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

Fire Surge

Spell Type


Focus ConsumptionFocus Cost
Attunement SlotsSlots Used 1
Requirements 6 Intelligence/ 0 Faith
Type Ranged Attack



Pyromancy of Cornyx of the Great Swamp. Emits a constant stream of fire.

Cornyx is a venerable pyromancer of an older mold, said to have restored a number of spells lost to the past, amongst which this is the most well-known.


Acquired From




  • Does not stagger, so the opponent will still be able to attack just fine.
  • The damage is very lackluster. However, the cast time is very fast and the constant hitbox from the flames are great for panic rolling opponents. It is also very good for finishing off and pressuring foes will low health, since the flames will catch them.
  • The player can move will casting the pyromancy, but they will not be able to attack, run, or block.
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    • Anonymous

      06 May 2020 21:22  

      This Spell is one of the few spell from the start of the game that can still be used in higher level PVP. It uses only FP not stamina so if you have tons of FP you can apply pressure while still being able to dodge. The best part is when they get used to it then rush you and you whip out a stronger spell to utterly destroy them. 10/10 would surge again.

      • 03 Aug 2018 01:24  

        How to counter this cancer? Fought several people in duels who were only spamming this and i couldn't do anything even with LKA. Fire, roll away. It starts really quickly, does some chip damage and they can instantly roll

        • Anonymous

          04 Apr 2018 22:07  

          I Cheat Engine in a 1 million damage dagger just for the fucks who do nothing but roll and spam this spell. And then i crash their game, cause they deserve it for being such fucking cancer.

          • Anonymous

            01 Nov 2016 08:28  

            Thought I would give it a go, killed a red phantom with it. No one likes to be set on fire, and I could bait and control the match with this, leading them into heavier hits. Pretty good actually.

            • Anonymous

              Bug in ps4?25 Jul 2016 03:46  

              After i use this pyromancy, my character isn t able to parry after 2 seconds. I can only roll. Is this a bug or is working as intended?

              • Anonymous

                Something is off24 Jul 2016 10:22  

                It drains way more fp then the damage ticks.For example, fire orb dose 150 for me, this dose 33 a tick, this takes roughly 5 ticks to kill the target, which means it should take 10fp, instead it takes 30 fp...wth?

                • Best chip damage18 May 2016 10:05  

                  The best chipping type damage in the game, in my humble opinion. Spew one flame at a time, don't bother channeling.Fast to cast, fast to cancel, deceptive range, tracks a locked on target rather well, works better than thrown items because it's easier to land and pretty much impossible to punish.Even using it at the start of a fight is great, as it puts tremendous pressure on your opponent. You'll safely whittle away at their health while they have no response and they'll be more prone to mistakes and stupid risks as a result. Then you just punish those with your bigger hits.However, only works for no Estus 1v1 duelling. Not practical for invasions or defending yourself from an invader.

                  • Anonymous

                    Good vs dogs08 May 2016 13:06  

                    Dogs are kinda weak but jump around and move fast. This is a great spell against them because it's constant and instantly disables them.

                    • Anonymous

                      Uses?04 May 2016 12:35  

                      I'm a little into a pyromancy build now and cant figure out the point of this spell, it deals so little damage, hardly breaks poise and leaves you vulnerable while attacking not to mention the start-up time is atrocious, why would I ever use this instead of a normal fireball? is it the AOE?

                      • Anonymous

                        Fire Vuln01 May 2016 07:39  

                        There seems to be a number of enemies that respond to fire attacks by rolling on the floor or just freaking out, such as the dogs, farmers, or those annoying tree spear guys in the crucifixion woods. You can hit them with a quick burst from fire surge from range which incapacitates them, thus letting you easily close in and finish them off with multiple hits from your weapon or whatever else you want.I find this technique particularly useful when there's multiple enemies since it's sometimes annoying trying to deal with one while one or two more are still hitting your back (i.e. dog packs).

                        • Anonymous

                          Has it's uses26 Apr 2016 02:58  

                          While the dmg is lackluster and your not going to kill really anything with this. It's a useful tool to get afew hits on your opponent in pvp. If you do short bursts and keep a distance while rolling it is really hard to punish. Sure it will take awhile but if done right this can cause a lot of frustration with your opponent.

                          • low power high cost23 Apr 2016 14:20  

                            maybe if it had some more range to it and little more scaling. Consider using against fire weak enemies only to trigger their weakness burning animations easily. Otherwise waste of atunement slot.

                            • Anonymous

                              Fire Surge18 Apr 2016 04:58  

                              Very very awful. You are better off just swinging your weapon, as even at very high INT/FTH it'll likely do less damage than an Raw+0 weapon.

                              • Anonymous

                                It's back...15 Apr 2016 12:27  

                                ... and it's no good! There's a cooldown on how often it can deal damage, making any of the rapid FP consumption tics inbetween a total waste.The most effective way to use this spell is to fire it in single, 2 FP bursts, but it does paltry damage--especially per second due to all the start up / recovery associated with said bursts--and virtually no poise damage.Take this spell if you hate having FP, or hate doing good damage.

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