy

Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 35
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 12 Intelligence/ 12 Faith
Type Self buff
Duration 30 seconds

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

 

 

The most obscure pyromancy developed in Carthus of the Sands.

Damage increases with consecutive attacks.

Carthus's aggression has been likened to an uncontrollable fire, and since ancient times its beacon has been used as a signal for war.

Pontiff's Right Eye Effect

  • Boosts attacks, as long attacking persists.
    • PVE: Initial buff = 7.5%, Max = 15%
    • PVP: Initial buff = 3%, Max = 6%

 

Acquired From

 

Notes

 

Pyromancies
Acid Surge  ♦  Black Fire Orb  ♦  Black Flame  ♦  Black Serpent  ♦  Boulder Heave  ♦  Bursting Fireball  ♦  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

 




Join the page discussion Tired of anon posting? Register!

    • Anonymous

      15 May 2021 15:33  

      For those of you still confused over which is better between PW or CB...

      PW automatically negates using Lloyd's, because of the health drain.

      So, ultimately, it's choosing between using Lloyd's and requiring more investment in attunement or freeing up a ring slot and only needing base attunement.

      Sure, PW has more raw damage, but you can use Lloyd's with CB; it's a balanced tradeoff. If Lloyd's is a part of your ring setup, go with CB, and sacrifice a few extra points into attunement. At the end of the day, if you don't like having that extra attunement, I heard Rosaria can help you out with that.

      • Anonymous

        25 Jan 2021 05:10  

        With a +10 blood infused twin daggers and pontiff's right eye ring, the AR quickly jumps from 163 to 217. This is with only the minimum STR/DEX to wield.

        • Anonymous

          07 Dec 2020 06:40  

          still 10 more seconds with Lingering Dragoncrest Ring +2 so dont waste your time if you already have the base ring.

          • Anonymous

            07 Nov 2019 17:04  

            I tried using it with a curved blade 2H and it's not worth it. It seems to be only worth using with twin weapons tested on both demom scar and sellsword twinblades. The L1 combo fits best though the L2 is not bad but they coun the same. Tested on the giant crab next to cruxifixion wood bonfire.

            • Anonymous

              25 Aug 2018 17:19  

              You should also include that carthus beacon inherently boosts base damage without the need to consecutively attack. It's a small boost, but it's a boost nonetheless and it's a boost you get right out of the gate. As you consecutively attack, this boost increases. A single weapon art from a whip is enough to increase this boost as long as two of the three hits makes contact. A really fun combo is to cast carthus beacon, have both pontiff eyes equipped, use a golden pine bundle on the spotted whip, use the whip's weapon art, then swap to the old wolf curved sword to attack while the attack boosting buffs from the right eye and carthus beacon are still in effect.

              • Anonymous

                19 Aug 2018 18:29  

                it isnt entirely useless , if your usign a spell sword build and dont have very good armor . this can be quite usefull.

                • 16 Jul 2018 22:29  

                  It's.. Useless. Use Power Within. Summary: If it costed 1 slot this woud be okay. But due to how defense works, the attacks leading up to the full damage bonus take 2/3rds of the duration of the buff, and then you need to recover stamina. Only with a spinny weapon do you get the full bonus for ONE attack, the last one of your second combo. Power Within: Super high stamina regeneration, higher damage instantly that upgrades each one of your attacks, not limited to physical weapons. Even with split damage, you can spam R1, and use Pontiff Left Eye to recover the HP you lose. Voila, efficiency.

                  • 18 Jun 2018 06:16  

                    This isn't worth it. 6% is essentially a Throwing knife. If your builds allows it, go ahead. If you're considering investing for this, just run away.

                    • Anonymous

                      10 Jun 2018 20:29  

                      Terrible, just terrible, same effect as a ring, but requires 2 slots (8 levels in attunement, or a ring slot) int/fai investment (not a problem for SOME builds,) takes 35 fp plus time to cast, but the main problem is it lasts only 30 secs, so after you trigger the buff with attacks you'll have around 15 seconds of +15% ar and depleted stamina bar.

                      • Anonymous

                        19 Apr 2017 18:20  

                        Does this work with elemental damage on melee weapon? For example, if you buff your weapon with lightning blade, after 3 hits, the lightning damage is buffed too? And with elemental infusion? if i have a chaos broadsword, after 3 hit the fire damage is buffed?

                        • Anonymous

                          Needs Duration Buff07 Sep 2016 03:51  

                          It frustrates me that Sacred Oath is a full minute while this is 30 seconds. Either needs duration buff or reduce number of slots required.

                          • Anonymous

                            PW is better than this spell29 Aug 2016 10:27  

                            20 % bonus + drains your hp alot better than 15 % bonus if your enemy can't roll

                            • Anonymous

                              Length of spell24 Jul 2016 06:19  

                              I can confirm that a +0 Lingering dragoncrest ring adds about 10 seconds while a +1 adds about 15 seconds. I haven't tested +2 as I don't have it.

                            Load more
                            ⇈ ⇈