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

Chaos Storm

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost 3* 19
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 2
Requirements 0 Intelligence/ 0 Faith
Type AoE attack



Art of the Flame of Chaos, from Ancient Izalith. Erects multiple chaos fire pillars in vicinity.

Chaotic flame melts even great boulders, and creates a brief surge of molten lava on impact.

The all-engulfing Chaos Flame eventually formed a tumultuous seedbed, which birthed the twisted things known as Demons.


Acquired From




  • Uses 3 FP 19 times and ~120 stamina to cast
  • Can still be cast if you have less than 55 FP for fewer fire pillars, but still uses the full stamina cost
  • Deals (spell buff x 1.95) damage per pillar and (spell buff x 0.9) damage for the lava.




  • Tested with a +10 flame vs the Silver Knights on NG
  • Damage is per flame pillar, sometimes hit up to 3x on a single enemy
  • Chaos Storm's lava would sometimes hit up to 3x as well, for roughly 20-30% of the pillar damage each time (didn't seem consistent scaling compared to pillar damage)
  • With Great Swamp Ring + Witch's Ring + Fire Clutch Ring, Chaos Storm did ~65% more damage per pillar
Intelligence Faith Firestorm Chaos Storm
13 9 -- 124
18 9 115 133
18 16 125 144
23 21 147 166
40 40 216 248
45 45 221 254
60 60 235 270
65 65 236 271
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    • Anonymous

      17 May 2021 00:29  

      Suggested PvP strategy: get this and Seething Chaos, throw a Seething Chaos near your feet to ward of backstabbers then case firestorm.

      If you’re lucky they’ll either roll out of the SC into the Firestorm or out of the Firestorm and into the SC.

      And if you’re REALLY lucky, they’ll get hit by the Firestorm into the SC.

      • Anonymous

        15 Feb 2021 19:15  

        A far cry from the mighty Fire Storm spells of DS1 and DS2. Its casting time is too long, it receives no support from the poise system, its damage is lower, and it doesn't fill up narrow corridors or bridges like it used to. A hard pass, but a sad one.

        • Anonymous

          22 Jan 2021 15:46  

          Spells like this, soul stream... Everything slow but big go from meh to omfg lol in brawls... So many variables.. try to line up Los on multiple people and let the BS fly...

          • Anonymous

            07 Dec 2020 18:27  

            Like Gravelord Nito in the first game, only instead of having a sword destroy you balls it's a pillar of fire.

            • Anonymous

              31 Jul 2020 15:25  

              Stick to black flame and cbv if you can't time past a moment.. this and even sacred flame take true perception in PvP.. ever pancake someone then start casting this?? JS...

              • Anonymous

                25 Aug 2019 20:28  

                Amazing spell if used to hide behind something. For example, the pillars on kiln of first flame (pvp). Works quite well as the majority of players come for you. And as they do, they get a taste of fiery pillars up their ass.

                • Anonymous

                  20 Apr 2019 08:56  

                  NG+, level 105 pyromancer, 99% weight armor + iron flesh, using chaos storm on deacons - i run out of regular estus, cool from, ty Also several times explosions went everywhere except the red deacon while i was directly in front of him

                  • Anonymous

                    20 Sep 2018 19:31  

                    For those of you that have played Metal Gear Rising you'll know who Senator Armstrong is and I was thinking of making a build around him does anybody have any ideas on what stats I should have

                    • Anonymous

                      28 May 2018 19:14  

                      This can be somewhat decent when paired with Iron Flesh, but even then its uses are situational at best. I've only really used it on Deacons for shits and giggles.

                      • Anonymous

                        27 Jul 2017 15:11  

                        So i tried to use this pyromancy yesterday. I tried puting it into an attunement slot but it didn't let me. Are there any requirements for attuning this spell?

                        • Anonymous

                          Getting This Before Firestorm21 Sep 2016 18:10  

                          I find it a bit odd that the game naturally gives you access to this spell before the regular version. I mean, I guess it is in an optional area, but Karla is also an optional NPC. It also sells for less than the regular version.Usually it's the other way around... the more damaging, fancier, extra-effect creating, possibly less efficient spells typically come later and at greater cost, but the firestorm spells are the other way around. Not that they're really super useful to begin with or anything, but I don't think players would be all excited about getting the regular version of firestorm when they already had one that put a bunch of lava on the ground already.

                          • Anonymous

                            Deacons of the deep26 Aug 2016 11:32  

                            You owe it to yourself to go and test this in the deacons of the deep bossfight, launching 15 fat deacons in the air is just absolutely beautiful

                            • Anonymous

                              Great bait PVP and AoE PVE23 Apr 2016 14:02  

                              Run behind anyone, and pray that their reaction time + camaera rotation is slower than your cast time, and watch them launch up.

                              • Anonymous

                                trigger finger06 Apr 2016 22:57  

                                Can you hold the trigger down until you run out of fp or are there limitations? How does this spell work differently from the past?

                                • Love the new effect of this02 Apr 2016 02:09  

                                  And chaos fireball, it leaves lava on the ground even if it doesn't hit an enemy and with both pyro rings equipped it his for 200-400 than if they don't leave the lava spot they take another 70-300dmg

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